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On this day in history: 1960 – The United States launches Transit 1-B, the world’s first satellite navigation system.
Tip of the Day
Even more incredible tips for reusing Pringles cans in your RV
By Gail Marsh
A couple of weeks ago we ran a story about various ways to reuse or upcycle the iconic Pringles cans. So many of you responded to the story that I thought it only fair to pass along your additional hacks and tips for Pringles cans. Before you continue reading though, make sure to read my other article first, if you haven’t already.
Today’s RV review…
Tony writes, “Overall, I really, really like this brand and what they’re doing and, apparently, so do buyers. No, they’re really not for everybody—but what RV is? It’s nice when an independent company steps up with something different and carves out a niche for themselves in a crowded market of similar products.”
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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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New LED lights are causing weirdness on my TV
I changed all the ceiling lights to LED and now find while watching OTA (over the air) TV, many of these lights will cause pixelation and loss of signal. I’m wondering if there is a filter or other solution to this problem. Thank you. —Ira, 2006 Monaco Dynasty
What are the best cars to flat tow? We review some options
By Nanci Dixon
“I have been looking for a new flat towable car for the last couple of years and I’ve read every RV article that mentions them. Yes, I can practically hear everyone chirping: ‘Jeep, Jeep, Jeep!’ Been there, done that.” Read Nanci’s review of several towable cars here.
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Size does matter
Is your vehicle licensed properly for its size? Some jurisdictions will move you from personal class to commercial class simply because of your licensed GVW (Gross Vehicle Weight). Be sure this doesn’t happen to you as the rules change significantly. Being classed commercial may limit your hours of driving, keeping log books, having restricted routes, need to carry specific equipment, etc. —Thanks to George Bliss
While we’re on this topic …
Are you licensed properly?
In many jurisdictions, if you only possess a regular driver’s license you are not allowed to pull a trailer more than 10,000 lbs. (4600 kg). If you’re not licensed properly, and in the event of a claim, your insurance company could deny you coverage. You could as well be ticketed or shut down on the side of the highway. Don’t put yourself in a position that will cause you grief. If you’re not sure, check with the licensing standards department of your state/province. Our thanks, again, to George Bliss
Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, RVtravel.com readers tell in their own words why they love their RVs.
From Wayne Ratzlaff
2009 Cedar Creek, TSA 34
“There is little I would change about this unit. If I was required to, it would be an independent suspension. One thing that is very important to us is that the awning fully covers the entrance providing shade and protection from the rain. We love the big rear window and the recliners that we can turn to face out the back when there is a great view. Or swivel inward to visit or watch TV. The combination small tub and shower is great. Awning covers. ‘Trailair’ pin box makes for a smoother ride. We love this unit.”
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Ever wanted to own a campground?
While campers are out to experience fresh air and bucolic surroundings, the people who create and operate RV parks are often overworked, underpaid and stressed out. Here’s the fascinating story of one family’s experiences owning a popular RV park in Virginia. Book’s Forward by RV Travel’s Chuck Woodbury.
Website of the day
20 Hilarious One-Star Yelp Reviews of National Parks
This should really be under our “Leave here with a laugh” section. You’ll laugh out loud at these! Some people just don’t get it…
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Recipe of the Day
If you love amaretto, then this dip will be a treat. The amaretto flavor is very noticeable, but not completely overwhelming. It’s cool, creamy, and has a slightly citrus flavor that pairs well with the berries. This is really good right after it’s made, but we liked it more after it chilled for a little while. A great dessert for an adult get-together or ladies’ night.
The popular amusement chain SeaWorld was originally designed to be a restaurant. The four UCLA graduate founders wanted to create an elaborate underwater restaurant where diners would feel like they were dining under the sea. While dining, they would be treated to marine life shows. Well, building a bubble under millions and millions of gallons of water didn’t really work out, so they turned their sights to a marine-themed amusement park, and the rest is history.
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Readers’ Pet of the Day
“3-year-old yellow Labrador Retriever, Bella. I rescued her in March 2021. ‘Who’s that doggy in the window?'” —William Evans
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