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On this day in history: 1977 – Optical fiber is first used to carry live telephone traffic.
Tip of the Day
Five good reasons to attend an RV rally
You may have heard about RV rallies. Just what are they? Who attends? Why should you attend? Read on to find out!
What is an RV Rally?
A rally is an organized gathering of folks who share similar interests. So, an RV rally is a planned event that assembles a group of people who are interested in RVs and camping or traveling. RV rallies come in various forms and sizes. Let’s narrow that down.
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My trailer pulls to the right. Is there such a thing as TT tongue alignment?
Good morning, Dave,
We just made the trip to Kentucky from Florida, the fourth since we purchased our travel trailer. My question: Would this trailer (or basically any TT) have a “tongue alignment”? In our travels this trailer has pulled great with our F-150 (special tow including trans / gears). But on the last trip, it seemed to pull to the right, to the point that I felt I was fighting to keep it straight.…
Did someone say comfort food? This chicken veggie curry does the trick!
By Nanci Dixon
My new favorite flavor is curry and this Indian-inspired curry chicken and veggies prepared quickly in an Instant Pot™ is a great way to spice up a cool fall or winter day. You can serve it over rice or slurp it up as a soup. Get the recipe.
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If there were a permanent moon base, would you spend a week there if invited?
Easily get water off your slideout
In wet conditions, before retracting your slides, raise or lower the front end of your trailer and almost all the water will run off the slide before it comes in. —Thanks to George Bliss, Casey Piton, and others who mentioned they do this when their slide doesn’t automatically tilt when being retracted.
Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, RVtravel.com readers tell in their own words why they love their RVs.
“I love my RV for how it drives. It is only 18″ longer than my Chrysler Pacifica mini van so I can park in any parking spot. It’s made in Canada and the underbelly is completely enclosed with heated tanks (four seasons). The interior is all open concept except for the bathroom. No slides to worry about and has a HUGE extended bunk over the cab. There is a ton of storage inside. It comes with two separate 20 lb. propane tanks. With the white exterior, the sun reflects off the RV, keeping it very cool inside. I haven’t even had to run the A/C in 80°F weather. The #1 reason I love it is the three back windows. They are great for viewing the lake from inside.”
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Where to Find the World’s Longest Road
This isn’t a website, but an article from Travel + Leisure. However, it’s still extremely fascinating! Learn about this incredible 19,000-mile highway.
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Recipe of the Day
This beer bread may replace cornbread when serving chili. It’s super easy to make. Once baked, the top is crunchy, but the inside is tender and buttery. The combination of garlic and onion complements the overall flavor. There’s a slight sweetness in this beer bread. Serve warm, with a little bit of butter, alongside a bowl of soup or chili. Yum!
The United States is the world’s largest producer of RVs, manufacturing twice the number as the rest of the world. In 2020, more than 95 percent of U.S. RV exports were to Canada, which accounted for almost 10 percent of United States’ RV shipments.
*Where did the word cubbyhole originate? Find the answer in yesterday’s trivia.
Readers’ Pet of the Day
“Little Kitty loves his fifth wheel freedom and camping. Unfortunately this was his last trip since he is now sick with cancer. We will miss him hanging out with us.” —Dave Andersen
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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