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“Everything must be made as simple as possible. But not simpler.” ―
Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is National Rubber Ducky Day!
On this day in history: 1910 – The first public radio broadcast takes place: a live performance of the operas Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci are sent out over the airwaves from the Metropolitan Opera House in New York.
Tip of the Day
A reminder to perform these basic RV maintenances often overlooked
By Gail Marsh
We have no problem remembering the “big things” in RV maintenance. Examine and clean the roof? Check! Care for slide outs? Check! Regularly inspect the RV’s tires and wheels (air pressure, tire age/wear, torque)? Check! Inspect and apply seal conditioner on black rubber seals? Check!
The basic RV maintenance chores we tend to overlook are the ones that remain largely out of sight. If this describes you, too, perhaps these reminders will help.
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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.
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Is a 12-volt compressor refrigerator best for me in my RV?
While attending an RV show recently, I noticed some units have a Furrion battery-operated refrigerator. Do you recommend the battery-only power source? Thanks. —Norman, Looking for a new RV
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In the RV Shop with Dustin
My RV water heater clicks multiple times but won’t light. Why?
Here is a sample from one of our recent shows where one of our viewers asked for help diagnosing their Suburban water heater. It’s a common problem: “My water heater clicks multiple times, but won’t light.”
If the water heater attempts to light but is not sensing the flame, it’s a telltale sign that something is wrong with the electrode…
Video of the day
NM State Parks Pass—The cheapest RV camping rent ever!
By Cheri Sicard
In the video below, Brian Gifford is reporting for Cheap RV Living about one of the best deals available to RVers: the New Mexico State Parks Pass.
I first discovered this deal more than a decade ago while on a travel writing press trip to Las Cruces, but every time I tell people about it they are surprised. Over the years, I have come to the conclusion that the NM State Parks Pass is one of the best-kept RV secrets out there.
RV Mods: An access door for your pet
Russ and Tiña De Maris have some ideas (and instructions) about adding a pet access door, in their case for their cat. Some great ideas here.
You may have missed these recent popular stories…
- The worst part of camping? ATVs, rich people and cows
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- The two kinds of RVers: Two lifestyle choices, one open road
?? MYSTERY PRODUCT OF THE DAY ??
Does this sound familiar: “Oh, shoot! Where did I put my glasses now?!” or “Honey, have you seen my glasses?” Well, never ask those questions ever again!
When was the last time you saw a movie at a movie theater?
Simple custom-sized trash cans
Finding suitably sized trash cans for RVing can be a hassle. Visit the plasticware section of your local discount store and pick up a plastic cereal storage container. The same bag the cashier packs it in fits great for a trash can liner. If it threatens to slide around, use double-stick Velcro tape on the bottom.
On this day last year…
- Tip: RV Mods: Power visors—inside shade easily at hand
- RV Review: Gulf Stream Vintage Cruiser 19TWD
- Ask Dave: Can I run both roof AC units on 5200 Onan?
- Featured article: How to find that boondocking spot again: Just take a photo
- Recipe: Crock Pot Mexicali Chicken
Website of the day
Winners of Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2022
These photos are truly something–they’re beautiful and incredible and wow-inducing! You won’t believe some of them are real (but they are!).
Clubs and useful organizations
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• Escapees: Best Club for RVers: All RVers welcome, no matter what type of RV, make or model.
• RV LIFE Trip Wizard: Make your RV road trip planning easier than ever.
Recipe of the Day
by Anthony Nicometi Jr from Cheektowaga, NY
This savory bread is a must for any cheese fan. It can be served with anything from spaghetti to barbecue. Enjoy it fresh from the oven, toast it with a bit of butter or add a little garlic spread on top for cheesy garlic bread. The amount of Colby Jack in this bread is perfect. Yum!
Which popular electronics company originally sold noodles? If you guessed Samsung, you’re correct. The original Samsung Trading Company, founded in the 1930s, specialized in the distribution of groceries and specialty noodles. It wasn’t until the 1960s that they ventured into the world of electronics.
*What popular animal plays the most significant role in the seeding of North American forests? Take a guess then find the answer in yesterday’s trivia.
Readers’ Pet of the Day
“Cole, a Border Collie mix, knows when we’re nearing a familiar place, and shows his happiness. He understands 20+ words and is always ready to do whatever’s asked of him. A great companion, and my friend.” —Keith Peterson
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!
Camping activity and puzzle book perfect for winter fun
Even though this activity and puzzle book is meant for children, we bet you’ll have fun with it too. All the puzzles are camping-themed. It’s perfect to bring along in the RV to have fun around the campfire or at the picnic table. Inside you’ll find word searches, mazes, scavenger hunts, animal tracks, hidden pictures, word scrambles, hiking logs and much more! Learn more or order.
Leave here with a laugh
What happens if you eat aluminum foil?
You sheet metal!
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