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“In the end you can’t always choose what to keep. You can only choose how you let it go.” ―
Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is National Cheese Lover’s Day!
On this day in history: 1929 – The first full-length talking motion picture filmed outdoors, In Old Arizona, is released.
Tip of the Day
Create a cozy “entryway” by transforming your RV’s dash
By Kate Doherty
Do you have that special picture or piece of art that doesn’t seem to fit anywhere in your RV, but you want it anyway? What if you transformed your dashboard into an inviting entryway? That’s what I did.
I chose not to part with an original art piece after selling our house. It was the perfect size for the front against the backdrop of the windshield, but too large to sit on a stand. Letting the picture lean against the curtains wouldn’t work. Then the idea struck: Why not turn our dash area into an entryway? Continue reading.
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In today’s column, industry insider Tony Barthel reviews the new 2021 Keystone Cougar 26RBS Travel Trailer. He writes, “[T]his RV does have a lot of features that make it a solid choice as a couple’s camper.” See what those features are here.
Did you read Tony’s review yesterday of the 2021 Winnebago Revel 44E Class B? 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, Jan. 20, 2021. 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.
Last week three readers claimed their $25 gift card: Dale D. of Omro, Wisconsin, Kimberly R. of Gilbertsville, Pennsylvania, and Larry B. of Oswego, New York.
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.
Fire department trains for RV emergencies
This video from a fire department training exercise in Genesee County, Michigan, is interesting because it raises a point that most RVers never think of: How emergency medical or other personnel would act if summoned to an RV when their help was urgently needed. Watch the video.
Yesterday’s featured article: Look up – There could be a missile up there!
Roof vent not doing its job? Here’s a solution…
If you smell your toilet when driving your motorhome down the road, it’s because the odor is being drawn into the RV and not outside via the roof vent. The solution is to get an inexpensive 360 Siphon Roof Vent. It works for all RVs even when the RV is not moving, like in a campground. Keep the stink away.
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• CURRENT WILDFIRE REPORT
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• 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 easier ways to install RV tire covers
Tired of fussing with his Camco tire covers, Alan F. got a chunk of 1/4″ lumber, three feet long and an inch wide. At the end of this stick he put a piece of Velcro that will stick to the Velcro on the tire cover. Now he kneels on a carpet scrap, sticks the “push stick” to the tire cover strap, and guides it easily around the back side of the tire to where he can reach it simply from the other side. No more tire hugging! Thanks, Alan!
Some tire covers have elastic bands with a loop at one end that fastens over a ball at the other. I’ve been using my awning pull-down rod to reach back behind the tire, slip the hook of the rod into the loop of elastic and bring it toward me. I can then easily slip the loop over the ball and the cover is secured. Thanks to Tim S.!
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We thought this was a little ridiculous at first, but after thinking about it… this might be brilliant for walking the dog or hiking! Check it out.
Website of the day
It’s a good thing we don’t call this section “Useful website of the day.” We usually try and make these websites useful to you, though. But this one, well, we couldn’t resist. Move your mouse cursor around the screen and a photo of a person pointing to that exact spot appears. It’s best if you just try it to see what we mean…
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This book is a must-have for state park campers!
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Readers’ Pets of the Day
“Our traveling companions and lovable miscreants, Spot and Sam.” —Craig Phillips
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
Today’s work from home tip: Blowing on the wine in your mug will help convince your Zoom meeting that your tea is hot.
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