RV Daily Tips. Friday, October 9, 2020

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Issue 1446
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

“You see things; you say, ‘Why?’ But I dream things that never were; and I say ‘Why not?” ―George Bernard Shaw


Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is National Moldy Cheese Day!

On this day in history: 1936 – Boulder Dam (later Hoover Dam) begins to generate electricity and transmit it to Los Angeles.



Tip of the Day

Keep this bug out of your RV to help prevent food poisoning

By Russ and Tiña De Maris
Few things will ruin an RV trip faster than a case of food poisoning. Grandma’s dire warnings about keeping the potato salad cold notwithstanding, getting sick with a bug called Listeria could not only make you sick, it could put you in the hospital – and if you’re vulnerable, maybe into the morgue. Happily, there are things you can do to keep your risks down. Learn about them here.

Do you have a tip? Submit it here.


If you live in an RV, can you still be “homeless”?

What makes an “RV community”? Ten years ago, you might have said meeting fellow RVers, impromptu happy hour get-togethers with the new neighbors, maybe potlucks and outside games. Really, it seems like an RV community evolves anywhere a group of RVers share the same general space and common interests. These days, an “RV community” is no longer comprised of just one group of people; but the group getting the most media coverage is the homeless, which begs the question: If you live in an RV, are you really homeless? Learn more.

Yesterday’s featured article: Is your RV overweight? Weigh it and be safe



You may have missed these recent popular stories…


Reader poll

What model year is your RV?
Please tell us here.


Quick Tip

Boondock part-time for quick savings

Many RVers on the road driving a few days to get to a destination will often use a campground for one night and boondock – park overnight without any utility hookups – for two nights. You can maintain this schedule with virtually no water conservation. This will, however, reduce your camping costs by approximately two-thirds, or 66% – a significant savings. Thanks to Ron Jones, AboutRVing.com


Don’t let winter keep you in the dark!RV Travel Newsletter Issue 913
This 6-pack of tiny, battery-powered LED “Button Lamps” is just what you need for your RV’s closets and storage spaces. The tiny lamp is ultra-bright and has all the power of a normal-sized lamp. Backed with a strong adhesive, these little lamps will stick to any surface. They’re waterproof and good to have in case of an emergency. Learn more or order.


Website of the day

Scribble Maps
On the same note as Drive the Nation, Scribble Maps allows you to draw or write on maps, then save and share them! Very handy when planning a road trip, or trying to give directions to someone who isn’t, well, so good at directions. You could also use it to remind yourself of your favorite restaurants, hiking trails, campgrounds or stops you made on your trip.


SECRET PHRASE: Harvard was the first university in the United States


Clubs and useful organizations
PLEASE NOTE: We may receive an affiliate commission if you join any of these.

• Harvest Hosts: Stay free at farms, wineries and other scenic and peaceful locations for free. Save 15% on membership.
AllStays: The best website for RVers! Your membership will become your RV-bible.
Overnight RV parking. Directory of more than 14,000 locations where you can stay for free or nearly free with your RV. Modest membership fee.
Boondockers Welcome. Stay at homes of RVers who welcome you in their driveways, yards, farmland or other space on their private property. Modest membership fee.
Escapees. Best Club for RVers: All RVers welcome, no matter what type of RV, make or model.


Trivia

Every time you shuffle a deck of cards, you get a combination that has never existed. The probability of getting the exact same order as anyone else has a probability of 52 factorial or 52! (52 x 51 x 50 … x 2 x 1). If you ever want to feel unique, just go shuffle a deck of cards!

*What would American’s choose dogs over? We told you this funny fact yesterday.


Soap and water won’t work!
RV Travel Newsletter Issue 812Easily remove bugs, tar, sap and grease
Tarminator Tar & Sap Remover breaks down the complex molecules found in tar and other sticky materials. The unique MicroActive cleaning technology gives Tarminator unequaled ability to remove even baked-on tar, grease, sap and asphalt. Soap and water just won’t do it! Learn more or order.


Readers’ Pets of the Day

“Mother and daughter rescues, Sissy and Bailey. They are bonded like no other dogs we’ve ever had.” —Jeff Jarrett

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.


Leave here with a laugh

What’s the difference between a cat and a complex sentence?
A cat has claws at the end of its paws and a complex sentence has a pause at the end of its clause.


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Chuck
12 days ago

1994 Avion 36 ft. 5th wheel with two slides, 1999 National RV Dolphin 35 ft. one slide.

Gene Bjerke
12 days ago

About the secret phrase: it depends on how you define “first.” William and Mary received its charter first, but Harvard held classes first. Believe me, you can get into arguments about this.

Chuck
12 days ago

I miss the article about the results of the reader poll each week.

Michael DuFrene
12 days ago

1984 coachmen senator.

Irv
13 days ago

The answer to the Trivial question:

52 factorial is roughly 8 followed by 67 zeros. (8.0658175e+67)

Firefly
13 days ago
Reply to  Irv

Yep, you are right on that calculation. That is the number of unique orderings of a deck of 52 cards. The probability of getting one particular ordering is one divided by that number.

The trivia setup though wasn’t sufficiently complete to say much else. Any other probabilities require statements about the number of attempts and the probability of two shuffles being the same. But anyway you slice it, awfully close to zero is a good approximation.

Deborah
13 days ago

A 2007 Rexhall Aerbus 31′ with 2 full wall slides. The perfect apartment size RV around. Tons of storage in and below. Easy for both of us to drive.

Jeff
13 days ago

This weekend I am in Missouri visiting my daughter. Went past a campground in the open field in Sullivan missouri. Saw about 5 campers in there. Then it dawned on me that you guys did an article on this overnight campground in Sullivan missouri.
Went past 3 camper dealerships and there lots were full of campers. I’m assuming these campers are for sale. The camping world that is located east of Springfield missouri had a lot of campers in there lot.

Fred
13 days ago

A 2008 New Horizons 34 ft fifth wheel that still gets regular comments about it’s beautiful condition, despite 200,000 miles & 11 years of full time travel to every state, & Alaska twice.

Bob P
13 days ago
Reply to  Fred

How many gas stations along the bridge to the 50th state Hawaii?

Chuck
12 days ago
Reply to  Bob P

When they finish that bridge is when I will go to Hawaii..

Matt
12 days ago
Reply to  Bob P

AOC is working on it for when she gets rid of jets.

Victor Short
12 days ago
Reply to  Matt

You will need a trailer load of batteries for the distance. After she gets rid of gas engines

James R Teal
13 days ago

1997 Holiday Rambler Aluma Lite 32 Foot. It show’s it’s age, but it is all mine.