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.
“Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labor does the body.” ―
Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is National Granola Bar Day!
On this day in history: 1789 – The first American novel, The Power of Sympathy: or, The Triumph of Nature Founded in Truth, by William Hill Brown, is printed in Boston.
Tip of the Day
Quick way to verify a campsite length
By Dave Helgeson
Do you camp often in public campgrounds? Maybe you find the maximum length restrictions listed in campground directories unreliable? Do you wish there was a way to visit the campground to determine the length and width of the typical campsite before you spend time and energy to drive the RV there?
Well, there is a way to look at campgrounds to verify a campsite length: It’s called Google Earth and you can download it on your computer or mobile device for free. Continue reading.
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In today’s column, industry insider Tony Barthel reviews the new Thor Magnitude RB34 Class C. Tony writes, “Based on the Ford F-550 platform, the Thor Magnitude features four-wheel drive, a 6.7-liter diesel engine and some capability to find adventure.” Learn more.
Did you read Tony’s review yesterday of the 2021 Keystone Cougar 26RBS 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. 21, 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.
Video: Figure 8 travel trailer races are hilarious!
Get ready to laugh as you sit in the grandstands and watch race cars towing travel trailers compete on a Figure 8 racecourse. This is great fun! Watch the video.
Yesterday’s featured article: Fire department trains for RV emergencies
What’s the secret? How do couples have such a happy marriage in such a small space? Here are 7 tips for keeping a happy marriage while RVing.
Should the USA do away with dollar bills in favor of dollar coins (like in Canada)?
Think about it, then tell us what you think here.
Add filters to some heater vents to even out the heat and keep stuff out
Brooker S. has this tip about RV heater floor vents. He observes that since RV heating systems aren’t balanced like home systems, he adds filters to the vents in the lower area of his fifth wheel, which helps push warm air up to the higher level. “Has worked well for me for years, and you get the benefit of stopping things from dropping down through the heater duct, as most dirt sits on top of the filter and gets vacuumed up.” Thanks, Brooker!
Website of the day
You could spend hours drooling over all the things on Apartment Therapy. The section we’ve linked to here, though, is for small-space living where you’ll probably still spend hours drooling… Anyway, there are some great tips in here for small space organization, design, etc. Check it out!
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:
• 7 percent have been denied service on an RV older than 10 years
• 33 percent traveled 300 miles or more to buy their current RV
• 91 percent will always bend over to pick up a dime
Recent poll: Do you ever feel lonely?
Say goodbye to goop!
Have you ever seen the sediment that collects in your water heater? You probably don’t want to. Camco’s water tank rinser is an easy-to-use gadget that is a must-have for any RVer. The tank rinser will get out all the yucky sediment that’s been sitting at the bottom of your water heater and, most importantly, will extend the life of it too. Read the many positive reviews, and get one for yourself here.
The average American throws away 7.1 pounds of trash each day. That equals about 102 tons in a lifetime.
*Smokers are most likely to stop smoking on what day of the week? And how do we know the answer? Yesterday’s trivia tells you.
Readers’ Pet of the Day
“It’s Kiki’s RV!” —Linda Mac
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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This is cluckin’ amazing! If you walked around the RV park with this you’d definitely be the coolest chick around. See it here.
Leave here with a laugh
I was sitting beside my husband on the couch when I said, “I love you.” He said, “Wow, is that you or the wine talking?” I responded, “It’s me… talking to the wine.”
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