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RV Daily Tips. Tuesday, October 20, 2020

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Issue 1453
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

“Everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves turn.” —Elizabeth Lawrence

Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is National Pharmacy Technician Day!

On this day in history: 1973 – The Sydney Opera House is opened by Queen Elizabeth II after 14 years of construction.

Tip of the Day

A quick guide to troubleshooting RV furnace problems

Steve Savage submitted this article to when he was a Master Certified RV Technician with Mobility RV Service.

When winter arrives, most service calls I get are for RV furnace problems. So let’s review the do’s and don’ts.

First of all, not knowing what you are doing with a gas-fired appliance can be dangerous, no matter how easy it looks on YouTube. Knowledge of multi-meter use is essential. So is understanding how the furnace sequence of operation goes. Continue reading.

Do you have a tip? Submit it here.

Palomino River Ranch 390RL fifth wheel

Today’s RV review…

In today’s column, industry insider Tony Barthel reviews the new Palomino River Ranch fifth wheel. As he reports, this new fifth wheel features under-floor storage almost the entire length of the body of the coach. Learn more.

Tour Will Smith’s $2.5 million RV

This is definitely not your average RV. It’s actor Will Smith’s $2.5 million two-story home on wheels. Quad slides and a roof that rises 3 1/2 feet afford the actor and his friends 1,200 square feet of pure luxury. Fourteen TVs and state-of-the art electronics are just a few of the many amenities that add up to a living space as comfortable as those in any mansion. Watch the video.

Yesterday’s featured article: Spending time with Mother Nature is good for your brain

Reader poll

Have you ever spent the night in your RV in a Cracker Barrel parking lot?

Think about it for a moment (and remember those cheesy hashbrowns fondly…) then tell us here.

Quick Tip

A good friend: Google Maps

When looking for a parking lot to pull into, open Google Maps. Although it is not a current view, you will be able to see if the area behind the building is a full pull-through or is a dead end. Thanks for the tip, Christine DeAbi!

SECRET PHRASE for Saturday (10/24/20): The Gateway Arch Is The Tallest Monument In The US

Website of the day

Best diner in every state
Everyone loves a good diner, right? You can get breakfast, lunch or dinner at any time of day and you always pretty much know what to expect. Taste of Home has put together this list of the best diner in every state. Bon appetit!

Having this might save your life!
Reader Bill Jeffrey writes: “Add a marine air horn to your emergency pack. Small, light, cheap, easy to use, and can be heard for miles. They are way louder than you can yell. They double as a deterrent to scare away coyotes, bears, and so forth, and can also be used to re-unite parties that have gotten separated. You can get them on Amazon for a good price. They weigh only a few ounces and easily drop into your day bag.”

And the Survey Says…

We’ve polled readers more than 1,500 times in recent years. Here are a few things we’ve learned about them:

• 51 percent always run their RV refrigerator on electricity, not propane
• 3 percent are so afraid of flying on an airplane that they won’t fly
• 7 percent have four TVs in their RV

Recent poll: Have you already decided who will get your vote for President?


Like to jog? Like to run? According to conditioning coach Mike Antoniades, you’re only jogging if you’re moving at speeds less than 6 mph. If you’re going faster than that, you’re technically running.

*Is there an age where humans think dogs are the cutest? Yup. National Geographic told you what age that is yesterday

Need a step up?
Car or truck roof too hard to reach? Designed to fit over almost any tire, the TireStep allows you to reach three important areas of your truck or SUV: the engine compartment, the roof, and the bed. For fifth wheel owners, the TireStep may be the helper you’ve been wanting for a long time and just didn’t know it. Reaching over the truck bed using the TireStep is not a problem while hitching or unhitching your rig. Learn more here.

Readers’ Pet(s) of the Day

“Here are Annie and Holly jeeping.” —Tom Fitch, Fort Collins, CO

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

Do you know why gourds gossip so much? To give ’em pumpkin to talk about!

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RV Daily Tips Staff

Publisher: Chuck Woodbury. Editor: Emily Woodbury. Senior editor: Diane McGovern. Social media and special projects director: Jessica Sarvis. Financial affairs director: Gail Meyring. IT wrangler: Kim Christiansen.

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Old groaner (@guest_100253)
3 years ago

The joke of the day is the joke of the day, an awful bad joke at that! I guess it’s true that as you age you loose your since of smell. That joke smelled so bad most young folks will be puking from the stench! I just wish they’d find another joke source.

Edward Wullschleger (@guest_99494)
3 years ago

The pets picture didn’t load for me yesterday, but it was fine today. Nice dogs!

Bob P (@guest_99398)
3 years ago

I had a dr.tell me that jogging is the worst exercise because it jars your insides loose, my best friends wife spent a week in the hospital while they put her insides back in place after she took up jogging. She almost turned inside out from jogging.

Mike Albert (@guest_99393)
3 years ago

Just tried again. Dogs and Jeep loaded was n my IPhone.

KellyR (@guest_99392)
3 years ago

my hundred year old desk top loaded everything just fine I just had to crank a little harder today

WEB (@guest_99427)
3 years ago
Reply to  KellyR

Ahhh! You have the fancy crank…. I still have to treadle mine a little faster each day. :-/

Bob (@guest_99384)
3 years ago

Strange, I just opened the newsletter again and the picture loaded.
Not using a phone to access. Home computer with Firefox browser.

DW/ND (@guest_99378)
3 years ago

I tried clicking the blank pic space with right mouse button – clicked on “view pic” and went to an error message – clicked back button and WALLA – a picture of two dogs in red jeep. (Hp PC with Firefox 8.)

Ron H. (@guest_99367)
3 years ago

Will Smith’s enormous RV is way over the top. I don’t expect to see that one in any of the parks that we stay in.

Moresch (@guest_99365)
3 years ago

The pets picture did not load for me either! And this is my favorite part! I’m bummed out!

Joseph (@guest_99342)
3 years ago

The Pet(s) of the Day reminded me of yesterday’s “Leave here with a laugh”
Stay safe, Joe

Last edited 3 years ago by Joseph
Tom (@guest_99339)
3 years ago

Never. And, I don’t intend to.

Jeb (@guest_99351)
3 years ago
Reply to  Tom


Bill (@guest_99373)
3 years ago
Reply to  Jeb

cracker barrel??

WEB (@guest_99426)
3 years ago
Reply to  Tom

Tour Will Smith’s RV?

Bob (@guest_99338)
3 years ago

The pets of the day did not load. Only a blank sqaure. Frist time this has ever happened.

Linda (@guest_99346)
3 years ago
Reply to  Bob

Same here. Tried refreshing too.

Richard (@guest_99349)
3 years ago
Reply to  Linda

Pet did not load for me also.

Retired Firefighter Tom (@guest_99355)
3 years ago
Reply to  Bob


Corkey (@guest_99362)
3 years ago
Reply to  Bob

When using my phone to read the newsletters I have found that some photos and virtually all polls will not load using my data plan. They do load every time when I am using wifi.

Tom Fitch (@guest_99364)
3 years ago
Reply to  Bob

It didn’t load for me either and they are my dogs! Bummer, I waited months to see them hit the Big Time!

97TJ (@guest_99366)
3 years ago
Reply to  Bob

No problem with the poll or photo on my old iPhone using data. Check your phone settings for restrictions, most are set to block as default.

John (@guest_99377)
3 years ago
Reply to  Bob

I had to open the link with Firefox, Chrome doesn’t always work with this site. Of course, your mileage may vary.

Mike Albert (@guest_99390)
3 years ago
Reply to  Bob

Mine did not load either. I also turned off phone and reset. Went to the lap top too and it didn’t load.

Mike Albert (@guest_99391)
3 years ago
Reply to  Mike Albert

But on the bright side, you don’t need to feed or walk them and you can leave them alone for days and months at a time!

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