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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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On this day in history: 1889 – The first jukebox goes into operation at the Palais Royale Saloon in San Francisco.
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Tip of the Day
Dirty RV windshield? Here’s a quick cleaning tip
By Nanci Dixon
My husband had just washed and waxed our motorhome, which gave me a sparkling clean windshield to watch the desert sunrise through, when it sprinkled. Juuuuuust enough to bring the dust in the air down to splotch everything, including the nice, clean, sparkly view. Sigh.
Here is a tip to quickly get the view right again, no ladder needed. Continue reading.
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Today’s RV review…
In today’s column, industry insider Tony Barthel reviews the 2020 Black Series Classic12 Travel Trailer. As he reports, “The amount of usable interior space considering the diminutive exterior size is impressive.” Learn more.
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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, Nov. 23, 2020. If it’s yours you’ll win a $25 Amazon gift certificate.
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RV Electricity – This week’s J.A.M. (Just Ask Mike) Session
Generator bonding basics
I’ve had several emails this week about bonding inverter generators, so now is a good time to rerun this J.A.M. Session from 2019 about how it works. I have a lot of experience with this since I invented the generator Neutral/Ground Bonding Plug nearly 10 years ago, and it looks like it will finally be accepted in the next National Electrical Code® (NEC) cycle. Pretty cool, eh? So here it is with links to other articles I’ve written about the basic principles.
How much solar power do you need?
The winter, snowbird season is almost upon us, and a parade of RVers is now underway south (those who are able to travel), many to boondock for months on end on public lands of the Desert Southwest. If that’s you, then you probably already have enough solar panels to power your RV. But if you still need to get equipped, these “Rules of Thumb” from the folks at AM Solar will give you an idea of what you may need. Read more.
Which device do you use the most when reading news on the Internet?
• 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.
Hitch Ball Lubricant extends the life of your hitch mount!
Protect hitch balls and receivers from corrosion with this high-film strength and waterproof grease. Formulated to stay where you apply it, this lubricant reduces friction, wear, rust, water corrosion and noise. Compatible with any variety of trailer applications like receiver hitches, ball mounts, hitch balls, locks, couplers, jacks, and more. Learn more or order here.
Scheduled roof maintenance pays dividends
Having a schedule of physically inspecting your RV roof every six months is a good idea. Left unrepaired, roof tears or bad sealant around roof openings can let water get through, right down to that chintzy particle board or other roof substrate. Left long enough, water can infiltrate the sidewalls. Mold, mildew and huge repair expenses are the only outcome. Get up there and clean the roof with mild soap and water. Some RVers apply a protectant, too. Check all the seals, around vents, antennas and end-caps.
Website of the day
This neat map shows you trending keywords and hashtags in each state and around the world. See what people are talking about in Texas, Egypt, Brazil and/or China! Spend a few minutes poking around here, it’s neat.
Popular articles you may have missed at RVtravel.com
Did you know you can play songs on your phone’s dial pad (if you’re using a cell phone, the volume has to be turned on in order for this to work)? Check out this website and play some tunes! You’ll impress everyone you know! (We just spent wayyyyy too long doing this….)
Go back to school! Attend the RVers Online University!
Thinking about going full-time? Roadmap to Full-Time RVing will teach you everything you need to know about living in your RV! All from the comforts of your home, er, RV! This course covers nine chapters and 72 lessons. It’s fun, easy-to-follow and, of course, informative. Learn more.
Readers’ Pets of the Day
“Two of the greatest adoptees in our RV world. Josh (unknown breed) is a little 3-4 yr. old scamp. He’s rambunctious as well as very loving. Honey (Mini Pekingese) is a little princess, or so she thinks! She’s been traveling with us going on 10 years, while Josh joined us about a year ago. They both travel well and make wonderful companions.” —Bob & Carol Love
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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