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RV Daily Tips. Thursday, February 9, 2023

Issue 2054
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

“Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.” ―C.G. Jung

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

On this day in history: 1942 – Year-round daylight saving time (aka war time) is re-instated in the United States as a wartime measure to help conserve energy resources.

Tip of the Day

12 helpful tips for using sugar while RVing

By Gail Marsh
Roses are red, violets are blue, sugar is sweet, and handy, too! You can use sugar in so many ways while RVing. Read on to see what I mean—I think you’ll be surprised!

Ways to use sugar while RVing

  • Neutralize spicy food. If that local restaurant’s hot sauce is much too spicy for you, sugar can help. Just put about a half teaspoon in your mouth and chew. Ah, sweet relief! (You may want to brush your teeth afterwards.)
  • Soothe a burn. If you burn your tongue on too hot tea, soup, pizza, etc., you can soothe your scorched tongue with sugar. Just sprinkle a little bit on your tongue for some relief. (You can also chew on a sugar cube.)
  • Hair gel substitute. Keep your hair in place with sugar. Dissolve a teaspoon of it in one cup of warm water. Then dip your fingers into the mixture and style your hair.

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Ask Dave

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

What size BatteryMINDer do I need for my Class A?

Dear Dave,
You suggested buying a BatteryMINDer in a recent newsletter. Prices for a BatteryMINDer on Amazon range from $59 to $189. Which one should I buy, and how and where do I install it? Or is it only used inside the engine when parked and then removed? —Millicent, 1996 Fleetwood Bounder, Class A motorhome

Read Dave’s answer

Video of the day

Weird bike, boat and RV combo—the ultimate adventure vehicle!

By Cheri Sicard
Travel to Amsterdam with the Fully Charged Show for a look at the most unique all-electric adventure vehicle ever.

Billed as an amphibious camper trike, the BeTriton is part e-bike, part boat, part camper, and 100% strange!

Click here to watch

For Lovers Only…

To: Beautiful
From: Love
“Good morning, Beautiful. I’m looking forward to our next great adventure together. I love you.”

To: Sailorboy
From: Punkinbutt
“I love you. Thank you for loving me. And thanks for going to work. 😉 ”

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. 

Several of my friends are quitting RVing. You can probably relate to why they’re doing so

By Gail Marsh
The end. Yes, I know that’s a strange way to begin an article, but it fits! Many, many of our friends are choosing to throw in the towel on their RV lifestyle. They are giving up RVing for good. They have valid reasons, I think. See if you agree.

Reader poll

Does your RV have a spare tire?

Tell us here

Quick Tip

Dinette cushions sliding around?

Here are two possible solutions: Apply “lines” of silicone caulk in a pattern across the “back” of the sliding cushy. Let the caulk dry before setting back into place—the dry caulk acts as a snubber. Or attach sticky-back hook-and-loop tape to both the cushion and the surface it should “stick” to.

You have these, right? All RVers HAVE to have these.

On this day last year…

Website of the day

46 Incredible Things To Do With Canned Biscuits
Making biscuits is easy… when they come from a can! Step up those biscuits with these delicious-sounding recipes. Yum! [Diane will be right back. She’s heading to the store to get 15 cans of biscuits!]

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:

• 53 percent always wear a watch.
• 49 percent always put the same toppings on their pizza when they order.
• It’s a tie! 50 percent of readers have spent a free night in a parking lot in their RV within the last year and the other 50 percent have not.

Recipe of the Day

Pizza Casserole

by Cathie Valentine from Graniteville, SC

A quick, easy, and delicious casserole recipe all busy cooks should have in their recipe box. Basically, whatever you love on your pizza you can include in this casserole. So, it can be easy or elaborate – whatever you have time for. In the Test Kitchen, we used all the suggested veggies and loved it. The mixture of ground beef and pork really adds a different flavor. Pepperoni mixed in gives the casserole a little zip. Mozzarella cheese bakes to bubbly perfection. We opted to add mini pepperoni on top to make the casserole pretty, but that step is not needed. Super yummy!

Click here for the recipe


Lakes formed by meteor impacts are called annular lakes. One of the world’s largest annular lakes is Lake Manicouagan in Quebec, Canada. The lake is so large that it can be seen from space and is known as the “Eye of Quebec.” It covers 750 square miles and was formed 214 million years ago.

*Which country consumes the most bread? Which country has the most diverse variety of breads? Guess, but we bet you’ll guess wrong! Find the answer in yesterday’s trivia

Readers’ Pet of the Day

“Angel, our Boxer, loves to be on the pontoon and camping. When she sees us loading the camper she gets all excited and will dance and jump around in excitement. She is 4 years old and has been camping since she was 8 weeks old.” —Cyn Calvert

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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Sheryl Hendrix
1 month ago

I’m sorry, but the sugar articles reads to me like something a robot wrote. I’m not about to put sugar in my hair really! Lol

1 month ago

In response to Gail’s sugar tip of Roses are red, violets are blue, sugar is sweet, and handy, too! The one I remember is: Candy is handy, liquor is quicker and {bleeped} doesn’t rot your teeth.

Diane McGovern
1 month ago
Reply to  Impavid

😆 Bad boy! Have a great day, Impavid. 😀 –Diane at

1 month ago

The pizza in our town is so good that the chains cannot compete with the locals. Dominos, Pizza Hut, and Little Caesar’s all tried and are all gone now. When we are on the road we are hard pressed to find pizza as good as we get at home.

1 month ago

LHWAL is one of the best I’ve seen!

Marie Beschen
1 month ago

Great laugh of the day! 😉

1 month ago
Reply to  Marie Beschen

“Brothers of a different Mother” – and different Father too, I hope.

1 month ago

Wow. Lake Manicouagan looks pretty cool on Google earth. Who would have known?

1 month ago

Yelp names 100 best places for pizza. They even name a small town in Michigan as one of the best. Need to check out a few on the east coast and Maine. I don’t like pizza per say but if its a margarette pizza I am there.

Bob M
1 month ago
Reply to  jillie

Old Forge, Pa claims to be the pizza capital of the world. I like Arcaro and Genells. I love pizza because there are so many different flavors. No two taste alike.

Steven N
1 month ago

I had never heard of Lake Manicouagan, now it’s on my list of places I want to visit! I looked it up on Google maps and didn’t realize until I zoomed out and out and out how big it was, WOW!

Jim Johnson
1 month ago

TIP: Have a trailer with one of the small (roughly 40″) dinette booths? It can be difficult to find fitted protective covers for the cushions. We found that fitted sheets for the portable cribs (e.g., Graco Pack ‘n Play Playards) are a perfect fit. One sheet for each cushion. Wrap the sheet 360 on the narrower back cushion. The sheets very slightly increase the cushion size and they don’t slide out of place as easily.The sheets are usually water resistant, fairly pet proof and machine washable.
Sure you can buy pastels, rainbows and unicorns. But we found a nice neutral gray quilt pattern that goes nicely with our camper.

1 month ago

RE: Dinette cushions sliding around?We use the non-slip material that is used for rugs. It comes in a sheet form. It is easy to cut it to the correct shape for under the cushions.

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