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“What is now proved was once only imagined.” ―
Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is National Carrot Cake Day!
On this day in history: 1690 – The colony of Massachusetts issues the first paper money in the Americas.
Tip of the Day
Hooking up a refilled LP cylinder? Check this out!
By Russ and Tiña De Maris
If you own an RV and it’s not a motorhome, chances are close to 100 percent that you have portable LP containers that you remove to have filled. Those nifty little containers – properly called cylinders – are great. You don’t have to move the RV out of camp when you run out of LP, just haul them into town for a fill-up. But the hang-up can sometimes come when you go hook those cylinders back up to your rig – sometimes the gas just won’t flow. What’s the problem? Find out here.
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In today’s column, industry insider Tony Barthel reviews the new 2021 Lance 2465 Travel Trailer. As he reports, “Lance bills this as their ultra-light flagship. That says a lot from a company that builds high-end trailers and truck campers to start with. I’ve yet to meet a Lance I didn’t like.” Learn more.
Did you read Tony’s review yesterday of the 2021 Safari Condo Alto F2414 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, Feb. 3, 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 two readers claimed their $25 Amazon gift card: Tina S. of Titusville, PA, and Rodger H. of Prospect Heights, IL.
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.
Don’t make these mistakes at National Parks
With the explosion of RVing over the last decade, National Parks have never been more popular. With all those people getting back to nature, the National Parks are bound to see a few mistakes here and there. Here are some definite DO NOTS when you’re entering our National Park System. Learn more.
Yesterday’s featured article: How to minimize “thermal checking” damage to your RV’s fiberglass
Save money with these reusable silicone bags
Never waste money on plastic bags again! This 4-pack of reusable silicone food bags have an airtight seal and are leak-proof, keeping food fresh for longer. Easily freeze the bags, and even run them through the dishwasher once you’re done using them. This plastic bag alternative won’t harm the environment, and instead provides a solution that you can wash, rinse, and reuse to your heart’s content! Learn more or order.
Do you know your credit score?
Think about it and respond 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.
Extra safety when traveling
Concerned about safety when traveling – and who isn’t? If yes, consider adding a “peephole” viewer on your entry door. Even if your door has a “re-lite” glass in it, you can install the viewer to the side of or below the glass. Here are several types on Amazon.
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Now THIS is one cool sweatshirt! Only problem is… it would always make us hungry!
Website of the day
The best U.S. tourism websites
This blog, Everyday Wanderer, has created a handy list of all the best tourism websites for each region in the U.S.
Here’s a master list of all the websites we’ve listed here. Check it out!
Popular articles you may have missed at RVtravel.com
Medical errors are the 6th leading cause of death in the U.S. Wooooow.
*Every day, your heart creates enough energy to power a truck for ___ miles. We filled in that blank yesterday (and it’s an impressive number!).
Grip to it!
This heavy-duty grip tape sticks to any surface and gives you traction on things like your RV steps, ladder or roof, and at home on your deck or in your basement, or even on your boat. It’s good stuff to keep around. You can find it for a good price (and in multiple size rolls) here.
Readers’ Pet of the Day
“This is Frederick in our camper on a rainy day relaxing.” —Tracy Brassfield
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
A husband and wife got into a terrible argument. Not wanting to be home with her husband, the wife calls her mother and says, “We got into another fight. I’m coming to stay with you for a few days.” The mother responds, “No, darling. He must pay for his mistake! I’m coming to stay with YOU!”
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