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Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is National Iced Tea Day!
On this day in history: 1793 – The Jardin des Plantes museum opens in Paris. A year later, it becomes the first public zoo.
Tip of the Day
Five benefits of taking an RV vacation
By Gail Marsh
With fuel hitting all-time highs, many RVing families are reconsidering their summer vacations. In order to save money, folks are thinking they’ll simply forgo a vacation this year. That could be a big mistake. Even dangerous. Here are five reasons why you should take an RV vacation this year.
Covid. Masks. Social distancing. School closings. Work from home. Covid variants. Return to school. Masks? Return to work. I think we can all agree that the last couple of years have been exhausting. And pressure-filled.
This year’s RV vacation can help rebuild or strengthen your relationship with your spouse and/or your children. Time away from the daily pressures of work and hectic family routines is essential. A vacation gives you a chance to see your significant other and kids in a whole new light. A vacation provides the opportunity for you to experience new (and favorite) things together. These memories often last a lifetime. And time away offers a chance for the family to talk—really communicate—about their thoughts, dreams, and plans for the future.
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Tony writes, “The Arctic Wolf 261RK is a smaller fifth wheel with a rear kitchen and a nice, livable space. It lives more at the upper end of the travel trailer price spectrum but offers many of the big-time fifth wheel features, including fifth wheel towability.”
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What should I use to clean and protect RV’s fiberglass roof?
What do you recommend to clean and protect my RV’s fiberglass roof? I have used Dawn dishwashing liquid and warm water with a soft brush to clean the tent material, but the top seems like it needs something stronger and maybe a stiff brush. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks. —John Bilbrey, 2021 Forest River Flagstaff 206STSE pop-up camper
She’s collected 90,000 postcards. These trailer postcards will make you smile
By Colleen Weum
When you visit that national park gift shop, the souvenir store, the little grocery stop while on your RV adventure, do you notice the rack of postcards? Maybe you even buy a couple to mail or keep as a memento. … Some folks, like myself, have taken it a bit further and collect postcards, including vintage postcards. Read all about the hobby of deltiology and check out some really cool vintage travel trailer postcards here.
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Have you ever ridden a horse?
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Not only will you score points with your friends and family by having this (literally), but you also don’t need glasses to see it—yay!
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Probably one of the least thought-of maintenance items for the travel trailer crowd is keeping an eye on your weight distribution hitch. But think about it: Every turn you make, the chain links at both the spring bars and at the lift assembly “wear” a little bit. After a few years, those points can fail, leaving you in a dicey position. So, recommends reader George Bliss, it’s wise to replace the EQ chains, and the U-bolts that go through the spring bars. Says George, “I know when I had my travel trailer I found the links, especially at the spring bar ‘U’ bolts were half worn through. Kind of scary.” Thanks, George for helping us keep safe from the weak link!
NEW! On this day last year…
- Tip: Ways to keep the cool air IN the RV and the hot air OUT!
- RV Review: Work and Play 27LT Toy Hauler
- Featured article: How to prepare easy, delicious meals in an RV
- Recipe: Loaded Buffalo Chicken Baked Potato Salad
Website of the day
The 25 Best Distilleries in the U.S.
Even if your partying days are over, visiting local businesses such as distilleries is a great way to experience local culture.
Clubs and useful organizations
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• Escapees: Best Club for RVers: All RVers welcome, no matter what type of RV, make or model.
• Road Trip Wizard: Make your RV road trip planning easier than ever.
Recipe of the Day
Serve these jalapeno popper biscuits as an appetizer or a side dish. They’re so good! They taste like crescent rolls with a creamy and spicy middle. Adjust the amount of jalapenos added to the filling based on your taste buds. They’d make a great game day appetizer that you can make in no time. But, they’d also be good dipped into a Mexican soup. Yum!
You can thank actor Cary Grant for that chocolate on your hotel pillow. As the story is told, in the 1950s, Grant would frequent the Mayfair Hotel in St. Louis, where he would sometimes use strategically placed sweets in this room to endear himself to the ladies. The staff learned of Grant’s romantic ploy and adopted the gesture, which caught on in other hotels, and is still popular today.
Readers’ Pet of the Day
“My husband and I adopted Suzie from the Yavapai Humane Society. She is 14 months old. She is a Cattle Dog mix. Loves to be with us and hike.” —Janet Blaes
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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