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.
“Be comforted, dear soul! There is always light behind the clouds.” ―
Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is National Brisket Day! It’s also National Road Trip Day!
On this day in history: 1892 – In San Francisco, John Muir organizes the Sierra Club.
Tip of the Day
Use tap lights to illuminate dark RV spaces
By Gail Marsh
How many places in your RV could be improved with a little more light? Good news! You can easily light up those dark spaces with very little effort and not much money either. Tap lights are my choice when it comes to illuminating those dark spaces. These little lights have really improved over the past few years. They’re easy to install and use.
Yesterday’s tip of the day: RVing with a pet? Here’s a pussycat’s perspective
In today’s column, industry insider Tony Barthel reviews the new Airstream Bambi 16RB Travel Trailer. He writes, “What if you want a small trailer that has that typical Airstream look? Then you might want an Airstream Bambi.” Learn more and see if you’d join the long waitlist for one.
Did you read Tony’s review yesterday of the Grand Design Imagine 3100RD Travel Trailer? If you missed it, you can read it here.
For previous RV reviews, click here.
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NEW Our favorite RV camping guidebooks. Our staff uses these excellent books for research and on our trips.
Video explains RV electrical system basics
This five-minute video explains the basics of how an RV’s 12-volt and 120-volt systems work. It covers converters, inverters, batteries and more. This is good information for anyone, and especially if you’re a new RVer. Watch it here.
Yesterday’s featured article: Why you can’t ever find a space at some RV parks
You may have missed these recent popular stories…
- KOA to add its first campground at a Love’s Travel Stop – More to come?
- Electric vehicles could change the way we camp
- Campground Crowding: Millions of new RVers – Is social media ruining it all?
- Gadget Review: Air Lift helper springs for Ram 1500
Have you ever watched the “Charlie Bit Me” video on YouTube?
Respond here and see if others have watched this hilarious internet classic.
Reader “Bd2″ spoke up on the matter of bugs in your bumper – the place where you store dump hoses. ”I have two of these [magnetic bumper plugs] for both ends of my aft hose storage bumper. Drains just fine and keeps the buggers out.” Thanks Bd2! And here’s where he got them.
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We’ve said it before but we’ll say it again! This is by far our favorite piece of camping decor.
Website of the day
This is a fun website to explore! This link takes you to their Roadside Attractions page, where you can explore state-by-state attractions you won’t want to miss. Have fun!
Clubs and useful organizations
PLEASE NOTE: We may receive an affiliate commission if you join any of these.
• Harvest Hosts: Stay free at farms, wineries and other scenic and peaceful locations for free. Save 15% on membership.
• AllStays: The best website for RVers! Your membership will become your RV-bible.
• Boondockers Welcome: Stay at homes of RVers who welcome you in their driveways, yards, farmland or other space on their private property. Modest membership fee.
• Escapees: Best Club for RVers: All RVers welcome, no matter what type of RV, make or model.
Did you miss Wednesday’s Full-Time RVer newsletter?
If so, you’ll want to click here to read.
Be like Mike Sokol, use silicone!
Mike says: Never use any kind of petroleum-based products on rubber or plastic components in your RV, such as your trailer connector. Doing so will break down the plastic and/or rubber components causing them to swell up and eventually disintegrate. The proper treatment is silicone-based. We use a lot of Heavy Duty Silicone in our shop for general connector cleaning and lubrication. It’s also useful on rubberized door sweeps and such. You can get some of your own here.
Recipe of the Day
Bar-B-Que Beef Brisket
by Suzanne Larsen from Ankeny, IA
Thanks to cooking this low and slow, the meat was so tender it shredded in a snap. Before I even tasted a bite, I knew it was going to be good from the aroma coming from my oven. This BBQ sauce is amazing too. It may become a staple in my fridge. All the flavors work so well together in this dish. Great for a cookout, tailgating… so many options.
Since it’s National Brisket Day, you better make this! Get the recipe.
SEE YESTERDAY’S YUMMY RECIPE: Chubby Hubby Bars
Sheep can recognize the faces of other sheep, even in photos! Not only that, but they can remember other sheep for up to two years. That’s un-baa-lievable! It’s woolly cute…
*What was the Inca’s measurement of time? Hint: It was tasty! We told you yesterday.
Readers’ Pet of the Day
“We adopted Maizie about 5 years ago from the local shelter. She is a loyal and constant companion for us as we have traveled up and down the East Coast prior to COVID. Hopefully, our travels will continue one day.” —Deb and Gary Pearce
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!
Hitch Ball Lubricant extends the life of your hitch mount!
Protect hitch balls and receivers from corrosion with this high-film strength and waterproof grease. Formulated to stay where you apply it, this lubricant reduces friction, wear, rust, water corrosion and noise. Compatible with any variety of trailer applications like receiver hitches, ball mounts, hitch balls, locks, couplers, jacks, and more. Learn more or order here.
Leave here with a laugh
Reader Michael Caufield sent us this photo and wrote, “I had to share this picture of the extent campground managers will go to provide helpful advice!” Too funny! Thanks for sending!
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