RV Daily Tips. Thursday, September 24, 2020

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Issue 1435
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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Today’s thought

“Everything I was I carry with me, everything I will be lies waiting on the road ahead.”―Ma Jian


Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is National Cherries Jubilee Day!

On this day in history: 1906 – U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt proclaims Devils Tower in Wyoming as the nation’s first National Monument.



Tip of the Day

How do you clean your RV’s roof?

By Dicor Products
RV owners should get their roofs cleaned at least twice a year to prevent damaging substances from getting too embedded and creating permanent stains. This also will help avoid mold and mildew that grow on organic matter attached to your roof. Especially if your RV is parked under trees for extended periods of time, your roof can be a ripe target for bird droppings, mulberry stains, tree sap, mold, mildew, fungus and the like. Is there a preferred cleaning technique? Find out here.

Do you have a tip? Submit it here.


Heading “Out West”? Don’t miss these BLM gems!

The Weather Channel once published a photo-heavy feature called “Most Amazing Hidden Gems in Every State.” Included in the lot were four “gems” under the watch-care of the Bureau of Land Management, all of them Out West – in California, Colorado and New Mexico. You don’t want to miss these!

Yesterday’s featured article: Avoid black tank “pyramid” problems.



Reader poll

Do you have a current passport? 
Fly on over here and tell us.


Quick Tip

Use window foil for heat/cold and light/dark control

Use bubble foil, like in the car front windows, in your rig windows to reduce heat in summer and keep heat inside in the cold. You can buy it by the roll and cut to fit each window. Also works well in the bedroom to block out early daylight, or for nice darkness during afternoon naps. (Editor’s note: This would also block out late-night car lights through the bedroom window in a campground.) Thanks to Ray Burr at Love Your RV!


Website of the day

Best smartphone apps for RV living
Before clicking this link, make sure you have some free time because you’re going to want to download all these to your phone right away. They’ll make your life a lot easier.



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:

• 20 percent travel with their roof vents open
• 67 percent have never boondocked for more than a week at a time
• 47 percent would not remove someone else’s laundry from the machine, even if the cycle was done

Recent poll: For snowbirds: Will you head south this winter as usual? 


Trivia

The human nose can detect more than 1 trillion scents. Wow!

How much does the average cloud weigh?
A.) 48 pounds
B.) 2,200 pounds
C.) 1.1 million pounds
We told you yesterday.


Readers’ Pet of the Day

“The most lovable weirdo we know. Our Stella (Vizsla) loves to comfort herself to sleep with her paw.” —Tony Gotelli

Yup, her foot is in her mouth.

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.


This lint-roller works like a vacuum
Used by the RVtravel.com staff!
We can’t recommend this lint-roller enough. This eco-friendly, reusable (no wasteful sticky tape!) lint-roller sucks up lint and pet hair like a vacuum. Simply roll back and forth over your clothing, on your furniture, or even on carpets or rugs. The lint and pet hair collects inside a small compartment that you empty once full. It works like a charm and it will save you money in the long run! Learn more or order here.


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Tony Rodriguez
1 month ago

Slowest as posible..that is rving mike B..I had a close call driving down I 10 coming down from pensacola fl,an 18 wheeler just cut in front of me without looking, I was able to slow down and prevent the hit ,it was (SCARY) ,and I was just doing 55 mph..

Mike B.
1 month ago

We love exploring the U.S. by RV, and we try to do it as slowly as possible, which is why we avoid interstates as much as we can. Yesterday reminded us of the dangers of speeding when we were backed up for over an hour waiting to pass the site of an overturned motorhome with tow vehicle on I80 in Nevada. The speed limit may be 80, but it’s more enjoyable to let the hurryups blow by and keep the rig chugging down the road.

We love International travel too and hope to be back in Europe this time next year.

Dale
1 month ago

Just a thought on insulation in your windows. If your windows are single pane glass use it. However if your windows are double pane insulated glass the added insulation could cause your double pane to crack

DPHooper
1 month ago

Stella the pet of the day is absolutely adorable.
Great write up on apps. We use most mentioned already but I did add a couple we didn’t have, lol.

Neal Davis
1 month ago

A few of the apps listed in that 2015 article are no more (e.g., hey ranger and the Walmart app), or no longer available for all phones (e.g., allstays no longer an android app). Others still alive and well (e.g., gas buddy and the dump location one).

Andrea
1 month ago
Reply to  Neal Davis

sanidumps has not been available for months on itunes,I had it on my previous phone but it has stopped being supported quite a while before I got my new phone in Jan. 2020

SANDIE BOCK
1 month ago
Reply to  Andrea

Sanidumps is still available on Apple store but it now costs 0.99 Locates RV dumpstations

Connie VH
1 month ago
Reply to  Neal Davis

Any idea why they discontinued the Allstays Android app?

Last edited 1 month ago by Connie VH
Robert Jobson
1 month ago
Reply to  Connie VH

android wanted too many changes the developer didn’t want to do

Scott R. Ellis
1 month ago

Bubble foil (common trademark Reflectix) is great for, uh, *reflecting* sunlight. However, it is actually really rotten insulation (R-factor less than one). If you’re trying to keep warm in the winter, some kind of rigid foam insulation (R-factor approximately 7 per inch of thickness) is a vastly better choice.

Leon
1 month ago
Reply to  Scott R. Ellis

But it’s very difficult to roll up and store.