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“Fall has always been my favorite season. The time when everything bursts with its last beauty, as if nature had been saving up all year for the grand finale.” —Lauren DeStefano
Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is National LED Light Day!
On this day in history: 1919 – KLM, the flag carrier airline of the Netherlands, is founded. It is the oldest airline still operating under its original name.
Tip of the Day
By Mark Polk
RV EDUCATION 101®
When preparing the RV for storage, I always wash the exterior and thoroughly clean the interior. Make sure all of the awning fabrics are clean and dry before stowing the awnings.
This is a good time to inspect all of the roof seams, body seams and window sealants for any cracks or openings that could allow water to penetrate the surface. Water can get in the smallest openings, so it’s important you closely inspect all of the sealants. Consult your RV owner’s manual or RV dealer for sealants compatible with any surfaces you are resealing.
ONLINE TRAINING COURSES BY MARK POLK
• Winterizing & Storing Your RV
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Refrigerator failure: Replace or repair?
“While visiting Jackson, Mississippi, I noticed things were not as cold in my RV refrigerator or freezer. After an Internet search, I learned about high temperature switches installed on Norcold refrigerators. Apparently some Norcold models had a bad habit of bursting into flames, and this recall box shuts the refrigerator off when the boiler gets too hot. According to many web articles, the switch has been known to trip when there is no overheating. There is a hack for that, which could save the expense of a service call.” Read the rest of this informative (and entertaining) article by Tammy Williams.
Yesterday’s featured article: Got a lemon RV? Help is available (sometimes)
Are you consuming more alcohol since the pandemic began?
Take a sip, then respond here.
• NATIONAL TRAFFIC AND ROAD CLOSURE INFORMATION.
• ROAD AND TRAFFIC CONDITIONS ACROSS THE NATION.
• 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.
Wireless thermometer to monitor plumbing pipe temps
I use the wireless thermometer to monitor how cold my rig gets around the RV’s critical plumbing areas. This way I know if I need to take action to prevent a freeze-up in my pipes. Thanks to Ray Burr at Love Your RV!
Device keeps fresh water tank clean
Tony Barthel writes: “The RV Inline Sanitizer is the simplest of solutions. It’s essentially a reservoir in which you put bleach and then use a source hose and a delivery hose to fill your fresh water tank. The sanitizer effectively adds the bleach as you fill the tank. It is truly that simple.” Read more about this nifty device here.
Website of the day
Now I Know
Now I Know is a fantastic newsletter by Dan Lewis. Sign up, and you’ll receive a fascinating fun fact (or story) delivered to your inbox every day. Keep that brain growin’!
SWELL CONTEST OF THE DAY
There was an error with the secret phrase. We apologize for the confusion and will re-run this contest next week.
How would you like to win this Fire-resistant document bag? Well, this might be your lucky day! In one of this past week’s Beginner’s Guide to RVing Newsletters, we published a secret phrase. Simply email the phrase to us at RVcontests@gmail.com . We’ll select a winner at random out of all entries we receive today (October 7, 2020) by 11 a.m. Pacific time. Remember, you can only enter once and after we notify you by email that you won, you have 24 hours to respond or we’ll give the prize to someone else.
LAST WEEK’S WINNER of the Happy Camper Coffee Mug was Herb Lagoski of Overland Park, Kansas. The week before, the winner of the No∼Shock∼Zone RV Electrical Safety book by Mike Sokol was Joseph Yergin of Toccoa, Georgia.
Popular articles you may have missed at RVtravel.com
The cast of the TV show “Friends” still earns about $20 million dollars each year. The cast still receives a percentage of the revenue from the show (2 percent) from reruns airing all around the world. The much-loved TV show still pulls in about $1 billion dollars each year, leaving each cast member to earn about $20 million. Wow!
*For 100 years maps have shown an island that doesn’t exist. Read how this can be in yesterday’s trivia.
If campgrounds are full, stay free in peace
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Readers’ Pet of the Day
“Gator at the Beach” —Gene Savage
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.
Leave here with a laugh
Check out these hilarious photos of “creative camping” … er, perhaps it should be called “failed camping…” Thanks to George Bliss for sending this to us!
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