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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On this day in history: 1788 – New Hampshire becomes the ninth state to ratify the Constitution of the United States.
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Tip of the Day
These are the home remedies we swear by for bug bite itching
Love spending time outside? You bet! Nothing better, right? Well, except for the mosquitoes! I swear these pesky insects ring their dinner bells to alert all their friends the minute I step outside the RV. I’ve learned to liberally apply insect spray before hiking, picnicking, or any other extended outdoor activity. The thing is, I am in and out of the RV several times a day. And I don’t always remember to spray so I end up with bites.
Continue reading to see the home remedies Gail Marsh uses and swears by. You’ll thank her!
In today’s column, industry insider Tony Barthel reviews the Oliver Legacy Elite Travel Trailers for boondocking. As he reports, “As boondocking gets ever more popular in light of crowded campgrounds, I have started looking at some of the forthcoming travel trailers that are very well-suited for boondocking.” Learn more.
For previous RV reviews, click here.
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DID YOU MISS LAST SATURDAY’S COVER STORY? The secret way that RV parks will soon charge you more money.
RV Electricity – This week’s J.A.M. (Just Ask Mike) Session
Never plug your RV into a 30-amp outlet without testing the voltage
I’ve had a bunch of emails and Facebook group posts this week about residential electricians miswiring a home 30-amp receptacle with 240 volts and frying the RV’s electrical systems. Here’s one example:
We have a 2021 Jayco 267BHS. I had an electrician install a 30-amp outlet at home so we could plug in. In an excited and regrettable moment I didn’t think to use the surge protector. Plugged it in and saw a spark and pretty sure I heard a pop at the camper. Put surge protector on and took a picture to send to electrician, who called immediately to tell me to get it unplugged because he didn’t realize it was 120 and he ran it 240. …
Read the rest of the question and Mike’s important response here.
OK to use cruise control while towing?
When towing a travel trailer, can you use the cruise control? What about an overdrive transmission? These are questions that can puzzle new RVers – and even some veterans. First, let’s talk about cruise control. Here’s a school of thought where most folks who’ve had cruise tend to agree: Towing a trailer with cruise control is fine – with certain caveats. Learn more.
RV Advice Facebook group. Great place to ask an RV-related question and get a quick answer.
On any given day, is it easier to find a place to stay that night in a campground or motel/hotel?
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By far the coolest bottle opener for RVers!
Look at this adorable vintage trailer bottle opener! You’d be the star of the campground if you opened everyone’s beer or soda with it! It’s a magnet, so you can always find it on your fridge and it comes in two colors. It would make a great gift too! Learn more or order.
Motorhome temperature reporting
If you’re using the dash air while driving to keep the cockpit area cool, that’s great. But if you’re concerned the living area of the coach doesn’t get too hot, here’s a monitoring trick. Get yourself a wireless remote reporting thermometer (with digital display) and mount the transmitter in the back of the coach, with the monitor up front in view of the driver seat. If the “outside” (i.e., living area of the coach) reading climbs too high, pull over and fire up the roof air with your generator.
Website of the day
8 Best Boondocking Destinations in the United States
How many of these beautiful boondocking locations have you been to? If your answer is none, time to pack up and go check ’em out!
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Recipe of the Day
Chicken Pineapple Kabobs
by Luci Vieira from Cambridge, ON
With a mix of sweet, tangy, and savory, what’s not to love about these chicken kabobs? This is an easy kabob recipe. You can fix the chicken and pineapple ahead of time. Then, slide on the skewers for a quick meal or entree for your next party. You don’t even need a side dish when serving these. They’re very filling. We love the mix of flavors in these kabobs.
Grilled pineapple, is there anything better? Get the recipe here.
Eye black is a grease applied under a sports player’s eyes to reduce glare. It is often used by football, baseball, and lacrosse players, where sunlight or stadium lights can impair vision of an airborne ball.
Afraid of water damage in your RV? You need this!
This essential water damage tool helps home and RV owners measure moisture content in wood, concrete drywall, and subflooring. Use the pin sensors to find the moisture content in your home or RV. The easy-to-read LCD display will help you know if you need to dry the existing materials or replace with brand-new ones and can be used as a water leak detector after flood damage. You’ll want to buy this here.
Readers’ Pet of the Day
“Zoe, a 13-year-old West Highland White Terrier, much discolored by Utah red dust, Delilah, a 5-year-old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, and Asia, a 17-year-old-West Highland White Terrier, love traveling. They are very comfortable in our tiny RoadTrek and love being with Mama 24-7, but the thing they like best is all the attention they get from passers-by like this one. Unfortunately, this was Asia’s last trip but she lived long and large.” —Rhonda Brodbeck
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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At a work conference a boss stood up and asked his employees what the difference between “completed” and “finished” was. One brave man stood up and said he had the best definition. He spoke: “When you marry the right woman you are ‘complete.’ If you marry the wrong woman you are ‘finished.’ And when the right woman catches you with the wrong woman, you are ‘completely finished.'” His colleagues gave him a standing ovation.
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