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Welcome to another edition of RV Travel’s Daily Tips newsletter. Here you’ll find helpful RV-related and living tips from the pros, travel advice, a handy website of the day, tips on our favorite RVing-related products and, of course, a good laugh. Thanks for joining us. We appreciate you. Please tell your friends about us.
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“The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it.” — Eckhart Tolle
Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is National TV Dinner Day!
On this day in history: 1846 – Elias Howe is granted a patent for the sewing machine.
Tip of the Day
Be kind to your transmission for its long and happy life
By Greg Illes
Most of us check our transmission fluid now and then (don’t we?). Some of us even have it changed every once in awhile. But aside from that, what else is there to do with a typical automatic transmission other than drive it – and hope it keeps on working?
There are actually some very proactive things that can be done to give your transmission the best possible chance for a long and happy life. Find out what you can do here.
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Make sure your hike is a safe one
Some time back a 59-year-old woman went missing in a Northern California state park before she was found six days later. She had fallen from an unmarked trail into a ravine. She was uninjured but could not climb out of the ravine – she could only wait, hoping to be rescued. If you like to go out wandering where there is no one else, what can you do to protect yourself from becoming lost or injured and maybe never making it back to civilization? Here are important safety tips from Boondock Bob Difley (who admits he has been lost in the desert but eventually found his way out).
Yesterday’s featured article: Manufacturers can make getting RV parts difficult
How often do you spend the night in a casino parking lot or RV park?
Take a gamble and respond here.
Transport full LP tanks properly
Long-time RVtravel.com reader and frequent tip and/or joke contributor George Bliss passes along this LP cylinder safety reminder: Portable propane cylinders are equipped with a safety valve that allows excess pressure to be “blown off” relatively harmlessly. Trouble is, some RVers want to transport full cylinders lying down – not upright. The safety valve is designed to vent gaseous LP — not liquid. If the tank should develop excess pressure while on its side, the safety valve may be blocked by the liquid LP and, instead of venting, the pressure may continue to build to the point of a potential explosion. ALWAYS transport LP cylinders in the same orientation as they were designed to be used — vertical tanks upright and those rare horizontal tanks lying down. Thanks, George, for the refresher.
Website of the day
Love Your RV
Full-timer Ray takes you along on his RVing journey. You’ll find great tips about the lifestyle on this website, as well as his favorite RVing products, DIY projects and more.
And the Survey Says…
We’ve polled RVtravel.com readers more than 1,500 times in recent years. Here are a few things we’ve learned about them:
• If they won a million-dollar lotto, 16 percent of people would use the money to travel
• 48 percent would rather shower in the morning than at night
• 25 percent have a birthday in the fall, sometime between September and November (Happy Birthday!)
Recent poll: Is the ongoing pandemic weighing on you emotionally?
Meet someone who seems like an “Average Joe” in Germany? Folks there call “Average Joes” “Otto Normalverbraucher,” which translates to “Otto normal consumer.” Now that’s a fun one to say!
*Yesterday we told you what the very first flavor of potato chip was. Can you guess? Find out here in the trivia section.
Readers’ Pet of the Day
“Willow on her way to meet Mik (a horse).” —Ken Jensen
Send us a photo of your pet with a short description. We publish one each weekday in RV Daily Tips and in our Saturday RV Travel newsletter.
Strengthen your hands, fingers and forearms
Here’s a great, easy way to build up the strength in your hands, fingers or forearms. Perfect for RVers. If you suffer from arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis or tennis elbow this is for you. It’s also great for simply building up the strength of your grip. This is a best seller and costs about $9. Learn more or order.
Leave here with a laugh
Q: Why couldn’t the green pepper practice archery?
A: Because it didn’t habanero.
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