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Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is National Spaghetti Day!
On this day in history: 1896 – Utah is admitted as the 45th U.S. state.
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Tip of the Day
Record-breaking winter storms sweep across U.S. What RVers need to know to keep their pets safe
As many areas across the western region of the country are impacted by record-breaking winter storms, the ASPCA® (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) is reminding pet owners that cold temperatures can be particularly dangerous for pets, especially for those who are out in RVs. The ASPCA urges pet owners to take measures to keep their pets safe as temperatures drop and heavy snow and ice accumulates, leaving many homes and RVs without adequate power and heat.
Continue reading for these important tips.
Yesterday’s tip of the day: It’s time to plan 2022 RV group trips now! Don’t wait!
In today’s column, industry insider Tony Barthel reviews the new Cherokee Grey Wolf 24JS. This small, no-slide couples’ trailer has some big features Tony thinks are worth checking out. Learn more and look around here.
Did you read Tony’s review yesterday of the 2022 Tiffin Wayfarer 25 RW? If you missed it, you can read it here.
For previous RV reviews, click here.
Is this your RV?
Win a $25 Amazon gift certificate if today’s RV photo shows your rig
Every day we post a photo of an RV either submitted by its owner or by our editors as they move about the country.
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.
How do I eliminate “poop pyramids”?
We are going to be snowbirds in Florida for the next three months and I am concerned about getting a poop pyramid in the black tank. I usually take my walk to the bathhouse, but this fancy park doesn’t have them. Are there any preventive measures I can take? Thank you. —Joe
Did you miss Dave’s column yesterday where he answered the question: Will my engine battery provide a boost to run my slide room?
A reader needs your advice: “Should I buy this used RV?”
Can you help this person with a question she has about buying a used RV she is considering? Let’s just say it’s not in A+ condition. Read the question.
Knowing this hidden key trick could save you a road service call
By Barry Zander
I just read a blog about someone who locked her key in the motorhome. What to do? When she reached in to unlock the door it set off the alarm that she didn’t know she had, and she still doesn’t know how to turn it off. Read Barry’s “secret sauce” here.
Yesterday’s featured article: Letter from 10-year-old RVer will touch your heart
Healthy cooking for two: The perfect cookbook for 2022
This healthy-eating cookbook has 175 simple and delicious recipes to prepare for two. It’s the perfect way to get healthy for the new year without sacrificing any flavor. It also guides you on how to shop for and plan out meals, and even offers tips on how to budget at the grocery store. Teriyaki salmon, anyone? Or how about jerk pork with mango salsa? Yuuuumy! Learn more or order.
How is your credit rating?
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Safer parking in parking lots
If you park your tow rig and trailer in a “normal” parking lot, you’re likely hanging out into the driving lane. When making a short stop in a lot, put “safety cones” out in the drive lane to make sure oncoming drivers really see the rig.
Website of the day
Act Your Wage. Can You Guess the Minimum Wage the Year You Were Born?
This article from Cheapism is fascinating. It will tell you the minimum wage each year and what that’s equal to in 2021.
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This sounds like it could be very interesting, and perhaps very helpful for the 2022 camping year! Check it out and see if you agree.
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:
• 53 percent say the bed in their RV is very comfortable.
• 58 percent say their RV or tow vehicle engine is powered by diesel. That means 42 percent are powered by gas.
• The majority of voters, 72 percent, say their RV’s kitchen stove has three burners.
Recent poll: What is your 2022 New Year’s resolution?
Recipe of the Day
Quick and easy, this turkey tortilla soup recipe is a tasty way to use turkey leftovers. It seems like a lot of chilies, but trust us… it works and adds so much flavor. Depending on the taco seasoning you use, you may have to add a bit more salt. This simple soup is warm and comforting. Topping with tortilla chips and cheese is yummy.
Perfect for a chilly day! Get the recipe.
See yesterday’s recipe: Easy Healthy Banana Bread
Many bats eat nearly their own body weight in moths, beetles and other insects every night. That’s a lot of bugs!
*Where in the world does lightning strike almost continually all night? Yesterday’s trivia tells you.
Readers’ Pet of the Day
“Ivy is a 1 1/2-year-old who loves to travel with us in our RV. We found her, or she found us, outside when she was only a few weeks old. Ivy has made our lives so much better and enjoyable.” —Dot Guerrera
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!
Here’s everything to do if you lose your pet. This is an excellent resource!
The wildest multi-tool gadget…
This wild, elusive, totally unique multi-tool carabiner is perfect to keep on your key ring or backpack. When someone asks you for a screwdriver, wrench, can opener, bottle opener, cord-cutter, or ruler, tell them Sasquatch can help! Every camper and outdoor enthusiast needs one of these! It’s cool, but it will also come in handy at the campsite! Learn more or order. (Hurry, before he disappears again!)
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