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RV Daily Tips Newsletter 926

Issue 926 • June 28, 2018

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Moldy fiberglass woes?
To remove mold and mildew, try using a solution of bleach, water, TSP (Tri-Sodium Phosphate) and powdered laundry detergent mixed in the following proportions: Four quarts of fresh water, one quart of bleach, 2/3 cup TSP and 1/3 cup of laundry detergent. Here’s more information from West Marine. 

Pulling trailers in the mountains
If you plan to pull a trailer through mountainous regions, take caution. A gas engine will lose 3 to 4 percent of its available power for every 1,000 feet above sea level. Ford Motor Company recommends a reduction in gross vehicle weights and gross combined weights of 2 percent for every 1,000 feet above sea level to maintain performance. From Mark Polk, RV Education 101.

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Remove ticks easily
from people or pets!
This Tick Twister Remover Set will remove ticks, large and small, without squeezing it, reducing the risk of infection. It does not leave the mouthparts of the tick in the skin. It’s the safest and easiest way to remove ticks and in just a few seconds. Helps prevent Lyme Disease. Keep one of these in your RV. It’s tick season! Learn more or order

Answer to today’s email alert brain teaser. It’s his son.


Add longevity to your vent lids
One clever RVer sprayed his roof vent lids with automotive clear coat. He did it so that dirt and dust wouldn’t stick to the vents, but found that it added nearly a decade of longevity to the lids. You can get the stuff in a spray can, like this from Amazon

Inspector Detector? 
Replaced your detectors lately? Pull your smoke, LP and carbon monoxide detectors down and check their labels. Detectors are “good” before a certain date, and even if they seem to be “working” after the expiry date, don’t risk it — replace them. 

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The Accutire MS-4021B digital tire pressure gauge has an easy-to-read LCD display that provides pressure readings from 5-150 PSI. It’s ergonomically designed with an angled head and a rubber-coated easy-grip handle. If you forget to turn it off, it will do so automatically. The included lithium battery never needs to be recharged or replaced. Used by the RV Travel staffLearn more or order.

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RV Daily Tips Staff
Editor and Publisher: Chuck Woodbury. Managing editor: Diane McGovern. Associate editor: Deanna Tolliver. Staff writer: Emily Woodbury. Contributing writers: Russ De Maris, Bob Difley, Gary Bunzer, Roger Marble, Mike Sokol, J.M. Montigel and Andrew Robinson. Advertising coordinator: Gail Meyring.

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4 years ago

Outdoorsy website is more like outrageousy!

4 years ago

Where is the answer to the riddle to be found? Regards, lyndon

RV Staff
4 years ago
Reply to  lyndonl

Hi, lyndonl — It’s below the tick remover ad and above the More Quick Tips section. Did you answer it correctly? —Diane at

Wolfe Rose
4 years ago

Every newsletter RVT advertises the tick twister for $5. Heres the 2pc set for *30 cents* delivered. Since removing a tick ASAP can prevent Lyme infectIon, get a set for each car, purse, and pack.

2PCS Tick twister Remover Pack x 2 sizes


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