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Tip of the Day
These two great satellite apps make lining up satellite dishes easy
By Nanci Dixon
Here are two great satellite apps for lining up the satellite dish. Dish Align and SatFinder Lite have changed my RV setup time and lowered my frustrations. As we migrate to the tree-filled North from the tre-less Arizona desert, finding satellite signals on our dish becomes increasingly difficult.
Not to mention we have satellite overkill: a Winegard Trav’ler on the roof at the back, a motion satellite on the roof in front (that has never worked), and a portable satellite dish.
Today’s RV review…
Tony writes, “Northwood is not the big daddy rabbit of RV makers and, with the cost of transporting RVs, they certainly have a West Coast ownership bias. But if you are in the market for a fifth wheel and you can take a look at these, please do. I really like the features you can’t see and also the ones you can.”
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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.
I get a 13.2-volt reading on house batteries. What should it be?
I have a 2017 Jayco Alante and I would like to know why, in testing my house batteries, I am getting 13.2 volts. I have been advised by the dealer I should be getting 13.6 volts. What is the correct number I should see on my voltage meter? —Dave
OMG! These jaw-dropping vehicles will shock you. How can they drive?
OMG! Our jaw was open the entire time we watched this video! How do some of these vehicles even move? These will shock you! Just when you think you’ve seen it all… A backward truck? A mobile living room? A boat… or a car? A train? Some of these are ridiculous! And look at that cow!! Moooooove over for that guy! And wait until you get to the part with the dragging RV… Check ’em out!
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Help from above
Here’s some helpful info for those who own RVs. Highway Patrol recommends you put some type of logo on the sides and your phone number or logo on the top of your rig for helicopters to see. It gives you a better chance to recover it if it’s stolen. No one ever looks on the top of the trailer…
Thanks for sending this tip, Seann Fox!
NEW! On this day last year…
- Tip: Trailer loses tire; driver doesn’t know. Moral: Check those lug nuts!
- RV Review: 2021 Surveyor Legend 203RKLE Travel Trailer
- Recipe: Apricot Barbecue Sauce for Grilling
Website of the day
See Jurassic Park Come to Life at These Amazing Dinosaur Fossil Parks
Take a look at the photos in this article—it’s hard to believe they’re real, but they are! It would be incredible to see these in person, especially if you’re traveling with kids or grandkids.
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Oh, we’d pay good money to watch these in action! In fact, this could probably even become an Olympic sport! A very tasty Olympic sport…
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:
• 27 percent have replaced their RV’s carpeting.
• 14 percent say they enjoy hunting and do it often.
• 53 percent have never spent the night in a free casino parking lot.
Recipe of the Day
If you love the flavor of creamy ranch dressing, then this pasta salad recipe is for you. Cucumber and tomato lighten up the salad and add some crunch. Ham and cheese not only provide flavor but make the pasta salad heartier. You can almost eat this as a meal. It will be perfect for your summer BBQs, potluck parties, and picnics. This was delicious right after we combined ingredients… but it was really delicious after it chilled for a while. We definitely recommend making this a few hours ahead of time.
If you’re into walking, hiking, bike riding, skiing or almost anything else outdoorsy, head to Canada. Canada has the largest network of recreation trails in the world.
*Why was Memorial Day once called Decoration Day? Find out in yesterday’s trivia.
Readers’ Pet of the Day
“Casey is a spoiled-rotten Portuguese Water Dog. He loves to go camping and see/smell all the new places. He loves people but is not a fan of strange dogs running at him or jumping on him. (Well, neither am I.) We camp in either a mini-van, a cargo trailer semi-converted to a camper, or a 1995 Skyline Boomer, M2010 camp trailer. His preference is the cargo trailer as the rear ramp becomes an off-ground deck where he can lay and watch the world go by.” —Vickie McClellan-Benson
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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