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8 helpful RV Lifestyle Tips

| Updated Jun 1, 2018

We get lots of ideas and tips sent in by our audience. Some are too short for a full-length report but still useful. We’ve saved all the RV lifestyle tips you have sent us this year and by combining a bunch of them together, we’ve got a great report.

Here are 8 RV lifestyle tips that will make your life on the road and at camp a little easier.

1) Wrap a wet paper towel around a bottle and out it into the freezer. In 15 minutes, it will be almost completely ice cold.

2) Use Doritos as a fire starter. Really. They burn better than crumbled up newspaper.

3) Freeze green grapes to chill a class of white wine down without watering it down.

4) Put a small glass of water in the microwave when you warm up pizza to keep it from getting chewy

5) Save your empty Chapstick containers for an emergency cash stash.  Take our the little plunger push up thing and you can store some rolled up bills in it for an emergency stash you leave in the RV.

6) If your RV has a slide out, use cut a length-long slice of a swimming pool noodle and put that over the sharp edges so you won’t hurt yourself if you accidentally bump into it at camp.

7) Get a small dry erase board and use it to write down the name of the campground, the phone number of the campground, the address, and your campsite spot number. In case you need to call emergency help, this will save you lots of time in talking with the police or emergency dispatchers.

8) Rub an onion on your barbeque grill to keep things from sticking to it.

So there you go. Hope those tips come in handy!


photo of swivel seats on our new Leisure Travel Vans Wonder RV on the 2020 Ford Transit cutaway chassis
Jennifer demonstrates how not both front seats swivel on the our new Leisure Travel Vans Wonder RV on the 2020 Ford Transit cutaway chassis

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Mike Wendland

Published on 2018-06-01

Mike Wendland is a multiple Emmy-award-winning Journalist, Podcaster, YouTuber, and Blogger, who has traveled with his wife, Jennifer, all over North America in an RV, sharing adventures and reviewing RV, Camping, Outdoor, Travel and Tech Gear for the past 12 years. They are leading industry experts in RV living and have written 18 travel books.

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