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“Stuff your eyes with wonder, he said, live as if you’d drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It’s more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories.” ―
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On this day in history: 1942: The Pledge of Allegiance is formally adopted by the U.S. Congress.
Tip of the Day
Using ketchup to clean your RV’s BBQ grill, plus other tips to keep it like new
By Gail Marsh
Everyone loves to use it, but very few of us like to clean it. What is it? A BBQ grill. This trusty workhorse helps RVers enjoy yummy burgers, steaks, and hot dogs all season long. And that’s exactly why we all need some tips, tricks, and hacks to easily clean our RV’s BBQ grill.
(And, yes, Gail really does use ketchup to clean her grill—and it works!)
Today’s RV review…
Tony writes, “These aren’t cheap, but the people who have them seem to really like them. Plus, I see a lot of Lance trailers that are older that still look to be in great shape. Further, the voices I hear on social media seem to reflect that these are better built than most trailers.”
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Should vinyl plank flooring in RV be glued down?
We’re wishing to refloor the RV and intend to use LVP (luxury vinyl plank). The design seems to be snap planks. Is it better to glue them down, or just rely on the snap system to hold it all in place? —Tom, 2012 Phoenix Cruiser 2552
RV jacks won’t retract? Try this
By Kate Doherty
It’s time to pick up and move to a new adventure! The weather is perfect, it’s mid-week, there’s little traffic. Time to bring the slides in and raise the leveling jacks. The panel lights keep blinking and not switching to “travel mode.” I go outside. “Hey, the @#$& jacks aren’t coming up! They started, but stopped short.” Continue reading for a solution, in case this happens to you.
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Towing capacity and axle ratios
Whenever you are determining the towing capacity of a vehicle make sure you know the rear axle ratio. It is quite possible to have the same type and size of vehicle with the same engine and tow ratings vary by several thousand pounds. The axle ratio is a comparison of how many times the drive shaft rotates versus the rear wheels. A 4.10:1 axle ratio means the drive shaft rotates 4.10 times for each rotation of the rear wheels. The higher the numeric value the better the vehicle will tow. Tip from Mark Polk, RV Education 101.
On this day last year…
- RV Review: 2021 Jayco Seismic 4113 Fifth Wheel Toy Hauler
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- Recipe: Watermelon Lime Frosty/Margarita
Website of the day
Travel Montana Now
If you suddenly found your Yellowstone plans canceled, check out this website for other things to do in beautiful Montana.
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Recipe of the Day
A fantastic old-fashioned stuffed bell pepper recipe how grandma would make it. The combination of beef and pork gives these peppers a slightly different flavor profile. This is a satisfying dish. The combination of cheese inside the pepper and on top is perfect. Easy enough to cook any time, but they could easily be served for a special dinner.
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*Yesterday we debunked a popular trivia myth (that we fell for!). Read it here.
Readers’ Pet of the Day
“Willow is our 5-year-old Havanese. She loves all the trips we take in our trailer. In the picture, she is relaxing in her travel bed as we move along to our next camping adventure. Willow especially loves to be outside on good weather days, going for walks, and getting treats from anyone who is willing to give her one.” —Pauline Brookover
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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