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Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is National Bagel and Lox Day!
On this day in history: 1942 – Year-round daylight saving time (aka war time) is re-instated in the United States as a wartime measure to help conserve energy resources.
Tip of the Day
Top 5 essential items for every RV trip
By Mark Polk, RV Education 101®
When you go camping there are nice-to-have-items and what I refer to as essential items. Here are my top 5 RV essential items you need when you arrive at your favorite camping destination.
See what Mark’s essential items are here, and see if they compare to the five items you consider essential for your RV travels.
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In today’s column, industry insider Tony Barthel reviews the new Coach House Platinum 220 Motorhome. As he reports, “The ‘don’t like’ things are really minor compared to the ‘do like’ things in this RV, starting with what the company has staked their reputation on, the single-piece fiberglass shell for the camper itself. I can’t stress enough how great it is to not have multiple panels that rattle loose over time.” Learn more.
Did you read Tony’s review yesterday of the 2021 Northwood Arctic Fox 27-5L? 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. 9, 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 one reader claimed their $25 Amazon gift card: Norbert D. of Charlotte, North Carolina.
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 did GMC cancel its futuristic GMC motorhome?
General Motors shocked the world in the 1973 model year with the debut of the beautiful GMC motorhome. The 1973-1978 GMC motorhome was an engineering wonder that was decades ahead in styling and engineering to its closest competition. The recreational vehicle revolutionized the large RV market…. So why did GM cancel it? Watch this video for the answer.
Yesterday’s featured article: Your safety while boondocking – your responsibility
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The carb-lover in your life NEEDS these! Is it possible that an accessory could make you hungry?? Yes.
Where do you mostly RV, east or west of the Mississippi?
He bought an RV with $20,000 worth of damage. Here’s his warning to you…
Do your fridge door gaskets need replacing?
RV refrigerator doors need to seal firmly to keep the cold in. Close a sheet of paper (or a dollar bill) in the door, trapping it between the door and the seal. Now pull the paper out. If it comes out easily, the door gaskets may be dried out. Get replacement seals from the manufacturer — they’re not difficult to replace. Some slide into a groove, others are held with screws, still others glue in place.
Get rid of those decal “ghosts!”
If you use a coin to remove old decals from your RV, you may have an unwelcome guest when the job’s done: Decal “ghosts” – shadowy after-images imprinted in the Filon siding. The solution? A heavy-duty oxidation remover! Pour the remover onto a rough sponge and scrub the Filon in circles. The yellow oxidation will come right up and your RV will look good as new! The remover will also remove stains, scratches and water spots. Learn more or order here.
Website of the day
100 winter casserole recipes
Is there anything better than a casserole in the wintertime? Put on a bib because you’re going to be drooling after looking through these delicious 100 casserole recipes from Taste of Home.
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:
• 26 percent say they don’t mind driving on dirt roads and will drive on them however many miles it takes to find a good place to camp
• 34 percent have moved from their campsite to another because of a bad neighbor
• 72 percent prefer to sleep in a dark room without any light
Eating dark chocolate every day reduces the risk of heart disease by one-third. (We like this piece of trivia! Pass that chocolate, please!)
*What is the fear of Anatidaephobia? There’s no way in a million years you’d guess. Read yesterday’s trivia to find out.
Camco vent insulator keeps you cool…or warm!
Is your RV too hot in the summer? Too cold in the winter? Camco’s vent insulator and skylight cover features a thick layer of foam which helps stop heat transfer, keeping you warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. Installation is easy. The insulator is designed to fit standard 14″x14″ RV vents. Learn more or order here.
Readers’ Pet of the Day
“Our greyhound, Aria, gets excited when we start packing to go camping. She knows what’s up. No sneaking around about it.” —Travis Mathna
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
Reader Bradford Geer sent us this photo and wrote, “OK, Mabel, I’m ready to hook up the travel trailer. Let’s go campin’!!” Ha! Thanks for sending, Bradford.
Have a funny photo? Send it to us here.
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