RV Daily Tips. Thursday, October 1, 2020

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Issue 1440
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

“There’s a sunrise and a sunset every single day, and they’re absolutely free. Don’t miss so many of them.”  —Jo Walton


Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is National Homemade Cookies Day!

On this day in history: 1908 – Ford Model T automobiles are offered for sale at a price of $825.



Tip of the Day

Leaving home – A checklist for successful domicile abandonment

By Greg Illes
Every RVer’s dream is to wander off, leaving home and hearth behind, on a weeks- or months-long meander through far unknown lands. Usually, a lot more attention is paid to RV preparation and where the trip will lead than to how well the old homestead might fare without daily supervision.

After years of business and personal travel, including unpleasant surprises upon arriving back home, we have a departure checklist to help avoid the avoidable. Continue reading.

Do you have a tip? Submit it here.


Free public lands resources, great for planning

You’ve probably read about camping and boondocking on public lands. Bob Difley has long been an advocate of using the millions of acres of public lands that are available to everybody for many forms of outdoor recreation, including camping and boondocking, most of it free or inexpensive. Learn about some great resources here.

Yesterday’s featured article: Need a step up when hitching up your fifth wheel?



Reader poll

When in your RV, how often do you buy groceries at Walmart?
Give it a thought, then tell us here.


Quick Tip

Tilt electric mirrors for better parking visibility

When preparing to back up your RV, tilt the electric mirrors down to see the lower rear corner of your coach. To practice, use rubber cones in an empty parking lot. Try to align the rear of the rig with the cone, using only your mirrors. When backing up, your concern is no longer with traffic approaching from the rear but with carefully guiding the rear of your coach into a site and avoiding any obstacles. Thanks to Ron Jones at AboutRVing.com.


Website of the day

Fifteen best photo-editing apps
These 15 apps are for both iPhone and Android, so they’ve got you covered. With these apps, you can edit your phone photos as you could with any professional photo software on your computer. Enjoy, photographers!


Affordable tire tool will save you tons of troubleRV Travel Newsletter Issue 912
What gives when you think your tires are “good to go” but down on air again the next day? Your valve stem valve probably isn’t tight enough. A loose, leaking valve stem can cause a tire failure due to low pressure under load at highway speeds. So do yourself and your vehicles a favor – pick up one of these very inexpensive tools and make sure your valve cores are snugly seated in the valve stem. Click here to order.


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:

• 15 percent say changing the bedding in their RV is very difficult and not a fun task
• 60 percent say it is okay for an RV park resident to play taps in the evening
• 10 percent do not think that finding a spot in a campground today is any harder than it was five years ago

Recent poll: If you became suddenly filthy rich, would you buy a new high-end RV?


Trivia

Ever wonder why kids learn so much in a day, and why us adults don’t? According to a U.K. study, children ask nearly 300 questions per day. That equals about one question every two-and-a-half minutes. How many questions per day do you think adults ask?

*Having trouble concentrating? What’s one thing that you could do to help? We told you yesterday (and it’s a tasty answer).


Readers’ Pet of the Day

“Léna is our 4 yrs. old King Charles Spaniel. She is very sociable and will always stop to say hello to everyone we meet. Actually, she likes the 2 legged much more than the 4 legged. Sometimes we think she doesn’t know that she is a dog.” —Limac Gig

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.


Best-selling small-space organizers
It can be hard keeping everything organized in a small space like an RV, right? Here’s Amazon’s list of best small-space organizers so you can keep everything in check. You’ll find everything from under-the-sink kitchen organizers, to clothing and closet organizers, to tiny little bookcases. Explore these helpful items here.


Leave here with a laugh

My email password has been hacked. That’s the third time I’ve had to rename the cat.


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Bob P
27 days ago

About RVing, don’t forget to look up every so often to keep from backing into an obstacle above. Don’t ask how I know

Connie VH
27 days ago
Reply to  Bob P

“Asking for a friend”……….??

Joseph Kleinsmith
27 days ago

All Depends on how many miles away it is from camp site and if I am or will be traveling in the area for other reasons.

SAMUEL W ARNOLD
27 days ago

Concerning your Trivia comment: “TriviaEver wonder why kids learn so much in a day, and why us adults don’t? According to a U.K. study, children ask nearly 300 questions per day. That equals about one question every two-and-a-half minutes. How many questions per day do you think adults ask?”

I hear my wife asking hundreds of questions a day………………under her breath…………..while walking away…………”Why did I marry you?”……………….’Why didn’t I listen to my mother’……………’Why would anyone turn here?’……………………’Why didn’t you tell me that?’…………………etc.

DAVE TELENKO
27 days ago

Hmmm, thats works both ways!
Snoopy

Connie VH
27 days ago

AS a wife, I had to chuckle. I recognize much of that, but also … ever wonder what she’s NOT saying….?

Some things better left INSIDE the head.

S Davis
28 days ago

Ha! Relative to your Survey Says summary today: Isn’t bullet point number 3 “10 percent do not think that finding a spot in a campground today is any harder than it was five years ago, the definition of “burying the lead”?
Seems a better summary would have been “90% think that finding a spot in a campground today is harder than it was 5 years ago. Certainly our experience.

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:
• 15 percent say changing the bedding in their RV is very difficult and not a fun task
• 60 percent say it is okay for an RV park resident to play taps in the evening
• 10 percent do not think that finding a spot in a campground today is any harder than it was five years ago

Jeb
27 days ago
Reply to  S Davis

The editors are glass full types.