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Tip of the Day
Flagpoles: They can be useful or a nuisance
By Greg Illes
Anybody who has been to an Off-Highway-Vehicle (OHV) camp, or to Quartzsite or other big gathering, has seen the tall flagpoles reaching high above some of the RVs. Flagpoles can be useful or a nuisance.
People use flagpoles for a couple of reasons. First, a characteristic pennant, banner or some such object is an easy way to spot your campsite in a vast sea of resident RVs. Second, it can be cool to advertise or display your personal art, be it the U.S. flag, fancy LED lighting or one of the many varieties of streamers. Continue reading for pros and cons of different types of flagpole mounts, and a “dark side” of flying a flag.
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Today’s RV review…
In today’s column, industry insider Tony Barthel reviews the 2021 Winnebago Hike 210RB. As he reports, they’re very well thought through, use a lot of class-leading components and design elements and really answer a need in the small trailer industry. Learn more.
Did you read Tony’s review yesterday of the 2021 Rockwood A213HW A-frame trailer? If you missed it, you can read it here.
For previous RV reviews, click here.
RV lemon law lawyer advises owner of defective motorhome
Take 30-odd minutes to watch this fascinating episode of The RV Show USA syndicated radio program. RV lemon law attorney Rick Dalton helps a couple whose brand-new 2018 Jayco motorhome began falling apart after only two uses, rendering it unusable. The list of defects is almost too long to comprehend. Watch the video.
Yesterday’s featured article: American Kennel Club provides tips for camping with your canine
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Come into the light…
Our favorite electricity guy, Mike Sokol, uses this Caterpillar pocket light for just about everything. He writes, “I bought one of these CAT CY1000 Pocket COB Lights a few months ago and liked it so much that I also picked up one for my dad. I’ve dropped it a bunch of times, and it still keeps working, like any of the other tough-as-nails CAT products.” It easily clips on to your belt, shirt pocket, or anything magnetic, so you can work hands-free. Learn more or order.
Winterizing – more than just RV plumbing
Winterizing the plumbing system is what most people think about, but what about the rest of it? Here are a few more things to think about:
• Have you removed all the freezables from inside the coach?
• Is the inside clean and free of any food debris? Think mice.
• Have you removed or sealed any materials that can be made into nests? Think mice.
• Is the roof and its seals in good condition? Think melting snow in the spring.
• Have you covered your RV? This really helps to protect the RV and extend its life.
Website of the day
A Reddit feed for everyone who wants to “talk shop.” Everything here from RV modifications (and photos), advice, tips, information on buying and selling, to just about everything else RV-related.
Clubs and useful organizations
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• 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.
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.
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*Yesterday we told you a funny fact about George Foreman and his five sons…
Readers’ Pet of the Day
“This is Alwyn. 6-year-old Rottie. He loves traveling with us. Especially exploring new places. This pic is from our December trip to Sedona.” —Lynn Loftis
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
Two guys were out walking their dogs on a hot day when they pass by a pub. The first guy says, “Let’s go in there for a pint.” Second guy says, “They won’t let us in with our dogs.” First guy: “Sure they will, just follow my lead.” He goes up to the door and sure enough the doorman says, “I can’t let you in here with that dog.” He replies, “Oh, I’m blind and this is my seeing eye dog.” The doorman says, “OK then, come on in.” The second guy sees this and does the same thing. He goes up to the door and the doorman says, “You can’t come in here with a dog.” He replies, “I’m blind and this is my seeing eye dog.” The doorman responds, “You have a Chihuahua for a seeing eye dog?” The second guy stops for a second then exclaims, “They gave me a Chihuahua?”
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