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“People were always getting ready for tomorrow. I didn’t believe in that. Tomorrow wasn’t getting ready for them. It didn’t even know they were there.” ―
Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is Elephant Appreciation Day!
On this day in history: 1888 – The first issue of National Geographic Magazine is published.
Oh, and happy first day of fall! If you’re as excited as we are to decorate our RV, check out this adorable fall RV flag.
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Tip of the Day
Happier full-time RV living with your partner
By Ray Burr, loveyourrv.com
Thinking about full-time RVing with your significant other? If not full-timing, how about extended RVing? Anne and I have been together over 16 years and lived full-time in an RV for over nine. Thankfully, we’re very compatible and have grown even closer while RVing. We manage to cohabit in 180 square feet of living space. How do we manage it without killing each other? Ray has some great tips here.
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Don’t use the wrong math comparing full-time to vacation RVing
If you’re pondering whether you should jump into the full-time RV lifestyle, don’t make the mistake that some do. They think about the times they’ve taken the rig out for a vacation trip, then they do some kind of weird math in their heads and say, “Well, that’s what full-time RVing must be like.” Not! Here are some comparisons between vacation and full-time RVing to consider. Read more.
Yesterday’s featured article: Sagging slideout topper – What’s an RVer to do?
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Easily keep pet feeding area clean
Travel with a pet? Michael Hoffman passes along a neat tip: “I use a cheap boot tray in an out-of-the-way spot” to rest food and water bowls in. “It collects all the spills and sloppiness,” he adds. Thanks, Michael!
Website of the day
Fall colors state-by-state
Hard to believe it’s already fall, isn’t it? Here from tripsavvy.com is a state-by-state guide to fall colors. This is handy!
Fire Extinguishing Aerosol, Two-pack
The First Alert Tundra Fire Extinguishing Aerosol Spray is easier to use and discharges 4 times longer than traditional fire extinguishers. With an aerosol nozzle and portable size, it’s suited for the kitchen, car, garage, boat or RV. The formula wipes away with a damp cloth & is biodegradable. Learn more or order.
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:
• 40 percent have never broken a bone in their body
• 49 percent received an allowance as a child
• 12 percent carry at least four credit cards with them at all times
The first time a toilet appeared on TV was in 1957. The popular show “Leave It to Beaver” had a scene where the main characters were keeping a pet alligator in a toilet tank. They ran into a problem, though, when the Standards and Practices department of TV told them they couldn’t show a toilet on screen. They compromised and were allowed to show the toilet tank, as long as the toilet bowl was kept off-camera.
*What’s so special about an armadillo giving birth? We told you yesterday.
Readers’ Pet of the Day
“Our Golden Doodle, “Hooch”, loves to relax on our 3rd floor balcony. He may look calm in this favorite way for him to watch the world go by …. until a UPS truck or FedEx truck goes by. Then, those drivers know that Hooch is on post protecting his street corner!” —Greg Johnson
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.
The best book on RV electricity, hands down!
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