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RV Daily Tips. Friday, March 4, 2022

Issue 1810
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Today’s thought

“Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.” ―Oscar Wilde


Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is Tartar Sauce Day!

On this day in history: 1913 – The United States Department of Labor is formed.



Tip of the Day

Photo: base image, https://www.cgpgrey.com/

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. …

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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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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.

I replaced the fuel line, now the generator won’t start

Dear Dave,
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.

Read Dave’s answer


A poem from a reader. Our favorite RVtravel.com testimonial!

Reader Dianne Belk submitted this poem to us and we, for obvious reasons, smiled the whole way through. We had to share it with all of you. You don’t want to miss this.



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Reader poll

Do you have a National Parks America the Beautiful Pass?

Tell us here


Quick Tip

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!



“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!”

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


Website of the day

StressLess Camping
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
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

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.

Click here for the recipe


Trivia

Wearing any gold jewelry right now? If so, there’s a good chance it came from South Africa. Almost 50 percent of all the gold ever extracted by humans has come from the Witwatersrand Basin in South Africa, the most gold-rich location on planet Earth. Since the discovery of gold there in 1886, more than 50,000 tons of gold have been extracted.

*What did the very first webcam of all time monitor? The story is fascinating! Find it in yesterday’s trivia.


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

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!


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We appreciate anything that saves us time, and this definitely saves us time in the morning (and saves us cleaning too!).


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Jeff
3 months ago

Well that’s the dumbest “Today’s thought” I’ve ever read.

jillie
4 months ago

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.

Drew
4 months ago

My compliments to the owners of the Safari Panther- what a beautiful rig!

David Stansbury
4 months ago

Hmmm. I’ve always been a meal planner.

Russ W
4 months ago

The amazing photo of Abby the dog has some serious Andrew Wyeth vibes

Dana E
4 months ago
Reply to  Russ W

That’s EXACTLY what I was aiming for! Thank you for noticing😉

Leonard Rempel
4 months ago
Reply to  Dana E

Nailed it!

Jesse Crouse
4 months ago
Reply to  Russ W

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.

Dana
4 months ago
Reply to  Jesse Crouse

Beautiful area!

Mark K
4 months ago
Reply to  Jesse Crouse

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.