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“You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore.” ―
Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is National Fudge Day!
Recent RV recalls
We posted these in last Sunday’s newsletter, but in case you missed them, there were a lot of recalls during the previous week. Here they are again.
• Jayco recalls some RVs. Window glass could fall out.
• Forest River recalls some travel trailers. Safety chains could fail.
• Jayco recalls some 2020-2021 Sprinter motorhomes.
• 350,000 Ford F-150 trucks recalled for faulty brake master cylinder.
• Ford expands F-150, SUV, sedan recall to 2.15 million.
• Thor recalls some Sprinter motorhomes. Wrong info in owner’s manual.
• Keystone RV recalls some Springdale trailers.
Tip of the Day
Customized shelving for your RV cabinets
By Dave Helgeson
How many wardrobe closets, tall overhead cabinets and floor-to-counter storage areas does the average RV really need? Evidently plenty – based on the designs you are likely to see when shopping for a new RV.
I don’t know about you, but when I go RVing I am not taking along piles of dress clothes that need to be hung in a wardrobe, nor am I packing a dozen (foot-plus tall) cereal boxes that need storing in a tall overhead cabinet. Read more.
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“Easy-lube”-ing your RV axle bearings? Take note!
Much has been written about the wisdom of pulling your trailer wheels apart every year or two and taking the time to inspect and repack the axle bearings. Oftentimes you’ll hear a response like: “Why waste the time? Just put on a lube system that allows you to pump fresh grease into the system.” Find out why a manual bearing lube job may be well worth the extra work — for more than one important reason.
Yesterday’s featured article: RV Mods: Screen your engine for protection
Would you go RVing in/around Iceland if you had the chance?
Fly on over here and vote.
Don’t use stabilizer jacks for leveling
Don’t try to use trailer stabilizer jacks to bring your rig up into level – most are designed simply to give more stability to the rig once leveled. Using these to try and level a rig can cause damage.
Random RV thought
The quote “Not all who wander are lost,” by J.R.R Tolkien, feels like it must have been written for RVers. We are the ultimate wanderers and, unless the GPS loses service, we are never lost (and, heck, if we are we’re usually okay with it!).
Website of the day
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:
• 42 percent have worried their RV may blow over in a wind storm
• 40 percent will use an RV park’s pool on a hot summer day
Recent poll: Do you believe the worst of the Pandemic is behind us now? Vote here (and read almost 200 comments on the topic).
The very first TV commercial aired on TV on July 1, 1941, during a Brooklyn Dodgers and Philadelphia Phillies game in New York. The simple ad showed a silhouette of the U.S. with a watch face and a voiceover saying, “America runs on Bulova time.” The ad cost $9.
*Yesterday we told you about a contest in Arkansas where you compete by doing what?
A.) Sewing as many buttons on a piece of fabric in a set amount of time
B.) Swimming backward for a distance
C.) Quacking like a duck
See yesterday’s trivia section for the answer.
New 2021 edition Rand McNally Motor Carriers’ Road Atlas is a must-have!
The new edition of the premier guide to off-limit highways for large RVs will soon be published for 2021. Not only does it offer best routes for big rig trucks and RVs, but it lists low bridges and tunnels you should avoid. It should be a must-have for RVers who travel in unfamiliar territory with RVs over about 11 feet tall. Read more.
Readers’ Pet of the Day
“We were visiting White Sands National Monument on a bright sunny April day a couple of years ago and our traveling companion, Maggie, perked right up when we put sunglasses on her.” — Dale and Sandra Watkins
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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Leave here with a laugh
I’ve always enjoyed spending time outside. As a kid, my brother would roll me down hills in old tires we’d find in the junkyard. Those were Goodyears.
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