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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.
Today’s RV review…
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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Can I replace my RV’s frameless tip out windows with the slider kind?
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
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.
Would you rather live where most often daily temps were lower than 50 or higher than 90?
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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.
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Did you buy a lemon RV? Here’s more about RV lemons and lawyers who will represent you if you need help.
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
Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, RVtravel.com readers tell in their own words why they love their RVs.
“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!”
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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
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.
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
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