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RV Daily Tips. Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Issue 1848
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Today’s thought

“Don’t bend; don’t water it down; don’t try to make it logical; don’t edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly.” ―Franz Kafka


Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is National Prime Rib Day!

On this day in history: 1986 – The city of Pripyat and surrounding areas are evacuated due to Chernobyl disaster.



Tip of the Day

These are the skills you must maintain to continue RVing

By Gail Marsh
“How long will you continue RVing?” Have you been asked this question? I have. More than once! I know the question comes from a genuine concern for my welfare, but I still take offense. (A little, anyway.) If you plan to keep RVing, there are important skills you need to maintain. Good news! There are easy ways to strengthen your skills.

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Today’s RV review…

ICC Offroad Flip 90 travel trailers

Tony writes, “Today we’re heading across the pond for a review of the ICC Offroad Flip 90 travel trailers, one of the more unusual convertible trailers I’ve seen. The company also makes a similar camper. These German trailers and truck campers are definitely something unusual. I can imagine that owners of these will have to demonstrate the unique flip functionality to half the campground at every stop.”

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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.

Can I replace my RV’s frameless tip out windows with the slider kind?

Dear Dave,
I have a 2005 Holiday Rambler Ambassador motorhome with slide windows. The ventilation is excellent. When I think of getting a newer coach I’m hesitant because of the new window designs that just tip out at the bottom. It just doesn’t look like you could get a breeze flowing through the RV very well. Being able to spend as much time as possible without the air conditioners running is important to me. They do look good, though. Am I wrong about the new windows? —Ed

Read Dave’s answer



Is it OK to drive with one flat dually tire? Nope. Here’s why

By Gail Marsh
“You’re driving down the road, happy to be headed to your campground destination, when suddenly your tire pressure gauge indicates a problem. Now what? That was the question we recently faced. We’d been driving for hours in seemingly endless traffic and were tired and hungry. Adding to our frustration was the fact that we were in the middle of a 25-mile construction zone. We couldn’t pull over because there wasn’t a shoulder!” What did Gail do, and what saved the day? Find out here.


Reader poll

Would you rather live where most often daily temps were lower than 50 or higher than 90?

Tell us here


??????  MYSTERY PRODUCT OF THE DAY  ??????
If you ever start feeling “old,” wear one of these and take a walk in public. You will get plenty of comments (and smiles) to make you feel a lot better.


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.


Quick Tip

A fire-safety reminder

Ensure that all space heaters are kept at least three feet away from any material that can burn. Children and pets should be kept at least three feet away from space heaters and open fires. Portable space heaters should be turned off when you leave the room, house or RV, and when you go to sleep. Be sure to keep portable space heaters on a solid, flat surface. They should be kept out of doorways or high traffic areas of the home. Portable space heaters should be plugged directly into wall outlets. Do not use extension cords or power strips to power space heaters, as this could cause the cords to overheat and become a fire hazard. —Courtesy Spokane Fire Department


“Why I love my RV”

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

From Caroline Geigsby
FR East to West Della Terra 261RB

“Wow, I love it so much. It has a huge bathroom with a roomy shower and a huge pantry! Great storage all round. It also has a 40-inch TV with a Winegard 360 antenna. There is an efficient kitchen with a good-sized fridge. The king-size bed is standard but can easily downsize to queen. It has deep dining table seats and a 14-foot slide with huge windows. Grey tones make for a cozy feel. Towing is a dream in comparison to our old FR MiniLite 2109S. Love, love all of it! Definitely about time a woman designed a trailer!”

Tell us about your RV. Come on, do a little bragging! Click here.



Website of the day

Escape the Ordinary on Your Next Vacation
We don’t usually find ourselves reading articles like this, but some of the campgrounds and resorts listed here look like so much fun we thought we’d share them with you.


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Recipe of the Day

Honey Cornbread Muffins
by Lindsey McCue from Los Angeles, CA

These cornbread muffins are so tasty you’ll find reasons to make and eat them. They’re a fantastic addition to brunch. But, they’re just as tasty with a bowl of chili. We love the sweetness the honey adds to the cornbread.

Click here for the recipe


Trivia

Photo Credit: Trashbag, Wikimedia Commons

Do you know what an airpark is? Airparks are residential communities where people can park their private planes in their driveways and have direct runway access. You know how people who have boats like to live on lakes? Or people who golf like to live on golf courses? Well, it’s the same thing. These small, niche communities are subdivisions that look like many other neighborhoods: spacious lawns, new homes, sidewalks… and very, very wide streets… that are actually runways. There are about 436 airparks in the U.S. Florida has 52 of them, Washington has 50, California has 28 and Oregon has 23.

*Ever wonder where the term “baker’s dozen” originated? Well, find out in yesterday’s trivia


Readers’ Pet of the Day

“Precious is a rescue pup. I don’t know who rescued who! She is now an Emotional Service dog for me. She loves to be in the motorhome and really gets excited when she sees it.” —Linda Allen

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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Peter Figliar
4 months ago

Your Today’s thought are worthless words. They do not mean anything.

TexasScout
4 months ago
Reply to  Peter Figliar

Says the guy who didn’t bend, didn’t water it down, didn’t try to make it logical (obviously).

Rick W.
4 months ago

God knows what He is doing…..but He really did a good thing when he made pets!

Cee Cee
4 months ago

Wish Leave Here With a Laugh could happen. We have friends who dream of living in a residential air park. OTOH, sometimes I have to wonder how the Thought of the Day gets selected. Kafka was a miserable, unhappy man whose life is a study in how NOT to live. Pursue your dreams, certainly. But be wary of obsessions. You may regret letting them take over.

Jim G.
4 months ago

The trivia should have said “residential airparks”. Many airports are called airparks.

Julie
4 months ago

Today’s mystery product is in my cart to buy when we’re sitting still long enough for me to get it. I’ve said this so many times!

Travis
4 months ago

My dad is a pilot and I grew up with a runway as a front yard.

Jeb
4 months ago

Trivia. Actually, the streets are taxi ways not runways.

Bob p
4 months ago
Reply to  Jeb

Another example of what Chuck was talking about last Saturday in his article about journalists. Pick a subject and start writing without researching.

Betty Danet
4 months ago
Reply to  Jeb

That’s a relief. When I read runway I visualized having to look up for planes landing as I pulled out of my driveway.🤣

DW/ND
4 months ago
Reply to  Betty Danet

I think you all need to go back and read the article again. they are AIRPARKS – the runway is either next to a taxi-way or the runway is directly out of your driveway/’garage. And yes you do have to look up for planes – because that is the way AIRPARKS are built. The streets are usually in front of the house!

(…and yes, I am a pilot and yes I follow aviation.)

Kelly F
4 months ago

Laugh; and enough static electricity to power us through the day!

Last edited 4 months ago by Kelly F
Tommy Molnar
4 months ago

Love, LOVE, L O V E the mystery product of the day!

Larry Lee
4 months ago

In the Trivia item, “436 airports” should be “436 airparks” in the US

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RV Staff(@rvstaff)
4 months ago
Reply to  Larry Lee

Thanks, Larry! I correct hundreds of typos every day, but once in awhile one slips by. 😯 It’s been corrected. Have a great day. 😀 –Diane

Admin
RV Staff(@rvstaff)
4 months ago
Reply to  Larry Lee

Thanks, Larry! It’s been corrected. Take care. 😀 –Diane