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RV Daily Tips. Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Issue 2087
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

“No great mind has ever existed without a touch of madness.” ―Aristotle

Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is National Something On A Stick Day! (Like a shish kabob! Or grilled skewers! Or roasted marshmallows for s’mores! Or a popsicle!)

On this day in history: 1910 – Henri Fabre becomes the first person to fly a seaplane, the Fabre Hydravion, an aircraft he designed and built, after taking off from a water runway near Martigues, France.

Tip of the Day

Important safety tips when leaving your RV behind

By Nanci Dixon
If you are leaving the RV for a couple of days in a campground, make sure to take a few precautions. We have left our motorhome at campgrounds for a couple of days or for several weeks due to family emergencies and, for the most part, everything has been fine. But there are a few things that I have learned to help keep our RV secure and put my mind at ease while we’re away.

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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.

Please note: This contest will end at the end of this month (i.e., this Friday). It simply does not generate enough interest for our staff to continue putting their time into it. We’ve enjoyed it (and loved seeing all of your RVs!) and know those of you who have participated have, too. We apologize to those whose RVs weren’t randomly chosen out of the thousands of submissions. Now we’re off to think of another contest idea… 

Ask Dave

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

How can I distribute the heat more evenly in my 5th wheel?

Dear Dave,
is there a way to force more heat to the living area in my 5th wheel? The bedroom is 10-15 degrees (approximately) warmer than the living area. —Randy, 2022 Flagstaff 8529RLS

Read Dave’s answer

Video of the day

36 crazy ways to cook eggs

By Cheri Sicard
The crew from 5-Minute Crafts (almost 80 million subscribers!) has assembled a fun video of 36 different ways to cook eggs.

As eggs are a terrific culinary staple to have on hand in your RV, I thought this might be a useful video for our readers.

To be sure, ALL of the ways to cook eggs they demonstrate are not right for RVs, but most are. All of the techniques and recipes shown are easy to make. Nonetheless, some come out looking pretty impressive. Enough so as to WOW anyone you serve them to.

Click here to watch these very unusual techniques!

Dump station etiquette – How long is “too long” when others are waiting?

By Dave Helgeson
Someone recently asked, “How long is too long when others are waiting behind you at the dump station?” This caused me to ponder an appropriate answer. Read what RVers had to say plus tips on dumping and how to find dump stations.

Reader poll

How often do you wash your RV’s or tow vehicle’s windshield?

Tell us here

Quick Tip

Watch where you point your vents!

Got “pointable” air conditioning vents in your RV? Be careful how you point them! If you accidentally aim them at your thermostat, you may find the a/c system cycling erratically. The same is true for heater vents blasting at the thermostat

On this day last year…

Oooooh, we jump for joy when we come across space-saving gadgets! We need this one, and there’s a very good chance you do too!

Website of the day

Seven of the Most Scenic Ferry Rides in the United States
There’s something special about ferry rides, wherever you take them. This list of the seven most scenic ferry rides is making us reallllly want to hop onboard.

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:

• 23 percent eat dessert every night after dinner.
• 4 percent did not have a walk-through on their newly purchased RV.
• 16 percent have flown in a glider.

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Recipe of the Day

Chicken Pineapple Kabobs

by Luci Vieira from Cambridge, ON, Canada

With a mix of sweet, tangy, and savory, what’s not to love about these chicken kabobs? This is an easy kabob recipe. You can fix the chicken and pineapple ahead of time. Then, slide on the skewers for a quick meal or entree for your next party. You don’t even need a side dish when serving these. They’re very filling. We love the mix of flavors in these kabobs.

Click here for the recipe


The very first aerosol can was invented to apply ski wax. Nowadays, we use aerosol cans for everything from spray paint to sunscreen. However, prior to 1926, those cans didn’t exist! It wasn’t until Norwegian inventor Erik Rotheim created a faster way to apply ski wax… a sprayable wax inside an aerosol can.

*What does a ventriloquist have to do with the first artificial heart? Yesterday’s trivia tells you. 

Readers’ Pets of the Day

“Harley and Bailey, two West Highland White Terriers, are very friendly and curious. Not sure what to make of this deer that wants to be friends in Rocky Mountain National Park.” —Ty Sell

Send us a photo of your pet with a short description. We publish one each weekday in RV Daily Tips and in our Sunday RV Travel newsletter. No blurry photos, please! Please do not submit your photo more than once. Thanks!

Pet owners: Here are a few excellent resources to find a veterinarian while on the road. Keep this handy!

Leave here with a laugh

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2 months ago

I actually have a cookbook that deals with nothing but eggs. Now to go find it.

shon wolf
2 months ago

My favorite food on a stick – corn dog

Brian Burry
2 months ago

The Highland White Terrier’s, that had a deer come by during their walk, was really precious! Rare and good photo when that happened! Thank you 🐶😊

2 months ago

Sorry, but the Westies and the deer aren’t interested in being friends. Look at the body posture of the Westies. That is not “I want to know you” posture! Terriers are natural born hunters.

Do not let your dogs approach or stare down wildlife! If that was a cow elk or moose you might be setting up your pet and yourself to be stomped.

I really wish RVTravel would be more careful to NOT show pet pictures that encourage poor owner practices. It’s not cute and can be dangerous.

2 months ago

Laugh of the day brought back some memories from when my wife and I were first together. A man on a step ladder that was over the peak of the house and he was standing on the top steps adjusting a tv antenna. Guess he had to see that sports game.

2 months ago

“Where do you think your going with that ladder?” I can hear my wife’s voice now.

2 months ago

Watched the egg cooking video. Never figured out what the shoebox with the glued down plastic lids and eggs on the lids had to do with anything!! Anyone figure it out??

Dan F.
2 months ago
Reply to  Royce

I’m curious too.

Heckman Kenn
2 months ago

Another great example of why women live longer than men.
Hold my beer and watch this.

Neal Davis
2 months ago

Thank you!

Roger V
2 months ago

Love the Westies photo in Pets of the Day!

Bob p
2 months ago

About the quick tip of the day, my ‘99 5th wheel had the thermostat mounted on the wall about 10” above the TV shelf. This was before low heat emitting flat screen TVs, so we had a 19” tube type TV. This caused heat to radiate directly under the thermostat, watching TV in the evening caused the thermostat to react to the TV heat by running the A/C continuously. I solved the problem with an old piece of plexiglass bent into a horizontal L shape and screwed to the wall as a heat deflector. That was an upscale brand proving that design engineers never use their designs.

D.T. Smith
2 months ago

Had to laugh at ” leave here with a laugh ” At age 73 my wife won’t even let me get on the Roof of our Palomino Real-Lite . I have to do my cleaning of the roof with a ladder and a long handled soft brush and Dawn soap.

2 months ago
Reply to  D.T. Smith

At 85 she won’t even let me get on a ladder. So sad, now she washes and waxes the RV. Darn.

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