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RV Daily Tips. Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Issue 1842
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Today’s thought

“It is not that I’m so smart. But I stay with the questions much longer.” ―Albert Einstein

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

On this day in history: 1987 – The Simpsons first appear as a series of shorts on The Tracey Ullman Show, first starting with Good Night.

Tip of the Day

We got our flush wand stuck in our water heater!

By Nanci Dixon
Our flush wand got stuck in our water heater! Yikes! Didn’t think that would happen…

It is time to pack up and move to cooler ground, so we are getting all those seasonal and yearly RV tasks done. Just one left: Change the anode rod in the water heater and flush it out. It is amazing the amount of gunk that comes out every year!

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Today’s RV review…

2022 Adventurer 86FB pickup camper

Tony writes, “Considering that there is no slide and that this would actually work in a pickup with a six-foot bed, this really does have a terrific layout and usable feel to it. Combining the overall build quality feel and the number of features, this could easily be a camper that would be a worthy competitor of companies like Lance. So it would be smart to compare these when shopping.”

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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.

Interior wood trim pulls off when slide room is extended

Dear Dave,
Both of my slideouts are pulling the interior wood trim off as they are extended. I’ve tried screwing the trim to plywood on the roof of the slideout, but it still pulls it off. The local Camping World suggested installing a metal stop for the entire width of the slideout, which would involve pulling up the roofing on the slideout. Any suggestions? —John, 2018 Forest River Forester 2401R

Read Dave’s answer

App Review: Roadside America – Don’t miss a thing!

Have you ever come home from a journey and told friends about your prior destination and they then turned around and asked if you had seen a certain landmark or tourist trap that they knew you would love? It stinks missing some of these unusual places that make travel to other localities so special. How do you make sure not to miss these attractions? One of the ways is with the app “Roadside America.” Learn more here.

Reader poll

How often do you dream of a parent who has died?

Tell us here

Quick Tip

Always extend both sets of steps

This safety warning is from Mike Sherman, a California Coast camp host: “I see a lot of newer travel trailers 25’+ having two entry doors, but many campers extend only one set to utilize for entry and exit. However, one night an elderly woman decided to use that second door to exit into the dark for some reason. She wound up in the hospital with 3 broken ribs and extensive bruising. Always extend both steps, even if you think YOU won’t use them – your spouse might. It also adds a second safe exit in the event of an emergency.” Thanks, Mike!

Website of the day
If you or someone you know is grieving, this is an incredibly helpful resource. Find articles, resources, grief groups and more.

And the Survey Says…

We’ve polled readers more than 1,500 times in recent years. Here are a few things we’ve learned about them:

• 73 percent said they would not buy an RV made in China even if the quality of it was equal to or greater than one made in the USA. Even if it were priced less!
• 11 percent never use their RV’s oven (traditional or convection).
• 36 percent are not happy about the influx of new RVers and say it’s making finding places to stay much harder.

Recent poll: Have you paid $100 or more a night for a campsite in the last year?

We love things that are practical, but also funny. This is definitely one of those things.

Recipe of the Day

Grilled Pepper Jack Bacon Burger Sandwiches with Jalapeños
by Jenny Wemple from Various places, MT

A burger with bacon, pepper jack, and jalapenos… full of flavor is an understatement. The burger patty itself is seasoned perfectly and jam-packed with flavor and bacon. Stuffing the burger inside a pepper jack and jalapeno grilled cheese makes this the ultimate burger. We used Texas Toast for the grilled cheese and it made this similar to a patty melt. A wonderful burger during grilling season.

Click here for the recipe

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The British government originally spread the idea that eating carrots improves night vision. During World War II, British pilots began downing a large number of German aircrafts. Their secret, of course, was their development of radar systems. When the press questioned their precision and success, the British government and the Royal Air Force responded that it was because of all the carrots their pilots were eating. They did such an excellent job with this lie, that the idea of carrots improving vision, especially night vision, stuck and we still believe it to this day! [Clarification: Carrots have beta carotene, which the body converts to Vitamin A, which helps us to see at night. Vitamin A helps keep our vision healthy, but does not improve vision.]

*You know those cute little boxes that Nabisco’s Barnum’s Animals animal crackers come in? Do you know what they were originally designed to be? Yesterday’s trivia tells you. 

Readers’ Pet of the Day

“This is Simon. He’s 14 years old and wasn’t fond of the noises of a moving home. He’s now become a seasoned traveler.” —Colleen Strongren

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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1 year ago

Yes, carrots are good for the eyes. That is the reason you never see a rabbit wearing glasses.

Marie Beschen
1 year ago

Great use of chalk! 😉

Jim c
1 year ago

I parked that way the other day because it was the ok only way to park. Everyone else was parked that way because one person messed it up for everyone else. Oh well, just another day of its all about me.

Bob M
1 year ago

Yesterday they announced they are building a Margaritaville resort in Mt Pocono, Pa. It will have premium luxury RV sites. Which I guess means to expensive for me. It’ll be located by Kalahari Resorts Waterpark and not far from Great Wolf Water park. Cost will be over a billion dollars and should open by the end of 2024

Donald N Wright
1 year ago

I think I will carry chalk now.

1 year ago

I completely agree with the safety tip about extending both sets of steps. You never know when you might have to quickly exit using that second set. I have always lowered that second set on my trailers.

1 year ago

Of the 36% that don’t like the influx of new RV’ers, I would be curious as to how long YOU have been an RV’er. Everyone has been new, at some point. My journey started in a truck camper when I was 9 years old and you could decide on thursday night that Friday after work you were going camping for the weekend at Yosemite. You’d drive up at 6 pm, find a site and let the ranger know which one you picked. Yeah, I miss those days, but I also enjoy the energy of the parks now, too. It’s all about planning, I suppose, and supporting those new comers as you were supported when you started.

1 year ago
Reply to  Leslie

I couldn’t agree more with you Leslie. And the population has grown as well making RVers population grow as well.

Jesse Crouse
1 year ago

Skull shaver ad. Mother nature gave me one for nothing with no need for batteries.

RV Staff
1 year ago
Reply to  Jesse Crouse

Hi, Jesse. That must have been an auto-inserted AdSense ad from Google. Interesting what they put in there sometimes. Have a great day. 😀 –Diane

Jesse Crouse
1 year ago

Parking ability- Has none or just doesn’t care. I am becoming my parents. They would have hung around to instruct this jerk how to do it. Can’t today- might get shot.

Warren G
1 year ago
Reply to  Jesse Crouse

It’s a joke.

Jeff Craig
1 year ago
Reply to  Jesse Crouse

But you have got to give the chalk-bearer kudos for their response! (And I agree, on both the drivers selfishness and we are becoming our parents…)

1 year ago
Reply to  Jeff Craig

Big thing about the JOD the space it is hanging over looks like it is not a parking space. No lines!.

1 year ago
Reply to  Chuck

Or it might be because the angle of the picture you don’t see the other line.

Lisa Adcox
1 year ago

Simon is gorgeous. I had one that looked just like Simon. We always said he thought we lived with him instead of other way around.

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