Thursday, March 12, 2020
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Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is National Plant A Flower Day!
Tip of the Day
RVing: Be safe and happy every day with the 3/300 rule
By Greg Illes
Before I bought my RV, I thought I knew a lot about driving around the country. With almost 50 years of driving experience and several cross-the-U.S. trips, I didn’t think I had much left to learn. Wrong!
RVs are different vehicles. Not only do they proceed – shall we say – more sedately, but they coax us all into a more easy-going attitude. At least, that’s the way it’s supposed to work. So my 500-mile-per-day automobile jaunts were not so easy to achieve in my RV. Continue reading.
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Curing the curse of hard water RV plumbing issues
Spending time in the Desert Southwest, with “mineral deposits” in the water supply, can create trouble such as deposits in pipes, fittings chewed up and a whole host of plumbing nightmares. But there is a way that can help you counteract the negative aspects of hard water. Find out how in this article from Russ and Tiña De Maris.
Yesterday’s featured article: Keeping your powder – er, paper – dry
Save time crossing the border
Planning on an RV adventure into Mexico or Canada, but on a tight schedule? Call ahead to the border crossing (or, better yet, check online at U.S. Customs and Border Protection) and check for crossing times. If there’s a long wait, check and see if another nearby crossing has a better offering.
KEYSTONE RECALLS SOME 2020 TRAILERS. Click.
Random RV Thought
Make the kids or grandkids a deal around the campfire: The more mosquitoes they kill for you, the more marshmallows they get later on.
Hide dirty laundry, and save space too!
Sometimes where to put those worn clothes waiting for wash day is the pits. Many hide a basket in the shower stall, but here’s another approach: Hang that dirty laundry out – not for everyone to see, but on the back of a closet door. Zippers on this one make it easy to open when it’s time to disgorge the dirties, and the company includes a couple of different hooks to help you hang it. You can find it on Amazon for a good price.
Website of the day
The best small towns in Nevada you need to visit
Surely you pass through Nevada every now and again, whether to visit Las Vegas or Reno, or just to get a good desert fix. Here are the best small towns in Nevada that you may have overlooked or driven right by in the past.
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:
• 66 percent always wash their RV themselves
• 37 percent of men never dry their hands on their pants after washing them
• 8 percent dream mostly in black and white
Recent poll: Have you ever stayed overnight in your RV in a Cabela’s parking lot? Tell us here.
It’s impossible to hum while plugging your nose.
You just tried, didn’t you?
What does the White House have in the basement?
A) A movie theater
B) A flower shop
C) A billiards hall
We told you yesterday.
Is this airplane on steroids? It sure looks like it… Click here to be amazed.
You won’t “wine” about this!
Well, it’s official. We have a new RV accessory that we’re obsessed with. How cute are these?! This motorhome wine stopper (and this trailer one) belongs in every wine drinker’s RV! It would also make a cute gift.
Leave here with a laugh
I’m not sure I believe all this stuff about genetically modified food being bad for you. I feel fine and I just had a really tasty leg of salmon.
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