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.
“Anyone who thinks sitting in church can make you a Christian must also think that sitting in a garage can make you a car.” ―
Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is National Anisette Day (a liqueur derived from aniseed)!
On this day in history: 1937 – The Lockheed aircraft carrying American aviator Amelia Earhart and navigator Frederick Noonan was reported missing near Howland Island in the Pacific. The pair were attempting to fly around the world when they lost their bearings during the most challenging leg of the global journey.
Tip of the Day
How to take a hike without all the crowds…
By Gail Marsh
The good news? We scored a camping spot for our RV. The bad news? Hiking trails near us are overwhelmed with people. While my extroverted hubby is fine hiking with crowds, I (the introvert) prefer to enjoy the majestic overviews without having to wait my turn because of all the people standing in front of me.
It’s as if a “great awakening” has happened. Overnight, it seems, everyone and their extended family, friends, and furry pets are suddenly into the outdoorsy lifestyle.
Continue reading to see what Gail and her husband do to avoid crowded trails.
Yesterday’s tip of the day: Should you carry water in your RV tank while traveling?
In today’s column, industry insider Tony Barthel reviews the new 2021 Rockwood Mini Lite 2205S Travel Trailer. As he reports, “I have written before that I like the Rockwood/Flagstaff products quite a bit – and there are good reasons. Rather than being a brand allegiance, the company just does things that I think make a difference over the long haul.” Read more and see what those things are…
Did you read Tony’s review yesterday of the 2021 Keystone Passport GT 2870RL flat fifth wheel? If you missed it, you can read it here.
For previous RV reviews, click here.
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My rude, noisy neighbor. Good riddance!
Publisher Chuck Woodbury hops on his soapbox to tell you about a rude neighbor in his campground. Why are some people so disrespectful of others? Are they just ignorant? Or did their mothers not teach them good manners? Read his thoughts.
Yesterday’s featured article: Okay to RV with chickens?
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This would be a ton of fun to play with the gang this weekend!
You may have missed these recent popular stories…
- Ram trucks hurting with bad wheels, faulty cameras
- Roadside Assistance gave us the wrong tire – on purpose!
- Campground Crowding: State park policies holding RVers “hostage”
- Northwest town dangling on peninsula facing humanitarian crisis
Idea: Listen to the RVtravel.com podcast while you’re riding in a subway!
For dog owners: How many words does your “smartest” dog recognize?
Sit! Stay! Beg! Tell us here!
At last! A directory of where to camp on public lands!
The Bureau of Land Management Camping book describes 1,142 camping areas managed by the BLM in 11 Western states. Details for each camping area include the number of campsites, amenities, facilities, fees, reservation information, GPS coordinates, and more. You’ll want this book if you camp or are interested in camping on BLM land. Learn more or order.
If you find the rocker switch that you push to view the fluid levels in your fresh water and holding tanks gives up the ghost, don’t give up hope. They’re hard to find (maybe industry just wants you to replace the whole assembly). However, a small, push-button “momentary contact, normally open” switch can be glued onto the assembly. Take the wires off the hold switch and connect them to the new. Here’s a pair on Amazon.
Website of the day
Pet Friendly Camping at National Parks
This is an incredibly handy list if you have a pet and plan or want to camp in or near a National Park. Keep this one bookmarked!
Clubs and useful organizations
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• Harvest Hosts: Stay free at farms, wineries and other scenic and peaceful locations for free. Save 15% on membership.
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• Boondockers Welcome: Stay at homes of RVers who welcome you in their driveways, yards, farmland or other space on their private property. Modest membership fee.
• Escapees: Best Club for RVers: All RVers welcome, no matter what type of RV, make or model.
Recipe of the Day
This homemade applesauce recipe is delicious! It’s so simple you’ll find yourself forgetting about the jarred stuff and making it at home all the time. It’s a great way to use apples that are about to go bad. Not having to peel the apples before cooking is a bonus. Stephanie suggests a certain type of apples but they weren’t available in our region. We substituted with Granny Smith for tarter applesauce.
Yummy! Get the recipe.
SEE YESTERDAY’S YUMMY RECIPE: Texas Peach Sangria
The Pandemic has not been kind to many Americans. A Harris Poll survey found that 61 percent of U.S. adults’ weight fluctuated in the past year with an average weight gain of 29 pounds among those who put on weight.
*Who sings the song “Rubber Duckie” and why was it such a big hit? Yesterday’s trivia tells you.
Pocket-sized pain and bug bite itch relief balm is good to have!
This small anti-itch and pain balm is good to keep in your pocket or purse any time you’re around pesky mosquitoes. It’s an all-natural balm made with essential oils that helps relieve pain and reduce swelling. It also helps with spider bites and bee stings. Learn more or order. And see other bug-bite relief and prevention options in this article.
Readers’ Pet of the Day
“Recently we were camping and became snowbound for 2 days with 20” of snow. No problem for Teddy.” —Ross Hammarstedt
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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