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RV Daily Tips. Thursday, April 28, 2022

Issue 1849
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

“What a newspaper needs in its news, in its headlines, and on its editorial page is terseness, humor, descriptive power, satire, originality, good literary style, clever condensation, and accuracy, accuracy, accuracy!” Joseph Pulitzer

(Would Pulitzer approve of You tell us!)

Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is Blueberry Pie Day!

On this day in history: 1869 – Chinese and Irish laborers for the Central Pacific Railroad working on the First Transcontinental Railroad laid ten miles of track in one day, a feat which has never been matched.

Tip of the Day

DIY: Remove and replace rotted flooring in your RV

By Russ and Tiña De Maris

Those who love—and preserve—an older RV often find a painful reality in their treasure: soft spots in the flooring. The problem is usually traced back to a water leak that’s compromised the integrity of the floor. Sometimes it can be ignored for a while, but it can get downright dangerous. Having a guest fall through your bathroom floor is not a pleasant thought.

Replacing a bad spot in the floor is challenging, but not impossible for the do-it-yourselfer. It takes time and patience, and at times a bit of imagination. We’ll walk you through the process.

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Today’s RV review…

Jayco White Hawk 27RK Travel Trailer

Tony (the party animal) writes, “This seems like a great party trailer to me. There’s lots of space for people to sit inside, a relatively decent kitchen, huge bathroom, outside kitchen with griddle and a big awning. I can see this being the headquarters for group camping fun….”

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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.

Can I use a pressure washer to clean my RV?

Dear Dave,
Can I use a pressure washer to clean my RV, both the top and the body? —A. Ramirez, 2019 NeXus RV Phantom, Ford E-Series

Read Dave’s answer

What you need to know about RV electrical cords

There are times when our RV’s built-in electrical cords will not stretch far enough to reach a power pedestal or other power source. And so we need an extension cord. But not just any extension cord will do….  In this short video, Mark Polk of RV Education 101 covers the basics of extension cords…. If you do not fully understand RV extension cords, we highly recommend you watch this video.

Reader poll

Do you enjoy shopping for (your) clothes?

Tell us here

Quick Tip

Cleaning black tank and its sprayer heads

We received this tip from Tim Slack: “Awhile ago I read a tip in your newsletter about dumping a black tank as normal then filling it with clean water, maybe with Dawn detergent, letting it sit for 24 or more hours, and then dumping. It worked well, so I do it periodically. The tank sprayer heads were blocked when we bought our used Tiffin Open Road. The last time I did the clean water trick, I discovered that the water had softened the dried blockage in my tank sprayer heads and they work again! So, thanks for that earlier tip, and please pass along my addendum for others to try it.” Thanks, Tim!

We are not being sexist here, but ladies, if you wear this do not be offended by people who stare at your chest. Hey, you asked for it!

Website of the day

30 Top Things to Do in New Jersey
New Jersey is a beautiful state with tons to do! And did you know that it’s the “diner capital of the world”?

And the Survey Says…

We’ve polled readers more than 1,500 times in recent years. Here are a few things we’ve learned about them:

• 18 percent cut their own hair.
• 90 percent only speak one language, their native language.
• 37 percent have an RV that is longer than 35 feet.

Recent poll: Have you ever been stuck in a campground longer than planned due to a mechanical problem?

Recipe of the Day

Crock Pot Beef Tips Stroganoff
by Diane Whitbeck from Hopewell, VA

This beef tips stroganoff is the ultimate easy Crock Pot meal. It’s a dump-and-go recipe, but the trick is adding some of the ingredients in stages. So delicious, your family will think you spent hours in the kitchen over the stove. The beef is tender in a thick, creamy, and flavorful sauce. Herbs, like thyme, clove, and oregano, go perfect with red wine and beef broth. Adding egg noodles and sour cream at the end keeps the noodles from becoming soggy. This is a fantastic meal for a busy family.

Click here for the recipe

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A little Oreo cookie trivia for you. The actual creme filling does not contain milk. A recent study revealed that “[the creme] is more of a frosting rather than a cream like cream cheese or cream fillings in pastries.” The study also revealed that an Oreo experiences “significant structural loss” within a minute of exposure to milk. So all those times you thought it was taking forever for milk to soften your Oreos, all you had to do was wait 60 seconds.

*What is an airpark and why would you live in one? Yesterday’s trivia tells you. 

Readers’ Pet of the Day

“Chance loves to take over the driving. He’s a Lab/Boxer/Terrier mix that adopted us in January 2021. Loves people, other dogs, chewing his bones and just life in general.” —Patrick Dannunzio

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!

Leave here with a laugh

Thanks for sending, Doug and Joan! 

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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 or this newsletter. 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 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.

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jillie (@guest_180871)
1 year ago

Even if the sky is totally blue I find an excuse not to go walking or go outside. Tut tut it looks like rain. Not.

Lindalee (@guest_178811)
1 year ago

Patrick Dannunzio I love the way you said that Chance adopted you! That is what I love so much about rescues – they glom onto us and won’t let go and THAT is the best!

Patty (@guest_178780)
1 year ago

Cute dog..

David Stansbury (@guest_178747)
1 year ago

“Leave Here With a Laugh”- You better take a nap. If you have DISH satellite TV, you’re gonna lose the signal…

Gary Byler (@guest_178857)
1 year ago

I guess we were fortunate, we used a Tailgater for years, before we went full time then for about 8yrs FT. Loved our Tailgater. Used it in WA, OR, CA, AZ, NV CO, WY, PA, FL, IN. We loved Dish, had a satellite dish on our home after we sold our 5th wheel. Only got rid of it when we got fiber optic internet, then went streaming.

Bob p (@guest_178734)
1 year ago

When I was truck driving I always made sure I had plenty of fuel before getting to New Jersey so I wouldn’t have to stop, the same for New York City area.

Bob p (@guest_178731)
1 year ago

Somebody has a beautiful trailer in the contest today. I never could understand the logic in the big panoramic windows in the front of the trailer. You back into a site, unhook, and then sit there looking out at all the other campers backed into their spot. If it was on the rear and you backed into a scenic spot like a lake view or a view of the mountains it would be beautiful. Once again proof that designers never use their products.

Linda (@guest_178735)
1 year ago
Reply to  Bob p

Love my big window in the front of my 5er. Unhooked and truck is out of the way with beautiful views of the mountains.

Stitz (@guest_178730)
1 year ago

Words from the perfect Walmart greeter:
Welcome to Walmart. Get your crap and get out!

Joseph (@guest_178723)
1 year ago

Chance is adorable – and has a great name‼️

Stay safe, Joe

Dane Smith (@guest_178711)
1 year ago

On Todays thought, The Main stream media of today is lacking any form of Journalism or true reporting and is nothing but propaganda

John Hicks (@guest_178738)
1 year ago
Reply to  Dane Smith

They do try to be accurate.The propaganda is that the mainstream media is propaganda. You could personally verify most mainstream news stories if you took the time and money to do so.

Last edited 1 year ago by John Hicks
David Stansbury (@guest_178748)
1 year ago
Reply to  John Hicks

Farrrrr from accurate.

Dale N Roberts (@guest_178786)
1 year ago

You need to stop watching Tucker Carlson and other Faux news hags, sorry but this is true and this has nothing to do with RVing.

Gary (@guest_178788)
1 year ago
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Susan (@guest_178794)
1 year ago
Reply to  Dale N Roberts

Here Hear!

James (@guest_178797)
1 year ago
Reply to  Dale N Roberts

Dale, you must be woke

TIM MCRAE (@guest_178755)
1 year ago
Reply to  John Hicks

No way. They deliberately lie, obsfucate, and downright hide the truth if it doesn’t fit their narrative.

Steve Minor (@guest_178781)
1 year ago
Reply to  TIM MCRAE

AMEN, and again I say AMEN !!!

Bill Coady (@guest_178783)
1 year ago
Reply to  TIM MCRAE

And the non-mainstream media doesn’t do this Tim?

Bill Coady (@guest_178782)
1 year ago
Reply to  John Hicks

I agree with all three of your sentences/statements, John. In many cases the
non-mainstream media is the one broadcasting sensationalistic headlines, mis-leading stories, or inaccurate stories, and in some cases outright lies. But this is a newsletter about RV’s so I’m going to back off, go pack my trailer for our next camping trip, and sit back and watch my comments be ridiculed by all those true believers out there. Cheers!

Last edited 1 year ago by Bill Coady
TexasScout (@guest_179073)
1 year ago
Reply to  John Hicks

I guess that’s why so many “conspiracy theorys” are now proven fact? (The “Lap Top from Hell, Vaccines will keep you from contracting, transmitting, or from re-infection with Covid, The Steel Dossier, etc.)

gray (@guest_178810)
1 year ago
Reply to  Dane Smith

I’m sure you could judge which journalists deserve to work and be published, and which should not? Are you willing to publish such a list of _approved_ journalists? Sort of a _reverse_ Pulitzer Prize award list?

Engineer (@guest_178708)
1 year ago

“What a newspaper needs in its news, in its headlines, and on its editorial page is terseness, humor, descriptive power, satire, originality, good literary style, clever condensation, and accuracy, accuracy, accuracy!” 

Dane Smith (@guest_178712)
1 year ago
Reply to  Engineer

And in most cases is lacking all of the above.

Tommy Molnar (@guest_178741)
1 year ago
Reply to  Dane Smith


David Stansbury (@guest_178750)
1 year ago
Reply to  Dane Smith

Yup. Very frustrating to watch.

Jim (@guest_178760)
1 year ago

“Very frustrating to watch.” This is the problem, too many people confuse newspapers with the biased reporting of 24/7 TV “news.” Newspapers have always been, and still are, the best source for accurate reporting

Bill Coady (@guest_178784)
1 year ago
Reply to  Jim


Gary (@guest_178789)
1 year ago
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Victor Short (@guest_178805)
1 year ago
Reply to  Engineer

Bring back the Walter Cronkite days. I can make decisions for myself.

Brad G. Hancock NH (@guest_178707)
1 year ago

Reader Poll….. If SHOPPING for clothes is defined as “walking through a store looking for and trying on different clothes, it ain’t happenin’. IF I need a pair of Levi’s and I know what store and what aisle they will be in, I’ll go “shopping”.

Glenn A (@guest_178722)
1 year ago

I don’t go to “shop”, I go to buy. Get in , get out.

Pat (@guest_178728)
1 year ago
Reply to  Glenn A

Great way to put it. When I go shopping for just about anything I’m on a mission. Get in, get the item, and get out!

Ron Hough (@guest_178737)
1 year ago
Reply to  Glenn A

Exactly. If my wife shared that philosophy, we could save a lot of time and money.

Glenn A (@guest_178742)
1 year ago
Reply to  Ron Hough

Amen to that!!

Bob p (@guest_178732)
1 year ago

Amen brother

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