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RV Daily Tips. Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Issue 1843
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

“You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm.” ―Colette


Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is Lima Bean Respect Day!

On this day in history: 1836 – U.S. Congress passes an act creating the Wisconsin Territory.



Tip of the Day

These are six critical photos to keep on your phone

By Gail Marsh
What is it that most of us carry no matter where we go? Our cell phones, of course! We may leave our purses or wallets behind, but that cell phone? No way! Where you go, it goes. And for that reason, it’s important that you always keep six critical pieces of information in the form of photos on your phone.

So, what are these photos? Read on to find out.

Read more


Today’s RV review…

Thor Tranquility 19P Class B

Tony writes, “Today’s review is of the 2022 Thor Tranquility 19P, a Class B RV based on the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter four-wheel-drive chassis. Let’s get this out of the way. I don’t like it.” Uh oh.

Find out why here

For previous RV reviewsclick here.



 CONTEST!  Is this your RV?

Win a $25 Amazon gift certificate if today’s RV photo shows your rig
Every day we post a photo of an RV either submitted by its owner or by our editors as they move about the country.

Click here to see if your RV made it into today’s issue.


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 sealant should I use between coach and chassis?

Dear Dave,
The caulking is starting to yellow between the coach and the Chevy chassis on our Class C motorhome. I want to recaulk this with something that doesn’t yellow but stays white. What sealant should I use? Silicone or Dicor or…? Thanks, Dave. —Jerry, 2021 Thor Chateau 22B

Read Dave’s answer



Jeep Reviews: Which is best to flat tow?

By Nanci Dixon
“Last week I reviewed a few cars for flat towing and it was wonderful to read such helpful comments from so many of you. If you read the article, you know I’m in the market for a new car, so your comments helped me find a few more options to look at.” Read Nanci’s reviews of several Jeeps for flat towing here.


Reader poll

Have you ever been bitten by a poisonous or venomous snake?

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.


????? MYSTERY PRODUCT OF THE DAY ??????
What if we told you there was a way to stay in shape without getting off your couch? Well, there is!


Quick Tip

Dated your detectors lately?

Pull your smoke, LP and carbon monoxide detectors down and check their labels. Detectors are “good” within a certain date, and even if they seem to be “working” after the expiry, don’t risk it—replace them. It’s especially important to check the dates if you’ve recently purchased a used RV.


“Why I love my RV”

Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, RVtravel.com readers tell in their own words why they love their RVs. 

From Ron and Brenda Speidel
2016 23FB Airstream Flying Cloud

“This little gal, Nellie B, named after Nelly Bly, has been a thrill to have. She is aerodynamic, small enough to maneuver into tight spots, and yet large enough to comfortably live in. The floor plan affords a queen bed, a large dining area, and a separate bathroom at the opposite end from the bedroom. After having a 19’ with a corner bed, this feels palatial. In addition, having Nellie has allowed us to meet and become lifelong friends with others in the Airstream community.”

If you’d like to see this feature continue, please tell us about your RV. Come on, do a little bragging! Click here.



Website of the day

How To Create an RV Container Garden
It’s springtime, and if you’ve got a green thumb it’s probably tickling with excitement at the thought of planting new flowers and plants. Don’t let anyone tell you you can’t garden with an RV! This article is proof you can!


Popular articles you may have missed at RVtravel.com

• Water only coming from the RV shower, not the sink. Why?
“Pathetic quality”: RV dealers are fed up with what manufacturers are producing
• Campground owners are thriving, and there’s little incentive to change things


Recipe of the Day

Pizza Stuffed Baby Portobello Mushrooms
by Sabrina Nichols from OKC, OK

These portobello mushrooms are a wonderful appetizer that looks fancy but is easy to make. There are a few steps, but this adorable appetizer comes together quickly. The cream cheese filling has a nice flavor. Fresh basil adds a pop of freshness. We added mozzarella on top and loved the mini pepperoni on them. The topping options are endless. You won’t be able to eat just one.

Click here for the recipe


Trivia

Which U.S. president popularized the use of rocking chairs? If you guessed John F. Kennedy, you’re correct. In 1955, his doctor recommended the use of a rocking chair as therapy to ease his pain from a prior injury. The recommendation was effective, and Kennedy was sold on the idea of using a rocking chair to engage muscles and ease pain. He bought rocking chairs for all his estates, and even gave them as gifts to friends and family. His rocker is on permanent display at the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum in Boston. And, if you’re in the market for a new rocking chair, the company that made his is still in operation.

*Who was it that originally spread the idea that eating carrots improved night vision? The answer is fascinating. Find it in yesterday’s trivia


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Readers’ Pet of the Day

“Angie is 9 weeks old and is a mix of a Mini Black Poodle and an Entlebucher Mountain Dog. We had her three days before a trip to the Delaware shore for 10 days. So far a real good travel companion!” —Joseph Bulger

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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Brian Burry
5 months ago

Sadly burning Marijuana, per UC David Medical research, contains over 700 carcinogens, yet most think it just a recreational drug. Those who hate smoking, and Second Hand Smoke, are generally unaware of the long term dangers of Pot. No thank you, not celebrating such a day at all!

Bd2
5 months ago
Reply to  Brian Burry

From Colorado,
I agree with what you say about smoking pot, with some exceptions:
1] Edible options exist that get around smoking of it
2] If you have chronic pain, hurting all the time, unable to sleep it is either this or heavy drugs. Please don’t say that Medical Marijuana doctor prescribed use is the same as recreational use.

Sue B
5 months ago
Reply to  Brian Burry

Sadly, some people are not willing to acknowledge the health benefits of marijuana. Marijuana products can provide pain relief, help with sleep, relieve anxiety and more. Smoking is not the only method of delivery – there are gummies, oils and other edibles. I am able to hike 20+ miles per week because of CBD and sleep better with CBD + THC edibles.

Jeff Craig
5 months ago
Reply to  Brian Burry

As compared to how many chemicals Big Tobacco adds to regular tobacco, that are known carcinogens? And, honestly, a blunt a few times a week certainly does less damage to you over time than the PFAS, PTFE or other ‘forever chemicals’ that people just accept because they came from Dow, Monsanto/Bayer or 3M.

And as a Vet of two wars, who has chronic pain issues, edibles are a real help on a bad day.

Linda
5 months ago

Please change the pop up request to sign up for the weekend editions of RV Travel. It covers 2/3 of my Dell laptop screen, and it is happening twice while I try to read the Daily Tips and each of the weekend editions. Can it be a small strip across the top of the screen, or down the side of the screen? We are donation-subscribers already to the RV Travel.com information. Thank you for your good work for us RV-ers.

Gary
5 months ago
Reply to  Linda

If you click on the “X” in the upper right hand corner, it goes away.

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RV Staff(@rvstaff)
5 months ago
Reply to  Linda

Hi, Linda. I asked one of our IT folks, Jessica, if we could turn off the pop-up request to subscribe for those who are already subscribers: Here’s her response: “Nope, we don’t require readers to login to read our website so we control the popup using cookies and the tracking link in the email. If the reader has cookies enabled for our website in their browser, they should not see the popup more than once every two weeks and not at all if they are clicking through from one of our emails. If they are using a private browser or have cookies blocked for our website it will show up every page. Make sure cookies are enabled for our website in your browser, make sure you are not on a private browser or using a script blocker and the problem should be resolved.” I hope that helps you, Linda. Have a great day. 😀 –Diane

Marie Beschen
5 months ago

Gosh, I knew there was a good reason I loved rocking chairs!

John Macatee
5 months ago

Medicinally speaking…..I agree:)

KenW
5 months ago

Reason to celebrate. 4/20 Marijuana Day. Not that we smoke, just acknowledge.

Tom
5 months ago
Reply to  KenW

Today is also
Banana Day
Cheddar Fries Day
Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

guess those foods will come in handy after a few Toke 🤣🤔😊

Scott
5 months ago
Reply to  Tom

if they remember

Tommy Molnar
5 months ago

I followed the link to the “official” JFK rocking chair. It looks a bit uncomfortable, to me anyway.

matski
5 months ago

For the past few days, I have not been able to view the Reader’s Poll. When I click on the link, the narrative and photo comes up but the box with the poll answers is not there. Around the time this started, I added Norton Anti Tracker software to my computer. Could this possibly be the reason the poll no longer shows up?