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“Luckily, I always travel with a book, just in case I have to wait on line for Santa, or some such inconvenience.” — David Levithan
Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is National Vinyl Record Day!
On this day in history: 1851 – Isaac Singer is granted a patent for his sewing machine.
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Tip of the Day
With Mark Polk
RV EDUCATION 101®
If your RV has the old-style bat-wing antenna, and you use the antenna frequently, I suggest replacing it with an over-the-air (OTA) HDTV antenna. You can use the existing antenna location to do the installation. If you are not comfortable installing the antenna, have it installed by your local RV dealer. The end result is, it can receive VHF/UHF and FM signals, and you can watch HDTV anywhere you go camping for free.
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Luxury motorhome comes with helipad and helicopter!
Now, this is not your everyday motorhome, not by a long shot. You won’t find too many RVs with a retractable helipad — and helicopter to go with it — a roof hot tub, and a smart toilet that can determine if you’re planning to go #1 or #2 so it can adjust its lid accordingly. Read more and take a tour in the short video.
Yesterday’s featured article: The mystery of the melting RV cover
As a child, how much of a role did your grandparents play in your life?
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• NATIONAL TRAFFIC AND ROAD CLOSURE INFORMATION.
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• WEATHER ALERTS FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE.
• CURRENT WILDFIRE REPORT.
• LATEST RV RECALLS.
• DIRECTORY OF RV PARKS WITH STORM SHELTERS.
Did you buy a lemon RV? Here’s more about RV lemons and lawyers who will represent you if you need help.
Another possible cause for sticky tank valves
All hard-to-open-and-close gray and black water tank valves may not be due to sticky valves. Often the cable gets dry or corroded. When the handle is pulled out (the tank valve is open) liberally spray a lubricant on the exposed wire. Run the handle in and out and do this several times. You’ll likely find this makes opening and closing the valves much easier. —Thanks, George B.!
This book is a must-have for state park campers!
This newly published book, “50 States: 500 State Parks,” is a must-have for all state park campers and explorers. The beautiful book takes you on a journey through America’s best state parks. Whether you’re looking for stunning vistas, rare wildlife, a dose of history or an enjoyable hike, state parks offer an array of experiences. Learn more or order.
Website of the day
Tips to surviving summer heat (without an AC)
If you don’t have an AC this handy list of tips is for you. Learn everything you need to know about staying cool in the hot summer months.
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Humans are the only living thing that enjoys eating spicy foods. No other animal will eat anything spicy.
*In the U.S., how many people eat fast food on a daily basis? See the high number in yesterday’s issue.
Readers’ Pet of the Day
“These are Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka litter sisters Niki and Roza.” — Anne and Craig Howlett
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.
Time to cool off!
This compact, battery-powered, highly rated (the highest rated one on Amazon!), low-noise fan is just what you need to stay cool in your RV this summer. The rechargeable battery charges quick with a USB and will keep you cool for up to six hours at a time. Clip it to your table, bedside, driver or passenger seat or by your chair outside to stay cool. Learn more or order.
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