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.
“Arrange whatever pieces come your way.” ―
Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is National Dirty Dishes Day!
On this day in history: 1953 – Jackie Cochran becomes the first woman to break the sound barrier.
Tip of the Day
Buying a rental RV – Good idea?
Dear RV Shrink:
We are in the market for our first RV. My husband thinks we should buy a used rental Class C motorhome. I am in favor of buying used, and have studied used rental websites, but they seem to want the high dollar for the motorhomes they are culling from their fleets. Are these units a good deal? Am I missing something? I want to enjoy traveling and not have to constantly worry about repair problems. Should we be considering new instead? —Confused in Cleveland
Do you have a tip? Submit it here.
Yesterday’s tip of the day: Top 6 reasons to love and 6 reasons to hate RVing
In today’s column, industry insider Tony Barthel reviews the K-Z Connect SE C221FKKSE Travel Trailer. He writes, “I think there are a lot of reasons to look at couple’s travel trailers with rear bedrooms, including slightly more closet space (the closet doesn’t have to accommodate the sloping nose of the trailer) and huge kitchen countertops.” Learn more about this rear-bedroom, large-countertop trailer here.
Did you read Tony’s review yesterday of the 2021 Palomino Solaire Ultra Lite 202RB? 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, May 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 2 readers claimed their $25 Amazon gift cards: Patti Schneider of Milton, Florida, and Sumner Schachter of Glenwood Springs, Colorado.
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.
Got a motorhome? Enjoy life more with a dinghy
If you intend to travel in a motorhome, think seriously about towing a transportation vehicle. … No getting around it, towing a dinghy (transportation vehicle) maximizes the freedom and convenience of traveling in a motorhome. Learn much more in this post by Jared Montgomery.
Yesterday’s featured article: The second most important step in buying an RV
How many keys are on your key ring?
Count ’em, then tell us here.
Reefer madness resolved
From Russ and Tiña De Maris
Boondockers use LP gas to run their refrigerator, and sometimes this creates a problem. If your RV refrigerator “acts up” and doesn’t seem to be cooling, don’t immediately condemn parts. Check the cooling system “burner” first. Scale can develop in the refrigerator chimney, and it can come loose and drop down onto the burner, causing it to operate less efficiently, or go out altogether. Our next-door neighbor pulled in and immediately had refrigerator problems. We checked the burner and, sure enough, scale had dropped onto it, which we quickly blew off. Problem resolved – for a few days – when the same thing happened all over again. Sometimes it takes a couple of attempts.
Website of the day
Bucket-List Casinos Across America
If you’re a casino camper or a casino-goer, this list is for you! And even if you aren’t, you might be after you visit some of these – wowie!
????? MYSTERY PRODUCT OF THE DAY ??????
OK, now. This is something we really want! We love a product that’s handy AND cute!
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:
• If stranded on a desert island, 79 percent would rather be stranded with their spouse/partner than anyone else (other choices given were best friend, a child, a dog, or other)
• 17 percent say their favorite milkshake flavor is strawberry
• 49 percent of full-timers live/travel in a motorhome
by Christina Haley from Union City, TN
The concept of using quesadillas as a bun is genius. They add a cheesy crunch to the delicious burger. The meat itself is moist and full of taco flavor. The fresh pico on top is a burst of flavor while the ooey-gooey pepper jack cheese is perfection. These are definitely decadent… and delicious!
This is a GREAT idea! Join us in making these for dinner! Get the recipe.
SEE YESTERDAY’S YUMMY RECIPE: Fresh Peach & Cherry Cobbler
The wildest multi-tool gadget…
This wild, elusive, totally unique multi-tool carabiner is perfect to keep on your key ring or backpack. When someone asks you for a screwdriver, wrench, can opener, bottle opener, cord-cutter, or ruler, tell them Sasquatch can help! Every camper and outdoor enthusiast needs one of these! It’s cool, but it will also come in handy at the campsite! Learn more or order. (Hurry, before he disappears again!)
There is a hotline that filmmakers can call for science advice with the goal of helping filmmakers incorporate accurate science into their movies.
*What seemingly affordable popular snack costs more per ounce than filet mignon in the U.S? Yesterday’s trivia tells you.
Readers’ Pet of the Day
“This is Woody, the Norwich Terrier, patiently waiting for his first trip in our new Class C Renegade Vienna.” —Natalie Osborn
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
Become a Member!
This newsletter is brought to you Monday through Friday by RVtravel.com and is funded primarily through voluntary subscription contributions from our readers. Thank you! IF YOU APPRECIATE THIS NEWSLETTER and others from RVtravel.com, will you please consider pledging your support? Learn more or contribute.
Need help? Contact us.
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.
This website utilizes some advertising services. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases. Regardless of this potential revenue, unless stated otherwise, we only recommend products or services we believe provide value to our readers.
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 RVtravel.com or this newsletter.
Mail us at 9792 Edmonds Way, #265, Edmonds, WA 98020.
This newsletter is copyright 2021 by RVtravel.com