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Tip of the Day
20 bar soap hacks to make RV life easier
By Gail Marsh
In my local store, the bar soaps have been demoted to the lowest shelf. Liquid soaps, in all of their various scents and colors, have all but eliminated bar soap from the “personal cleansing” aisle. Well, wait just a minute! There are many uses for that bar soap. In fact, you can use bar soap hacks to make your RV life easier than ever! Just read on…
Today’s RV review…
Tony writes, “I like this floor plan a lot as a good compromise between exterior largess and interior space. The things Keystone does to differentiate their products do make a difference in the usability of their products. I think a lot of companies could do well to look at the way Keystone handles solar as a solid benchmark for how to do things well.”
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Can I convert my RV’s 2-way fridge to 3-way for safety on the road?
Can an RV’s 2-way refrigerator (electric/propane) be converted to a 3-way fridge, to be able to safely run it while traveling? I have a 2022 Winnebago Micro Minnie, 2225RL. Thank you. —Thomas
We had our RV custom painted. Here’s what the process was like…
By Nanci Dixon
Like many RVs with decal graphics, our motorhome had started to show signs of age after only four years. The decals were cracking and some were peeling. I was so proud of our still fairly new RV, that I just matched the paint and carefully painted in the cracks. That was NOT a good idea. Read more and see photos of the fascinating custom paint process.
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Keep small bathroom items in place
Storing bathroom cabinet items in “modules” like small storage bins will help keep items from shifting around while on the road. And if something breaks loose that shouldn’t (e.g., lid on liquid soap pops open due to altitude change) it may keep a nasty spill contained.
Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, RVtravel.com readers tell in their own words why they love their RVs.
From Kathy Viers
2016 Flagstaff Super Lite 24 ft.
“We can use everything while traveling without putting our slides out. We have to turn the table sideways on travel days, but we can get to everything for such a small fifth wheel. We can fit it into a small spot when we are at home.”
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Website of the day
25 Amazing Hot Springs In the U.S. You Must Soak In
They’re not lying, you must soak in these! Okay, it’s not a requirement, but after seeing the photos you’re sure going to want to! (We do!)
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Recipe of the Day
Perfect for a cocktail party, brunch, luncheon or even alongside a steak at dinner. This is a very economical side dish. These mushrooms are juicy with a crunchy top. Garlic butter and bread crumbs add to the flavor. Definitely have a fork ready when you dig in!
What do you call kernels of popcorn that have been popped? Just popcorn, right? Wrong! Popcorn industry folk take these popped kernels very seriously, and refer to them as “flakes.” Yup, it’s not popcorn, it’s a flake! Why flake? They’re all unique, just like a snowflake. There are two kinds of flakes: mushroom and butterfly. At a movie theater, you’re most likely eating butterfly flake, but if you buy caramel corn somewhere, it’s probably mushroom flake. Flake shape is serious business in the popcorn industry!
*Where does the term “jaywalking” come from? It’s more interesting than you think! Find the answer in yesterday’s trivia.
Readers’ Pets of the Day
“Winona and Oscar have nap time in the RV. These two travel with us and have been to more places than some of our family.” —Randal Weber
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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