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On this day in history: 1929 – The Lateran Treaty is ratified, bringing Vatican City into existence.
Tip of the Day
RV ladder safety and an important reminder about hidden damage
By Dustin Simpson, California RV Specialists
Always check your RV ladder. If your ladder is loose it’s unsafe for you and anyone else to use. RV ladder safety is sometimes overlooked, but is so important.
Over the years I can’t tell you how many ladders have broken on me when climbing up them and how many times I’ve been injured because of this.
If any of the steps are loose and rock front to back or feel loose on the mounting post…
GET IT FIXED BEFORE YOU GET HURT! Falling from any height off your ladder can cause you to break hips, legs, back, arms, and even cause death!
Today’s RV review…
Tony writes, “When you consider that a moderately equipped pickup truck today can cost more than one of these fully outfitted vans, it seems like a good package. Further, the fact that you can rent one to just try things out makes the deal even sweeter. With much of the interior of these vans available to the owner to outfit however they deem appropriate, this seems like a good deal.”
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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.
When plugged into 50-amp, why doesn’t inverter power some items?
We have a 2015 Fleetwood Bounder 35K and are having issues with the Magnum inverter. We are connected to 50-amp shore power. The following don’t work: auto steps, TVs, radio, one outlet under coach dash. What is wrong? Do you have any suggestions? We have replaced the Magnum remote control and it’s still not working. There is also a solar panel, but we can’t figure that out either. —Caren
Travel books that highlight weird and wacky RV short stops
By Julianne G. Crane
The National Park Foundation is right when they say almost everyone is happier when planning a trip. I know my husband, Jimmy, and I are. We have made a number of reservations on Recreation.gov for the upcoming RV camping season. Even after a dozen years criss-crossing America, we remain fascinated with the weird and wacky RV short stops. Continue reading for recommendations of books that will give you lots of great ideas of places to visit.
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Safety first with that generator!
Always keep in mind when you use a generator there is carbon monoxide present. You should always inspect the exhaust system on the generator set before using it. Do not operate a generator with a damaged exhaust system. If you’re using a portable generator set make sure the exhaust is directed away from the camping area. Test your carbon monoxide detector for proper operation prior to using the generator. Tip from Mark Polk, RV Education 101.
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This made us laugh out loud! As soon as you see it you’ll know EVERY RVer needs this on their RV!
NEW! On this day last year…
- Tip: Tips to clean a gunky gray water tank. Yes, yours is gunky too
- RV Review: Glampervan Class B RV
- Featured article: Are RVers eco-pigs or eco-conscious?
- Recipe: Baja Style Fish Tacos
Website of the day
The 8 Best National Parks in Canada
We talk a lot about American National Parks, but of course we can’t forget about our Canadian friends. News flash: Canada is GORGEOUS!
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:
• 34 percent only check their personal email(s) once a day.
• 4 percent have rented an RV outside of North America. 27 percent would like to (and 69 percent would not).
• 68 percent say their RV is the perfect length for them, not too long and not too short.
Recipe of the Day
Want to take a trip to the beach from your kitchen? This key lime pie will take your taste buds on vacation. The lime filling is smooth and creamy with the perfect amount of tart flavor. Buttery and sweet, the graham cracker crust is the perfect vessel for the key lime filling. The dollop of whipped cream on top cuts the bite of the tart pie. Enjoy a mini-vacation with each bite.
Modern nail polish debuted in the mid-1920s. By 1931, 85 percent of American college women were wearing it.
*Do cows graze in a certain direction? Yep. Find out what we’re talking about in yesterday’s trivia.
Readers’ Pet of the Day
“Barkley is our one-year-old Goldendoodle. Like us, he is new to RV travel, but he’s adapting beautifully! He loves Provincial Parks and beaches the most.” —Jayne Herring
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 owners: Here are a few excellent resources to find a veterinarian while on the road. Keep this handy!
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