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RV Daily Tips. Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Issue 1613
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

“When obstacles arise, you change your direction to reach your goal; you do not change your decision to get there.” ―Zig Ziglar

Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is National Rotisserie Chicken Day!

On this day in history: 1835 – P. T. Barnum and his circus start their first tour of the United States.

Tip of the Day

Prepare early for your RV trips – You’ll be glad you did

By Mark J. Polk, RV Education 101
Prime camping and travel season is here, but is your RV ready to go? Sometimes when we return home from an RV trip all we want to do is sit down and relax. But I’ve learned from past experiences that if I take a little time and be proactive after an RV trip, the RV will always be ready to roll at a moment’s notice.

Here are some tips to help keep your RV ready to roll…

Yesterday’s tip of the day: Easy tips to make sure your RV’s fridge stays cool all summer long

Today’s RV review…

In today’s column, industry insider Tony Barthel reviews the new 2021 nuCamp T@B CS-S Teardrop Hybrid. As he reports, “The CS-S is kind of a transition trailer between a true teardrop and a larger trailer such as one of nuCamp’s other offerings. There are a number of nifty options for color customization, awnings and more, and the trailers are light enough to be towable by a wide variety of vehicles.” Learn more.

Did you read Tony’s review yesterday of the 2021 Airstream Caravel 22FB Travel Trailer? If you missed it, you can read it here.

For previous RV reviewsclick 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, June 2, 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.

This RV can store enough water to last years!

(Note: That headline was written tongue-in-cheek.) Henry Schwagly sent us this photo and we got a good laugh out of it. He wrote, “Be sure to pack extra water when dry camping!” Too funny!

Yesterday’s featured article: Need an RV mattress? This MIGHT be your pick to “sleep on it”

Reader poll

Have you ever been stuck in your RV during a storm so violent you feared for your safety?

Sorry to remind you, but please tell us here.

Helpful resources


Did you buy a lemon RV? Here’s more about RV lemons and lawyers who will represent you if you need help.

Quick Tip

Dead decal removal

Tired of those worn-out RV sidewall decals crisping up at the edges and making your rig look old and tired? Here’s how one RVer was able to remove his: (1) Use a hair dryer (or heat gun used carefully – works much faster) to warm it up. (2) Slide a fingernail under an edge to begin the pull-off process. Peel carefully, reheating as needed. (3) Use “Goo Gone” to remove any remaining adhesive. (4) Immediately wash off the Goo Gone to protect the rig’s gel coat.

The beach, the lake, the water park, the shower… whatever it is, you’ll want this.

Website of the day

The 17 best U.S. state fairs
Many state fairs are on for the summer! Get your ferris-wheel-ridin’ corn-dog-eatin’ self ready to have some fun! This list from Insider ranks the top 17 state fairs around the country.

Popular articles you may have missed at

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Recipe of the Day

Crunchy Cheddar & Onion Chicken Breast
by Robynne Glenn from Henderson, NV

If you’re looking to jazz up chicken breast, add this easy recipe to your dinner rotation. It’s crunchy, cheesy, and super flavorful. We really like the crunchy breading on top. The blend of spices added with the cheese, crispy rice cereal, and fried onions tickle your taste buds. Your family will fall in love with this baked chicken.

We like the sound of this! Yum! Get the recipe.

SEE YESTERDAY’S YUMMY RECIPE: Salmon Club Sandwich With Dill Caper Aioli

3-in-1 NOAA radio, flashlight and phone charger must-have for RVers
This emergency hand-crank radio is a necessity for RVers. Keep it somewhere safe, you never know when it will come in handy. The 3-in-1 radio is also a bright LED flashlight and a smartphone charger. The radio can be charged via solar charging, hand cranking or a USB plug. Read about why this radio is so important to have here.


In post-World War II, construction projects reshaped roads in the United States. To make way for those roads, homes were razed to the ground. According to Popular Mechanics, more than 5,000 families were forced to move in New York when the 8.3-mile Cross-Bronx Expressway ran right through their neighborhood in what was a very populated section of the Bronx. Because of it, neighborhoods to the south went downhill fast, as they were cut off from normal street flow and commerce located on the other side of the highway.

*What costs more to make? Shredded wheat cereal or a shredded wheat cereal box? Guess, then check yesterday’s trivia to see if you’re right. 

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

Readers’ Pet of the Day

“McTavish (not pictured) is a lively 6-month-old Scottish Terrier who adapted quickly to our wandering lifestyle. His ‘sister,’ Pyewacket, is a Lynx Point Siamese who has been traveling since she was three months old. She’s now two and so enthusiastic, as all can see!” —Jo Strickland

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!

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Leave here with a laugh

Ha! Thanks for sending, Jrr! 

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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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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 or this newsletter.

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Retired Firefighter Tom
1 year ago

The past week most of my RVTravel newsletters went to my “spam” folder. Jsut found them yesterday. 5/27, 5/29, 5/29. 5/30 and 6/1 were all in SPAM. At least today’s was in my regular mail.

RV Staff
1 year ago

Sorry,Tom. There was an issue with our email notifications which went to folks with Yahoo, AOL, and a couple other email addresses. If your newsletter was in the regular mail today, hopefully that means that our IT folks got the issue resolved. Have a great day! 😀 —Diane

1 year ago

While using a heat gun in removing the decal once the edge is up on the decal and the decal is still sticky place the end on a putty knife continue heat the decal and pulling up and slightly pulling forward with the putty knife will making removing the decal easy and prevent burning your fingers from the heat gun or hair dryer or glue residue.

1 year ago

I am thinking National Geograhic? Maybe but I did read where some highways that went thru neighborhoods will be torn out or down to rebuild homes that were distroyed when the highway ran right thru the neighborhood. I would like to see that happen. But probably not in my life time. As for open range? O M G that is something I will always giggle at when I see a range or that sign. Needed that giggle.

Lynn Davis
1 year ago

My newsletter along with my husband’s started showing up in our junk mail last week. Now it’s still in my husband’s junk, but I’m not receiving it at all. I even re-subscribed. We both have an AOL account. Thanks

RV Staff
1 year ago
Reply to  Lynn Davis

Sorry, Lynn. Apparently there’s an issue with our email service for some of our readers with Yahoo, AOL, and other email accounts. Our IT folks have been working on it. I’ve just asked for an update. Hopefully it will be resolved soon. Thank you for your patience in the meantime. Have a good night. 😀 —Diane

1 year ago
Reply to  Lynn Davis

It is happening to us too. I just right click and open the newsletter and then delete. I am still getting them but do not mind the inconvenience. I just now know where to find it. I like challenges.

Judy G
1 year ago

How come the daily newsletter used to arrive in my inbox by 4 a.m. MDT and for the past week it doesn’t come till 10?

RV Staff
1 year ago
Reply to  Judy G

Sorry, Judy. There seems to be an issue with folks who have a Yahoo account. We’re working on getting it resolved. Thank you for your patience in the meantime. Have a great day! 😀 —Diane

Nikki Harnish
1 year ago

Re Trivia: Bet you anything they did that because the folks in the South Bronx didn’t have any political clout.

Last edited 1 year ago by Nikki Harnish
1 year ago

For removing decals 3M adhesive remover, plastic razor blades and a heat gun worked great for me, the goo gone didn’t. Afterwards I cleaned the area and re-waxed, looks like new. Also works for removing wheel weight residue on custom wheels.

1 year ago
Reply to  brian

They have an ‘eraser wheel’ that goes into the drill, WORKS GREAT! A little heat from a heat gun helps too.

Tony Grigg
1 year ago

Regarding today’s thought .. Zig Ziglar is my favorite author. Some of his books seem targeted at sales people, however don’t let that fool you. EVERYONE can gain knowledge and improve their life by absorbing his books. I cannot recommend them more strongly.

1 year ago
Reply to  Tony Grigg

Do you remember his radio station(s)? Used to listen to it during walks long ago, lots of positivity from all different angles. Seems like maybe that’s where Dave Ramsey got started or am I imagining things?

Joe H
1 year ago

The article about state fairs is from 2019. I would consider this out of date normally. With the pandemic, it is really should be researched thoroughly before posting.

1 year ago
Reply to  Joe H

Agreed and recommending Minnesota Get Together right now, no way.

1 year ago
Reply to  Jeb

Why not Minnesota (in August)? One of their campground rules, we do not allow pets, is a clincher for ME!