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RV Daily Tips. Friday, November 27, 2020

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Issue 1481
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

“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.

Do you have a tip? Submit it here.

2021 Boho camper vanToday’s RV review…

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 reviewsclick 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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Reader poll

Have you ever gone through a divorce?

Sorry to remind you, but please tell us here.

Quick Tip

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
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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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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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Ed Step (@guest_104167)
3 years ago

Such shocking behavior for a live wire child.

George (@guest_104166)
3 years ago

Just beware the Spraymax 3680061 2K Clear recommended to coat vent lids is hazardous! I put it on my motorcycle front forks after polishing. An approved respirator is highly recommended. You don’t want to get this stuff in your lungs. I purchased a 3M full face mask respirator and the proper filters. Also did the spraying outside (on a calm day).

Kenn (@guest_104139)
3 years ago

I found today’s joke absolutely shocking.

Rich (@guest_104128)
3 years ago

Thank you for the GREAT WiFi lookup site!! Many hours of research had to go into this. Can’t wait to get on the road again to use it.

Jeff (@guest_104127)
3 years ago

Ohm my goodness! I really enjoyed Leave here with a laugh today! I am so glad that his son is now offering less resistance.

Skip (@guest_104141)
3 years ago
Reply to  Jeff

Less resistance from being unplugged.

Jeff (@guest_104152)
3 years ago
Reply to  Skip

Good one!

Jeb (@guest_104126)
3 years ago

Did Mr. Skill approve the joke of the day?

Michael Roach (@guest_104122)
3 years ago

Good tip on the vent lids, I have been painting my lids white and have found they last much longer. The sun destroys everything plastic.

Tom (@guest_104107)
3 years ago

I once dated a girl who was an electrician…I couldn’t “resistor.”

Larry Virnoche (@guest_104131)
3 years ago
Reply to  Tom

ohm my gosh, funny!

Joseph (@guest_104106)
3 years ago

Oh Baby! 19 years old – that’s amazing. I guess that 9 lives thing is for real.

Stay safe, Joe

Dale Chauncey (@guest_104150)
3 years ago
Reply to  Joseph

Just lost our Tuxedo kitten after 19 years. We cried more over him than we did for some of our relatives…but we agreed we loved him more than most of our relatives!!

Steve Vaughn (@guest_104105)
3 years ago

Suggestion: Post the results of yesterday’s poll in today’s newsletter. Since I post early in the morning I never know the final results of the poles.

Eileen Brown (@guest_104108)
3 years ago
Reply to  Steve Vaughn

Yay! Good idea!

Ray (@guest_104145)
3 years ago
Reply to  Steve Vaughn

Steve, doesn’t the poll results show up a few seconds after you click on it, mine does?

WEB (@guest_104148)
3 years ago
Reply to  Ray

I am thinking Steve votes “early in the morning” and there may only be a hundred cast votes. Steve may want to see (without searching to hard) what the results are after 24hrs or more.

WEB (@guest_104147)
3 years ago
Reply to  Steve Vaughn

When you are voting in the day’s poll, just below it is a “Tags” section and if you click on “Reader Polls”, it will take you to all the previous polls there were and you can view the results, cuz even a week later there can be readers voting.

Tommy Molnar (@guest_104102)
3 years ago

The WiFi list is a bit outdated. I checked our hometown and found a number of the sites have been ‘gone’ for YEARS!

Ran (@guest_104115)
3 years ago
Reply to  Tommy Molnar

There’s a section to update as you find or delete any. Everyone’s input is welcome!

Lisa (@guest_104136)
3 years ago
Reply to  Ran

Link doesn’t work.

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