Friday 3 April 2020
Welcome to another edition of RV Travel’s Daily Tips newsletter. Here you will find useful RV-related and living tips from the pros, travel advice, a handy website of the day, tips on our favorite RVing-related products and, of course, a good laugh. Thank you for joining us. We really appreciate it. Tell your friends about us.
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“Let me tell you this: when you meet a loner, whatever they tell you, it’s not because they enjoy loneliness. It’s because they’ve tried to blend into the world before, and people keep letting them down.” –
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Coronavirus Updates for RVers
Because so much happens, and so fast, we separate our daily coronavirus news updates into its own file.
There is so much interest now about how the virus is affecting our lives as RVers, our staff is spending more time keeping you informed of critical issues that affect how you use and travel with your RV.
Read today’s coronavirus news updates for RVers.
New Facebook Group: How the coronavirus affects RVers. Learn more about park closures, canceled rallies and RV shows – and more. Your input requested.
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RV Life in a Coronavirus World: “Attending a Virtual Church”
We’ve asked RVtravel.com readers to tell us how they adapt to life these days. Here’s Marvin’s story.
Tip of the day
Get a serious grip on RV condensation
By Jim Twamley
Dealing with condensation is a fact of RV life. Moisture is the worst enemy of the RV, so you have to be aggressive in preventing causing damage. Usually condensation will form on the windows of your RV during the night when you sleep. As you breathe, exhale your moisture in the air. When it’s cold outside RVers tend to close all windows and vents, catch moisture vapor in the RV. The moisture in the air makes its way to the windows and forms a condensation of water droplets. Read on.
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RV dirty laundry!
Politicians abhor it because it always comes out. RVers fight with it, because in a tight space, where do you put it? What is it? Dirty laundry! Where to put the dirty laundry until washing day rolls around? Here’s a laundry list of possible solutions. Read more.
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A simple trick to improve your travel photos
Chuck Woodbury shows you a simple technique that will greatly enhance your travel photos, no matter what type of camera. Watch the video.
Fix it in foil! Tasty recipes. Easy clean-up!
Easy prep, good taste, good nutrition, quick cleaning! “Fix It In Foil” contains 51 fantastic recipes to make in foil – plus instructions for cooking in an oven, on an outdoor grill, or on a campfire. Attach it in foil and forget to scrub pots and pans. And, with plenty of replacement suggestions, enjoy a whole new list of recipe options! Great for RVing! More information or orders.
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Simple windshield de-bugger
Bugs that commit suicide are running on your windshield? Get an 8-ounce (or so) container of Rain-X washing liquid additive and add it to your wiper fluid – works great without all that work! There is also Rain-X Bug Remover (not concentrated) that does the work. Driving on the road and collecting bugs? Don’t wait for the next fuel stop – just use the wipers! Thanks for this de-bugging tip go to A. Fisher.
Easy to hang heavy objects in your camper
RV walls are not precisely designed for having screws or nails driven into them. Enter acrylic mounting tape. This is a clear, double-sided tape that is sturdy enough to hang heavy objects and can be easily removed without causing damage to the walls. Get some on Amazon.
Random RV Thought
Buy a few ready meals at Costco or elsewhere and put them in your freezer. They’ll come in handy if you’re too lazy to cook a meal.
Website of the day
Nine genius ways to finally organize pot lids
Flip through these cool ideas that would work great in your RV galley, or in your sticks-and-brick kitchen.
Clubs and useful organisations
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• Harvest Hosts: Stay free on farms, wineries and other scenic and quiet locations for free. Save 15% on membership.
• AllStays: The best website for RVers! Your membership will be your RV Bible.
• Overnight RV parking. Directory of more than 14,000 locations where you can stay for free or almost free with your camper. Modest contribution.
• Boondockers Welcome. Stay in houses of RVers that welcome you into their driveways, yards, farmland or other space on their private property. Modest contribution.
• Escaped. Best Club for RVers: All RVers welcome, no matter what kind of RV, brand or model.
- Camco Water Bandit connects standard water hose with different water sources. Click.
- Camco’s 90-degree snake elbow eliminates stress/tension on RV water intake hose fittings. Click.
- Camco Plastic Water Pressure Regulator prevents damage to RV water hoses and pumps. Click.
We can credit Shakespeare for making up more than 1,700 words that we use today. Some of them are: critical, lonely, gone, suspicious, gloomy and moved. Click here to see a list of more words.
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