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On this day in history: 1953 – Almost 72 percent of all television sets in the United States are tuned in to “I Love Lucy” to watch Lucy give birth.
Tip of the Day
Where to store dirty laundry in the RV
By Russ and Tiña De Maris
Politicians loathe it because somehow, it always comes out. RVers fight with it, because in a tight space, where do you put it? What is it? Dirty laundry! Where to put the dirty laundry until wash day rolls around. If someone could come up with a “one size fits all solution” they could really clean up. Meantime, here’s a laundry list of possible solutions.
Yesterday’s tip of the day: Brilliant camping hacks and tips using steel wool
In today’s column, industry insider Tony Barthel writes about the new Winnebago all-electric motorhome concept, the e-RV, just announced at the Florida RV SuperShow in Tampa. Tony says, “This new vehicle, based on the full-size Ford Transit van, is completely electric, zero emission, with no propane or other liquid fuels aboard whatsoever.” You’re going to want to read this announcement.
Did you read Tony’s review yesterday of the Coachmen Prism 24FS? If you missed it, you can read it here.
For previous RV reviews, click here.
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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.
Can I connect a portable propane tank to my RV’s outside quick propane connect?
I have a 2018 Winnebago 29VE that has a quick propane connect for a grill at the back. Is it possible to take a portable propane tank with a regulator and a quick connect adapter and plug it into the adapter in the back to run the RV stove and refrigerator when the main tank is empty? —Alan
Did you miss Dave’s column yesterday where he answered the question: Why does only one side of the circuit breaker work with 50-15 amp dogbone?
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Walking sticks provide surprising bonus to your exercise routine
One challenge for RV enthusiasts is how to efficiently store sometimes bulky exercise equipment. Walking sticks can be stored about anywhere. Folding bikes and collapsible kayaks help define the axiom of big things in small spaces. But there’s another likely unheralded option—walking sticks. They’re available in fixed length, adjustable styles and folding varieties and are ideal for campground walkabouts or more adventurous treks. Continue reading.
Yesterday’s featured article: RV sales people: Which customer service approach wins the sale?
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We haven’t tried this out ourselves, but this could SERIOUSLY come in handy. It might even save you someday!
Add longevity to your vent lids
One clever RVer sprayed his roof vent lids with an automotive clear coat. He did it so that dirt and dust wouldn’t stick to the vents, but found that it added nearly a decade of longevity to the lids. You can get the stuff in a spray can, like this from Amazon.
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“We love the kitchen dining areas. Small enough to function, large enough to move around in. Love the AC units. Many complain of sweltering in hot, summer days. Not us. Love the water storage—gives us the freedom to function for days. Love the fireplace on cool days/nights. Love that with slides in we can move from end to end inside the unit. Our bed is comfortable and the bedroom is our darkened cave for sleeping. Plenty of storage in the RV.”
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Website of the day
DIY RVs and Vans You Have to See to Believe
The headline is true. We couldn’t begin to describe most of these to you even if we wanted to! Some of these are absolutely incredible!
By RV Travel publisher Chuck Woodbury
Book for newbie RVers a must-have!
If you are planning to buy your first RV or are just getting started with your first rig, this book by RVtravel.com publisher Chuck Woodbury should be a must-read. The ABCs of RVing answers important questions that newbie RVers don’t even know enough to ask! Read this, and you’ll save countless hours of research and avoid making costly rookie mistakes. It’s available in both printed and free Kindle Unlimited editions.
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Recipe of the Day
We feel like Brussels sprouts are a very misunderstood veggie. This recipe is hearty enough you could eat them as a meal. The Brussels sprouts are roasted until they’re crisp on the outside. When tossed with the tangy dressing and savory cheese and bacon, this is one fabulous side dish. Toasted nuts on top add a little bit of nuttiness to the sprouts. We’ll definitely be serving this one to guests.
We love brussels sprouts and this recipe sounds gooood! Get it here.
See yesterday’s recipe: Orange Cream Cheese Bread
Despite horses being introduced to the Americas by Spanish explorers, horses were actually being reintroduced to the Americas. The oldest fossils of horses were found in the Wind River Basin in Wyoming. So why did they disappear in the first place? Nobody knows (well, they have some guesses). But if the Spanish hadn’t reintroduced us to one of our own species, there may not be as many horses as we have today. (There are currently 9.2 million horses under human care in the U.S. and an additional 33,000 wild horses.)
*What color were goldfish originally? Hint: It wasn’t gold! Yesterday’s trivia tells you.
Readers’ Pet of the Day
“This was our beloved Timber. Sadly, he was with us for just one camping trip before we lost him unexpectedly in 2019. Still miss him dearly.” —Terry & Shelley Smith
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!
Stinky sewer dump? This will do the trick!
If a sewer hose doesn’t fit tightly, sewer gases will escape and make the odor when dumping almost unbearable. It’s embarrassing and disgusting! This sewer adapter hose seal plugs the hole. No more stink! Read more about it here or order one here.
Leave here with a laugh
An MIT linguistics professor was lecturing his class. “In English,” he said, “a double negative forms a positive. However, in some languages, such as Russian, a double negative remains a negative. But there isn’t a single language, not one, in which a double positive can express a negative.” A voice from the back of the room said, “Yeah, right.”
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Inspire your children to live life to the fullest.
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