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RV Daily Tips. Friday, January 6, 2023

Issue 2030
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Today’s thought

“It ain’t what they call you, it’s what you answer to.” ―W.C. Fields


Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is National Bean Day!

On this day in history: 1930 – The first diesel-powered automobile trip is completed, from Indianapolis, Indiana, to New York, New York.

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Tip of the Day

What is phubbing and why you should avoid it

By Gail Marsh
Look around you. Whether you’re sitting at a campfire, doing laundry in the campground laundromat, or on the road traveling, you’ll probably see others phubbing. In fact, there’s a good chance you’re phubbing as well! What is phubbing? And why should you avoid it? Well, read on to find out.

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Ask Dave

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

How do I mount and seal security cameras on roof of RV?

Hello Dave,
I want to mount four security cameras on the roof of the RV. Should I be concerned with drilling and sealing holes in the rooftop if I put Dicor over all the mounting fasteners? Should I find a stud or frame to drill into or …? Thanks. —Jerry, 2011 Thor Chateau 22B

Read Dave’s answer



In the RV Shop with Dustin

Important RV roof side seam maintenance

Now that winter is in full swing, it’s more important than ever to ensure your RV is watertight. I often see that side seams on RV roofs are neglected. When looking at the roof line edge on your RV, be sure the molding is making good contact with the roof. If the sealant on the side edge is cracked, loose, separated or missing, it’s time for some RV roof side seam maintenance!

Read more


Video of the day

Hiking Angel’s Landing in Zion National Park aka ‘America’s Deadliest Hike’

By Cheri Sicard
Randy from America’s Parks had done a previous video two years prior to this one that proved wildly popular. He nonetheless felt he needed to do a new video after recently completing another hike up Angel’s Landing in Zion National Park in Utah…

For those who can’t actually do this hike, we can live vicariously as Randy takes us along on the most difficult, yet jaw-droppingly beautiful, parts of it. In this portion, known as the chain section, hikers rely on chains to help them up (and down) the steep, narrow incline. A large part of the video is devoted to this natural wonder eye candy.

Click here to watch


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A sobering metaphor, a sweet story, and a vision of our mortality

By Nanci Dixon
Today, a post that I wrote on Facebook five years ago came up. It tears at my heartstrings and it still holds true. This was the post: “I watched a video the other day where they used a tape measure to encourage people to follow their dreams. Using a life expectancy chart he pulled the tape out to his current age in inches, marking the place with his forefinger and thumb. He then pulled the tape measure out to his life expectancy and marked that number. Holding the tape measure up he highlighted the long time he has lived and the little time left. I pulled out a tape measure and did the same. While sobering, the moral of following your dreams in the time left rang loud and clear. We will follow our dreams.” Continue reading this heartfelt essay. We can relate; we bet you can too.


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Quick Tip

Easy check for water leaks

Check your RV for plumbing system water leaks easily. With water in the fresh tank, turn on your water pump. After it shuts off, signaling the system is pressurized, it won’t turn on again until you “call for water.” If it does turn on, you probably have a leak.


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Know someone who is feeling a bit under the weather? This will absolutely cheer them right up!


On this day last year…


Website of the day

15 Cool Abandoned Places in the USA You Need to Visit
If you’re like us, you enjoy visiting ghost towns and other long-forgotten historical sites. Well, this website is for you! We’re adding these places to our travel bucket list.


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Recipe of the Day

Chorizagna – My Mexican Chorizo Lasagna

by Stephanie Beacham from Jacksonville, NC

Looking for a flavorful dinner? You’ve found one with this chorizo lasagna recipe. It’s so easy and delicious! Chorizo adds a mild spiciness to the lasagna, which pairs well with the pop of paprika. The cottage cheese adds a wonderful creaminess to the dish. We chose to use the pepper jack cheese and it does add a bit of heat. If you don’t like spicy, substitute a taco blend or shredded cheddar. The layers of flavor mesh very well together.

Click here for the recipe

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Trivia

Which U.S. coin has a value equal to its mass? Can you guess? If you guessed the nickel, you’re right. The coin weighs exactly 5.000 grams per U.S. Mint specifications, which means it has a value of exactly five cents.

*RV ownership is at a record ___ million households. Can you fill in the blank? Find the number in yesterday’s trivia


Readers’ Pet of the Day

“Fredo the tornado is a Miniature German Schnauzer! He’s two years old and thinks he is the most important one in the room! Being a full-time RV dog he knows every inch of our RV home and he is constantly seeking out new smells or flavors of dropped food or just plain licking our leather chairs! He makes RV living delightful and never tears up anything! He’s such a perfect dog and his 9 lbs. of puppyhood make it so easy to pick him up for going outside or whenever someone knocks on our door! He is the best!” —Colette Shelley

URGENT! Send us a photo of your pet with a short description. We’re almost out of photos! If you’ve submitted a pet photo in the past it’s okay, send it again (as long as your pet wasn’t featured recently). 

We publish one each weekday in RV Daily Tips and in our Saturday RV Travel newsletter. No blurry photos, please!



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Bob Palin
22 days ago

Trivia: a nickel melted down is worth 7.9c

Sheri Ken
22 days ago

Fredo is REGAL and we hope “our RV home” was including Fredo… he is in Command and proud of it! Fredo sounds absolutely awesome, full of FUN and Entertaining.
We can relate with our little girl pup, LOL.

Tom
22 days ago

I need to get one of the pacifiers for my 67 year old brother, he broke a front tooth just before Christmas. Lol

JAMES
22 days ago

I ordered those pacifiers for my great grand daughter.

Thomas D
22 days ago

If we had children now(baby’s) I’d certainly buy those pacifiers. You’d get a lot of looks
60 years too late
Even the grandkids are too old