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RV Daily Tips. Tuesday, August 1, 2023

Issue 2177
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

“Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have 24-hour days.” ―Zig Ziglar

Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is National Girlfriends Day! It’s also National Raspberry Cream Pie Day, so how about you make that girlfriend of yours a pie?!

On this day in history: 1893 – Henry Perky patents shredded wheat.

Tip of the Day

Watch in horror as this truck slides down the highway. Know these safe driving tips

By Nanci Dixon
What would happen if you were in a situation like in the video below where a truck was sliding straight toward you? What would you do? It would be hard enough in a car, but can you imagine trying to maneuver a 20,000- to 40,000-pound RV around a sliding truck speeding toward you on its side? This driver did an impressive job, but we can’t imagine everyone would react like this. Study the safe driving tips below so you know how to react in case anything like this happens to you.

Click here to read

Ask Dave

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

RV’s batteries are dead. Do I have to replace them if always on shoreline power?

Dear Dave,
We are no longer towing from place to place and are in a permanent location (snowbirds in AZ) October to May, then back to Idaho for our residence. My batteries (two 12V tandem) are no longer holding a charge. Since we are on shore power, do we really need to replace these? Or can we just use the shore power? Thanks. Read you every morning. Keep up the good advice! —Norman, 2003 HitchHiker II by NuWa

Read Dave’s answer

RV Tours

Tour the 2024 Thor Luminate DD35: Biggest kitchen in a Class A

By Cheri Sicard
If you are in the market for a Class A motorhome with a BIG kitchen, join Matt and Andrea from Matt’s RV reviews (one of our reader’s favorite RV vloggers) for a 2024 Thor Luminate DD35 tour.

As usual, Matt is “super excited” to share this tour with you. Last year was the first for this particular motorhome, but Thor has come out with a new floor plan for ’24 that features one of the best kitchens Matt has ever seen in a motorhome. And Matt has seen A LOT of motorhomes.

Click here to tour

Video of the day

How to make Cowboy Coffee—The best campfire coffee

By Cheri Sicard
Our favorite campfire cooking expert, Cowboy Kent Rollins [2.6M subscribers, 244M views on YouTube], produced the video below to teach the world how to make cowboy coffee.

Besides simply showing us how to make cowboy coffee, Kent goes into all his tips and tricks to make what he says is “the smoothest cup of coffee around.”

Click here to watch offers much more than just newsletters. Check this out

By Gail Marsh
Are you “click averse”? It’s my tendency, for sure. If you’re like most folks, you probably open the newsletter, read the articles, perhaps comment, and you’re done. You may be surprised to learn that with a few simple additional clicks, you can get more out of our website and publications. A lot more.

Reader poll

Do you have at least one friend you have known since you were a child?

Tell us here

You don’t need a noisy generator!
With a Jackery portable solar generator you can power your RV and devices any time of day silently — no noise and no exhaust to bother neighbors or violate usage hours. Many models to choose from. Find out why these are so popular!

Quick Tip

Why trailer weight distribution is so critical

Longtime RVer and reader George B. flagged this YouTube video as a “must see” for our readers. It’s a truly graphic demonstration of what happens when you don’t keep enough weight over the trailer tongue. Watch the 30-second video here. Thanks, George!

On this day last year…

Website of the day

The 8 Best U.S. National Parks for People Over 65, Experts Say
Okay, 65-and-betters. These are the best National Parks for you (well, according to some…). We think all NPs are for you, but these are especially accessible and easy on the knees.

Well, if you ever wanted to have a wild dance party in your bathroom… this is where to start! Wowie! Actually, in all seriousness, this could really help you at a certain time…

And the Survey Says…

We’ve polled readers more than 2,500 times in recent years. Here are a few things we’ve learned about them:

• The highest percentage of voters wear a size XL T-shirt, followed by large, XXL, medium, larger than an XXL, and small.
• If RV parks metered electricity usage, 22 percent say they’d definitely be more careful with their usage.
• 37 percent insure their RV on a policy with another vehicle, not by itself.

Recent poll: How often do you get a song “stuck in your head”?

Recipe of the Day

Peaches & Cream Oatmeal Cookies

by Debbie Deverill from Gilbert, AZ

These oatmeal cookies intrigued us. The fruit and white chocolate chips caught our eye. One bite and we were hooked. This chewy cookie has flavors of a traditional oatmeal cookie, but then you get pops of sweetness from the fruit. If you can’t find dried peaches, apricots are a great substitute. You could also swap other fruits like dried blueberries.

Click here for the recipe


If you were to decide to run around the world at a marathon’s length each day (26.2 miles), it would take you 2.5 years to run full circle.

*What do escalators and sips of brandy have in common? Yesterday’s trivia tells you. 

Readers’ Pets of the Day

“Our co-pilots, rescue and feral cats, Hannah and Tina, are not happy to start a trip but settle in quickly once on the road. They both like to sleep in the front seats during the day or their favorite spot on the bed. Tina (the all black one) likes to play watchcat by sleeping in the front window as well.” —J J Mahany Jr

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

Note the sign on the boat. (Click/tap to enlarge.)

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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 or this newsletter. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases. Regardless of this potential revenue, unless stated otherwise, we only recommend products or services we believe provide value to our readers.

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Bob P
1 month ago

Didn’t like the comment about the trivia question??

1 month ago
Reply to  Bob P

Bob P, You need to go away. Dont go away mad, just go away!

Charlie Sullivan
1 month ago
Reply to  Jim

I agree! I have not seen anything Bob P has contributed to this newsletter other than negative comments. Bob P., you’re the kind of person I avoid in life.

Bob M
1 month ago

Bob P is free to say what ever he wants. Whether we like it or not. There are many things Bob P says I agree with and if I remember correctly he’s a veteran who served our country which allows us the freedom as Americans we presently have.

Charlie Sullivan
1 month ago
Reply to  Bob M

You’re correct, he can say what ever he wants…within reason of course. I am a Purple Heart combat veteran who served our country so I know about the freedoms we currently have, and I have the freedom not to associate or be around negative people.

Bob P
1 month ago

Does the trivia take into account the difficulty of running on the ocean?

1 month ago

The “Leave here with a laugh” segment got an actual LOL out of me. Thank you for allowing one outside the “box” house.

1 month ago
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1 month ago
Reply to  Parker

It’s fabulous.

1 month ago
Reply to  Parker

Very funny. Fabulous marketing.

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