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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 Mason Jar Day!
On this day in history: 1954 – In Sylacauga, Alabama, United States, the Hodges meteorite crashes through a roof and hits a woman (Ann Hodges) taking an afternoon nap; this is the only documented case in the Western Hemisphere of a human being hit by a rock from space. She survived, with just a large bruise on the side of her body.
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Tip of the Day
Try this! Labeling your supplies will save you lots of time
By Nanci Dixon
We store a lot of our cleaning supplies, spray lubricants, fluids, etc., in a large plastic container in one of the storage bays of our motorhome. Before, every time I wanted to get one of these products I was lifting each bottle or can out of the bin to read the label. It was frustrating and time-consuming! Read Nanci’s smart solution here…
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In today’s column, industry insider Tony Barthel reviews the new 2021 Little Guy Max Travel Trailer. As he reports, “I like these Little Guy Max trailers. I think the build quality is high, they are very towable and quite pleasant inside. For one or two people they’re a good balance and, heck, you even get a choice of exterior color.” Learn more.
Tony’s reviews from this weekend you may have missed:
• Marathon Coach – The multi-million dollar motorhome
• 2021 inTech Flyer Discover Mini Toy Hauler
For previous RV reviews, click here.
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RV Electricity – This week’s J.A.M. (Just Ask Mike) Session:
How is my RV grounded?
People are always talking about how a bad ground on an RV can cause problems such as a hot-skin condition. So how exactly is an RV grounded? I don’t see a ground rod anywhere. I’m pretty stupid when it comes to electricity, so can you please explain? —Sam (the Sham)
Short-circuit test demo video
Watch this new short video from Mike, where he lays out the basics of his short-circuit troubleshooting test.
Dog accidentally changes gears, sending motorhome rolling into lake
This is an RV horror story of just about the worst kind. As a man unhooks his fishing boat from his motorhome on the boat ramp, his dog inside somehow manages to bump the RV into reverse, sending the big Class A rolling into the water. Watch the short, painful video.
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Under-rig cheapy creepie!
“I always carry what I call a ‘cardboard creeper’ in the bed of my truck. It stands straight up alongside the utility bed out of the way. I just got a new one, made out of the thick cardboard that made up the box our new TV came in. It’s glossy on one side and ‘cardboard’ on the other. Easy to slide around on and great for any kind of under vehicle work. Not so good on wet surfaces, of course.” Hat tip to Tommy Molnar!
Let your drill clean your RV, really!
This is so neat! This 4-piece cleaning brush attachment connects right to your drill – no more scrubbing for you! Deep-clean virtually any surface with hardly any effort. The drill brushes are perfect for grout lines, corners, tiles, tubs, showers, carpets, wooden furniture, windows, shower doors, siding, linoleum, stoves, counters, fiberglass, grills, marble, and more. You can even wash your dishes if you want! Learn more or order here.
Website of the day
TV Food Maps
Watch an episode of something and wonder about the name of the restaurant where they ate? Consult this handy website and see where everyone eats on TV!
Popular articles you may have missed at RVtravel.com
Which came first, the chicken or the egg? Scientists have finally concluded that the chicken came first because the protein that makes eggshells can only be produced by hens.
Easily repair a tear in your RV’s awning
Left on their own, small vinyl RV awning tears can get bigger. Fixing a small tear in an area, barring a person’s physical limitations, is easy. You may already have what you need for a fix. It’s called “RV GOOP” and is made by the same outfit that developed “GOOP” for shoe repairs. Read more about it here.
Readers’ Pet of the Day
“Patches loves to travel. She is a big cat at 19 lbs. She has traveled to many states including Alaska, and three provinces of Canada. As you can see by this photo she likes to be in charge as we go down the road. She travels in our truck on travel days and when it’s time to stop she will jump on Kenny’s shoulder and be carried into the 5th wheel. She loves to ride the slide-out each time we set up. Patches is very protective of us and has been known to growl and spit at anyone who comes near, but will calm down. We have a small screened room we put up outside so she can sit with us safely and watch the world go by. She is 5 years old and has traveled since she was 5 months old.” —Kenny and Candy Walker
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
What’s the difference between a dog and a marine biologist?
One wags a tail and the other tags a whale.
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