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“Live, travel, adventure, bless, and don’t be sorry.” — Jack Kerouac
Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is National Talk In An Elevator Day! (But be sure to wear a mask.)
On this day in history: 1498 – On his third voyage to the Western Hemisphere, Christopher Columbus becomes the first European to discover the island of Trinidad.
Tip of the Day
Try out a propane campfire when burning wood just won’t do
By Greg Illes
Let’s face it — a wood campfire is the ultimate outdoor experience in so many ways. The dancing flames, flickering light and smoky aroma all bring out the caveman in us. We feel soothed, safe, warmed and Zen’d all at the same time.
But what about those times and places where burning a pile of wood isn’t going to work so well? Read more.
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Fish throughout the USA without a license
Until a national fishing license is available, it will continue to be inconvenient for RV anglers to fish legally when traveling around the country. A separate license is required for each state, and it’s often difficult finding where to buy one. Here is a suggestion of where you can fish legally without a license.
Yesterday’s featured article: Can you be shocked by camping near high power lines?
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📌 Day Seven of our Big Contest
It’s Day Seven 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!
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Today’s secret phrase: Bill’s boots were oddly familiar
Have you been to Europe in the last ten years?
Fly on over and tell us here.
Best way to work under a vehicle
Changing a tire or working under the rig on hot pavement or dirt? Use a yoga mat to protect you. It is covered foam and rolls up into a nice lightweight bundle. Thanks to Pat Gerard!
Secrets of RVing on Social Security
Author Jerry Minchey explains how you can travel around the country and live the fascinating RV lifestyle for far less than it costs to live in a sticks-and-bricks home. Among other things, he shows you step-by-step how to enjoy the RVing lifestyle on just your Social Security income. Learn more or order.
Join editor Chuck Woodbury on The Daily Driver podcast and hear what he thinks about the state of RVing. Click here.
Website of the day
This website lists every child currently missing. We suggest taking the time to quickly look through the kids missing in your current state, just so you can keep your eyes peeled. You never know!
Clubs and useful organizations
PLEASE NOTE: We may receive an affiliate commission if you join any of these.
• 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.
The U.S. has more millionaires than Sweden has people.
*What European country has never reached below-freezing temperatures? Yesterday’s trivia told you.
Readers’ Pet of the Day
“Puggie is no longer with us and Peanut is 11 years old. Both were/ are excellent campers. Puggie – hot all the time, and Peanut just the opposite – cold.” — Marvin and CeCe Awtry, Central Oregon
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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