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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?”
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.
Today’s RV review…
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?
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New roof fans installed. Why do lights now flicker after 30 minutes?
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
“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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Get yourself an *almost* free vacation to Hawaii with this! Grab a chair, a towel, some sunscreen, a book, and you’ll be all set…
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.
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“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…
- Tip: Easy tips to make sure your RV’s fridge stays cool all summer long
- RV Review: 2021 Airstream Caravel 22FB Travel Trailer
- Recipe: Salmon Club Sandwich With Dill Caper Aioli
Website of the day
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
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.
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.
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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
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