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Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is National Pie Day! It’s also December 1—Happy December!
On this day in history: 1913 – Ford Motor Company introduces the first moving assembly line.
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Tip of the Day
See new sights and save with Groupon while RVing
By Gail Marsh
Traveling around the country, we’ve seen many special events, attractions, and museums. We’ve also undoubtedly missed many interesting sights along the way. But not anymore! I’ve found a way to make sure we see more and still save while RVing. And you can too!
You may have heard about this company or even used it in the past to get discounts on goods and services. (I used it years ago and had forgotten about it. You should know that I’m not a paid promoter of Groupon. I recently rediscovered the company and wanted you to know about it, too.) Groupon, a Chicago-based company, launched back in 2008. Today, Groupon is a global e-commerce marketplace that offers coupons, discounts, and cashback on purchases by folks around the world.
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Every day we post a photo of an RV either submitted by its owner or by our editors as they move about the country.
Dave Solberg is a leading expert in the RV industry and author of the “RV Handbook.”
Why is my truck’s combined GAWR higher than the GVWR?
My 2022 Ford F-250 has a front axle GAWR (Gross Axle Weight Rating) of 4400 lbs. and a rear axle GAWR of 6800 lbs., for a combined axle rating of 11,200 lbs, yet my GCWR (Gross Combined Weight Rating) is only 10,000 lbs. Can you explain why the GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating) is 1200 lbs. less than the combined axle weight ratings? The weight of the truck at CAT scales is 7,500 lbs. and payload is rated at 2800 lbs. —Rob, Ford F-250
Video of the day
Incredible stylish DIY RV shower rebuild
By Cheri Sicard
When it comes to building and remodeling RVs, trucks, and vans, Dualex is quickly becoming one of my favorite vloggers because of his beautiful and practical designs. A talented craftsman, his finished projects never fail to WOW, and this DIY RV shower rebuild is no exception.
Replace your RV’s annoying two-cavity sink with one large one
By Kate Doherty
This is the third installment in a series of customizations, upgrades and changeouts to better fit one’s RVing lifestyle. In the second article in this series, I noted a full-timer who replaced their dishwasher with a dual pullout spice rack for cooking proximity (you can read about it and see photos here). Their tradeoff? Hand-washing dishes and cookware. In this installment we cover replacing the RV sink.
If you were offered a hot dog, hamburger or pizza, what would you choose?
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RV oven burning stuff? Get an oven thermometer to verify the actual temperature and try cooking your stuff on top of a pizza stone to even out the heat.
On this day last year…
- Tip: RV covers—Are they a good thing?
- RV Review: 2022 Dynamax Europa 31SS Super C
- Ask Dave: What’s the weird clicking in RV’s roof AC when furnace starts?
- Featured article: Yikes! Check out the giant mud tires on this RV!
- Recipe: Chicken Parmigiana (Parmesan)
?? MYSTERY PRODUCT OF THE DAY ??
No butter, no fat, just… just… pure cheesy magic! We’ve gotta get this!
Website of the day
As electric vehicles become more popular, so do charging stations. PlugShare shows you every charging location around the country – there are many more than you think!
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:
• 16 percent have a current hunting and fishing license.
• 5 percent say that “back in their prime” they were an outstanding athlete.
• 19 percent have never ridden on a subway.
Recent poll: How often do you watch YouTube?
Recipe of the Day
by Peggy O’Brien from Avon Lake, OH
The ingredients in this recipe combine to make one fabulous summer dish. With the grilled chicken and tortellini, it’s hearty enough to be a light summer dinner. The frozen tortellini adds just enough cheese to the salad. Sun-dried tomatoes and Italian dressing give the salad a ton of flavor. It’s a universal meal everyone will love. Leftovers make a great lunch.
How long does it take you to fall asleep at night? If you said about 7 minutes, you’d be like the average American.
*Are French Poodles really French? If not, where are they from? Learn more about the poofy (though adorable) dog breed in yesterday’s trivia.
Readers’ Pet of the Day
“This is Bentley, our Chug (Chihuahua–Pug). He’s 9 years old. My hiking buddy, and my wife’s cuddle buddy. He goes on all of our RV travels. He was the second dog to complete the B.A.R.K. Program at Great Smoky Mountains National Park, a few years ago. (First was the dog of the Park ranger who led the program.) ‘Good Dog!'” —Tom & Jean Hudson
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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