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RV Daily Tips. Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Issue 2137
Welcome to RV Travel’s Daily Tips Newsletter, where you’ll find helpful RV-related tips from the pros, travel advice, RV videos, product reviews and more. Please tell your friends about us.

Today’s thought

“Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.” ―Margaret Mead

Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is National Drive-In Movie Day!

On this day in history: Commencement of Operation Overlord, the Allied invasion of Normandy, with the execution of Operation Neptune—commonly referred to as D-Day—the largest seaborne invasion in history. Nearly 160,000 Allied troops cross the English Channel with about 5,000 landing and assault craft, 289 escort vessels, and 277 minesweepers participating. By the end of the day, the Allies have landed on five invasion beaches and are pushing inland.

Tip of the Day

Do you need to “balance” RV trailer tires?

By Roger Marble
Do you need to “balance” RV trailer tires? This is a question I see occasionally. The answers range from “Never” to “Always”. In my opinion, I think the reason many do not balance or they say they don’t need to be balanced is because balancing costs the RV manufacturer money, and we all know just how price-sensitive the RV manufacturers and dealers are. The issue is that with many ST-type tires being designed and sold at the lowest possible cost, it is possible that the quality might be less than optimum.

One thing that can be learned when balancing a tire is how uniformly the tire components were assembled. In my 40+ years as a tire engineer, I have seen tires where a component was left out of the tire. I have also seen where half of one of the steel belts was left off the tire.

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Ask Dave

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

Conflicting info from RV tech and dealer about 50-amp plugs. Who is right?

Dear Dave,
I’m new to a 50-amp rig. I have a 30-amp plug in my garage that’s set up for my old pull-behind camper at 120v. I also have a 50-amp plug that is 220. Is this the proper plug for my 50-amp motorhome? My local RV guy says no, but the seller says it’s what is required with the proper 50-amp receptacle. Don’t know who to believe and I certainly don’t want to fry anything. Who is right? —Travis, 2004 Winnebago Adventurer 35U

Read Dave’s answer

RV Video Tour

2023 Dynamax Super C DX3 37RB Motorhome—the most affordable Super C

By Cheri Sicard
Today we join the team from Endless RVing (one of our readers’ picks for best RV YouTube channels) to tour what’s being billed as the most affordable True Super C motorhome on the market, the Dynamax Super C DX3 Motorhome. According to Endless RVing’s Izzy, you really do get a lot for your money with the Super C motorhome.

Click here to tour

Video of the day

Dogs and Snakebites: What to do if your dog gets bitten by a snake

By Cheri Sicard
Snake season is upon us, so it is always a good idea to be prepared for any unwanted encounters just in case. In the video below, Dr. Gary Richter goes over some basic guidelines concerning dogs and snake bites along with what to do if your dog gets bitten by a snake.

Click here to watch

A look at the best portable ice makers for RVs

By Dale Wade
A few times a year we spend a month or so on the road. Storing enough ice to enjoy on-demand became a problem. Our small refrigerator freezer lacks space for a bag of ice and the frozen items. What to do? Enter portable ice makers for RVs. Continue reading.

Reader poll

How do you feel about your RVer neighbors hanging out wind chimes?

Tell us here

Quick Tip

Water pump wacky? 

If your water pump runs a few strokes and then stops, only to repeat the sequence a few minutes later, you probably have a dripping faucet or a leak. In addition to all faucets, check the pressure fitting for a drip and the water heater drain plug for leaks. If no leaks are found, you may have a malfunctioning pump pressure cutoff switch. Or, there may be air in a line somewhere, e.g., the outside shower or toilet line. Bleed all the lines and fixtures, including any under-sink filter assembly. (Thanks, DW/ND, for the last suggestion.)

On this day last year…

Okay, ladies, this one is for you. You are going to LOVE this (we mean LOVE this!). And men or partners, if you need a gift for your lady, this is it!

Website of the day

10 Best Kid-Friendly RV and Camping Destinations
A family shares their top favorite places to take their kids camping in an RV, all across the country.

And the Survey Says…

We’ve polled readers more than 2,000 times in recent years. Here are a few things we’ve learned about them:

• 76 percent of people do not have any bumper stickers on their RV or tow vehicle
• 59 percent let their pets sleep on their bed with them at night
• Only 8 percent mail postcards to friends or family very often. 59 percent can’t recall mailing a postcard in years. You should – it’s fun!

Recent poll: How well can you drive a manual transmission vehicle?

Recipe of the Day

Marry Me Pork Chops

by Jennifer S. from Philadelphia, PA

If you’re not already married you may be after your significant other tries these Italian-inspired pork chops. We used sun-dried tomatoes because we love their texture and flavor. But, you could easily use chopped tomatoes or a combination of both for texture. The thick and chunky sauce is wonderful with the tender pork chops. Jennifer suggests serving it with rice or pasta, but we thought it was so filling it could be a meal by itself.

Click here for the recipe


While it’s not a required rule, almost all pilots and co-pilots eat different meals during flight. That’s so, just in case one gets food poisoning, the other one won’t, too!

*Reno is farther west than what other major U.S. city? You won’t believe this, but it’s true! Find the answer in yesterday’s trivia

Readers’ Pet of the Day

“Layla loves to travel. Stovepipe Wells, Death Valley National Park.” —Carol Harris

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!

RVing with Dogs group on Facebook. You’ll love it. 

Leave here with a laugh

(Too funny! 🤣)

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  1. I was surprised to see Randall Brink writing about ice makers. Opened the story and discovered he wasn’t the author after all 😉

    • Oops! Thanks, Mary Beth. It’s been fixed. (Sorry, Dale!) Have a good night. 😀 –Diane at

  2. Under Marie’s comments below are a lot of people that agree with her about preferring wind chimes as opposed to other noises in the campground. If they were all parked in the same area, would all of those chimes have to be tuned to the same frequencies?

    • Like piano tuners, there’d be campground wind chime tuners?🤔 Have a good afternoon/evening, Kelly. 😀 –Diane you know who

      • My brain has asked my ears to help me figure this out – to no avail. I’m guessing it would be like hearing an orchestra tune up before a performance.? Dog only area, firepit only area, outside tv only area, windchime only area. We have to add a no tolerance area? I have to go mow the yard. This is a keep the grass mowed area. (Wife says so.)

        • I was thinking along the lines of an out-of-tune orchestra, as well, Kelly. And you’re in a “keep the grass mowed area” and a “keep the wife happy” area, I think.🤔😅 Take care. 😀 –Diane

  3. In reference to sending postcards:
    What do you write on a postcard when you’re visiting Forest Lawn Cemetery? “Having a great time. Wish you were here”

  4. The Video-Leave here with a laugh
    That is the best! I am a Grammy and I will be careful from now on what I say when around my Grand-Furbaby.
    Still LOL!!!

  5. I would MUCH rather hear wind chimes than barking dogs, loose dogs, lunging dogs & or screaming/just because they can, (not crying or upset) kids.

  6. For the Trivia, pilots also eat at different times so that one of them is not impeded from the controls while the one eating could be. (Retired USN multi-engine pilot)


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