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“Dripping water hollows out stone, not through force but through persistence.” ―
Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is National Curried Chicken Day! (How about making a recipe by our own Nanci Dixon, Spicy Chicken Curry Soup?)
On this day in history: 1998 – Nineteen European nations agree to forbid human cloning. (Whew!)
Tip of the Day
Keep your water pressure under control
By Greg Illes
RV water systems are designed for modest water pressure. The typical built-in 12-volt pump produces a maximum of 45 or 55 psi, which is enough for a decent shower. But when you hook up to “city water” there are no guarantees.
I’ve been connected to water supplies as low as 18 psi (wow, does that take a LONG time to fill the fresh tank), and as high as 125 psi, which is enough to damage water system components. It’s always a Russian-roulette game, and it’s one you really don’t want to play. Continue reading.
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In today’s column, industry insider Tony Barthel reviews the new 2021 Northern Lite 8-11 Limited Edition Truck Camper. He writes, “Overall, I’d say Northern Lite has a good product here that’s clearly the result of real people who actually use their products rather than some designer in a studio who’s never been camping. Those real people also have an appreciation for nice woods and useful features….” Learn more.
Did you read Tony’s review yesterday of the 2021 Airstream Interstate 19 Class B? If you missed it, you can read it here.
For previous RV reviews, click here.
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In the past week three readers claimed their $25 Amazon gift card: Frank H. of California, Clint G. of South Dakota, and Mark O. of Plainfield.
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.
Why NOT to travel with your propane tank on
From beneath his coach, certified RV technician and journalist Chris Dougherty shows you how a blown tire could ignite an RV’s propane if the propane tank is still turned on. How do you avoid this happening? Chris has the answer. Watch here.
Yesterday’s featured article: Pros and cons of joining Thousand Trails
Do you look your age?
Think about it (or ask someone nearby) and then tell us here.
Find your brake control rocker switch by touch
Giving a little “tactile hint” to help keep eyes on the roadway, Tom W. writes: “I stuck a small piece of Velcro, hook side up, on my brake control rocker switch. This allows me to find the switch by feel without taking my eyes off the road on downhills and control stages on the Jake.” Thanks, Tom!
Website of the day
Where in the World
This Reddit feed shows you livestreams of people all over the world, most of them on walks or out exploring their town or neighborhood. You’ll get to see places all over the world!
?????? MYSTERY PRODUCT OF THE DAY ??????
Never RV alone… No, really, don’t do that… You’ll see what we mean by looking here.
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:
• 9 percent donate food to a food bank often
• 45 percent wash their bedding once a week or more
• 64 percent have broken at least one bone in their body
The legendary “King of Rock,” Elvis Presley, couldn’t read music. He also never took formal music lessons. He taught himself by ear.
*Which country has the lowest meat consumption per person in the world? Can you guess? Check yesterday’s trivia for the answer.
Readers’ Pets of the Day
“Fur babies wondering where Mom and Dad are.” —Sylvia Elders
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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Leave here with a laugh
Did you miss the laugh in Saturday’s newsletter? It was a hilarious (and disgusting!) scene from the movie “RV”. Check it out.
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