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Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is National Corn on the Cob Day!
On this day in history: 1963 – John F. Kennedy addresses Americans from the Oval Office proposing the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which would revolutionize American society by guaranteeing equal access to public facilities, ending segregation in education, and guaranteeing federal protection for voting rights.
Tip of the Day
Hidden storage in your RV? Yup, here’s where to find it
By Gail Marsh
It’s closer than you think… I’m talking about that extra storage space you’ve been looking for. My husband and I never seem to have enough space for things like extra pillows, blankets, and towels. Recently we needed these extras because our grandkids planned to spend some time with us in our RV. I had three days to find a place to put the extra linens because I didn’t want to be tripping over the pillows, etc., while the kiddos were visiting. So, I began my space search…
See all the spaces Gail found for hidden storage in her RV.
Yesterday’s tip of the day: Ways to keep the cool air IN the RV and the hot air OUT!
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In today’s column, industry insider Tony Barthel previews the new Cortes Campers fiberglass travel trailer. He writes, “I hear from RV manufacturers who also describe their own products as innovative when, often, they’re not. But things are definitely different at Cortes. And part of that is their familiarity with how things are actually done inside the RV’s space.” Learn more in this sneak preview.
Did you read Tony’s review yesterday of the Forest River Work and Play 27LT Toy Hauler? If you missed it, you can read it here.
For previous RV reviews, click here.
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“Old Woody,” the 1929 Ford Model A RV of your dreams!
Meet “Old Woody,” a custom-built 1929 Ford Model A with a matching teardrop trailer and wooden steamer trunk. The duo was built by Splinter Auto Works Inc. in Plymouth, Indiana (we don’t know when it was built, but we hope they build more!). Read more.
Yesterday’s featured article: How to prepare easy, delicious meals in an RV
You may have missed these recent popular stories…
- RV park owner throws in the towel. The business has changed, even shockingly
- New chain of RV parks coming, will offer “deluxe camping”
- RV park owner discusses experience with electric vehicles at his park
- Bird nest blues: It’s illegal to move a bird’s nest – even if it’s on your RV!
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Oh, heck! We love showing you so many cool products on here, but we end up buying so many of them for ourselves! Like these!
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Beware the universal lug wrench
Got one of those neat four-way lug wrenches, set to fix anything while on the road? Before you need to use it on your RV, make sure it really fits. Some RVers have found that the wall thickness of these wrenches is too thick to clear the lug-nut-to-rim distance.
Website of the day
The 21 Best Seafood Shacks in America
‘Tis the season for eating seafood outside on balmy summer days! Does it get much better than fresh seafood at a table along the water? Nope. This list will make you drool, we promise (well, unless you hate seafood…).
Roadside Emergency Assistant Kit – Every RVer must have one!
This 110-piece Roadside Emergency Assistance Kit should be a requirement to have for all RVers. The kit is for cars and RVs, so you’ll always be safe. The kit includes a 64-piece First Aid Kit, Heavy Duty Jumper Cables, Heavy Duty Tow Strap, Emergency Blanket, 11-In-1 Multi-Tool, Flash Light, Bungee cords, Magnesium Fire Starter, Roadside Warning Sign, Roadside Emergency Tools and much more. Learn more or order (seriously!).
Clubs and useful organizations
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• Escapees: Best Club for RVers: All RVers welcome, no matter what type of RV, make or model.
Recipe of the Day
Roasted Garlic Mushrooms
by Carol Perricone from Massapequa Park, NY
Perfect for a cocktail party, brunch, luncheon or even alongside a steak at dinner. This is a very economical side dish. These mushrooms are juicy with a crunchy top. Garlic butter and bread crumbs add to the flavor. Definitely have a fork ready when you dig in!
Ooooooh, my! These look and sound soooo good. Get the recipe here.
SEE YESTERDAY’S YUMMY RECIPE: Loaded Buffalo Chicken Baked Potato Salad
Road Atlas: Adventure Edition
As much as we love technology, we still appreciate a good physical road atlas. This highly rated National Geographic Road Atlas: Adventure Edition is certainly one to love. The atlas has up-to-date road maps for all 50 states, plus Canada and Mexico. Cities and metro areas include popular attractions and points of interest. The atlas also acts as a guidebook to National Parks and the top 100 adventure destinations. This atlas is cool! Check it out.
The first known vending machine dates back to the first century. It accepted a single coin, then dispensed holy water.
*How many tweets does the CIA have to read every day? Yikes. Find out yesterday.
Readers’ Pet of the Day
“Klopper loves to look out the windows as we’re traveling. This Mamma’s boy is always the leader of the pack.” —Judith Patterson
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!
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I was arrested last night after my neighbors complained about me playing Engelbert Humperdinck records all night.
Police released me, let me go.
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