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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

“They say I’m old-fashioned, and live in the past, but sometimes I think progress progresses too fast!” ―Dr. Seuss


Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is National Frankenstein Friday!

On this day in history: 1636 – The Massachusetts Bay Colony votes to establish a theological college, which would later become Harvard University.



Tip of the Day

Can you both get the rig home?

By Bob Difley
Though becoming more balanced among couples, more men still drive their RVs than women. If you are the female half of a couple, imagine if you were out in the boonies and the driver were to become ill.

You would have to learn how to drive the rig quickly—and at a most difficult time while under extreme stress. Don’t wait for that moment to happen. Start learning to drive the rig now, and then share the everyday driving to stay in practice.

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Click here to see if your RV made it into today’s issue.



TOMORROW: Chatting with Chuck

RVtravel.com founder and publisher Chuck Woodbury meets up with his readers, talking about RVing — sort of like sitting around a campfire, except no campfire (not allowed in cyberspace). Please join him via chat or just lurk and learn a little and have some fun. Starts at 10 a.m. Pacific time (1 p.m. Eastern), tomorrow, Oct. 29. Watch on YouTube • Watch on Facebook.


Ask Dave

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

Is the white “gunk” in RV’s water hose causing low water pressure?

Dear Dave,
I have always been mindful of water pressure and would never hook up without a water restrictor at 40 psi. I was in a campground in the Arizona desert for 5 months. A strong storm caused an abrupt shutoff of electricity for 3 days. A few days later, after the electric returned, my water pressure in the rig dropped, but it did register at 40 psi at the post. The pressure was too low for showering, the toilet produced very minimal water for flushing, and the kitchen sink water pressure was minimal.

I checked the hose connection on the outside wall and attempted to remove it but noticed that the water hose connection was corroded with a white gel that hardened on the hose and wall valve….

Read the rest of Sharon’s question and Dave’s answer


Video of the day

Do you dare stay at New Mexico’s most haunted campground?

By Cheri Sicard
The Holy Ghost Campground, northeast of Santa Fe in the Santa Fe National Forest, has the reputation of being the most haunted campground in New Mexico and one of the most haunted RV campgrounds in all of America, as well. This video, from a local news channel, explores the stories about the area that just won’t die.

Click here to watch


Where do you carry your RV sewer tote?

If you’re a serious boondocker – or want to be one – you know that one of the more difficult issues can be caring for waste water. If you’ve found that delightful place to park the rig and you want to just stay there for a while, who on earth wants to break camp to go back and dump waste water. Enter the “blue boy” sewer tote, that allows you to dump your waste water in a portable tank, then tote the tank – not the rig – to a suitable dump station. Here are some tips on where to store the blue boy when you’re on the road.


Mini steam iron is RV-sized!
This tiny iron will have all your clothes wrinkle-free in no time. And the best part? It fits in a drawer! This little iron heats up in 15 seconds and has 3 temperature settings for various fabric types. It’s equipped to travel anywhere in the world since it has dual voltage, and it even comes with its own travel bag. It’s a great price. Learn more or order.


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Quick Tip

Clean black marks off your rig

Black marks on your rig? Give it a shot of WD-40, rub it with a rag, and many of those black marks will vanish. Wear gloves when using WD-40.

And here are some surprising uses for WD-40 in and around the RV. Do you have any uses that aren’t listed in the article or in the previous comments from readers? If so, please add your helpful tip(s) below the article.


?? MYSTERY PRODUCT OF THE DAY ??
This would be the meanest, and we repeat, THE MEANEST, thing you could do to someone. And it’s in a place you couldn’t even have a video recorder—major bummer! See here.


On this day last year…


Website of the day

Camping Crossword Puzzles
We apologize in advance if you spend the rest of your day doing crossword puzzles instead of whatever it was that you were supposed to be doing, but… these are fun!


Clubs and useful organizations
PLEASE NOTE: We may receive an affiliate commission if you join any of these.

• Harvest Hosts: Stay free at farms, wineries and other scenic and peaceful locations for free. Save 15% on membership.
AllStays: The best website for RVers! Your membership will become your RV-bible.
Boondockers Welcome: Stay at homes of RVers who welcome you in their driveways, yards, farmland or other space on their private property. Modest membership fee.
Escapees: Best Club for RVers: All RVers welcome, no matter what type of RV, make or model.
Road Trip Wizard: Make your RV road trip planning easier than ever.



Recipe of the Day

Shredded Pork Taquitos

by Jennifer H. from Portland, OR

Skip buying frozen taquitos and make your own pork taquitos at home. Not only is this an easy meal, but your family will also request them again and again. The majority of the meal is made in the slow cooker. Simmering with spices, oranges, and lime, the pork tenderloin is full of flavor. Once rolled and baked, the flour tortillas get delicious crunchy edges and are smothered in melted cheese.

Click here for the recipe


Trivia

The screwdriver was invented to bolt knights into their armor.

*George Washington made… what kind of alcohol? Learn about it and where you can still taste it in yesterday’s trivia


Readers’ Pet of the Day

“Clayton, a 20-pound American Bobtail cat, was a stray surviving off food scraps at Cedar Point State Park in Clayton, NY, on the St. Lawrence River. He acted like a dog and loved people, camping and walks with our dogs. After many years of traveling with us, Clayton crossed the rainbow bridge.” —Sarah Stranz

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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Bobkat3080
29 days ago

Your “Tip of the Day” should read “Can you EACH get the rig home?” Not BOTH.

Lindalee
30 days ago

Clayton was a beautiful kitty. I’m glad you know about the Rainbow Bridge.

I do have a question though: How do you train a kitty to walk on a leash? I have three (two are 18 and one is [maybe] four) and I want to be able to let them be outside but not run away.

Thanks in advance,
Lindalee

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RV Staff(@rvstaff)
30 days ago
Reply to  Lindalee

Lindalee, are you sure you want your email address “out there” for the world to see and get ahold of? I’ll be happy to be a go-between to get you and Sarah connected. Or maybe she will see your comment and respond here. In the meantime I’ve removed your email address because I just don’t think it’s safe to announce it literally around the world. Thanks. Have a good night. 😀 –Diane

Chuck
30 days ago

A rubber spider rolled up in a roll is a lot more fun and lots cheaper. Don’t ask how I know.

KellyR
1 month ago

Today’s Thought is more than a thought. It is my motto.

Admin
RV Staff(@rvstaff)
1 month ago
Reply to  KellyR

I agree, Kelly. Have a good night. 😀 –Diane

Bob Weinfurt
1 month ago

After reading the laugh of the day I decided to skip the coffee and go back to bed.

Bob
1 month ago

Mystery product..
$11 for a roll of toilet paper and with a printed spider. Really?
You can buy small plastic spiders in any dollar store and just roll them up in the paper.
Then you have the person who smacks the spider and rips the holder off the wall!

hillye1
1 month ago
Reply to  Bob

that roll of toilet paper is $35 on Amazon in Canada. Talk about markup

Impavid
1 month ago
Reply to  hillye1

That’s really crappy but you do get free shipping.

Admin
RV Staff(@rvstaff)
1 month ago
Reply to  Impavid

😆 Have a great day, George. 😀 –Diane

Janet Herrell
1 month ago
Reply to  RV Staff

I would not take that well. If you have a Cricut you could do that for a lot less than 11.00.

Admin
RV Staff(@rvstaff)
1 month ago
Reply to  Janet Herrell

Hi, Janet. I wouldn’t buy it for any amount of money. But I remember when we used to be able to buy colored, floral and/or scented TP. I don’t think they have those anymore. What a waste of money, considering… I’ll just stick with Costco’s plain ol’ white TP. Have a good night. 😀 –Diane

Cindy
1 month ago

If I only knew about the Mystery Product of the Day years ago… I have ordered some for myself and my son who has the same warped and twisted sense of humor that I have.