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“I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read on the train.” — Oscar Wilde
Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is National Cheesecake Day!
On this day in history: 1962 – The Trans-Canada Highway, the longest national highway in the world, is officially opened.
New Facebook Group: RVing During the Pandemic. Life has changed. We’ve changed. Let’s discuss how we as RVers are adapting. Learn more or join.
Tip of the Day
Don’t feed the mosquitoes – Protecting yourself from insects
By Greg Illes
Let’s face it – the lovely forests and streams that we all enjoy when we are out-and-about are fantastic havens for all manner of obnoxious bugs. Flies, ticks and mosquitoes are not only at the top of the annoying list, but also the most likely to spread uncomfortable or even serious diseases.
Whether it’s peace or health or both, we all strive to keep those pesky bugs away from ourselves and our loved ones — but it’s not always an easy task. Get some tips here.
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Can you be shocked by camping near high power lines?
Mike Sokol has the answer in this short video. You’ll be surprised at what he says. Hint: If you park your RV beneath some really high power lines it could be electrified to 10,000 volts or so. Sound scary? Watch the two-minute video to see if you should be concerned.
Yesterday’s featured article: Avoiding “mysterious” RV battery deaths
📌 Day Six of our Big Contest
It’s Day Six of our Cavalcade of Prizes Contest, which runs through 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!
ENTER ONCE A DAY!
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Today’s secret phrase: Millie tried to eat the goat soap.
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How good is your singing voice?
Belt it out over here.
Use a fan against mosquitoes
Daniel P. adds new ammunition to the war on mosquitoes. Daniel says he spotted information in a publication that suggests you ditch the DEET and just turn on a fan. Not only does the breeze make it hard for the mosquito to land and start a drilling operation, it also minimizes the concentration of carbon dioxide in your area – a “calling card” for the nasty little insects. Thanks, Daniel!
Website of the day
The best craft brewery in each state
Love beer? This is the list for you! Find the best craft brewery in all 50 states, and start collecting those cool pint glasses. Just remember, you probably have to back up the rig (not to mention drive it too) when you leave, so watch that beer intake!
Important warning! A bad RV door part can lock your loved one(s) inside your RV. Read more about it here.
Temperature gun is ‘essential equipment’ for many RVers!
Just aim this non-contact IR temperature gun to measure the temperature of your refrigerator, tires, A/C and heater output, or, heck, even your oven (and the list goes on). It turns on and begins reading the temperature in Celsius or Fahrenheit with one press of the trigger. A laser light aids in aiming, and can be turned on or off. Many RVers consider this essential equipment. Learn more or order at a huge discount.
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:
• 15 percent do not wear gloves while dumping their holding tank
• 14 percent listen to podcasts often
• 42 percent believe that humans will travel to Mars within the next 20 years
Recent poll: Did you ever go on a blind date?
Malta is the only European country to have never experienced below-freezing temperatures (anything below 32 degrees Fahrenheit). Sounds like we’ve found your next winter destination!
*Where did Mountain Dew soda get its name? It’s probably not what you think. Find out in yesterday’s trivia.
Readers’ Pets of the Day
“Meet RIGBY (male) & RORY (female). Joy beyond explanation. They are always hungry & never miss an opportunity to snatch food. We had bought a half dozen bagels & they were in a paper bag. We ran a quick errand & returned home only to find our bagels were gone as well as the bag! These fur babies shed beyond belief; if I could have attached permanently their hair to my head I could have dreadlocks to the floor. That said, we would not trade them for the world.” — Mac
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.
Mini dehumidifier removes moisture from RV
This mini dehumidifier from Pro Breeze quickly and efficiently removes moisture from the air. It is perfect for use in small areas like RVs. It extracts up to 9 ounces of moisture per day with a large 16-ounce capacity water tank that will automatically shut off when full. Very quiet, too. Learn more or order.
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