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“Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and lying and greed. If people all over the world … would do this, it would change the earth.” ―
Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is the Marine Corps 246th birthday! Happy Birthday, Marines!
On this day in history: 1775 – The United States Marine Corps is founded at Tun Tavern in Philadelphia by Samuel Nicholas.
We salute our readers who served (or currently serve) with the Marines. Here’s The Marine Corps Hymn (recorded in 1942):
Tip of the Day
Holding tank tips for the stationary RV
By Russ and Tiña De Maris
While the term “recreational vehicle” fosters visions of hitting the open road and exploring new sights, new civilizations, we don’t always boldly go where we haven’t gone before. Sometimes we may be “stuck” in the same place for a couple of weeks – even months. Having a “stationary RV” means special care of the black water holding tank. Here are some important tips.
Yesterday’s tip of the day: Tips for getting a stinky RV fridge smelling new again
In today’s column, industry insider Tony Barthel reviews the new Cherokee Wolf Pup 18RJB mini toy hauler. Tony writes, “The Cherokee Wolf Pup 18RJB is a small, single-axle toy hauler that packs a decent number of features into an affordable and very towable package.” Learn more.
Did you read Tony’s review yesterday of the 2022 Opus Camper OP15 overlanding trailer? If you missed it, you can read it here.
For previous RV reviews, click here.
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Last week two readers claimed their $25 Amazon gift cards: Mark Bush of Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Ali Fiddler of Reno, Nevada.
We are discontinuing the contest at the end of November. We’ll have a brand-new contest. This contest will return again after a break.
Dave Solberg is a leading expert in the RV industry and author of the “RV Handbook” as well as the Managing Editor of the RV Repair Club.
Why does my RV’s toilet keep running?
My toilet was running and not spraying the bowl when flushing. I have low water pressure in the kitchen sink. Now, the toilet has stopped running all the time, but if you try to rinse the bowl too long it starts it all over again. The shower is okay, but I noticed the sink flow has slowed. What’s going on? —Linda
Did you miss Dave’s column yesterday where he answered the question: Can I run a residential fridge on 190w solar panel and a battery?
It’s checkout time, your RV has a problem, won’t move. What to do?
By Chuck Woodbury
I have wondered what would happen if it were time to check out of my site in a packed RV park, but my motorhome had a mechanical problem and it couldn’t move. What if it were a park where every RV space was reserved for every night: somebody was due in your spot later that day? What would you do? Here is a letter I received today that got me thinking about this. Read more then let us know here.
Yesterday’s featured article: What’s better for you: Class C motorhome or Class B van conversion?
Have you ever considered staying overnight in a casino parking lot or RV park? Check out our column, Casino Camping, to learn more and get recommendations from our readers.
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COMPACT ELECTRIC TOASTER. Perfect for the RV. Great gift! Learn more.
• CURRENT WILDFIRE REPORT
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• 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.
Easy and neat power cord storage
Carol L. suggests for those who fumble with disorganized charge cords – hit the produce counter! Carol hangs onto those plastic boxes that things like strawberries and blueberries are marketed in, then repurposes them by winding up those cords and putting them in individual boxes. Easy to see what’s in the box without having to untangle it. She also keeps the stored cord near where it will be used. Thanks, Carol!
Ilene L. also has a great idea for storing power cords: “I use plastic ziploc bags. They don’t take up much room and I write on the bag with a marker and can see what the contents are without opening the bag.” Thank you, Ilene!
Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, RVtravel.com readers tell in their own words why they love their RVs.
From Jef Boutin
2017 Hi-Line Premier 46
Jef, we want to see some of your plastic models!
Tell us about your RV. Come on, do a little bragging! Click here.
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We didn’t know this existed! This is the sweetest idea! You’ll surely make someone’s day, er month, with this!
Website of the day
101 Ways to Live Sustainably
This page from Curbed.com is not only informative but also entertaining to look through and well-laid-out. Check it out and make a few small changes in your life.
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Recipe of the Day
It was love at first bite with this delicious chicken BLT. The meat is juicy and full of Cajun spice. We really liked the kick of flavor from the aioli paired with the smoky bacon. The provolone cheese melts nice and gooey. This definitely tastes like a gourmet chicken sandwich you’d pay a fortune for at the deli.
We’d absolutely order this at a deli! Get the recipe here to make it at home.
See yesterday’s recipe: Southern Goulash
Bill Clinton was the first U.S. president to ever use email during his time in office. Although he was the first president to ever use email, he certainly didn’t use it often (things sure have changed with the invention of Twitter!). At the Wired for Change conference in 2011 Clinton joked, “I sent a grand total of two emails as president, one to our troops in the Adriatic, and one to John Glenn when he was 77 years old in outer space. I figured it was OK if Congress subpoenaed those.” Clinton wanted to send John Glenn an email in space so badly that he borrowed White House physician Robert Darling’s computer, the above pictured Toshiba Satellite, and sent it from Darling’s personal AOL account. Neither the White House nor President Clinton had their own email address at that point.
*How is the sex of an alligator determined? A weird question, but an interesting answer. Find it in yesterday’s trivia.
Readers’ Pet of the Day
“Meet Max, our 15-year old who adores squirrels but hates cats. Loves to RV and meet new friends.” —Karl Zinchak
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!
3-in-1 NOAA radio, flashlight and phone charger must-have for RVers
This emergency hand-crank radio is a necessity for RVers. Keep it somewhere safe, you never know when it will come in handy. The 3-in-1 radio is also a bright LED flashlight and a smartphone charger. The radio can be charged via solar charging, hand cranking or a USB plug. You’ll want to buy one here.
Leave here with a laugh
What do you call James Bond taking a bath?
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