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RV Daily Tips. Monday, July 25, 2022

Issue 1911
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 purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.” ―Eleanor Roosevelt


Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is National Hire a Veteran Day! Thank you to all of our brave men and women who served our country. Employers, please consider hiring these skilled, hard-working and very deserving veterans who served our country to protect our freedom.
Also, today is National Wine and Cheese Day!

On this day in history: 1897 – American author Jack London embarks on a sailing trip to take part in the Klondike Gold Rush, from which he wrote his first successful stories.


Did you see the news? Click here to read the latest issue of the Sunday News for RVers.



Tip of the Day

Smart ways you can beat the heat while RVing

By Gail Marsh
It’s hot. Really hot. Locations across the country are setting all-time heat records this summer. Perhaps no one knows about heat better than RVers. Face it. We RVers battle the heat while living in what’s basically an oversized tin can or cardboard box. The question on all of our minds is: How can we beat the heat while RVing?

Here are some simple remedies to beat the heat…

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Today’s RV review…

2022 Cruiser RV MPG 2780RE travel trailer

Tony writes, “I do like a lot of the features in this trailer, including the higher ceiling height and the king-sized bed. This would really be a good floor plan if you like to entertain or cook. The back living space is what I suspect will sell this trailer. I do like this floor plan and the features Cruiser is using on this rig.”

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Ask Dave

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

Thor says my soft floor is normal, but it can’t be!

Dear Dave,
I have a 2017 Thor Synergy that we LOVE, but a year after the dealership delivered it, the floor in the living area started going soft. The unit was bought new. Repeated calls to Thor warranty assured that this was normal. No evidence of water damage. We live and travel in a very dry climate. We have lived with this for five years. Can the floor structure be replaced? —Bob, 2017 Thor Synergy

Read Dave’s answer



RVelectricity

Predator inverter generator powering a 5th wheel RV

Dear Mike,
I would like to leave my small Predator inverter generator in my pickup bed and use my fifth wheel pigtail to at least keep the batteries charged and using lights. Is this possible? Thanks. —Ron M.

Read Mike’s response

Read more of Mike’s articles here.


Video of the day

WOAH! Check out this amazing amphibious RV!

By Cheri Sicard
Ahoy, mates! You are not going to believe this amazing amphibious RV! Is it a motorcoach? Is it a motorboat? YES!

The Terra Wind floating RV can take you both over the road or over the water.

The video below will give you a complete tour of this incredible amphibious RV, the prototype work of designers John and Julie Giljam who now custom build amphibious RVs for others.

Watch the video


?????? MYSTERY PRODUCT OF THE DAY ??????
Ever wonder how you can gain access to a nude beach without actually being nude? Welp, this will surely do the trick! [Unless you’re female. Just sayin’.]


RVer’s scare: Motorhome pops out of gear in the night, starts rolling down the mountain

Talk about a scary experience. Read how this terrible scene unfolded in the middle of the night as the RVer slept in a pullout along the highway. Click here to read the story and how it ended.


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Quick Tip

Report safety-related issues ASAP!

Reader Bob Novak sent us this tip and we think it’s great advice. Bob wrote, “I read your articles on safety recalls. Please consider encouraging your readers to report safety-related issues to the NHTSA [National Highway Traffic Safety Administration]. I recently experienced brake gain recall and a turn signal failure. The issue was corrosion in the 7-pin plug. The RV is a year old. I remembered seeing a forum post to spray the plug with contact cleaner and that fixed the problem. The cable plug has an attached cap and I use it when disconnected from the tow vehicle. These connectors should be redesigned with more corrosion-resistant contacts. We were fortunate to be in an area where we could purchase the contact cleaner. A few days earlier and we would have needed to drive several hundred miles to get to an auto parts store. I filed a report with NHTSA and encourage others experiencing the same problem to file a report.”
RELATED: Read this recent article by tire expert Roger Marble regarding how to file a complaint with NHTSA.


‘Earthquake Putty’ a favorite of RVers, keeps stuff in place
Do you have items in your RV you like to keep in place — on a table, bedstand or counter? You need this. Collectors Hold Museum Putty is designed to keep items secure in earthquakes! Hey, a moving RV is a constant earthquake! To use this, pull off what you need, roll until soft, apply to the base of the object then lightly press it to the surface. Later, it comes off clean. RVers love it! Cheap, too! Learn more or order.


Website of the day

38 Popsicle Recipes to Help You Keep Cool This Summer
You’re never too old for a popsicle! Trust us, once you have homemade popsicles in your freezer, you’ll never want to be without them! And, they’re healthy!


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Recipe of the Day

Valley Green’s Southern-Style Crab Cakes
by Cindy DeVore from Amissville, VA

These are some mighty good crab cakes! The fresh herbs add a lovely pop of flavor. As does the Worcestershire sauce. And the sauce tops them perfectly. Serve these as a main dish, side dish … or they’d even be good as a sandwich. Savory and delicious!

Click here for the recipe


Trivia

Which mammal sleeps the least each day? If you were going to guess horses, you’d be right. Horses only sleep for about 2-2.5 hours each day, and that only happens in about 15-minute intervals. Horses can also sleep both standing up and laying down, but they only need to lay down (a requirement to reach REM sleep) for about an hour or two every few days to meet the minimum REM sleep they require. Interesting, huh?


Readers’ Pet of the Day

“Annie the Chihuahua came to live with us at age 8 after a disaster in her previous home. She was very shy and withdrawn but as we took her out on our travels she has turned into the ‘Go Dog.’ She is always ready to jump in the RV and go. She has her spot behind the driver’s seat where she rides and sleeps (not much sleep) and is the first out when we stop for a break. Loves to take walks and always wants to lead. She has become the center of the house.” —John HoltSend 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!

Pet First Aid: The basic kit you should carry with you at all times. This is important!



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KellyR
16 days ago

Gheeezz, do we really need a national day to whine?

Tom
16 days ago

is that the best view of Annie the Chihuahu. I guess since she always leads this is the normal view.

Admin
RV Staff(@rvstaff)
16 days ago
Reply to  Tom

I was wondering if someone would comment on that, Tom. 😆 (I didn’t put in the picture, BTW.) Have a great day! 😀 –Diane

Lisa Adcox
17 days ago

Had a friend almost kill herself getting out of a tub due to a spider. It turned out to be her false eyelash.

tom
17 days ago

Lucky horses with their sleep patterns. We should be so lucky.

John R Wilkins
17 days ago

Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is National Wine and Cheese Day! ? ? ?

More importantly, it’s also “National Hire a Vet Day”

Admin
RV Staff(@rvstaff)
17 days ago
Reply to  John R Wilkins

Thank you very much, John. It’s been updated. We apologize for the unintended oversight of this very important day, and message. Take care. 😀 –Diane

Janet Herrell
17 days ago

I don’t care how many times I see the Leave here with a laugh picture it still makes my heart jump thinking it’s a tarantula…….

Brad G. Hancock NH
17 days ago
Reply to  Janet Herrell

I’m with you. Janet. This has some real potential for practical jokes, but I know better. Ya, sure.

Bob p
17 days ago
Reply to  Janet Herrell

Had me fooled.

KellyR
16 days ago
Reply to  Janet Herrell

He and She can be glad it wasn’t in her hair at the time.

Admin
RV Staff(@rvstaff)
16 days ago
Reply to  KellyR

😆 That’s for sure! Have a great day, Kelly. 😀 –Diane