Issue 970 • September 13, 2018
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Heat pump versus regular furnace
New to RV heat pumps? They work pretty well until temps drop into the 30s. If frost is in the weather forecast, best to use your regular furnace – they usually pump heat to the plumbing system, where the heat pump only warms up the interior of the coach. You don’t want frozen pipes!
Winterizing – more than just RV plumbing
Winterizing the plumbing system is what most people think about, but what about the rest of it?
• Have you removed all the freezables from inside the coach?
• Is the inside clean and free of any food debris? Think mice.
• Have you removed or sealed any materials that can be made into nests? Think mice.
• Is the roof and its seals in good condition? Think melting snow in the spring.
• Have you covered your RV? This really helps to protect the RV and extend its life.
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Protect your RV’s slideout with this rubber seal lubricant
If you don’t take care of your slideout you’re asking for problems including dangerous, costly water damage. This rubber seal lubricant from Thetford prevents fading, cracking and deterioration. It cleans, conditions and shines, keeping seals flexible and protected from sunlight destruction. It is also useful on door seals and window seals. It’s a mineral oil product and also acts as a lubricant. Learn more or order.
Today’s brain teaser (answer below): What English word retains the same pronunciation, even after you take away the last four of its five letters?
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MORE QUICK TIPS
Measure your RV at its full height
Responding to a tip on measuring the height of your RV for safety, Terry Weymouth writes to remind us: “It should go without saying – but often it doesn’t – in the case of 5th wheels and even travel trailers, measure the height when connected to the tow vehicle.” Point well taken, Terry – Thanks!.
Never put hot food in the freezer. That can lead to the growth of harmful bacteria. Always let your food cool down to room temp. This will also allow for the food to have room to properly expand once frozen. —From RV Living Full Time: 100+ Amazing Tips, Secrets, Hacks & Resources to Motorhome Living.
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Make an omelette in seconds!
Tired of making omelettes and dealing with the mess, cleanup, and timely preparation? This microwaveable omelette maker saves the day! This handy gadget makes omelettes in just three easy steps: beat eggs and milk, add ingredients, microwave and eat! It promotes healthy eating by cutting out butter, oil and grease. Buy this breakfast-saver here.
WEBSITES OF THE DAY
Best fall festivals in the U.S.
The Travel Channel has spoken! These are the best fall festivals in the U.S. Start planning!
37 RV hacks
We’re pretty amazed by all the neat stuff on here! Most of these projects are pretty easy too! Read this list to get inspired and start saving space in your RV.
Give gift cards to your favorite stores and restaurants
The holidays are quickly approaching! Did you remember your granddaughter’s birthday next month? You can’t go wrong giving a gift card! Order your gift cards to America’s most popular stores, restaurants, movie theaters and more, here.
Answer to today’s brain teaser: Queue
LEAVE HERE WITH A LAUGH
Q: What do you call a cow with no legs?
A: Ground beef
RV Daily Tips Staff
Editor and Publisher: Chuck Woodbury. Managing editor: Diane McGovern. Staff writer: Emily Woodbury. Contributing writers: Russ De Maris, Bob Difley, Gary Bunzer, Roger Marble, Mike Sokol, Greg Illes, J.M. Montigel and Andrew Robinson. Advertising coordinator: Gail Meyring. Marketing director: Jessica Sarvis.
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