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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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“Looking at life from a different perspective makes you realize that it’s not the deer that is crossing the road, rather it’s the road that is crossing the forest.” —Muhammad Ali
Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is National Native American Heritage Day! It’s also National Flossing Day!
On this day in history: 1924 – In New York City, the first Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is held.
Tip of the Day
Be a full-time RVer to save money?
By Bill Tuttle
Whether you live in an apartment, a house or an RV, the greatest impacts on your ability to save money are the choices you make every day in your chosen lifestyle. So should you be a full-time RVer to save money? It depends. Continue reading.
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In today’s column, industry insider Tony Barthel reviews the Boho Camper Van. As he reports, “Boho might make a lot of sense for people with dreams of creating their own van but doing it well within a certain budget.” Learn more.
Did you read Tony’s review yesterday of the Palomino Backpack HS-750 Truck Camper? 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, Nov. 27, 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, ONE READER RESPONDED and claimed a $25 Amazon gift certificate. Congratulations to Dave Adamski of Pasadena, Maryland.
We’ll have another photo in tomorrow’s newsletter (sign up to receive an email alert so you don’t miss the issue or the newsletters 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.
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Yesterday’s featured article: Making holidays special while on the road
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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.
Have you ever gone through a divorce?
Sorry to remind you, but please tell us here.
Add longevity to your vent lids
One clever RVer sprayed his roof vent lids with automotive clear coat. He did it so that dirt and dust wouldn’t stick to the vents, but found that it added nearly a decade of longevity to the lids. You can get it the stuff in a spray can, like this from Amazon.
Website of the day
Wi-Fi Free Spot
This very helpful website gives you lists, pages and pages long, of places that offer free Wi-Fi. Never be without Internet access again!
Clubs and useful organizations
PLEASE NOTE: We may receive an affiliate commission if you join any of these.
• 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.
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The word “desert” comes from the Latin word “desertum,” which means “an abandoned place.” Whoever named the desert clearly didn’t see all those snakes and scorpions…
*In yesterday’s trivia we told you how many turkeys are eaten on Thanksgiving (and later on Christmas) each year in the U.S. If you’re a vegetarian, you might not want to know…
Readers’ Pet of the Day
“Our fur babies Gypsy (poodle) and Baby (19-year-old cat) love to travel to the beach with us in our truck camper. These two have traveled with us since 2011 and visited 49 states.” —Linda Ross
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
My son kept chewing on electrical cords so I had to ground him. He’s doing better currently and conducting himself properly.
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