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RV Daily Tips. Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Issue 1883
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

“It’s amazing how a little tomorrow can make up for a whole lot of yesterday.” ―John Guare


Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is Nature Photography Day!

On this day in history: 1844 – Charles Goodyear receives a patent for vulcanization, a process to strengthen rubber.



Tip of the Day

Tips for downsizing your possessions for full-time RVing

By Russ and Tiña De Maris
Are you preparing to head out into the new world of full-time RVing? Congratulations! But if you’ve been a sticks-and-bricks dweller for many years, you’re probably face-to-face with a BIG problem: What do I do with all this stuff? Yep, accumulations of possessions can be a major issue when moving out of the “big house” and downsizing into the house on wheels.

Read More


Today’s RV review…

2022 Forest River Salem Hemisphere Hyper-Lyte 29XBHL

Tony writes, “For someone who might want to have a camper that sleeps a decent number of people or needs a flexible space without actually making modifications to their camper, this could be a good choice.”

Click here

For previous RV reviewsclick here.



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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.”

Where can I find replacement dump valves for my ’87 Itasca?

Dear Dave,
I had the dump valves for the three holding tanks on my Itasca Windcruiser ripped off in an accident. I have not been able to find a replacement and the Winnebago dealer closest to me is not helpful. I am sure that other models probably have the same type of triple valve setup. How do I find them? —David, 1987 37’ Itasca Windcruiser

Read Dave’s answer



“The Long, Long Trailer” – An enjoyable must-watch movie!

If you’ve never seen this hilarious, charming, classic movie starring Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, or haven’t viewed it in a while, it’s time to break out the popcorn! “The Long, Long Trailer” takes the best (and worst) parts of RV life and makes them all laugh-out-loud funny. If you’re having a bad day, you need to find this movie and stream it! Continue reading.


Reader poll

Do you suffer from altitude sickness when traveling at high elevations?

Tell us here


Helpful resources

CURRENT WILDFIRE REPORT
CURRENT SMOKE AND FIRE REPORT
NATIONAL TRAFFIC AND ROAD CLOSURE INFORMATION
ROAD AND TRAFFIC CONDITIONS ACROSS THE NATION
WEATHER ALERTS FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
LATEST RV RECALLS
DIRECTORY OF RV PARKS WITH STORM SHELTERS
THE BEST RV TRIP PLANNER APPS AND TOOLS

Did you buy a lemon RV? Here’s more about RV lemons and lawyers who will represent you if you need help.


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Here he is, your perfect man! Show him off at your next party. Your friends will be impressed.


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Quick Tip

Simple RV maintenance tips: lube, tighten, and clean

Lubrication — A little lube goes a long way. Keep all the hinges, locks, sliders and, basically, anything that moves well lubricated. I find the best lube to keep on hand is a dry silicone type. Works well in almost all applications and resists attracting dirt. Tighten – Our RV is basically a house on wheels and exposed to minor earthquakes during every trip. Things are going to come loose. Every so often grab a screwdriver and a wrench and give everything a re-tightening. This little preventive maintenance can save you big time. Pay special attention to items attached to the outside that may fly off during transit and may be safety risks, i.e., ladder rungs. Clean it — Mechanically everything works better when clean, because dirt and grit cause wear. A good coat of quality wax and UV protectants will keep the rig looking sweet and extend the life of many of the materials. Thanks to loveyourrv.com.


On this day last year…



Website of the day

The 10 Most Unique Places To Go Kayaking in the U.S. 
If you have room in your RV for a kayak, we suggest you have one! Kayaking is a great way to see places you wouldn’t normally get to see. Check out these unique spots! (And if you don’t have a space for a kayak, what about an inflatable one? They’re great!)


Popular articles you may have missed at RVtravel.com

• Casino Camping: 3 casino RV resorts where you’ll want to stay
• An easy trick that’ll make RV dumping a lot more sanitary
• New (or any) RVers – There is hope! You CAN find campsites!


Recipe of the Day

Strawberry and Bacon Salad
by Joanne Sarver from Nekoosa, WI

Strawberry bacon salad is bright in color and flavor. The sweet summer strawberries, salty bacon, zesty red onion, and tart Feta cheese balance each other beautifully. It’s a delight from the first bite. A drizzle of the fresh strawberry poppy seed dressing is the perfect touch. This simple salad can be served as a seasonal starter or it can be a meal in itself.

Click here for the recipe


Trivia

Skin cancer is on the rise in the U.S. The National Cancer Institute SEER Program projected there would be 106,110 new cases of skin melanomas and 7,180 deaths in 2021.
Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the U.S. In 2018, there were an estimated 1.3 million people living with melanoma of the skin in the U.S. About 4.3 million people are treated for basal cell cancer and squamous cell skin cancer in the U.S. every year, according to a report from the Office of the Surgeon General. So: Wear Sunscreen!

*Where in the country can you find the country’s only upside-down stoplight? And why is it upside-down? Find out in yesterday’s trivia


Readers’ Pet of the Day

“B.B. loves laying out in the sun, chasing squirrels, camping, and going for car rides.” —James King [Cute, James. B.B. King. Got it!]

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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Speaking of today’s mystery product… Ha!


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Glen Cowgill
16 days ago

Don’t know what happened to my Tuesday newsletter but it did not show up in my mailbox yesterday.

Tom
16 days ago
Reply to  Glen Cowgill

I have found mine a few times in my junk mail.

James
16 days ago
Reply to  Tom

Mine is always in junk mail, just saying. How do I stop that? I have address in my contacts.

Jim
15 days ago
Reply to  James

Usually if you highlight the Email then click on “Not Junk” it should put it in your inbox in the future.

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RV Staff(@rvstaff)
15 days ago
Reply to  Jim

That’s a great tip, Jim. I checked with our IT dude, Kim, this morning, but forgot to post his response. Sorry, guys. Here’s what Kim said: “Different mail systems classify email as spam. We often end up in the gmail promotions bin, which is not necessarily spam but still hidden. It’s a rather complex issue and contains many variables – most of which we cannot affect. Best advice is to contact your email provider and let them know that we’re not spam.” But it sounds like your idea would sort of be the equivalent of Kim’s advice. Thanks, Jim! Have a good night. 🙂 –Diane

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Kim Christiansen(@imkimc)
15 days ago
Reply to  Jim

I have my email run through Microsoft, and even after I synced up my contact list and whitelisted several email addresses at office.com, I STILL get emails from mailing lists or companies that I do business with put into SPAM. Including reports from this very website! Email providers offer everything from no SPAM filters at all to super aggressive nanny filters that send a good portion of your email to SPAM.

RVtravel has taken every precaution to ensure that your email provider can easily check to see if the email we send you came from an approved and authorized server. Yet hardly any email providers actually do this and many companies also do not take the time to set this up properly.

All things being equal, marking our email as “not spam” is a good place to start, but don’t surprised if we end back in there again…
-Kim