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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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Happy Veterans Day! Make sure you read last Saturday’s newsletter for a special note to all those who served and who are serving. And read an essay about the day and a personal tribute from Mike Sokol too.
“Courage isn’t having the strength to go on – it is going on when you don’t have strength.” ―
Need an excuse to celebrate? It’s Veterans Day! It’s also National Sundae Day!
On this day in history: 1926 – The United States Numbered Highway System is established.
Tip of the Day
Adjusting your RV mirrors for maximum viewing
By Mark Polk
RV EDUCATION 101®
Most RV mirrors I see are not adjusted properly for maximum viewing alongside the RV. The best way to check your mirrors is to stand in front of your coach (or tow vehicle) and sight down the side. The inside edge of the mirror head should look like it is just touching the side of the coach or trailer you are towing. On the passenger side of the coach, you should set the mirror flush with the outside edge of the awning arms. If the mirror is too far in or out, you are losing valuable viewing area.
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Today’s RV review…
In today’s column, industry insider Tony Barthel reviews the Homegrown Trailers Timberline Travel Trailer. As he reports, this is a unique, beautifully made travel trailer perfect for weekend getaways. Learn more.
Did you read Tony’s review yesterday of the 2021 Grand Design Imagine 17MKE Travel Trailer? If you missed it, you can read it here.
For previous RV reviews, click here.
Is this your RV?
If it’s yours and you can prove it to us (send a couple of photos for comparison), tell us here by 9 p.m. Pacific Standard time today, Nov. 11, 2020. If it’s yours you’ll win a $25 Amazon gift certificate.
If this isn’t your RV, send us a photo of your RV here (if you haven’t already) for a chance to win in future issues.
We’ll have another photo in tomorrow’s RV Daily Tips Newsletter (sign up to receive an email alert so you don’t miss the issue or those that follow). Some of these photos are submitted by readers while others were taken by our editors and writers on their travels around the USA.
National Parks contain volcanoes with highest threats
According to the latest U.S. Geological Survey National Volcanic Threat Assessment, 34 of the volcanic systems (about 21 percent overall) mentioned are either entirely or partially within areas managed as national parks or national monuments. Learn how volcanoes are categorized according to their threat level, and which ones made this list.
Yesterday’s featured article: Zap that filthy RV awning – With Mr. Clean’s help
Secrets of RVing on Social Security
Author Jerry Minchey takes you on a journey that lets you discover how you can travel around the country and live the fascinating RV lifestyle for far less than it costs to live in your sticks-and-bricks home. Among other things, he shows you step-by-step how to enjoy the RVing lifestyle while traveling and living on just your Social Security income. Learn more or order.
Is your RV packing on the pounds? Try these 10 steps to shed some weight.
Do you bring an electric toaster with you when RVing?
Make some toast, then tell us here.
• NATIONAL TRAFFIC AND ROAD CLOSURE INFORMATION.
• ROAD AND TRAFFIC CONDITIONS ACROSS THE NATION.
• WEATHER ALERTS FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE.
• CURRENT WILDFIRE REPORT.
• LATEST RV RECALLS.
• DIRECTORY OF RV PARKS WITH STORM SHELTERS.
Did you buy a lemon RV? Here’s more about RV lemons and lawyers who will represent you if you need help.
Carpet those cupboards…
“Reference to RV storage in cupboards. I went to Lowe’s and bought carpeting for all of my outdoor and indoor storage and cabinets. It creates a noise buffer and keeps everything in place. Haven’t had any issues with sliding or travel movement.” Thanks for the tip, Chuck Webb!
Thinking about joining AllStays?
Your membership includes a massive online directory of campgrounds (including free ones) with rankings. It also includes interactive maps where you can pinpoint public lands, state and federal parks. Find RV-friendly truck stops, RV-friendly Walmarts, rest areas, dump stations, fraternal lodge parking, propane sellers, weigh stations, road hazards, motels with RV parking, RV washes and much more! Click here.
Website of the day
10 Best National Parks in the U.S. For Stargazing
This article from Travel + Leisure will make you want to camp out under the stars! Check out these amazing places to stargaze across National Parks in the U.S. Wow!
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The invention of the teabag was an accident. New York tea merchant Thomas Sullivan sent out samples of new tea leaves to some of his customers in small silken bags in 1908. The recipients assumed the bags were supposed to be used the same way their metal infusers were, so they placed them right in the hot water. He got such praise for his brilliant invention that he began designing teabags for commercial production.
*If you were to drive into outer space, how long would it take you to get there? We told you yesterday.
Easily clean those stubborn bugs off your RV
The Microfiber Mesh Bug and Tar Sponge has millions of tiny fibers embedded in the microfiber cloth that grabs and holds the dust and dirt. It is so effective it even cleans without chemicals, saving both time and money. The secret of this sponge lies in its unique, double-layer microfiber mesh. Older nylon bug sponges can harm your clear coat, but this one is completely paint safe. Learn more or order.
Readers’ Pet of the Day
“Our Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen (PBGV), Phoebe, goes everywhere with us, whether it is RVing or sailing!” —Patricia Otto
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.
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