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.
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!).
“Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.” ―
Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is the United States Army Birthday! It is also America’s Flag Day.
On this day in history: 1959 – Disneyland Monorail System, the first daily operating monorail system in the Western Hemisphere, opens to the public in Anaheim, California.
Yellowstone National Park will remain closed to visitors through at least (tomorrow) Wednesday due to dangerous flooding conditions, which have prompted park evacuations and left some in surrounding communities trapped without safe drinking water.
Tip of the Day
The best ways to make use of a toy hauler’s ‘garage’ space
By Gail Marsh
People with toy hauler RVs have too much fun! I’ve been looking into the different ways folks are transforming these special “garage” spaces and Wow! Here are just a few of my favorites.
Today’s RV review…
Tony writes, “Even without the clear benefit of a very light camper factoring into the equation, the large rear hatch at the rear along with the very flexible Adaptiv™ system could make this the kind of rig that really fits a lot of people.
“Further, Happier Camper has also added models specifically for business use with a large side window that flips up. Think of using this for a coffee trailer or photo booth, that sort of thing.”
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”.
Why is the carpet in my RV’s step well getting wet?
In the step well (first step into the RV) the carpet keeps getting wet on the right-hand side. The carpet is not wet anywhere else, except a bit damp above because wet “travels.” It is not wet toward the front of the left side of the well. —Lisa, 2003 Winnebago F-450 Class C
Husband is extroverted, wife introverted. How do they differ at the campsite?
By Gail Marsh
It happens. Every. Single. Time. Within three short minutes of parking our RV, my extremely extroverted husband has already met the campers on either side of us. … RVing with an extrovert is not always easy – especially if you are an introvert like myself. Read more, including learning how introverts can comfortably make connections at the campground.
How often in the last year have you camped where there was NO cell coverage?
If you enjoy this newsletter, please help us spread the word! Learn more here. It’s fun!
Save insurance money when your rig is off the road
If your motorhome, tow vehicle or truck camper is stored on private property for long periods of time, you may be able to save money by canceling the liability, collision, medical and uninsured portions of the policy until you head back on the road (provided your insurance carrier allows this practice). But keep the comprehensive coverage active. If you allow this coverage to lapse and your rig is financed, your lending institution will likely send you a nasty note and then tack on its own expensive coverage to your monthly payment. Before making any changes to your policy, check with your insurance company.
On this day last year…
- Tip: The sand struggle: A trick to keeping it out of your RV
- RV Review: 2022 Safari Condo Alto R1713—Boondocking upgrade
- Featured article: Medications + Driving the RV = No!
- Recipe: Meatloaf on the Grill
Website of the day
11 Best Hikes In U.S. National Parks
If you have any National Park hikes on your bucket list, we bet they’re on this list. These are some of the best hikes in the U.S.!
?????? MYSTERY PRODUCT OF THE DAY ??????
This DOES NOT look like fun to us! We would never use this! Who would?? Would 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:
• 46 percent have shopped at Walmart many times within the last month.
• 73 percent bring a portable propane grill on their RV trips. Only 9 percent carry a portable charcoal grill with them.
• 11 percent say their RV has an outdoor kitchen, but only 7 percent of those say they actually use theirs.
Recent poll: How old are you?
Recipe of the Day
We love fajitas and easy dinner recipes, so this fajita recipe was a win-win for us. All you need to do is cut up the chicken and veggies, then pop them in the oven. The outcome is juicy and tender chicken and a dinner that’s packed with flavor. The seasoning and salsa add a wonderful robust flavor. Serve with tortillas, or over rice or quinoa and you have a delicious and healthy dinner.
In Syracuse, New York, at the intersection of Tompkins Street and Milton Avenue, you’ll find an upside traffic light. Why? When the first traffic light was installed in 1925, a band of Irish immigrant boys took it upon themselves to put the Irish color (green) over the British color (red). The local alderman allowed for the change, but eventually, the state of New York stepped in and had it reversed to standard conventions. However, by 1928 the light was reversed again and still, to this day, remains upside down.
*Where do the terms “uppercase” and “lowercase” come from? The answer is interesting! Find it in yesterday’s trivia.
Readers’ Pets of the Day
“Rosie, Jethro, Lacy. This door mat was a Christmas present from my daughter. Will hang it next to our door.” —Gary Boser
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!
KITTY OWNERS, check out this portable, collapsible litter box. This is brilliant for RVers!
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): firstname.lastname@example.org
Editorial (news): email@example.com
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.