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Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is National Chocolate Covered Cherry Day!
On this day in history: 1957 – The Hamilton Watch Company introduces the first electric watch.
Tip of the Day
A few of the many uses for WD-40
There are few RVers who don’t consider a can of WD-40 an essential item in their tool arsenal. This “can do” lubricant has a wide range of uses, making it a very handy and useful product. Need to get rid of some road tar and grime from your RV or car? WD-40 can come to the rescue. Is the zipper on your favorite jacket refusing to work without lots of pulling and tugging? Spray on WD-40.
Here are some uses for the product that may come in handy, some of them especially relevant to RVers.
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Every day we post a photo of an RV either submitted by its owner or by our editors and writers as they move about the country.
Dave Solberg is a leading expert in the RV industry and author of the “RV Handbook.”
All outlets work except the galley top and bottom. Why?
The outlet at the RV’s dinette is dead, as is the one in the overhead cabinet directly above it. All others work. The circuit breakers at the control center at the foot of the bed are hot. Somewhere between the two is mostly hidden and inaccessible. What do you think? Thanks. —Jack, 2017 Winnebago Via 25P
Coming tomorrow: Live video chat
Dave and Dustin answer your RV repair and maintenance questions
Our two tech experts will answer your questions about RV Repair and Maintenance from 4-5 p.m. Pacific time (7-8 p.m. in the East). So pick their brains via chat. Ask questions about RV repair and maintenance or just lurk and soak up all the valuable information. Learn where to watch in tomorrow’s (Wednesday) newsletter.
Video of the day
Visiting National Parks: Expert tips for planning the perfect visit
By Cheri Sicard
Visiting national parks is one of the greatest tourist draws America has. And it’s no wonder. With so many parks and such a diversity of sights and attractions, America’s national parks have something to offer nearly everyone.
In the video below, the experts at the America’s Parks YouTube channel share their tips for planning the perfect national park getaway, regardless of which park(s) you hope to visit.
Is the Blackstone Griddle worth all the hype? Oh, yeah, it is!
By Nanci Dixon
We were on the lookout for a new grill as our decades-old one was rusting through and literally falling apart. We bought a smaller version of it and it worked well. However, as camp hosts, we have the opportunity to ask a lot of people what they like. As we do our rounds around dinner time, we get to see and smell them in action, too. The Blackstone Griddle name came up so often I wanted to know what all the love was about. You can find out here.
Do you have a favorite place to camp that you return to often?
Secure the water heater door
“While taking a walk with our dog recently, I found a metal water heater door which fell off some RV driving along. I thought about a tip: Take a small, metal key ring loop and thread it though the plastic closure which secures that door in place. This will prevent it from coming off if you hit a bump.” Thanks to Dennis N.!
On this day last year…
- RV Review: 2022 Tiffin Wayfarer 25 RW
- Ask Dave: Will my engine battery provide a boost to run my slide room?
- Featured article: Letter from a 10-year-old RVer will touch your heart
- Recipe: Easy Healthy Banana Bread
Website of the day
Exercise Plan for Seniors
Even if you’re not a senior, this page from healthline.com has a great, easy-to-follow workout plan everyone can benefit from (plus many more exercises as you scroll down the page).
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Pedal your way through 2023 with this amazing thing. This is a brilliant way to (maybe) lose weight like magic—and you don’t have to step foot outside!
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:
• The majority of readers, 59 percent, first got married between the ages of 20-25. The second highest percentage, 20 percent, got married in their teens.
• 10 percent have a habit of always biting their nails.
• 35 percent have recently thought about giving up RVing. Of that 35 percent, 9 percent plan to hang up the keys soon.
Recipe of the Day
by Vanessa Marie Milare from Hilo, HI
You can’t get easier than these chicken kabobs. They marinate in a simple bottled teriyaki sauce that adds tons of flavor. The chicken has that classic flavor, but a slightly sweet flavor. They grill to perfection in about 15 minutes. A quick and easy summer meal.
In Venezuela, where the Catatumbo River meets Lake Maracaibo, you’ll find one of the most electrically active places on Earth. About 300 nights out of the year, lightning strikes across the sky almost continually all night. Lightning flashes occur more than 500 times per square mile per year! Wow!
*Speaking of lightning… How fast does it move and how does that stand up to the speed of light? Find the answer in yesterday’s trivia.
Readers’ Pet of the Day
“This is Maizee, my sweet little rescue. She is 9 years old, a perfect camping companion and loves to hike. Here we are back at the campsite and she is on the lookout for the chipmunks who seem to know just how far her tie-out cable reaches!” —Mary Beth Mixdorf
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!
HAPPY DOG OR CAT: That’s what your little pal will be if you give him or her one of these.
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