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Today’s thought

“If everybody is thinking alike, then somebody isn’t thinking.” ―George S. Patton


Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is National Check Your Wipers Day!

On this day in history: 1945 – UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) is founded.



Tip of the Day

How to make your RV warm and welcoming to guests for the holidays

It won’t be long now. Soon, out-of-town relatives and friends will descend on your home for the holidays. It’s expensive to put them up in nearby hotels, but if you don’t really have space for them inside your sticks-and-bricks home, it’s time to put that RV to an alternative use! Use your RV to accommodate your out-of-town guests. You can take it to a nearby campground or park it in your driveway. Either way, your guests will have a place to “escape,” and you can find downtime inside your home, as well! Face it, holidays are stressful enough without having to worry about extra folks underfoot 24/7. Let your RV come to the rescue!

Before you think that bedding guests down in an RV is less than hospitable, there are ways you can make the RV space quite comfortable! Plus, it might be fun for your non-RVing guests to stay in their own house-on-wheels for a few days!

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Ask Dave

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

Quick RV Tech Tip: Will a 30-amp outlet charge my RV’s batteries this winter?

Dear Dave,
Will a 30-amp outlet at my home provide enough power over the winter off-season in Colorado to keep the coach batteries charged and in good condition, using the RV’s electric system? Does this coach’s charging system desulfate the four flooded golf cart batteries? Thank you! —Mark, 2003 Fleetwood Revolution

Read Dave’s answer


Today: Live video chat

Open Mic: Dave and Dustin answer your questions about RV repair and maintenance

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.

Watch and ask questions here. RV Travel on YouTubeRV Travel on Facebook California RV Specialists on YouTube.

Watch-only below starting at 4 p.m. (Pacific):


Video of the day

RV rubber care and maintenance

By Cheri Sicard
Rubber is all over your RV, both outside and under the coach. It’s in your tow vehicle, as well. But do you know how to care for your RV rubber parts? If not, the video below from Martin of RVstreet will show you how.

The sun’s damaging UV rays as well as engine heat are brutal on RV rubber parts and can cause them to deteriorate quicker. If you don’t address them early, they can create premature failure and can even cause RV leaks.

Click here to watch



Born in the USA: Famous things and where they started

Some birthplaces of people inspire great monuments and a flood of tourist traffic. When it’s the birth of an idea, a product, or a movement, you may find the place where it all began to be far more humble. … Here are a few random (and very interesting) ones worth stumbling upon.


Reader poll

Motorhome owners: How would you describe your rig’s suspension?

Tell us here


Helpful resources

CURRENT WILDFIRE REPORT
CURRENT SMOKE AND FIRE REPORT
NATIONAL TRAFFIC AND ROAD CLOSURE INFORMATION
ROAD AND TRAFFIC CONDITIONS ACROSS THE NATION
WEATHER ALERTS FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
LATEST RV RECALLS
DIRECTORY OF RV PARKS WITH STORM SHELTERS
THE BEST RV TRIP PLANNER APPS AND TOOLS

Did you buy a lemon RV? Here’s more about RV lemons and lawyers who will represent you if you need help.


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?? MYSTERY PRODUCT OF THE DAY ??
Hosting a Thanksgiving, Christmas or another holiday celebration? Attending a Thanksgiving, Christmas or other holiday celebration? If you answered yes to any of the above, these must be a part of that day!


Quick Tip

Easy way to line cabinet shelves

Cabinet shelves bare and unlined? Here’s an alternative to contact paper: Peel-and-stick floor tiles. Cut them to fit cabinets with utility knife, or even stout utility scissors. They add a little cushioning, too.


On this day last year…


Website of the day

The 50 Best Luxury RV Parks in the U.S.
This list from Outdoorsy is giving us some serious wanderlust. These places look niiiiiice. Have you been to any of them?



Popular articles you may have missed at RVtravel.com

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• 19 unusual (but extremely handy) uses for salt


Recipe of the Day

Not the Same Ol’ Biscuits and Gravy

by Karen Vandevander from Manassas, VA

When you hear biscuits and gravy, sausage gravy typically comes to mind. This is not that, but it is quite good. Filled with chicken and bacon, it’s super creamy and versatile. Everything simmers in the Crock Pot, which makes this a great recipe when short on time. You will be happy if you eat this for breakfast (over biscuits) or dinner (with pasta). Delicious comfort food.

Click here for the recipe


Trivia

Right-handed people tend to chew food on the right side of their mouth while left-handed people tend to chew on the left side. (You just fake chewed to see which side you chew on, didn’t you?)

*What U.S. city has its own species of ant? Find out, and learn more about that type of ant, in yesterday’s trivia


Readers’ Pet of the Day

“This is Teddy.” —Jim Andrews

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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Sheri Ken
17 days ago

We will ALWAYS take a Wireless Doorbell over anything else! Smiles and Laughing and So TRUE!
TEDDY you are so Adorable and looking so Innocent and Lovable! Thank you for sharing!

KellyR
18 days ago

Our wireless doorbell has set on the charger so long that the battery has boiled over – thus a dead useless battery. But some how still cute and loveable.

bill
18 days ago

LHWAL one of the best I’ve seen!😅

Linda
18 days ago

Loved the Laugh today!

Michael Converse
18 days ago

The quote of the day is one of my favorites of all time.

Johnm405
18 days ago

Quick Tip
I don’t see where the floor tile would be any better than the bare wood in a cabinet. It will still let things slide around. I like shelf liners cut to size as they hold things better.

Satah
18 days ago

That “Teddy” (pet of the day) is adorable!

Donald N Wright
18 days ago

I went to the Escapees Boot Camp last weekend, learned a lot, twenty pages of notes, and used the “Smart Weigh” system to weigh my truck and Airstream trailer. It’s pretty well balanced, but still, too much stuff. Perhaps you should consider this also.

Michelle T Donaldson
18 days ago

Where was this boot camp? Do you know where I can find more info about it?

Bob p
18 days ago

We have a wireless doorbell, he provides me with plenty of exercise getting up and going to the door, looking out, then telling him they’re all gone you scared them. At that point he stops barking and returns to his charger. Lol

Lisa Adcox
18 days ago

Love the picture for Leaving here with a laugh. That’s a good one.

Last edited 18 days ago by Lisa Adcox