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RV Daily Tips. Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Issue 1817
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Today’s thought

“There are no faster or firmer friendships than those formed between people who love the same books.” ―Irving Stone


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

On this day in history: 1906 – Rolls-Royce Limited is incorporated.



Tip of the Day

Replace or repair RV’s window glazing seals to prevent glass damage

By Dustin Simpson, California RV Specialists
If you have determined that it’s time to replace your window glazing seals, where do you start?

Window glazing seals are often overlooked, but they are one of the most important parts of your RV. The glazing bead is what keeps the glass in place when traveling down the road. If this seal comes out, the glass can, and will over time, come loose and cause damage to the window.

What type of window glazing seal do you need?

Continue reading


Today’s RV review…

Hoosier Custom Cruiser B+ is what your family would build

Tony writes, “This is a very different RV from a very different company… and that’s a good thing.”

Check it out

For previous RV reviewsclick here.



CONTEST! 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.

Should I condition my rubber roof or recoat it?

Dear Dave,
We have a 2018 Sunset Trail 33-ft. RK291 travel trailer with a rubber roof. Would it be best to use a conditioner or recoating product on it? I plan on doing it myself, whichever product I use. Thank you. —Robert

Read Dave’s response



When RV parts are discontinued, DIY projects to the rescue!

By Nanci Dixon
When motorhome parts are discontinued, it is time for a DIY fix. Our 2017 motorhome has a unique living area wall light – a sconce that was slowly getting dimmer until it only flicked on every once in a while. After several discussions with the RV manufacturer about getting the bulb replaced, it turns out that the LED bulb is not removable or replaceable. Who makes a light that has a bulb that can’t be replaced? And the even better question, who puts it in a motorhome? Find out how Nanci solved this dilemma here.


Reader poll

Would you stay in a hotel that had a reputation for being haunted?

Tell us here


Quick Tip

Test the dual-power systems before your trip

Getting the rig ready after a winter lay-up? Test systems that operate on dual power. Run the refrigerator a day on electric, then a day on gas. Do the same for the water heater. That way, if there’s a problem, you’ll know about it before you hit the road.



Website of the day

Where and when to see cherry blossoms in 2022: 10 best places in the U.S.
It’s cherry blossom season! The little pink flowers are popping up everywhere and boy, are we happy to see them! Here are some of the best places to see them across the U.S.


And the Survey Says…

We’ve polled RVtravel.com readers more than 1,500 times in recent years. Here are a few things we’ve learned about them:

• 58 percent have a personal financial advisor.
• 10 percent don’t have a clue which holding tank their bathroom sink drains into.
• 52 percent say their shopping/buying habits for clothes have not changed since the pandemic started.

Recent poll: When you travel to a new place, what do you most like to do first?


Recipe of the Day

Irish Soda Bread and Guinness Butter
by Malinda Coletta from North Providence, RI

Crusty on the outside and tender inside, this Irish soda bread will be delicious on St. Patrick’s Day. It’s filled with flavor from the caraway seeds. Raisins add a pop of sweetness to the bread. Once baked, it’s a dense bread but not dry. It freezes wonderfully too. We loved the Guinness butter on a piece of soda bread. Guinness has a robust flavor that’s prevalent in the butter. It’s sweet and savory at the same time. Enjoy for breakfast, as a snack, or alongside a bowl of hearty beef stew.

Click here for the recipe


Trivia

Adding cream to your coffee will actually keep it warmer longer. Wait, what? It seems counterintuitive, but it’s true! Think about this: The higher the temperature, the faster it sheds heat, right? Adding cream initially lowers the temperature of the coffee, and then further slows the release of heat since the fats in the cream act as an insulator. This makes the cup of coffee stay warmer longer, even though it spends less time at its maximum temperature.

*What letter appears once a year on the moon? Yesterday’s trivia tells you about this fascinating phenomenon. 


Readers’ Pets of the Day

“My husband and I rescued two Aussies, Brandy (10) and Blue (8) a couple of years ago. They got used to the RV life very quickly. Pup on Pup is just one of the amusing situations we have found them in!” —Sandy Zelasko

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’ve always enjoyed the other ones of these, but this one just came out and is aimed right at us RVers! *Added to cart*


Leave here with a laugh


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Lindalee
6 months ago

Sandy Zelasko which pup, Brady or Blue, has the fortune/misfortune to be the pup on the bottom? They remind me of my Dachshunds (Liebshen & Gretchen) and my cat Tommy (all now deceased, sadly) as they would pile up cat on pup on pup! Got a real kick out of your picture and think Brady and Blue are lucky pups whichever one gets the top spot!!

Steve S
6 months ago

Hoosier’s Custom Coach; a great design and solar/battery/ alternator system but I didn’t see front swivel seats?
Any new class B, B plus, or for that matter class C that doesn’t have front swivel seats the designers haven’t spent enough time RVing.
The most comfortable seats in an R V are the driver’s and passenger seats.

Bill
6 months ago
Reply to  Steve S

YES!

Lori
6 months ago

Love the ‘laugh of the day’ 🙂 … there’s no point in being one of those hot-shot ‘early adopters’. 😀

Drew
6 months ago

The pets of the day! What great dogs.

tom
6 months ago

Thanks for rescuing the great dogs. More rescues, less “pure breds.”

Gary Reed
6 months ago

Love the pets of the day.
Always was a Australian Shepherd dog lover.
Our friend has 2 dogs, not Aussies but the big one always sits on the little one too.

Tommy Molnar
6 months ago

Laugh of the day is hilarious!

Bob Weinfurt
6 months ago
Reply to  Tommy Molnar

And it’s educational. You find out if your idea was a good one or not .

David
6 months ago

Laugh of the Day!
Lm*ao

TIM MCRAE
6 months ago

The tiny little x appears on the moon once a month… Just sayin’…