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RV Daily Tips. Friday, July 8, 2022

Issue 1900
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.


Today’s thought

“The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.” —Ayn Rand


Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is National Collector Car Appreciation Day!

On this day in history: 1776 – Church bells (possibly including the Liberty Bell) are rung after John Nixon delivers the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence of the United States.



Tip of the Day

How to help defeat would-be RV burglars

By Bob Difley
RVers, and especially boondockers, take safety seriously. We tend to camp out in the hinterlands, often far from any possible response from law enforcement and well beyond the possibility of an RV burglar being caught in the act.

Safety can be broken down into two issues: personal safety and protection from burglary. Here I will offer some ways to deter or prevent the chances of break-ins when you are boondocking and away from your rig – auto touring or going to town for supplies, for instance.

You can take some basic security measures to thwart any but a dedicated thief, which you are not likely to run up against.

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Today’s RV review…

Shasta 25RS is an old name on a new bunkhouse

Tony writes, “I think this is the camper for someone who wants the most affordable way to get out there with their family for a few weekends a year. … But before I plunked down my hardly-earned money on something like this, I would strongly suggest working as a family to make the hard decisions of whether it really does make sense.”

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Ask Dave

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

Can I connect Weber grill to RV’s LP valve with low pressure?

Dear Dave,
Can I use the LP gas connection on the side of the coach to supply a small Weber grill? I have been told that this supply is at low pressure and will not work for my intended purpose. Thank you! —Paul, 2021 Rockwood 2109

Read Dave’s answer



Portable oxygen: Keep fresh air in your pocket

By Tony Barthel
The recommendation from the description tells us to start the day with a shot of pure oxygen which, I can imagine, would be quite the pick-me-up. Forget coffee. A shot of 100% pure oxygen might be just the trick to get you to start the day – perhaps like a finger-in-the-toaster kinda thing.

Many reviews state that this has been helpful at high altitudes and while climbing and hiking and other outdoor activities. Another reviewer, who has COPD, says they like this because it’s better than dragging a larger oxygen bottle around stores. Read more about this breath of fresh air here.


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Quick Tip

Furnace troubleshooting tip

Leigh read a story on furnace troubleshooting. This alert reader adds to watch out for flow from the tank. “If the valve at the tank is opened too quickly it can trip the limit switch—a safety feature designed to limit the flow if the line is cut or burned allowing a surge in gas. Simply closing and reopening slowly for the first quarter turn may solve the problem by allowing adequate flow. One can also check the flame on a stove burner. If the flame is weak, there won’t be enough gas for the furnace.” Thanks for the LP pointers, Leigh.


On this day last year…


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If you’ve never seen this in action, trust us, it’s brilliant! Not only does it work, but it’s hilarious when it does! Click here.


Website of the day

Your state’s most beautiful state park
Scroll through this slideshow and get ready to plan a lot of trips to a lot of state parks – some of these (OK, all of them…) are gorgeous!


Clubs and useful organizations
PLEASE NOTE: We may receive an affiliate commission if you join any of these.

• Harvest Hosts: Stay free at farms, wineries and other scenic and peaceful locations for free. Save 15% on membership.
AllStays: The best website for RVers! Your membership will become your RV-bible.
Boondockers Welcome: Stay at homes of RVers who welcome you in their driveways, yards, farmland or other space on their private property. Modest membership fee.
Escapees: Best Club for RVers: All RVers welcome, no matter what type of RV, make or model.
Road Trip Wizard: Make your RV road trip planning easier than ever.


Recipe of the Day

Girl Scout Tacos
by Marybeth Mank from Mesquite, TX

Make these tacos in a Dutch oven or over an open stove if you’re camping. Either way, you’ll have a great meal. After the meat simmers with the beans and seasonings, it’s rich with a smoky flavor. The meat and bean mixture soaks into corn chips. Basically, they’re open-faced tacos everyone will love.

Click here for the recipe


Trivia

If you happen to be camping somewhere where there are wild cats you might not want to wear the cologne Obsession for Men by Calvin Klein. Wildlife Conservation Society researchers experimenting with different scents attracting wild cats found the scent proved irresistible to a wide range of wild cats, more than any other scent. Whatever you do, stay away from Obsession for Men!

*What’s so special about the lampposts in New York City’s Central Park and how can they help show you which way to go? Find out in yesterday’s trivia


Readers’ Pet of the Day

“Bailey (aka Damnit Dog, Her Royal Highness) says, ‘I’m a ball of energy. Love my Mom and Dad. I’m only 8 mos. old but really enjoy RVing.'” —John Martin

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!


Coffee, tea, water, or other beverage will taste better in this!
Isn’t this the coolest mug/thermos you’ve ever seen? We can’t imagine a more perfect vessel for your drinks if you’re an RVer, car or truck lover! The stainless steel liner will keep your hot drinks hot and cold drinks cold for two hours – no more cold coffee! If you buy this as a gift, make sure to get one for yourself too!


Leave here with a laugh

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Bd2
30 days ago

Our washing washing machine pump stopped working once. Took me 1 hour just to get to the problem. Impeller was jammed by this funny wire – couldn’t figure out where it came from, showed my wife and she laffed & laffed [mostly at me]..

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RV Staff(@rvstaff)
30 days ago
Reply to  Bd2

Live and learn, eh, Bd2? 😆 Take care. 😀 –Diane

Dale Watkins
1 month ago

Laugh of the day.
“That’s just cruel”.

KellyR
1 month ago
Reply to  Dale Watkins

Uhhh! sure would have been nice to have a yardstick next to it to give me some indication of size! When I got the answer, my mind went ………………!

Impavid
1 month ago

And for Today’s Thought, it is often easier to ask for forgiveness than permission.

Tom H.
1 month ago
Reply to  Impavid

Absolutely!

BillyBogey
25 days ago
Reply to  Impavid

Learned 1 Thing: Opps!!- Thought you might be Bigger!! That’s good for about an 1/2 Hr.[ give or take 29mins.]

Learned 2 Thing: She does not have a Sense of Humour!!

Tony Grigg
1 month ago

OMG! LMAO at LHWAL!

RallyAce
1 month ago

Just for the record, today is National Collector Car Appreciation Day, not Car Appreciation Day. Those of us with collector cars treat today as a National Holiday. Those with generic grocery getters can have the rest of the year for their day.

Gary
1 month ago
Reply to  RallyAce

I’m about to get out in my ’72 Vette!

Admin
RV Staff(@rvstaff)
1 month ago
Reply to  RallyAce

Thanks, RallyAce. It’s been corrected. (When I proofed the newsletter, I didn’t think I needed to check that info for accuracy. 🙄 ) Have a great day. 😀 –Diane

Skip
1 month ago

Leave Here With a Laugh. I would have recognized it sooner but it was missing the duck tape.

Brad G
1 month ago

Leave here with a Laugh. I recognize that thing. It’s a super charger pressure regulator for nitro methane top fuel dragster. Everyone knows that.