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.
“Only he who attempts the absurd is capable of achieving the impossible.” ―
Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is National Bagel Day!
On this day in history: 1892 – James Naismith publishes the rules of basketball.
Tip of the Day
Electrical problems? This tip may save you an RV service call
Steve Savage submitted this article to RVtravel.com when he was a Master Certified RV Technician with Mobility RV Service.
On close to a third of our service calls we find nothing wrong with the RV. The problem is not so much the RV as it is the owner who has either forgotten how to operate something or simply forgotten to turn something on. For electrical problems, here’s one simple check you can make that can save you a costly (and needless) service call. Continue reading.
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In today’s column, industry insider Tony Barthel reviews the new Crossroads Texan 33DB Travel Trailer. Tony says, “Even though I know that this is a niche model made only for one state, the attention to detail that Crossroads spent on this was nice. I liked the red, white and blue Lone Star touches here and there throughout the interior. I think they really do add some style.” Learn more.
Did you read Tony’s review yesterday of the 2021 Keystone Montana High Country 280CK Fifth Wheel? If you missed it, you can read it here.
For previous RV reviews, click here.
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In the past week three readers claimed their $25 Amazon gift card: Frank H. of California, Clint G. of South Dakota, and Mark O. of Plainfield.
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.
Why one couple quit full-time RVing
Most accounts of full-time RVing on YouTube present a romantic picture of going “where you want, when you want,” and doing so affordably. And, yes, sometimes that’s true. But for these two veteran travelers, the reality of full-time RV living was far different from what they expected when they set out in their fifth wheel trailer…. Watch the video.
Yesterday’s featured article: How RV manufacturers hide production shortcuts from you
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Do you wear slippers around your house or RV?
Put your feet up, then respond here.
A safety precaution on steep mountain grades
Escape ramps have been built on many steep mountain grades, and are used to stop runaway vehicles safely without injuring drivers and passengers. Escape ramps use a long bed of loose, soft material (pea gravel or sand) to slow a runaway vehicle, sometimes in combination with an upgrade. Know where escape ramps are located on your route. Signs show drivers where ramps are located. From California DMV
Want your own cactus? Grow one!
This is so neat! This kit gives you everything you need to grow your own Saguaro cactus! All you have to do is pour in the soil, plant the seeds, place in a bowl with a little bit of water, and then once the seeds sprout, keep them in a warm, well-lit area. You’ll start to see a sprout in 3-10 days. We want one! Check it out here.
Website of the day
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Clubs and useful organizations
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• Harvest Hosts: Stay free at farms, wineries and other scenic and peaceful locations for free. Save 15% on membership.
• AllStays: The best website for RVers! Your membership will become your RV-bible.
• Overnight RV parking. Directory of more than 14,000 locations where you can stay for free or nearly free with your RV. Modest membership fee.
• Boondockers Welcome. Stay at homes of RVers who welcome you in their driveways, yards, farmland or other space on their private property. Modest membership fee.
• Escapees. Best Club for RVers: All RVers welcome, no matter what type of RV, make or model.
In 2011, one-third of all divorce filings contained the word “Facebook.” Yikes!
*In Florida, when is it legal to break a car window? Yesterday’s trivia answers that.
A toaster fit for an RV!
Want to keep a toaster in your RV but don’t have the space for it? This slim, compact toaster is made for RVs – it hardly takes up any space! The slots for your toast are normal width, and can even reheat and defrost foods too! It’s easy to use, and the reviews are stellar! Learn more or order one for your RV here. Happy toasting!
Readers’ Pet of the Day
“When can we go RVing again?” —Dennis Martin
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
A husband brings his best friend from work home one night for dinner. When he opens the door and his wife sees his friend, she politely says hello then, “Honey, may I speak to you in the kitchen please?” The husband follows her into the kitchen where she promptly starts screaming, “My hair and makeup aren’t done, the house is a mess, there are dishes in the sink, I’m in sweatpants and I haven’t prepared anything for dinner! Why the heck did you bring someone over tonight?!” Her husband replies, “He’s thinking of proposing to his girlfriend and I wanted him to get the marriage demo.”
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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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