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RV Daily Tips. Friday, September 2, 2022

Issue 1940
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Today’s thought

“Though my soul may set in darkness, it will rise in perfect light; I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.” ―Sarah Williams

Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is National Blueberry Popsicle Day!

On this day in history: 1912 – Arthur Rose Eldred is awarded the first Eagle Scout award of the Boy Scouts of America.

Tip of the Day

Ways to “winterize” the plants in your RV

By Gail Marsh
My grandma was an expert gardener. She also had a very green thumb when it came to house plants. Come fall each year, she’d begin the migration—bringing some outside plants inside the house where temperatures would be warmer. She called this process “wintering over.”

Can you “winterize” plants in an RV?

I’ve been thinking about my grandma quite a bit lately. There are several reasons she’s been on my mind—not the least of which is the coming of fall. Soon, the nights will become much cooler. Then later, even cold! If I intend to winter over the plants I’ve been coddling all spring and summer, I’ll need a plan.

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Today’s RV review…

2023 Cherokee 274WK—Wow! Big changes

Tony writes, “Overall I really, really like the style changes for 2023. But, even better, the features that are coming standard are absolutely class leading. Again. If you’re looking for an affordable travel trailer, the Cherokee line is tough to beat. With the new features and style, it just pushes the brand more into the forefront at this price class.”

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Ask Dave

Dave Solberg is a leading expert in the RV industry and author of the “RV Handbook.” 

Can I use my inline water filter as a pressure regulator?

Dear Dave,
Can an inline water filter be used in lieu of a water pressure regulator? —Greg, 2019 Thor A.C.E. 33.1

Read Dave’s answer

Video of the day

Astounding overlander RV army truck conversion

The vehicle might have started life as a military vehicle, but you can barely recognize it as such now!

Impressive as it is, Mike says his background is not in building trucks. He credits watching YouTube videos to help him with his many army truck RV conversion accomplishments.

Check it out

Dog is my co-pilot: Better places to stop for RVers with pets

“Dog is my co-pilot,” says the bumper sticker, and for RV travelers it’s literally true. They share our adventures, buoy our spirits and are best friends on this journey called life. Like ourselves, our four-footed traveling companions need to get out of the rig and stretch once in a while, for physical and mental health and, um, to “do their business.” But where? Scott Linden suggests many places from his 30 years of RVing long distances with dogs.

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Quick Tip

Put it back together right—with these tips

Fixing broken “RV stuff” doesn’t always mean you need to know the “stuff” inside-out. Many RV technicians know how every assembly in a rig is put together. But when you do tackle that “something” that isn’t right that requires disassembly, it’s critical you put it back together the right way. A digital camera, tablet, or cell phone cam is just the ticket. Take plenty of pictures as you go through the process of taking something apart. Try and track down a service manual for your item—the internet is full of manuals folks have kindly scanned and posted. Can’t find it? Drop a request on an internet RV forum and ask—somebody may just have one.

On this day last year…

Website of the day

Parks With Forts, National Park Service
Do you enjoy visiting historic forts? If so, this page from the National Park Service is for you.

Hide dirty laundry, and save space too!
Sometimes where to put those worn clothes waiting for wash day is the pits. Many hide a basket in the shower stall, but here’s another approach: Hang that dirty laundry out – not for everyone to see, but on the back of a closet door. Zippers on this one make it easy to open when it’s time to disgorge the dirties, and the company includes a couple of different hooks to help you hang it. You can find it on Amazon for a great price.

Clubs and useful organizations
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• Harvest Hosts: Stay free at farms, wineries and other scenic and peaceful locations for free. Save 15% on membership.
AllStays: The best website for RVers! Your membership will become your RV-bible.
Boondockers Welcome: Stay at homes of RVers who welcome you in their driveways, yards, farmland or other space on their private property. Modest membership fee.
Escapees: Best Club for RVers: All RVers welcome, no matter what type of RV, make or model.
Road Trip Wizard: Make your RV road trip planning easier than ever.

Recipe of the Day

Blueberry Hibiscus Sangria
by Tara Pacheco from Fall River, MA

A refreshing twist on sangria. We loved the tart flavor hibiscus tea gives the cocktail. With the blueberry juice not being overly sweet, it’s a great complement to the sweeter Riesling. This will be great at your summertime BBQ and pool parties.

Click here for the recipe

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The Centennial Light is the world’s longest-lasting light bulb, burning since 1901, and almost never switched off. It is at 4550 East Avenue, Livermore, California, and maintained by the Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department. Due to its longevity, the bulb has been noted by The Guinness Book of World Records, Ripley’s Believe It or Not! and General Electric.

*Yesterday we showed you a wind chart. It’s hard to explain, but you should take a look. It’s interesting!

Readers’ Pet of the Day

“Gunnar, a one-year-old Cattle Dog mix rescue. Traveling with us since three months old, up and down the East Coast. He’s been in more places than most people. Enjoys being around the campfire and going exploring at our destination.” —Greg Smith

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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  1. Total agree with all the readers comments on YouTube. I’ve repaired/replaced our slide motors/gearbox,toilet & many other things.
    Try to get the correct model ( this is important)when searching for the correct videos & watch many .
    This works much better than the Facebook rv repair groups that have people that give very silly answers .
    As I’ve said many times….
    Google/ YouTube is your friend!

  2. Great idea about you tube.
    I needed a headlight replaced. Chev book says 3 hour’s. They wanted to take off fender inner liner plus. U tube said 20 minutes was too long. Saved a couple hundred.

      • Hi, Chuck. I think someone has a well-trained dog, got him to go up onto the stump, and told him to “beg.” I had a dog one time who would have done all of the above without hesitation. One of the many “tricks” she knew was when we let her out into the yard we would leave the door open for her. When she came in we’d tell her to “Go close the door,” and she would! Have a great day. 😀 –Diane

  3. Regarding the Quick Tip: I have found Youtube videos to be amazingly helpful when undertaking a repair which is new to me. For example, I was able to diagnose and repair both of our SPLENDIDE washer and dryer only because of kind and generous individuals who took the time to video the information I so desperately needed.
    I would choose a YouTube video over an operator’s manual any day.


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