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RV Daily Tips. Friday, April 29, 2022

Issue 1850
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

“Reading is a means of thinking with another person’s mind; it forces you to stretch your own.” —Charles Scribner, Jr.


Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is National Shrimp Scampi Day!

On this day in history: 1953 – The first U.S. experimental 3D television broadcast showed an episode of Space Patrol on Los Angeles ABC affiliate KECA-TV.



Tip of the Day

Always follow these e-bike safety tips

Look around your campground, local park, or city landscape and you’ll undoubtedly see e-bikes. If you’ve jumped onboard (literally) and purchased your own electric bicycle, you should know and practice some important e-bike safety tips.

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Today’s RV review…

Winnebago Minnie Winnie 22M—a small Class C

Tony writes, “This is a nifty little rig. It’s not overly huge at 24’5” in total length. That means maneuvering in traffic and even mountain roads it’s not going to be a big challenge. You could easily make a grocery stop at a store and take up a single parking space….”

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Every day we post a photo of an RV either submitted by its owner or by our editors as they move about the country.

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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.

Can I tow a GMC Sierra 2500 behind my Allegro?

Dear Dave,
We moved from a Class C to a 5th wheel, and now have a 2022 Tiffin Allegro Red 38KA. I have a 2022 GMC Sierra 2500 pickup. Weight-wise, I see no problem towing the pickup with this diesel pusher. Do you? —Tim

Read Dave’s answer



Don’t forget to service your RV range

The RV range is a pretty simple device, and usually works when lighted. However, without a little maintenance it can fail, which will leave you by the creek without any supper! As with the range at home, a clean range is a happy range. Here are the steps to achieve a happy range.


You may have missed these recent popular stories…

Is a self-serve RV park coming alongside a highway near you?

An update on Starlink Mobile Broadband for RVers

Work campers are a valuable commodity for labor-hungry campground owners

Study offers meaningful picture of what it’s like to camp today


Reader poll

How much effort do you put into limiting your use of plastic?

Tell us here



Quick Tip

Don’t pop your air mattress!

Pat Gerard advises, if you have an air mattress on your bed, be sure to let some of the air out before heading up to higher altitudes. That’ll ensure you don’t have a sudden and unwanted pop due to the change in altitude and pressure. Thanks, Pat!


“Why I love my RV”

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

From Russ Ward
2020 Forest River Cherokee Wolf Pack 325/13 Toy Hauler

“Our Wolf Pack is our first RV, so we have nothing to compare it with. I love the way it tows. With it being a 5th wheel, it tracks well behind our truck and doesn’t give us problems when being passed by semitrucks. We’ve seen many folks pulling travel trailers with their trailers swaying back and forth behind them on narrow two-lane roads and it makes me so thankful that ours pulls straight and true. With its 13-foot garage, we can fit our reverse trike, a couple portable generators and misc. gear with ease, plus, still have some room to get around to our stuff. The extra couches and happy-jack bed in the garage, plus the loft above the garage is a big hit when we have our kids and granddaughter along for a trip! And the extra 1/2 bath is very convenient as well. The fireplace keeps us warm on most cool evenings, which means we can conserve our propane for really cold nights. There are lots more things we like about our RV but I don’t have room to include in this list. All in all, we are extremely happy with our choice.”

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



Website of the day

Travel British Columbia: Camping
If you’ve been to British Columbia, you know how gorgeous it is. If you’ve never been, well hop on this website, find a campground, and plan your trip. You certainly won’t regret it!


Clubs and useful organizations
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• Harvest Hosts: Stay free at farms, wineries and other scenic and peaceful locations for free. Save 15% on membership.
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Escapees: Best Club for RVers: All RVers welcome, no matter what type of RV, make or model.
Road Trip Wizard: Make your RV road trip planning easier than ever.


Recipe of the Day

Bread and Butter Pickles
by Barbara Alden from Bolivar, MO

Homemade pickles are delicious on a burger, a sandwich, or even just to munch on. We loved the pleasant, tart taste of these. They’re crunchy, sweet, and sour. You taste a slight hint of apple cider vinegar. Easy to make, these bread and butter pickles will be a staple in your fridge. The longer they sit in their juices, the better they get.

Click here for the recipe


Trivia

The word tabloid when referring to newspaper sizes comes from the style of journalism known as “tabloid journalism” that compacted stories into short, easy to read and often exaggerated forms. Tabloid journalism itself got its name from the “tabloid pills” marketed in the 1880s, that were the first highly compacted and easy to swallow pills commonly available.

*Do Oreo cookies contain dairy? How long does the cookie take to dissolve in milk? Some random Oreo facts for you in yesterday’s trivia


Readers’ Pet of the Day

“Milo is our English Lab puppy. He is the 8th dog we have had the privilege of owning, but the first to come camping. He started at 4 months old, and now is a pro!” —Diane Seabury

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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jillie
4 months ago

They also say that a good scare increases your life span by I think 5 or 10 years. By this rate I should live to say 200?

Bd2
4 months ago

We have a shelter purebred English Lab…never had one before. He is a riot to play with, extremely loyal and smarter than many humans. Also quite a guard dog for his people.

Liz W
4 months ago

For the first time ever, I clicked through on the recipe. Holy catz! Those are not pickling cucumbers. What RVer is going to make 5 pints of refrigerator pickles while hanging out in their RV? I don’t know that I’d want that eye-watering, boiled vinegar scenting my RV for the foreseeable future. That was an odd choice of recipes, folks!

John
4 months ago
Reply to  Liz W

Not really odd. Not everyone here are full-timers, some or most still have base homes. So those folks have space probably. Recipe sounds good to me.

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RV Staff(@rvstaff)
4 months ago
Reply to  Liz W

Hi, Liz. A lot of our readers have sticks-and-bricks homes. And I’m sure some full-time RVers do some canning in their RVs. For example, Russ and Tiña De Maris put up a ton of stuff every year in their RV. Just sayin’. Have a good day. 😀 –Diane

jillie
4 months ago
Reply to  Liz W

I use to make pickled beets until I got tired of my counters turning red and having to clean up the mess. Otherwise the ones at the store taste just as good but found I like fresh boiled beets. Tastier.

Royce
4 months ago

The exact same oil filter wrench advertise from amazon for $13 I got at Walmart for $8.

Joe
4 months ago
Reply to  Royce

Doubt the quality of the material (metal) is the same. My FB liter wrench was made in the USA, not China.

Tony Grigg
4 months ago
Reply to  Royce

I have that same wrench from Amazon and it is GREAT! I had that 2 piece orange thing from Camco and literally threw it in a lake somewhere in Arkansas.

Ann Wilson
4 months ago

I was so interested to see the advice to let air out of your Sleep Number bed when going to high altitudes. I always tell people about our experience but never heard anyone else mention it. No, we’ve never popped ours! It’s just something you might not think about until you go high and it puffs up!

john stahl
4 months ago

Chuck and / or Emily is allowing the newsletter lean to the left and go to the dark side. Keep the leaning out of the newsletter and just about RVing.

David Stansbury
4 months ago
Reply to  john stahl

I just went back and re-read today’s issue, and I’m not seeing that. And we’re conservative. I hope you’re wrong…

KellyR
4 months ago

Same here. I don’t see any leaning to the left, or right. However, just checked my screen and it is sitting level.

Warren G
4 months ago
Reply to  john stahl

Would be interested in what you feel was leaning left?

Dennis
4 months ago
Reply to  john stahl

Not true. Chuck and / or Emily are not being political they’re just being decent human beings. YOU’RE being political.

Last edited 4 months ago by RV Staff
Les
4 months ago
Reply to  john stahl

???

Brad G. Hancock NH
4 months ago
Reply to  john stahl

Leaning LEFT???? Please cite some precise examples. The ONLY agenda these folks have is to keep us informed with the accurate RV information.

Irvin Kanode
4 months ago
Reply to  john stahl

I don’t know that minimizing plastics is a left or right issue. There are problems with plastic waste. Light weight plastic containers compared to glass yield less consumption of gas and diesel fuel during transportation.

If it is a left/right issue only 5% of poll takers take what might be a left of center approach.

Tom
4 months ago
Reply to  john stahl

Guess it just goes to show everything is now political.

gray
4 months ago
Reply to  john stahl

So now we’ve entered another era of brown-shirt vigilantes policing our reading, our speech, our beliefs, and our thoughts… everything they disagree with. Seems we’ve seen that before in the world and it never works out well.

Dennis Johnson
4 months ago
Reply to  john stahl

You don’t have to read the publication. You can unsubscribe. I don’t find anything political or “left-leaning” in it. Better to check yourself for lean…..

Sherry
4 months ago

Thank you for the link to BC. We are going this summer and I have spent days planning the trip. I started in January. However provincial parks only let you make reservations 2 months in advance. Yesterday i tried to make reservations at one and spent 4 hours trying to cover 1 thursday night. Also thanks for the jokes. I share with my Dad who camped all his life and these kind of help him feel he is still connected.