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RV Daily Tips. Thursday, March 3, 2022

Issue 1809
Welcome to RV Travel’s Daily Tips Newsletter, where you’ll find helpful RV-related tips from the pros, travel advice, product reviews and more. Thanks for joining us. Please tell your friends about us.

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Today’s thought

“Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.” ―H. Jackson Brown Jr.


Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is National Cold Cuts Day!

On this day in history: 1891 – Shoshone National Forest is established as the first national forest in the U.S. and world.



Tip of the Day

10 easy ways to fix 10 irritating problems in the RV

By Gail Marsh
Okay, fine, I’ll admit it. After four days cooped up inside our RV because of steady rain, little irritants can really get to me! I’m talking about those small inconveniences that make me sigh in frustration and wish for a simple solution. Maybe you’ve had similar moments and experienced these same problems in the RV, as well.

I’ve compiled simple hacks and tips that can make everyday RV living just a bit easier and hopefully less frustrating. The only criteria for potential solutions to everyday nuisances is that the “fix” must be quick and easy.

Continue reading


Today’s RV review…

2022 Cedar Creek Champagne 38EBS

Tony writes, “Cedar Creek, a part of the Forest River family, is a maker of higher-end fifth wheels. These large 5ers are really well-suited for full-time living. … Overall this would be a quite livable floor plan with a place upstairs to get away from the place downstairs. Because sometimes getting away from it all includes getting away from the others you brought with you who are also getting away from it all.”

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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.

Can my RV have soft floors even without a water leak?

Dear Dave,
Can soft spots develop on the floor of my 5th wheel trailer without being caused by water damage? We have a 2017 Prime Time Crusader Lite, model 30BH. The soft spots started 2 years after we bought it new, mainly at high traffic areas. No signs of water anywhere in the rig. Had the rig checked for exterior and plumbing leaks but none found. When I removed a floor register, I noticed the actual laminated wooden part of the floor was maybe 5/16″ thick, definitely less than 3/8″. Couldn’t see how far apart the joists were. There’s about 1 1/2″ to 2″ of high density foam underneath the flooring. Anyway, is it possible to have delamination and/or soft spots without any water damage? Thank you very much! —Tom L.

Read Dave’s answer.



Pay attention to passing motorists’ warnings of trouble

On the road, most of us have experienced looking out our window to see a car passing by with someone waving frantically, and pointing toward our vehicle or behind it. Most of the time these are good Samaritans who have spotted something wrong with our vehicle or the one we’re towing. This message and the ensuing responses were posted at our RV Advice Group on Facebook and we believe are worth passing along. Continue reading.


Did you miss yesterday’s Full-Time RVer Newsletter? Tons of great info inside—and not just for full-timers! Click here to read.


Reader poll

How often do you buy souvenir T-shirts?

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Quick Tip

Check between your duallies

Take an occasional peek between your dual tires to make sure nothing has wedged in there. If it seems like something has been there a while, it might be best to have a tire shop inspect for damage.


Website of the day

RV Service Reviews
When you break down in your RV, we’d hate to see you go to a bad service shop. This website shows you reviews of good service centers near you.



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:

• 10 percent say their current RV is too big for them.
• 71 percent make their bed every morning (and 6 percent never make their bed!).
• 49 percent say they or their partner are very capable of fixing things that go wrong in the RV, and that they can fix almost everything.

Recent poll: Will high fuel prices affect your RV travels this summer?


Recipe of the Day

Seafood Pasta in Lemon Butter Sauce
by Sara A from Pasadena, CA

The lemon butter sauce in this seafood pasta is so good. It’s a light sauce with a delicious lemony flavor. We love the blend of shrimp and scallops in this dish. They enhance the flavor of the sauce. Easy to prepare, save this for a special occasion, or make this when you’re craving shrimp and scallops. Serve this seafood pasta with a crispy salad, some warm bread, and prepare to smile.

Click here for the recipe


Trivia

The very first webcam of all time monitored a coffee pot. Yep, a coffee pot. Here’s the story: The Comper Lab at the University of Cambridge had an inconveniently located break room. In 1991, Quentin Stafford-Fraser and Paul Jardetzky decided they didn’t want to trudge all the way across campus anymore just to find out that the coffee pot in the break room was empty, so they wrote a client/server model using the X-Window System to broadcast a low-res video feed of the coffee pot over the local network. Two years later in 1993, Daniel Gordon and Martyn Johnson gave the feed an upgrade: They connected the camera to the internet. The video feed of this coffee pot was one of the most visited websites of all time during the early years of the internet. It remained online until 2001, when the computer department moved to new facilities.


Readers’ Pets of the Day

“Rufus, Himmel and Sophie say ‘Hi’ from their new home! We’ve just started full-timing, currently multiple months at a campground. Kitties came from a house with a large protected backyard, so we built a ‘catio’ to give them outside space. They have adjusted even better than we thought. They spend most of their time sleeping, but also a lot of play. Really good and affectionate friends, are even good travelers.” —Karen Wickersham

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!


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These would definitely make you laugh if you saw one (or more) on a passing RV or other vehicle.


Leave here with a laugh


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Lindalee
6 months ago

Karen Wickersham what a great idea! I just wish my three cats got along! If I put them all in something like this one of them would surely get injured if not two or all three!

Joe Ferrell
6 months ago

Re: the website showing recommended RV service centers. Meters RV in Torrance, CA, is no longer in business.

CeeCee
6 months ago

We do have the same amount of time. However, the responsibilities and priorities we are tasked with do differ, and the time we have has a limit. What we need to ask ourselves is how well are we utilizing the time we have been given?

Brian Burry
6 months ago

Oh my gosh, Leave Here with a Laugh was so funny, we laughed as the dog was laying perfectly and the bear legs were like part of the doggie 🐶! We Thank you

Linda
6 months ago

LOL the Leave here with a Laugh today!

Ralph Burns
6 months ago

Is there anyone of us that doesn’t know when a passing car’s occupants are waving and pointing that you may have a problem with the RV.

TIM MCRAE
6 months ago

Not great marketing by Rogue River Tactical (mystery product of the day).

Had no idea what I was looking at. Ad should have pictures of the product in use.

To quote Mr. Wonderful, “no-one is gonna know what it is…”

Bob p
6 months ago
Reply to  TIM MCRAE

I understood what it was immediately.

Brad G. Hancock NH
6 months ago

Web Site of the Day – SERVICE REVIEWS. This is GREAT SITE!!. Is this a site compiled by the RVT staff or one of its readers? I have names of RV service repair places that are missing from my area – Maine and New Hampshire. How do we add information?

Drew
6 months ago

Brad, I share your good opinion of the site. However, I’ve been informed by The RV Geeks that the site is no longer maintained. I’m just stating what I’ve been told but have not verified it. The site has the feature to add a service place- just look for it. Try that out and see if it works.

Dan Kruger
6 months ago
Reply to  Drew

Tried to add to it and it would not allow me to do it. Nice concept though…

robert gardner
6 months ago

The folks at RVLife/iRV2 own it and I have been trying to convince them to resurrect it. Maybe a few thousand emails from us would help convince them to start supporting it again. iRV2 Forums – Contact Us

Brad G. Hancock NH
6 months ago

Today’s Leave Here With A Laugh is the best one in a long time.

Dr4Film
6 months ago

I Totally agree!

Rebecca
6 months ago

I loved it!

Terry R
6 months ago

Hilarious!! Enjoyed today’s Laugh!!

Lindalee
6 months ago

Really great! I could see why the dog was searched for 20 minutes! It had totally disappeared LOL!