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RV Daily Tips. Thursday, June 3, 2021

Issue 1614
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

“My only regrets are the moments when I doubted myself and took the safe route. Life is too short to waste time being unhappy.” ―Dan Howell

Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is National Egg Day!

On this day in history: 1889 – The first long-distance electric power transmission line in the United States is completed, running 14 miles between a generator at Willamette Falls and downtown Portland, Oregon.

Tip of the Day

Reader explains the best driving-to-camping ratio rule

By Gail Marsh
I’ve learned so much from you, our readers! One of the best tips (for me) came from reader Snayte.

“I have developed a rule that works pretty well for us for weekend or extended weekend trips. One night stay for each hour of driving.”

Isn’t that a great guideline to follow? Some RVers can take their rig for long, extended vacations. Others can’t afford to take time off from work or other obligations. Their RV experience is limited to shorter campground stays. In any case, the majority of folks who RV want their “time away” to be fun and relaxing. That’s hard to do if you feel as if you rush to the campground, frantically set up, and in a blink of an eye, it’s time to hitch up and make that long trek home. Our reader solved that problem with what I’ve dubbed “One-to-One RVing.”

Click here to read more about this extremely helpful “rule”!

Yesterday’s tip of the day: Prepare early for your RV trips – You’ll be glad you did

Today’s RV review…

In today’s column, industry insider Tony Barthel reviews the new 2021 Winnebago Voyage 3538BR Travel Trailer. As he reports, “If you’re looking for a travel trailer that might serve as a home for all or part of the year, this is a good floor plan. It gives you and the person you’re traveling with separate spaces. If you have a few others with you, especially of the junior ranger variety, they also get their own space.” Learn more.

Did you read Tony’s review yesterday of the 2021 nuCamp T@B CS-S Teardrop Camper? If you missed it, you can read it here.

For previous RV reviewsclick here.

Is this your RV?

Pali Duro Canyon, TX

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 3, 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.

In last Sunday’s newsletter we asked our readers how they might change their RVing habits if the price of gas reached $5. What percent said they would hang up their keys — no more RVing for them? Eight percent, 13 percent or 18 percent? Find out.

Wacky RV includes a chicken coop

There is no end to the variety of recreational vehicles on the road. Take this one, for example. Not only is the paint job unique, but check out what’s on the roof. Yup, an honest-to-goodness chicken coop complete with hens. What’s for breakfast? Eggs, of course! Check it out!

Yesterday’s featured article: This RV can store enough water to last years! 

Reader poll

Have you ever thought about buying an electric bicycle?

Make your way over here and respond.

Quick Tip

Sewer fitting grip help

If you find the bayonet mounts for your sewer hose connections are getting a bit hard to twist off and on (hate to say it, but it sometimes comes with age), here’s a tool that might help. An adjustable oil filter wrench, made to get a grip around automotive oil filters, can also provide a handy grip and plenty of leverage on the bayonet fitting of your sewer hose, and the termination cap as well. Here’s one on Amazon.

Website of the day

Here’s what makes America’s newest national park worthy of its upgrade
Wondering what’s so special about America’s newest national park, West Virginia’s New River Gorge? This article explains (and shows) you!

If we saw someone wearing this, we’d want to be their friend! Too funny.

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:

• When contacting customer service, 68 percent choose to make a phone call to resolve the issue. 15 percent prefer live chat, and 17 percent prefer email.
• 76 percent of pet owners do not have pet insurance
• 39 percent say they always buy bulk plastic water bottles

Recent poll: How would $5 per gallon of gas or diesel affect your RVing?

Recipe of the Day

Southwest Breakfast Frittata Quesadilla
by Janie Frey from Funland, TX

What a yummy breakfast frittata! It’s great if you’re serving a crowd. Cheesy with traditional breakfast items we love like turkey bacon, bell peppers and cheese. This will quickly become a family favorite.

It’s National Egg Day and a frittata is a perfect way to celebrate! Get the recipe.

SEE YESTERDAY’S YUMMY RECIPE: Crunchy Cheddar & Onion Chicken Breast

Ammo boxAmmo box perfect for storage!
One RVer says, “We all have many aerosol cans we use for maintenance and cleaning, etc. I have found the best way to carry them in my motorhome basement is in a plastic ammo can. They are inexpensive and available in many big box stores. They stay in one place, are easy to access, and with the lid closed and latched nothing can leak or spray if something falls on them.” Order this one for a good price.


Most RVers share a pet peeve about dog owners who don’t properly dispose of their pet’s poop. Interestingly, dog poop wasn’t a problem in the mid-19th century, at least in London. Back then, a dog mess was called “pure” and considered a sort of “brown gold” because of its properties for softening leather by tanneries. “Pure” finders would roam the streets, collecting their product (some with gloves, others with their bare hands) and selling it, some earning a very good living. Today, “pure” is history.

FYI: The answer to the trivia question in tomorrow’s newsletter (about the Statue of Liberty) is four feet, six inches.

Our top ten sellers at Amazon last month
Many of our readers do their Amazon shopping through our affiliate program. We get a small commission and customers pay the same price as if they went directly to the site. Here are the top ten products they purchased in May.

Best seller last month

 #1  TankTechsRx – RV Holding Tank Treatment & Cleaner
Save a Drop Water Meter
National Geographic 2021 Road Atlas, Adventure Edition
Tick Twister Tick Remover Set
Caravan RV Sensor and Tank Cleaner
Mission Automotive Trailer Hitch Lubricant
Southwire Neutral-Ground Bonding Plug
Camco 17″ RV Double Cupboards Bar (holds food and drink in place when traveling)
RV Camping in Corps of Engineers Parks (guidebook)
Camco 3-in-1 Sewer Adapter Hose Seal

Readers’ Pet of the Day

“This is Macy. She loves to go camping. She also loves our 5 grandchildren and thinks everyone should love her! She is very smart and loves to play fetch. Her favorite toy is a Lambie; she takes it everywhere.” —Connie Calhoun

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

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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.

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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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jillie (@guest_129103)
2 years ago

After reading pure? Might want to check up on cow pies. My husband said if there wasn’t much to eat? This was the last resort. I think Native Americans came up with this idea. Need to send pure to the husband.

Bob Weinfurt (@guest_129097)
2 years ago

Regarding hard to turn sewer connectors (valves too), I sprayed them with silicone. Made things turn and slide a lot easier.

John C Jackson (@guest_129403)
2 years ago
Reply to  Bob Weinfurt

Great idea, Thanks

Judy Castle (@guest_129096)
2 years ago

The article on our new National Park in West Virginia left out some interesting sights near the park. Hinton was mentioned, but nothing said about the Bluestone Dam there that offers tours down inside the dam. The New River, the Bluestone River and the Greenbrier River join at Hinton. Also, near Beckley at Grandview Park, don’t miss the outdoor amphitheater featuring rotating dramas of Honey in the Rock depicting story of birth of WV, Hatfields and McCoys depicting the famous WV-KY family feud, and special dramas such as October Sky, the Musical, about our famous favorite son. Also available about 20 minutes south to Mullens via the new Coalfields Expressway are connections to the Hatfield McCoy ATV Trail which runs for hundreds of miles through the rugged southern WV mountains.

RV Staff
2 years ago
Reply to  Judy Castle

Thanks for all of the great info, Judy! Much appreciated! Have a good night. 😀 —Diane

Allan Weber (@guest_129035)
2 years ago

The article about the Ford 350, 450 could of mentioned the build dates that are involved. Saved a lot of worry for those of us that drive F350’s with the Puck system.

James Starling (@guest_129043)
2 years ago
Reply to  Allan Weber

Article, where?

Glenn (@guest_129044)
2 years ago
Reply to  James Starling
BadWolfe (@guest_129054)
2 years ago
Reply to  Glenn

Thanks Glenn.

Crowman (@guest_129014)
2 years ago

The filter wrench can be bought from Channelock an American company instead of China.

Tom (@guest_129067)
2 years ago
Reply to  Crowman

Looks like a oil filter wrench.

Tony Grigg (@guest_129012)
2 years ago

LOVE that filter wrench! I tried the Camco version; a pair of half circle plastic sticks …. N. G.

Ken (@guest_129011)
2 years ago

“Is This Your RV?” Would love to see the story on this rig.

Christine Gray (@guest_129041)
2 years ago
Reply to  Ken

Me too!

BadWolfe (@guest_129053)
2 years ago
Reply to  Christine Gray

Me as well.

WEB (@guest_129088)
2 years ago
Reply to  Ken
BadWolfe (@guest_129095)
2 years ago
Reply to  WEB

Thanks Web.

jillie (@guest_129104)
2 years ago
Reply to  Ken

I have seen that one years ago. Can’t remember where. But yes I love that motor home. Interesting design.

Engineer (@guest_129010)
2 years ago

How come when you click on a topic you exit this app and when you come back you are at the beginning of today’s article??

Jeb (@guest_129030)
2 years ago
Reply to  Engineer

May be your browser.

Tom (@guest_129066)
2 years ago
Reply to  Engineer

If you open in new tab ( right click or if reading on smart phone just keep you finger in kink) that should correct this. Hope this helps

BadWolfe (@guest_129072)
2 years ago
Reply to  Tom

Tom, I do admit that this is how I read the articles as well, but I seem to remember Diane mentioning that when we (right click) to open a story in a new tab, it puts a burden on RV Travel’s computing system? Diane am I remembering correctly?

RV Staff
2 years ago
Reply to  BadWolfe

I don’t know, BadWolfe. I’ll check with one of our IT folks and let you know. I think they’re still adjusting things and I’m not sure where it stands. And being totally non-techy, I have no clue. 😯 Have a great day, BadWolfe! 😀 —Diane

Jessica Sarvis (@guest_129077)
2 years ago
Reply to  BadWolfe

We’re still in the process of updating the website to correct some issues. In the meantime feel free to open the links in any way that works best for you!

BadWolfe (@guest_129091)
2 years ago
Reply to  Jessica Sarvis

Oh good. I must have read an old comment incorrectly. (That sure wouldn’t be the first time, nor the last I’m afraid…)

Truly Evil (Wolfe) (@guest_129085)
2 years ago
Reply to  BadWolfe

No…web clicks are transactional and the server doesn’t care how many tabs you have open. Your own OS eventually may.

Now, why are you besmirching my good name by calling it bad? ;P

BadWolfe (@guest_129089)
2 years ago

Life is more fun being Bad.

Wolfe (original recipe) (@guest_129086)
2 years ago
Reply to  Tom

I have dressed my finger in leather and started calling it Sir in the third person… making my finger kinky didn’t help the tab question one bit.

Rock & Tina (@guest_129211)
2 years ago
Reply to  Tom

On a keyboard hold CTRL and SHIFT then click on the link. It will then open in a new tab

Pierre Woody (@guest_131638)
2 years ago
Reply to  Rock & Tina

You guys are just awesome!

Pierre Woody (@guest_131637)
2 years ago
Reply to  Tom

It did for me, Thanks a million!

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