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Tip of the Day
This is the one thing RVers MUST do outdoors
By Gail Marsh
A recent study showed that only 14 percent of men regularly do it, while 30 percent of women do. Midwesterners do it less than people living in other parts of our country even though doing it may save your life! Or at the very least, keep you looking younger longer…
Do I have your attention? Good. Find out what I’m talking about here.
Yesterday’s tip of the day: Tips to clean a gunky gray water tank. Yes, yours is gunky too
In today’s column, industry insider Tony Barthel reviews the new Prime Time Crusader 395BHL Fifth Wheel. How does this fifth wheel compare to others with a similar layout? See what makes it different in today’s review.
Did you read Tony’s review yesterday of the Glampervan Class B RV? If you missed it, you can read it here.
For previous RV reviews, click here.
Father’s Day Gift Ideas for a special “Dad” in your life.
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 time today, June 8, 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: Carl Jones of Tacoma, Washington.
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.
“Hike” Arizona state parks without leaving your RV
Imagine hiking an Arizona state park trail or visiting your campsite before you head out, giving you the chance to perfectly plan your hike or view your campsite. Arizona State Parks and Trails partnered with Google earlier this year to make that happen. Learn more.
Yesterday’s featured article: Are RVers eco-pigs or eco-conscious?
Do you own an ATV or other off-road vehicle?
Zoom zoom! Tell us here.
Think you can find the perfect RV? Hint: You can’t.
Read about how Gail Marsh and her husband changed their perspective to make their RV nearly perfect.
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Dry out the fridge!
Pop open that refrigerator door and what do you see? Mold and mildew? Yeeuckk! If you have allergies to the stuff, then it’s even worse. But mold and mildew is not RV refrigerator “standard equipment” – you can avoid it. Just make sure you wipe down your fridge when you shut it down after use. Using a kitchen wipe like Lysol or Clorox will help eliminate some of the “starting medium” for unwanted growths. Be sure to prop the fridge door open until it’s dry-dry-dry. Or, keep it open at all times when not in use. Some manufacturers provide a slide latch, or even an accessory card to hold them open. Yours didn’t? Slide a folded hand towel into the open door and gently close the door until it catches on the towel.
Website of the day
12 Most Beautiful Lakes in the United States
These jaw-droppingly beautiful lakes need to be on your must-visit list! How many of them have you been to?
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 do not drink alcoholic beverages
• 40 percent believe noon is the fairest checkout time at an RV park.
• 30 percent of full-timers who sold their sticks-and-bricks home say they miss it
Recipe of the Day
The Smack My @$$ and Call Me Sally Burger!
by Melissa Baldan from San Diego, CA
Want a burger with a kick of spice? Look no further than these burgers. They’re juicy, cheesy, and smoky from the BBQ sauce and bacon. Buffalo sauce gives the meat a unique taste. No extra condiments are needed for this burger. It’s perfect with Melissa’s suggestions. Make sure to have napkins handy because things will get messy.
Yes, we want this burger! Get the recipe.
SEE YESTERDAY’S YUMMY RECIPE: Baja Style Fish Tacos
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We’re only laughing so hard at this because it’s true…
Two-thirds of the entire world’s population has never seen snow in person before.
*If you were to take all the salt out of the ocean and spread it across the Earth’s surface, how thick would it be?
B.) 60 ft
C.) 500 ft
Find the answer in yesterday’s trivia.
Help stop snoring. Improve sleep!
Is your partner’s snoring keeping you awake? Instaclear Extra-Strength Nasal Strips can help. They reduce snoring, improve sleep quality, and provide instant relief from nasal congestion by gently opening nasal passages. Highly rated and inexpensive. Learn more or order.
Readers’ Pet of the Day
“Toby is a two-and-a-half-year-old Persian. He loves to look at birds and squirrels as we travel. He is an extremely loving little travel companion.” —Bob and Janie West
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. No blurry photos, please! Please do not submit your photo more than once. Thanks!
Sewer fitting grip help! Gadget to the rescue!
If you find the bayonet mounts for your sewer hose connections are getting a bit hard to twist off and on (hate to say it, but it sometimes comes with age), here’s a tool that might help. An adjustable oil filter wrench, made to get a grip around automotive oil filters, can also provide a handy grip and plenty of leverage on the bayonet fitting of your sewer hose, and the termination cap as well. Here’s one we recommend.
Leave here with a laugh
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A grave mistake!
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