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RV Daily Tips. Thursday, April 7, 2022

Issue 1834
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Today’s thought

“You don’t remember what happened. What you remember becomes what happened.” John Green


Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is National Beer Day! It’s also National Burrito Day! It’s also No Housework Day! We say you go out and buy yourself a beer and a burrito!

On this day in history: 1933 – Prohibition in the United States is repealed for beer of no more than 3.2% alcohol by weight, eight months before the ratification of the XXI Amendment.



Tip of the Day

7 tips for keeping a happy marriage while RVing

*Editor’s note: We ran this a few years ago but it’s still just as applicable as it was then!

Imagine that you and your partner just got married. You dated for three years, got married, and have now decided to buy an RV and travel the country. Wonderful, right? Absolutely! Until you’re three months in and 300 square feet suddenly seems small… very small. Do most marriages survive RV living? Well, of course it depends on the couple. But once couples learn how to maneuver around the small space, and the country, together, married RV life is a wonderful life! Here are seven things to do for a happy marriage in an RV.

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Today’s RV review…

A small Super C – the Nexus RV Rebel Super C 30R

Tony writes, “I really like this Super C. It’s not overly huge but offers plentiful space thanks to a gigantic road-side slide room. There’s also plenty of storage and the chassis that can haul that stuff you put under there. Further, the company has really paid attention to a lot of little details in this build as well as some major items like that steel cage construction.”

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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.

No airflow to RV’s bedroom heat vent. How do I see what’s wrong?

Dear Dave,
We think there are two issues that need to be addressed. But first, there is no airflow to our RV’s bedroom heat vent. Can we open the underbelly cover to see the plumbing and duct system? It appears sealed but there are larger bolts. —John

Read Dave’s answer



Want to camp for free? All it takes is a little work…

Ready for your next RV adventure but worried about finding a campsite among the crowd? Are campsite costs going up? Like to work with people and stay active? Consider an amazing Volunteer.gov job. Read about the fun and amazing opportunities here.


Which of these prolific authors is actually composed of a group of ghostwriters? Ursula Bloom? Nora Roberts? R.L Stine? Carolyn Keene? Scroll down for the answer in today’s trivia. 


Reader poll

Do you have serious food allergies?

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Quick Tip

How to use a basement storage door as a table

You can use a basement storage door as a table, provided you can open it to “level” and then support it. Hit the thrift shops and buy a used photo tripod – the three legs make it sturdy and you can set and lock it at nearly any desirable height.



Website of the day

40 Shopping Tricks to Know Before You Go To Costco
We know RVers don’t always buy in bulk or shop at places like Costco, but there are some things it’s just hard to resist at the big box store. Check out these 40 tricks and you’ll shop like a pro.


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:

• 83 percent tent camped before buying their first RV.
• 42 percent say their RV has at least one permanently mounted solar panel.
• 20 percent do not carry a generator with them on their RV travels.

Recent poll: How did you discover this issue of the RVtravel.com newsletter? 


Recipe of the Day

Girl Scout Tacos
by Marybeth Mank from Mesquite, TX

Make these tacos in a Dutch oven or over an open stove if you’re camping. Either way, you’ll have a great meal. After the meat simmers with the beans and seasonings, it’s rich with a smoky flavor. The meat and bean mixture soaks into corn chips. Basically, they’re open-faced tacos everyone will love.

Click here for the recipe


Trivia

Which of these prolific authors is actually composed of a group of ghostwriters? Ursula Bloom? Nora Roberts? R.L. Stine? Carolyn Keene? If you guessed Carolyn Keene, the name behind the Nancy Drew mysteries, you’re right! Nancy Drew is not the work of a single author. In fact, it’s simply the name given to a cast of ghostwriters. Go back and reread a few Nancy Drew mysteries and you’ll probably be able to see a difference in writing styles.

*How many geysers are in Yellowstone National Park? Take a guess then read yesterday’s trivia to see if you’re right.  


Readers’ Pet of the Day

“River the Camping Kitty did not start traveling with us until the age of 16. We had no idea how he would adapt, but he loves it!” —Jane Gray

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 ??????
Wow! This is exactly what we’ve been looking for our whole lives! How did we ever survive so long without it? It’s extraordinary!


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Donald N Wright
5 months ago

As a volunteer with the Girl Scouts long ago, I have one of the camping three ring binders, amazed how many meals start with browned ground beef. I also learned those innocent looking Girl Scouts are a lot sneakier than Boy Scouts.

Tony Grigg
5 months ago

I think it should be noted that using a basement door as a table applies only to travel trailers. As a 5ver owner, it took me awhile to understand that suggestion. My basement door becomes level slightly above my eye level. No convenient for dining. 🙂

Kathy Niemeyer
5 months ago

Love “River the Camping Kitty”! We too started RVing when our cat was 15. He also adapted quickly and loves going! When we start packing our Class C he jumps into the overhead cab and won’t leave!