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.
“Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.” ―
Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is National Maple Syrup Day!
On this day in history: 1989 – The Simpsons premieres on television with the episode “Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire”.
Tip of the Day
Setting up trailer light wiring
There are several common mistakes that often pop up when folks attempt to replace their plugs and receptacles that power their trailer lights and brakes.
The first mistake is pulling a wiring diagram off the Internet that designates wire colors. Owners often assume the colors on the diagram will match the wires on their truck or camper. You need to remember colors are irrelevant. What the wires do is important, not what color they are. Continue reading.
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In today’s column, industry insider Tony Barthel reviews the new 2021 Riverside Retro 225 Travel Trailer. If retro is your style, you’ll love these little trailers. “Riverside has done a nice job echoing an era,” Tony writes. Learn more.
Did you read Tony’s review yesterday of the 2021 Gulf Stream Vintage Cruiser 23TWS 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, Dec. 17, 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 past week three people claimed their $25 gift card: Dianne K. of Hollis, OK, Rob B. of Helena, MT, and Bruce G. of Texas.
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.
Are deer reading “deer crossing” signs and putting motorists in danger?
Is this for real? Nobody can really think this, can they? In this tape recording posted on YouTube from a Fargo, North Dakota, radio station, a woman calls in to complain that the state is inviting danger to motorists by posting signs that tell deer where to cross highways. Really? Listen and laugh (it’s hilarious!).
Yesterday’s featured article: Visit the world’s only Corn Palace
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Guys, give these pajama pants to your favorite lady for Christmas and she will go wild with delight. No kidding!
Have you ever earned more than $100,000 in a single year?
Please tell us here.
Storing items in your medicine cabinet
Inside the medicine cabinet, store smaller items on the bottom, and the big stuff on the upper shelves to help prevent objects from tumbling out. An alternative is to use a spring-loaded curtain rod across the door opening. Also, use small, clear plastic containers inside the cabinet to hold things like toothpaste, tubes, or small, odd-shaped items. Thanks to Ron Jones, AboutRVing.com.
Yikes… Boondocking gone wrong. Here’s one woman’s experience.
Website of the day
Work with the NPS
Want to work or volunteer with the National Park Service? We think you should! Learn more about these great opportunities on this website.
NEW: Check out all our favorite websites of the day! We compiled a list of (almost) all the websites we’ve ever listed, and we’ll continue to update it.
Camco vent insulator keeps you warm and cool!
Is your RV too hot in the summer? Too cold in the winter? Camco’s vent insulator and skylight cover features a thick layer of foam which helps stop heat transfer, keeping you warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. Installation is easy. The insulator is designed to fit standard 14″x14″ RV vents. Learn more or order here.
And the Survey Says…
We’ve polled RVtravel.com readers more than 1,500 times in recent years. Here are a few things we’ve learned about them:
• 12 percent say their childhood home is still owned by their family
• If offered a hot dog, hamburger or pizza, 42 percent would choose to eat a hamburger, followed by 38 percent choosing pizza.
• 7 percent have replaced or refilled their RV’s fire extinguisher(s) within the last few months
Recent poll: Have you begun trip-planning for 2021 yet?
The CDC estimates that every year more than 86,000 fall injuries are caused by pets. Dogs are the biggest culprits, responsible for 88 percent of the injuries, while cats cause about 12 percent. Most falls occur when people either trip over their pet or if they were pushed or pulled by their pet.
*How fast do your fingers move when you snap? The answer is shocking. We told you yesterday.
If you drink wine, and you are an RVer, it is simply not right that you do not have one or more of these. See if you agree.
Readers’ Pet of the Day
“Brimley is ready for the campfire!” —Nancy Dahl
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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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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