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“Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.” — Rabindranath Tagore
Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is National Corn Fritters Day!
On this day in history: 1790 – The District of Columbia is established as the capital of the United States after the signature of the Residence Act.
Tip of the Day
Simple shade cuts temperature inside your RV
One of the easiest ways to stay cool in your RV is to extend your awning. Reflecting the sun away and shading one side of your RV really cuts down on the heat. To make your rig even more enjoyable add a curtain to your awning tube. Find out how here.
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How to easily remove old, ugly decals from your RV
If your RV is getting up there in age, there’s a good chance its decals are not looking so good — faded out, cracked, even peeling. Here’s an easy way to remove them using a blow dryer and WD-40. Easy! Watch the short video.
Yesterday’s featured article: RV park WiFi bad? It may not be the park’s fault!
What size T-shirt do you wear?
Tell us here (and no judgment).
Not-so-messy oil filter removal
Changing your own oil? Oil filter removal can be a real mess. After loosening the filter enough to move it by hand, cover the filter with a one-gallon freezer bag. Oozy oil goes in the bag along with the filter. Sealed up, it’s ready to take to the appropriate disposal/recycle center.
Hang up the heavy stuff!
RV walls aren’t exactly designed for having screws or nails driven into them. Enter acrylic mounting tape. This is a clear, double-sided tape that is sturdy enough to hang heavy objects and can easily be removed without doing damage to the walls. Get some here.
Website of the day
88 weird tourist attractions
If you’re looking for something to do that’s off the beaten path, consult this list. We’ve found some things to add to our list for this summer (especially since many can be done while social distancing!).
SECRET PHRASE: Talk low, talk slow, and don’t talk too much.
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:
• 10 percent buy most of their clothing from thrift and used clothing stores
• 45 percent say they do not get tired of living in such a small space
• 18 percent would consider living in a tiny home (not an RV)
Recent poll: At this very moment, are you in your RV or somewhere else? Tell us here.
Can your A/C beat the heat? Find out in this recently published article.
Swedish meatballs aren’t from Sweden. They originated from a recipe that King Charles XII brought back from Turkey in the early 1800s. (Who’s going to be the one to tell that to IKEA?)
*How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if…. Well, you know the rest. But really… how much wood could he chuck? We told you the number yesterday.
Run your RV air conditioner with only 20 amps. This is a game-changer!
Readers’ Pet of the Day
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
What do you get when you mix beans and onions?
ANSWER: Tear gas.
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Publisher: Chuck Woodbury. Editor: Emily Woodbury. Senior editor: Diane McGovern. Social media director: Jessica Sarvis. Financial affairs director: Gail Meyring. IT wrangler: Kim Christiansen.
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