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.
“Don’t think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity. It’s self-conscious and anything self-conscious is lousy. You can’t ‘try’ to do things. You simply ‘must’ do things.” ―
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On this day in history: 1927 – The Ginza Line, the first subway line in Asia, opens in Tokyo, Japan.
Tip of the Day
Dehumidifier “mod” takes care of its own drain water
By Russ and Tiña De Maris
First, a hat-tip to our readers. We have some of the brightest readers in the RV field. Some time back we wrote a piece about dealing with humidity in your RV. Of course, we included the “standard” advice about making sure you use ceiling vents when producing prodigious amounts of moisture and, of course, using the microwave instead of cooking on the stove top. But one reader has a dehumidifier “mod” that takes care of its own drain water. Continue reading.
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In today’s column, industry insider Tony Barthel reviews the new Heartland Big Country 3702FB Fifth Wheel. As he reports, “There is a lot to like about these from a features standpoint,” and they are “a great unit for full-time living.” Learn more.
Did you read Tony’s review yesterday of the Tiffin Allegro Bus? 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. 30, 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.
RVtravel.com editor talks about great places to RV in the West
RVtravel.com editor Chuck Woodbury joined “The RV Show USA” host Alan Warren on the live taping of the syndicated radio program on March 6, 2019. In this episode, he and Warren talk about great places to travel with an RV in America, and more. Watch/listen here.
Yesterday’s featured article: Single mom pays price for taking Camping World salesman’s advice
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Did you buy a lemon RV? Here’s more about RV lemons and lawyers who will represent you if you need help.
Essential equipment for RVers!
Camco TastePURE Water Filter with Flexible Hose Protector
This best-selling product reduces bad taste, odor, chlorine and sediment in drinking water with a 100-micron fiber filter. Use it at your campsite to keep sediment out of your RV water tank and improve the taste and smell of your drinking water. Many RVers consider this essential equipment. Learn more or order at a big discount.
Maintain the motorhome even while stored
Got the old motorhome in “cold storage”? Best to run that engine and the generator a half hour every month – and put at least a 50% load on the genny when you do. Keeps the old blood – woops, oil – circulating and keeps the fuel system “refreshed.” Not a bad idea to use fuel stabilizer in the recommended amounts, too.
Website of the day
This is the Airbnb for cars! It’s a car-sharing app that lets you rent cars from trusted hosts all around the world. Check it out if you need a car to rent!
Popular articles you may have missed at RVtravel.com
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The pandemic has put a big dent in the sale of business attire. Many people are working from home so what they wear isn’t important. According to retail industry analyst NPD Group, sales of men’s suits fell 62 percent this year from March to October compared to the same period in 2019.
What percentage of U.S. households own a pet?
A.) 39 percent
B.) 67 percent
C.) 77 percent
The answer is in yesterday’s trivia.
Readers’ Pet of the Day
“Sadie, our precious Brittany Spaniel, with her swim vest on, loves to RV because she loves to hang out with my wife and me. She is a gentle, sweet soul, who just loves everyone and is up for a belly rub anytime! When she lays on the couch, whether putting the main slide in or out, she just will continue to lay there content.” —Brian Burry
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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