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RV Daily Tips. Thursday, June 8, 2023

Issue 2139
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

”No matter how far you have gone on a wrong road, turn back.” —Turkish Proverb

Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is National Best Friends Day!

On this day in history: 1912 – Carl Laemmle incorporates Universal Pictures.

Tip of the Day

12 easy RV cleaning tricks with everyday products

By Nanci Dixon
There are many ways to clean an RV and many products to do so. Here are 12 easy cleaning tips with everyday household products that you probably already have on hand.

Unfog the headlights

Are your car’s or RV’s headlights foggy? There are labor-intensive kits that require sanding and polishing in several steps, but try these two easy ideas first:

  • Using paste toothpaste, rub the surface and wipe off all that grime!
  • Bug spray or light oil on the lenses can make them temporarily clear again. Before trying the bug spray, sample on a small area to make sure it will not pit the lenses or be too strong.

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Ask Dave

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

Dometic A/C keeps changing fan speeds. Why?

Dear Dave,
My RV’s main Dometic A/C unit will sometimes keep changing fan speeds. It sounds like the compressor hesitates and starts with the fan speed being higher or lower. This will continue for some time, or I can raise the thermostat temp to stop it. Is this normal or could it be a bad thermostat? The internet has all kinds of misinformation. —Carl, Keystone Cougar MKS333

Read Dave’s answer

RV Video Tour

Ultra roomy hybrid camper: 2023 Rockwood Roo 233S travel trailer

Rockwood Roo hybrid camper

In the video below, one of our readers’ favorite RV YouTubers, Josh the RV Nerd, gives us a full tour of an amazingly roomy hybrid camper, Rockwood’s 233S Roo travel trailer.

Josh says this is the exact same trailer as the Flagstaff Shamrock, so if you have been considering either, this video tour is for you. Josh playfully calls this hybrid camper a “Rockstaff.”

Click here to tour

Video of the day

Fremont Indian State Park – AMAZING Utah Camping off I-70!

By Cheri Sicard
In the video below, travel along with Catherine Gregory to check out Fremont Indian State Park, where she is staying at Castle Rock campground, which is part of the Fishlake National Forest (that’s correct, a state campground in a National Forest).

Catherine says this is one of Utah’s best RV camping secrets right off the interstate.

Click here to watch

How it Happened: A candy bar helped invent the microwave oven

By Gail Marsh
I miss the microwave oven (or just “microwave” as it’s popularly known today) most when we boondock or tent camp. This fabulous invention can thaw, cook, and reheat almost any food that fits inside it. … But how did the microwave oven come about? Let’s look at the history of the microwave oven.

Reader poll

When sleeping with a partner, do you prefer sleeping on the right or left side of the bed?

Tell us here

Quick Tip

Holding tank treatments

When buying holding tank treatments, check how many treatments are in the bottle. Treatment doses range from two ounces to eight ounces. Don’t be fooled by big jugs that may have fewer treatments than you think. —From Motorhomes Made Easy

“Hold on, Honey. The future is calling.” These are futuristic (cool!), all right.

On this day last year…

Website of the day

35 Easy Camping Recipes to Try on Your Next Outdoor Trip
If you know The Pioneer Woman, you know she’s hard not to love. And her recipes are always delicious! Comfort food at its finest. Here are 35 of her easy camping recipes. You’re going to want to start cooking right after you read this!

You wouldn’t ever miss an issue of our Full-Time RVer Newsletter, would you? Good! Read yesterday’s brand-new edition here.

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:

• 11 percent chew gum all the time
• 37 percent play Solitaire every day (or almost every day)
• For those in relationships, 50 percent say they are more adventurous than their partner (and only 15 percent say their partner is the more adventurous one).

Recent poll: How far away do you store your RV when not using it?

Recipe of the Day

Crock Pot French Dip Philly

by Gordon Savell from Mobile, AL

Combining two classics – a Philly cheesesteak and a French dip – creates a fantastic sandwich combination. The roast cooks all day, low and slow, making the meat very tender. It’s perfectly seasoned and the broth is great for dipping. A great option if you’re serving a crowd or just want to be lazy but still need to prepare a meal.

Click here for the recipe


Japan has the most vending machines per capita. The ratio of vending machines to people in Japan is 1:23.

*If nail polish debuted in the mid-1920s, how many American college women were wearing it by 1931? Take a guess, then find the percentage in yesterday’s trivia.

Readers’ Pets of the Day

“1-year-old Ivy and 15-year-old Tobi, both love to go camping. Ivy adjusted quickly.” —Dennis Brown

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.

Keep your glove box organized for once!
This glove box organizer will change your life! Find what you need quickly, when you need it. It has six pockets inside and out for your vehicle or RV’s manuals, insurance cards, registrations and more. It even has space for a pen or tire gauge and comes with a notepad. Learn more or order.

Leave here with a laugh

Ain’t it the truth!

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Ed Fogle (@guest_239643)
6 months ago

RV vs. regular screwdriver. That’s nuthin compared to an airplane screwdriver.

Don B (@guest_239642)
6 months ago

These things are dangerous if you are driving. Wide temples block side vision, the speakers would be another source of distraction. OK I guess after you get home or set up in a campground. Me? I try to find man made noise free areas to recharge my mental batteries.

David Stansbury (@guest_239799)
5 months ago
Reply to  Don B

Turn the bold button off. Jeez.

DW/ND (@guest_239621)
6 months ago

While I think a microwave is great – I also have coined it “the worlds most expensive coffee warmer”! When ours failed – we had cool to cold coffee for about three weeks before I got around to replacing it!

Tom (@guest_239617)
6 months ago

Today is the 117th anniversary of the Antiquities Act.

Greg Ware (@guest_239616)
6 months ago

The article and video about Freemont Indian State Park in Utah was pretty good, except for the part saying Nine Mile Canyon is nearby. It’s a couple hours or more away depending on the route. If I had to choose it would be Nine Mile hands down. There’s only one private campground with no hookups, but is very nice. The road is a very well maintained gravel road with lots of pull offs and a lot of things to see. Most are right off the road with quite a few just outside the car window. Too much to describe here. Google it. It’s a few miles east of Price Utah.

Ray (@guest_239606)
6 months ago

The Leave Here With a Laugh was good but forgot to show the Government screwdriver for $4999.00

Tommy Molnar (@guest_239596)
6 months ago

Today’s laugh is SO true. Same goes for motorcycle gear, and boating gear. And probably even more ‘specialized’ interests.

Bob M (@guest_239593)
6 months ago

We had beer vending machines in my dorm when I was at Tech school in the military.

Tom (@guest_239575)
6 months ago

Japan has vending machines everywhere. Selling everything, including sake and beer. Highly civilized society. Never work here.

Bob P (@guest_239598)
6 months ago
Reply to  Tom

IDK have you ever stopped at a interstate rest area, I just recently observed the vending machines in the rest area while waiting on DW. If they ain’t got it, it must not be invented yet. I never bothered to look at the machines as I always did my business and returned to my vehicle without looking at the vending machines. Lol

Cancelproof (@guest_239619)
6 months ago
Reply to  Tom

The pure volume of vending machines in Japan is a sight to see. A corner at a busy intersection could have 50 or 60 total. Warm drinks, hot sandwiches, cold beverages and band-aids. Unlike NYC, no free crack pipes or Narcan though in the corner vending machines so yes, way more civilized than us.

Last edited 6 months ago by Cancelproof
jillie (@guest_239728)
5 months ago
Reply to  Tom

I hate to say it but there was one rest stop I stopped at and it had everything you can imagine in it. Phone cords to ac adapters and hot food. Loved it. So never say never with a vending machine.

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