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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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Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is National Peanut Butter Fudge Day!
On this day in history: 1789 – New Jersey becomes the first U.S. state to ratify the Bill of Rights.
Tip of the Day
By Peggi McDonald
There are many places to create “out of sight” hiding places for your valuables in your RV. It’s difficult to steal something quickly when you don’t know where to look. One common “hideout” is small containers buried inside food packages such as coffee, cereal, sugar, rice, etc. Here are several more ideas you might not have thought of.
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Today’s RV review…
In today’s column, industry insider Tony Barthel reviews the new 2020 Roofnest Sparrow. As he reports, these rooftop tents are “a great alternative for the casual enthusiast looking to go somewhere who wants to step up from a tent.” Learn more.
Did you read Tony’s review yesterday of the 2021 Starcraft Autumn Ridge 182RB 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 photo for comparison), tell us here by 9 p.m. Pacific Standard time today, November 20, 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.
THIS WEEK, THREE READERS RESPONDED and claimed the $25 Amazon gift certificate. They were Stan H. of Littleton, Colorado, James J. of Salina, Kansas and George B. of Regina, Saskatchewan.
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.
The campground of your dreams? No way!
Oh, this is way too funny — a publicity photo from the REV Group, the third largest motorhome manufacturer in America. Maybe a little Photoshop going on here? If such a scenic campsite did exist, how much do you think it would go for? This ain’t no $60-a-night spot, that’s for sure. You won’t believe where the spectacular scene was actually shot! Good luck finding an RV anywhere near there! Check it out!
Yesterday’s featured article: How to prevent a thief from stealing your RV surge protector
You may have missed these recent popular stories…
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- Can’t get the propane to flow in your motorhome? Check this first!
Do you listen to broadcast radio more or less often than 15 years ago?
Turn that volume down and tell us here.
Trailer towing? Remember “gross weight” is more than just the trailer
Your pickup or other tow vehicle has set limits as to how much weight it can handle. Typically the number to watch for is gross combined weight rating or gross combination weight rating (GCWR). That’s not limited to the weight of the tow vehicle, the trailer, and the stuff you’ve “stuffed” in the trailer. It also includes passengers and all that stuff you’ve got in the truck bed. Always a good idea to run your tow vehicle and trailer “over the scales” to ensure you’re not overloaded!
Website of the day
The best coffee shops in America
Find your favorite cup o’ Joe at one of these 50 coffee shops across America. Happen to be near one on this list? Go give it a shot … or a double! Wink.
Clubs and useful organizations
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• 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.
Video game players make good surgeons! Researchers have found that doctors who spend at least three hours each week playing video games made about 37 fewer mistakes when performing surgeries and worked 27 percent faster than those who did not play video games. We guess good hand-eye coordination pays off, huh?
*Yesterday we showed you the PDF that the CDC uses to classify different types of exercises. Scroll down to yesterday’s trivia section to read it.
The funniest sign for your RV (and a best-seller with RVtravel.com readers!). Click here to laugh.
Readers’ Pet of the Day
“Here’s Boogity, our Boston, at the wheel of our motorhome while we are pulled off the road.” —Gary & Nancy Wise
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
We are sad to report that the Pillsbury Doughboy has died.
His funeral will be held at 350 for about 20 minutes.
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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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