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RV Daily Tips. Tuesday, October 3, 2023

Issue 2222
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

“The finest of pleasures are always the unexpected ones.” ―Erin Morgenstern

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

On this day in history: 1863 – The last Thursday in November is declared as Thanksgiving Day by U.S. President Abraham Lincoln.

Tip of the Day

Prepare your RV for storage or less use: Follow these tips to clean, organize and prep

By Nanci Dixon
Winter is just around the corner. Summer has quickly become a memory and fall is in full swing. It’s finally time to start thinking about how to prepare your RV for storage or for less use. An RV is like a second home, filled with all the things needed to make it home, at least for the season. If you’re not a snowbird and escaping to warmer weather for the winter, what do you do with all the stuff that has accumulated when you are putting your RV to bed for the winter?

Continue reading

Ask Dave

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

Do RVs with slide rooms need leveling jacks? What about units on dealer lots?

Dear Dave,
My question is: Are RV suppliers giving dealers the guidelines for setting up a camper on the dealer lots? For example, I have seen so many customers complaining that the slides are out of alignment or will not seal correctly because adjustments are off. And I can tell you the leading problem is because dealers are opening these campers up on their lots without properly stabilizing the RV before doing so. …

Read the rest of the question and Dave’s answer

RV Tours

Tour the 2024 Grand Design Momentum 22 MAV toy hauler trailer

By Cheri Sicard
Today we join Matt from Matt’s RV Reviews (one of our readers’ FAVORITE RV YouTube channels) for a tour of the all-new 2024 Grand Design Momentum 22 MAV toy hauler trailer. The MAV is one of Grand Design’s entry-level RVs, in theory, meant to be more affordable.

You’ll find an unusual interior layout with the bathroom tucked up front next to the bed. In the back, you will find the kitchen and the garage area with its large drop-down back wall door that doubles as a patio. D-rings throughout the coach will help keep your toys secure while moving.

Click here to tour

Video of the day

How to make RV tires last longer: 3 important tips

By Cheri Sicard
One of my favorite RV vloggers, Duane, a certified RV inspector with the RV Inspection and Care YouTube channel, has produced a short video with three tips for how to make your RV tires last longer.

There is a lot riding on your RV’s tires, including the safety of yourself and your family, so it only makes sense to take of them so they can take of you.

Click here to watch

Should we sell our email list with your name on it?

By Emily Woodbury
If you only knew how many emails we receive in a day. Most are from readers—your questions, suggestions, request for information, news tips, and article ideas. We love hearing from you. But we’re also inundated with annoying emails like the one that follows. The emails include lots of spam, lots of “sponsored guest post” requests (ugh) and lots of “Put a link to my website on and we’ll send you money” bribes.

If only we wanted to “sell out.” If only! Renting our email list, for example, would bring us thousands of dollars for about 20 minutes of work. Continue reading. (And no, don’t worry, we won’t sell our lists…ever!)

Reader poll

Pick a place in nature you’d most like to spend time.

Tell us here

Quick Tip

Check the drip tube in the back of your fridge

It’s a good idea to occasionally take a peek in the back of your RV refrigerator. They have a drip tube that channels off water from evaporation. Sometimes this tube leads to a drip container (often near the chimney) that evaporates off this water; others may “port” the water out of the rig harmlessly. In any event, if the tube gets loose and starts dripping water onto your RV framework, it can lead to damaging rot.

On this day last year…

Whether you love Donald Trump or can’t stand him, you’ll find this huge collection of DT dolls fascinating (or maybe disgusting). But hey, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Pass these down to your grandkids and they can sell them as collectables for a bundle in 30 years! Check ’em out. (Caution: May be offensive to some.)

Website of the day

These Old General Stores In The U.S. Are A Nostalgic Trip Back In Time
Who doesn’t love a good ol’ general store? The really fun ones are hard to pass up when you travel. Check these out. We want to visit all of them!

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:

• 67 percent say they are very interested in learning about their country’s history and seek out opportunities to do so.
• 31 percent are reading this newsletter on their cell phone.
• 5 percent have waited two hours or more to dump at a dump station.

Recipe of the Day

Teriyaki Chicken Nuggets

by Ruthann Cook from Three Rivers, MI

If you have kids in the house, chicken nuggets are always on the most requested list. This recipe elevates chicken nuggets with a sweet and salty homemade teriyaki sauce. Enjoy them as a snack or an easy back-to-school dinner with some fried rice.

Click here for the recipe


In the early days of television, the industry struggled to define its purpose. Then a small manufacturer of lipstick came along. In the year before Hazel Bishop began running TV commercials her profit was $49,257. Three years later her lipsticks earned her a one-year profit of $10,100,682. Ad agencies were stupefied at what they’d thought was a promising novelty had become the most effective advertising medium in history. And money began to flow.

*California has approximately how many miles of shoreline? And where does that pale in comparison to (you’ll never guess!) in the U.S.? Yesterday’s trivia tells you.

Readers’ Pet of the Day

“Doc loved to go camping with us. He traveled well, and wanted to go for walks all the time. Sadly, we lost him to liver disease when he was only 8 years old.” —Duane Russell

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

Like father, like son, eh?

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Neal Davis (@guest_255927)
1 month ago

Thank you, Emily and Diane!

Diane Mc (@guest_255545)
1 month ago

We DVR everything we watch, so we don’t have to watch the ads & can watch everything in much less time. Do this at home and on the road, where we would rather be out and about, than stuck in front of the TV. We only watch auto racing, college football, an occasional NFL game and a couple of news programs. Thought it was pretty funny & sad that the TV industry struggled to find its purpose until it saw “ad revenue”. Hmmm…not to provide worthwhile entertainment/knowledge with excellent programming?

Gene Bjerke (@guest_255529)
1 month ago

When TV was just beginning, Marshal McCluhan said it would be a great medium for education. It turned out to be primarily devoted to advertising. Commercialism Triumphs!

Jim (@guest_255538)
1 month ago
Reply to  Gene Bjerke

As a college football fan I was pleased that the NCAA instituted two timing rules this season to shorten games. But televised games still continued to run the same 3+ . Why? The broadcasters took advantage of the shortened playing time to add more commercials.

john W & lana S stahl (@guest_255524)
1 month ago

For every hour of TV 20 minutes is for ads. That is 1/3 of the time watching ads. Not much fun. I change channels every time I encounter an ad until I find a show in progress. And sometimes I just turn off the TV.

Diane McGovern
1 month ago

Good morning, John and Lana. I have the TV advertisement dilemma solved. I haven’t turned on my TV for about 20 years. Don’t watch anything online either. Too much more important stuff to do. Have a great day. 😀 –Diane at

David Stansbury (@guest_255507)
1 month ago

Just a simple “Way to go!” for you guys. Thanks for not selling out.

Bob (@guest_255500)
1 month ago

The mystery product is disgusting. Not because of the person portrayed, but the content displayed, and the fact that you said something about these being potential collectors items. Maybe we need to have Putin or Kim Jung-un items shown.
Is RV Travel getting involved in politics? This is not the time or place for this!

Chuck Woodbury
1 month ago
Reply to  Bob

Bob, you might want to lighten up.

Bill Byerly (@guest_255532)
1 month ago
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Cancelproof (@guest_255570)
1 month ago
Reply to  Bill Byerly


Gary W. (@guest_255567)
1 month ago
Reply to  Chuck Woodbury

He has TDS.

Cancelproof (@guest_255569)
1 month ago
Reply to  Gary W.


Diane McGovern
1 month ago
Reply to  Cancelproof

Big Sister is watching. But please behave while I go walk at the track. I’ll check as soon as I get home, however.😉 Have a good night, Cancel. 😀 –Diane aka Big Sister (don’t abbreviate that🤣)

Cancelproof (@guest_255609)
1 month ago
Reply to  Diane McGovern

Good morning…. see, no issues, LOL. Did you have a nice walk? I stand with Chuck, Bill, Gary, Bob and Tommy. My emojis made that apparent I think so not sure why the scrutiny. I always feel better after a walk tho too. Kinda feel like that advertisement/product was left alone by everyone, for the most part. No insults or politics were brought in. Even Chuck said lighten up. No one jumped on it, including myself. Like bait that didn’t get bit?

Last edited 1 month ago by Cancelproof
Bill Byerly (@guest_255616)
1 month ago
Reply to  Cancelproof

Yep x 2 😉

Diane McGovern
1 month ago
Reply to  Cancelproof

I did have a great walk. Thanks, Cancel. Beautiful here yesterday/last night. Things were heading south in the comments, so I just threw in my note before they got any worse. Just because someone uses an acronym or an emoji doesn’t mean “no insults or politics were brought in.”🤔 Have a great day. 😀 –Diane

Bob (@guest_255585)
1 month ago
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Tommy Molnar (@guest_255592)
1 month ago
Reply to  Chuck Woodbury

I agree.

SherKen (@guest_255554)
1 month ago
Reply to  Bob

Well, I used to look at this section of the newsletter, but more times than not: it’s not worthy to view for me. The only reason I looked today is this post and reply by Chuck. I have NO Comment. I will go back to my norm, not worth my time to view. If you have a comment for me, remember EVERYONE has an opinion just like everyone has a/an …. you fill in the blank.

Sue B (@guest_255574)
1 month ago
Reply to  Bob

I’m with you, Bob.

Bob M (@guest_255486)
1 month ago

The Trivia on TV advertising, I’m so sick of all the advertising on TV and Videos. I’m about to give up watching. The more business pay to advertise. The more our products cost. Lets start boycotting stuff on ads.

Dan (@guest_255491)
1 month ago
Reply to  Bob M

Amen! Before I retired and sold my business, I was frequently solicited by TV, and other media, to advertise on their stations. Expensive? My business would have had to increase by 15-20% just to pay for it. Wasn’t even close to cost effective.
Don’t even get me started on the ads to donate just $19.95 a month.

Bob (@guest_255496)
1 month ago
Reply to  Dan

I wonder just how much of the $19.95 a month actually goes to the cause? Advertising and CEO and staff salaries probably take up 80% of the donation.
Not much different than all the snail mail solicitations. We get the same weekly mail from the same so called non-profit institutions.

Herman (@guest_255510)
1 month ago
Reply to  Bob

One way to check for donation’s actual use to benefit is the website!

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