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.
“Travel is never a matter of money but of courage” ―
Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is National Eat Your Jello Day!
On this day in history: 1962 – The Rolling Stones perform for the first time at London’s Marquee Club.
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Tip of the Day
Let gravity help you dump your black tank. Don’t follow these examples.
It’s much easier and more sanitary when poop runs downhill. Remember the Forrest Gump saying, “Stupid is as stupid does?” It appears some of these hookups could use a lesson. The law of physics exists for our benefit. When gravity does the work for you, why defy it? When you do, it’s much harder to push sludge uphill. So why make the task difficult?
Follow these tips (and not these funny examples) for dumping your sludge.
In today’s column, industry insider Tony Barthel reviews the new 2022 Holiday Rambler Nautica 34RX diesel pusher. As he reports, “My wife and I got to sit in and try out all the furnishings and appointments of this all-electric coach. We opened and closed doors and cabinets and pushed lots of buttons. Meanwhile, we heard more about what makes this coach unique.” Learn more.
For previous RV reviews, click 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, July 12, 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: Bonnie Pascucci of Stevensville, Montana, and John Wilkins of Pilesgrove, New Jersey.
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.
RV Electricity – This week’s J.A.M. (Just Ask Mike) Session
Quick tip to help prevent air conditioner breaker tripping
By Mike Sokol
With RV air conditioners tripping circuit breakers like crazy with record-breaking heat recently, I’m getting a constant stream of emails and Facebook comments asking what can be done about it. So here’s a tip from our friends at SoftStartRV that can help, and it won’t cost you a dime. (Thanks, Danny, for the tip!) Here’s the tip. (Note from editor: I think the heat got to Mike. He gets a little carried away with clichés.)
Is reusable toilet paper a good idea in your RV?
We came across an article recently about what is apparently a hot topic on Twitter and other social media sites — using reusable toilet paper. For RVers, the practice may have a little more relevance than for residents of traditional homes. What do you think? (Includes a poll.)
New insurance product may be a game changer for RVers. Check it out.
Which hardware store do you shop in the most?
Grab your tools and head over here to respond.
Shoe holder does new tricks!
From reader Mary C.: “I hang a plastic shoe bag with 24 compartments designed for 12 pairs of shoes on the inside of my motorhome bathroom door to contain miscellaneous necessities like batteries, cosmetics, grooming items, medical supplies, etc. Everything is in clear view and immediately accessible.”
Fire-resistant bag keeps valuables safe!
This silicone-coated fire-resistant bag will save your money, documents, jewelry, passport and other valuables from a fire. Its two layers of supreme fire retardant fiberglass material make it resist fire and heat up to 1000 ℉. It’s waterproof, too, so when the hoses arrive, your valuables won’t be harmed. Learn more or order.
Website of the day
Save Our Water
While this website promotes sustainability and wise water usage, there are also a ton of helpful articles here about saving and conserving water. Have you ever thought about rainwater harvesting?
RVtravel.com Podcast Episode 15
This week on the podcast, Mark and Julie Bennett, YouTube’s ”RVLove” personalities, help us learn from their hard-won experience, sharing the things they wish they’d known before they started RVing. The RVtravel.com podcast is brought to you by SoftStartRV power management, Clear20 water filters, TearDropShop.com, and RVtravel.com’s RVs: Who Makes What guide to manufacturers and RV brands.
It’s radio on the Internet! Listen to the episode here.
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Recipe of the Day
Blueberry Peach Muffins
by Beth Streeter from Easton, PA
The combination of blueberries and peaches isn’t that commonly used like other combinations… but it should be. These muffins are tender and melt in your mouth. What we really loved is that they’re not overly sweet. So, the sweetness from the peaches is noticeable and you taste the slightly tart blueberries. The buttered spiced topping adds just the right amount of sweetness. These are very yummy!
These sound delicious! Get the recipe.
Recipes from this weekend:
• Beef Stroganoff Sandwiches
• Roasted Shrimp, Corn, Orzo, Lemon and Parsley Salad
In Norse (Scandinavian countries), the name Siri means “a beautiful woman that leads you to victory.” And that she does!
Readers’ Pet of the Day
“Otis is the best canine camping companion ever! He’s friendly and enjoys chasing the birds and squirrels. He snores like a sailor!” —Warren Carter
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
I had to bring my lizard to the vet. He wouldn’t stop telling jokes and he was really getting on my nerves! The vet looked at him and said, “Oh, this isn’t a lizard. He’s a stand-up chameleon!”
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