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RV Daily Tips. Tuesday, December 27, 2022

Issue 2022
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

“For me, I am driven by two main philosophies: know more today about the world than I knew yesterday and lessen the suffering of others. You’d be surprised how far that gets you.” ―Neil deGrasse Tyson


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

On this day in history: 1932 – Radio City Music Hall, “Showplace of the Nation”, opens in New York City.



Tip of the Day

“Dew” away with mildew in the RV!

By Chris Dougherty
Chris Dougherty is a certified RV technician. Here is a letter he received from a reader while he was serving as RVtravel.com’s technical editor.

Dear Chris,
We live in Florida, where high humidity is always present. I try to keep our 25-foot Hi-Lo trailer lowered and covered during the winter months. We use a Damp Rid Large Room dehumidifier and run a 12-volt fan to circulate the air. Even with all this we still have musty smells when I check the condition of the Damp Rid container. I’ve had to remove the ADCO cover and raise the trailer to try and improve the inside condition. Any ideas? —George

Read Chris’ answer


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Ask Dave

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

What type under-sink water filter do you recommend?

Dear Dave,
I’m thinking of putting in an under-the-sink water filter. I am wondering when I winterize my RV, what do I do about the filter? Do you have any recommendations on what type or brand? We are part-timer RVers that go out a week or two at a time. —Chuck, 2019 Grand Design RSL303

Read Dave’s answer


Video of the day

RV spare parts you should always carry

Jared Gillis from All About RVs is back with another terrific video, this time addressing RV spare parts.

We all know we should carry spare parts like spare tires. But Jared says it’s important to keep some other RV spare parts on hand, as well, in order to insure you never get stranded by the side of the road, or stuck somewhere far from home waiting on a spare part to arrive.

Click here to watch


Testing the GasStop gas safety device

By Tony Barthel
I’m a big proponent of safety stuff, and an even bigger fan of things when they’re simple. Stuff that makes our RV life safer and better that’s also a simple solution scores big in my book. That’s the GasStop, a simple way to prevent a gas leak. But there’s more.

I bought a GasStop at the FMCA Convention in Gillette, Wyoming. The GasStop is a simple device that you put in between your RV’s portable propane tank and the regulator. It’s an easy installation. Just unscrew the tank from the regulator, screw in the GasStop, screw the regulator’s hose on and you’re done, son. … Continue reading why Tony thinks this should be standard equipment on all RVs here.



Reader poll

How fast does your propane furnace heat your RV?

Tell us here


Quick Tip

Flushing the RV toilet

When you step on that pedal, hold it down for a bit. Most RV toilets have another pedal position that will allow you to add water without flushing. If the flush contains toilet paper, fill the bowl with water and then flush. More water in the black tank will make it easier for the enzymes to work, if you use that type of black tank treatment.


On this day last year…


??  MYSTERY PRODUCT OF THE DAY  ??
While this isn’t necessarily meant for an RV, it’s PERFECT for an RV! Boy, we need one of these!


Website of the day

Quick, Draw!
Yes, we admit we spent too much time on this website, but it’s fun! You’re given a prompt to “draw” (on the computer screen) a thing/object. If Google can guess what you’re drawing, you win that round. Try it.


And the Survey Says…

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

• 26 percent say they carry every tool they could ever possibly need with them in their RV.
• More people always or mostly always read printed books over eBooks.
• 21 percent get five or more spam calls on their phone every day. Yikes!



Recipe of the Day

Sherry Balsamic Caramelized Brussels Sprouts

by Lou Kostura from Belmont, CA

If you are a Brussels sprout lover, these will make you swoon. When prepared like this, there’s a love affair in the making. These are slightly crisp outside and tender inside after cooking. The garlic adds a nice touch of flavor along with the wild mushrooms. The balsamic vinegar brings this tasty side dish together.

Click here for the recipe

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Trivia

According to a recent study by GfK (“Growth from Knowledge,” a global research company) almost a quarter of adults in Germany are considering taking a holiday (vacation) with a caravan (trailer) or motorhome in the next five years.

*Joshua Tree National Park has a “VIP-only” campground. Why can’t you stay there? Find out in yesterday’s trivia


Readers’ Pets of the Day

“Our grand-dogs, Dexter and Sophie, love to visit our travel trailer when we are camped near them. Dexter left us after 16 loving years in June. Sophie misses him but seems to enjoy being the Queen.” —Mary Ballard

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!


Brand-new National Park book has everything you need
We all know that National Geographic puts out beautiful, thoughtful work, so it’s no surprise that their brand-new book, “Complete National Parks Of the United States,” is no exception. This 3rd edition is a travel guide to 400+ parks, areas, trails, historic sites, seashores, campgrounds and much more. Learn more or order.


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Sheri Ken
1 month ago

LHWAL did make us laugh and we will share with others!

bill
1 month ago

LHWAL is great. We all need to know there are folks out there with a sense of humor!🍁🌵🐾