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Tip of the Day
Be super-careful with gas can usage
By Greg Illes
Gas cans aren’t dangerous, but gasoline certainly is. It burns with furious heat, runs all over the place when spilled, and can explode under some circumstances. It can be touched off with even a small static electricity spark. Despite the dangers, many people elect to carry gas cans (with gas in them) for various reasons – generator gas, spare gas, ATV gas, etc.
If you are going to carry gasoline in containers, there are some safety precautions that will help you avoid some of the most common accidents involving gasoline. Learn more.
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RV Electricity – This week’s J.A.M. (Just Ask Mike) Session:
Are power strips dangerous? A reader questions if power strips are safe, after one melted when an electric griddle was plugged into it.
A simple explanation of installing and using RV LED bulbs
This is likely the best video we’ve come across that explains the differences between LED and the standard incandescent bulbs that come with most RVs. So many videos like this are complicated and hard to understand. This one is easy to follow.
If you could go back in time to the day you bought your RV, would you wait and buy another RV or keep the one you bought?
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Neat! Monocular telescope connects to phone
This is one of the neatest gadgets we’ve seen! This waterproof monocular telescope connects right to your phone so you can take photos of that bird waaaaaaay over there. You can now photograph anything up to 12x closer than before. Great for birdwatching, concerts or sports events. We already bought one! Learn more or order.
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Worried about counter drop leaf dropping?
If you’re worried your counter extension drop leaf may “drop” at the wrong time, get a short-length shower curtain rod and use it for extra support. Simply put one end of the rod on the floor under the leaf and rack out the rod until it firmly supports the leaf – coming up “underneath the leaf.”
Run your RV air conditioner with only 20 amps. It’s true!
Random RV Thought
Before you leave on an RV trip, consider all the stories you’ll create. During your trip, and when it’s over, you’ll become a storyteller. Think of all the fascinating ones you’ll bring home with you.
Website of the day
Tour these ancient ruins in America you never knew existed
Ancient peoples built cities in this country long before Christopher Columbus set foot here. Some ancient sites are familiar, but here are five you may not have heard of — including some dating back thousands of years. Fascinating!
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Keep your pets safe in an emergency
Do you worry about what would happen to your pets if you had an emergency and couldn’t get home to them? This Pet Alert sticker, wallet card, and keychain set is a necessity for all pet owners. The kit allows first responders to know that you have pets at home. On the sticker, check off how many cats and dogs you have and stick it on your car or RV window. Also included is a keychain and wallet cards, in case you are hurt and unable to tell responders where your pets are. Keep your pets protected and buy this life-saving kit here.
Reno, Nevada, is farther west than Los Angeles.
Readers’ Pet of the Day
“Gabby is almost 14 years old and sleeps a lot but on any given day will have some spunk to go for a walk. What she does that just melts me is to put her head on my lap and just look at me with her brown eyes waiting for an ear rub. If mom is away she will sit on the driveway waiting for her, it does not matter if it’s raining, snowing, hot, cold or dinner time – she will not come in until mom comes home.” — Joseph
Update from editor: We are very sorry to report that Gabby died last week.
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.
Leave here with a laugh
My wife and I just had a daughter. We named her JuneJulyAugust. We call her Summer for short.
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