RV Daily Tips. Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Issue 1592
Welcome to another edition of RV Travel’s Daily Tips newsletter. Here you’ll find helpful 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. Thanks for joining us. We appreciate you. Please tell your friends about us.

Today’s thought

“You can’t go back and make a new start, but you can start right now and make a brand new ending.” ―James R. Sherman

Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is National Teacher Appreciation Day! Thank you, teachers!

On this day in history: 1973 – The 108-story Sears Tower in Chicago is topped out at 1,451 feet as the world’s tallest building.

Tip of the Day

12 ways to support your favorite campground

By Gail Marsh
Do you have a favorite campground? Maybe it’s a state or national park. Or maybe it’s an RV park close to home that your family visits as often as possible. No matter what kind of campground (government-owned, franchised camp, church camp, or privately-owned) you can make a positive difference. You can help ensure that your favorite park will survive to be appreciated years from now. Here are 12 ways you can support your favorite campground.

Do you have a tip? Submit it here.

Yesterday’s tip of the day: Blowing in the wind: 7 truckers’ tips for safe driving

Today’s RV review…

In today’s column, industry insider Tony Barthel reviews the new Coachmen Apex Nano 16T Travel Trailer. As he reports, “I really, really like this little trailer. Despite its small size, the trailer has a good amount of storage so I can store everything I want to take with me.” Learn more.

Did you read Tony’s review yesterday of the 2021 Northwood Desert Fox 27FS Toy Hauler? If you missed it, you can read it here.

For previous RV reviewsclick here.

Is this your RV?

If it’s yours and you can prove it to us (send a photo for comparison), tell us here by 9 p.m. Pacific time today, May 4, 2021. If it’s yours you’ll win a $25 Amazon gift certificate.

If this isn’t your RV, send us a photo of your RV here (if you haven’t already) for a chance to win in future issues.

Last week no readers claimed their $25 Amazon gift card.

We’ll have another photo in tomorrow’s RV Daily Tips Newsletter (sign up to receive an email alert so you don’t miss the issue or those that follow). Some of these photos are submitted by readers while others were taken by our editors and writers on their travels around the USA.

Get your teeth cleaned at the world’s largest truck stop

At Iowa 80 in Walcott, Iowa, you can fill up on gas, get yourself a bite to eat, view some show trucks, see a movie, get your hair cut, get a back and neck adjustment from a chiropractor and, yes, even get your teeth cleaned. Read more about the world’s largest truck stop right here.

Yesterday’s featured article: Winnebago’s amazing flying motorhomes

Reader poll

Is traveling to Alaska with your RV on your bucket list?

Please tell us here.

Quick Tip

Unwanted showers? Tame that slideout drenching!

A new RVer complained that when he pulled in his motorhome slideouts, he got a bath. What happened? Rain had accumulated on the slideout and it came right on in with the slide. Yes, slide-toppers will help prevent some of this, but winds can blow rain in underneath slide-toppers and leave you with the same soaking feeling. If it’s been raining, consider de-leveling your rig, forward or back, to allow gravity to dump some of this collected rain off your slideouts before pulling them in. You may still get a bit of water, but it’s better than a bath!

Website of the day

Cinco de Mayo Recipes and Party Ideas
Cinco de Mayo is tomorrow, so we’re sharing these recipe and party ideas a day early so you have time to prepare. You’re absolutely going to want to make the “margarita guacamole.” YUM!

Oh, this would be sooo perfect for a new RV owner! And it’s customizable – how fun!

And the Survey Says…

We’ve polled RVtravel.com readers more than 1,500 times in recent years. Here are a few things we’ve learned about them:

• 13 percent say they’re a newbie when it comes to electrical knowledge
• 53 percent very rarely or never go on a diet to lose weight
• 20 percent say their RV or car has personalized license plates

Recent poll: How do you feel about RV parks charging more when demand is high, like airlines and hotels do? 

Recipe of the Day

Tri-Color Spinach and Artichoke Mac and Cheese
By Ronna Farley from Rockville, MD
Mac and cheese is one of my favorite comfort foods and I loved the addition of spinach and artichokes to this one-pot recipe. Nice and cheesy, with a hint of spice, I couldn’t stop eating this. So good!

Mac and cheese is the magic word! Get the recipe here.


Mother’s Day is just FIVE days away! Check out our Mother’s Day gift guide to surprise Mom or Grandma – there’s still time! Click here to see many fun gift ideas.


Hey bookworms, there’s a good chance you’ll live longer than those who don’t read! Research from Yale University School of Public Health found a link between reading more books and life expectancy, saying that those who read often live almost two full years longer than those who do not read at all. Happy reading!

*How can you visit the Grand Canyon without visiting the Grand Canyon? Read yesterday’s trivia to find out (it’s fun!).

Readers’ Pet of the Day

“Maggie is my copilot. Even though she hates the drive, she does like to play in the RV with me. We play peek-a-boo.” —Karen Restoule

Send us a photo of your pet with a short description. We publish one each weekday in RV Daily Tips and in our Saturday RV Travel newsletter. No blurry photos, please! Please do not submit your photo more than once. Thanks!

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Leave here with a laugh

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