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RV Daily Tips. Friday, August 26, 2022

Issue 1935
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

“Journalism should never be prostituted for selfish ends or for the sake of merely earning a livelihood or, worse still, for amassing money.” Mahatma Gandhi


Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is National Dog Day!

On this day in history: 1791 – John Fitch is granted a United States patent for the steamboat.



Tip of the Day

Trim your RV weight and increase storage space, too

By Adrienne Kristine
There is a direct connection between reducing the weight inside your RV and increasing the mileage for every gallon of expensive gas you purchase. Storage space is limited, but you can make the best use of the space you have by thinking outside the box or can.

When you shop for groceries and sundries for your home, you can take advantage of sales on bulk items without worrying about the weight and space to store them. In an RV, weight decreases mileage and storage is limited.

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Today’s RV review…

Pleasure-Way REKON—Someone’s listening

Tony writes, “There’s a lot I really like about this vehicle. It just feels like a well-done homemade van build in a good way. I also like that the refrigerator and induction cooktop are just items you can replace easily if need be, and even take out of the van to use elsewhere. Cargo carrying flexibility is another strong suit of this vehicle…”

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Ask Dave

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

Nothing 12-volt inside RV is working. What to check?

Dear Dave,
I am having an electrical problem with the interior coach lights, the generator switch, the tank level monitor—everything that is 12-volt DC current. The coach batteries are at full charge and the fuses are not blown. The OBD reader shows no codes. I am at a loss as to what to check next. Thank you. —John, 2001 Winnebago Brave

Read Dave’s answer



Video of the day

RV hurricane preparedness tips: What to do in big storms

By Cheri Sicard
A lot of the RV hurricane preparedness tips in the video below are common sense.  Especially for people who are used to living in areas prone to hurricanes and tropical storms.

However, there are some good tips that you might not have thought about before that are worth thinking about.

Watch the video


No gimmicks here! “The best fudge comes from Uranus!”

By Gail Marsh
This weekend my hubby and I took a drive to Uranus. No kidding. We hadn’t planned on making Uranus our destination. At least, not until we saw the sign. “The best fudge comes from Uranus!” the billboard exclaimed. And so, all of a sudden, we were headed down old Highway 66 (Interstate 44) to the little bitty town of St. Robert, Missouri. Just outside St. Robert is the famous Uranus Fudge Factory. Continue reading.


You may have missed these recent popular stories…


?????? MYSTERY PRODUCT OF THE DAY ??????
The description for this product reads, “Not intended for those who do not like fun, or laughing, or parties, or cards, or Moose, especially Moose.” So, in other words, if you’re incredibly boring and don’t like one of the world’s coolest animals… don’t click here.


Reader poll

How important is an electric hookup in choosing where to stay for a few nights or more?

Tell us here


Quick Tip

Burner goes out?

“If you have trouble getting your propane burner to light (or stay lit) after long storage, clean the burner with a thin bottle brush to get rid of rust flakes and carbon particles that are blocking the orifice.” From Trailers & Fifth Wheels Made Easy


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On this day last year…


Website of the day

Space Weather
We have outer space on our minds, but we think you’ll find this website pretty neat too. On it, you’ll find news and information about the weather in outer space. It’s a fun website to explore.


Clubs and useful organizations
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Road Trip Wizard: Make your RV road trip planning easier than ever.



Recipe of the Day

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Gooey Bars
by Gina Collier from Shelbyville, TN

These cookie bars are fantastic! The bananas with chocolate and peanut butter is a great flavor combination. And, the banana-flavored crust is a great idea. We loved the different textures in the bars and can’t wait to make these again.

Click here for the recipe


Trivia

If you ever find yourself in New York City, hop on the local 6 train downtown (the subway) and stay on after the last stop. The train loops around to go back uptown, but before doing so goes through the beautiful old, and now abandoned, City Hall station. As soon as the doors close at the last stop, stand up and press your face up against a window on your right side and watch the station go by. It’s neat! Here’s more info about it.

*What percentage of adults get their news from Twitter? Yesterday’s trivia gives you the answer. 


Readers’ Pet of the Day

“This is Remington (aka ‘Remy’) the Chihuahua—our ‘all ears’ newest travel companion. He is 10 weeks old and loves to travel, camp and boat! He rides on the console in our Ram pickup and doesn’t like being left behind!” —Leon Worthy

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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This essential water damage tool helps home and RV owners measure moisture content in wood, concrete drywall, and subflooring. Use the pin sensors to find the moisture content in your home or RV. The easy-to-read LCD display will help you know if you need to dry the existing materials or replace with brand-new ones and can be used as a water leak detector after flood damage. You’ll want to buy this here. 


Leave here with a laugh

Teachers these days tell kids not to worry about spelling because now there’s autocorrect on all their devices. And for that, I am infernally grapefruit!


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Donald N Wright
1 month ago

I thought “Moose, Moose” was an Iris & Rose song. It would be fun to have an “Uranus Fudge factory at a Ren Faire.

Victor Short
1 month ago

Staying in a resort without electric really depends on the weather. Run furnace if it is cold no problem but I don’t have a generator to run AC units if it is hot.

Jim
1 month ago

“Today’s thought” is the root cause for a high percentage of today’s problems.

Tony Thornburg
1 month ago

Remy is a good looking dog. The collar looks like a cat break away type. I’m not criticizing for I have 2 Chi’s myself. The problem is in an emergency like a dog attack, he will try to run and break free. The best way is a halter! In the event of an attack or threat you can lift your little one without bending down.

Ron L
1 month ago
Reply to  Tony Thornburg

Totally agree. Collars can also choke and do throat damage. Harness/halter works perfectly with better control and gives the dog a much better sense of security. Dump the collar.

Lindalee
1 month ago
Reply to  Ron L

Totally agree with both Tony Thornburg and Ron L! We have a Chihuahua/mix whose ears look much like Remy’s! These pups are really smart and easily trained and I love mine SO MUCH!!!

Dan Kruger
1 month ago

The trivia for NY , really, guess u do not listen to the news……many years ago it was a place to see…..NOT anymore……gad….

Bob
1 month ago

Quick Tip….What burner? Stove, furnace, water heater, refrigerator.

Crowman
1 month ago
Reply to  Bob

All the above.

Larry Lee
1 month ago
Reply to  Bob

Also, instead of a brush, try a quick blast of compressed air either from a hose OR even, perhaps more conveniently, from canned air typically used to blow dust from computer keyboards.

Bob p
1 month ago

Laugh of the day is right on, anytime you write a text you better check it before hitting send.

Ron L
1 month ago
Reply to  Bob p

Which no one does.

Vance
1 month ago

Spellcheck: my worst enema.

Impavid
1 month ago
Reply to  Vance

Agreed. I don’t use it. It reminded me of the autocorrect story (okay, joke) of the guy who texted his neighbor he’s been using his wife for two weeks. He actually meant wifi.

Betty Danet
1 month ago
Reply to  Vance

🤣