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RV Daily Tips. Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Issue 1897
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

“A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality.” ―John Lennon


Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is National Bikini Day! But if you’re not wearing a bikini, perhaps you can celebrate National Graham Cracker Day instead. (Or if you’re camping at the beach, how about eating s’mores in your bikini? Just a thought.)

On this day in history: 1937 – Spam, the luncheon meat, is introduced into the market by the Hormel Foods Corporation. (To go with your s’mores, above?)



Tip of the Day

With boondocking freedom comes responsibility

By Bob “BoondockBob” Difley
If you don’t boondock, you might think that when you are truly boondocking—camping out away from any hookups or other amenities, not in a campground, and on free public lands—you also don’t have any rules to follow.

Not so—though there are those who do not follow the rules and that hurts the rest of us. The rules are loosely defined, aren’t hard to follow or unusually restrictive, and generally don’t infringe on or detract from the boondocking experience.

Read the common sense guidelines here


Don’t forget, the RVtravel.com photo contest returns tomorrow! Make sure you check back to see if your photo has been featured. If it has and you win, you’ll receive a $50 Amazon gift card—Yippee! Read more about the contest here.


Today’s RV review…

Keystone Fuzion 429 Toy Hauler Fifth Wheel

Tony writes, “I can see this being a popular choice if you have toys that you want to bring with you but also want to do some big-league entertaining. The interior on this rig very much has a plush feel, with very nice cabinets and drawers that have a soft-close feature. It does feel upscale.” But he also says, “Even with as many things as I like about this rig, there are also some real head-scratchers.”

Read more.

For previous RV reviewsclick here.



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Ask Dave

Dave Solberg is a leading expert in the RV industry and author of the “RV Handbook

Dave took the day off. He’ll be back tomorrow.



Owner DESTROYS brand-new Jeep while flat towed. You won’t believe the damage!

A 2021 Jeep Rubicon with less than 10,000 miles was recently taken in for service to a dealer in Florida. The Jeep was in for repair after being flat towed behind an RV. What the owner found out should scare everyone with a tow vehicle. Read carefully and check out the video! Oh, my!


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We don’t like when we find out about products that could have saved us so much time and cleanup in the past! These are great. We’re buying some.


Quick Tip

Full-time RVing insurance shopping? It pays to be upfront

A full-timer will require personal liability similar to what you had in your sticks-and-bricks house. Someone can slip on your top step and sue you as a result. This alone could wipe you out without adequate liability protection. Because of the additional cost, you might not tell your RV insurance company that you are living full-time in your RV. Please do not do this. The liability issues alone could cause you to lose your rig and other assets. It’s just not a good idea to falsify an insurance document. Some full-timers’ rates are actually lower! —From “So, you want to be an RVer? And Enjoy the RV Lifestyle? [Revised].” Available on Amazon.


On this day last year…



Website of the day

The Most Beautiful Places in Canada
Yesterday was all about the U.S., so today we thought we’d show off Canada for all of our Canadian readers. These are the most beautiful places in our neighbor up north and, yep, they’re beautiful all right!


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:

• It’s a tie! 50 percent say they have feared for their safety in their RV because of an approaching threat of nature, but the other 50 percent say they have never feared for their safety.
• The highest percentage of voters, 35 percent, say a pop-up trailer was the first type of RV they ever owned.
• 36 percent say they cook more simply in their RV than they would in a normal sticks-and-bricks home.

Recent poll: Have you canceled any camping reservations due to high fuel prices?


Recipe of the Day

Blueberry Strawberry Buckle
by Billy Haze from Philadelphia, PA

This blueberry strawberry buckle screams summertime! It is as beautiful as it is delicious. The red, white and blue have a patriotic feel. This buckle has a light, fluffy, and slightly sweet bottom layer. A mixture of fruit provides a delicious sweet and tart layer of flavor. The buttery crumb topping has a slight spice to it that smells amazing while baking. Try this dessert at your summer cookouts. It would be the perfect end to a meal. Easy to make, just serve with some vanilla ice cream or sweetened whipped cream.

Click here for the recipe


Trivia

In 5 B.C., ancient Rome became the first city to reach a population of one million. It would be more than eighteen centuries, in 1800, before the second such city, London, would reach that milestone.

*How much do Americans typically spend on fireworks each 4th of July? Hint: It’s a lot. Find the number in yesterday’s trivia


Readers’ Pet of the Day

“Buddy loves to travel and go to the beach. He has been traveling with us for 13 years. Wherever we go he gets a lot of attention. He is a bit shy but enjoys being around people. This picture is at Presque Isle in Erie, Pennsylvania.” —Terri Lewis

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!


Camco baggage door catch to the rescue!
Install these well-priced and highly-rated baggage door catches to any RV baggage compartment or door and you’ll save yourself a lot of hassle. The doors won’t ever bop you on the head again, and you’ll get your loading and unloading done twice as fast. Order this pack of two here.


Leave here with a laugh

Ha! We can’t unsee it either now! Thanks for sending, Skip Haley!


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jillie
1 month ago

From the mouths of babes. I saw it instantly. Yeah now I know a good joke when we go to KFC from this point forward.

Brian Burry
1 month ago

I just don’t get the Small body joke, regarding KFC? Can someone explain please?!

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RV Staff(@rvstaff)
1 month ago
Reply to  Brian Burry

Hi, Brian. His string tie looks like a little stick figure body to the little girl. I’ve thought of that myself, and I know better! Now let’s all run out and buy some KFC for dinner. 😆 Have a good night. 😀 –Diane

Lil John
1 month ago

O.K. Thanks a lot!!! Now whenever I look at KFC I’m going to see that small body! How many others are going to have to give me a bad time because I point that out!

Tommy Molnar
1 month ago
Reply to  Lil John

Me too!

Ken Kautzman
1 month ago

Beautiful Sheltie, Terri. And the laugh of the Day was hilarious!

Thomas D
1 month ago

If todays Spam day,make a trip to Austin Minnesota and visit the Spam museum..Really worthwhile . Did you know there is more than 1flavor of Spam?