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RV Daily Tips. Monday, February 21, 2022

Issue 1801
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

“It’s amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.” —Harry S. Truman

Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is Presidents’ Day!

On this day in history: 1885 – The newly completed Washington Monument is dedicated.

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

Tip of the Day

How it Happened: The invention of the tea bag (plus unusual tea bag tricks!)

By Gail Marsh
As with so many things, there is debate about the actual inventor of the tea bag. While I’m not an expert, I prefer the “accidental invention” explanation. It’s just more fun! Plus, since we’re talking about tea bags, I thought I’d share some tea bag tricks with you too.

So, here goes…

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Today’s RV review…

In today’s column, industry insider Tony Barthel looks at the $1.4 million Foretravel Presidential Realm Luxury Villa 3. Tony writes, “… I have not been a big fan of large Class A diesel pushers for lots and lots of reasons. But looking at the $1.4 million Foretravel Presidential Realm Luxury Villa 3 changed my perception. If I suddenly completely lost my mind, I would be okay traveling in this.”

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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.

I want to swap my sofa sleeper for recliners. How do I get the couch out?

Dear Dave,
We own a 2017 Winnebago Cambria 30J. Is it possible to change out the couch with a two-recliner-type couch? The current couch makes into a bed. We have never had any guests to use the couch feature and would like recliners instead. Is it possible to even get the current couch out of the living area? We would appreciate any information and knowledge you can supply. —Robert

Read Dave’s answer.


Just Ask Mike (J.A.M.) Session: Going to the dogs – Eat local…

Today I’m going to celebrate the unsung heroes of the restaurant industry, the local mom-and-pop restaurants and fast food joints. … I’m really a simple guy who has to do complicated things, so I welcome basic comfort food. So once I began asking my host sites to take me to the oldest hole-in-the-wall restaurant I was much happier. And I also learned a lot about the local history and flavor of the hundreds of cities I visited. What an education! Read these suggestions from Mike then please share your favorite local food spots.

Read more of Mike’s articles here.

Should I buy an extended warranty for my RV?

Should you buy an extended warranty? It’s one of the most frequently asked questions and something, again, for which there isn’t just one answer. So, should you? … That depends. Read more.

Reader poll

How do you feel about spending a week without access to social media?

Tell us here

Quick Tip

Boondock for quick savings

Many RVers on the road (trying to drive a few days to get to a destination) will often use a campground for one night and boondock—park overnight without any utility hookups—for two nights. You can maintain this schedule with virtually no water conservation. This will, however, reduce your camping costs by approximately two-thirds, or 66%—a significant savings. Thanks to Ron Jones,

“Why I love my RV”

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

From Andrew Kapusta Jr.
2021 Forest River VIBE 28RL

“What I love about our new VIBE 28RL is the comfort, space, and the time we spend together. We have been camping since 1992 and have owned four travel trailers. Our new VIBE 28RL has the layout we have dreamed about. On those cold rainy nights, the fireplace adds the additional comfort zone that we dreamed about. But it also has the additional space we need for our fur baby and of course our adult children when they stay. My wife and I served our communities as a nurse and Law Enforcement Officer. Our retirement allows us the time we have worked for and our new VIBE 28RL allows us to do that. Camping is more than the destination, it’s the journey with the family, and great times we have had. Our new RV allows us to spend that time together. The smell of a campfire, bacon cooking, children laughing, and a quiet walk with my wife is what our new RV is about. Hoping to see you down the road. Happy Camping.”

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

Website of the day

Pinterest: Unusual RVs
Only click on the link if you have some time to spare because you’re going to want to be exploring this unusual RV Pinterest page for a loooong time.

Popular articles you may have missed at

• Stupid, stupid towing technique. Watch short video and weep
• “If the RV industry was driven by pride instead of corporate greed…”
• Matthew McConaughey seems to be a nice guy, even when he’s wearing just a towel

Recipe of the Day

Corn and Bean Sweet Chunky Salsa
by Kimberly Kolligs from Aberdeen, MD

We could not stop snacking on this simple corn and bean salsa. Sweet from the dressing, yellow pepper, and corn, but a bit salty from the Feta, it’s simply delicious. Very easy to make, it’s a great munchie.

Click here for the recipe


If you are a quatorzième, you are a what? A professional dinner guest! There is a long-standing superstition that the 13th guest at a dinner party is destined for tragedy. Quatorzième is French for fourteenth, so if you are a quatorzième you are hired as the 14th dinner guest for parties and gatherings.

Readers’ Pet of the Day

“Barkley is a 14-year-old silky terrier who enjoys his own bed, a lap, or sometimes laying in the cool dirt under the RV.” —Lynell Greer

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!

Thou shalt not laugh… Just kidding, thou can laugh. And laugh ye will!

Leave here with a laugh

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Arthur Freeland
7 months ago

“Leave here with a laugh” is definitely amusing and demonstrably timeless (appears to be a scan of small document created with a real typewriter at least 50 years old!)

John M
7 months ago

Mystery Product more truth than not. Most always the answer is no before they even know what you are going to say or ask.

Steve Minor
7 months ago

Damp unused tea bags will stop bleeding. If you are on blood thinners and have a small nick, or have a tooth pulled that will not stop bleeding, apply a damp tea bag for about 15 or 20 minutes and the bleeding will stop.

Ron T.
7 months ago
Reply to  Steve Minor

Gotta chuckle here. Whoever was the first person to use tea bags this way had to be out of gauze, tissues and toilet paper. I’m more likely to be out of tea bags.

7 months ago
Reply to  Ron T.

Once you dampen a tea bag isn’t it used? 😀

7 months ago

Got a chuckle from the Leave here with a laugh.

Jesse Crouse
7 months ago

Typical terrier. Our insanity is multiple Jack Russells.

7 months ago
Reply to  Jesse Crouse

Lucky you! We have a Chihuahua mixed with some kind of terrier so she doesn’t have the usual Chihuahua “quivers”. Whatever terrier she is mixed with makes her super-smart AND, really cute! (Wish I could add a picture!)