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RV Daily Tips. Thursday, September 29, 2022


Issue 1959
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 greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively.” ―Bob Marley

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

On this day in history: 1789 – The United States Department of War first establishes a regular army with a strength of several hundred men.

Tip of the Day

How to help prevent winter RV roof damage

Here are some tips from Dicor Corporation to help prevent winter RV roof damage.

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After making repairs to and cleaning your roof, we are sure you want to keep it that way for as long as possible. We all know winter weather can be harsh. The effects of months and months of cold winds and snow can be damaging to a lot of things, especially your RV’s roof. Even for those living in slightly milder areas, an RV exposed to the elements without periodic care can suffer some real damage. Here’s how to best prevent roof damage.

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Today’s RV review…

2023 Keystone Outback 271UFK—front kitchen debut

Tony writes, “This is an interesting layout with a kitchen at the front and a bedroom in the back. But what makes the bedroom unique is that it features a king-sized bed which is located in a slide room. The bathroom separates the front and back of the rig but doesn’t completely cut off the front and back.

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Ask Dave

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

Can we just open RV’s drain valves to winterize?

Dear Dave,
Our RV will be stored in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, for the winter. It has several low-point water drain valves that drain most of the water out. Do you think we still need to have it winterized to be on the safe side? I really enjoy your column; I read it every week. Thanks for any help. —Winfred, 2019 Jayco White Hawk 32KBS

Read Dave’s answer

Video of the day

RV organizing with Dollar Tree and IKEA Items

By Cheri Sicard
Anyone who has ever RVed knows that RV organizing is supremely important. When living in a small space, if your things do not have specific places to go, they will be in your way. Guaranteed.

The video below has clever RV organizing tips that won’t break the bank. That’s because presenter Liz Fenwick looked to her local Dollar Tree store to help her get the RV organizing job done. OK, most things come from Dollar Tree, and a few are from Amazon and IKEA, but none will set you back much money.

Watch the video

This is high on our list to get to because we’ve heard such wonderful things. Are you familiar with it?

Camper’s death could have been prevented with a satellite messenger. Don’t let it happen to you!

You may think that a satellite messenger, which allows you to communicate from just about anywhere, is just for back county junkies that participate in risky activities like mountain climbing, snowmobiling, mountain biking, etc. But a satellite messenger is for campers and RVers, too. Dave Helgeson, veteran RVer and boondocker, as well as long-time search and rescue volunteer, lists 10 reasons, in addition to potentially saving their life, why RVers should carry a satellite messenger, here.

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Quick Tip

Redirecting A/C drip

Use your roof-mounted air conditioner in humid weather, and you’ll soon have a stream of water coming off the roof from the A/C unit. If it’s leaking down where you don’t want it to, redirect it! Pop the shroud (outer cover) from your A/C unit and you’ll spot the drip pan that catches the moisture—and in the drip pan is hole that allows the pan to drain, and usually the hole has a lip on it, like a glass measuring cup. Stick an appropriately sized funnel under the spout, hook a piece of tubing to the funnel output, and reroute the liquid to elsewhere—perhaps a roof edge gutter. If your roof is flat, an alternative to the tubing is aluminum “U” channel, carefully adhered to the roof with a sealant appropriate to your roof material.

Essential equipment for RVers!
Camco TastePURE Water Filter with Flexible Hose Protector
This best-selling product reduces bad taste, odor, chlorine and sediment in drinking water with a 100-micron fiber filter. Use it at your campsite to keep sediment out of your RV water tank and improve the taste and smell of your drinking water. Many RVers consider this essential equipment. Learn more or order at a big discount.

On this day last year…

Website of the day

Fall Foliage Prediction Map
Planning on peeping at some leaves this year? This map shows you when leaves will be at peak color in your area. Simply move the slider bar across the bottom dates to see what’s ahead.

And the Survey Says…

We’ve polled readers more than 1,500 times in recent years. Here are a few things we’ve learned about them:

• When asked if the glass is half empty or half full, 85 percent answered “half full.”
• 61 percent use a regular brand of toilet paper, not RV-specific toilet paper.
• Of all professional sports, the highest percentage of readers, 30 percent, enjoy watching football the most. Auto racing came in second place, and baseball in third.

Recent poll: Which of these best describes the way you use your RV?

Recipe of the Day

Potato Chowder Supreme

by Laurie Lott from South Williamsport, PA

Meat, potatoes, corn, and great taste… all rolled into one supreme chowder recipe. This is a hearty soup filled with smoky flavor from the bacon and pops of sweetness from the corn. Super creamy, the shredded cheese and green onions on top are a delicious final touch.

Click here for the recipe


Lyme disease is named after the town of Lyme, Connecticut, where several cases were identified in 1975.

*The painting of George Washington that was used for the one dollar bill was never… what? Don’t know? Find out in yesterday’s trivia

Readers’ Pet of the Day

“Harold the Cairn Terrier Loves camping and all small fur-bearing animals to chase and stalk. Here he is parked at Myrtle Beach State Park in South Carolina.” —Mac Sutherland

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

A doctor advises an elderly couple to write themselves little notes to combat their forgetfulness. When they get home, the wife says, “Dear, will you get me a dish of ice cream? Maybe write that down so you don’t forget?” “Nonsense,” says the husband. “I can remember a dish of ice cream.” The wife replies, “Okay. Would you add some strawberries on it?” To which the husband replies, “No problem — a dish of ice cream with strawberries. I don’t need to write that down.” And so he goes to the kitchen and his wife hears pots and pans banging. The husband finally returns and presents his wife with a plate of bacon and eggs. She looks at the plate and asks, “Hey, where’s the toast I asked for?”

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2 months ago

I found wal mart 1 dollar TP and it almost melts in the toilet. Trying not to have a back up. That would be gross.

Gerry Brine
2 months ago

About 8 years of age I thought I wanted to be an attorney. At age 56 I graduated with a law degree. Be careful what you wish for. NOT. I have enjoyed years of being an attorney.

Ron L
2 months ago

While the laugh of the day is humorous to those who do not experience this daily, please keep in mind that it can be very irritating and upsetting for those of older people who experience this every day. Poor hearing may also contribute to the lack of understanding what the other said can add to the frustration one encounters and may not see the humor in the situation.

2 months ago
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Roger V
2 months ago
Reply to  Gary

I think he said some folks are looking for ways to not see humor in most situations…

Gary W Mayberry
2 months ago
Reply to  Roger V

What do you need a “hammer” for??

2 months ago
Reply to  Ron L

Did anyone see the the movie Stripes? There is a line in there “lighten up, Francis.”

2 months ago
Reply to  Ron L

My roommate (76) and I (74) have this problem almost every day! Luckily we can laugh at it as we’ve known each other since 1970 (married in 1971 and divorced in 1981) and now, we’re roommates! Life has some really strange twists sometimes LOL!

Bob p
2 months ago

The item about the water filter is incorrect on the micron size, it’s 20 micron not 100 micron. Little bit of difference. Lol

Roger B
2 months ago
Reply to  Bob p

There is also a green filter called clear2o I believe that advertises 2 micron if you want a really fine filter.