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“Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and lying and greed. If people all over the world would do this, it would change the earth.” ―
Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is National Black Cow Day! (That’s a root beer float, or a variation thereof, for those who may not have heard of a “Black Cow.”)
Tip of the Day
RV Education 101: Increase your RV fridge’s efficiency
With Mark Polk
RV EDUCATION 101®
If your RV refrigerator doesn’t have a vent fan, consider installing one. If you are handy, you can install it, or have it installed by your local RV dealer. The heat created behind the refrigerator needs to vent through the roof vent. A vent fan helps move the hot air up and out of the roof vent, increasing your RV refrigerator’s efficiency by as much as 40 percent.
ONLINE TRAINING COURSES BY MARK POLK
• RV Campground Basics E-book Course
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Let National Geographic lead you to 125 wacky attractions
It is not always just the national parks that are remembered at the end of a long family RV trip. Often it is the weird, whimsical or wacky. National Geographic Books has published this fun, take-along paperback that is perfect for a cross-country RV trip, “125 Wacky Roadside Attractions.” Learn more.
Yesterday’s featured article: Full-time RVers: What object(s) could you NOT leave behind?
Speaking of wacky attractions… Did you know you can sleep inside the world’s largest dog? Yup. See it here.
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• 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.
Run your RV air conditioner with only a small portable generator. Yes, it’s true!
Removing an overhead mattress
Need to remove a mattress from your motorhome or truck camper overhead? It can be a tight proposition! Start to roll up the mattress, then bind it around with ratchet-style tie down straps. Cinch them up tight, then pull the mattress out. Or buy your new mattress from an outfit that will deliver and install your new mattress!
Random RV thought
RVing is kind of like speed-dating. You meet a new neighbor at the RV park, invite them inside or over to the campsite for a coffee or a glass of wine, and you see (A) how long you can stand them for, and (B) if you’d like to see them again.
Website of the day
NADA Guides RV pricing
Find prices and values for all RV types. See what your RV might be worth, or see how much the RV you’d like to purchase, or upgrade to, costs.
Popular articles you may have missed at RVtravel.com
WiFi endoscope lets you peep where your eyes won’t go
Ever wondered what the inside of your black water tank looked like? Is that “tank blaster” really doing the job? You can’t just eyeball the inside of the tank – or can you? With a flexible endoscope, you can run a tiny camera down for a “look around,” and get an eyeful of information on your tablet or phone. It’s pretty handy to have in the RV so check it out here (and look at those reviews!).
Beloved children’s book “Where the Wild Things Are” was supposed to be about horses. Maurice Sendak wrote the book in 1963, and claimed the book was inspired by his own childhood. There was one problem though: Sendak, also the illustrator, couldn’t draw horses. Instead, he began drawing the “Wild Things” and changed the premise of the book.
*Yesterday we told you the story of how an 11-year old named the planet Pluto. Read it in yesterday’s issue.
Readers’ Pet of the Day
“This is Mango Bob – waiting out the quarantine with me. He loves to travel with us as we explore the backwoods of America.” — Bill Myers
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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