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RV Daily Tips Newsletter 995

Issue 995 • October 29, 2018

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Sizing an RV generator
When looking to purchase a generator, the best way to determine the proper size generator is to add the total amount of wattage you plan to use at the same time and size the generator based on your needs. There are generator sizing charts to assist with this. Tip from Mark Polk, RV Education 101.

Automatic transmission trouble signs
Frequent need to add fluid (could be a leak at seal in gasket, or worse, a malfunction). Fluid smells burnt, is dark brown (change it right away). Late or early shifting, slipping, or unusual noises (get thee to a tranny shop).

Did you miss the latest RV Travel Newsletter? If so, read it here.

Avoid Waste Dumping Disasters
This Halloween, don’t get stuck in a scary situation! Plan ahead and equip your RV with a spare set of waste removal parts. Shop the complete Road & Home™ collection nationwide in the plumbing section of 1,700 Lowe’s stores and online here.

Today’s brain teaser (answer below): I move very slowly at an imperceptible rate; although I may take my time, I am never late. I accompany life, and survive past demise. I am viewed with esteem in many women’s eyes. What am I?


Refrigerator won’t keep cool? Is it the electric element?
If your fridge cools on gas but not on electric, you can likely blame the electric heating element. Got an ohmmeter? Resistance of the element should run 65 to 100 ohms.

Cold weather and batteries
Planning on some winter camping? Bear in mind that the colder the temperature, the more resistant to charge your rig batteries come. It’ll take longer to charge them, and if you run your RV furnace, you’ll be eating up plenty of juice.

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Carefree of Colorado Wireless Control for 12V Awnings
Enjoy full control of your 12V awning from as far away as 50 feet with the Carefree Connects™ Awning App. This 
Bluetooth® enabled system operates via mobile app or remote fob. Functionality includes extension, retraction, LED power and motion sensitivity. Pair with CarefreeMotion™ for maximum peace of mind. Click here for information.


America’s most scenic camping destinations
How many of these 30 beautiful destinations have you been to? It’s never too early to start crossing things off your bucket list. Time to hit the road!

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PRODUCT OF THE DAY: Well, this is by far the neatest umbrella we’ve ever seen!

Answer to today’s brain teaser: Hair

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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. IT wrangler: Kim Christiansen.

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Everything in this newsletter is true to the best of our knowledge. But we occasionally get something wrong. We’re just human! So don’t go spending $10,000 on something we said was good simply because we said so, or fixing something according to what we suggested (check with your own technician first). Maybe we made a mistake. Tips and/or comments in this newsletter are those of the authors and may not reflect the views of or this newsletter.

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Becca Ray
4 years ago

Another answer to Brain Teaser besides hair, is nails (like as in fingernails)?