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On this day in history: 1936 – Margaret Mitchell’s “Gone with the Wind,” one of the best-selling novels of all time and the basis for a blockbuster 1939 movie, is published. Did you know that Mitchell did not write the book from front to back, but in random chapters and then stitched them together later to form the book? True!
Tip of the Day
Sparkling-clean RV window screens without water
By Jim Twamley
To thoroughly clean my RV window screens I remove them and wash them with soap and water. But if they are merely dusty, a microfiber towel will do a great job without using water. Simply wipe the dry towel across the surface of the screen and it will pick up the dust. I couldn’t believe how easy it was to clean the screens the first time I tried it.
Today’s RV review…
Tony writes, “I have to say, I really, really like the things ATC builds for a variety of reasons. But the quality of the materials and the design of things make the name ‘Game Changer’ quite appropriate. This is a huge trailer and you might even think about a commercial truck to move it around. But that also means you get the air horn and trucker-level of cool.
“Definitely something different. And a rig I would appreciate, for sure.”
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What is up with small RV ovens?
What is up with these small RV ovens? You can barely put a pizza in them! —Sharon, Grand Design Imagine XLS 22RBE
RV awnings: Everything you need to know
By Tony Barthel
An awning seems so simple, especially on newer RVs where it opens at the touch of a button. There are a few basic tips to keeping your awning in top shape and looking great. There are armless awnings, manual awnings, and many other styles, but virtually all the mainstream RVs come with the power awning with the arms on the side of the coach. That’s the one I want to focus on today…. Learn all about types of awnings, care and cleaning of awnings, awning “rules,” cool upgrades, awning myths, and much more, here.
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Forget the view out the front dash, you’re going to want to sit in the back with this! This is great (and we’re so happy to be learning about it now instead of later!)
Fresh water fill mod keeps you dry
“I was having no success with the fresh water fill. I’d get more water on me than in the tank. I think there may be a dip in the fill hose and/or vent hose acting as a water trap. In any event, I cut three or four feet off the end of a garden hose and snaked the cut end down the fill hose and right into the fresh water tank. Now I connect my supply hose directly to the garden hose and no more mess. I probably should have used one of those white hoses that’s made for drinking water. But we keep the water chlorinated and don’t drink it anyway. After a little whittling on the plastic fill housing, I was able to stuff the hose coupling far enough back to close the hatch.” From jeff-z.com.
Website of the day
The 30 Best Drive-In Movie Theaters in America
Drive-in theaters have made a comeback! And hey, who says you can’t park your RV in the back row (well, maybe some theaters have rules against it… but not all of them!).
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:
• 44 percent say their RV has a traditional oven. 28 percent have a convection, and 16 percent have both. 12 percent do not have an oven in their RV.
• 52 percent paid cash for their RV and do not have a loan on it.
• 11 percent have never attended a professional basketball game.
Recipe of the Day
In the Test Kitchen, this recipe reminds us of a Philly cheesesteak stuffed inside a biscuit. It’s a great handheld snack packed with flavor. Quick and easy to make, these are perfect for your next tailgate or football party. Yummy!
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Readers’ Pets of the Day
“Kitty Cat hated Buffy before we hit the road. Now they’ve become best friends. Buffy loves the new smells at every new site and is always anxious to make new doggy friends.” —Linda Gray
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