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RV Daily Tips. Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Issue 1543
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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Today’s thought

“The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain!” ―Dolly Parton

Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is National Tortilla Chip Day!

On this day in history: 1854 – A Penny Red with perforations was the first perforated postage stamp to be officially issued for distribution.

Tip of the Day

Black ice driving tips for RVers

By Rene Agredano, LiveWorkDream
Winter is a challenging time for RVers to be on the road. Even if you don’t experience a snowstorm, sudden freezing temperatures can create one of the most hazardous driving conditions for RVers: black ice.

This unsafe road condition can happen during any time of day but is most prevalent when the air temperatures approach freezing. As moisture accumulates on a highway, if the road surface freezes before the moisture does, you’re in for a slippery ride. Continue reading.

Today’s RV review…

In today’s column, industry insider Tony Barthel reviews the new 2021 inTech Sol Dawn Travel Trailer. As he reports, “One of the best ways to do things in business is to make a product that stands out visually. This is a guarantee that people will, at the very least, take notice. But if you back that up with a solid design and quality engineering, people will tell their friends. That’s inTech’s Sol line.” Learn more.

Did you read Tony’s review yesterday of the 2021 Safari Condo Alto A2124? If you missed it, you can read it here.

For previous RV reviewsclick 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, Feb. 24, 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 Amazon gift card: Marty M. of Illinois, Steve T. of California, and Dawn G. of Pennsylvania.

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.

Don’t get lost – Find your way back by taking a photo

As an RV traveler, this is Chris Guld’s favorite feature of Google Photos. She takes a picture every time they park at a new camp spot so whenever they are away from that spot, she can easily navigate back there using this feature of Google Photos and Google Maps. Learn how easy it is find your way back to your RV.

Yesterday’s featured article: Why inflate motorhome tires differently than trailer tires?

Now THIS is how you pamper yourself! Ooooh, we can just imagine how good this would feel after a long day… You’re going to want it.

Reader poll

Do you have children?

Count the kids, then tell us here.

Helpful resources


Did you buy a lemon RV? Here’s more about RV lemons and lawyers who will represent you if you need help.

Will you watch the new Golden Globe-nominated movie “Nomadland”? Read about it and watch the trailer here.

Quick Tip

Take note with reflectors

“I had trouble locating where my jacks were until I added the reflectors above them. Also added one pointing down to tell a parker where my sewer outlet is located.”

Thanks for the tip, Ross Boyer! Do you have a tip? Submit it here.

Don’t swelter in your RV anymore!

At we don’t see too many products that we go nuts over, but the SoftStartRV is a game changer. Here’s what it can do:
• Run two air conditioners on a 30-amp hookup.
• Run one air conditioner using only a small portable generator.
• Run one air conditioner on 20-amp household current.
• Run an air conditioner or two using your onboard inverter system. Read more.

Website of the day

Last week we showed you Radio Garden but this week we’re introducing you to Radiooooo, a website that plays you all the most popular radio tunes around the world, starting in the year 1900 to now. It’s neat to see the progression of music throughout the century!

Popular articles you may have missed at

• Is this fifth wheel towing setup legal? Is it even safe?
• U.S. Postal Service isn’t getting better; its old trucks are burning
• Disaster at the dump station. Warning: This is disgusting


Skip the tanning bed! There are more skin cancer cases due to indoor tanning beds than there are lung cancer cases due to smoking. A bronze glow isn’t worth it!

*How much blood does your heart pump in your lifetime? Find the insane visual in yesterday’s trivia.

The funniest sign for your RV (and a best-seller with readers!). Click here to laugh.

Readers’ Pet of the Day

“Teddy is on high alert to go camping.” —Ross Hammarstedt

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

Two men meet on opposite sides of a river. One shouts to the other, “I need you to help me get to the other side!” The other guy replies, “You’re on the other side!”

Did you miss the latest RV Travel Newsletter? If so, read it here.
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RV Daily Tips Staff

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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Everything in this newsletter is true to the best of our knowledge. But we occasionally get something wrong. We’re just human! So don’t go spending $10,000 on something we said was good simply because we said so, or fixing something according to what we suggested (check with your own technician first). Maybe we made a mistake. Tips and/or comments in this newsletter are those of the authors and may not reflect the views of or this newsletter.

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1 year ago

If we find a great camping spot we take a picture to remind us of what the number was and why. This way we can go back years later and get the same spot again.

1 year ago

Our dog teddy the minute he hears the word camping he gets all excited. Or even if I am getting the camper ready to go he is at the car door waiting. The other were not grown on the love of camping. Our girl dog takes one look and goes noooooo……and heads straight for the house. We have found ways to make her comfortable but nothing is better then on the sofa in her favorite corner. 5 months and on the road again.

1 year ago

The reflectors could also tell the Smiths, Jones, Brunigs, and anyone else where the sewer outlet is- not just the Parkers.

Bob P
1 year ago

I thought reflectors only worked at night.

Kaeleen Buckingham
1 year ago

Funniest sign on an RV – “This is our children’s inheritance.”

1 year ago

The “trivia” has missing information-
because indoor tanning is considered lethal, there is a 10% excise tax that must be paid by the salon to offset medical treatments from tanning.

Jim O'Briant
1 year ago
Reply to  Michael

That’s all well and good, but I don’t want skin cancer, no matter who pays for treatment.

1 year ago

Saw the movie Nomad, very depressing, not my cup of tea – and yes I saw all of it on Hulu.

Sink Jaxon
1 year ago
Reply to  john1470

The book is the same…just in more detail…

Gene Bjerke
1 year ago
Reply to  john1470

It is slow-paced, dark (lighting budget of $0), and has no discernable plot; I guess that makes it Art.

Tom Moeller
1 year ago

The tip of the day is the best I have seen in along time.

1 year ago

Post Office service doesn’t exist. They closed our local P.O. I did a change of address form mid-Dec. I received a newspaper dated January 22 yesterday. No telling what else is out there not showing up.
At least, it has cut down on the junk mail.

1 year ago
Reply to  Tom

Because of the USPS work-slow down (protesting overtime cuts) and COVID, it’s not unusual for first class mail to take a month. I’ve recently had two priority mail packages travel from shipper to my regional hub then back to the shipper’s hub, then back to me before getting delivered. We got Christmas cards in late January and a Valentines card mailed Feb 4th was delivered the 22nd.

Tommy Molnar
1 year ago
Reply to  Tom

We had our mail forwarded to Houston when we were down there for almost eight months. None of our magazines made it, and who knows what else? I’m disgusted with the US Mail. It’s a joke. They can’t keep letter carriers either. It seems nobody wants to work, or work hard. Being a letter carrier is hard work (all the sorting and stacking before they even leave to start delivering).

1 year ago
Reply to  Tommy Molnar

Louis DeJoy was hired June 2020 to destroy – dismantle our postal system. 70 days after taking the job as US Postmaster General, delivery of mail in all categories dropped by 8 1/2% due to adjustments ordered by DeJoy. I think the majority of our postal employees are hard working dedicated people. It’s clear to me that the objective is to privatize our postal system. Horrible idea.