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Tip of the Day
What you need to know about resealing your RV’s exterior
By Dustin Simpson, California RV Specialists
Manufacturers recommend that you check your RV’s roof and body sealants every 90 days.
Resealing and caulking your RV helps to protect your investment and creates a watertight seal to protect your unit from outdoor elements.
Applying caulking around trim and windows helps to ensure that no outside elements get inside through the window frame or other gaps.
Today’s RV review…
2022 Ember RV 170MBH with a flex bunkhouse
Tony writes, “Today’s RV review is of the 2022 Ember RV 170MBH, a new floor plan from a new RV company. Something I’m seeing in Ember RV is not only groundbreaking products but a relentless introduction of new models that really set new targets.”
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What is the best roadside assistance and insurance for my RV?
I have had AARP roadside assistance since 2005, but it let me down last summer on I-10 in just my car. Which roadside assistance plan is best for an RV? Which insurance is best for an RV? I am a clueless newbie about everything, and old enough to forget a lot, too. Thanks. —Shanti, 2004 Forest River Sunseeker
Nite Ize Gear Ties – essential for your RV toolbox
Your RV’s toolbox should have some string, some duct tape, a set of bit drivers, a hammer and some WD-40. Let me suggest one more thing you should always have – a set of Nite Ize Gear Ties. The Nite Ize Gear Ties are reusable rubber twist ties that have a soft, grippy rubber coating and some sort of metal inside that allows you to bend and flex them over and over into whatever shape you need. Continue reading.
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Easier backing in during daylight
If you are guiding someone backing up in the daylight, it is much easier for the driver to understand if you point in the direction the wheels need to turn. Making large turning circles with your arm and flapping like a chicken are next to impossible to understand! We have found that pointing in the direction the wheels should turn, spreading our hands out to the distance left to back up and slowly bringing them together until at the right distance and putting up two closed fists to indicate stop have helped to eliminate the flapping bird syndrome. It also performs better with the campers that inevitably congregate to watch someone back into a particularly tight spot. —Thanks, again, to Nanci Dixon
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Make yourself laugh and your wife scream. Or perhaps make yourself laugh and make your husband scream. Either way, someone will laugh and someone will scream! See why.
Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, RVtravel.com readers tell in their own words why they love their RVs.
From Joe and Tish Reed
2019 Winnebago Travato 59K
“This is our 4th RV and so far our favorite! As recent retirees, we love being able to travel and explore in a very convenient way. Our size doesn’t limit us, so we don’t worry about finding a parking spot or space to stay, as we can fit just about anywhere. We have made some modifications and upgrades that afford us all the conveniences of home. We lived full-time in our van for over a year. It truly is our home away from home!”
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Website of the day
10 RV Airbnb Listings For A Unique Camping Experience
Sure, what these people are calling a “Unique Camping Experience” is actually just your everyday life, but if you want a break from your RV or want to get some interior design ideas, check these out.
Clubs and useful organizations
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Recipe of the Day
Dale’s Dazzling Grilled Shrimp
by Melissa Varady from Gainesville, FL
Melissa is so right! By keeping the shells on the shrimp while they grill, you end up with wonderfully moist shrimp. Thanks for the great tip! Not only are the shrimp juicy, but they’re also full of flavor. These will make a delicious snack, light meal, or a tasty summer appetizer. And for those of you who like a little less spice, you can easily cut back or eliminate the cayenne. The flavor is still great.
Have you ever thought, “Boy, that cheese smells like stinky feet!” Well, you’re not alone and there’s a reason why it sometimes smells like that. The bacteria that creates that gross sweaty-gym foot smell is called Brevibacterium linens. That same bacterial strain is used to ferment several varieties of cheese such as Munster, Raclette and Limburger. Limburger is one of the stinkiest cheeses, so if you don’t like that smell, stay away from that one (although we find it quite yummy…).
*Back in 1949, Popular Mechanics predicted that computers today would weigh…. how much? Yesterday’s trivia tells you.
Readers’ Pet of the Day
“This is Ruby. Not spoiled at all, but has her own camping chair for sitting around the campfire.” —Richard Lake
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