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RV Daily Tips. Monday, November 15, 2021

Issue 1731
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

“Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet.” ―Bob Marley

Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is National Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day! Now go get to work!

On this day in history: 1806 – Pike Expedition: Lieutenant Zebulon Pike sees a distant mountain peak while near the Colorado foothills of the Rocky Mountains. (It is later named Pikes Peak.)

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

Tip of the Day

Quick tip to keep recyclables and compostables organized in the RV

By Nanci Dixon
Most campgrounds have recycling containers where you are hopefully putting your recyclables! The county park we are at right now has an organic collection too. I have found simple and inexpensive ways to corral our recycling and organics and keep them organized. Here’s what I do.

Make sure you didn’t miss Gail Marsh’s tip from this weekend: How to make your RV warm and welcoming to guests for the holidays. Click here to read.

Today’s RV review update…

In today’s column, industry insider Tony Barthel reviews updates to the 2022 Ember RV Overland 191MDB production model. As he reports, “Sure, these aren’t perfect, but there is so much to like about this new Ember product that I truly do think it’s going to shake up the industry.” See why he thinks that here.

Reviews from this weekend:
Outdoors RV Mountain Series Black Stone 260KVS MS
2022 Wildwood Heritage Glen 353BED

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, November 15, 2021. If it’s yours you’ll win a $25 Amazon gift certificate.

We are discontinuing the contest at the end of November. We’ll have a brand-new contest. This contest will return again after a break.

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.

Ask Dave

Dave Solberg is a leading expert in the RV industry and author of the “RV Handbook” as well as the Managing Editor of the RV Repair Club.

How do I shut off the RV’s heater fan and leave others running?

Dear Dave,
I have a 2005 Jayco Jay Feather. The furnace blower runs 24/7, but if I pull the fuse it shuts off the refrigerator/AC and heater. I do not plan on using the heater due to its age and not knowing its history. I am a retired FF0 so know the dangers. How do I shut off the heater fan and leave others running? —Steve

Read Dave’s answer.

Did you miss Dave’s column on Saturday where he answered the question: Why does my trailer “snap, crackle and pop” on turns?

Picture your special lady wearing these!
Face it, when it comes to sexy nighties, it would be hard to top these casual pajama bottoms! And, ladies — if your partner seems a little disinterested in cuddling these days, wait until they see you enter the room wearing these! Wowwie! What a great gift these would make. Learn more or order.

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

Solar battery packs: The best way to use cell phone in emergency; Jackery update

Mike discusses solar battery packs, large (the Jackery) and small (Scorpion II from Etón), and the best way to use your cell phone in an emergency. This is important, updated information. Read it here.

Mike’s Saturday column: Do “solar generators” really work?
• Read more of Mike’s articles here.

Workamping? There are more ways to make money from it than you think…

Levi and Natalie Henley, of Henley’s Happy Trails, are experienced work campers who put pen to paper last spring to tell others about their workamping experiences. The book, “Seasonal Workamping for a Living: How We Did It,” gives some background on the couple, who have been full-time RVing since 2014, and lays out the time commitment, duties and pay of a number of popular job types. Read about workamping and this informative book here.

Reader poll

Which of these camping places do you prefer?

Well, come on. Tell us here!

If you drink wine, and you are an RVer, it is simply not right that you do not have one or more of these. See if you agree.

Quick Tip

Leveling your RV with your phone

In case you haven’t heard of this handy tip, here it is from William P.: “I have an app on my Samsung phone called SwissArmyKnife that has a level as part of the tools. I just lay it on the counter or floor near the fridge and it shows me how much off the RV is and in what direction. I have tested it using a regular carpenter’s level and it is right on. Easy to use and does not add to that box of tools that takes up so much room!” Thanks, William!

“Why I love my RV”

Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, readers tell in their own words why they love their RVs. 

From Fred Raco
2021 Newmar DS 4081

“Absolutely everything. It drives great, has a huge fridge with an ice maker, and has 1.5 baths for when both of you need it… NOW! Lots of room.”

Tell us about your RV. Come on, do a little bragging! Click here.

Website of the day

This is a free website that could very well save your life! It allows you to create a profile that is instantly shared with 911 if you ever call – this includes medical information and allergies, pet info, common addresses, phone numbers, photos and more. Sign up!

If you’re tired of your man making a mess in the bathroom, this is just what you need (and the name is hilarious!).

Popular articles you may have missed at

• Owner destroys brand-new Jeep while flat towing it. You won’t believe the damage!
• A sad story of road rage. Why is everyone still so angry?
• Cleaning RV air vents: A simple, important task to breathe easy

Recipe of the Day

Lasagna Soup
by Gail Charbonneau from The Villages, FL

The seasoning in this soup is perfect. The fresh veggies, tomatoes and Italian sausage are very flavorful. Layering the cheeses really makes this delicious. We used mozzarella on the bottom. Add crusty bread and you have a comforting dinner!

Well, that’s an interesting combo… but sure, we’ll give it a try! Get the recipe.

Recipes from this weekend:
Chicken and Dumpling Casserole
Twice Baked Potato Casserole

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What day of the week do people weigh the least? Monday? Wednesday? Friday? Sunday? If you guessed Friday, you’re right! Weekend activities such as going out to eat, visiting and drinking with friends, more time to snack, etc., contribute to small gains over the weekend. Over the course of the week, people are busier with work and have less time to snack so they usually weigh less on Fridays.

Readers’ Pet of the Day

“Sadie, our black Lab, enjoys lounging on the sofa as we travel down the road! Hikes and swimming in anything wet are her hobbies!” —Anne Anderson

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!

Pet owners: Here are a few excellent resources to find a veterinarian while on the road. Keep this handy!

Leave here with a laugh

Every single morning when I wake up I announce to my family that I’m going jogging. I never go though… It’s just a running joke.

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Wolfe (@guest_152310)
2 years ago

I strongly suspect your trivia may have inverted in the last year…
All week, I work from home and don’t have to take more than 100 steps all day, with easy access to the refridge.
All weekend, I’m out and about working on various projects and often not even home to stuff my face.

Bob Palin (@guest_152265)
2 years ago

The quote of the day should be attributed to Roger Miller, writer and singer of “King of the Road”, which is rather appropriate, who used it on a TV program in the early 1970s.

Ken (@guest_152231)
2 years ago

Fridge is cleaned out. Arizona here I come!

Wayne Caldwell (@guest_152222)
2 years ago

I take a pillow case and lay it across the vanity and do my beard trimming. Then I fold the case and empty it into the trash.

Skip (@guest_152262)
2 years ago
Reply to  Wayne Caldwell

I use a small bath towel and depending shake it outside in the woods or in the waste basket finish shaking in the shower then shower and let the small whisker go down the drain. Been doing it for years.

Ron (@guest_152215)
2 years ago

Not the “mess” I was thinking

Brad G. Hancock NH (@guest_152210)
2 years ago

MYSTERY PRODUCT OF THE DAY………….. You CAN’T be serious 🙂

Bob P (@guest_152229)
2 years ago

There’ll be some that will buy it. Lol

Jeb (@guest_152238)
2 years ago

My thoughts exactly. We do seem to accumulate stuff.

Tom (@guest_152284)
2 years ago
Reply to  Jeb

Mystery product, an answer in search of a problem.

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