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RV Daily Tips. Tuesday, February 21, 2023

Issue 2062
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.

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Today’s thought

“Have you ever lost someone you love and wanted one more conversation, one more chance to make up for the time when you thought they would be here forever? If so, then you know you can go your whole life collecting days, and none will outweigh the one you wish you had back.” ―Mitch Albom

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

On this day in history: 1885 – The newly completed Washington Monument is dedicated.

Tip of the Day

How to conquer the fear of breaking down in remote areas

By Dave Helgeson
Do you have a fear of breaking down in remote areas with your RV?

This question recently came up during a Zoom meeting among writers and staff. Given the ongoing shortage of repair parts, trained technicians, lack of qualified service centers, supply chain issues, labor shortages and potential problems with obtaining emergency road service, it was deemed a legitimate concern.

Since remote areas (aka middle of nowhere ) are my favorite places to visit, I agreed to pose the question and share my thoughts.

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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.” 

How can I access the RV’s shower faucet to change it?

Dear Dave,
Our tub/shower faucet needs replacing. There is no access to the faucet. We have even taken the mirror out in the bedroom, but no access. Any idea how to change the faucet without cutting a hole in the wall? Any help would be appreciated. —James, 2004 Beaver Monterey

Read Dave’s answer

Tomorrow: RV repair and maintenance advice

Our experts answer your RV repair and maintenance questions on live webcast

Our tech experts, Dave, Dustin and Zach will answer your questions about RV Repair and Maintenance LIVE tomorrow from 4-5 p.m. Pacific time (7-8 p.m. in the East). So pick their brains via chat. Ask questions about RV repair and maintenance or just lurk and soak up all the valuable information. Learn where to watch in tomorrow’s newsletter.

Video of the day

Easy DIY “Yeti”-type cooler: Make your ice LAST!

By Cheri Sicard
Tired of having to replace cooler ice every day while on camping trips? In the video below, Steve Wallis shows you how you can easily make a DIY “Yeti”-type cooler. OK, it will not be the Yeti brand, but his DIY version functions similarly for a LOT less money (larger Yeti coolers cost upwards of $1,000!).

Steve starts with an ordinary Coleman cooler and a larger Rubbermaid plastic storage bin…

Click here to watch

For Lovers Only…

To: Cutie Pie
From: Sexy Man
“I love you more and more each and every day for the last 40 years. I love everything about you. You are a loving wife, mom, and grandmother.”

To: Hottie
From: Lover
“Life is better with you in it.”

Even though Valentine’s Day is over, we’ll continue this feature throughout the month since we got so many submissions. No more new submissions will be accepted, though.

Ditch the gas guzzler and try a bicycle camper. These are amazing!

More and more you see bicycles hanging from the back of the RV. A lot of them are used for exercise and riding the trails, others are used to get around the park. But what if you could use your bicycle to pull your camper? I won’t call these RVs, since they only provide “cramping” conditions. But if you are an avid bicyclist you may find them intriguing, especially as gas prices continue to climb. See the bike campers here.

Reader poll

Have you ever replaced any of the furniture in your RV?

Tell us here

Quick Tip

Don’t let your tire pressure get low

Tire load ratings are great – provided you keep the tire at the recommended inflation rate. If the tire pressure is low, forget the weight ratings – you’re playing with fire in the form of excessive tire heat that can blow your tire in flight.

Since it’s THIS national day today, we think you should celebrate. These are certainly worth celebrating!

On this day last year…

Website of the day

Pinterest: Unusual RVs
Only click on the link if you have some time to spare because you’re going to want to be exploring this unusual RV Pinterest page for a loooong time.

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:

• If a location didn’t have internet access of any kind, 17 percent would not stay for more than one night.
• For those who have an RV with an outdoor TV, 43 percent say they never use it.
• 17 percent are terrified of heights.

Recent poll: How easily could you live in an RV as your only “home”?

Recipe of the Day

Amazing Twice-Baked Potatoes

by Samantha Jolin from Grand Forks, ND

Truly amazing, these twice-baked potatoes are savory and oh so creamy. Bell peppers add pops of sweetness to the potatoes. Ham and bacon give them the smoky flavor you expect in a twice-baked potato. There is melty cheese in every bite. Super yummy, we highly recommend giving this side dish a try.

Click here for the recipe


There are 91 towns named “Washington” across the U.S.—the most popular town name. (BTW, there’s no city named “Washington” in the state of Washington, but there is a George, Washington.)

Readers’ Pets of the Day

“Zoe, the 8-year-old American Eskimo, is an experienced traveler and camper. Pearl, the 1-year-old Samoyed, is new but learning fast.” —Betty Dagle

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!

Roof vent not doing its job? Here’s a solution…
If you smell your toilet when driving your motorhome down the road, it’s because the odor is being drawn into the RV and not outside via the roof vent. The solution is to get an inexpensive 360 Siphon Roof Vent. It works for all RVs even when the RV is not moving, like in a campground. Keep the stink away.

Leave here with a laugh

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Gary W Mayberry
1 month ago

Somehow I missed the answer to Saturdays riddle. Anyone have it? Thanks..

Diane McGovern
1 month ago

Hi, Gary. It was in Sunday’s newsletter (which, if you didn’t receive the email alert for, you could look up online at The question was: “Walk on the living, they don’t even mumble; walk on the dead and they loudly groan and grumble. What are they?” The answer: Leaves. (Although someone correctly pointed out that if you’re walking on them, they’re no longer living.) Have a good night. 😀 –Diane at

Mel Hartman
1 month ago

We have a Sunseeker. I tore out the dinette set (scary cause I took it out in pieces) and put 2 recliners in. I kept the table mount but made a smaller table. It made it easier to relax and see the tv better.

Joseph Phebus
1 month ago

Leave here with a laugh is a variation of what I lay before management as a project manager. Fast (schedule), Good (quality), Cheap (cost) (and Portion (scope)). Then I ask them to prioritize. Usually, they choose Quality as # 1 and Cost as #2. Then the project gets underway and somehow Fast suddenly bubbles up to the top and they want all 4 with a side of blood and sweat.

Neal Davis
1 month ago

$25 for two short stacks of pancakes ( seems high. 😉

Diane McGovern
1 month ago
Reply to  Neal Davis

Not to mention they would be difficult to eat, with those pokey things in them. 😆 Have a great day, Neal. 😀 –Diane at

1 month ago

We replaced our 5 seater recliner in ours due to they started peeling the faux leather off them. We replaced them with desk, stools and two reclining chairs with foot stools. You would think they would put better quality furniture in but hey, we know how the RV’s are made, so makes sense🤨

Robert C
1 month ago

Is there any trick for staying subscribed to this newsletter? Through the years I have re-subscribed a dozen times. Is there some reason I keep getting dropped?

Bob p
1 month ago

Leave here with a laugh reminds me of a sign I saw in a gas station many moons ago: LABOR RATES. $25/HR. IF YOU WATCH $35/HR. IF YOU HELP $45/HR. LOL

1 month ago
Reply to  Bob p

When I have service work done of any kind, I usually ask “…how much more will it cost if I help you?”

Jesse Crouse
1 month ago

Funny Sign- True and expensive. Depends on what your definition of good is.

Bill Braniff
1 month ago

I am quite surprised that no mention of Fat Tuesday, or Mardi Gras was mentioned in this issue.
Nothing gained or lost for sure, just common information.

1 month ago
Reply to  Bill Braniff

We will be there today. In Mobile, AL. The city where it all started.

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