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Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is National Pumpkin Day!
On this day in history: 1936 – The first electric generator at Hoover Dam goes into full operation.
Tip of the Day
18 brilliant ways to use pipe cleaners while RVing
By Gail Marsh
You may have played with them when you were little. Maybe you fashioned them into a craft or art project in school. You might even have seen your grandfather or great-granddad clean his tobacco pipe with one. What are they? Pipe cleaners! These fuzzy-covered wires can come in handy, especially when RVing.
You can purchase a wide variety of pipe cleaners (often called “chenille stems”) today. They come in various lengths and colors, which makes them helpful and versatile as you RV.
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When water pressure is low, will pressure regulator further reduce it?
I have a RV water pressure regulator with a gauge. As the output pressure is fixed at the factory, I am confident the gauge is telling me what the input pressure is (red [high], green [good] or yellow [low]). Sometimes the gauge is telling me the pressure is low. Here is my question: When the input pressure is low, does the regulator further reduce the pressure within my RV’s water system? —Jim
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On today’s live Talkin’ RV Tech, our two tech experts will answer your questions from our online video studio about RV Repair and Maintenance from 4-5 p.m. Pacific time (7-8 p.m. in the East). So join them and pick their brains via chat. Ask questions or just lurk and soak up all the valuable information.
Video of the day
How to use Amazon lockers to get merchandise while RVing
By Cheri Sicard
If you actually travel a lot in your RV, even if you are not a full-timer, the video below will likely benefit you. If you are a full-time RVer, you are definitely going to want to know about this. In it, the Wayward Waggs, a full-time RVing couple, show how you can get Amazon orders on the road and while you are traveling by using Amazon lockers.
The concise video gives an overview of how this service lets you pick up orders most anywhere you travel, even if you can’t get mail sent to where you are staying.
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OMG! This is hilarious! You’re going to laugh out loud looking at this. And if you think you’re laughing, imagine the kiddos laughing even harder!
Tire life – Why can’t I get a straight or consistent answer?
By Roger Marble
I’ve seen a number of posts on RV forums and Facebook asking why there are different answers to the question of when to replace tires in RV application, i.e., tire life. Some are told, “Replace at 5 years.” They may hear that as, “You will die if you drive on a 6-year-old tire.” Continue reading Roger’s explanation of what determines the length of a tire’s life.
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Universal lid fits all your pots and pans!
This incredibly handy universal pot and pan lid will fit [almost] every pot and pan in your RV kitchen! Works with fry pans, pots, saucepans, skillets, stockpots, woks, cast iron pans and more! Eliminate kitchen cabinet clutter with this multipurpose, compact lid. Don’t you wish you had known about this sooner? Learn more or order.
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A safety tip on “aging” tires
Sharon Brown, one of our faithful readers, said she owes much of what she’s learned about RVing to attending training sessions at RV shows and reading newsletters like ours (shameless promotion!). She shares this thought about tires: “I would NEVER keep tires more than five years. Actually, I have become a nerd and if the tires are over four-and-a-half years they get dumped. Even if the camper is new and was sitting in the lot, as mine was, the tires still may need to be replaced. I was shocked to read in a forum that was discussing what the best tires are for a travel trailer. A gentleman, obviously not too informed, said that he had the best tires and they have lasted over 20 years. Wow, what was he smoking?!” Amen, Sharon!
On this day last year…
- Tip: 5 easy ways to make your own campfire starter
- RV Review: 2022 Keystone Cougar 24RDS
- Ask Dave: Does trailer length matter when choosing a TPMS?
- Featured article: Deep cleaning your RV for a quick sale
- Recipe: Cinnamon Chip Pumpkin Muffins
Website of the day
Why Are Black and Orange the Traditional Halloween Colors?
Even if you’re not celebrating Halloween, this article is still a fascinating look at why the holiday is celebrated with black and orange colors. Learning a little history never hurt anybody!
A thing that does all things!
This large silicone pad can be used in your microwave under hot bowls to pick them up, or on top of a dish as a splatter guard, on your table as a hot plate, a drying rack, or even as a jar opener. When it gets messy just toss it in the sink for a wash, or even put it in the dishwasher. About $8 on Amazon makes it a great deal. Talk about a great multi-tasking gadget for your RV (or home) kitchen.
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Recipe of the Day
by Cheryl Chavez from Smalltown, CO
Hearty, cheesy and very flavorful, this is a delicious low carb dinner. Quick and easy to prepare, the topping is kind of magical the way it looks like a bun. This reminds us of a giant loose meat burger once it’s baked. Serve with a salad or green vegetable if you’re eating low carb. If not, baked potatoes or fries would be great.
Sunlight needs to strike water at an angle of around 42 degrees in order to form a rainbow. That’s part of what makes autumn such a wonderful time in Yellowstone National Park: rainbows are more often seen in geysers when the sun is lower on the horizon! When watching a geyser, look for the rainbow that may form in it if the sun is over your shoulder.
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Readers’ Pet of the Day
“Sadie Mae is our sweet Shih Tzu girl and she travels with us everywhere we go. When we tell her we are going camping, she gets so excited and starts jumping around. She loves exploring all of the different campgrounds and state parks we visit. We love having her as our traveling buddy!” —Michele Pappagallo
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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