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On this day in history: 1867 – The Canadian confederation occurred with the passing of the Constitution Act, 1867, where the three separate colonies of Canada, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick were united into a single Dominion within the British Empire called Canada.
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Tip of the Day
An important safety reminder to torque lug nuts
With Dustin Simpson, California RV Specialists
Here is an important reminder to torque lug nuts! If your lug nuts are not torqued enough they can become loose and may continue to loosen until they fall off while driving. In any case, driving without one or more functional wheel studs can be dangerous and could result in losing a tire while driving, a situation you do not want to be in!
Today’s RV review…
Tony writes, “I think one’s perception of this rig could absolutely be swayed by what you compare it to. Compared to some other Class A rigs, it might fall short. But compared to many Class C and Class B rigs in the same price category, you have a real winner here.”
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Why does the RV’s fresh water smell even with a filter?
Why does my RV’s fresh water smell even if I use a filter? —Tom, 2019 Chaparral 2019
The 1973 Ford Explorer pickup – A wacky RV concept!
By Tony Barthel
The 1970s were an interesting time for the RV world. RV sales were starting to really take off and even the auto industry took note, culminating in GM’s introducing the GMC Motorhome in 1973. The concept Ford Explorer, which was shown at the Chicago Auto Show in 1973, had a tent as part of the design. Therefore, it could be argued that it was a nod to the RV industry. Read more.
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Protect outdoor RV power cords with the upside-down bucket mod
Here’s a very inventive solution that fixed this problem entirely for just a few dollars. All that is needed for this RV power cord mod is a bucket that is wide enough to house the RV power cord electrical connection as shown in the picture. Make two holes directly across from each other near the bottom. Be sure to make them large enough so a cord connection can fit through them. Then simply thread the two ends of the RV power cord together inside the bucket and flip it over so the bottom of the bucket protects the connection like an umbrella. The RV power cord will now stay suspended off the ground and protected from water. —From doityourselfRV.com
On this day last year…
- RV Review: 2021 Keystone Passport GT 2870RL “flat fifth wheel”
- Featured article: Okay to RV with chickens?
- Recipe: Texas Peach Sangria
Website of the day
AARP Daily Crossword
As AARP says, “A crossword a day keeps the doctor away!” This is a good daily dose of entertainment, and it keeps your brain sharp. Have fun!
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We love when things were practically made for RV life. This is one of those things. Now you can leave your RV in clothes as fresh as if you were leaving the dry cleaners!
Clubs and useful organizations
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Recipe of the Day
Oh gosh, we loved this cheesy ooey gooey hamburger casserole recipe! It’s the perfect dish for a quick and tasty meal. We love the flavor the fresh veggies add and the ton of cheese on top pulls the dish together. A great dinner recipe on a busy weeknight.
After 85 years, Kraft Macaroni and Cheese is changing its name. Beginning in August, packages of the popular comfort food will be shortened to Kraft Mac and Cheese.
*How many newspapers did the U.S. lose between 2004 and 2020? Take a guess then find the answer in yesterday’s trivia.
Readers’ Pet of the Day
“Hank the Tank is all love, no brains, good-sounding watchdog, strong hiker and loves the outdoors as well as a good tummy scratch. Good dog.” —Grant Sorg
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