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“We need the possibility of escape as surely as we need hope.” — Edward Abbey
Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is National New Jersey Day! (as in the Garden State)
On this day in history: 1940 – The animated short “A Wild Hare” is released, introducing the character of Bugs Bunny.
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Tip of the Day
How to keep your gray valve open without the stink
By Dave Helgeson
You have settled into a full-hookup campsite, hooked up the water, plugged in the power and connected the sewer hose between the RV and the campsite sewer inlet. Seasoned RVers know you leave the black dump valve closed until you are ready to dump the black tank, but what about the gray valve? Continue reading.
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RV Electricity – This week’s J.A.M. (Just Ask Mike) Session
How many amps should a water heater draw?
I just had this question asked on my RVelectricity Facebook group about water heater amperage. Since so many of you seem to be tripping circuit breakers, this is a good opportunity to go over the basics of current draw from various RV appliances, starting with the formula to calculate amperage draw from known wattage. Learn all about it, in layman’s terms, here.
Keep that RV going straight down the road
There are a lot of RVs that don’t always drive straight down the road – and it’s not always someone else’s rig. If your rig is squirrelly, you don’t have to just live with it. No matter what the cause, there are some remedies available to you. Learn more.
📌 Day Three of our Big Contest
It’s Day Three of our Cavalcade of Prizes Contest, which runs through next Saturday, August 1, with a bunch of great prizes including a fantastic SoftStartRV air conditioner management device. With its advanced technology you can now run your RV’s air conditioner with standard 20-amp household current or a small generator. Other prizes include a half-dozen 360 Siphon roof vent caps, which will expel the stinky odors from your toilet holding tank out your roof to prevent your RV from smelling like an outhouse. And you could win one of five copies of Mike Sokol’s book about RV Electricity, essential knowledge for all RVers. Plus more great prizes!
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Today’s secret phrase: Sad Steven had no money in the bank.
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Lap desk puts your back to rest!
If you use your computer on your lap, read your Kindle on the couch, or have a hard time holding that heavy hard book, you need this lap desk! Staff member Emily uses this when she works and highly recommends it. It has 8 adjustable levels and a stopper to hold objects upright. Great for those with lower back pain or bad posture. Learn more or order.
An easy way to store spices
“Storing spices neatly and easily reachable was difficult in our new motorhome. I missed my rotating spice racks! Decided to devote a drawer to the spices, labeled the tops and was still able to put in alphabetical order! They don’t roll around and I can find the ones I want quickly.” — Nanci Dixon
Website of the day
The best National Park road trips to take all year long
Stay away from the crowded National Parks in the summer, and plan one of these 15 road trips that can be taken at any time of year.
Have you seen the Rolls-Royce of the future? It’s pretty dang cool (to say the least). Check it out here.
Popular articles you may have missed at RVtravel.com
A thing that does all things!
This large silicone pad can be used in your microwave under hot bowls to pick them up, or on top of a dish as a splatter guard, on your table as a hot plate, a drying rack, or even as a jar opener. When it gets messy just toss it in the sink for a wash, or even put it in the dishwasher. About $10 on Amazon makes it a great deal. Talk about a great multi-tasking gadget for your RV (or home) kitchen.
Until 2011, beer was classified as a soft drink in Russia. In fact, anything with less than 10% alcohol was called a soft drink.
Readers’ Pet of the Day
“Meet Angie. She is a rescue with an uncertain pedigree but we suspect she’s part Australian Shepherd. The vet says she is a “GOK” (God only knows). Angie is loving, smart, learns quickly and is sometimes stubborn….but she’s ours.” — Rick and Linda Morrison. Saddlebrooke, AZ
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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