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“It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn’t use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like “What about lunch?” ―
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
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
Yesterday’s tip of the day: RVing safety: Everything you should know about taking safety precautions when you travel
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 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.
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?
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
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…
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.
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.
Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, RVtravel.com readers tell in their own words why they love their RVs.
“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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Clubs and useful organizations
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• Harvest Hosts: Stay free at farms, wineries and other scenic and peaceful locations for free. Save 15% on membership.
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• 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
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
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
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Leave here with a laugh
Words of wisdom from this book:
Converse to please others, not yourself.
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