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.
“The most important decision you make is to be in a good mood.” ―
Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is National Popcorn Day!
On this day in history: 1953 – Almost 72 percent of all television sets in the United States are tuned in to I Love Lucy to watch Lucy give birth.
Tip of the Day
Safety tips for driving directly into the sun
By Gail Marsh
The hour before sunset and the hour after sunrise – that’s the time of day when glare from the sun is at its absolute worst for drivers. The probability of a crash happening during this time of day jumps almost 20 percent, according to AAA. So what can you do? Is there any safe way to drive into the sun?
Take note of the suggestions below. It will make driving a whole lot easier, and it may save someone’s life. Read them here.
Do you have a tip? Submit it here.
In today’s column, industry insider Tony Barthel reviews the new 2021 Winnebago Revel 44E Class B. As he reports, “The Revel is not your ordinary RV by any means. Based on the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 4X4 chassis, this is a Class B van that also offers off-road prowess along with significant off-grid functionality.” Learn more.
Did you read Tony’s review yesterday of the Armadillo Backpack 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, Jan. 19, 2021. 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.
Last week three readers claimed their $25 gift card: Dale D. of Omro, Wisconsin, Kimberly R. of Gilbertsville, Pennsylvania, and Larry B. of Oswego, New York.
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.
Look up – There could be a missile up there!
Cottonwood trees are rugged-looking, charming and (when they’re green) beautiful in all the ways that trees can be beautiful. But they have a dark side…. Veteran RVer Greg Illes relates a (true) story to tell around the campfire. Read more.
Yesterday’s featured article: The many brands of Good Sam head honcho Marcus Lemonis
Which of these pets do you own?
Give ’em a pet, then tell us here.
If you don’t know why catalytic converter thefts are on the rise, read this. It could save you from a real nightmare.
Be cool and exercise (your generator)
Try using your coach air conditioners when driving rather than your engine (dash) air or, in a colder climate, run your heat pumps. While it is important to regularly use your engine air conditioner to keep the seals lubricated, using your coach air conditioners or heat pump will provide good climate control and it will force you to exercise the generator under load – easily accomplished when traveling. With the generator running, you will also be able to run the refrigerator on AC rather than LP. If you have a new RV, exercising (running under load) the generator is required to maintain the warranty. Thanks to Ron Jones at AboutRVing.com.
Website of the day
This website is so fun! If you need a fun font for something, bookmark this! You can spruce up anything with a unique font.
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:
• 27 percent say their English skills are better than their math skills, while 22 percent say their math skills are better than their English skills. 44 percent say they’re about even.
• 52 percent do not believe Bigfoot (Sasquatch) exists
• 78 percent say they can pay their RV’s payments each month, no problem
Recent poll: How do you feel about the influx of new RVers?
If you had to guess, how many miles of blood vessels would you say are in an adult human body? The answer? 100,000. Wow!
Readers’ Pet of the Day
“My dog ‘Hobbes’ doing his backseat driving… We lost Hobbes last October. Sure do miss him telling me which way to go.” —Daryl Bortel
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.
?????? MYSTERY PRODUCT OF THE DAY ??????
How does a product like this get SO many good reviews? We don’t know, but now we’re tempted to try it… See what it is.
Leave here with a laugh
I was just on a website about diabetes and a pop-up appeared asking me if I accept cookies. C’mon… Is this a trick question?
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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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