Issue 929 • July 4, 2018
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Happy Independence Day, America!
Finding cheaper diesel fuel
Some RVers have complained that when traveling east across the country, the fewer listings for diesel fuel there are on apps like GasBuddy. Don’t automatically assume that using a discount card from a big truck stop like Pilot will secure the best price in the area. Many report that Sinclair stations or other independents are much less expensive than the big guys when all is said and done.
Keep out the bad water, pardner
Before filling your rig’s fresh water tank, do what the old cowboys did before leading in the cattle: Take a sip and see what the water tastes like. You can put bad tasting water in your tank easily, but getting that bad taste out is a tough job!
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Leveling board reminders
If you level your rig with boards, it’s critical that the entire tire is supported on the board. If the tire “overhangs” the board, it can damage the tire structure. A 2 x 6 often is big enough, and it’s an easy find at the lumber yard. Redwood is light, but not always easy to find.
Preventing slide-out marks on floors
“We have found that cheap plastic placemats from a Dollar store work well to prevent marks or wear from slides. They are easily stashed on top of the washing machine if you have one.” Thanks to Goldie for sliding this tip our way!
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Camco vent insulator keeps you warm…and cold!
Is your RV too hot in the summer? Too cold in the winter? Camco’s vent insulator and skylight cover features a thick layer of foam which helps stop heat transfer, keeping you warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. Installation is easy: simply push the fitted foam into your skylight, reflective side up. The reflective surface blocks sunlight, preventing it from heating your RV in the hot months. The insulator is designed to fit standard 14″x14″ RV vents. Learn more or order here.
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Warehouse deals on RV parts and Accessories
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LEAVE HERE WITH A LAUGH
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RV Daily Tips Staff
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