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RV Daily Tips. Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Issue 1873
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Today’s thought

“Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there someday.” ―A.A. Milne


Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is National Say Something Nice Day! (Hey, you! Yes, you! We think you’re great! Thanks so much for being here.)

On this day in history: 1494 – A monk, John Cor, makes the first known written reference to a batch of Scotch whisky.



Tip of the Day

22 tips and gadgets to make the most of a small RV kitchen

By Gail Marsh
One of the very first things I noticed in our “beginner camper” was the kitchen space—or, should I say, lack of kitchen space? It was tiny. I’m certainly not a gourmet cook or an award-winning baker (just ask my family). But still, I wondered, “How does one cook in an RV kitchen?”

So tiny

While I stood stalled in the kitchen, everyone else in the family continued their maiden camper tour. They “oohed” and “aahed” at everything in the new-to-us RV. I stood openmouthed—at a loss about how I could make the Barbie-sized kitchen work for our family.

Continue reading


Today’s RV review…

Keystone Arcadia 3250RL fifth wheel

Tony writes, “Just over a year ago Keystone introduced a whole new line of fifth wheels and travel trailers under the Arcadia brand. These mainstream rigs offer a lot of new features along with some of the cornerstone features that are part of what sets Keystone apart. … There’s a lot to like about this floor plan and this brand of Keystones.” However, he adds: “… I just don’t like that Keystone calls these their “Half-Ton” series.” Why?

Click here

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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.

New roof fans installed. Why do lights now flicker after 30 minutes?

Dear Dave,
When we picked up our new travel trailer, we had the dealer install new Maxx Air fans with remote controls. Now the lights in the bathroom and bedroom start to flicker after being on for 30 minutes or so. My question is, since both the fans and the lights are 12 volt, is it reasonable to assume that the dealer has wired something incorrectly? They say no, but I don’t know what else could have happened. None of the other lights flicker—only the ones where the new fans were installed. —Richard, 2022 [Cruiser RV] Twilight

Read Dave’s answer



“You can’t fix stupid with duct tape.” Funny sign will make you laugh

By Kate Doherty
While traveling last fall on our way south to Pueblo, Colorado, to have our overheating rear radiator problem fixed, we pulled into a truck stop to refuel. Little did we know that there would soon be a truck with a funny sign (not about duct tape) on its side pulling in, along with a truck driver with amusing anecdotes to tell. Continue reading.


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Helpful resources

NATIONAL TRAFFIC AND ROAD CLOSURE INFORMATION
ROAD AND TRAFFIC CONDITIONS ACROSS THE NATION
WEATHER ALERTS FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
LATEST RV RECALLS
DIRECTORY OF RV PARKS WITH STORM SHELTERS
THE BEST RV TRIP PLANNER APPS AND TOOLS

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Quick Tip

Pinterest.com

Easy stand for water filter

If you use an in-line water filter to feed your in-bound water supply, keeping the filter canister out of the dirt can be a trial. Here’s a trick: A rubber safety cone, cut with a sharp knife to accommodate the canister is both lightweight and goof-proof. Since highway workers frown on using theirs, you can find a variety on Amazon.


“Why I love my RV”

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

From Wayne Ramsay
2017 Newmar Dutch Star 4369

“The quality is excellent. We live in it full-time. It is an all-electric coach. The customer service is excellent. It has everything we need to live comfortably. I installed electric dump valves myself so I can dump black and grey tanks from inside the coach. No problem with DEF heads because the coach was made in 2015; read that DEF problems began after 1/1/16. We usually spend six months on the beach in St, Augustine, FL, and six months in the mountains in Lake Toxaway, NC.”

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NEW! On this day last year…


Website of the day

SunsetWX
Gail Marsh recently mentioned this website and we gotta say, it’s pretty cool! If you want to see how intense the sunset or sunrise will be in your location, or at what time it will occur, this is the website.


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Recipe of the Day

Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Chicken Breast
by Jesse Woolley from Eugene, OR

All the flavors of jalapeno poppers are stuffed inside a chicken breast in this easy recipe. This dish has a spicy kick to it. Cut back on the pickled jalapenos a bit and you’ll still have fantastic flavor. Stuffing the chicken keeps the breast from becoming dry while baking. Each bite has a crunchy outside with a yummy cheesy filling. An easy weeknight dinner.

Click here for the recipe


Trivia

The U.K is the country with the safest wall outlets. It’s a pretty long explanation as to why, so we’ll send you to this article on Fast Company where you can learn more.

*Which country has the largest network of recreation trails in the world? Take a guess, then find the answer in yesterday’s trivia


Readers’ Pet of the Day

“Max loves to ride in our camper and enjoys a campfire as much as we do. He even has his own chair.” —Jim Ransdell

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!

Here’s everything to do if you lose your pet. This is an excellent resource



Leave here with a laugh


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Lindalee
4 months ago

Just gotta say, Max looks like one spoiled little boy! Way to treat your furbaby! Mine has her own car seat!

jillie
4 months ago

Wow now I can say I have seen everything. That is a pretty darn good stretch.

Lil John
4 months ago

The “Leave here with a laugh” picture goes along with one of the other articles. “You can’t fix stupid . . . not even with duct tape”!

Spike
4 months ago

“Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there someday.” ―A.A. Milne

Apparently A. A. Milne never saw a raging flood! 🙂

My river saying would be “Some days you can lounge around, but other days you just need to haul a$$!”

Bob p
4 months ago

When you look at the laugh it’s not funny, but the comment is scary. Because yes stupidly is every where around us. When you see things like this you think Hitler’s plan for a superior race wasn’t as far fetched as we think. This is what abortion rights people should be using in their campaigns, lol.

Chuck
4 months ago
Reply to  Bob p

And they vote !!

Ron L
4 months ago
Reply to  Chuck

And reproduce!

James
4 months ago
Reply to  Bob p

Wow, really Bob ?

Michael Galvin, PhD
4 months ago
Reply to  Bob p

Polite people know to keep politics and religion out of RV conversations.

Dane Smith
4 months ago

The funny part of leave here with a laugh is the car is a Tesla 😂

Rosalie Magistro
4 months ago
Reply to  Dane Smith

No it’s not. No grill work on front of the car.

Dale N Roberts
4 months ago

Rosalie, I think Dane was making a funny and his comment was funny too.

Thomas D
4 months ago
Reply to  Dane Smith

I see a grill, so no Tesla

Jeff Craig
4 months ago
Reply to  Dane Smith

No, that’s a Peugeot at a Total gas station, probably in France. Had one of those (very similar front end) as a rental.