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RV Daily Tips. Tuesday, March 8, 2022

Issue 1812
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Today’s thought

“Nobody ever figures out what life is all about, and it doesn’t matter. Explore the world. Nearly everything is really interesting if you go into it deeply enough.” ―Richard P. Feynman


Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is International Women’s Day! Cheers, ladies!

On this day in history: 1817 – The New York Stock Exchange is founded.



Tip of the Day

Get the most out of your RV’s closet with these easy organizational hacks

By Gail Marsh
It can be one of the smallest yet most important areas in your RV. Your closet. Whether you enjoy a “walk-in” (I use the term loosely) or a single cupboard, the closet is one place that often can be modified to maximize its functionality. Here are a few tips, products, and ideas to consider…

The first step in organizing your RV’s closet

Before you begin to add organizational items into your closet, you’ll want to take everything out. That’s right. Remove everything. Once you’ve lived in your RV during the sweltering summer heat or the freezing winter temps, you’ll discover that the RV closet is a major source of heat loss and heat buildup. All of your RV’s cupboards also share this commonality. Once you see how easily you can insulate these spaces, you’ll wonder why you didn’t do it long ago.

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Today’s RV review…

ProCamp is a Class B you can rent, build or buy

Tony writes, “There are a lot of reasons this van is very different, from the floor plan and layout, to how it’s built, to the price. This is one of the few finished van builds available for under $100,000.”

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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.

Why is my gray water tank leaking and how do I fix it?

Dear Dave,
I have a 2006 Coachman Epic. The gray water tank is leaking from the bathroom only. How can I get to it and fix it? —David

Read Dave’s answer



13 tips about work camping that will point you to success

By Nanci Dixon
Ever think about work camping? Cutting costs and staying in an area longer? Getting to know more people in a more permanent venue? … My husband is always needing something to do and enjoys having people around, so becoming a campground host seemed like the perfect job while we were [at a campground] for the winter. Learn some great tips from this now-seasoned campground host, and find out what cleaning toilets had to do with the library sale room here.


Reader poll

What did you/will you have for breakfast today?

Tell us here


Quick Tip

Increase the life of your window seals

By Dustin Simpson, California RV Specialists
Many factors cause RV window seals to shrink and discolor. The most common factors that can cause damage are UV rays, heat, soaps, cleaners, constant movement, age, salty air, snow, and normal wear and tear. Going back to the main reason a window seal will shrink or crack is due to age and sunlight. This is a reminder to inspect your RV window seals regularly. My suggestion is once a month and, at minimum, once a season. You can also increase the life of the window seal by applying 303 UV Treatment to the seals regularly.



Website of the day

17 ways you can help the people of Ukraine right now
We stand with Ukraine and send our love and support to its people. TimeOut has put together a lengthy list of ways you can help.


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:

• The top two most favorite ways to eat eggs are fried and scrambled. The least most favorite method is soft boiled.
• 40 percent haven’t had a nightmare in years. Lucky you!
• 56 percent never use a printed directory when searching for a campground.

Recent poll: When relaxing outside in your RV in an RV park do you like it when others stop to talk?


Recipe of the Day

Toasted Coconut Grilled Fruit Skewers
by Kitchen Crew from Nashville, TN

Grilled fruit skewers are a delicious way to prepare fruit when it’s in season. They can be served at a barbecue or when you’re looking for a light dessert. Fruit’s natural sugars are enhanced when grilled, making fruit even sweeter. There are tips for grilling, but there are two main things to make sure of: First, the fruit needs to be firm and not overripe. Second, the grill must be clean. Sprinkled with toasted coconut, serve these fruit skewers warm and watch everyone’s eyes light up with delight.

Click here for the recipe


Trivia

The rise of airline travel led to the invention of luggage on wheels. In 1970, Bernard Sadow was stuck in customs with heavy luggage after returning from a vacation in Aruba. While he was standing in line, he watched as a worker moved heavy equipment on a wheeled platform. At that moment, Sadow realized luggage should be on wheels too. Soon after, and after a few different design prototypes, he was pitching his “rolling luggage” to Macy’s.

*Where is the longest suspension bridge in the world? Yesterday’s trivia tells you! 



Readers’ Pet of the Day

“Gucci loves road trips! Best travel dog ever. ‘I’ll have mine on the rocks, please.'” —Georgia Eddy

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 ??????
We’re not quite sure what this man is doing with his hands, but this nifty gadget could really come in handy for some of you…


Leave here with a laugh


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Richard Hughes
6 months ago

Laugh of the day made me think of, “Don’t get upset, but….” By the time that’s said, I am already mad!

Lindalee
6 months ago

Georgia Eddy, Loved Gucci. Lucky dog to 1. get to travel with you and 2. get to share your drink!

Walt P Sinkhorn
6 months ago

This may be a little late in the day to reach your news desk. We were motivated to donate to the people of Ukraine, but before I sent my donation to CARE, I checked out the various Charities that are on the list. I went to: CHARITY WATCH and was disappointed to learn that most International Charity Organizations have very high marketing & overhead cost. As a result 80-90% of the donations that they receive go directly to the Fat Cats who run the charity. So, for every $100 anyone donates, only $10-20 actually gets to the people who really need the help. I urge everyone to help the Ukraine People, but lets not stuff the wallets of these greedy individuals who pretend to actually help.

Rebecca
6 months ago

We give through the United Methodist Committee on Relief – UMCOR. 100% of designated gift goes to desired recipients because administrative costs are covered elsewhere. Other faith organizations probably have similar

Sailor Bill
6 months ago

Look into Samaritan’s Purse.

Peter
6 months ago

I always use Charity Navigator to check on charities.

David Stansbury
6 months ago
Reply to  Peter

Known about this for years. If you think some of these administration stats are bad, check out The United Way. Worst charity ever!

Tommy Molnar
6 months ago

The “Mystery Product of the Day” makes no sense to me. Who puts their beer down long enough to make this thing usable? I guess you could have a “quick draw” contest with a friend to see who could get the bottle up to their lips first . . .

Tom
6 months ago
Reply to  Tommy Molnar

I think the beer holster is for your second beer.

Admin
RV Staff(@rvstaff)
6 months ago
Reply to  Tom

Obviously. 😆 Have a great day, Tom. 😀 –Diane

Tommy Molnar
6 months ago
Reply to  Tom

I never thought of that, Tom. Good idea.

KellyR
6 months ago
Reply to  Tommy Molnar

I thought it was the laugh of the day.

Admin
RV Staff(@rvstaff)
6 months ago
Reply to  KellyR

😆 That works, too. Have a good night, Kelly. 😀 –Diane

Last edited 6 months ago by RV Staff
John M
6 months ago

Liked the beer holder it would be good when working in the yard, I would use it but not sure the wife would. Maybe make me drink more water as I forget to drink sometimes when out working.

Donald N Wright
6 months ago

I enjoyed the “Calm Down” photograph.

Jeff Craig
6 months ago

Read it to my wife, and she just glared at me….

I learned a long time ago she doesn’t appreciate being told to, ‘Calm Down’.

Dane Smith
6 months ago

With the price of Fuel being manipulated purposely to prop up the electric golf cart industry looks like driveway camping might become a reality.

Warren G
6 months ago
Reply to  Dane Smith

Huh?

Tommy Molnar
6 months ago
Reply to  Dane Smith

Huh?

Roger Marble
6 months ago
Reply to  Dane Smith

Interesting idea. With the cost of gas in Europe at $4 to $6 does that mean the folks manipulating the price in the US and Canada are also manipulating the price in Europe 🙂 ?

Wally
6 months ago
Reply to  Roger Marble

Yes

Dane Smith
6 months ago
Reply to  Roger Marble

I guess that one went over your head

Tom H.
6 months ago
Reply to  Dane Smith

😄 that was a joke… right?

John
6 months ago
Reply to  Tom H.

I think he was being facetious. But then again, maybe not. Russia invading Ukraine is all over the news, but all I’m hearing about the invasion happening to our country is crickets.
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Travato John
6 months ago

Be careful of all the hidden costs involving insurance, etc if you decide to rent one.

James
6 months ago
Reply to  Travato John

It’s best to comment below the article that you are reading.