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.
If you shop at Amazon.com we’d appreciate you using this link. We get an itty bitty commission if you buy something, but they add up and help us pay our bills (most importantly our hard-working writers!).
√ DID YOU KNOW? RVtravel.com is the most popular RV lifestyle website in the world! —SOURCE: ALEXA.COM
“No thief, however skillful, can rob one of knowledge, and that is why knowledge is the best and safest treasure to acquire.” ―
Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is National Umbrella Day!
On this day in history: 1940 – Cartoon characters Tom and Jerry make their debut with “Puss Gets the Boot.”
Tip of the Day
RVs and WD-40: Unusual combinations that work!
By Russ and Tiña De Maris
Seems like every RV has at least a can or two of WD-40 for lubricating various parts. But there’s more use for WD-40 than just the occasional thread loosening. Here are a few tips that may make for slicker RV trips.
Yesterday’s tip of the day: Easy ways to decorate your RV without adding much weight
Today’s RV review…
In today’s column, industry insider Tony Barthel reviews the new Grand Design Transcend XPLOR 240ML. As he reports, “I was really taken aback by how very nice this trailer is. … Combining the large holding tanks with the interior design and packaging of this trailer and the way they’re putting them together … and you have one of my absolute favorite couples’ campers.” Learn more.
Did you read Tony’s review yesterday of the Happier Camper’s Traveler trailer? If you missed it, you can read it here.
For previous RV reviews, click 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.
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.
Are new trailers designed for proper weight distribution?
Are new trailers designed for proper weight distribution? The right side has a sink, oven, fridge, entertainment center, and cabinets, while the left side has a slide out, weighing as much as 800 pounds, the bathroom sink, toilet, shower, etc. Is there a way to measure the weight on each side of the trailer so when loading you can try to keep the weight even? —Al
Yesterday, Dave answered: New batteries: Which should I get and how do I connect the cables?
Newsreel from 1954: Pint-sized trailer is towed by scooter and sidecar
What a hoot! This black-and-white newsreel film from 1954 shows a British couple on a camping adventure, their tow vehicle a scooter with side car. The trailer is seven feet long, weighs about 200 pounds and is easily towed behind the pint-sized two-wheeler. Watch as they stop by the side of the road to set up camp.
Have you ever had groceries delivered to you in your RV?
Stock up and then tell us here.
Use window foil for heat/cold and light/dark control
Use bubble foil, like in the car front windows, in your rig windows to reduce heat in summer and keep heat inside in the cold. You can buy it by the roll and cut to fit each window. Also works well in the bedroom to block out early daylight, or for nice darkness during afternoon naps. (Editor’s note: This would also block out late-night car lights through the bedroom window in a campground.) Thanks to Ray Burr at Love Your RV! You can get the window bubble foil on Amazon.
Website of the day
The Smallest Town in Every State
Sometimes small towns can be the most fun. Go through this list from Reader’s Digest and see how many of these you’ve been to.
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.
“Happy 50th Valentine’s Day for you and me. Love you to the moon and back.”
“Love you first!“
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:
• 64 percent believe that there is intelligent life on other planets.
• 43 percent watch a local TV station’s evening news program every night or almost every night.
• 28 percent say that as an adult they have been so poor it has been a challenge to feed themselves or their family.
Recipe of the Day
Blackened Chicken Breast With Fettuccine Alfredo
by Aku N. from Pensacola, FL
The flavors of creamy Italian Fettuccine Alfredo meet blackened Cajun-spiced chicken in this recipe. It’s a wonderful marriage of flavors. The pasta is coated with just the right amount of creamy Alfredo sauce. The seasoning on the chicken breast is where this recipe gets crazy. It’s full of spice and flavor and forms a nice crust on the chicken. A tasty dish to prepare for any occasion from a casual Tuesday night to a special anniversary.
You could do this with blackened salmon or shrimp too. Get the recipe.
See yesterday’s recipe: Over the Moon Pizza Dip
Google Images came about because millions of peope were searching for photos of Jennifer Lopez’s dress at the 2000 Grammy Awards. Before then, Google Images did not exist! So many people searched Google for the green Versace dress Lopez wore to the award show that engineers realized a dedicated image search tool would better serve their customers. Thanks, J. Lo!
Readers’ Pets of the Day
“Tucker and Bentley love to be with us as much as possible. It only made sense they travel with us whenever we vacation. Three long trips and multiple weekenders and now they know when we’re preparing for the next one!” —Rick Kiersey
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!
?????? MYSTERY PRODUCT OF THE DAY ??????
We didn’t know these came RV-sized – how neat! Been wanting to get back into shape? Check it out.
Leave here with a laugh
Won’t you help support us?
This newsletter is brought to you Monday through Friday by RVtravel.com and is funded primarily through voluntary subscription contributions from our readers. Thank you! IF YOU APPRECIATE THIS NEWSLETTER and others from RVtravel.com, will you please consider pledging your support? Learn more or contribute.
Editor: Emily Woodbury.
Editorial (all but news): email@example.com
Editorial (news): firstname.lastname@example.org
Help desk: Contact us.
Everything in this newsletter is true to the best of our knowledge. But we occasionally get something wrong. We’re just human! So don’t go spending $10,000 on something we said was good simply because we said so, or fixing something according to what we suggested (check with your own technician first). Maybe we made a mistake. Tips and/or comments in this newsletter are those of the authors and may not reflect the views of RVtravel.com or this newsletter.
RVtravel.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases. Regardless of this potential revenue, unless stated otherwise, we only recommend products or services we believe provide value to our readers.
Mail us at 9792 Edmonds Way, #265, Edmonds, WA 98020.
This newsletter is copyright 2022 by RV Travel LLC.