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.
“Heaven can be found in the most unlikely corners.” ―
Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is President’s Day! It’s also National Gumdrop day!
On this day in history: 1965 – A new red-and-white maple leaf design is adopted as the flag of Canada, replacing the old Canadian Red Ensign banner.
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Tip of the Day
Simple ways to keep RV pipes fresh and clean
By Gail Marsh
“Away go troubles, down the drain!” This old Roto-Rooter advertising jingle has been looping through my brain lately, as we’ve recently experienced some trouble with our RV’s gray tank. Specifically, one drain empties slowly (shower) and another drain occasionally emits an unpleasant odor (kitchen sink). Maybe you’ve experienced similar challenges? Continue reading and see what Gail and her husband did to resolve these drain problems.
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In today’s column, industry insider Tony Barthel reviews the new electric Palomino Revolve EV-2 Travel Trailer. He writes, “The Palomino Revolve series is a line of four travel trailers that employ very advanced solar and battery systems and have absolutely no propane aboard at all.” Learn more about these electric trailers here.
For previous RV reviews, click here.
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RVelectricity – This week’s J.A.M. (Just Ask Mike) Session
How to fix an open ground problem with a generator
We have a 2500 inverter generator and when we plug the surge protector into the generator it gives an open ground code. Do I need to use the surge protector with the inverter generator and, if not, can that open ground fry components in my RV? Also, is there a way to ground the generator? Thanks. —Leslie
Telltale signs full-time RVing is not for you
Read this list from Liz Wilcox to see if you could “make it” as a full-time RVer. Or if you’re already a full-timer and don’t understand why you’re having difficulties adjusting, this list could help you pinpoint the problem. Get a chuckle here.
Where did you buy your current RV?
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• ROAD AND TRAFFIC CONDITIONS ACROSS THE NATION
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• CURRENT WILDFIRE REPORT
• LATEST RV RECALLS
• DIRECTORY OF RV PARKS WITH STORM SHELTERS
Let your drill clean your RV, really!
This is neat! This 4-piece cleaning brush attachment connects right to your drill – no more scrubbing! Deep-clean any surface with hardly any effort. The drill brushes are perfect for grout lines, corners, tiles, tubs, showers, carpets, wooden furniture, windows, shower doors, siding, linoleum, stoves, counters, fiberglass, grills, marble, and more. You can even wash your dishes! Learn more or order here.
12-volt items not working? Check this!
This came in from CeeCee in our comments: “On our trip last fall, the battery disconnect switch by the door of our MH inadvertently got turned off. Be aware that if this switch is off, nothing that requires 12-volt such as furnace, fridge, lights, etc., will work. We were camping in below-freezing temperatures at the time. DH was looking for fuses, circuit breakers, broken connections, anything that might be the cause of the problem. If your 12-volt stuff doesn’t work, check this switch. It may save you much troubleshooting or a service call.” Thanks for the great tip, CeeCee!
Website of the day
We may have shared this website with you in the past but one of our readers, Doug, just sent it to us and we admired it all over again. Listen to live radio stations all over the world. Seriously, this will keep you entertained! Thanks, Doug!
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Clubs and useful organizations
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Readers’ Pet of the Day
“Meet our 15-year-old ‘Max’, who wants you to know he’s always ready to hit the road for as many RV trips as possible. His quest for camping and exploration is as strong as his owners’, who have been RVing for more than a year. In this photo, you will find him here getting comfortable after a long day.” —Karl & Jennifer Zinchak
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.
Check for gas leaks often by using this!
Russ & Tiña De Maris write: “We keep our natural gas leak detector tucked in the door pocket of our tow vehicle so we can check for leaks when we reconnect an LP bottle after filling. We also use it whenever we make up a new connection on a gas line, or ‘think’ we might have a leak. Here’s one you can pick up for a good price with lots of good reviews.”
Leave here with a laugh
A reader who calls himself “NOT FUNNY” (well, isn’t that ironic…) sent us this photo. Ha!
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