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“Life was meant to be lived, and curiosity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.” ―
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On this day in history: 1895 – Wilhelm Röntgen publishes a paper detailing his discovery of a new type of radiation, which later will be known as X-rays. The achievement earned Röntgen the first Nobel Prize in Physics in 1901.
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Tip of the Day
Dirty RV? Forget cleaning supplies – all you need is this popular kitchen item
As an RVer, storage is limited. This tip will help you free up storage space by eliminating the need for several cleaning products … and all you need is a popular kitchen item! To keep your RV looking new and smelling great try these easy cleaning tips … with a lemon! See how to easily clean your microwave, sink, fridge, cutting boards, mirrors, glass and stove. These tips are the zest! Read them here.
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In today’s column, industry insider Tony Barthel reviews the new Keystone Bullet 265RBI Travel Trailer. As he reports, “If an island kitchen is something of import to you or you just like a big, spacious travel trailer, the Keystone Bullet 265RBI might just be worth looking into.” Learn more.
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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. 28, 2020. If it’s yours you’ll win a $25 Amazon gift certificate.
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RVelectricity: This week’s J.A.M. (Just Ask Mike) Session
Why surge protectors and GFCI outlets don’t mix
I keep getting emails like the one below from readers about their RV tripping a GFCI outlet at their home when they plug shore power into it.
I just need to charge the batteries and run the refrigerator when my RV is parked next to my house, but when I plug it into the GFCI outlet in the garage it keeps tripping. I have surge protectors in the RV, so that should protect it, right? How can that be happening when I’m using hardly any power at all? —John Q Public
Read Mike’s explanation here.
Drive with your hazard flashers on?
When and when not to use your hazard lights? Is it legal or not to drive with them flashing? It all depends on what state you’re in. Find out what you need to know in this informative article from Russ and Tiña De Maris.
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Is your RV in storage? Save some money on insurance
If your RV is stored on private property for the winter, here is a tip for you. You may be able to save money by canceling the liability, collision, medical and uninsured portions of the RV’s insurance policy until you head back on the road (provided your insurance carrier allows this practice). But keep the comprehensive coverage active. If you allow this coverage to lapse and your rig is financed, your lending institution will likely send you a nasty note and then tack on its own expensive coverage to your monthly payment.
Website of the day
Original Life Magazines
See every old issue of Life Magazine on this website. You do have to purchase the issue to read the full thing, but it’s still a fun site to browse around and see all the old issue covers!
Popular articles you may have missed at RVtravel.com
The neatest RV “safe” we’ve ever seen…
Fear losing your keys? There’s no perfect place to hide your keys in your campsite or RV that thieves can’t find. But HitchSafe may solve that problem. The HitchSafe slides into your hitch receiver and locks. When open it is large enough for not only keys, but also an emergency credit card, cash or driver’s license. Then hide it with an ordinary-looking dust cover. Read more about it here.
From birth to potty training, a baby goes through, on average, 8,000 diaper changes. Wooooow!
Readers’ Pets of the Day
“Tessa Jean, Teddy Bear and Fuzzy Bear (Teddy’s sister) and Roamer love hanging out by the campfire… sometimes they even let us sit in the chairs.” —C. Bonelli
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.
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Publisher: Chuck Woodbury. Editor: Emily Woodbury. Senior editor: Diane McGovern. Social media and special projects director: Jessica Sarvis. Financial affairs director: Gail Meyring. IT wrangler: Kim Christiansen.
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