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“Sometimes I wonder if there’s something wrong with me. Perhaps I’ve spent too long in the company of my literary romantic heroes, and consequently my ideals and expectations are far too high.” ―
Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is National Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day!
On this day in history: 1806 – Pike Expedition: Lieutenant Zebulon Pike sees a distant mountain peak while near the Colorado foothills of the Rocky Mountains. (It is later named Pikes Peak.)
Tip of the Day
5 tips to increase RV kitchen storage space
By Nanci Dixon
No matter how much or how little cabinet storage there is in an RV it just never feels like enough. When we upgraded our motorhome with more cabinets, I just seemed to fill them up faster. The kitchen cabinets are the worst. I have them packed full and I hardly even cook! Here are five tips I use to increase RV kitchen storage space.
1. BE SQUARE
There is so much wasted space between items. Rectangular or square containers save so much space in RV kitchen cabinets. I found affordable rectangular food containers that can stack and snug up to each other. I can also put items together in the containers that I normally would not. Anything that has been opened or might spill out, I put in Ziploc bags and force the air out. You can also buy collapsible storage containers that will store flat when you’re not using them.
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Dave Solberg is a leading expert in the RV industry and author of the “RV Handbook.”
“I found the cause of the cold water line trickle!”
I got a question from a reader that had only a trickle from the cold water line going to the kitchen faucet in his RV. That article is here. Here is what Chris found to be the cause after I responded to his question.
Video of the day
How to fix stripped-out screw holes in your RV: 3 simple methods
By Cheri Sicard
It doesn’t matter whether you are a seasoned handyman or just a beginner, this invaluable video will show you three practical methods for how to fix stripped-out screw holes in your RV when you DON’T have access to the back of the hole.
For beginners like me, these videos are beneficial because they give me the confidence to attempt simple repairs I previously had no idea how to do. Of course, the DIY methods for fixing stripped-out screws will also work in your sticks-and-bricks home.
Academy Award winner and Airstreamer Matthew McConaughey’s exclusive interview
You might have seen him in the films Wedding Planner or How to Lose a Guy in 10 days. Maybe you’re a People Magazine reader—he was their sexiest man alive in 2005. His recent flicks include Beach Bum and The Gentleman. He was a busy writer during the lockdown, authoring “Greenlights,” a semi-autobiographical take on life … and RVing. … Read excerpts from Scott Linden’s wide-ranging RVTravel.com podcast interview with this van lifer, boondocker, and Airstream puller—Matthew McConaughey—here.
Camping activity and puzzle book perfect for indoor winter fun
Even though this activity and puzzle book is meant for children, we bet you’ll have fun with it too. All the puzzles are camping-themed. It’s perfect to bring along in the RV to have fun around the campfire or at the table. Inside you’ll find word searches, mazes, scavenger hunts, animal tracks, hidden pictures, word scrambles, hiking logs and much more! Learn more or order.
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Easily clean and sanitize your plastic cutting board
RV kitchen plastic cutting board looking a bit tacky? A build-up of “organic” material can make it look dingy and harbor bugs. Soak it in a solution of one part bleach to 20 parts water for several hours. Rinse off well.
On this day last year…
- Tip: Quick tip to keep recyclables and compostables organized in the RV
- RV Review Update: 2022 Ember RV Overland 191MDB production model
- Ask Dave: How do I shut off the RV’s heater fan and leave others running?
- Featured article: Workamping? There are more ways to make money from it than you think…
- Recipe: Lasagna Soup
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Oh, you know we love a good pun! And an RV-themed pun? Even better! You’ll love this too.
Website of the day
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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:
• 60 percent think drivers with RVs 40 feet or longer should have a special driver’s license.
• 17 percent say they never snack while driving.
• 33 percent say they don’t get a lot of thinking done while they drive, they’re just focused on driving.
Recipe of the Day
by Tara Pacheco from Fall River, MA
We love a good bread pudding, and this one is creamy and not too sweet. It’s full of wonderful pumpkin and fall flavors. Serve with a dollop of whipped cream for a delicious holiday dessert.
New York City has its own species of ant. The “ManhattAnt” appears to exclusively live in New York City where Broadway meets 63rd Street and 76th Street. The ant may have evolved on its own due to isolation in the city, and has adapted to a warmer, drier, concrete-covered environment.
*What language do pilots speak? Yes, they speak their own language! Find out in yesterday’s trivia.
Readers’ Pet of the Day
“My husband and I love the show Gunsmoke, so we named our new Pomeranian puppy Marshal after Marshal Matt Dillon. This is him taking a dip in Skaneateles Lake (NY).” —Debra Rohm
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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Leave here with a laugh
A burglar enters a home. All of a sudden a voice pipes up, “I can see you, and so can Jesus!” Startled, the burglar looks around. No one is there, so he gets back to business. Soon, the voice repeats, “I can see you, and so can Jesus!” The burglar jumps and takes a longer look around the room. Over in a corner, partially obscured by curtains, is a caged parrot, which pipes up again, “I can see you, and so can Jesus!” “So what?” asks the annoyed burglar. “You’re only a parrot!” To which the parrot replies, “Maybe, but Jesus is a Rottweiler!”
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