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RV Daily Tips. Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Issue 1752
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

“Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.” ―Alexander Pope

Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is National Alabama Day!

On this day in history: 1903 – The Wright brothers make their first attempt to fly with the Wright Flyer at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.

Tip of the Day

9 bad things to eat while traveling in your RV

Foods have a lot to do with how we feel, how we make decisions, and how we maintain our energy. All these things are important when you have 450 miles to go before you can park for the night.

At the first fuel fill-up of the day, you may be tempted to grab a bit of fast food, but that is the worst thing to eat if you need to make it to your destination and have enough energy to set up.

And if you are not traveling alone, the results can be quite unpleasant. Continue reading.

Yesterday’s tip of the day: Prevent mold with these simple tricks to cut sown humidity inside your RV

Breaking News

Storm closes 45 miles of U.S. Highway 1 near Big Sur

Today’s RV review…

In today’s column, industry insider Tony Barthel reviews the new Highland Ridge Open Range 19BH. As he reports, “The Open Range 19BH is an affordable, entry-level, single-axle bunk model. It’s a ‘stick and tin’ trailer, meaning that it uses a wooden framing and then covers that with a corrugated aluminum siding. There are absolutely advantages to this kind of construction, including the price. But, also, almost anyone with a moderate ability to fix things can probably repair anything on a trailer like this.” Learn more.

Did you read Tony’s review yesterday of the Grey Wolf Black Label 18RR toy hauler? If you missed it, you can read it here.

For previous RV reviewsclick here.

Is this your RV?

We are continuing this feature by popular demand!

Click here to see if your RV made it into today’s issue.

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.

Why so many cables and connections, but only one coax on the TV?

Dear Dave,
How does the TV signal switch from UHF, VHF, to satellite to cable, with so many coax receptacles inside and outside of RV, and only one coax connection on TV? And if I connect any given signal to the wrong external receptacle, it doesn’t work. All I do is go to the menu and change TV from air to cable, and turn off the signal booster. —Dan

Read Dave’s explanation.

Did you miss Dave’s column yesterday where he answered the question: Can I tow my Ford F-150 with my Tiffin RV?

Don’t forget to tow your… helicopter?

We found this image on the CampingRoadTrip.com Facebook page and first gasped, then chuckled… could this be real? A few commenters mention they’ve seen this helicopter-towin’ RV around the country before, so it must be! Check it out!

Yesterday’s featured article: Shield your tires from exhaust heat

Words of wisdom from this book:

Don’t wait for the ideal time to begin something.

Reader poll

When eating Oreo cookies, do you eat the filling first?

Mmmm… Oreos. Tell us here.

Quick Tip

Be careful when resealing around TV antenna

Resealing your RV roof and its accoutrements? Be careful not to put too much sealant around the TV antenna, or you may find that the system won’t rotate freely.

Website of the day

Which At-Home COVID Test Is Best for Traveling?
As many of us prepare to travel for the holidays to see family and friends, it may be wise to take a COVID test. What could be easier than doing it yourself? Check out this list and keep you and your loved ones safe and healthy.

An ornament for the National Park lover!
Choose from a selection of beautiful National Park ornaments for the National Park lover in your life. Aren’t these so neat? We want them all! See this one and more here.

And the Survey Says…

We’ve polled RVtravel.com readers more than 1,500 times in recent years. Here are a few things we’ve learned about them:

• 74 percent cook with and use butter, not margarine.
• If an evacuation were ordered, 91 percent say their RV could be ready to go in two hours or less if need be.
• 40 percent of trailer and 5th wheel owners say their rig has a tire pressure monitoring system.

Recent poll: If you could sell your RV right now for a good price would you do it?

Recipe of the Day

Eggnog French Toast
by Julia Ferguson from Greenwood, IN

This eggnog French toast would be amazing on Christmas morning. It’s simple to make and tastes of the holiday. We loved the addition of rum extract. It adds great flavor without adding alcohol. Julia’s eggnog mixture is perfect for coating the bread and grilling. It gets a little crisp and is super good with maple syrup.

What a delicious treat this would be! Why didn’t we think of this?! Get the recipe.

See yesterday’s recipe: Baked Chicken Fajitas

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Moles paralyze their prey and store it for later consumption. Take a worm for example: When moles descend upon a worm, they grab it, and “milk” the worm between their paws to force the castings out of it. Then, they lick it. When they lick it the paralytic compound in their saliva comes to life and paralyzes the worm. Researchers have found up to 1,000 worms stored in mole larders for a rainy day. That’s a lot of worms!

*What chain of islands is the most geographically isolated on Earth? We told you the answer in yesterday’s trivia

Readers’ Pets of the Day

“My 4 furbabies hanging out on the couch just being cute. They want to stay close so they can make sure I am close by. Bella is a black Dachshund, Thor is a brown Dachshund, Rocky is a Chihuahua and Lilly is a Jack Russell Terrier. My travel buddies.” —Lisa Adcox

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!

Here’s everything to do if you lose your pet. This is an excellent resource

If your new year’s resolution is to eat healthier, this eggcellent gadget will speed up the process!

Leave here with a laugh

Why do golfers always carry an extra pair of pants with them?
Just in case they get a hole in one!

[“Groan.” There, we did it for you. 😆 ]

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  1. So glad to know I am not alone when I travel with 4 fur babies. The stop and stares I get is phenomenal. I heard one person whisper 4 dogs? O M G they are busy.

  2. I always look at the “Mystery Product of the Day”. Take today’s, for instance. The egg cooker. I watched the accompanying video, then went to the customer review section. The comments are hilarious, especially the one-star ratings. Oh, and I think I’ll pass on this thing. Just yesterday I read an article on the ten best ways to hardboil eggs.

  3. Trivia was interesting sounds like a science fiction death for the worm. Nothing like having a nice clean worm after sucking out all the ‘casting’.

  4. I know it is linked content but the COVID test article was pretty useless.

    All the info was old and did not explain the step by step of each test. This is very relavent. The instructions and steps are painstakenly slow and confusing.

    The price info was way off and most of the tests are not available. 3 of them are mail in, which, for the price stated is worthless.

  5. I see my furbabies in news letter. Two have passed since this picture. Lilly and Rocky. Love seeing how content they were hanging out together.

    • We’re sorry to hear that, Lisa. It’s always so sad to lose members of our family. All four of them look so sweet! Take care. 🙂 –Diane

  6. Thank you for continuing “Is this your RV”! A chance to recognize your own rig is fun but I just enjoy seeing other peoples rigs esp set up on a campsite!

    • If you can’t say something nice… these hardworking people are doing their best to enlighten us on a myriad of topics.
      I say “well done!” and so what if I don’t ROTFLMAO at all of these jokes.. at least I know an attempt was made on my behalf to bring a smile to my face… and to that I say I appreciate the effort!😊❤️👏🇨🇦🇺🇸

    • Well, I’m offended, Bob. I can remember a funny joke that I put in back when I was putting them in the newsletters a few years ago. 😆 BTW — If you have any funny jokes that are suitable for printing in our newsletters, especially any that will make 100% of our readers laugh, we would certainly welcome them! Just send them to editor (at) rvtravel.com . Thanks. Take care. 🙂 –Diane

      • Diane. I have been a reader for a long time and appreciate the work you and everyone at RVT does everyday to keep us informed. I have been thinking for several years that a newsletter everyday is just to much.

        There are times that I read them everyday and times that I knock out 5 or 6 in one sitting. I believe your content with fewer newsletters would become even better than it is now. The the headaches of having to come with something creative and new everyday for the staff & your authors has to be a lot pressure.

        A quick note: alot of us have other hobbies that we follow also and you can only consume so much content everyday.

        My navigator and I are in mid seventies and just got our new Ford Super Duty truck to pull our new 30’ TT hopefully in April that we ordered this past June. This will be our fifth rig and the last one.

        Merry Christmas to everyone!

        Dan & Connie

        • Thank you for your kind words, Dan and Connie. We appreciate you being longtime readers at RVtravel.com. Not all of our readers subscribe to or read all of our newsletters. We just try to include something for everyone. And we’d certainly rather have “too many” newsletters than not enough. Rather than trying to read them all, maybe you can just pick and choose which ones sound the most interesting/relevant to you from what is listed in the email alert you receive. But I’ve sent your suggestion to Chuck and Emily so that they are aware of your message. We at RVtravel.com hope you and yours have a wonderful Christmas. And we hope you have many more healthy and happy adventures in your new truck and TT. Take care. 🙂 -Diane


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