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.
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Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is National Crab Stuffed Flounder Day!
On this day in history: 1885 – “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” by Mark Twain is published in the United States.
Are you being affected by severe cold weather? Are you at home or in your RV? Has your RV been of help to you at this time? Please tell us what’s happening with you now during this incredibly challenging time. We are working on a story for the weekend. Submit your comments here.
Tip of the Day
Trucks and RVs: Move over to the left lane – Why?
By Jim Twamley
When piloting a big rig like an RV or an 18-wheeler, the general advice is, “Stay in the right lane except to pass.” There may be an exception to this sage advice, as RVers and truckers share something in common besides the road. So why would you move to the left lane?
We both have control of large and heavy vehicles which require more forethought when maneuvering through traffic. Today’s smart and safe RV tip is to merge into the center or left lane when approaching a truck weigh station. Continue reading.
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In today’s column, industry insider Tony Barthel reviews the Earth Traveler T300 it’s made from chicken feathers. Really! He writes, “I think Earth Traveler has a unique concept that is worth looking into if you’d rather keep that smaller tow vehicle but still have a sense of adventure.” Learn more.
Did you read Tony’s review yesterday of the Tiger Adventure Vehicles, The Bengal? If you missed it, you can read it here.
For previous RV reviews, click here.
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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 locate roof leaks
Regular inspections of your RV’s roof can help you identify a problem when something “looks different” from your previous inspection and can prevent leak problems before they cause costly damage. Here’s how to locate current or potential roof leaks.
Yesterday’s featured article: Try out a propane campfire when burning wood won’t do
Are you a morning or a night person?
Wake up and tell us here.
Strengthen your hands, fingers and forearms
Here’s a great, easy way to build up the strength in your hands, fingers or forearms. Perfect for RVers. If you suffer from arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis or tennis elbow this is for you. It’s also great for simply building up the strength of your grip. This is a best seller and costs about $9. Learn more or order.
Cleaning the black tank and its sprayer heads
We received this tip from Tim Slack: “Awhile ago I read a tip in your newsletter about dumping a black tank as normal then filling it with clean water, maybe with Dawn detergent, letting it sit for 24 or more hours, and then dumping. It worked well, so I do it periodically. The tank sprayer heads were blocked when we bought our used Tiffin Open Road. The last time I did the clean water trick, I discovered that the water had softened the dried blockage in my tank sprayer heads and they work again! So, thanks for that earlier tip, and please pass along my addendum for others to try.” Thanks, Tim!
Website of the day
Addicted 2 Success
If you’re feeling a bit unmotivated lately, like you’ve hit a roadblock, this is the site for you. On it, you’ll find tons of articles to motivate, uplift and inspire you.
With SoftStart run your RV A/C with only normal household power. Yes, it’s possible!
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:
• 19 percent say their RV has been in a service shop for electrical repairs within the last year or two
• 65 percent almost always or very often eat off paper plates while RVing
• 30 percent say their friends call them by a nickname, not by their given name
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He’s the boyfriend of your dreams!! He doesn’t talk back, but he’s the best cuddler… Meet him here.
48 percent of the world’s population (older than the age of 15) claim to have never consumed any type of alcohol in their lifetime.
*Where would you find the largest county in the U.S.? We tell you the answer and how big it is in yesterday’s trivia.
Readers’ Pet of the Day
“This is our Maisy girl. She’s an American Cocker Spaniel. She’s 2.5 years old and is a goodwill ambassador to all who we meet. She never meets an enemy and loves everyone.” —Brinklyn Sellers
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
Did you hear about the guy who fell into the well? I found out why it happened. He couldn’t see that well.
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