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Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is National Cuban Sandwich Day!
On this day in history: 1904 – The automobile tire chain is patented.
Tip of the Day
Keep this product on hand for easy RV underbelly repair
You may have encountered some debris on the road that has caused impact damage underneath the RV. Or, maybe you’ve experienced a tire blowout that caused damage to the RV underbelly or fender area that has required you to need some undercarriage repair.
If you have experienced either of these situations, you may be asking yourself, “Now what do I do about it?”
Today’s RV review…
Tony writes, “Sort of a B+ platform using some of the Ford Transit bits, the Thor Vision Vehicle has a lot of things that really make tremendous sense for RVers. First of all, know that this is a concept and that’s it. It’s part engineering, part wishful thinking, but also part real potential. The part that’s the real potential is the exciting part to me.”
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Dave Solberg is a leading expert in the RV industry and author of the “RV Handbook.”
Can I move my RV’s toilet?
I want to remodel my RV’s bathroom, which would include moving the toilet. It would still be above the holding tank but I would need to put the fitting in a different location. Is there a way to install a new fitting in the tank? I would plug or cap (whichever is appropriate) the existing one. —Dave, 2000 Southwind 34N
Video of the day
9 motorhome driving tips that make it easy for ANYONE
OK, you bit the bullet and bought a big luxurious motorhome. The problem is you are intimidated to drive it. Or perhaps only one-half of the available drivers does ALL the driving.
In this informative video, the folks from Endless RVing share nine simple motorhome driving tips that can help you feel safer and more confident when driving a large Class A motorhome.
Black tank horror story averted: Our RV almost flooded!
By Nanci Dixon
At about two in the morning my husband gets up to use the bathroom and steps into a flood plain. After catching himself from slipping on the wet tile floor, he turns on the light and sees an abundance of water running past the door. Unfortunately, he wakes me up, too. It has been pouring outside nonstop for six hours and our first thought was that the vent was open or it was coming in the air conditioner vents. Nope. Then, I notice that the black water tank was at 100%. It has never been at 100%! Find out what caused the near-disaster, and maybe save yourself from a similar fate.
Which do you prefer? Chocolate or vanilla milkshake?
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Battery safety comes first
When working with RV storage batteries, keep safety in the foremost place. Common flooded-acid batteries produce hydrogen gas when they charge. Unless that gas is thoroughly vented, a single spark can create a great explosion (think Hindenburg). When working with your batteries, always make sure the battery compartment is thoroughly vented BEFORE making a battery connection. For those who have an inverter, you’ll always (or near enough to call it always) get a spark when you reconnect the battery terminals.
On this day last year…
- Tip: Duct tape: The incredible universal fixer and 16 ways to use it
- RV review: The Boulder™ from Colorado Teardrop Campers
- Ask Dave: Plugging in your RV at home
- Recipe: Outrageous Cuban Sandwich with Mojo Sauce
Website of the day
The Best Beach in Every State
Summer is winding down, so it’s best to get some beach days in while you can. And yep, there is a beach in every state!
Clean your CPAP mask with these wipes
These CPAP mask cleaner wipes are latex-free and easy to use. Use them to clean your CPAP mask, tubes and machine, then dispose of them after each use. You’ll receive two, 70-count canisters for a total of 140 wipes. Learn more or order.
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:
• The highest percentage of our readers, 27 percent, have a Bachelor’s degree and an additional 19 percent have a Master’s degree. 5 percent have a PhD.
• 54 percent have never gone through a divorce.
• 15 percent consider themselves to be “an excellent cook.”
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Recipe of the Day
Cheesy Italian Ricotta & Beef Pie
by Michaela Boers from Copley, OH
We love that this easy dinner recipe had so much flavor. It reminded us of an upside-down pizza. The cheese layer seriously adds so much cheesiness to the recipe. Crescent dough, brushed with garlic butter and fresh Parmesan cheese, is an excellent topping. We were a little concerned when we opened the oven that we overcooked this. The butter really browns the top, so don’t be concerned. It was perfect. A great recipe to whip up after a busy day of work.
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Readers’ Pet of the Day
“Caught Odin, our German Shepherd, smiling for his 2nd birthday picture! Found him as an abused stray at 5 months old, and he has bounced back strong! Obedience classes helped, but he’s my little buddy and can’t wait to travel with us in our Class A and Jeep.” —Jeff Craig
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!
Leave here with a laugh
I was walking down the street today when a tow truck driver pulled up alongside me and said, “Excuse me, I’m looking for the accident site involving a truck carrying a load of cutlery.”
“Oh, I saw them a way back,” I said. “Go straight down this road for one mile, then take the first left, and when you get to the fork in the road you’re there.”
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