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.
“Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.” ―
Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is National Spinach Day!
On this day in history: 1934 – The United Kingdom driving test is introduced.
Tip of the Day
Tax Corner: Tax credit for solar panels on an RV?
By Neil Seidler, CPA, CMA
Question: I installed solar panels on my motorhome in 2020. Does that qualify for the Solar Tax Credit?
Answer: According to the U.S. Department of Energy you can claim a Residential Energy Credit for solar equipment in both your principal residence and a second home. Therefore, your motorhome, in fact most RVs, should qualify for the Residential Energy Credit (Solar Tax Credit). The tax credit is valid for any RV that qualifies as, or has been accepted as, a second home for tax purposes. Continue reading.
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In today’s column, industry insider Tony Barthel reviews the new 2021 Airstream Basecamp 20. He writes, “The Basecamp is Airstream’s single-axle trailer that is marketed to outdoor adventure folks. What attracted me to the trailer was the flexible space in the back and the large windows in the front.” Learn more.
Did you read Tony’s review yesterday of the 2021 Jayco Eagle 25.5REOK Fifth Wheel? If you missed it, you can read it here.
For previous RV reviews, click here.
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Avoid smacking low bridges with the 2021 Road Atlas
The 2021 edition of the premier guide to off-limit highways for large RVs is a must-have for every RVer. While it’s designed for big rig truckers, all RVers who travel in unfamiliar territory with recreation vehicles over about 11 feet tall will find it incredibly useful. Learn more.
Yesterday’s featured article: Tip for RV park owners: How to make more money at the expense of RVers
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How important to you is listening to music?
La la laaaaa! Sing your way over here.
Run your RV’s air conditioner with only normal household power or a small generator. It’s now possible!
Don’t sweep this one under the rug!
Not sure if your slide-out is gonna hit that tree or your next door neighbor when you extend it? Get a broomstick, hold one end flush with the coach and mark how far out each slide extends. Then, when you’re in a tight spot pull out the broomstick to see how far your slide goes out. Saves a lot of angst when things are tight.
Thanks for the tip, Kern Stump!
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These have a pizza our hearts! We love seeing creative products like this!
Website of the day
Speaking of music (the poll above), this website is so neat! If you have a song stuck in your head but can’t remember what it’s called, open this site, turn on your microphone, and sing or hum into the computer. The software works its magic and will tell you the name of the song within seconds. Give it a try!
Clubs and useful organizations
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• Escapees. Best Club for RVers: All RVers welcome, no matter what type of RV, make or model.
If you suffer from omphalophobia, you’re afraid of bellybuttons. Ahhhh!
*Yesterday we told you the sweet story of Harold Hackett, who has pen pals around the world because of what unusual object? Read yesterday’s trivia to find out.
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Readers’ Pet of the Day
“This is our baby, Zoee, watching us and guarding our rig!” —Hank & Shirleen Smith
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
I went furniture shopping the other night and really hit it off with the sales associate. She was so pretty and so nice! It didn’t work out though. She was looking for a serious relationship but I was just looking for one nightstand.
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