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RV Daily Tips. Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Issue 1932
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 mind once enlightened cannot again become dark.” ―Thomas Paine


Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is National Cuban Sandwich Day!

On this day in history: 1904 – The automobile tire chain is patented.



Tip of the Day

Keep this product on hand for easy RV underbelly repair

You may have encountered some debris on the road that has caused impact damage underneath the RV. Or, maybe you’ve experienced a tire blowout that caused damage to the RV underbelly or fender area that has required you to need some undercarriage repair.

If you have experienced either of these situations, you may be asking yourself, “Now what do I do about it?”

Well, click here to find out


Today’s RV review…

Thor Vision Vehicle concept EV motorhome

Tony writes, “Sort of a B+ platform using some of the Ford Transit bits, the Thor Vision Vehicle has a lot of things that really make tremendous sense for RVers. First of all, know that this is a concept and that’s it. It’s part engineering, part wishful thinking, but also part real potential. The part that’s the real potential is the exciting part to me.”

Click 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.” 

Can I move my RV’s toilet?

Dear Dave,
I want to remodel my RV’s bathroom, which would include moving the toilet. It would still be above the holding tank but I would need to put the fitting in a different location. Is there a way to install a new fitting in the tank? I would plug or cap (whichever is appropriate) the existing one. —Dave, 2000 Southwind 34N

Read Dave’s answer



Video of the day

9 motorhome driving tips that make it easy for ANYONE

OK, you bit the bullet and bought a big luxurious motorhome. The problem is you are intimidated to drive it. Or perhaps only one-half of the available drivers does ALL the driving.

In this informative video, the folks from Endless RVing share nine simple motorhome driving tips that can help you feel safer and more confident when driving a large Class A motorhome.

Watch the video


Black tank horror story averted: Our RV almost flooded!

By Nanci Dixon
At about two in the morning my husband gets up to use the bathroom and steps into a flood plain. After catching himself from slipping on the wet tile floor, he turns on the light and sees an abundance of water running past the door. Unfortunately, he wakes me up, too. It has been pouring outside nonstop for six hours and our first thought was that the vent was open or it was coming in the air conditioner vents. Nope. Then, I notice that the black water tank was at 100%. It has never been at 100%! Find out what caused the near-disaster, and maybe save yourself from a similar fate.


Reader poll

Which do you prefer? Chocolate or vanilla milkshake?

Tell us here


?????? MYSTERY PRODUCT OF THE DAY ??????
Are there measures you can take to determine if someone is left-handed? Well, we don’t know, but this is cool!


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Quick Tip

Battery safety comes first

When working with RV storage batteries, keep safety in the foremost place. Common flooded-acid batteries produce hydrogen gas when they charge. Unless that gas is thoroughly vented, a single spark can create a great explosion (think Hindenburg). When working with your batteries, always make sure the battery compartment is thoroughly vented BEFORE making a battery connection. For those who have an inverter, you’ll always (or near enough to call it always) get a spark when you reconnect the battery terminals.


On this day last year…


Website of the day

The Best Beach in Every State
Summer is winding down, so it’s best to get some beach days in while you can. And yep, there is a beach in every state!


Clean your CPAP mask with these wipes
These CPAP mask cleaner wipes are latex-free and easy to use. Use them to clean your CPAP mask, tubes and machine, then dispose of them after each use. You’ll receive two, 70-count canisters for a total of 140 wipes. Learn more or order.


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:

• The highest percentage of our readers, 27 percent, have a Bachelor’s degree and an additional 19 percent have a Master’s degree. 5 percent have a PhD.
• 54 percent have never gone through a divorce.
• 15 percent consider themselves to be “an excellent cook.”

Reader poll: What kind of roads do you dislike driving the most?



Recipe of the Day

Cheesy Italian Ricotta & Beef Pie
by Michaela Boers from Copley, OH
We love that this easy dinner recipe had so much flavor. It reminded us of an upside-down pizza. The cheese layer seriously adds so much cheesiness to the recipe. Crescent dough, brushed with garlic butter and fresh Parmesan cheese, is an excellent topping. We were a little concerned when we opened the oven that we overcooked this. The butter really browns the top, so don’t be concerned. It was perfect. A great recipe to whip up after a busy day of work.

Click here for the recipe


Trivia

Groceries represent half of Walmart’s sales, while Target grocery sales are closer to 20 percent.

*What was the very first aerosol can invented for? Take a wild guess then see if you’re right in yesterday’s trivia


Readers’ Pet of the Day

“Caught Odin, our German Shepherd, smiling for his 2nd birthday picture! Found him as an abused stray at 5 months old, and he has bounced back strong! Obedience classes helped, but he’s my little buddy and can’t wait to travel with us in our Class A and Jeep.” —Jeff Craig

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!



Leave here with a laugh

I was walking down the street today when a tow truck driver pulled up alongside me and said, “Excuse me, I’m looking for the accident site involving a truck carrying a load of cutlery.”
“Oh, I saw them a way back,” I said. “Go straight down this road for one mile, then take the first left, and when you get to the fork in the road you’re there.”


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KellyR
1 month ago

Really – Politics?
RVing with no left hand turns just keeps you going around in circles.

Sheri
1 month ago

Odin, the great big loving and happy Smiling Pet Picture is GREAT and immediately gets us to send a big smile right back! Thank you for sharing and giving Odin a Loving Home.
Our girl is also a rescue, 4 yrs end of this month, and she picked us for her Furever Furfamily!

Donald N Wright
1 month ago

“Frog left, Bear right” from the Muppet movie. We all depend on roads, and we all have a lot of comments on them. Most of them need repair, and it is usually when we are driving on them.

Dave
1 month ago

Lefty’s are special, we’re the only ones in our Right Mind. Look it up, it’s true.

Jeff Craig
1 month ago
Reply to  Dave

Seriously? You do realize the only times the deficit has been paid down was during lefty Administrations, correct?

John
1 month ago
Reply to  Jeff Craig

When?

James
1 month ago
Reply to  Jeff Craig

Thanks to Righty House & majority leader during Clinton admin.

Tom
1 month ago
Reply to  Dave

Go back to sleep.

Sonny
1 month ago

Thomas Paine was incorrect

Ran
1 month ago

“Mystery Product of the Day”! Interesting. I just saw on TV there’s actually a store that is everything lefty! I’m not one, but know several who are.

Snoopy
1 month ago
Reply to  Ran

Wondering if that store had “Left handed Monkey Wrenches”. Been looking for one of them ever since I was a Kid & my Uncle sent me out looking for one!
Snoopy

KellyR
1 month ago
Reply to  Snoopy

I’ve got a hand-full left, hanging on the left wall of my barn.