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Tip of the Day
More favorite wind apps and tips from our readers
By Nanci Dixon
Last weekend, I published an article on the best wind apps that are particularly helpful to RVers. Our readers had some of their favorites, too, and shared them with us.
Several readers wrote us about the Drive Weather app. If so many RVers recommend this app, we thought you should know about it.
Today’s RV review…
Keystone Montana High Country 295RL fifth wheel
Tony writes, “If I were in the market for a fifth wheel that was small enough to be relatively mobile, this is certainly an option that wouldn’t disappoint. It has some features that really make it a nice place to spend time in.”
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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 RV’s hidden black tank valve is stuck open. How do I find it?
How can I reach my RV’s hidden black tank valve? It’s out of view. The valve is stuck open and I need to lubricate it, clean it or replace it. 2018 Winnebago Vista 31BE (Class A 32′). I have the Winnebago diagrams, so I know where it is—I just don’t know how to get to it. Thanks! —Tony
New coast-to-coast trail lets you bike or walk across the U.S.
Forget RVing across the country – what about biking or walking cross-country? If that sounds like something you’d want to do, you’re in luck. The Rails-to-Trails Conservancy began working on the Great American Rail-Trail™ in 2019. Once completed, the trail will stretch more than 3,700 miles from Washington, D.C., to the state of Washington. Now that’s one way to sightsee! Continue reading.
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Travel with all RV windows closed on road trips
On road trips, make sure you travel with all RV windows closed. This will help keep fumes outside and prevent dust from entering the living area. In addition, any open rear windows may suck unwanted fumes and odors into the RV. Thanks to Ron Jones, AboutRVing.com.
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If you displayed this at your campsite, we bet every single other camper would come over and tell you that it made them laugh!
Website of the day
The 8 Most Beautiful Lodges in America’s National Parks
If we could drool over a building, we would be drooling over these! Everyone knows National Park lodges are beautiful, but these are absolutely jaw-dropping. How many have you been to?
And the Survey Says…
We’ve polled RVtravel.com readers more than 1,500 times in recent years. Here are a few things we’ve learned about them:
• 6 percent ride a bicycle every day.
• 58 percent say they had more close friends 20 years ago than they do today.
• 76 percent consider themselves “loners” not “joiners.”
Recipe of the Day
Cheesy Taco Skillet
by Chrissy Hackley from Vestal, NY
Your family will have big smiles on their faces when they sit down to enjoy this cheesy taco skillet. It’s all the flavor of tacos, but with pasta rather than corn taco shells. Your favorite Tex-Mex flavors in one easy family-friendly casserole. Don’t like ground sausage? Substitute with ground beef, as Chrissy suggests. This recipe is very forgiving.
Who was the iconic fictional British spy James Bond named after? While Ian Fleming, an avid bird watcher, was living in Jamaica, he started working on the James Bond franchise. At the time, the leading American ornithologist—a scientist who studies birds—was named James Bond. Fleming was in search of a name for his spy, and the author’s name on a book he was familiar with stood out to him. James Bond. Fleming wrote to the real James Bond and asked him if he could use his name for his story. The real James Bond agreed, and the fictional James Bond was born.
Readers’ Pets of the Day
“Monie (Chi) and Booboo (Pom) love being involved in everything I do, especially getting ready to camp as they know they’ll be going on a trip.” —Karen Talley
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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