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RV Daily Tips. Monday, June 6, 2022

Issue  1876
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Today’s thought

“You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.” ―Mark Twain

Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is National Drive-In Movie Day!

On this day in history: 1933 – The first drive-in theater opens in Camden, New Jersey.

Did you see the news? Click here to read the latest issue of the Sunday News for RVers.

Tip of the Day

11 ways to upcycle tin cans while RVing

By Gail Marsh
I like to pack food along for our RV trips. And I prefer to use those foods that come packaged in cans. Why? Because in the rare instance that the pantry door pops open during travel, glass containers will break. Tin cans won’t. My problem is what to do with the empty cans after I’m done with them. I hate adding them to the local landfill. So, I’ve discovered several ways to upcycle tin cans while RVing.

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Today’s RV review…

Forest River Wildwood Heritage Glen Hyper-Lyte 22RBHL travel trailer

Tony writes, “Today’s review is of the Forest River Wildwood Heritage Glen Hyper-Lyte 22RBHL, a trailer that offers some interesting things in a package that really is lighter in weight but with a surprisingly large cargo carrying capacity.” He lists several pluses in this trailer, but also mentions a couple of things that preclude it from being “an all-star floor plan.”

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Win a $25 Amazon gift certificate if today’s RV photo shows your rig
Every day we post a photo of an RV either submitted by its owner or by our editors as they move about the country.

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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.

How do I replace the carpet in my RV’s slide room?

Dear Dave,
How can I replace the carpet in my RV’s slides? I have a 2017 Keystone Alpine 5th wheel. —Debbie

Read Dave’s answer


with Mike Sokol

Mike gets “So kool” with an O2COOL personal fan…

Dear Mike,
I really liked that Embr Wave watch you wrote about last week for your wife’s hot flashes, but at $300 it’s out of my price range. Do you know of a more affordable solution? —Rita

Read Mike’s answer

Read more of Mike’s articles here.

Video: Single vs. tandem axle trailers: Pros and cons

In this six-minute video, Josh Winters of Haylett RV explains the advantages and disadvantages of single vs. tandem axle travel trailers. There are, indeed, differences. Find out all about them here.

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Quick Tip

Used RV shopping – low miles aren’t always the best

When buying a used RV, lower mileage isn’t necessarily a good thing. When someone is driving an RV often, it usually means it’s being well-maintained. Lower mileage when buying a used RV could mean it’s been sitting on an empty lot somewhere and you can wind up with a lot of issues. —From “Beginner’s Guide to Living in an RV: Everything I Wish I Knew Before Full-Time RVing Across America.” Available on Amazon.

Website of the day

10 Best Kid-Friendly RV and Camping Destinations
A family shares their top favorite places to take their kids camping in an RV, all across the country from Oregon to Maine.

Okay, ladies, this one is for you. You are going to LOVE this (we mean LOVE this!). And men or partners, if you need a gift for your lady, this is it!

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Recipe of the Day

Southwestern Chicken & Rice Skillet
by Kathy Cromer from Cincinnati, OH

This yummy dish has a mildly spicy flavor and a to-die-for aroma that turns your kitchen into a fiesta! Great for a potluck or your next game night.

Click here for the recipe

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When cows graze, they always naturally align themselves with the magnetic poles. Scientists don’t know why they do this, but they always do… every single time.

Readers’ Pet of the Day

“8-month-old Lucy couldn’t find a home until we found her. Three days later we hit the road and she has been with us ever since.” —Curt & Kindra Rissmann

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!

Pet First Aid: The basic kit you should carry with you at all times. This is important!

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Kenn (@guest_186146)
1 year ago

I was always told by my father (definitely not the farming type) that all the cows were pointed, or facing Wisconsin because that was like Mecca for them.

RV Staff
1 year ago
Reply to  Kenn

That’s funny, Kenn. Thanks! Have a good night. 😀 –Diane

KellyR (@guest_186157)
1 year ago
Reply to  Kenn

Kenn, that may be true, but where do the poor cows in Wisconsin point? Do they just walk around in circles? Oh….. I’ll bet they do, never thot about that, that is why cows in Wisconsin make such great cheese! And to think I lived much of my life just 2 miles south of the Wisconsin border. Thanks to your dad, I now understand.

jillie (@guest_186145)
1 year ago

I like the way this newsletter aligned National Drive in Movie day with on this day. As for the storming of the beaches? I find that Europe starts its own problems and gets the US involved to solve. Shame on you Europe and the rest of the continent. Tired of us being involved in other countries problems.

Jeff Craig (@guest_186163)
1 year ago
Reply to  jillie

The US stayed out of WW1 for three years, and France literally lost a generation of men. Lots of Americans, both servicemen and civilians were killed on sunken ships and in theater during that same time. The US stayed neutral until the attack on Pearl Harbor, and 6,000,000 Jews, 20,000,000 plus Soviets (of all the now independent nations and Russia) and millions of political prisoners, Roma/Gypsies, gays, the disabled and anyone else who got in the way of the Fascist madness were also eliminated.

You want to stay out? Lady, evil must be opposed.

Peggy Bradley (@guest_186143)
1 year ago

I’m so disappointed that the newsletter editor feels that a theater in Jersey is more significant to mention in “This day in History” than the storming of Normandy on June 6th of 1944. Never Forget. Shame on those who do.

Last edited 1 year ago by Peggy Bradley
Larry Lee (@guest_186058)
1 year ago

The trivia item is wrongly stated by including the phrase “every single time”. The original study performed by researchers in Germany was published in 2008 and has since been both refuted and agreed with by other researchers. In any case, their conclusion was a statistical one that involved looking at the average direction of herds of cows and not individual cows. There was only a statistical likelihood that any given herd was more likely to face either north or south than other directions which is not to say at all that every herd faced N or S.
My personal observation of cattle over many decades and many locations is that when cattle are grazing or resting rarely if ever do they all face in the same direction. While they might be statistically more likely to face N-S than any other direction, still the correctly stated conclusion would be that they face many though not totally random directions.

Spike (@guest_186092)
1 year ago
Reply to  Larry Lee

Anyone who has spent time in farm country (I have lived out in farm country my entire life) knows that cows (cattle) face all kinds of directions while feeding.

That Trivia “fact” is the biggest bunch of malarky I’ve ever read! Surprised an editor didn’t think to strike this “bull manure” from being published in the newsletter! 🙂

Dale Watkins (@guest_186107)
1 year ago
Reply to  Spike

Whoever posted that trivia needs to spend a few days with me out in the pasture stepping in cow pies and observing my cows that are pointing in all directions as they graze. Hah. Don’t be surprised if the next trivia post about cows will be. Cows always poop in the same place. LOL

KellyR (@guest_186111)
1 year ago
Reply to  Larry Lee

I’m a mid-west boy and have never noticed cows grazing N to S. Some cows in hill country would starve to death or tip over if they had to graze N to S. If that were truly the case I would not have to carry a compass. I’m going to start watching migrating birds and then I can do away with my GPS. This study seems to discriminate against E/W cows to make them feel inferior.

RV Staff
1 year ago
Reply to  KellyR

😆 Too funny, Kelly. My uncle had a dairy farm when I was growing up, and I didn’t remember the cows being lined up N to S. (But I did think it was cool that all the relatives, including me, had a cow named after them!) I debated asking the person who put that trivia in the newsletter where they got that, but decided to just leave it to see what the comments would be. Sorta like a second joke of the day in the newsletter. 😉 Have a great day. 🙂 –Diane

KellyR (@guest_186158)
1 year ago
Reply to  RV Staff

Well, SOME of us thot it funny. Glad you left it in.

RV Staff
1 year ago
Reply to  KellyR

Mooooo. (That’s from my uncle’s cow named Diane.) 😆 Thanks, Kelly. Have a good night. 🙂 –Diane

TIM MCRAE (@guest_186026)
1 year ago

Funny of the day is, well, funny.

Mystery item, not so much, it is Fathers Day, not birthing persons day…

wanderer (@guest_186055)
1 year ago
Reply to  TIM MCRAE
  1. Father’s Day is June 19th this year.
  2. The mystery item literally began with the words “Okay, ladies, this one is for you.” So if you are not a lady, don’t click on it, then get grumpy that it wasn’t of interest.
Jim (@guest_186011)
1 year ago

Can’t get the video on single and double axles.

Carl (@guest_186013)
1 year ago
Reply to  Jim

Same here.

Frank Garcia (@guest_186072)
1 year ago
Reply to  Carl


John Macatee (@guest_186088)
1 year ago
Reply to  Jim


Emily Woodbury
1 year ago
Reply to  John Macatee

Sorry, all! The link has been fixed. –Emily,

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