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“It is important from time to time to slow down, to go away by yourself, and simply be.” —Eileen Caddy
Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is National Chewing Gum Day! Scroll down to today’s trivia section to read an interesting fact about gum.
On this day in history: 1939 – NBC broadcasts the first televised American football game.
Tip of the Day
Stay warm when camping in cold weather
By Mark Polk
RV EDUCATION 101®
To help supplement heat from the RV furnace, we take a couple small thermostatically controlled electric heaters with us. Make sure you purchase heaters that pose no threat of a fire, and that will turn off automatically if they accidentally tip over. These small heaters work great and help save on LP gas when you are plugged into a 120-volt electrical source, or using a generator.
Caution: Never use the range top burners, the oven, or a portable fuel fired heater (propane, kerosene) inside the RV for heat. Carbon monoxide gas is colorless, tasteless, invisible and deadly. Any source of heat not vented outside is extremely dangerous and should never be used in an RV.
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Need a step up when hitching up your fifth wheel?
Full-time RVer Deanna Tolliver writes: “As a vertically challenged person (i.e., short), and the owner of a fifth wheel, it’s difficult for me to reach over the bed of the truck to either hitch up or unhitch. I’ve carried a step stool and I’ve also had small side steps attached to the side of the truck. But I’ve found another, better option: the HitchMate TireStep, by Heininger.” Learn more.
Yesterday’s featured article: Where do old RVs go when they die?
Do you put additives in your black water holding tank?
Tell us here, please.
Did you buy a lemon RV? Here’s more about RV lemons and lawyers who will represent you if you need help.
Towing a trailer on icy roads
If you are towing a trailer on icy roads, go slowly, especially downhill. Use the lower gears. You may be able to gain additional traction for the tow vehicle by moderately releasing the tension of the load equalizing hitch. Always readjust the hitch after the icy road condition has passed because vehicle stability may be affected during normal driving conditions. From California DMV
Website of the day
The most beautiful golf courses in the U.S.
This one is for the golfers out there. If you’re not already a golfer, you may become one after you see this list of beautiful courses. Wow!
SWELL CONTEST OF THE DAY
How would you like to win this Happy Camper Coffee Mug? Well, this might be your lucky day! In one of this past week’s Beginner’s Guide to RVing Newsletters, we published a secret phrase. Simply email the phrase to us at RVcontests@gmail.com . We’ll select a winner at random out of all entries we receive today (September 30, 2020) by 11 a.m. Pacific time. Remember, you can only enter once and after we notify you by email that you won, you have 24 hours to respond or we’ll give the prize to someone else.
LAST WEEK’S WINNER of the No∼Shock∼Zone RV Electrical Safety book by Mike Sokol was Joseph Yergin of Toccoa, Georgia. The week before, the winner of the Coleman Portable Butane Stove with Carrying Case was John Mifsud of Massapequa Park, New York.
Popular articles you may have missed at RVtravel.com
Having trouble concentrating? Try chewing gum. A study in the British Journal of Psychology found that the subjects who chewed gum while taking part in a memory challenge were able to stay more focused for longer periods of time than those who did not chew gum.
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Readers’ Pet of the Day
“Sadie, our adventure pup! She loves looking out the window at other RVs and watching people set up. Because you never know, they might have a friend to play with…” —Debbie Jantz
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.
3-in-1 NOAA radio, flashlight and charger must-have for RVers
This emergency hand-crank radio is a necessity for RVers. Keep it somewhere safe, you never know when it will come in handy. The 3-in-1 radio is also a bright LED flashlight and a smartphone charger. The radio can be charged via solar charging, hand cranking or a USB plug. You’ll want to buy one here.
Leave here with a laugh
Over the last few years, people have been posting videos of their pets’ reactions when their owners disappear behind a blanket. Here’s a hilarious compilation of the best animal reactions. Click to play.
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