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RV Daily Tips. Thursday, January 20, 2022

Issue 1779
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

“Follow your inner moonlight; don’t hide the madness.” ―Allen Ginsberg


Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is National Cheese Lover’s Day!

On this day in history: 1929 – The first full-length talking motion picture filmed outdoors, “In Old Arizona,” is released.



Tip of the Day

Can RVers buy in bulk? While in an RV? Really?

By Gail Marsh
We know that buying in bulk can save money. With inflation on the rise, saving money is on almost everyone’s mind. But how do you buy in bulk while RVing? We barely have enough space for the few things we pick up at a convenience store. Where would we ever put a giant package of paper towels? Or a family-size pack of chicken breasts? I’m all about saving money, but is buying in bulk even an option while living inside an RV?

The answer is yes! And here’s how to do it successfully!

Yesterday’s tip of the day: Where to store dirty laundry in the RV


Today’s RV review…

In today’s column, industry insider Tony Barthel reviews the new Jayco Jay Flight Octane 277. Tony says this is a “real” toy hauler. And what does he mean by that? Are there “not real” toy haulers out there? Read his thoughts in today’s review.

Did you read Tony’s review yesterday of the just-announced Winnebago all-electric motorhome concept, the e-RV? If you missed it, you can read it here.

For previous RV reviewsclick here.



CONTEST! Is this your RV?

Win a $25 Amazon gift certificate if today’s RV photo shows your rig
Every day we post a photo of an RV either submitted by its owner or by our editors as they move about the country.

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.

How can I improve the ride of my 2016 Thor A.C.E.?

Dear Dave,
What would be the first step in suspension improvement for a 2016 Thor A.C.E. F-53 Ford chassis? —Bernie

Read Dave’s response.

Did you miss Dave’s column yesterday where he answered the question: Can I connect a portable propane tank to my RV’s outside quick propane connect?

JOIN DAVE THIS WEEKEND for educational seminars at the Charlotte RV Show. Learn more.


You didn’t miss yesterday’s Full-Time RVer Newsletter, did you? How could you miss out on all the full-timing fun?! Read it here.

My new favorite tool: I’ve solved so many RV issues with this gadget!

By Nanci Dixon
My new favorite tool was just delivered. It is a Digital Inspection Endoscope that allows me to see into very tight, small, dark spaces. It is two cameras at the end of a long, 16 ft. cable connected to a viewing monitor so I can see exactly what the cameras see. This thing is cool! Find out some of its many uses here.

Yesterday’s featured article: Walking sticks provide surprising bonus to your exercise routine


Reader poll

How often do you eat dessert after dinner?

Take a bite then tell us here.


For Lovers Only…

Listen up, romantics. If you have a special someone you’d like to surprise with a secret message right here on this website (could be your wife, husband, partner, child, neighbor, friend, etc.) submit it to us here. Don’t use their real names, use a special name that only they’ll recognize. Oh, how fun it will be when they read it! You’ll make their day! We’ll feature these in our upcoming newsletters, so keep your eyes open.

Here are a couple of responses.

To: KUDLES
From: DT
“The love of my life. Thank you for believing in me. Luv you Forever and ever. Amen! Cheers to more fun times Camping.”

To: Honey
From: Sweetie
“You mean more to me now than ever before. Thanks for putting up with me for a very long time. God has given you to me and that is so true in every sense of the word. Love you….”


Quick Tip

Go check on your RV

Reader Lynne Edwards sent us this, “Just got this notice from a local source and thought you might want it for a heads up in the newsletter: ‘WARNING: If you have an RV or vehicle stored in any storage facility go check on it immediately. I went to check on mine for a trip next month and found a big hole in the fence in front of my RV. I bet they were there to steal Catalytic converters from our vehicle. My RV was broken into and the window was left open. Water damage inside on floor and cabinet. Rats got inside too and chewed on all the hoses that had water in them. Even my potable holding tank. Poop everywhere. Ate into my shampoo, mouthwash, and hand sanitizer bottles.'”

Thanks for sharing, Lynne and your local source! This is good advice: If you’re able to check on your RV or other vehicle in storage, do! 


Website of the day

10 Fantastic U.S. Zoos With Free Admission
Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! No, really! You can see all of them and many more at these free zoos across the country.



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:

• 8 percent have visited all 48 lower states plus Alaska in their RV, meaning they’ve traveled to 49 states by RV. Impressive!
• 37 percent have made a friend (or couple) while RVing who they have remained friends with for years.
• 16 percent say they have loaned their RV to a close friend or family member.

Recent poll: Would you most often stay at a beautiful scenic campground with no internet or a nondescript park with excellent internet?


Recipe of the Day

Cindy’s Turkey Bacon Feta Wraps
by Cindy Dutton from GP, OR

Your family won’t say “another boring sandwich” after they try these wraps. Stuffed with turkey, this wrap is crunchy from the coleslaw, juicy from the tomatoes, smoky from bits of bacon, zesty from crumbled Feta cheese, and has a little zing thanks to the sweet purple onion. It’s a great flavor combination and sure to satisfy your hunger.

No, this is certainly not another boring sandwich! Sounds delicious! Get the recipe.

See yesterday’s recipe: Bacon Bleu Brussels Sprouts With Mustard Sauce


Trivia

If you had to guess what mammal had a fingerprint closest (almost identical) to a human’s fingerprint, what would you guess? Probably a gorilla or a chimpanzee, right? Nope! A koala bear has fingerprints almost identical to those of a human. In fact, even when studied with modern forensic tools, they’re extremely hard to tell apart!

*What country did horses originate from? Take a guess then see if you’re right in yesterday’s trivia


Readers’ Pets of the Day

“Chewy loved squeezing next to my leg to take naps in the fifth wheel. Lucy really has not made up her mind just where to sit down.” —William Nance

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!


??????  MYSTERY PRODUCT OF THE DAY  ??????
Forget buying your woman jewels and forget buying your man new power tools. This is all everyone ever wants!


Leave here with a laugh


Words of wisdom from this book:

In life, some things are bigger than they look from a distance.


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jillie
4 months ago

I have heard of troubles with storage facilities so we store ours on our driveway. I can keep a closer eye on it. As for Koalas? I love those fuzzy furbies. But boy do they have an attitude when disturbed. Otherwise they will come to those who can rescue them.

Ray
4 months ago

Every time I see Good Sam’s Roadside assistance ads I wince. In 6 years I needed them twice. Twice they let me down. Both times they failed to appear, once on a lonely highway in west Texas, another on a very busy freeway just north of Houston. They could not find an in-network tow service. I must have been within 10 miles of over a million people. I’m not saying don’t get it, just don’t rely on it.

Brian Burry
4 months ago

Chewy and Lucy are sweet, loved doggies, and even though the survey said only 4% look forward to RV Pet of the day, it is such a wonderful part of the RV Travel Newsletter !😀👍🏻🐶😺. Thank you

Russ
4 months ago

For those of you who submit photos of your pets, I would really appreciate it if you would also state the breed. I can recognize a Dog from a Cat, or a Horse, but I can’t recognize all of the Breeds of Dogs, but I do appreciate the photos.

Jeb
4 months ago

In my experience substituting jerky for jewels will not go over well. Jerk!

Tom H.
4 months ago
Reply to  Jeb

Amen to that. I’d be a dead man walking, if I tried that one! 🙃

Karin S.
4 months ago

Very interesting fact regarding the trivia question!! Would never have guessed that. Just a bit of info tho….a Koala is not a bear, but rather a marsupial.

TIMOTHY W STITZEL
4 months ago
Reply to  Karin S.

I am glad to see that someone else knows the true fact. My granddaughter spent some time in Australia when she was just 10 years old. She is still correcting everyone who calls them a “bear”.

Tommy Molnar
4 months ago

A “clean sampler” is always better than a ‘dirty sampler’.