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Tip of the Day
The best ways to ensure your RV’s fridge works properly
By Gail Marsh
“Hey, grab me a lukewarm beer from the fridge,” said no one ever! We rely on our RV fridges to keep our “cold ones” cold, right? Did you know that there are simple but important things you can do to ensure that your RV’s fridge works properly? It’s true. Read on and you’ll see.
Today’s RV review…
2022 Braxton Creek Bushwhacker Plus 15DS – an affordable “unicorn”
Tony writes, “Small camper. Dry bath. Affordable price. That’s not a combination you see very often, but it appears that the Braxton Creek Bushwhacker Plus 15DS is just that “unicorn” combination. … Overall this could be a great choice for a couple or a parent and child who want to get away now and then and have a nice way to do so. With an MSRP of about $20,000, that means dealerships may have them for much less than this—and that means a lot of value for the dollar.”
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What The Forecast?!! Laugh-out-loud weather app gives it to you straight!
By Tony Barthel
This week I want to talk something goofy. And, for those of you who might be offended by the use of words your mom told you not to say, this may not be the app for you. My wife has a weather app installed on her phone called “What the Forecast?!!” and while it isn’t nearly as useful as the NOAA weather app, it’s significantly more entertaining. The app allows you to see what’s happening outside your own window but with snarky and often NSFW (Not Safe For Work) descriptions of said weather. Click here to read more about this hilarious app.
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Where to put that stabilizer jack crank?
If your crank is creeping around in a storage compartment, you may find that when you need it most, it’s crawled to the middle of the compartment, just out of reach. Get yourself a couple “garage storage hooks” like these, screw them into an appropriate location in your basement storage compartment and hang that cranky crank (or anything else that gets away) where it’s in reach and can’t get away!
“Why I love my RV”
Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, RVtravel.com readers tell in their own words why they love their RVs.
From Matt Siegel
2022 Fleetwood Discovery LXE
“Time on our RV trips is special. Our family can be together without distraction from everything in and around home. We talk, we walk, and we strengthen our connection. Reading, grilling, and enjoying s’mores around the campfire wouldn’t happen any other way. Our RV is awesome. It has all the comforts of home anywhere we drive. We’re travelers, not so much campers, so we enjoy everything our Discovery has. What do I love most about our RV? Everything!”
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Regarding Tony’s weather forescast, we folks up here in New England like the Hillbilly Weatherman. Find him on YouTube. For you PC **********, this will more than likely offend you. But it’s a hoot.
Hillbilly weatherman is really funny. Didn’t need the 3rd sentence.
Yes it did. It completes the thought.
Yes he did.
I toned it down a bit for those folks who may be offended by Brad’s caveat about possibly being offended by the Hillbilly Weatherman. 🙄 –Diane
LOL! Thanks for your editorial judgment.
Thanks, Tony. Take care. 😀 –Diane
Diane – Was that the cold white stuff that melts ?😂
Yeah. Some of that stuff that Denver just got more of a couple of days ago. 😆 Have a good evening/night. 😀 –Diane
Just shows that Brad is one of those folks who is better off at a ‘Members Only’ Country Club, where they can tell very off-color jokes and gossip about their ‘Good Christian Neighbors’. What he calls ‘PC **********’ is actually just the regular folks who follow Jesus’s very liberal teaching of taking care and thinking about the lives of our fellow humans.
Sorry, Jeff. If I bleeped his politically incorrect term, I had to bleep yours. However, others have filled in the blank anyway. (I feel like I’m going in circles.) Take care. 😀 –Diane