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“Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, but only saps today of its strength.” ―
Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is National Coffee Milkshake Day! We like the sound of that!
On this day in history: 1947 – Cold War: U.S. President Harry S. Truman signs the National Security Act of 1947 into United States law creating the Central Intelligence Agency, United States Department of Defense, United States Air Force, Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the United States National Security Council.
Tip of the Day
Slide out seals, Part 2: What can happen if you don’t maintain your slide out roof
By Dustin Simpson, California RV Specialists
Neglecting your slide out roof seam tape and wiper seals can cost you thousands of dollars.
For example, in the pictures below, this owner was saying that there was water leaking into the inside room of the slide out, as well at the bottom floor line.
When we asked the customer if he has been servicing the slide outs, he said “no,” and stated that they didn’t know that anything needed to be done!
Today’s RV review…
Tony writes, “While I have looked at a lot of RVs, including the most affordable trailers, most are well over the mid $25,000 price just for the entry-level models. Hiker is different.
“In fact, Hiker Trailer models start at $5,995 for the Highway Deluxe. So what’s the deal?”
For previous RV reviews, click here.
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Every day we post a photo of an RV either submitted by its owner or by our editors as they move about the country.
Dave Solberg is a leading expert in the RV industry and author of the “RV Handbook.”
How do I fix a crack on my RV’s gray water tank?
There’s a crack on top of my RV’s gray water tank. How do I fix it? —Buck, 2021 Puma Palomino
Video of the day
RV organization ideas: Find ANYTHING in your RV in 15 seconds or less
By Cheri Sicard
In the fun and informative video below, you will not only come away with tons of RV organization ideas that can help you organize your own RV, but you’ll also meet Tiki.
Tiki is an inspiring solo full-time RVer. In the course of the video, you will get to tour her 23-foot 1984 Champion Flagship motorhome, which she completely gutted and remodeled.
In the process of doing so, Tiki created the ultimate perfectly organized RV. Everything, and I do mean everything, has a place. Likewise, Tiki’s organized RV is always neat, uncluttered, and camera ready.
RVer suspects sewer tank leak, but where is it?
A reader writes: “I suspect we have a leak in our black water system between the toilet and tank, which sits directly below the toilet. I can see the pipe that goes straight down to the tank… I cannot tell how this pipe is attached to the toilet, but that is where I suspect the leak may be.” So where might it be?
Did you have your RV independently inspected before you bought it?
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Hang that sewer hose in your basement
Not everyone has a great storage place for their sewer hose. Reader Mike R. worked out a way to park his: “I bought a plastic fence post at Home Depot. Cut it to fit in my Class A basement. Suspended it from the roof of the basement with nylon web straps. Put an end cap on each end and attached it with a thumb screw, then marked which length it contains. It holds a 15′ and a 5′ hose. Each respective hose is accessible from both ends.” Editor’s note: If you live in an area where your local “Homer” doesn’t stock vinyl fence posts, you can order them shipped direct to your house. Thanks, Mike!
On this day last year…
- Tip: Here are some ways RVers are making money on the road. You can do these too!
- RV review: Wayfarer “Walter” Class B van
- Featured article: Is it safe to leave a deposit with an RV dealer?
- Recipe: King’s Hawaiian Tuna Melt Supreme
Website of the day
Travel Nevada – Road Trips
There’s a lot more to Nevada than just Sin City. It’s a beautiful state! This page on the Travel Nevada website tells you about amazing road trips you should add to your to-travel list.
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Now this is one smart invention! And it’s great for us RVers who spend a lot of time outdoors in the summer. *adds to cart*
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:
• 62 percent have had to remove a tick on their body more than one time. 14 percent have had to remove a tick one time.
• 28 percent do laundry at least twice a week, sometimes more.
• When they go out to eat, the majority of voters, 55 percent, usually go out for dinner. 32 percent go out for lunch, and 13 percent go out most often for breakfast.
Recipe of the Day
Creamy mac-n-cheese combined with hot dogs, my oh my. This will be a hit with kiddos – big and small! With a hint of nutmeg, the mac-n-cheese alone was delish. Adding the hot dogs makes this a fun dinner! We baked it up in a 9×13 baking dish.
Back in the 1930s, the “cool” thing to do was get your social security number tattooed on you! What a thought! When the Social Security Administration was formed, there were no worries that someone would steal your identity or anything of the sort—it was just a way for you to apply for jobs, get your money… and that was pretty much it. While some people memorized their numbers, a large number of people ran out and got them tattooed on their bodies. Some people got their numbers engraved on a piece of jewelry, which, if you spend time in antique shops, you may be lucky enough to find today.
*What mammal needs the least amount of sleep? A giraffe? A horse? A goat? A hippo? Guess, then see if you’re right in yesterday’s trivia.
Readers’ Pet of the Day
“Miso is a two-year-old purebred Cocker Spaniel that loves to travel! He explores the outdoors with us, and loves sitting in his chair outside enjoying the fresh air.” —Lauren Wilson
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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