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On this day in history: 1938 – Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado, and Olympic National Park, Washington, are founded.
Tip of the Day
Tips for maintaining RV storage compartment hinges, locks and seals
By Gail Marsh
We put almost anything and everything inside our RV basement cargo compartment. Hoses, tools, lawn chairs, and more are safely stored inside. In order to keep this area dry and easily accessible, you need to perform some basic maintenance from time to time. Here are some tips for maintaining RV storage compartment hinges, locks and seals.
Inspect all components
Don’t wait for things to go wrong. At least every six months, inspect each storage compartment’s components on your RV. This includes the hinges, locks and seals. In between those careful inspections, pay attention to any storage hinge squeaks, stiff locks, and latches that seem loose or difficult to open/close.
Today’s RV review…
Tony writes, “There are a ton of trailers with this floor plan but this one stands out in a lot of ways. The lower overall height and somewhat narrow body mean it’ll tax whatever’s towing it a bit less just because there’s less wind resistance. I was pretty happy with the overall fit and finish and the materials use….”
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Why is there no rear engine gas pusher Class A?
I don’t know if this is your area, but will ask anyway. I see many RV reviews about Class A motorhomes being a pusher, but always with diesel. Why don’t they make a pusher with gas? Naturally this would be for smaller class A’s. Looking to upgrade. —Jeff, 2016 30-ft. Gulfstream
Clear2O water filtration system: Clean water, compact size
By Tony Barthel
A few years ago I was camping in Quartzsite and the water was so horrible we bought a three-stage water filtration system for our RV. Our travel trailer has a “whole house” water filter, but the filters themselves are difficult to find and expensive so we have stopped replacing them. Like so many RVers, we basically had been using the typical blue in-line filter that we attach to the spigot. Clear2O (pronounced “clear two oh”) offered to send me one of their two-stage water filters to compare to what I bought in Quartzsite, so I decided to give it a try. Continue reading and see how this system compares to others. Oh, and watch Tony’s wife, Peggy’s, impressive blindfolded taste test results in the video!
Do you or your partner use a sleep apnea (CPAP) machine?
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If you’re RVing in tick country and like hiking in the brush, you want to give ticks the “brush off” before they can latch onto your skin. Of course, you’ll have already doused yourself liberally with tick repellent before you set out, but on your return, the nasty critters can be hiding out on your clothing. Here’s the ticket: Use a lint roller over all clothing surfaces to snag the blood-sucking beasties before they can move. An idea snagged from Alexandra Sanches on pinterest.
On this day last year…
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- Recipe: Lemon Poppy Seed Waffles with Blueberry Sauce
Website of the day
20 Best Picnic Games to Liven Up Your Next Outdoor Gathering
Even if you think you don’t want to play outdoor games, once you start playing we guarantee you’ll have fun. Try one of these games at your next picnic or BBQ or out at your campsite.
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Recipe of the Day
If you have never had sopaipillas, stop now and make this simple dessert. Every culture has some type of fried dough recipe and this is the Latin version. The fried dough puffs up nice and fluffy. Once fried, they’re coated in a cinnamon sugar mixture and drizzled with honey. So simple and delicious!
The American Lifeguard Association estimates the current shortage of lifeguards is impacting one-third of U.S. pools. Bernard J. Fisher II, director of health and safety at the association, expects that to grow to half of all pools by August, when many teenage lifeguards return to school.
*What type of machine will you find hidden under Paris’ Louvre museum and what does it do? Find this interesting answer in yesterday’s trivia.
Readers’ Pets of the Day
“Willie is a Lab mix (10 yrs.) and Callie is Bearded Collie (7 yrs.). They are best friends and great traveling companions. We have had them both from pups. Our lives are enriched by their love and loyalty.” —William Brogan
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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