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Tip of the Day
Before driving RV, please engage brain
By Russ and Tiña De Maris
Traveling by car to an appointment in the “big city” of Lake Havasu City, Arizona, we noticed with some alarm as a commercial truck pulled out into the “suicide lane” to pass a vehicle. Since a commercial driver’s license is a pretty-much coveted possession of truck drivers, it seemed to us an unusually provocative move, taking a big risk needlessly. What on earth could have caused him or her to act in such a way?
It didn’t take long to figure it out. …
Today’s RV review…
2022 Cherokee Grey Wolf 27RR – so many uses in one box
Tony writes, “Today we’re looking at the Forest River Cherokee Grey Wolf 27RR, an interesting toy hauler. But this might be one of the best travel trailers I’ve seen if you have crafts or want a separate office and don’t even need to bring toys along for the adventure. This is especially true if you and whoever you’re camping with have different sleep schedules.”
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I replaced the fuel line, now the generator won’t start
I have an Onan genset in our 94′ Winnebago Class A Vectra. I am unable to start it! It worked perfectly prior to my changing the rubber fuel line link, due to age cracking, between the metal vehicle line and the input side of the fuel pump. I have checked and rechecked all fuses, wiring, etc. I even tried blowing in the rubber input line! Putting fuel in a can and disconnecting the fuel line at the carburetor reveals no fuel intake by the pump. I tried filling the rubber line to the pump and from the carburetor to no avail. Is there some sort of airlock or priming method I need to do to reactivate the pump? I am stumped! Thank you. —Doug W.
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Boondocking solar light tip
In order to save our batteries, we use solar lights which you find in lawn and garden centers. We have a couple of pots of petunias outside with a solar light and we bring them in at night and put one in each room. The flowers make our camper smell so nice! A couple of solar lights without the stake can be placed on the table to play cards by, or you can put one in the bathroom and one wherever you need a night light. Thanks to Ray Burr at Love Your RV!
Not enough power to run your air conditioner? Think again!
In the summer heat if your 110 power is from a small portable generator or a 20-amp household hookup, you’re out of luck running an air conditioner. That is, unless you have a SoftStartRV. It’s inexpensive, simple to install, and makes running your A/C possible when you never could before. Used and endorsed by RVtravel.com publisher Chuck Woodbury. Learn more or order at discount price.
“Why I love my RV”
Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, RVtravel.com readers tell in their own words why they love their RVs.
From Stephen Lemnah
2005 Safari Panther
“I love the independence and relaxation that my RV affords me. As a business traveler, I stay in over a hundred hotels a year. In my RV, it’s my bed, my bath, my kitchen. I love staying in RV Parks. I walk around and look at the other RVs and will stop and have conversations with the owners. I enjoy the evening campfire and since we belong to an active group there are many people sharing it with me. Lots of games, conversation and fun! Because mine is a class A, my vacation starts as soon as I close the door to drive off from my house. I love driving it and looking out that large windshield at the beauty of this country!”
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Website of the day
By now, you all know and love the incredible Tony Barthel. If you can’t get enough of him (like us), you can visit his own (and his wife’s) website, StressLess Camping. Lots of good stuff on there!
Clubs and useful organizations
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Recipe of the Day
Lime Shrimp Quesadillas With Adobo Guacamole
by Kelly Allen from Philadelphia, PA
With just the right amount of heat and tons of flavor, these simple shrimp quesadillas are the perfect meal-in-a-flash! We love the slick kick from the super gooey pepper jack cheese. Adobo seasoning is added to the guacamole, which gives it a nice smoky flavor with a little heat. A perfect complement to the cheesy quesadillas. A quick and easy dish to make.
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Readers’ Pet of the Day
“Abbie is the best travel companion a couple of old RVers can have. Sweet-natured and always relaxed, but, when she hears the word ‘camping’ her calm disposition goes out the window! The picture is of our Steamboat Abbie (plays off of Heart’s “Dreamboat Annie”) in, where else… Steamboat Springs, CO!” —Dana Eulert
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Well that’s the dumbest “Today’s thought” I’ve ever read.
My mother had a national park pass for years. We realized it could never be used after she died and we thought about getting one but decided not to since we hardly ever visit a national park. And if we do? Its once in a blue moon.
My compliments to the owners of the Safari Panther- what a beautiful rig!
Hmmm. I’ve always been a meal planner.
The amazing photo of Abby the dog has some serious Andrew Wyeth vibes
That’s EXACTLY what I was aiming for! Thank you for noticing😉
We live in West Chester ,Pa. only miles from the Wyeth property. He used to come in my family’s small business and the family were always great. At Christmas their cards always had his art work on the front.
We lived in West Bradford twp. and loved that area. We are full time for the last year and loving this great country of ours.