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“The joy of brightening other lives becomes for us the magic of the holidays.” —W.C. Jones
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On this day in history: 1937 – The Lincoln Tunnel opens to traffic in New York City.
Tip of the Day
Use the off-season wisely to get ready for next season’s trips
When is the best time to think about camping? When the temp drops, winter winds howl, and the thought of another dreary day is making you stir crazy! The “off-season” can be the perfect time to prepare for the upcoming camping months. After all, there are trips to plan, an RV to organize, recipes to research, and more! Continue reading.
Yesterday’s tip of the day: Hats and caps out of control and thrown all over your RV? Try this simple tip to keep them organized
Today’s RV review…
In today’s column, industry insider Tony Barthel reviews the new 2022 Wildcat 260RD fifth wheel. Tony says you’ll like this trailer if you hate windows… Read his thoughts on that in today’s review.
Did you read Tony’s review yesterday of the 2022 Cherokee Grey Wolf 29TE? If you missed it, you can read it here.
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Is this your RV?
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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.
Furnace Issues: I’ve replaced the sail switch but now it runs intermittently – Why?
I had a sail switch installed in my Atwood furnace. Sometimes it runs great for three or four days, other times it won’t ignite but for a couple of seconds. What’s happening? —Ty
Did you miss Dave’s column yesterday where he answered the question: New battery, fuses are good, but why don’t lights and switches work?
“I smell mold in my RV. What should I do?”
I opened one of the cabinets next to my bed in my travel trailer and smelled the unmistakable odor of mold. The cabinet was dry and clean. What would cause this? —Sandra Spaulding
Yesterday’s featured article: Downsizing: An emotional roller coaster
What beverage do you drink the most amount of each day?
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Don’t crowd food in the fridge
Arrange food in your RV absorption fridge with space between the items to allow for free air circulation. This will ensure that heat is removed efficiently and quickly. Also, don’t overpack the refrigerator. When it is full, it takes longer for the temperature to lower. An overcrowded fridge will take longer to make ice and a heavy load may cause defrosting.
Collapsible salad spinner is perfect for RV kitchen
Salad spinners tend to take up a lot of precious, limited RV kitchen space. This Prepworks spinner folds down almost flat, so you can keep it nice and organized. It’s got an easy-to-use crank handle, which quickly dries lettuce or other veggies. You can use the nicely designed outer bowl as a serving dish, so you’ve got two in one, and it’s dishwasher safe. No clean up! Learn more or order.
“Why I love my RV”
Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, RVtravel.com readers tell in their own words why they love their RVs.
From Scott Snider
HiLo 2204 22 ft.
“I love so much about this trailer. Being a HiLo it tows so nice because when you lower down for traveling I never have to worry about the height of a bridge or tunnel and it has a low center of gravity. When I get to a campground I love to watch people’s faces when they have never seen my type of trailer. They like to watch me put it up or down when leaving. This is the longest trailer I have ever owned at 22 feet, and yet it tows nicely. We don’t cook inside very often so we don’t spend much time inside, but when we do it’s comfortable for what we need. We have all we need for traveling and it’s light – 5,000 lbs. when fully loaded. What’s not to love?”
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Website of the day
25 Best Places to Go for New Year’s Eve
2022 is just around the corner – Do you have plans to ring in the New Year? If you’re in or near any of these cities, perhaps a celebration is in order!
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Recipe of the Day
Asian Chicken Salad Sandwich
by Lolly St John from Concord, CA
This chicken salad is like nothing you’ve tried before. It’s untraditional and amazing. The chicken salad is perfectly balanced with crispy cabbage, savory chopped chicken, and crunchy slivered almonds. Mixed with the tangy and slightly spicy carrot ginger dressing takes this chicken salad to a whole new level. The dressing alone is fantastic. Great for a picnic… if you decide you want to share.
We’re going to have to try this! Get the recipe.
See yesterday’s recipe: To Die For Beef Tacos
The world’s tallest cut Christmas tree was 221 feet tall and was displayed just north of downtown Seattle at the then-brand-new Northgate Shopping Center in 1950. That’s one tall tree!
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Readers’ Pet of the Day
“Learning fast how to control the camper. Barley will be a traveling companion for many years. We will introduce him soon to his namesake, the Amber Waves of Grain.” —Ed Stephens
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!
?????? MYSTERY PRODUCT OF THE DAY ??????
We actually said “OMG!” out loud when we saw these. How funny! We bet you know someone who would get a kick out of these…
Leave here with a laugh
A couple were Christmas shopping. The shopping center was packed and as the wife walked through one of the malls she was surprised when she looked around to find that her husband was nowhere to be seen. She was quite upset because they had a lot to do. She became so worried that she called him on her cell phone to ask him where he was. In a quiet voice he said, “Do you remember the jewelers we went into about five years ago where you fell in love with that diamond necklace that we couldn’t afford, and I told you that I would get it for you one day?” The wife choked up and started to cry and said, “Yes, I do remember that shop.” He replied, “Well, I’m in the bar next door.”
Thanks to Dave Telenko for sending this to us.
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Give me coffee . . . and nobody gets hurt!
I really enjoyed sweet Christmas time story! I think he better have a few, before he meets up with her!😊
Why does that remind me of most men I have known who would have done this. As for me? I love it when he gets lost either in the grocery store or in a mall. At least I don’t have to hear him breath a heavy sigh going god lets get this over with….now. Grocery shopping I give him a item to find way on the other end of the store just so I have peace and quiet.
Easy solution – quit dragging him around like a pull toy to where he doesn’t want to go.
Laugh of the day. My wife would have said, “I knew you weren’t in the jewelers because I am there buying the necklace.”
😆 Thanks, Richard! Have a very Merry Christmas and a terrific 2022! 🙂 –Diane
Re: “Leave here with a laugh”, wife is surely not going to leave with a laugh, lol.