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RV Daily Tips. Monday, February 6, 2023

Issue 2051
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

“Even after all this time the sun never says to the Earth, ‘You owe me.’ Look what happens with a love like that, it lights the whole sky.” ―Hafiz

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

On this day in history: 1919 – The American Legion is founded.

Did you see the news? Click here to read the latest issue of the Sunday News for RVers.

Tip of the Day

Defrost your vehicle’s windshield in half the time with these tricks

By Gail Marsh
You’re ready to roll on down the road. New adventures await! But no. The windshield is iced over or fogged up. Departure time is delayed—again. Have you ever wished you could quickly defrost/defog your motorhome or truck’s windshield? Me, too! Check out the quick solutions that I discovered. Then choose the trick that works best for you. You’ll hit the road in no time!

Cautions: No matter what, never attempt to drive a vehicle with a frosted/fogged-over windshield. It’s just not worth the risk of an accident. Also, never slosh hot water onto a freezing windshield. The temperature difference can cause the glass to break. Stay safe out there!

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 CONTEST!  Is this your RV?

Win a $25 Amazon gift certificate if today’s RV photo shows your rig
Every day we post a photo of an RV either submitted by its owner or by our editors and writers as they move about the country.

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

Ask Dave

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

Chalking running down RV’s sidewall plus decals fading. What can I do?

Dear Dave,
My 2002 Montana is an old guy, but very solid with a Go Power Elite package and an onboard generator. I am a camp host during the summer and it has served me well for 8 years. I live in southern New Mexico, so the high desert sun in the winter has taken its toll on the decals. When it rains, chalky residue washes off of the roof. Since a new roof has been estimated at $3,500, I’m wondering if there is anything that I can do to extend the life of the roof. Thanks for your advice. —Mark, 2002 Montana 2880RL

Read Dave’s answer

Video of the day

Take a look at the most innovative RV shower ever!

By Cheri Sicard
Take a look at the most innovative RV shower ever in this quick YouTube Shorts tour from Pagosa Adventures of the Winnebago EKKO. This tiny RV has a whole lot packed into it.

Built on a Ford Transit van chassis, the EKKO is a popular small RV, and with good reason when you take a look at its innovative features, including something I’ve never seen before in any RV—a shower like no other.

Click here to watch

For Lovers Only…

To: Lava Lips
From: jBoy
“These past 42 years I’ve valued far beyond prosperity, acclamations, or prestige because you’ve been my wife. This Valentine’s we’ll celebrate on the Central Coast where we’ve dreamed of living together, forever.”

To: PC
From: SR
You are my life! We will live each day to the fullest together always in love! XOXO”

Listen up, romantics. Valentine’s Day is coming up. If you have a special someone you’d like to surprise with a secret message right here on this website (could be your wife, husband, partner, child, neighbor, friend, etc.) submit it to us here. Don’t use their real names, use a special name that only they’ll recognize. Oh, how fun it will be when they read it! You’ll make their day! We’ll feature these in our upcoming newsletters, so check back often and see if yours has been featured. 

A popular lesson put into play: Don’t let first impressions fool you

By Rod Andrew
After several years of traveling, many of us realize that the magnificent sights that we’ve seen often don’t linger as long in our memories as the small events we’ve participated in and the different people we have met. Even something as simple as an act of carelessness can have a powerful impact. Here’s one such incident that taught me a lesson. … Continue reading Rod’s heartwarming story here.

Reader poll

Do you think you’ll ever become a full-time RVer?

Tell us here

Quick Tip

Best way to park safely during strong winds

During a strong storm with high winds, try to camp with your RV pointing toward or away from the wind. The RV will be more stable than if the wind hits it sideways. And beware of close-by trees. If they don’t look strong and healthy, camp a distance away … just in case!

Website of the day

The Most Hilarious Trucks of All Time
These trucks will definitely make you laugh. Let’s just say… they’re a little ridiculous!

Popular articles you may have missed at

Should you tip campground workers?
Why my clock is my enemy
Long RV servicing waits may be reduced by cultivating relationships with local shops

This almost made us spit our coffee out, we laughed so hard! We bet you know AT LEAST one person (probably four) who needs this!

Recipe of the Day

Fort Worth Fish Tacos

by Paula Todora from Shell Knob, MO

If you’re a fan of fish tacos, then you’ll be a fan of this recipe! The batter for the fish is great. And, the cilantro cream sauce is terrific. Each bite is delightful!

Click here for the recipe


The Walt Disney Company is the largest consumer of fireworks in the U.S. If you’ve been to Disneyland or Walt Disney World, you probably guessed this since you’ve probably been to one of their daily fireworks shows. The annual cost for fireworks amounts to about $50 million.

Readers’ Pet of the Day

“I adopted Katy from Hospice when she was 10 years old. Her elderly owner asked Hospice to place Katy with someone loving and adventurous. In the spring of 2022, Katy and I set out on a 7,000-mile, 3-month solo adventure in a Minnie Winnie 31K, flat towing a Honda CRV. Katy proved to be a great copilot and always loved the sights and smells of new campgrounds. Her favorite was the Tetons and snow (we’re from Florida). We have plans to go from Florida to Canada and then down the East Coast in late summer.” —Laura Hale

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!

Keep your brain sharp and your knives sharper!
Tired of dull knives in the kitchen? This easy-to-use knife sharpener (used by staff members, Emily, Chuck and Nanci!) sharpens your knives with a few quick strokes. You’ll feel like a professional! The sharpener has two settings, one for polishing the knife and for quick touch-ups and another for dull, damaged knives. Its small size is perfect for an RV, and it’s a great price! Learn more or order here.

Leave here with a laugh

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Everything in this newsletter is true to the best of our knowledge. But we occasionally get something wrong. We’re just human! So don’t go spending $10,000 on something we said was good simply because we said so, or fixing something according to what we suggested (check with your own technician first). Maybe we made a mistake. Tips and/or comments in this newsletter are those of the authors and may not reflect the views of or this newsletter. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases. Regardless of this potential revenue, unless stated otherwise, we only recommend products or services we believe provide value to our readers.

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1 month ago

May have to get that shirt for my nephews. All we ever hear is “I want this or that”.

Danny Cram
1 month ago

Under RV Poll….you should have added a category…”I once was a full timer”

rich staley
1 month ago

Whatever happened to Tony and his reviews?

1 month ago

Is the ad from Teraw legitimate concerning buying forever stamps cheap?
Did rvtravel check into this promotion since it is advertised on your site?
I was told that it is a scam.

Diane McGovern
1 month ago
Reply to  Marsha

Hi, Marsha. We didn’t place that ad in our newsletter. It was put in by Google automatically. So we can’t verify one way or the other whether it’s legit. Sorry. I would just say, caveat emptor (well, if I spoke Latin). Buyer beware! Have a great day. 😀 –Diane at

1 month ago

What happened to the three recipes that used to be on the right side. I have not seen them in about a week.

Diane McGovern
1 month ago
Reply to  Mike

Hi, Mike. They’re still there. Maybe you’re looking on a different device (i.e., with a smaller screen) so they don’t show up on the side now, but are underneath the Recipe of the day? Good luck! And have a great day. 😀 –Diane at

1 month ago

Walt Disney should slash its fireworks down and decrease ticket prices.

D.T. Smith
1 month ago

Myself and am sure countless others really appreciate the tips we get on RV daily. I have a 2018 Palomino Real-Lite with an Alpha roof system and learned on this site the proper way to keep it in good condition. Thinks again from Southern Indiana.

Diane McGovern
1 month ago
Reply to  D.T. Smith

Thank you for the kind words, D.T. We appreciate them, and we appreciate you! Have a great day. 😀 –Diane at

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