Issue 998 • November 1, 2018
This newsletter is brought to you Monday through Thursday by RVtravel.com and is funded primarily through voluntary subscription contributions from our readers. Thank you!
Do you shop at Amazon? If so, would you use one of the links below to do your shopping? The link in the blue bar above also works. We get a tiny commission on what you buy. Even though our commission is small, at the end of the month it adds up, which helps fund this newsletter and our projects. Thanks.
If you RV in a high-humidity environment, condensation can be a real pain. Here are a few tricks to try and help you dry up. When cooking on the stove top, try and keep a lid on your pot – less steam escaping. Use the microwave when you can. Run the range hood when cooking, and open roof vents, too. Keep the roof vents cracked a smidge at all times, allowing for escape of humid air. Open a window for a few minutes a couple of times a day to cycle in fresh air. A light layer of kitty litter in pans will also help absorb moisture, although a mechanical dehumidifier will work oh-so-much better.
Squeaky fan belt?
If your rig is old enough to even have such a critter, you may get that occasional obnoxious squeal. First, make sure the component that the belt is driving is adjusted properly. Still squeak? It could be the belt is glazed. Sure you can replace the belt, but if time is a factor and you need to put it off a bit, then put a few dabs of toothpaste along the belt. That abrasion that wears down your tooth enamel may clear the belt glaze and stop the squeak!
Did you miss the latest RV Travel Newsletter? If so, read it here.
JOIN THE DISCUSSION: RV Travel Forums (A place to meet other RVers and discuss topics related to the lifestyle. Come say hi!) New users register here.
Goodbye Holding Tank Odors and Clogs, Hello Convenience!
The best just got better. Now you can get the unsurpassed strength of RV Digest-It Holding Tank Treatment in a convenient, easy to use drop-in pod. RV Digest-It has long been known as the premier all-around tank treatment for those looking for the best in both odor elimination and waste digestion – now you can add convenience to that list. Learn more here.
Today’s brain teaser (answer below): Two cars were involved in an accident in the center of town. The man who was driving a little green car had overtaken a big black car. The driver had misjudged the distance between him and the on-coming traffic and had to swerve back in, causing the black car to swerve and crash into a shop window. When the occupants of the cars were examined everyone in the green car was okay, but in the black car was one dead man. However, the driver of the green car was not charged with manslaughter. Why was this so?
MORE QUICK TIPS
Keep those floor vents clean
“Floor vents are wonderful to disperse the heat but they can ‘collect’ items,” writes Jon Guenther. “We cut metal mesh window screen and placed over the hole and made sure it was large enough for the vent to push it down and still have some screen to trim off once the vent is in place. This keeps items and even dirt from falling into the duct.” Thanks, Jon, for pre-screening your suggestion!
When your motorhome is stored, operate both your main engine and your auxiliary generator under a load for 30 minutes at least monthly. This will circulate oil and pump a fresh supply of gas through carburetors and fuel injectors. Small engine repair shops sell gasoline additives that keep varnish from forming in fuel systems. For long-term storage, use it in recommended amounts. It is somewhat expensive, but wait till you see what fuel system repair costs are if you don’t use the additive. You can buy it here.
Do you have a tip? Send it to Russ (at) rvtravel.com
Free RV Camping at 600+ Wineries & Farms
With a Harvest Hosts membership (just $49/year), you can stay overnight at more than 600 wineries, farms, breweries and other attractions in North America for free! Harvest Hosts offers a unique alternative to traditional campgrounds, where members can meet interesting people, taste great wines, eat fresh produce and stay in peaceful settings. Learn more here.
WEBSITES OF THE DAY
Need something to cheer you up? Visit this website, which calls itself “a magazine for visual addicts,” to find articles such as “29 photos of animals in love that can warm a frozen heart” and “20 oil paintings show us how people with bad eyesight see the world when they take their glasses off.”
PRODUCT OF THE DAY: A cutting board that does, well, everything!
Answer to today’s brain teaser: The black car was a hearse and was on its way to a funeral.
LEAVE HERE WITH A LAUGH
There was a man who entered a local paper’s pun contest. He sent in ten different puns, in the hope that at least one of the puns would win. Unfortunately, no pun in ten did.
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.
ADVERTISE on RVtravel.com and/or in this newsletter. Contact Gail Meyring at Gail(at)RVtravel.com .
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 RVtravel.com or this newsletter.
Mail us at 9792 Edmonds Way, #265, Edmonds, WA 98020.
This newsletter is copyright 2018 by RVtravel.com