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RV Daily Tips. Monday, April 17, 2023

Issue 2101
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

“Of course motivation is not permanent. But then, neither is bathing; but it is something you should do on a regular basis.” ―Zig Ziglar

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

On this day in history: 1907 – The Ellis Island immigration center processes 11,747 people, more than on any other day.

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Tip of the Day

An easy trick that’ll make RV dumping a lot more sanitary

By Nanci Dixon
I have been storing our plastic disposable gloves for dumping the RV tanks in a bay cabinet next to the water bay for most of our RVing life. They are only a door away, but do you think I can get my husband to get them out EVERY time he touches the sewer hose? Nope, it’s always just an afterthought and often too late. I do nag a bit, “Do you have any idea how many deadly pathogens there could be on that hose?!” OK, I’ll admit I don’t either, but I know it is bad.

The solution, I decided, was this…

Continue reading

Ask Dave

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

When plugging in your RV at home, should you unplug shore power while using charger?

Dear Dave,
I keep my camper plugged into a 20-amp outlet when it is in the driveway. Before I leave on a camping trip, I attach a charger to be sure the camper battery is as charged as possible. Should I unplug the shore power while using the charger? —John

Read Dave’s answer

Video of the day

Breaking News: Unraveling the Nomad Internet meltdown and scandal

By Cheri Sicard
If you have been on the RV YouTube channels lately, you have no doubt seen an explosion of content on the scandal surrounding the meltdown of Nomad Internet, a service that claimed to be the nation’s largest wireless internet provider and promised RVers unlimited and untethered bandwidth on the road just like they have at home.

This is crazy! Click here to watch. 

A “newbie’s” shifting perspective on RV etiquette

By Karel Carnohan, DVM
“I am not a new ‘newbie,’ but my perspective on RV etiquette is shifting. In 1999, I purchased a 26’ Winnebago Brave with the express purpose of traveling back and forth from California, where I had a home, and Kansas, where I was attending veterinary school. I never used the Winnie for recreational travel but enjoyed using it when I needed to. …” Continue reading Dr. Karel’s observations regarding what has changed (or not) about RVing and RVers. Here’s her two cents’ worth.

Reader poll

How many people can comfortably dine at your RV’s dinette?

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Quick Tip

Quick way to sanitize the public water hose connection

Worried about what the last guy may have done to the water hose connection at your site or at the filling area? Get yourself a bottle of “spray Clorox” and spritz the water tap threads before hooking on your own hose.

Website of the day

Florida Trippers
This website from local Florida residents will help you plan your trip to Florida… any type of trip! Select the region or city and they’ll direct you to the best restaurants, things to see and do, and more.

Popular articles you may have missed at

What if we told you that you could drink beer and water at the exact same time? Or iced coffee and juice? Well, you can!

Recipe of the Day

My Mother’s One-Pan Cheesy Beef Dinner

by Terri Backhaus from Seattle, WA

This easy, cheesy, and beefy dinner is delish! You probably have all the ingredients handy to make this tonight. Except for boiling the pasta, everything is made in one pan. Adding a touch of sugar to the jarred sauce gives it a hint of sweetness. Sauteed onions, green peppers, and ground beef only add to the sauce’s flavor. The rotini soaks up the beefy sauce. On top is just the right amount of gooey cheese. Serve with a green salad to complete your meal.

Click here for the recipe


Think you’ve been to a desert before? Think again! You’ve never seen a desert like the Atacama Desert along the northern coast of Chile. The Atacama Desert is the driest desert in the world. How dry? Some weather stations in the desert have never (we repeat: never) recorded a drop of rainfall. Geologic evidence suggests that certain regions across the desert may not have had rainfall from 1570 to 1971. The desert is bone dry. NASA has used the region to test equipment for Mars missions.

Readers’ Pets of the Day

“Chloe and Cassie are ready for any adventure that we are on. They love going RVing!” —Linda Graham

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!

Leave here with a laugh

This is funny! Thanks for sending, Gary W.!

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Bill Byerly
1 month ago

I have 2 hands … I can drink both beer and water all by myself !

Ron Cravey
1 month ago
Thomas D
1 month ago

I just passed by our 2 local RV dealerships.
Inventory! My god! I know they won’t dig a hole and bury them, but? I couldn’t sleep nights with all that merchandise on hand. No shortage there. Think of the floorplan payments. I now think there’s a buyers market

1 month ago

What cute puppers!

1 month ago

Re: the Mystery Product of the Day. I bought a Thermos and was told it would keep hot things hot and cold things cold. It doesn’t work. I tried it with a fudgsicle and coffee at the same time.

Diane McGovern
1 month ago
Reply to  Impavid

But that does sound like a tasty combination, Impavid. 👍 (Well, if I could stand the taste of coffee, that is.) Have a great day. 😀 –Diane at

Lil John
1 month ago
Reply to  Diane McGovern

Diane! Life without coffee? Think how many more hours you could work if you were addicted to coffee? The dinosaurs didn’t have coffee. How did that work out for them? 🙂

Last edited 1 month ago by Lil John
Diane McGovern
1 month ago
Reply to  Lil John

Ha! I run on adrenaline, Lil John. And I don’t think there are many more hours in the day than I already work. Like I tell Chuck, I work “28/7/365” – and only one of those numbers is slightly exaggerated.😅 Have a great day! 😀 –Diane

Lil John
1 month ago
Reply to  Diane McGovern

It’s a good thing you’re just a young kid like me! 🙂

Diane McGovern
1 month ago
Reply to  Lil John

Ya got that right, Lil John. We’re just young’uns. 👍😅 Take care. 😀 –Diane

1 month ago
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Gary W Mayberry
1 month ago
Reply to  Impavid

I think that I would write Thermos a letter explaining my disappointment. If there is no disclaimer, I think I would get a lawyer. Can you say stupid lawsuit!!

Ed Wullschleger
1 month ago

I don’t watch most posted videos, but took a chance on the “camping” video. That guy’s really funny! Not a very good camper but a funny guy.

1 month ago

As for the dinette seating, we do not have a dinette, this we redid our counter and added a drop leaf, so we can sit 4 around both to eat. We usually eat out on our patio on our rig when have people over.

Bob P
1 month ago

I didn’t laugh once during the entire video, guess I’m a stick in the mud, been called that many times during the ‘70s.

1 month ago
Reply to  Bob P

I just laughed once – all the way thru – and didn’t stop until some time after the video. After all – isn’t that why you go camping? to relax and watch the newbies? A weekend of camping and comedy club all for one low price? And clean humor. I’d almost forgotten that.

Jim Johnson
1 month ago

We live in a RV trailer 6+ months of the year and have been doing so for 6+ years. We are (mostly stationary) seasonal RVers for the cold months and “weekender” RVers during the warmer months. We know our RV etiquette – which is pretty much based on “the golden rule”. I cannot generalize ‘newbies’ into a lesser class. Some are friendly, others are more insular. Some will readily, and thankfully, accept advice when they are doing something ‘dumb’ (meaning, been there, done it or attempted it myself). Others want no input and act like our toddler grandchild in a ‘do it myself’ mood.
What is true is I have learned to be very cautious about assisting newbies. The ones who don’t want input can be polite about it, but I increasingly see those who are, umm, less than polite. Sadly, these are the ones whose attitude too often is ‘I paid my money, I want a campfire, even if I don’t know how to tend it and there is a burn ban in effect”

1 month ago

Unfortunately I think Dr. K’s sister. is correct

1 month ago
Reply to  phil

Thankfully not so much here in the mid-west. Yet. We prefer the state and COE parks and they are patrolled by friendly deputies and rangers. Even when we have been neighbors to the young, loud YEE HAH crowd things generally quiet down at night. We’ll enjoy it while we can.

1 month ago
Reply to  phil

I think so too, Phil. And it’s not just “newbies” or Millennials. I have run into quite a few “grey hairs” that also seem to think no rules apply to them.

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