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“Faith is taking the first step even when you can’t see the whole staircase.” ―
Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is National Kitten Day!
On this day in history: 1890 – Wyoming is admitted as the 44th U.S. state.
Tip of the Day
Stay safe on your RV roof
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Oh, there’s one vacation ruined!
It doesn’t appear any harm came to humans in this travel trailer wipeout (we hope), but the RV surely didn’t fare well. You can’t tell exactly what caused this accident, but the driver obviously didn’t deal well with the situation. Let this be a reminder to you why passengers are not allowed to ride in moving travel trailers. Watch the short video.
Yesterday’s featured article: Is it safe to camp in a desert wash?
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- Avoid the cordless drill blues
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- Internet anywhere – Satellites in the sky… or pie in the sky?
No poll today.
Easy campfire starters
Want fire starters for your campfire? Get a single one of those premanufactured fire logs, cut it up in pieces, and use the pieces for fire starters.
Camco vent insulator keeps you cool…or warm!
Is your RV too hot in the summer? Too cold in the winter? Camco’s vent insulator and skylight cover features a thick layer of foam which helps stop heat transfer, keeping you warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. Installation is easy. The insulator is designed to fit standard 14″x14″ RV vents. Learn more or order here.
thought fun fact
The average RV owner, according to RV Life, is 48 years old, is married, has an annual income of $68,000 and travels in their RV three weeks each year.
Website of the day
Interstate Rest Areas
An excellent guide to rest stops across the U.S. In just a few moments you can use their maps to see how close you are to your next bathroom break – now how’s that for handy?
Clubs and useful organizations
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• Harvest Hosts: Stay free at farms, wineries and other scenic and peaceful locations for free. Save 15% on membership.
• AllStays: The best website for RVers! Your membership will become your RV-bible.
• Overnight RV parking. Directory of more than 14,000 locations where you can stay for free or nearly free with your RV. Modest membership fee.
• Boondockers Welcome. Stay at homes of RVers who welcome you in their driveways, yards, farmland or other space on their private property. Modest membership fee.
• Escapees. Best Club for RVers: All RVers welcome, no matter what type of RV, make or model.
Be like Mike Sokol, use silicone!
Mike says: Never use any kind of petroleum-based products on rubber or plastic components in your RV, such as your trailer connector. That includes products such as Vaseline, WD40 or any other type of spray lubricating oil. Doing so will break down the plastic and/or rubber components causing them to swell up and disintegrate. Use anything silicone-based instead. You can get some of your own here.
IKEA is an acronym that stands for: Ingvar Kamprad Elmtaryd Agunnaryd, which is the founder’s name, the farm where he grew up, and hometown.
*The world’s diet is produced by 75% of just how many plant and animal-based products? You might be surprised… See yesterday’s trivia to find out.
Readers’ Pet of the Day
“Dolly is an almost-3-year-old Maltese Poodle who rescued us in November in Little Rock, Arkansas.” — Karen Grace
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
Does running from my responsibilities count as cardio?
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