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RV Daily Tips. Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Issue 1612
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.

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Today’s thought

“Know from whence you came. If you know whence you came, there are absolutely no limitations to where you can go.” ―James Baldwin

Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is National Say Something Nice Day!

On this day in history: 1494 – A monk, John Cor, records the first known batch of Scotch whisky.

Tip of the Day

Easy tips to make sure your RV’s fridge stays cool all summer long

By Gail Marsh
If it’s not already, it’s going to get hot pretty soon, and your RV refrigerator is going to need your help! Follow these few easy steps to ensure your fridge (and food) stay cool all summer long. Click here to read.

Yesterday’s tip of the day: Trailer loses tire; driver doesn’t know. Moral: Check those lug nuts!

Today’s RV review…

In today’s column, industry insider Tony Barthel reviews the new 2021 Airstream Caravel 22FB Travel Trailer. How does the Caravel differ from the Bambi he reviewed last week? In quite a few ways. Learn more in his review.

Did you read Tony’s review yesterday of the 2021 Surveyor Legend 203RKLE Travel Trailer? If you missed it, you can read it here.

For previous RV reviewsclick here.

Listen to the latest podcast at Podbean • Apple PodcastsSpotifyPandoraAmazon/AudibleGoogle Podcasts • Player FMListen NotesiHeartRadio

 →  The future of RVing as many know it is doomed

Is this your RV?

Interstate 25 at the New Mexico/Colorado border.

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, June 1, 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.

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.

 NEW  Our favorite RV camping guidebooks. Our staff uses these excellent books for research and on our trips.

Need an RV mattress? This MIGHT be your pick to “sleep on it”

One of the finest things we can think of when evening falls is knowing there’s a comfortable bed just a few feet away. Ah, sleep! But sometimes RV manufacturers make it a bit difficult to get there by creating “bed spaces” in oddball sizes. Trying to find a mattress to fit can be close to impossible. Enter Brooklyn Bedding, which “custom crafts” mattresses to fit a variety of sizes, sleep needs and price points. Learn more.

Yesterday’s featured article: On Memorial Day, how lucky I am to be alive

National Trails Day is this Saturday, June 5th.
Celebrate by hiking one of these top 10 best hiking trails in the U.S.

Reader poll

Do you wish your RV’s bathroom were bigger or smaller?

Tell us here, please!

Quick Tip

Leave young “abandoned” animals alone

It’s spring, and more young animals are showing up where RVers might frequent. If you come across one of these youngsters, leave it alone. The deer fawning season began in early to mid-May. A newborn fawn’s mottled coat and mother’s care usually hides them from predators. A doe may leave her fawn for hours at a time while she is browsing for food. During that time people may spot the young animal lying alone in tall grass or in a brushy area. Many people interfere with the fawn thinking it has been abandoned by its mothers and needs help. This is rarely the case. Leave all young animals alone unless it’s obviously injured or orphaned. To be sure, spend time observing the animal from a distance to make that determination. Don’t observe from too close or the mother may stay away.

Website of the day

National Parks With Fast Mobile Phone (Download) Service
If whatever National Park you visit is determined by its phone speed (mobile download speed), this list will help you plan.

Cue: “Awwwww!” Seriously, you’re going to say “awwwww!” We bet you. Click here.

And the Survey Says…

We’ve polled readers more than 1,500 times in recent years. Here are a few things we’ve learned about them:

• 83 percent position their toilet paper over the roll (not under)
• 43 percent say they use their RV most to travel, while 31 percent say they use it most to camp, and 27 percent live in it.
• If they needed $5,000 cash today to buy something, 87 percent say they have the cash on the spot.

Recent poll: Have you ever had a mechanical problem with a slide-out that required professional repair?

Recipe of the Day

Salmon Club Sandwich With Dill Caper Aioli
by Robin Lieneke from Chamois, MO
There is nothing ordinary about this sandwich. The salmon is lightly seasoned and cooked perfectly. A cool and tangy caper dill aioli is smeared onto a toasted bun. Then, tomato, lettuce, and bacon top off this amazingly delicious sandwich. With layers of fresh flavors, this is an impressive club sandwich that’s easy to prepare.

Yummy! This sounds like the perfect summer sandwich. Get the recipe.

SEE YESTERDAY’S YUMMY RECIPE: Apricot Barbecue Sauce for Grilling

Eliminate hose crimping at the faucet!
Sometimes it’s a real pain hooking up your hose to a faucet or to your RV. This Camco flexible hose protector is the answer. Its easy gripper makes attaching the hose effortless. It’s compliant with all federal and state low-level lead laws, too. Every RVer should have one or two of these. Super low price, tooLearn more or order.


It costs more to make a shredded wheat cereal box than it does to make the actual cereal itself. And we bet it’s like that for many other things too!

*On a clear, moonless night, with no other lights around, how far away could the human eye detect a match? The answer will shock you! Find out in yesterday’s trivia

Readers’ Pet of the Day

“They are best buddies. Brother and sister. She was a rescue. We had 5 Golden Retrievers when Nuisance came to our family. And she really thinks she’s a dog and Jack is her brother. We got Jack after our last Golden passed. Our hearts were empty without a dog and Nuisance kept looking for her family (dogs). We have full-timed since 2011. Some people are amazed when they see Jack and Nuisance on leads going for a walk.” —Cheryl Robinson

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!

Used by the staff!
Lap desk puts your back to rest!

If you find yourself using your computer on your lap, reading your Kindle on the couch, or having a hard time holding that heavy hardback, you need this lap desk! The desk has eight adjustable levels and even has a stopper to hold objects upright. Great for those who have lower back pain or terrible posture. Learn more or order.

Leave here with a laugh

I’m driving with this guy and he runs right through a stop sign. 
I say, “Hey, that was a stop sign!” And he says, “I drive like my brother!” A few blocks later he plows right through a red light. I say, “You just ran a red light!” And he says, “I drive like my brother!” So now we’re coming up on a green light, and he slows down. I’m confused, so I say, “It’s green… why are you slowing down?!” He says, “We’re in my neighborhood. My brother might be coming.”

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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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1 year ago

You failed to explain that the cereal box costs more than the cereal because it TASTES better.

1 year ago

“43 percent say they use their RV most to travel, while 31 percent say they use it most to camp, and 27 percent live in it”

This is interesting – especially so as there’s apparently one person out there doing two things at once – hence the total of 101% !

1 year ago

Verlo mattress also will make a mattress to whatever size you need. We’ve had one over 10 years and love it.

1 year ago

Thank you for adding the article about leaving fawns alone. They look so helpless curled up in the grass by themselves. The Wildlife rehabilitation community see these babies “kidnapped” by well meaning people. Baby bunnies are another group to leave alone. They would be better protected if people would not let their cats roam. Wild bunnies can die from the shock of being handled by people. They are different from domesticated bunnies.