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Tip of the Day
RV Education 101: Do this when replacing an LP gas cylinder
With Mark Polk
RV EDUCATION 101®
When you change out an LP gas cylinder, there is a possibility air will get in the LP gas lines. A good habit to get into is to light the range burners after you replace a gas cylinder. This helps evacuate any air from the system, making it easier to light the other LP gas appliances.
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Some folks are handy, and some others – maybe not so much. Veteran RVer Greg Illes is the handy type. On his RV, there are so many things that need fixing, or just routine maintenance, you’d think that he’d get tired of working on it. Sometimes he needs a break, but in general, he loves working on his beast. Do you consider yourself a handy or non-handy person? Feel free to comment under his article.
Yesterday’s featured article: RV through the parks that built America
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• NATIONAL TRAFFIC AND ROAD CLOSURE INFORMATION.
• ROAD AND TRAFFIC CONDITIONS ACROSS THE NATION.
• WEATHER ALERTS FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE.
• CURRENT WILDFIRE REPORT.
• LATEST RV RECALLS.
• DIRECTORY OF RV PARKS WITH STORM SHELTERS.
Did you buy a lemon RV? Here’s more about RV lemons and lawyers who will represent you if you need help.
Camping with the Corps of Engineers
Many RVers consider Corps of Engineers campgrounds to be the best in the country. This guide is just for RVers — boat-in and tent-only sites are not included. Of all the public lands, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has some of the best parks and campgrounds available. In fact, it’s the largest federal provider of outdoor recreation in the nation. Learn more or order.
Possible solution for a noisy bathroom fan
Bathroom fan so noisy it drives you nuts? Look for a replacement fan with a 12-volt high capacity computer cooling fan. You may need to modify the mounting a bit to make it stay in the same place, but a little creativity can bring a “silent night.”
Random RV Thought
RV sales and rentals are booming. It promises to be a busy summer with travelers of all kinds figuring the safest way to get out is with an RV. That may mean crowded campgrounds. So be sure to make your reservations as far ahead as possible to help ensure you don’t get stuck “camping” in a Walmart parking lot (unless that’s your thing).
Website of the day
Camping and caravanning in Canada: Start your engines!
Time to take your RV out of its winter storage and head for new adventures (well, when we can). Canada’s network of national parks offers must-see destinations for road and outdoors enthusiasts. Parks Canada has highlighted some of its best RV destinations.
Not enough power to run your air conditioner? Think again!
When the summer heat arrives and your 110 power is from a small portable generator or a 20-amp household hookup you’re out of luck running an air conditioner. That is, unless you have a SoftStartRV. It’s inexpensive, simple to install, and makes running your A/C possible when you never could before. Learn more and watch the short video by RV electricity expert Mike Sokol.
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Canada has more lakes than anywhere in the world. In fact, 9% of the country is covered in fresh water.
*How big is Mars’ largest canyon, and what would it look like if it were on Earth? We showed you in yesterday’s trivia section.
Directory of RV parks with storm shelters
Where do you camp when a tornado is headed your direction? Hopefully in a park with a storm shelter. Here’s RVtravel.com’s ever-expanding directory of such places.
Earn money renting out your garage, RV pad or other unused space on your property! Neighbor.com is like the Airbnb of storage. This is easy money if you have extra space you’re willing to rent to others. Learn more.
Readers’ Pet of the Day
“This is Mutton, a 13-year-old rescue dog and Frank our rescue cat. Mutton brings happiness to us every day. She loves walking, treats, and anything human. Other dogs, not her favorite. She is also a Trained Service Dog for my husband, helping with hearing, diabetes and PTSD. We get a lot of questions and inappropriate comments because she does not resemble what John Q. Public perceives, mostly incorrectly, what a Service Dog is or does. Frank and Mutton are not best friends as the picture implies. They are family but not always nice to each other. They travel and live the RV fulltime life.” — Patti H.
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.
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