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RV Daily Tips. Monday, June 21, 2021

Issue 1626
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

“If you believe you can, you might. If you know you can, you will.” ―Steve Maraboli

Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is National Daylight Appreciation Day!

On this day in history: 1788 – New Hampshire becomes the ninth state to ratify the Constitution of the United States.

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

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!

Today’s RV review…

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.

Tony’s reviews from this weekend you may have missed:
2022 Keystone Cougar 22MLS Travel Trailer
2021 Jayco Eagle HT 31MB Fifth Wheel

For previous RV reviewsclick here.

Is this your RV?

Hardridge Creek COE Park

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 21, 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: Dana Eulert of Huntley, Illinois, and Jay Miller of Runnells, Iowa.

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.

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:

Dear Mike,
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.

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

Listen to this week’s RV Travel Podcast.

Reader poll

On any given day, is it easier to find a place to stay that night in a campground or motel/hotel?

What do you think? Tell us here.

Amazon Prime Day is today! Read more about what that means here, or start saving money with thousands of deals here.

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.

Quick Tip

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!

We can think of a lot of people who need this! Including us!

Popular articles you may have missed at

• Here are the top 5 complaints to the RV park office
• Video: RV smashes into vehicle-killer underpass
• New Ford F-150 EV: Bigger, faster truck – far less cost

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.

Recipes from this weekend:
Roasted Pistachio Salmon with Maple Whiskey Sauce
My Favorite Strawberry Shortcake


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!

Leave here with a laugh

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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1 year ago

Pet of the day. Great memories and great companions. So sorry for your loss.

Jeff Craig
1 year ago

I like the idea of the remote thermometer. After seeing these on a YouTube RV channel, I bought the Govee Indoor Hygrometer Thermometer 2 Pack, Humidity Temperature Gauge. It works with my phone via Bluetooth, and keeping one in the front and another in the back allows me to see what sort of ventilation and humidity issues I have while my rig is in storage.

Phil Atterbery
1 year ago

On the subject of coach a/c, can someone create a roof unit that will cool well while moving at 60mph?

Ron Lane
1 year ago
Reply to  Phil Atterbery

Confused. They already exist and have for many years. Just turn on your generator and your AC(s) will keep your coach cool.

Jeff Craig
1 year ago
Reply to  Phil Atterbery

While they are supposed to cool the ambient temp by 25F, when it’s 105F outside, and your setting heat radiated from the (thin) skin of your RV, the engine (if it’s a gasser) and the roadway. So, you’ll be lucky if it drops it down to 90F. But, I would love to be able to walk into my rig and have it feel like a ‘meat locker’ when it’s blazing hot outside!

1 year ago

Today is also National Selfie day. As for red dust? My car was coated in it. From Utah down to the Grand Canyon. Even after 2 years I still find red dust in my car. Even though its been cleaned out. O what memories.

RV Staff
1 year ago
Reply to  jillie

Hi, jillie. Judging by the number of selfies taken every day, I would think that “every” day is National Selfie Day. Just sayin’. Have a great day! 🙂 —Diane

Lisa Adcox
1 year ago

Love the laugh of the day.

Tommy Molnar
1 year ago
Reply to  Lisa Adcox

Me too!

Bob p
1 year ago

The comment section is not saving my info, I enter my info, lick the save my data for the next time I comment, click the other boxes, and the next time I have to do it over. If you no longer want my comments just say so. Lol

1 year ago
Reply to  Bob p

Lick the save data for next time I comment. Hmmm? You may have diagnosed your own problem.
“Click” by using the mouse or your finger. Works every time. He he he

1 year ago
Reply to  Bob p

[c]lick the blue Learn how your comment data is processed link under the comments box.

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I found I had to reload the page to get it to do this. Just thinking it is a loading error.