Wednesday, March 29, 2023


RV Daily Tips. Thursday, March 2, 2023

Issue 2069
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

“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.” ―Helen Keller

Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is National Banana Cream Pie Day!

On this day in history: 1983 – Compact discs and players are released for the first time in the United States and other markets. They had previously been available only in Japan.

Tip of the Day

15 ways to repurpose old beach and bath towels around your RV

By Gail Marsh
I’ll bet, like me, you have them, too. I’m talking about old towels. You know the ones. They were soft and thick and fluffy long ago. They dutifully dried skin after a shower or bath. They accompanied your family to the beach, too. But now? Now those old terrycloth towels are worn and faded. The binding is frayed and there might even be a hole or two. That’s why you need these tips for recycling old bath and beach towels!

Continue reading

 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.” 

Can I safely retract the RV’s slide with a full fridge in it?

Dear Dave,
I couldn’t find an answer to this question on any forum. I hate to bother you further, but I’m wondering if it’s okay to leave my 12-volt, 10-cubic-foot fridge and freezer full when retracting the slide to move to the next campground? I’m worried about the weight. —Sharon, 2021 Forest River Wildwood 22RBS

Read Dave’s answer

Video of the day

Daytona 500 camping—Infield RVing at the Daytona 500

By Cheri Sicard
Have you ever wondered what Daytona 500 camping is like? What happens when you park your RV on the infield in order to fully immerse yourself in the Daytona 500 festivities?

In the video below, you can live the experience vicariously through the eyes of the Nomadic Fanatic and get a taste of what to expect should you ever elect to do this NASCAR fans’ dream trip.

Click here to watch

Journaling on the road: Why writing a few sentences every day is so important

By Chris Epting
I know you probably take a lot of pictures when you ride the trip. But do you write at all? I’m sure you’re sending lots of texts and emails, but do you travel with an actual, honest-to-goodness travel journal? Not that travel journaling requires extensive, verbose documenting. Quite the opposite, actually. You can write a single sentence about an impression or a feeling you get from a place and I will almost promise you that you will cherish it later on. … Continue reading this thought-provoking post from this award-winning journalist and best-selling author.

Reader poll

How often do you go for a walk?

Tell us here

Quick Tip

Easy windshield cleaning

Keep a can or bottle of good-quality window cleaner within easy reach when you stop to fuel up. Before starting to pump fuel, spray your windshield liberally with the window cleaner. Let it sit while fueling and then use the “usually” available squeegee to easily remove the bug guts. The cleaner virtually dissolves and also releases the bug guts from the glass and it saves a whole lot of scrubbing. Our thanks to George B.

Have a quick tip for us? Send it to us at

On this day last year…

Website of the day

Topo Maps+
Hiking or driving into the backcountry? This app helps you stay on track, even if you don’t have cell service.

If you own and/or love one of these, there’s no way you’re not going to want this. It doesn’t get much cuter…

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:

• When eating Oreo cookies, 16 percent eat the filling first, then the cookie.
• 9 percent have had something stolen from their campsite.
• 37 percent have had a bear in their campsite.

Recent poll: How disgusting is dumping your RV’s holding tanks?

You didn’t miss yesterday’s Full-Time RVer newsletter, did you? It’s not just for full-timers! (And there’s a good tip about finding a free long-term RV site!) Check it out.

Recipe of the Day

Chili Cheese Burritos

by Jamie McKinney from Lindale, TX

These chili cheese burritos are comfort food all the way. They remind us of burritos you can get at a Mexican fast-food restaurant. The ground beef is full of taco seasoning flavor and stuffed inside flour tortillas. Then, they’re smothered in chili and cheese and baked until the cheese is nice and gooey. Kids will love these!

Click here for the recipe


The initial price of sending mail with the Pony Express was originally set at $5 per 1⁄2 ounce (more than $150 today), then $2.50, and by July 1861 it was $1.

*Over the last 60 years, has the marriage rate gone up or down? What is it now? It’s interesting… Learn more in yesterday’s trivia

Readers’ Pet of the Day

“We adopted 3-year-old Cutie from the Humane Society 2 1/2 years ago. She loves to go everywhere and ‘talks’ the whole time we are driving.” —James Masters

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!

Easily check the tire pressure on your inner dual tires
Do you have trouble reading the tire pressure on your RV’s inner duals? This dual head tire pressure gauge with an extension steel shaft will reach where a standard gauge won’t. Be sure you know the pressure of all your tires, or risk a potentially dangerous blowout. No batteries required. Learn more or order.

Leave here with a laugh

This is our new favorite video! You’ll smile through the whole thing.

Did you miss the latest RV Travel Newsletter? If so, read it here.
Oh, and if you missed the latest Sunday News for RVers, make sure to catch up here.

If you shop at we’d appreciate you using this link. We get an itty bitty commission if you buy something, but they add up and help us pay our bills (most importantly our hard-working writers!).

rv travel logoContact information

Editor: Emily Woodbury

Editorial (all but news)
Editorial (news)
Help desk:
 Contact us.

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.

Mail us at 9792 Edmonds Way, #265, Edmonds, WA 98020.

This newsletter is copyright 2023 by RV Travel LLC.



3.8 21 votes
Article Rating
Subscribe to comments
Notify of

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
26 days ago

Pony Express @ $5 a letter – The price of hay must have been really high, and we complain about the price of gas.

Gary W Mayberry
26 days ago
Reply to  KellyR

No, I heard that the pony express riders wanted a raise from minimun wage to $15.00 per hour!

26 days ago

In today’s dollars that would be $540 an hr. Think I will go out and buy a horse.

Neal Davis
26 days ago

Really like the reader tip. I look forward to trying it the next time we travel; thank you!

27 days ago

You nailed it Bob. Probably doesn’t own a gas grill either.

27 days ago

In my state relocation of wildlife is illegal
Better check with DNR

Bob Weinfurt
27 days ago
Reply to  Jerry

He didn’t relocate them. That’s where they took up residence on their own.

Last edited 27 days ago by Bob Weinfurt
27 days ago

Cleaning windshield tip. Instead of window cleaner, keep a spray bottle of store brand peroxide on hand. spray the windshield and let it sit while you fuel. Then use the squeegee.
Amazing what the peroxide does to the bugs.
This is an old motorcycle trick, but no squeegee used since the windscreen is acrylic. Just a damp cloth.

27 days ago
Reply to  Bob

Can be used on painted surfaces too. Cheap, and the best bug cleaner made!

Bob p
27 days ago

Instead of planting a garden he needs to buy a trap. If he doesn’t want to eat them a live trap will allow him to relocate them to the woods as he apparently is a tree hugger. Lol

Tommy Molnar
27 days ago
Reply to  Bob p

Something was taking bites out of our tomatoes back when we were home long enough to grow them. I set up a game cam and one day I got a picture of a squirrel in mid-air with a tomato in his jaw. That’s all it took. It was war. I got a Squirrelinator and caught six of them. I took them all over to a state park about 10 miles from home and set them loose. That ended the tomato fiasco. Squirrels eventually showed up again but we had already quit trying to grow tomatoes.

Thomas D
27 days ago
Reply to  Tommy Molnar

By moving squirrels and rabbits and chipmunks you only move the problem to someone else. Bang

Tommy Molnar
26 days ago
Reply to  Thomas D

As I said, I moved them to the state park which is already awash with them. People feed them over there.

27 days ago

All fun and cute until your shed sinks in the ground because they eroded all the dirt from under it.

27 days ago
Reply to  Travis

Very true. We had one living under our shed. He excavated enough dirt to tilt the shed to a point where the door was hard to close. Live trap to relocate the critter to a local county park and jack up the shed to re-level it. Make sure you take it far enough away that it does not return.

John S
27 days ago

Even though I take advantage of the open season on groundhogs, I think baiting is illegal…

Last edited 27 days ago by John S

Sign up for the

RVtravel Newsletter

Sign up and receive 3 FREE RV Checklists: Set-Up, Take-Down and Packing List.