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On this day in history: 1606 – The ships Susan Constant, Godspeed, and Discovery depart England carrying settlers who founded, at Jamestown, Virginia, the first of the thirteen colonies that became the United States.
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Tip of the Day
Driving a Class A is not as scary as it looks
By Russ and Tiña De Maris
Many folks, on “thinking” about getting their first Class A motorhome, are a bit intimidated. After all, they’re so BIG! However do you pilot that big thing down the road? How could you ever get comfortable maneuvering so much mass? Here’s some advice from those who’ve made the big leap and now are proud pilots of those big coaches.
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Does my RV still need a battery when connected to shore power?
I live in Montana. I remove my RV’s dual 12v batteries and bring them inside. I plug my trailer into shore power to run a small heater. I discovered that I cannot use my slide function without the batteries hooked up to the system. What is the purpose for wiring it that way? Shouldn’t it be set up to also work off shore power? —Mark, 2019 Northwood Arctic Fox 25W
In the RV Shop with Dustin
Cool Tools: The Magnetizer Demagnetizer
Every Wednesday we meet for a livestream called Talkin’ RV Tech. We not only answer technical questions, but we also share what we like to call “cool tools.” These are tools and gadgets that we actually use! We believe they will be helpful to you.
Here’s a clip of one of our latest videos where we discuss the Magnetizer Demagnetizer for Screwdriver Tips.
Video of the day
Are RV ramp levelers worth it? Andersen vs. Beech Lane levelers
By Cheri Sicard
In the video below, Joshua from Gander Flight takes a look at RV ramp levelers, also known as wedge levelers, shows you how they work and how to use them, and gives his opinion on whether or not this particular RV accessory is worth it.
Tiny space heater comes in handy in an RV
Chuck Woodbury has owned a tiny space heater now for 6 years, and he swears it’s one of the most useful gadgets he carries with him in his RV. It uses hardly any power and is perfect for the person who is “always cold,” or maybe just always has cold feet. Chuck uses it to keep the chill off in his bathroom. Read all about it.
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Winterizing—more than just RV plumbing
Winterizing the RV’s plumbing system is what most people think about, but what about the rest of it? Here are a couple of other items to remember.
- Have you removed all the freezables from inside the coach?
- Is the inside clean and free of any food debris? Think mice.
- Have you removed or sealed any materials that can be made into nests? Think mice.
- Is the roof and its seals in good condition? Think melting snow in the spring.
- Have you covered your RV? This really helps to protect the RV and extend its life.
Website of the day
The 25 Best Wineries in the United States
Okay, wine drinkers, this one is for you! These 25 wineries look beautiful and their wines sound fantastic. We’ll meet you at one (or two) of them, deal?
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Recipe of the Day
by Renee W. from Somewhere In, MI
Ham and Swiss is a classic sandwich combination. This recipe takes those ingredients and turns them into a dip that’s baked in a yummy bread bowl. The dip is very creamy with bits of diced ham throughout the melted Swiss cheese. Green onions and ranch dressing mix add additional flavors. When the toasted bread pieces are gone for dipping, you can just eat the bread bowl. It’s delicious down to the very last bite. An easy appetizer for your next party.
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Readers’ Pet of the Day
“This is our favorite spot to walk the beach—Myrtle Beach, SC. Taylor the Sheltie loved to explore, dig, fetch a ball, or walk into the water as long as it was only up to his stomach; he just never fully understood why he couldn’t drink it!” —Dean Fickbohm
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