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.
“When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this – you haven’t.” ―
Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is National Sloppy Joe Day!
On this day in history: 1850 – American Express is founded by Henry Wells and William Fargo.
Tip of the Day
Tax Corner: Tax return tips especially for RVing business owners
By Neil Seidler, CPA, CMA
Since it’s tax time, I thought I’d give you a few tips and things to think about regarding your tax return, especially if you’re an RVing business owner. Read Neil’s tips here.
Do you have a tip? Submit it here.
In today’s column, industry insider Tony Barthel reviews the new American Dream 39RK Diesel Pusher. Tony jokingly writes, “Ever since I was a wee lad I was told about the American Dream. I think this is something that all young people are told about in the United States but, until I got a press release from an RV company, I didn’t realize the American Dream was actually a motorhome. Who knew?” Learn more and take a look inside.
Did you read Tony’s review yesterday of the Off Grid Trailers Expedition 2.0? If you missed it, you can read it here.
For previous RV reviews, click 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 Daylight time today, March 18, 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 two readers claimed their $25 Amazon gift cards: Joni W. of Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Frank Moy of Pierre, South Dakota.
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.
Boondocking in our National Forests: It’s not just about saving money
The term “boondocking” means different things to different people. It could simply mean camping without hook-ups, which would include many campgrounds managed by the state and national parks, Forest Service, Corps of Engineers and BLM. But many RVers look beyond even the designated primitive camping areas for their own version of what a boondocking campsite should be. Learn more in this article from Bob (“BoondockBob”) Difley.
Yesterday’s featured article: Don’t stand under a tree during lightning! Here’s why! Oh my!
Our readers say THIS is the worst kind of road to drive. Do you agree? We offer tips.
When sweetening food or beverages, is it sugar or artificial sweetener for you?
Tell us your sweet answer here, please.
Surging LP gas pressure?
Does the flame surge or fluctuate on its own when you light a burner on your stove? This could be a sign that you have contamination in your propane gas system. LP gas suppliers are usually careful about their supply system. However, occasionally moisture will find its way in and result in a thick “oil” in the system. This can wreak havoc on an LP gas system, and can lead to symptoms like surging and appliances not staying lit. If this occurs, the system must be serviced by a certified RV technician.
Website of the day
This website is neat! If you’re a writer or just want to double-check an important email you’re about to send, use this website. Write directly on the website and it will correct your grammar, it will show you when you’re using a passive voice, it will help with your readability and so much more.
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We wish we had known about this all winter! What a treat this would be!
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:
• 62 percent store their RV (when not in use) on their own property
• 63 percent say that water has dripped into their RV during a bad rainstorm
• 93 percent say they have never practiced an emergency exit through their RV’s exit window (we suggest you do!)
Recent poll: Would you pay $80 for a $40 hookup campsite if it were the only available site for 50 miles? (lots of comments)
Go outside and take a walk! No, really, go do it. If you sit for more than three hours per day you might be cutting your life short by two full years. Read this report from Time (we guarantee you’ll go for a walk after that!).
*If you celebrated St. Patrick’s Day yesterday but don’t know the history behind it, read yesterday’s trivia.
Readers’ Pet of the Day
“Gemma on her first glamping trip!” —Eric Yeo
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.
A fun way to solve problems with your RV!
This amazing Digital Inspection Endoscope makes discovering problems with your RV fun! This small two-camera endoscope with a viewing monitor allows you to see into tight, small, dark spaces to locate where problems might occur. Have mice? See where they’re coming in. Have a wire that has come loose? Peek at it and see where it needs to be tightened. Have a water leak? Find the source! Read more about this amazing device here. Every RVer needs one!
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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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