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.
“A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral.” ―
Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is National Puzzle Day!
On this day in history: 1886 – Karl Benz patents the first successful gasoline-driven automobile.
Tip of the Day
The right voltage is critical to the life of your RV
Steve Savage submitted this article to RVtravel.com when he was a Master Certified RV Technician with Mobility RV Service.
We were camped and the Progressive Power Management system I had plugged into our camper killed the power to our fifth wheel. When I went outside to check the box, the system provided me a readable code that told me why: The voltage to our camper was too low. What does that mean and why is it important to have the right voltage? I’m glad you asked. Continue reading.
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Livestream event on Lithium battery charging, and much more
Sign up on YouTube now by clicking here for Mike Sokol’s live streaming event next Tuesday, February 2, 8:00 p.m. Eastern time, with Dennis Wieske from Progressive Dynamics, one of the leading manufacturers of RV battery chargers and power centers. Mike explains what they’ll discuss here. They’ll be taking live text questions from the audience.
In today’s column, industry insider Tony Barthel reviews the 2021 TruckHouse BCT Overlander Camper. As he reports, “The fact that TruckHouse built a camper to fit it [the Toyota Tacoma] using innovative build materials and then outfitted it to go off-road is smart.” Learn more about this neat off-roading RV here.
Did you read Tony’s review yesterday of the 2021 Winnebago Voyage 3134RL Fifth Wheel? If you missed it, you can read it here.
For previous RV reviews, click here.
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This past week three readers claimed their $25 Amazon gift card: Grant C. of Tacoma, WA, Bob & Debby O. of Box Elder, AZ, and Tina S. of Titusville, PA.
We’ll have another photo in tomorrow’s 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.
Dramatic geology and history abound at Red Rock Canyon State Park
The 50-site campground at Red Rock Canyon State Park is tucked into the base of colorful desert cliffs where Kawaiisu Indians hunted small game. The park’s prominent buttes, steep cliffs and colorful rock formations served as signposts for Native Americans for thousands of years. Twenty-mule-team wagons stopped for water, and it’s been the location of several movies. Read more.
Yesterday’s featured article: RVer wants buying advice. Isn’t it obvious this RV is bad news?
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Hahaha! If you have a young grandchild or know someone who just had a baby, they need this!!
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How often do you ride a bicycle?
Pedal on over and tell us here.
Save money outfitting your RV kitchen
Do you need pots, pans, dishes or silverware for your RV? You have several choices. The most common way is to stock up at your nearest big box store. The second is to borrow from your supply at home (few RVers do this). The third choice, which will save you a lot of money, is to visit Goodwill or another thrift store to buy what you need. It’s easy to supply a kitchen this way and you’ll pay a fraction of what you’d pay buying “new” – and your purchases will support a worthy cause.
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Protect your RV parts from rust and corrosion
T-9 is the RV technician’s choice for attacking corrosion, loosening rusty parts & flushing out old lubricants. It permeates metal crevices & seeps deep inside assembled components to leave a durable protective coating, lubricating without dismantling equipment. It won’t wash off in rain or mud. T-9 will not harm paint, plastic, rubber, fiberglass or vinyl. It can be used on engines, wiring, belts & is safe on electronics. Boeshield T-9 was developed by Boeing for lubrication and protection of aircraft components. Learn more or order.
Website of the day
Lonely Planet: North America
You may be familiar with Lonely Planet already (their guidebooks are great!), but if you haven’t spent time exploring their website, we suggest you do. It’ll spark the wanderlust, that’s for sure…
Clubs and useful organizations
PLEASE NOTE: We may receive an affiliate commission if you join any of these.
• 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.
Every single minute, 2 million searches are performed on Google. Wow!
*How many parts are there in a car?
We told you yesterday.
Lap desk puts your back to rest!
If you find yourself using your computer on your lap, reading your Kindle on the couch, or having a hard time holding that heavy hardback, you need this lap desk! Staff writer Emily uses this when she works and highly recommends it. The desk has eight adjustable levels and even has a stopper to hold objects upright. Great for those who have lower back pain or terrible posture. Learn more or order.
Readers’ Pet of the Day
“This is Vinnie, adopted from the CO Prison Trained K9 Companion Program. He has been to a dozen, mostly Western USA, states, is very adaptable and loves meeting new doggies at RV park dog parks and hiking.” —Laura Stephens
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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