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RV Daily Tips. Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Issue 1832
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Today’s thought

“All we demanded was our right to twinkle.” ―Marilyn Monroe


Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is National Read a Road Map Day! (Do you still use a paper road map when traveling?)

On this day in history: 1792 – United States President George Washington exercises his authority to veto a bill, the first time this power is used in the United States.



Tip of the Day

Boondocking: A comprehensive how-to guide for a great trip

By Nanci Dixon
Every camper needs a boondocking how-to guide. Boondocking is so underrated! Even among ardent campers, boondocking is often viewed as a last resort—an overnight stop when there is nowhere else to stay.

When I am talking with friends and family about my love of boondocking, I find that they generally underrate it. My sister and brother-in-law have heard me rave about Quartzsite, Arizona, so often that they decided to stop and look around on their way to California. The short drive-through certainly turned them off!

Continue reading this very thorough guide


Today’s RV review…

The Encore RV ROG square drop is built with zero wood

Tony writes, “A company that has this build quality and a sense of humor certainly gets a nod from me. If you’re looking at a square drop, this one is a good one to consider.”

Click here

For previous RV reviewsclick here.



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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.

What is the recommended care for standard stabilizer jacks?

Dear Dave,
I have a 2021 R-Pod 192. The threads and pivot points on my stabilizer jacks need to be clean and lubricated in order to work effectively, yet they are constantly subjected to water and road grit that sticks to the threads and grinds when they are being expanded. I am considering mounting modified mud flaps in front of them to offer a small amount of protection. What is the recommended care and maintenance for standard stabilizer jacks?  —Tim

Read Dave’s answer



Snow bike kit expands e-bike function – Fun and practical!

With electric bicycles becoming ever more popular with RVers, it was only a matter of time before someone sat around in winter, bored, and one-upped that idea. Enter ENVO, a company that already makes kits to transform your regular bicycle into an electric one. Now they’ve developed a kit to go further and turn it into a snow bike. Continue reading.


Reader poll

Do you take herbal supplements for your health?

Tell us here


Quick Tip

Electrical circuit not working?

Got an electrical circuit in your RV that stubbornly refuses to work? You’ve checked the circuit breaker and it’s fine, but still “no juice”? Get thee into thy bathroom, and verify that the ground fault interrupter doesn’t need to be reset. Don’t ask how we know about this one.



Website of the day

The Best Camping in Oregon, From Crater Lake to the Oregon Dunes
If you’ve never camped in Oregon, there’s no way you won’t plan a trip after reading this and seeing these photos. It sure is a beautiful state…


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:

• 46 percent of beer drinkers drink most often from a bottle. Another 31 percent drink most often from a can, and the remaining 23 percent always pour their beer into a glass.
• 20 percent drink a soft drink every day.
• 22 percent own a motorcycle.

Recent poll: How is your RV or tow vehicle powered?


Recipe of the Day

Oven Omelet
by Gayle Kennedy from Portland, OR

Tasty and super easy, this baked omelet is quite good. Once baked, it’s thick, fluffy, and full of flavor. There’s plenty of bacon and gooey cheese to make this super satisfying. It’s rather large and would be great to whip up for a holiday breakfast or brunch.

Click here for the recipe


Trivia

North Dakota’s Lake Sakakawea has more shoreline than the California Pacific Coast.

*What do the stars in the Subaru logo mean or stand for? Find the answer in yesterday’s trivia


Readers’ Pets of the Day

“Here’s Jack and Zippy in their favorite RV travel spot under the dinette table of our motorhome.” —Tom McGee

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!


?????? MYSTERY PRODUCT OF THE DAY ??????
You’ve certainly seen these before, but have you ever seen ones like this?! We want these!


Leave here with a laugh

Thanks to our writer Nanci Dixon for sharing! Too funny! If it made you laugh, you can buy this shirt for yourself or someone you know here.


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Tom B
6 months ago

A typical GFCI will protect not only the built-in outlets, but ever other outlet wired to it and downline from the fuse box. You don’t need one for every outlet.

Ken
6 months ago

Oven omelet is huge! Have you priced a pound of bacon lately? Twelve ounce package I mean. Sounds good.

Jeff Craig
6 months ago
Reply to  Ken

My wife has made a similar recipe, no Bisquick but had tater-tots, in a pair of 9×9 square pan, and it fed three of us for over a week on the road. Very tasty!

Jopa
6 months ago

So “Leave here with a Laugh” has become a platform for purchase advertisements?

Forest
6 months ago
Reply to  Jopa

I thought it was funny. I know some folks that would wear that shirt with pride. Of course, I’m not one. <g>

Tom M
6 months ago
Reply to  Jopa

Really? Just couldn’t let it go.

Jim Langley
6 months ago
Reply to  Jopa

It’s possible that since that T shirt slogan might belong to someone (copyrights and all), that the only “fair” way to use the slogan and/or photo was to allow people to buy the item – to reimburse the artist or writer, etc. for their work. Just a thought.

david
6 months ago
Reply to  Jopa

Every now and then they put something out there that’s out of the box to exercise the haters.

Last edited 6 months ago by david
Tommy Molnar
6 months ago
Reply to  Jopa

C’mon jopa . . . I have several wine-related T-shirts that I proudly wear (note to Forest <g>). I might just have to GET this one.