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RV Daily Tips. Friday, April 22, 2022

Issue 1845
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Today’s thought

“What and how much had I lost by trying to do only what was expected of me instead of what I myself had wished to do?” ―Ralph Ellison


Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is Earth Day!

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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Today’s RV review…

Grand Design Transcend Xplor 260RB

Tony writes, “I would say this would definitely be a top choice in my mind for someone looking for a mid-sized couple’s camper that offers great mid-trip usability and high build quality at a price that puts it squarely in the middle of the market.”

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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.

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.

Read the rest of the question and Dave’s answer



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.


Barbie Dream Camper
Photo Credit: Stacie Hess of CAMP

Win a stay in Barbie’s real-life Dream Camper! If you have kids or grandkids, they’re going to love this! Check it out.


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Reader poll

If there were a permanent moon base, would you spend a week there if invited?

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Quick Tip

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.


“Why I love my RV”

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

From Lance Phillips
2006 Adventurer 200WR

“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.”

Next week will be the last week of this feature unless you send in your photos! If you want to see this feature continue, tell us about your RV. Come on, do a little bragging! Click here.


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Website Article of the day

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

Onion Garlic Beer Bread
by Tracy Stephan from Gleason, WI

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!

Click here for the recipe


Trivia

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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He ransomware.


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Jack Palma
2 months ago

Hi was wondering when will I receive my gift card from Amazon ? Thank you for your time and help.

Admin
RV Staff(@rvstaff)
2 months ago
Reply to  Jack Palma

Hi, Jack. I checked with Jessica, one of our IT folks as well as Special Projects Director. She said, “I sent it out on Monday. He didn’t open it so I resent it yesterday and sent him an email.” Perhaps her emails ended up in your Spam folder? Have a good day. 🙂 –Diane

Lindalee
2 months ago

I am SO SORRY for Little Kitty! Please make his last days as comfortable as possible and, also, please don’t keep him around for YOUR sake! If the pain and sickness get too bad, please, please let him go. You’ll meet up again at the Rainbow Bridge, I’m sure.

CeeCee
2 months ago

Perhaps better questions for the thought of the day might be: how has looking out for the interests and needs of others, rather than putting myself first, made their lives better? Have I made a positive difference in this world? Self-fulfillment and self-sacrifice aren’t necessarily mutually exclusive.

DW/ND
2 months ago

I guess I always tho’t the PanAm hiway went from Alaska down thru Calif.. I-35 runs south from Duluth thru MSP and south! I wonder if it should read I-5? Interesting read anyway! Nice pics too.

Rowdy Yates
2 months ago

Who manufactured the 2006 Adventurer 200WR motorhome?

Admin
RV Staff(@rvstaff)
2 months ago
Reply to  Rowdy Yates

Hi, Rowdy. I think it was built by Adventurer Manufacturing. Adventurer started building its Class C motorhomes and truck campers in 2002. Have a great day. 😀 –Diane

Michael Galvin, PhD
2 months ago

I think that thru the US, I-25 (past us here in Colorado Springs) is more properly the route than I-35.

Deena Jones
2 months ago

After watching the videos on the Hamilton Beach breakfast sandwich maker, I bought the double one. My husband and I are always going to Mcd’s and purchasing two for breakfast. Now, I’ll save money and make them at home, and especially when camping. Thanks for the tip! I had no idea these existed.

Karin S.
2 months ago

The Trivia of the Day does not mention quality control. I would be very interested to compare the US’s quality vs other countries. Factories sure seem to put out RV’s with waaaaay too many issues. All one has to do is to go onto various RV forum’s and read all the complaints with their trailers. I would rather have less of a product, and know it is of high quality than lots of a product that is crap.

TIM MCRAE
2 months ago

Somebody needs to tell Travel + Leisure they are full of crap! Not the worlds longest highway, not even a highway, not even interesting, fake news!

Gary
2 months ago
Reply to  TIM MCRAE

How many times is this gonna get posted?

Les
2 months ago

Today’s Trivia is 95% accurate 10% of the time.

Terri
2 months ago

Dave, sorry to hear of Little Kitty’s illness. Been in your shoes and it is a difficult thing to have to go through.

Lindalee
2 months ago
Reply to  Terri

I’m sorry for your losses, Terri. I’ve been there too and it is VERY difficult!

Don
2 months ago

Sorry guys. The 60 mile Darien Gap cuts the Pan American Hwy in half – so it’s NOT the worlds longest. IMHO, it’s got to be continuous to qualify. Which makes Asian Rt 1, from Turkey to Japan the longest at something like 12,000 miles…

TIM MCRAE
2 months ago
Reply to  Don

Exactly!

Skip
2 months ago

Leave here with a laugh didn’t really cut the mustard.

Debbie
2 months ago
Reply to  Skip

As with almost all the other jokes lately.

KellyR
2 months ago
Reply to  Skip

May not have cut the mustard, but evidently the cops couldn’t ketchup either.

Admin
RV Staff(@rvstaff)
2 months ago
Reply to  KellyR

Good one, Kelly! 😆 Have a great day. 😀 –Diane

KellyR
2 months ago
Reply to  RV Staff

Sometimes ya just gotta ‘splain the joke to the joker. Laugh, chuckle, or groan, it is still a joke. Keep on keepin’ on, Diane.

Admin
RV Staff(@rvstaff)
2 months ago
Reply to  KellyR

Thanks, Kelly. However, I’m no longer in charge of the jokes. Some of the ones I see in there, I groan right along with you folks. 😆 Take care. 😀 –Diane

Bob
2 months ago

Tipping the trailer to get the water off is a good idea. However, return it to level before moving, pulling the slideout in. The slide may be racked and not be even, with more pressure on one end.

Les
2 months ago
Reply to  Bob

Could someone please interpret this?

Deena Jones
2 months ago
Reply to  Les

Make sure you level your trailer before you pull the slide in.

Kenny
2 months ago
Reply to  Deena Jones

Just run the slides in slowly and let the water run off.No big deal.

Bob p
2 months ago

I would say the “worlds longest highway” is a misnomer as the 60 mile Darien’s Gap is a fairly good sized break in the highway. Other than that it was an interesting article.

TIM MCRAE
2 months ago
Reply to  Bob p

Exactly!

Dane Smith
2 months ago

I will be trying that Garlic Beer Bread , looks easy and tasty , right up my alley