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.
“What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly.” ―
Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is National Scrabble Day!
On this day in history: 1960 – The United States launches Transit 1-B, the world’s first satellite navigation system.
Tip of the Day
New to RVing? Here’s what experienced RVers want you to know
By Nanci Dixon
It’s no secret that RVing is exploding in popularity. It was recently ranked “the safest way to travel in 2021,” after all. So what should folks new to RVing know? What are all those “etiquette” things more experienced RVers are always talking about? Are there unspoken rules that everyone is judging the newbie RVers on? Here is a list of some of those rules learned from experience by longtime RVers.
Do you have a tip? Submit it here.
In today’s column, industry insider Tony Barthel reviews the Valiant Extreme Teardrop. As he reports, “While this trailer does sort of follow the form of a traditional teardrop, with an outside kitchen and indoor bedroom, it’s also very different in some ways.” Keep reading to see what makes it different.
Did you read Tony’s review yesterday of the Dynamax Isata 5 Series Class C? 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 time today, April 13, 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 Amazon gift certificates: Karl and Jennifer Z. of Belton, Missouri, and Ed D. of Fort Wayne, Indiana.
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.
Did you listen to our second podcast? You’re going to want to! Find it here.
Don’t like guns? Alternatives for self-protection
Do you want to feel protected while camping but you shun guns? There are alternatives that will help you in the event you find yourself under assault, either by an animal, or a human being acting like an animal. Learn more.
Yesterday’s featured article: How a pig nearly changed U.S. history
How often have you used grocery home delivery during the pandemic?
Finish up your shopping list, then tell us here.
Check your refrigerator at the beginning of the RVing season
As you prepare your RV for the season, be sure to check the refrigerator before you start it up. Remove anything you have in the doors keeping them propped open. Make sure the inside of the fridge is clean. Close the doors and go outside and open the refrigerator compartment. Clean out the webs, dirt, pine needles, etc., and vacuum it out. If you see any damage, you may need to have the unit checked by a Certified RV Technician. Once this is done, turn on your LP gas and turn the refrigerator on. It may take a number of tries to get it started while the air is purged from the LP lines. When it starts, watch it for a bit to make sure it stays lit and everything is okay. Then switch it to Auto and let it run for 24 hours to get cold.
Website of the day
This is one of those websites where you could spend all day reading articles. Have fun exploring! Oh, and grab a notepad – you’ll get lots of travel ideas.
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Holy smokes! This has EVERYTHING! Get ready to trash your RV’s toolbox and replace it with this…
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:
• 7 percent met their current partner on an online dating website
• 13 percent watch a DVD movie in their RV very often
• 31 percent have camped in their RV in Yellowstone National Park at least once
Recent poll: Did you have a business as a kid? (Lots of you did, and there are some kid-businesses we haven’t even heard of before.)
Zucchini or Summer Squash Fritters
by Rose Abrams from Lumberton, NC
These fritters will be amazing if they’re made with shredded zucchini or summer squash. Easy to prepare, they’re a tasty afternoon snack. The outer edges are crispy and the center stays soft. Onion adds a tiny hint of sweetness to the fritters. We placed ours in the oven to keep warm and they turned out perfect.
These would make the RV smell soooo good. Get the recipe here.
SEE YESTERDAY’S YUMMY RECIPE: Chicken Pineapple Kabobs
World War I ended at 11:00 in the morning, on the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918. Sounds like 11 was their magic number!
*What do earwax and a whale’s age have in common? The answer is in yesterday’s trivia.
Keep your rubber roof clean!
Camco’s Pro-Strength Rubber Roof Cleaner and Conditioner is a one-step treatment that removes black streaks, oxidation and road film build up on your rubber roof and helps protect it from further damage. The specially formulated blend of surfactants and conditioners deep cleans and conditions, helping extend the roof’s life. Learn more or order at a great price.
Readers’ Pet of the Day
“Lucy enjoys the walks on the beach.” —Melvin Gregory
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. No blurry photos, please! Please do not submit your photo more than once. Thanks!
Leave here with a laugh
What did the wife name her newborn quadruplets?
Adolf, Rudolph, Get-off and Stay-off.
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