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.
“Do not stop thinking of life as an adventure. You have no security unless you can live bravely, excitingly, imaginatively; unless you can choose a challenge instead of competence.” ―
Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is National Pepper Pot Day! Read the history of this soup here – it’s interesting!
On this day in history: 1937 – The Irish Free State is replaced by a new state called Ireland with the adoption of a new constitution.
Tip of the Day
Stinky sewer dump? Try this to seal the smell away!
In the heat of Arizona summers, the sewer dump connection at our campsite had warped enough that our sewer hose elbow fitting just didn’t fit. A sewer hose that doesn’t fit tightly allows sewer gases to escape and, worse yet, makes the odor when dumping the black water tanks close to unbearable. It was rather embarrassing. Read what Nanci Dixon does to stop the smell.
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In today’s column, industry insider Tony Barthel reviews the new Tiffin Allegro Bus. As he reports, “Step into one of these buses and there is absolutely no doubt that you’ve suddenly been surrounded by luxury.” Read more.
Did you read Tony’s review yesterday of the Keystone Bullet 265RBI Travel Trailer? If you missed it, you can read it here.
For previous RV reviews, click here.
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No way! This is bananas! Are you kidding? Who dreams up this kind of thing? See what we mean.
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. 29, 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.
In the past week two readers claimed their prize: Frank S. of Lincolnton, NC, and Ken W. of Sequim, WA.
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.
Single mom pays price for taking RV salesman’s advice
How important is doing your research and homework before buying an RV? Listen to Jessica Knoelk’s story of how her dream of RV ownership became a nightmare, as explained in an interview on “The RV Show USA.” Watch the video.
Yesterday’s featured article: Drive with your hazard flashers on?
Do you own and/or travel with a motorcycle?
Please tell us here.
Regularly check plastic plumbing fittings to avoid leaks
Reader Mark Cote hopes you’ll learn from his experience. Be sure to regularly check plastic drain lines under sinks, etc. He’s had them come loose and dump water everywhere. Hand-tighten all screw-on plumbing fittings. Thanks, Mark!
Website of the day
Ever wanted to be an archeologist for a day? This website shows all the current “digs” and allows you to be a part of them by volunteering. We’re intrigued!
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:
• 75 percent do not have a clothes dryer in their RV
• 45 percent have a 30- or 50-amp RV hookup at their sticks and bricks home
• 8 percent always keep an electric blanket on their RV’s bed
According to a 2019-2020 survey by the American Pet Products Association, 67 percent of U.S. households now own a pet, up from 56 percent 30 years ago.
*How many diaper changes does a baby go through between birth and potty training? The results will shock (and horrify…) you. See the answer in yesterday’s trivia.
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Readers’ Pet of the Day
“Cooper, taken at Valley of Fire. Been a great friend for 15 years. He is leaving us soon to cancer, but will always be with us.” —Richard Merrill
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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