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RV Daily Tips. Monday, June 14, 2021

Issue 1621
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.

Today’s thought

“As soon as you honor the present moment, all unhappiness and struggle dissolve, and life begins to flow with joy and ease. When you act out the present-moment awareness, whatever you do becomes imbued with a sense of quality, care, and love – even the most simple action.” ―Eckhart Tolle

Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is Flag Day! It’s also International Bath Day! (If your RV doesn’t have a bathtub, give it one!)

On this day in history: 1959 – Disneyland Monorail System, the first daily operating monorail system in the Western Hemisphere, opens to the public in Anaheim, California.

Did you see the news? Click here to read the latest issue of the Sunday News for RVers.

Tip of the Day

The sand struggle: A trick to keeping it out of your RV

By Gail Marsh
I love RVing near the beach. The thing I don’t like is the constant battle with sand. Camping with grandkids meant we had sand all over the inside of our rig. (I’m sure Hubby and I contributed, as well.) I had to find a solution to keep sand out of our RV!

Continue reading to see the smart measures Gail takes to keep sand out of their RV.

Do you have a tip? Submit it here.

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Today’s RV review UPDATE…

In today’s column, industry insider Tony Barthel updates his review of the new 2022 Safari Condo Alto R1713 – Boondocking upgrade. Tony writes, “Check out the past review of this unique trailer for more specific details about it, but this time we go into depth about its new boondocking options and, as such, Mike Sokol got one to actually test out in the real world.” Read his update here.

Tony’s reviews from this weekend you may have missed:
A gypsy wagon named Misty, an incredible DIY COVID project
2021 r•pod RP-196 Travel Trailer

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 14, 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 two readers claimed their $25 Amazon gift cards: Carl Jones of Tacoma, Washington, and Carla Smith of Wichita, Kansas.

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.

RVelectricity – This week’s J.A.M. (Just Ask Mike) Session

HUGE Klein Non-Contact Voltage Tester Recall

If you have a Klein NCVT-1 Non-Contact Voltage Tester like the one pictured here, it’s been recalled due to a switch problem that could present a shock hazard. Stop using it immediately. Read more here.

• Join Mike’s Facebook group, RVelectricity.
• Read more of Mike’s articles here.

Medications + Driving the RV = No!

If you’re taking a medication, is it safe to drive your car or RV? Most likely, yes. Still, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advises you to make sure it’s safe before operating any type of vehicle. Here’s an important article that lists types of medications – prescription and OTC – that may cause side effects and impair your driving ability, as well as tips to help you avoid driving impaired. Please read.

Reader poll

How good of a cook are you?

Whip something up and tell us here.

Don’t swelter in your RV this summer!
At RVtravel.com we don’t see too many products that we go nuts over, but the SoftStartRV is a game changer. Here’s what it can do:
• Run one air conditioner using only a small portable generator.
• Run one air conditioner on 20-amp household current.
• Run two air conditioners (with 2 SoftStartRVs) on a 30-amp hookup.
• Run an air conditioner or two using your onboard inverter system. Read more or order at a special discount price. Simple installation!

Quick Tip

Make daily tire pressure reading easier

With the daily variation in ambient temperature and the long-term slow loss of pressure all tires experience, it’s important to check your tire pressure every travel day. However, this isn’t a fun activity. Get dressed, find the gauge, go out and get down on your knees, maybe in the rain, etc. This can become a chore. You can save yourself this minor aggravation by simply turning on your Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) first thing. You can do this even while in your jammies. After you have your morning coffee, simply review the pressure for all your tires from the comfort of the RV. Many TPMS monitors have a “morning reset” feature that displays 0 psi until each tire sensor has sent a new pressure reading. So as soon as you have a reading, you know that is your current pressure and not the reading from yesterday. —Tip from Tire Engineer Roger Marble, RVTireSafety.net

Website of the day

The 75 Top RV Parks in America With the Most Amenities
Holy smokes this is a big list! This article from TheActiveTimes details 75 RV parks with amazing amenities. These places are NICE!

The Luci Light should be every RVers’ favorite light source
Tony Barthel recently reviewed the Luci Core light and had nothing but glowing things to say about it. He writes, “It’s a large puck with a white lens on one side and a solar panel on the other. At the bottom of the puck is a rubber cap that hides a Micro USB charging port and a button. That button toggles the light through three different brightness settings and a fourth setting that flashes the puck.” Read his review or order one for yourself here.

Popular articles you may have missed at RVtravel.com

• This may look like an RV, but it’s far from it!
• New device keeps your fresh water tank clean. So simple, yet effective!
• 2021 Chevy Silverado: Increased towing for versatile new truck

Recipe of the Day

Meatloaf on the Grill
by Bobby from Monticello, KY

What a great recipe! We added apple cider into the hickory chips for an extra boost of flavor from the grill. The flavor combos in this meatloaf will blow you away, and since it’s made on the grill it’s even tastier!

Yum, yum, yum! This would be fun to try! Get the recipe here.

Recipes from this weekend:
Crock Pot Pulled Pork
Bacon and Pepper Jack Mac & Cheese


It takes about 45 gallons of water to grow the oranges needed to produce just one glass of orange juice.

This is one thing we hope you’ll NEVER have to use but SHOULD keep in your RV at all times!

Readers’ Pets of the Day

“Left to right. Toby, Dudley, Diesel, Annabel, and Oscar enjoying the morning sun.” —Justin Buntin

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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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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J kelly
4 months ago

Flag day is mentioned, in the first sentence.

Gary W.
4 months ago
Reply to  J kelly

I believe that was added…

RV Staff (@rvstaff)
4 months ago
Reply to  Gary W.

You are correct, Gary. It was an unintentional oversight. We apologize, and certainly meant no disrespect. Thanks to everyone who reminded us of this important occasion commemorating the adoption of the flag of the United States in 1777. Take care. —Diane

4 months ago

My husband day care is any one who has a gaming room and he is all set. Otherwise I bring him along especially if he complains he needs new clothes. Now that is karma. Otherwise, on line I go.

4 months ago

I have the same picture as the laugh of the day taken is Stillwater MN with a friend.

We have been making meatloaf over the campfire for several years. It is the only way I will eat it.

4 months ago

Take a bath day…..really, Today is Flag Day and the US Army’s 246th Birthday.

4 months ago
Reply to  K L

Yes, we should be celebrating our flag today!

4 months ago
Reply to  K L

👍 how can Rvtravel not mention Flag Day

David Gonzales
4 months ago
Reply to  K L

No kidding! Raise your flags and celebrate our country!

4 months ago
Reply to  K L

Well, I realize this email originates on upper left coast, but forgetting?…..
that today is Flag Day…..really???

4 months ago

In Quartzsite, they have an adult day care much like the idea shown in the laugh of the day. Don’t ask how I know.

Linda Graham Gruvman
4 months ago
Reply to  dave

The Beer Belly Bar? I have a photo of a fellow with a large tummy walking below their sign.

4 months ago

Every year, in the winter, Quartzsite has its own, Beer Bellies Adult Day Car Center…

4 months ago

An outlet mall in N.C. had a “Man Cave”. Small den sized room with big screen tv, newspapers, sofas, recliners and free coffee. Wonderful place!

4 months ago

Darn pet of the day that’s a pack of many.

Ron Lane
4 months ago
Reply to  Skip

Really? Five dogs? O MG!!!