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.
“Sit in a room and read – and read and read. And read the right books by the right people. Your mind is brought onto that level, and you have a nice, mild, slow-burning rapture all the time.” ―
Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is National Tater Tot Day! It’s also Groundhog Day!
On this day in history: 1925 – Dog sleds reach Nome, Alaska, with diphtheria serum, inspiring the Iditarod Race. Do you know the story?
TONIGHT! Livestream event on Lithium battery charging, and much more
Sign up on YouTube now by clicking here for Mike Sokol’s live streaming event tonight, 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.
Tip of the Day
Need hospital care? Your RV may be welcome
By Jim Twamley
Many hospitals have designated RV parking for when you need hospital care. In fact, many have hook-ups that patients and family members can use for free. Often the idea of a designated spot for parking RVs comes as an afterthought, so hospitals may have sites grafted into an existing parking lot. In cases like these, electric is great, water sometimes, but don’t expect to find a sewer hookup. Continue reading.
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In today’s column, industry insider Tony Barthel reviews the new 2021 Safari Condo Alto F2414 Travel Trailer. Tony writes, “I think that this trailer points in a direction we may see other manufacturers forced to go. This is the first time I’ve ever seen anyone mention aerodynamic testing, but it’s going to become increasingly important, especially as electric trucks come on the scene.” Read more here.
Did you read Tony’s review yesterday of the 2021 Fleetwood Bounder 33C Anniversary Edition? If you missed it, you can read it here.
For previous RV reviews, click here.
Is this your RV?
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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 two readers claimed their $25 Amazon gift card: Tina S. of Titusville, PA, and Rodger H. of Prospect Heights, IL.
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.
How to minimize “thermal checking” damage to your RV’s fiberglass
By Floyd Mayberry
“I have seen posts on various RV forums inquiring about RV fiberglass damage known as ‘thermal checking.’ I had never heard of this issue before experiencing it and have discovered the same to be true for most RV owners. I recently went through a massive and expensive repair to correct this type of damage, so I thought I’d pass along my experience.” Learn more.
Yesterday’s featured article: RV renovation tips to get you started
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Faucet water pressure low? Try this!
“I was de-winterizing my rig and started to sanitize my fresh water holding tank. I noticed while on either city water hookup or the pump, the water coming out of the kitchen and bathroom faucets was not as strong as it was last season. When I checked the aerators, they were full of debris/plastic parts. I turned on each faucet while the aerator was off to flush each line, cleaned the aerators and reinstalled them. Lo and behold – the full pressure was back!” Thanks, Chris M., for the “high pressure” tip!
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You won’t bug out about this! This will sure make things easy…
Website of the day
Airport Parking Reservations
Yes, yes, we know you’re RVers, not necessarily flyers… But this website is good to know about for those times you do have to fly. You simply plug in which airport you’re departing from, and the site tells you all the cheapest places to park nearby.
These February stargazing events are out of this world, and one of them is happening tonight! Learn more.
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:
• 23 percent would call themselves a neat freak
• 89 percent would always bend over to pick up a quarter off the ground
• 14 percent eat cereal for breakfast every day
Recent poll: How happy are you with your present RV?
Every day, your heart creates enough energy to power a truck for 20 miles.
*How much does the average person spend gambling in Las Vegas?
We told you in yesterday’s trivia.
Wow! This is so handy!
What a great idea! Hook this on your steering wheel and you’ll have an instant ergonomic desk. It’s very light, but sturdy enough to support a laptop, lunch or notepad. It mounts quickly on the steering wheel and is easily stowed in the back seat pocket. We love this! Learn more or order.
Readers’ Pet of the Day
“Our three-legged pup, Capt. Jack, gets real excited on travel day.” —Ken Knobel
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 dung beetle walks into a bar… “Is this stool taken?”
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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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