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RV Daily Tips. Friday, January 7, 2022

Issue 1770
Welcome to another edition of RV Travel’s Daily Tips newsletter. Here you’ll find helpful RV-related and living tips from the pros, travel advice, a handy website of the day, tips on our favorite RVing-related products and, of course, a good laugh. Thanks for joining us. We appreciate you. Please tell your friends about us.

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Today’s thought

“It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn’t use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like “What about lunch?” ―A. A. Milne


Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is National Bobblehead Day!

On this day in history: 1782 – The first American commercial bank, the Bank of North America, opens.



Tip of the Day

How to fix misaligned RV cabinet doors

By Chris Dougherty

Dear Chris,
We own a 2011 Forest River Sunseeker 3120 with cherry wood cabinets, and have found the one door on the closet is not closing tight at the bottom. The door closes tight at the top. Is there a way to fix this problem? —Gary

Read Chris’ response.

Yesterday’s tip of the day: RVing safety: Everything you should know about taking safety precautions when you travel



Today’s RV review…

In today’s column, industry insider Tony Barthel reviews the new 2022 Forest River Wildwood Hemisphere Elite 36FL – Front living fifth wheels compared. As he reports, “I personally like the front living fifth wheels as it gives you sort of a tower from which to lord over the other campers. Er, I mean there’s a great gathering space up front with lots of windows, so these can be good choices if you enjoy entertaining.” Learn more.

Did you read Tony’s review yesterday of the Grech RV Strada Tour – an ultra-luxurious Class B? If you missed it, you can read it here.

For previous RV reviewsclick 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.

Click here to see if your RV made it into today’s issue.


Ask Dave

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.

Attend Dave’s free seminars at this week’s Greensboro, NC, RV Show, Jan. 7-9 at Greensboro Coliseum.

Can I start my generator when RV is plugged into shore power?

Dear Dave,
I own a Class C motorhome. Can I start the generator when I am connected to 110v AC power at a campground or at home? Or will that create a problem? Thank you for your help. —Sam

Read Dave’s response.

Did you miss Dave’s column yesterday where he answered the question: I have to manually push my slide out with the help of a drill. Why?



To view very colorful history, visit Las Vegas’ outdoor “Neon Boneyard”

The Neon Museum has assembled a singularly unique outdoor collection of amazing signs that together illustrate Las Vegas’ neon history. Since 1996, several hundred vintage neon signs have been gathered in this one electrifying display. These signs are amazing!

Yesterday’s featured article: What’s dark, damp and beautiful? Go spelunking to find out! 


You may have missed these recent popular stories…

• Ghost Town shootout puts RV campgrounds in the crosshairs

• RV dealers cheated customers, hit with fine, orders from NY state

• Prospecting: A fun and profitable hobby for RVers

• Will a new player in the campground franchising business change RVing?


Reader poll

Have you watched a movie in a theater since the pandemic began?

Grab your popcorn and tell us here.


Easily check the tire pressure on your inner dual tires
Do you have trouble reading the tire pressure on your RV’s inner duals? This dual head tire pressure gauge with an extension steel shaft will reach where a standard gauge won’t. Be sure you know the pressure of all your tires, or risk a potentially dangerous blowout. No batteries required. Learn more or order at a discount.


Quick Tip

Roof vent raising a stink?

If nasty holding tank odors are invading your space, pop up on the roof (carefully) and check out your roof vents. Yes, they need to be free of debris, but underneath the vent cap is where the real problem could be. If there’s a gap between the actual vent pipe and the roof itself, holding tank gases can sneak right back into the coach. Stuff the space between the pipe and roof sheeting with fiberglass insulation, then seal over the top of the insulation with no-sagging roof sealant.


“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
2004 HiLo 2200T

“This is a very unique trailer as it tows very nicely because in the down position it has very little windage. It turns many heads when I enter a campground. Also, since it has a lower center of gravity it is not affected by passing trucks. As for living conditions, it has all we need to go explore, and with the shorter size, it fits in most campgrounds easily. Between the kitchen, restroom and living spaces, we enjoy traveling and spend most of our time outside as that I feel is why we go! All parts of the trailer are somewhat modern and will do all that the new trailers do without the large size while traveling. I must admit I enjoy watching the faces of people when I enter a campground and when I put up the trailer or when leaving letting it down they say, ‘Wow! Wish mine did that!'”

Tell us about your RV. Come on, do a little bragging! Click here.


Website of the day

What to Do in Retirement
You’ll find this whole page from Acts Retirement-Life Communities helpful if you’re planning on retiring soon or have just recently retired.


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This is not crummy! Nope, not crummy at all…


Clubs and useful organizations
PLEASE NOTE: We may receive an affiliate commission if you join any of these.

• Harvest Hosts: Stay free at farms, wineries and other scenic and peaceful locations for free. Save 15% on membership.
AllStays: The best website for RVers! Your membership will become your RV-bible.
Boondockers Welcome: Stay at homes of RVers who welcome you in their driveways, yards, farmland or other space on their private property. Modest membership fee.
Escapees: Best Club for RVers: All RVers welcome, no matter what type of RV, make or model.
Road Trip Wizard: Make your RV road trip planning easier than ever.


Recipe of the Day

Grilled Vegetables with Goat Cheese and Balsamic Glaze
by Denise Lepard from Old Bridge, NJ

What a wonderful way to enjoy your veggies! We’ve both roasted and grilled the vegetables at different occasions and they turn out deliciously either way. Enjoy!

Anything with goat cheese gets a thumbs up from us! Get the recipe here.

See yesterday’s recipe: Keto-Friendly Chicken Parm


Trivia

Oh, say can you seeeeeee…. Can you guess which country has the longest National Anthem? It’s Greece! The Greek National Anthem, known as Hymn to Liberty, is so long that it’s rarely sung from start to finish. The anthem is actually a poem, written by Dionysios Solomos and it’s 158 stanzas long! When Nikolaos Mantzaros put the poem to music, he wrote two scores: one for the full poem and one for the first two stanzas, which is usually the part that’s sung in public.

*Which U.S. coin has a value equal to its mass? We tell you the answer in yesterday’s trivia


Readers’ Pet of the Day

“Stella was abandoned in Wenatchee, WA. She was three and we have had her for seven years. She loves to go ‘bye-bye’ in the car or MH. The only problem is that she would get in any car with anyone. She has been the best loving companion you could ask for – everyone loves her.” —Dale Roberts

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!


New, innovative way to explore campsites virtually
Now, “drive” through campgrounds virtually — just like with Google Street View. Explore campsites from all angles. See one you like? Click and reserve it right on the spot. Watch a demoLearn more.


Leave here with a laugh


Words of wisdom from this book:

Converse to please others, not yourself.


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Lindalee
20 days ago

Got to say, Stella is a really cute little girl! You AND she are lucky you found her!

Betty Danet
20 days ago

What is it about keys? My husband bought me a remote key ring finder but half the time I can’t find the remote either. 🙄

Thomas D
20 days ago

When is the last time you put key to lock? Battery dead ?
Even the engine doesn’t use a key in recent years.
House has pushbutton keypad. Or Alexa.

Richard
20 days ago
Reply to  Thomas D

Everything I own uses a key = Older paid-off equipment. I spend money having fun, not on the latest gadgets. 😀

Bob Weinfurt
20 days ago
Reply to  Richard

I’m totally with you on that.

Tom
20 days ago
Reply to  Richard

👍👍

KellyR
20 days ago
Reply to  Richard

I agree, but wife does have a 1996 Lincoln with automatic key fob – or did. We decided we did not want to pay Lincoln dollars for a new fob when the original one broke. Even tho it has an auto open thingy, 26 years old and paid off still qualifies I think. And she still knew how to use a key. Have to have a key to start it, too. Same deal with my 96 Miata. My 73 Celica never grew up with a remote.

Donald N Wright
20 days ago

Be polite and tell them where their keys are. One day it might be you or us.

Jeanne Kopyta
20 days ago

Agreed.

Chris
20 days ago

Only if I can find my car!