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“Remember this December, that love weighs more than gold.” —Josephine Daskam Bacon
. . . And a Christmas song that will make you smile!
Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is National Pfeffernusse Day!
On this day in history: 1947 – The transistor is first demonstrated at Bell Laboratories.
Tip of the Day
Use wireless thermometers to track important areas of your RV
Once upon a time, long before wireless thermometers, the only reliable temperature measurement was with a hollow glass rod filled with mercury. As awkward and fragile as these devices were, they were the only choice. Even rough-country explorers had to use them (to measure altitude via the boiling point of water).
But today, modern electronics provide not only glass-free thermometers, but remote measurement and display as well. With this technology, you can easily place both the sensor and the display wherever you like. Everything runs on long-life batteries, and installation is as simple as placing batteries in compartments and selecting the display. Continue reading.
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In today’s column, industry insider Tony Barthel reviews the new 2021 Flagstaff E-Pro 20FBS Travel Trailer. Tony writes, “Good things do come in small packages even in the RV world, and those small packages aren’t quite as small as they used to be.” Learn more.
Did you read Tony’s review yesterday of the 2021 Aliner Ascape Plus Travel Trailer? If you missed it, you can read it here.
For previous RV reviews, click here.
Is this your RV?
If it’s yours and you can prove it to us (send a photo for comparison), tell us here by 9 p.m. Pacific Standard time today, Dec. 23, 2020. If it’s yours you’ll win a $25 Amazon gift certificate.
If this isn’t your RV, send us a photo of your RV here (if you haven’t already) for a chance to win in future issues.
This past week two people claimed their $25 gift card: Richard G. of Ventura, CA, and Jane F. of Fort Meyers, FL.
We’ll have another photo in tomorrow’s RV Daily Tips Newsletter (sign up to receive an email alert so you don’t miss the issue or those that follow). Some of these photos are submitted by readers while others were taken by our editors and writers on their travels around the USA.
Video: Why loading a trailer improperly can lead to danger
In this fascinating 30-second video you’ll see why weight distribution on a trailer matters so much. Watch the short video. (You won’t forget it.)
Yesterday’s featured article: RV electricity expert Mike Sokol interviewed on radio program
Strengthen your hands, fingers and forearms
Here’s a great, easy way to build up the strength in your hands, fingers or forearms. Perfect for RVers. If you suffer from arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis or tennis elbow this is for you. It’s also great for simply building up the strength of your grip. This is a best-seller and costs about $8. Learn more or order.
Wine drinkers: Do you usually opt for white or red wine?
Take a sip, then tell us 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.
Two tips on heater floor registers
Most RV heater floor registers are a plain plastic louvered style. They’re fine for a while, but often break if stepped on the wrong way. There’s an easy fix: Remove one and take it to your favorite home center. They’ll be able to match up new ones for you, even if they have to order a special size. SAFETY NOTE: The floor registers in your RV didn’t come with closable registers for a reason. If the airflow is restricted too much, it can cause the furnace to overheat and fail. It is recommended to purchase only registers that do not close, or to remove the closing mechanism prior to installation.
The cutest salt and pepper shakers!
You can’t deny how cute this is – it would be perfect on any RV dinette! This vintage gas station filling pump salt and paper set is so unique! This would make a great gift for anyone who loves classic cars or Route 66! We want one! Check it out here.
Website of the day
Visit the USA: Trip ideas
Consult this website before you plan any trip. Really, it’ll practically make all the hard decisions for you.
Popular articles you may have missed at RVtravel.com
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Hey, use 50% less toilet paper and make your butt happy. It’s HappyPo to the rescue! And it costs less than $20!
If Earth’s entire history were condensed into 24 hours, here’s what it would look like (and it should make you feel very small): Life would’ve appeared around 4 a.m. Next, a good while later, land plants appear at 10:24 p.m. Dinosaurs would’ve gone extinct at 11:41 p.m., and human history would begin at 11:58:43 p.m.
*Can you guess the most popular type of Campbell’s soup? If you want the answer, look in yesterday’s trivia.
Readers’ Pet of the Day
“My little Ruby dog goes everywhere with us and has seen many National & State Parks! She loves to adventure and enjoys long walks around the parks.” —Ted Martin
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
You’ve got to watch this video from an Instagram-famous dog. We’re laughing so hard!! Click here to watch (and make sure your volume is turned up!).
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