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RV Daily Tips. Wednesday, November 8, 2023

Issue 2248
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

“Blessed are the hearts that can bend; they shall never be broken.” ―Albert Camus

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

On this day in history: 1895 – While experimenting with electricity, Wilhelm Röntgen discovers the X-ray.

Tip of the Day

Tips for cleaning the inside of your windshield

By Gail Marsh
Of all the parts on your truck or motorhome, your windshield is one of the most important to keep clean. Most folks have no problem cleaning the exterior of the windshield. Almost every fuel station has a cleaner, a sponge, and paper towels that will scrub the windshield’s exterior clean. However, the job isn’t done until both sides of the glass sparkle. So here are some tips for cleaning the inside of your windshield.

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Ask Dave

I don’t want heat in my RV bedroom. Can I just cover the vent?

Dear Dave,
I don’t want heat from the RV’s furnace in my bedroom. Can I just cover the vent somehow? —Lynne, 2016 Sabre

Read Dave’s answer

RV Reviews

Winnebago Access 28FK: Affordable, but it doesn’t portray cheap

The front kitchen spans the width of the trailer and has a lot of storage in the Winnebago Access 28FK

Today’s RV review is of the Winnebago Access 28FK travel trailer. This is a front kitchen, rear bedroom couple’s trailer that might make sense for a lot of people. It’s also one of the newer Winnebago products that reflects the whole RV industry’s focus on offering more affordable options. …

We know these are here to be more affordable, but they don’t really feel like something you’d buy because you couldn’t get a more expensive rig. Overall, I think the interiors have a slightly upscale feel to them. I bet people will like these and gain an affinity for Winnebago in the process. So these aren’t just more affordable, they’re smarter.

Click here to read

In the RV Shop with Dustin

Could you have a hydraulic leak coming from the RV slide-out cylinder and not know it?

This is a prime example of why keeping up on your RV slide-out maintenance is important! In this video, we discuss a hydraulic leak coming from the RV slide-out cylinder. Join in on the inspection to learn the cause, and what it will require to fix.

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Video of the day

RV maintenance mistakes: Removing decals!

By Cheri Sicard
In the video below, the Jaunt Junkies, Jesse and Kara, want to save others from making the RV maintenance mistakes that they made on their 5th wheel.

The video shows a few mistakes they have made, but most of it covers the removal of the RV’s decals. Their rig was starting to show its age so they thought they would remove the stickers and wash and wax it. Not as easy as it sounds and not necessarily a good solution!

Click here to watch

Why you need to be nice to your RV dealer

When your new RV has box problems and you have a chassis problem, too, which should you fix first? That’s easy. Can you get them both fixed without having to run around yourself, when the RV dealer is just across town but the chassis dealer is halfway across the state? Well, maybe…. Get some tips from the nation’s leading expert on RV lemon law here.

Reader poll

Do you believe at least 100 humans will inhabit Mars in 20 years?

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Quick Tip

One way to keep your RV bay warm

When cold weather threatens, Don C. says he ensures his RV bays stay warm by carefully installing 60- or 75-watt incandescent light bulbs. Carefully, meaning they won’t bump up against anything and cause damage or a fire hazard. Also, be sure there’s nothing above the bulb that the heat could affect. Yes, you can still find incandescent bulbs at most stores. Thanks to Don for this tip.

1A) Something you love to do; 2D) What you travel in = This fun activity!

On this day last year…

Website of the day

The best walks in America
Here are 50 of the best walks in America. If you’re a hiker or a walker, you won’t want to miss these beautiful trails.

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Recipe of the Day

Crispy Chewy Chocolate Chip Cappuccino Cookies

by Becky Hudgins from Joshua, TX

Coffee flavor enhances the chocolate in these fantastic chocolate chip cookies. No ordinary chocolate chip cookie here. You taste the cappuccino but it’s not overbearing. These are crisp but chewy at the same time. As you take a bite, you get a crunch but the center is nice and chewy. Coffee lovers should give these a try.

Click here for the recipe


A “gowpen” is what you call it when you cup your hands together to create a cup-like hollow space to scoop water.

*Cats purr at the same frequency as a… what? Find the answer in yesterday’s trivia

Readers’ Pet of the Day

“Mac loves to go outside and walk around the campground wearing his harness & leash. He rules all of the dogs no matter how big they are.” —Barrie & Lee Ann Riddoch

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.

Bed sheet suspenders keep your sheets in place! 
We have to admit, we just recently discovered these and wondered how we didn’t know about them sooner – they’re amazing! If you have bed sheets that don’t stay in place, these easy-to-use bed sheet fasteners or “suspenders” keep them in place – no more corners that won’t stay down! Learn more or order for a great price.

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Neal Davis (@guest_260114)
1 month ago

Thank you, Emily and Diane!

Bill Byerly (@guest_260137)
1 month ago
Reply to  Neal Davis

Repeat what Neal said!

Diane McGovern
1 month ago
Reply to  Bill Byerly

Thank you, Bill and Neal. You two are among the most consistently positive commenters here. When I see your names as I’m moderating these all day/evening long, while I’m working on my couple of other projects🤣, I am never concerned about what you’re going to say, like I am when I see comments from some others. (Yep, some names make me cringe.🤨 [No, not you, Cancel. You’ve been pretty well-behaved lately.]) So, I really appreciate both of you! Have a good night.🤗 –Diane

Thomas D (@guest_260090)
1 month ago

Under the guidance of our government, incandescent bulbs are not being made. Only special ones. As of just July it was and is illegal to sell incandescent bulbs. menards was litterly giving them away. 4/.50 cents. Just yesterday I was in a farm supply store and saw brood heaters. A bulb holder if you will. Farmers woukd put them over chicks to warm them. How is that going to work when only leds are available. ( noheat,just light. And you’ve seen traffic light full of snow that hasn’t melted , obstruting the traffic lights if you live in cold climates

Mary Hazel (@guest_260096)
1 month ago
Reply to  Thomas D

I buy the red chick heating bulbs all the time at local farm supply. One in my (insulated) shed during winter and one in a cold bathroom at my cabin during winter. No problems with supply. I’m thinking they aren’t covered by new rules? Otherwise I use LEDs and very happy with them

Bill (@guest_260102)
1 month ago
Reply to  Thomas D

I think things will probably work out.

Diane McGovern
1 month ago
Reply to  Thomas D

Hi, Thomas, and others. I just looked up incandescent light bulbs online and see them for sale on Amazon, at Lowe’s and Safeway (didn’t look any further). However, on the package at Safeway I see in the fine print: “incandescent modified spectrum replacement.” I don’t know if that means they’ll still give off heat but maybe just not as much? I haven’t tried them myself. But thank you for the enlightening😉 comments. Have a great day. 😀 –Diane at

KellyR (@guest_260146)
1 month ago
Reply to  Thomas D

ACE Hardware, was doing the same in getting rid of those bulbs, and I bought a bunch. There are still smaller fancy incandescent bulbs though. We also put them over hog pens as well.

Kathy Niemeyer (@guest_260065)
1 month ago

In April 2022, the U.S. Department of Energy, under the Biden administration, announced the phaseout of energy-wasting lightbulbs, banning the manufacture and sales of common incandescent lightbulbs starting on Aug. 1, 2023.

KellyR (@guest_260145)
1 month ago
Reply to  Kathy Niemeyer

I believe the phase out strategy started before the Biden administration. I recall this being in the works for quite some time.

David N (@guest_260058)
1 month ago

I use a Reptile heating pad
6” x 12”. They attach to the side of the tank and the temp of the pad keeps the tanks above freezing temp.

cate (@guest_263143)
9 days ago
Reply to  David N

we have a black heat light for our tortoise. we are humans and we will always find a way to work it out!

Larry (@guest_260056)
1 month ago

Instead of incandescent bulbs I bought an electric heater with a “keep from freezing” setting for 45° F and put it in our RV basement. With the built in fan and oscillation it has prevented freezing pipes.

Bob P (@guest_260134)
1 month ago
Reply to  Larry

I go to Florida

Charlie Sullivan (@guest_260211)
1 month ago
Reply to  Bob P

I live in California. Never have to ‘winterize’ the RV.

Dee (@guest_260048)
1 month ago

As to the article about keeping your storage bays warm, you cannot buy incandescent bulbs anymore. Stores had to pull them off the shelves a few weeks ago.

Bob M (@guest_260123)
1 month ago
Reply to  Dee

How about Christmas light bulbs. I could swear they’re selling them in stores.

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