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RV Daily Tips. Tuesday, October 25, 2022


Issue 1977
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

“There’s nowhere you can be that isn’t where you’re meant to be…” ―John Lennon

Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is National Greasy Food Day!

On this day in history: 2001 – Microsoft releases Windows XP, becoming one of Microsoft’s most successful operating systems.

Tip of the Day

How to prevent damage to your RV furniture

By Dustin Simpson, California RV Specialists
Why is my RV furniture CRACKING, PEELING, or looking like hell?! Most RV furniture isn’t necessarily known for its durable, long-lasting construction. In fact, it carries quite the reputation for flaking, peeling, and tearing—even after minimal use.

So why is RV furniture so easily damaged?

I was recently approached by one of the top RV furniture manufacturers. They asked me to carry their products in our store. I asked them, “Have you seen your furniture after it’s been in an RV?” My shop sees around 25-35 units a week. It doesn’t matter the year, make or model, most of them have damaged or blemished furniture after time and use.

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Ask Dave

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

I woke up to a shower full of water. How do I find the leak?

Dear Dave,
I was at a rally this week and this morning I woke up to bathroom shower full of water. Where do you recommend I look first, and what is the best way to find the leak? —Jack, 2019 Casita

Read Dave’s answer

Coming tomorrow: Live video chat

Open Mic: Dave and Dustin answer your questions

Talkin' RV TechOur two tech experts will answer your questions live tomorrow from 4-5 p.m., Pacific time (7-8 p.m. in the East). So join them and pick their brains about RV repair and maintenance via chat. The link where to watch will be in tomorrow’s issue of this newsletter.

Video of the day

7 tips for finding FREE National Forest camping spots

By Cheri Sicard
Robin from Creativity RV is one of my very favorite RV vloggers, and in the video below she shares everything she knows about finding great FREE national forest camping spots.

Anyone who follows Robin knows that free dispersed camping is her preferred way to RV, so she has learned a lot about finding great spots over the years. In fact, Robin specializes in sleuthing out great camping spots that others regularly miss because it takes a little bit of searching beyond the basics to find them. Don’t worry, it’s not difficult and Robin shows you how to do it in the video.

Click here to watch

The load mis-taken: A hilarious story on what NOT to bring RVing

By Rod Andrew
At last, I’m an expert! Virtually every issue of RV Travel teaches me something about the RV lifestyle, as experts add their advice on all of the systems and behaviors that we need to know about. A frequent topic of advice concerns the important items that we should carry with us. I nod in agreement with almost every list. Wisdom! This story will make you chuckle, if not laugh out loud!

Reader poll

About what time do you most often go to bed at night?

Tell us here

Quick Tip

Get more even heating from your RV oven

Find a pizza cooking stone and place it at the bottom of your RV gas oven. It will stop things from getting burnt on the bottom and even out the oven temperature. Make sure to measure your RV oven and buy one the right width and length. Thanks to Ray Burr at Love Your RV!

If you buy one of these for someone on your holiday list this year, get one for yourself too. It’s not just for one age group!

On this day last year…

Website of the day

13 Travel Books That Will Give You Serious Wanderlust
We like this list of books from Nomadic Matt—it shares both books that take place in the U.S. and books that take place around the world. We’ve read a few, but we’re adding the rest to our fall reading list.

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:

• 32 percent say they never “dreamed” of owning an RV. They just decided they wanted to do it one day and went out and bought an RV!
• 21 percent have owned six or more RVs in their lifetime.
• 13 percent have visited a zoo or an aquarium within the last six months.

Recent poll: Do you buy souvenir magnets on your trips for your refrigerator?

Recipe of the Day

Fall Nights – 3 Bean Chili

by Carol White from Fort Lauderdale, FL

A warm bowl of chili makes a cool fall day better. This turkey chili will have your mouth watering from the aroma while it simmers. Using turkey lowers the fat, but you don’t miss anything thanks to all the delicious seasonings and flavors. All the peppers add pops of beautiful color and bits of sweetness. Green chili peppers add the perfect amount of heat. Serve with corn muffins and you have a delicious and comforting bowl of chili.

Click here for the recipe


According to CNN, the cost for a one-day visit to Disneyland for a family of two adults and two children (ages 3 to 9) is $1,086. That includes parking a car at Disneyland Resort during the busier season around Christmas, hopping between its two parks, and using the Genie+ service. That’s before they eat any food or buy any souvenirs. Before a recent price hike, the cost was $988 (an increase of almost 10%).

*What is the ideal drinking temperature of a cup of coffee? Yesterday’s trivia tells you. 

Readers’ Pet of the Day

“Maddie, our Goldendoodle, ready to travel.” —Frederick Gourdin

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

What do you call a group of crows? A murder. But it’s only a murder of crows if there’s probable caws!

Thanks for sending, Ray M.!

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1 month ago

Maddie, the Goldendoodle, reminds me of my MINIATURE Dachshund. She always wanted to drive my PT Cruiser (couldn’t reach the steering wheel of an RV LOL).

1 month ago

re: Reader Poll
You forgot “sleep is for sissies” choice

Bill B
1 month ago

Aren’t dogs beautiful! Each and every one. John Lennon makes it simple: relax and enjoy the ride.

1 month ago

That is not chili, that is spicy vegetable beef stew. Leave out the bell peppers and beans and you have real chili.
You’re welcome. :<)

Tony Grigg
1 month ago
Reply to  Gary

Seriously?! Sounds like a Texan to me. 😉

1 month ago
Reply to  Tony Grigg

As a heart attack.

Skip Gimbrone
1 month ago

Why the political ad bashing Keri Lake?

Tony Grigg
1 month ago
Reply to  Skip Gimbrone

The newsletter doesn’t choose the ads. Google inserts them.

RV Staff(@rvstaff)
1 month ago
Reply to  Skip Gimbrone

That was an auto-inserted ad, i.e., it’s not something we put in. Those auto-inserted ads are selected based on the viewer’s previous website views and location in the country. Have a good evening, Skip. 😀 –Diane

George Thaxton
1 month ago

My wife and I found a square pizza stone that perfectly fit the oven we have in our trailer. We have found that even though the stone evens out the temperature the pan we used to bake biscuits would burn the biscuits on the bottom before the biscuits were done. We solved the problem by getting a cooling rack to hold the pan off of the stone. Worked perfectly.

1 month ago

Water in the shower is the only accurate way to know the tank is full.

1 month ago
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Tony Grigg
1 month ago
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1 month ago

I loved what NOT to bring! It made me wonder if Ron had checked out my trailer in the past. I have learned to cut back on stuff and pack for the place that I will be going. And it is still an ongoing process. I still get back home from trips and start unloading and find a random box or two. “Wonder what that is and where did it come from???”

1 month ago

I enjoyed Disney when I was there last. For my family of 3 it was around $3500 with flights hotel and entry to the park for 8 days. Looking at the prices lately I doubt we will ever be back.

Tony Grigg
1 month ago
Reply to  Snayte

I used to live 20 minutes from Disneyland. Now I live 90 minutes from Disney World. I have never been to either one and have no plans to. Too many people, too expensive and really nothing there I care to ‘experience’.