Tuesday, November 28, 2023


RV Daily Tips. Wednesday, November 1, 2023

Issue 2243
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

“In November, the trees are standing all sticks and bones. Without their leaves, how lovely they are, spreading their arms like dancers. They know it is time to be still.” —Cynthia Rylant

Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is National Cook For Your Pets Day!

On this day in history: 1870 – In the United States, the Weather Bureau (later renamed the National Weather Service) makes its first official meteorological forecast.

Tip of the Day

Backroad or offroad RVing: Don’t get stuck!

(Courtesy Utah State Parks)

By Russ and Tiña De Maris
One of the great joys of RVing is to get closer to nature and farther away from the noise and problems of “civilization.” Of course, getting away from civilization can also mean getting away from paved roads—and, at times, that can put you in the way of getting your rig stuck.

We can vouch for the truth of this maxim: The best way to get your RV unstuck is not to get stuck in the first place.

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Ask Dave

I’m told my LP tank needs recertification so can’t be filled, but I’m getting conflicting advice

By Dave Solberg
This question came from an RV Repair Tips & Tricks Facebook page and it has generated quite a debate with over 400 comments:

My mother-in-law is looking at a camper and this is the propane tank. I was wondering if you guys had any advice. I’m being told that I can’t get it filled up, but I wanted to know what other people thought. —Matthew

Read Dave’s answer

RV Reviews

Coachmen Apex Remote 17R – different not different

By Tony Barthel
Today’s offering is something that’s also a prototype, much like those GM Motorama cars of the 1950s. Well, but this is more likely to be built and less likely to be collected 70 years from now. Maybe. What I’m blathering on about is the forthcoming Coachmen Apex Remote 17R.

While not officially available to the public, what I was told [at the RV Open House] is that the Coachmen Apex Remote line has three floor plans that are currently in the works, all of which incorporate a lot of the features that people have been asking for, but not being overly equipped.

Click here to read

In the RV Shop with Dustin

How do I fix RV delamination?

By Dustin Simpson
Recently, our RV repair shop received the below email from Pat regarding delamination on their RV:

RE: 2016 Grand Design Reflection 303RLS … RV DELAMINATION
What is the correct way to fix this problem? Your opinion would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!!!

Click here for Dustin’s answer

Video of the day

How to choose, identify, and maintain RV rubber roofs

By Cheri Sicard
Most RV roofs today are rubber, but did you know there are two different types of RV rubber roofs? Which kind do you have? How do you identify which type of rubber roof you have? If you are buying an RV, which type of rubber roof is best?

In the video below we join Duane, a certified RV inspector from RV Inspection and Care, as he explains all about RV rubber roofs.

Click here to watch

Saga of the Newbie: Why it’s so important to find a reputable, reliable service ‘guy’

By Karel Carnohan, DVM
I’ve been searching for good, reasonable, timely RV repair. Like our Nanci Dixon, who so vividly describes her experiences here, I too have trouble getting even basic service for my RV. As many of you know, I did all the wrong things when buying my RV last year and moving cross-country from North Carolina to California with my children (12 cats). My painful but sometimes humorous travails are chronicled in my RVtravel articles. I bought an RV sight unseen in a faraway state without hiring a pro inspector. Boy, did I ever pay for that mistake. I am still paying. Continue reading Karel’s ongoing saga.

Reader poll

Do you have any international travels planned within the next year?

Tell us here

Sewer fitting grip help! Gadget to the rescue! 
If you find the bayonet mounts for your sewer hose connections are getting a bit hard to twist off and on (hate to say it, but it sometimes comes with age), here’s a tool that might help. An adjustable oil filter wrench, made to get a grip around automotive oil filters, can also provide a handy grip and plenty of leverage on the bayonet fitting of your sewer hose, and the termination cap as well. Here’s one we recommend.

Quick Tip

Another way to ease new fittings onto sewer hose

Putting new fittings onto your sewer hose? We’ve all heard the idea of dipping the hose in hot water to make the fittings slip on easier. Here’s the polar opposite: Stick the new fittings into your freezer for a few minutes – they’ll contract and slip in the hose easier.

On this day last year…

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Website of the day

Pinterest: Remodeled Airstream Trailers
This is a page on Pinterest, not a website, but we know you’ll be entertained by it anyway. Spend a few minutes scrolling through these incredible remodeled Airstreams. Wow!

Okay… It’s just plain ol’ unfair if you don’t own this! Come on! This exists and it’s not in your RV yet?! Plus, this makes a PERFECT gift! We didn’t own it… until we bought it five minutes ago (whoops).

Popular articles you may have missed at RVtravel.com

Recipe of the Day

“Unstuffed” Green Pepper Soup for the Crock Pot

by Angie Robinson from Findlay, OH

A super easy Crock Pot soup dinner. This tastes just like stuffed bell peppers but is so much easier to make. The texture isn’t soup-like; rice and meat make this super hearty. You get bell pepper pieces in every bite. It’s a budget-friendly meal.

Click here for the recipe


America is getting older! According to the United States Census, the nation’s median age increased by 0.2 years to 38.9 years between 2021 and 2022. Median age is the age at which half of the population is older and half of the population is younger.

*Before candy was given out on Halloween, what was given out instead? Find the answer in yesterday’s trivia

Readers’ Pet of the Day

“Have had Snowy (Maltese) since she was 8 weeks old. She loves to travel in our Class A, always perched on the dashboard while driving.” —Roger Black Sr.

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.

BaconMakes a great gift!
Bacon without all the grease? Yup, it’s possible!
This incredible microwave bacon cooker is loved (we mean REALLY loved) by everyone (look at those reviews!). It doesn’t cook in the fat so it’s much healthier but still has that great taste everyone loves. It reduces fat up to 35 percent, which means you can justify eating 35 percent more bacon! It’s easy to use and dishwasher-safe. Learn more or order.

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Bill Byerly (@guest_259087)
26 days ago

Thanks to all for today’s edition!!

Diane McGovern
26 days ago
Reply to  Bill Byerly

You’re welcome, Bill.😊 Thank you for reading it, and for all of your much-appreciated comments. Have a good evening/night. 😀 –Diane

Neal Davis (@guest_259070)
26 days ago

Thank you, Emily and Diane!

Diane McGovern
26 days ago
Reply to  Neal Davis

You’re welcome, Neal. (Sorry I didn’t respond earlier. Got interrupted and forgot to get back to it.) Thank you for all of your thank you’s.😊 Have a great rest-of-the-day. 😀 –Diane

Becky Walker (@guest_259066)
26 days ago

In the pet section today, Roger’s snowy is going to be badly hurt or killed riding on the dash if Roger has to stop suddenly as Snowy is thrown into the windshield ! Maybe an article reminding about the pets riding on dashboards and people not walking around out of seatbelts while rv is moving. Thanks for my favorite rv letter!

Cancelproof (@guest_259074)
26 days ago
Reply to  Becky Walker

If I was Snowy, I would be on the dash too, tucked into my soft protective puppy mattress, keeping and eye out for road hazards my pops might miss. IMO.

KellyR (@guest_259094)
26 days ago
Reply to  Cancelproof

Thanks for your answer Cancelproof. I was just waiting for someone, after pet of the day, to answer as to how we should live our lives. BTW before seat belts in 1968, could animals ride on the dash? Just askin’. lol

Cee (@guest_259102)
26 days ago
Reply to  KellyR

Well stated KellyR. But, in Proof’s defense…this is what he does.

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