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RV Daily Tips. Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Issue 1823
Welcome to RV Travel’s Daily Tips Newsletter, where you’ll find helpful RV-related tips from the pros, travel advice, product reviews and more. Thanks for joining us. Please tell your friends about us.

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Today’s thought

“Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time.” ―Maya Angelou


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

On this day in history: 1857 – Elisha Otis’s first elevator is installed at 488 Broadway in New York City.



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…

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Today’s RV review…

Keystone Bullet 221RBS Travel Trailer

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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For previous RV reviewsclick here.



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Every day we post a photo of an RV either submitted by its owner or by our editors as they move about the country.

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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.

Can I convert my RV’s 2-way fridge to 3-way for safety on the road?

Dear Dave,
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

Read Dave’s answer.



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.


Reader poll

Dog owners: Is/Are your dog(s) a purebred or mixed breed?

Tell us here


Helpful resources

NATIONAL TRAFFIC AND ROAD CLOSURE INFORMATION
ROAD AND TRAFFIC CONDITIONS ACROSS THE NATION
WEATHER ALERTS FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
LATEST RV RECALLS
DIRECTORY OF RV PARKS WITH STORM SHELTERS
THE BEST RV TRIP PLANNER APPS AND TOOLS

Did you buy a lemon RV? Here’s more about RV lemons and lawyers who will represent you if you need help.


Quick Tip

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.



“Why I love my RV”

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.”

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


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

Roasted Garlic Mushrooms
by Carol Perricone from Massapequa Park, NY

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!

Click here for the recipe


Trivia

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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If you have a dog, there’s no way you won’t laugh at this. It made us laugh out loud!


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jillie
6 months ago

Call me corrected with popcorn…er flakes. Now pass the beer. I am not the designated driver.

Bob p
6 months ago

Ive always heard them called “Old Maids” for obvious reasons.

Bobkat3080
6 months ago
Reply to  Bob p

“Old Maids” are the ones that didn’t pop.

Tommy Molnar
6 months ago

So, looking to see if any of our ‘local’ NV hot springs showed up in the list of 25 (they didn’t, thankfully), I did find the one down near Vegas interesting. I watched the video. Holy cow! Folks our age will probably NOT be going there. But it sure looked wonderful. Ah youth.

Les
6 months ago
Reply to  Tommy Molnar

Thompson Valley and Fish Valley? Oops, I think I said too much…

Tommy Molnar
6 months ago
Reply to  Les

Right! Watch your mouth, Les. 🙂

Irvin Kanode
6 months ago

Mushroom popcorn flakes are resistant to damage in handling–thus good for caramel corn.
Flake popcorn expands a lot more when popped, thus more profitable for theaters. (They buy kernels by the pound but sell by volume.)

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RV Staff(@rvstaff)
6 months ago
Reply to  Irvin Kanode

Interesting. Thanks, Irvin! Have a great day. 😀 –Diane

Bill
6 months ago
Reply to  Irvin Kanode

How do you know which kind you are buying

David Stansbury
6 months ago

Ohhhh- the fuddie duddies aren’t gonna like that drink don’t drive one. It’s a classic!

Glenn A
6 months ago

Gas is still cheaper than beer in my neighborhood. If beer was as cheap as gas, I’d have a few. Hahahaha