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RV Daily Tips. Monday, August 29, 2022

Issue 1936
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

“Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.” ―J.K. Rowling


Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is National Chop Suey Day!

On this day in history: 1898 – The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company is founded.


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Tip of the Day

Uneven cooling in your RV? Simple trick might help

Do you experience uneven cooling in your RV? Perhaps the bedroom is like an icebox and the living area like a sauna. (Okay, we exaggerate. But you get what we’re saying.) You might be considering buying a portable air conditioner unit to solve the problem.

But before you do, here’s a simple technique that might solve the problem. And as a bonus, it might help extend the air conditioner’s life. And it won’t cost you a penny and maybe in the long run save you money in repairs!

Read more and watch the video from Josh Winters


Today’s RV review…

Dynamax Isata 5 30FW Super C

Tony writes, “This is a ‘Super C’ RV based on the Ram 5500 four-wheel-drive chassis. Well, really, it’s a six-wheel-drive chassis because there are duals at the rear, right? … I would suspect that Super C RVs are a very minuscule segment of the market only because not many people prioritize the four-wheel-drive functionality. But these also offer the benefit of great towing and a familiar driving environment.”

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Ask Dave

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

The toilet leaks from underneath when cleaning black tank. Why?

Dear Dave,
Our RV’s black tank has cleaning jets. While cleaning out the tank this past weekend, my wife noticed that the toilet had water coming out from under it. What could be the reason and how would I fix this? If there is a video that I could watch, I would appreciate it. Thank you. —Timothy, 2018 Rockwood Ultra Lite 2606WS

Read Dave’s answer



RVelectricity

How many kWh are in a gallon of gasoline?

Dear Mike,
I saw your article last week about the kWh of energy in a 20-lb. tank of propane. So how about gasoline? I have a 20-gallon tank of gasoline. Just how does that compare to the energy in an Electric Vehicle? —Robbie

Read Mike’s answer

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Video of the day

Living in an RV to save money: Full-time RV budget advice

By Cheri Sicard
If you are considering living in an RV to save money, you are definitely going to want to subscribe to Robin Barrett of Creativity RV’s new 10-video series on “How to be happy and save money by living in an RV.”

The video below is the first in that series. It delivers so much excellent information, I can’t wait for the others. In this video, Robin talks about full-time RV budget advice and how she is living her best life for 70 percent less than what it used to cost her to stay in a bricks-and-sticks home.

Watch the video


Military and military veteran RVers camp differently than others

By Louis Finkle
Veterans engaging in RVing tend to operate as “team members.” That is the conclusion of 15 years attending 200+ RV rallies, musters and meetings at campgrounds. Psycho-sociological factors play important parts in team dynamics. Those who served in military services were conditioned to work as a team. “We got each other’s back” is our refrain. It continues when we meet at campground events. Read more.



Reader poll

Are you a cat or a dog person?

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Quick Tip

Older motorhome entrance steps

“If you leave the master switch OFF when you drive away, the step should retract when you turn the ignition key ON. But when you park and turn the ignition OFF, guess what? The step is UP and the master switch is still OFF. The step may NOT extend until the master control switch is turned back ON. Watch that first step: It’s a big one! Newer RVs “remember” to extend the step, even if the master switch is OFF, after driving.” —From Motorhomes Made Easy.


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Website of the day

21 Tips to Save Water in an RV
This list from the blog Trying to Unwind has some helpful tips you can follow to save water while RVing.


Popular articles you may have missed at RVtravel.com

• Is the demise of mom-and-pop campgrounds really such a bad thing?
• The sand struggle: A trick to keeping it out of your RV
• Is this stupid RVer behavior or not?



Recipe of the Day

French Toast Casserole
by Carolynn Ruark from Buena Park, CA

French toast lovers, you need to try this make-ahead breakfast casserole. It’s a delicious casserole filled with french toast filled with cinnamon and nutmeg. But, the sugary pecan topping makes this super special. Once baked, it’s almost like a praline pecan. Super rich, this would be perfect for a holiday morning or a special brunch. This french toast casserole doesn’t need syrup, but if you want to add a drizzle when serving it wouldn’t hurt.

Click here for the recipe


Trivia

What makes Magic Erasers so magic? The erasers are made from a compound called melamine foam, a micro-abrasive. The reason these erasers are so “magic” at removing stains is because they’re essentially sanding the stain off with a very, very fine grit sandpaper.


Readers’ Pet of the Day

“My husband and I enjoy camping at the Michigan State Parks and recently we decided to take our pup, Cindy, a Lab/Pit mix. This is her second trip and she is completely worn out after a stroll in the park.” —Jemry Senneff

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!

Pet owners: Here are a few excellent resources to find a veterinarian while on the road. Keep this handy!


?????? MYSTERY PRODUCT OF THE DAY ??????
“Not all who wander are lost.” Sure… right… errrr… Not quite???


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Lil John
27 days ago

The picture of how to get Almond milk is just nuts! 🙂

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RV Staff(@rvstaff)
27 days ago
Reply to  Lil John

😆 That’s exactly right. Have a good night, Lil John. 😀 –Diane

Thomas D
28 days ago

Milking almonds by hand?
Come on. They have robotic milking machines now.

Gary Reed
28 days ago

Regarding Mike Sokol’s comments on comparing kWh of gasoline and electricity a Ford F-150 lighting costs $28.00 for a 70% fast charge In Colorado.
Projected mileage on the trucks computer was 160 miles. The truck pulling a 6,000 lbs. travel trailer achieved 90 miles with 9 miles of charge left. They never made to their 160 mile away planned destination.

Donald N Wright
28 days ago

I do wish there was a RV’ing group for former Boy Scout and Girl Scouts. Have you ever written about “Sisters on the Fly”?

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RV Staff(@rvstaff)
28 days ago

Hi, Donald. We do mention Sisters on the Fly occasionally. And here’s a brief article from a few years ago about them: “Rock Island campground taken over by 70 witches” Have a great day. 😀 –Diane

Bob p
28 days ago

Daughter drinks Almond milk, always wondered how they make it, now I know!