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RV Daily Tips. Tuesday, June 27, 2023

Issue 2152
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

“What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” ―Jane Goodall

Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is International Pineapple Day!

On this day in history: 1898 – The first solo circumnavigation of the globe is completed by Joshua Slocum from Briar Island, Nova Scotia.

Tip of the Day

Have a loose screw? Here’s how to fix it

By Dave Helgeson
I suspect most RVers have a screw loose, and I am not just referring to our questionable mental state of white line fever traveling the country in a house on wheels. The interiors of most RVs are constructed of wood. Wood cabinets, vinyl-covered wood paneling, etc. Most also contain cabinet framing with photo-wrapped wood. Basically, it is a picture of nice-looking uniform wood grain wrapped around what is often a piece of soft, inexpensive pine.

If you have a loose screw on a cabinet hinge, the odds are it is the side of the hinge screwed into the cabinet framing. The soft grain of the pine doesn’t hold the screw as well as the hardwood the cabinet door is made from. If you have a cabinet screw loose, it typically won’t do any good to tighten it as there is no longer any solid wood under the photo wrapping for it to bite into.

Continue reading for an easy solution

Ask Dave

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

Should I use EternaBond on my RV’s roof vents, A/C units and along seam edges?

Dear Dave,
I’ve been watching a few videos about EternaBond tape and most use it on older RVs. Some have mentioned using it on a new RV around all roof vents, A/C units and along the edges. Is this something that you would recommend? —Bob, 2022 Sportsmen 332BH

Read Dave’s answer

RV Tours

Coachmen Pursuit 27XPS, a Class A motorhome without slide outs!

Coachmen Pursuit 27 XPS Class A motorhome

By Cheri Sicard
Josh the RV Nerd says he hasn’t seen a motorhome like this in years. I agree. It resembles many of the Class A’s of my youth. Those were classics for a reason. They work! I still do not want slide outs in my RV. It’s just more to break and more to repair! If you feel the same way, the Coachmen Pursuit 27XPS might just be the motorhome for you.

Click here to tour

Video of the day

The top 5 cheap places for RV travel in 2023

By Cheri Sicard
Between rising food and fuel prices, not to mention attraction tickets and fees, nearly everyone is feeling a financial crunch to one degree or another. In the video below, Charity, aka the Grateful Glamper, shows her best picks and tips for cheap places for RV travel in 2023.

Click here to watch

Snowbirds: Prepare to Hit the Road!
As you plan your fall and winter routes, remember that Tifton Overnight RV is the place to stay while you’re on the way! Located just off of I-75 at Exit 62 in South Georgia, this RV stop offers full hook ups, pull-through sites, a fenced dog park, and fast WIFI – and is within walking distance of restaurants including Starbucks, Waffle House, and Chick-fil-A. Learn more and book your stay today!

Around the Campfire: RVers discuss downsides to workamping

By Gail Marsh
Like many RVers, my husband and I frequently talk about workamping. It seems like a great “fit” for us. We both enjoy helping others. We share a strong work ethic. Having RVed for several years, we know our way around a campground, and we’re outgoing and friendly. Staying in one RV spot with free or reduced site fees sounds inviting, too. Well, it did. Until a recent campfire discussion. That’s where we learned about some downsides to workamping. Continue reading.

Reader poll

Were you raised in a military family?

Tell us here

Quick Tip

Slideout tip 

“Inspect slideout hydraulic systems occasionally for any sign of hydraulic fluid. There should never be any oily spots below the mechanism. Repairs should be made at the first sign of a leak.” —From Motorhomes Made Easy

On this day last year…

Website of the day

23 of the Most Beautiful Gardens in America
These gardens really are stunning! ‘Tis the season to be outside and admire Mother Nature, so get out to some of these gardens and be prepared to be amazed.

In 1889, a now-famous man said, “Everything that can be invented has been invented.” Boy, was he wrong! Wait until you see this! What kind of a mind thinks up something like this? P.S. Don’t be scared!

And the Survey Says…

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

• 47 percent of people say they enjoy hugging others
• 24 percent have ridden a bicycle within the last week
• 89 percent only speak one language (their native language)

Recent poll: How many air conditioning units does your RV have?

Recipe of the Day

Zucchini and Quinoa Medley

by Shelly Woods from Lake Charles, LA

Wondering what to do with extra zucchini? This zucchini and quinoa medley is a wonderful summertime side dish and a different way to use zucchini. Seasoned perfectly, caramelized onions and mushrooms are mixed in. Zucchini is rich in vitamins, and quinoa is full of protein. Full of flavor, no one will guess this side dish is healthy. Leftovers will make a delicious light lunch.

Click here for the recipe


British Columbia’s provincial parks receive more than 23 million visits each year.
One of the largest park systems in North America, B.C. has more than 1,000 provincial parks, recreation areas, conservancies, ecological reserves and protected areas covering approximately 14.4% of the provincial land base. Since 2017, more than 1,700 campsites have been added to BC Parks and recreation sites.

*How did the cocktail come about? The answer will surprise you. Find it in yesterday’s trivia

Readers’ Pet of the Day

“David is a rescue cat. To adopt him we had to fill out adoption papers with three references & a vet reference. He is such a sweet cat & travels well in our RV.” —Debbie Ramsay

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.

Think you’re ready for the 4th of July? Not until you have this!
What’s more patriotic than an RV-themed 4th of July shirt? Nothing! Wear this to show off your RV pride and your country pride! The shirt comes in both men’s and women’s sizes and styles and a variety of colors. It’s 100% cotton and machine washable. Learn more or order here. And if you want to see other 4th of July RVing shirts, click here.

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(We apologize in advance to those who are offended, but we just couldn’t help ourselves.🤣)

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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 RVtravel.com or this newsletter.

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DW/ND (@guest_242668)
5 months ago

Beautiful flower gardens in the US – however they missed one of the most beautiful – that being the “International Peace Gardens” between the US and Canada in north central North Dakota! If you haven’t been – now is the time! U.S. or Canadian – enjoy full bloom and an enduring partnership!

Chuck (@guest_242657)
5 months ago

I wasn’t raised in a military family but my kids were..

bill (@guest_242646)
5 months ago

Delighted to see your new edge with LHWAL & Mystery Product. Makes my morning before cleaning yurts at our State Park a little more fun!

Parker (@guest_242645)
5 months ago

LOL!!! That bathroom door is hilarious. It’s nice to see that they didn’t take life too seriously!

Bill B (@guest_242631)
5 months ago

David is beautiful! I was born at Ft Benning,GA in 1947. From there to Salzburg,Austria; Ft Leavenworth,KS; Ft McPherson,GA; Back to Ft Benning;Tokyo, Japan; Ft Monroe,VA; Bangkok,Thailand; The Presidio at San Francisco in 1963. Army Brat.

Cancelproof (@guest_242644)
5 months ago
Reply to  Bill B

Got a favorite in that list and the period? Thanks Bill B.

Bill B (@guest_242665)
5 months ago
Reply to  Cancelproof

That would be Bangkok and my first two years of high school. No overt military presence there, so we lived like civilians/ normal.

Christine (@guest_242603)
5 months ago

David is a very regal looking cat!

Tommy Molnar (@guest_242611)
5 months ago
Reply to  Christine

Yup. He looks like “David in Charge”.

Brenda (@guest_242600)
5 months ago

We are full timers, our first Workamper job was Amazon during the Christmas season back in 2013. After that we worked 5 more years. We found that some changed the agreement we had ( I have it all in writing) where they wanted to change our duties and hours. Keep track of conversations, email helps. We also found many are looking for full time Workampers now. It’s great if you’re looking for monetary compensation, tho we were not, we wanted site and utilities only. If we could find a smaller park like the ones we first worked in and can do what we love, I would do it again, but doesn’t look like it. It’s not for everyone.

David Stansbury (@guest_242592)
5 months ago

Great name for a rescue cat.

Gloria & Larry Sluder (@guest_242591)
5 months ago

Not raised in Military home but dad was in Navy. Husband got drafted 3 weeks after we got engaged. Now I have 5 grandsons 1Marine,3 Navy and 1 Air National Guard, 2 still in Navy.

Tom (@guest_242588)
5 months ago

Lucky Dave. We have 4 rescue cats, 2 were kittens and 2 were adults. So far, they have been over 100,000 miles in our RV.

Herman (@guest_242599)
5 months ago
Reply to  Tom

One rescue cat – she rules the household!

Christine (@guest_242605)
5 months ago
Reply to  Tom

Oh my, that’s a lot of miles!!

bill (@guest_242647)
5 months ago
Reply to  Christine

Like us at 7k miles/year at 20+ years!

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