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On this day in history: 1915 – Alexander Graham Bell inaugurates U.S. transcontinental telephone service, speaking from New York to Thomas Watson in San Francisco.
Tip of the Day
Navigating diverging diamond interchanges in your RV
By Gail Marsh
Driving your RV down the road demands your full attention. This is especially true when you come upon an unfamiliar road configuration like a roundabout or a Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI). Like most everything else with RVing, it’s a good idea to learn as much as you can ahead of time. So here are some tips for navigating diverging diamond interchanges in your RV.
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Dave Solberg is a leading expert in the RV industry and author of the “RV Handbook.”
Wire from converter to batteries—How long can it be?
My inverter is under the bed in the back and the batteries are about 20 feet upfront. I’m told this is too far away because of the voltage drop. I’ve looked at many RVs that are like mine. Most inverter specs say 5 feet max. Is this a problem? —Mike, 2019 Thor Windsport 27B
Prevent costly mistakes with these RVminders
Check out these RVminders and easily prevent costly mistakes! These bands wrap around your steering wheel and remind you to check things before you drive away. Never leave the steps or ladder down again. Antenna or satellite down? Slide locks in place? Doors, vents and windows closed? Compartment locks locked? Hookups disconnected? These are so easy to use they should be in every RV! Check ’em out.
Video of the day
How to use a compass
By Cheri Sicard
It may seem basic, but if you never went to scouts and nobody ever showed you, how are you supposed to learn? By watching the video on how to use a compass from outdoor experts at REI, of course!
Everyone, young and old, should understand this basic survival skill, so why not sit down and watch the video with the entire family?
Five important things to ask before you buy your next RV
Lemon Law attorney Ron Burdge has some very important advice for anyone who is in the market to buy an RV. He knows what he’s talking about after helping countless hundreds of RVers avoid financial disaster related to the purchase or use of a defective RV. Read more.
Live today: RV repair and maintenance advice
Dave, Dustin and Zach answer your questions about RV repair and maintenance
On today’s live Talkin’ RV Tech, our three tech experts will answer your questions from our online video studio about RV Repair and Maintenance from 4-5 p.m. Pacific time (7-8 p.m. in the East). So join them and pick their brains via chat. Ask questions or just lurk and soak up all the valuable information. You will learn soooooooo much!
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Did you buy a lemon RV? Here’s more about RV lemons and lawyers who will represent you if you need help.
Clean your Plexiglas shower door without scratching it
If your RV shower door is Plexiglas, it’ll scratch easily. Here’s a recipe/directions for cleaning without scratching: To an empty spray bottle add 1 cup of water with 1/2 teaspoon of dishwashing detergent. Add 1/4 cup of vinegar. Mix contents GENTLY. Now spray the Plexiglas with a light, thin mist. Let sit a few seconds and wipe clean with a soft, lint-free cloth. Wipe in large circles. Repeat until clean.
On this day last year…
- Tip: Dead RV battery issue leaves owner in the dark
- RV Review: Cherokee Wolf Pup 16FQ-BL
- Ask Dave: How close does the pressure on each set of duals need to be for equal wear?
- Featured article: DANGER: Beware of camping with only one road in and out
- Recipe: Easy Low Carb Chicken and Mushroom Stew
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Ever done something that you probably shouldn’t have done? Well, that’s probably everyone reading this right now… But maybe you won’t get in trouble if you have this.
Website of the day
The 10 Best Websites to Play Free Jigsaw Puzzles Online
As RVers, we don’t have a lot of free space to do large puzzles. That’s where online puzzles come in handy! This list shows you the best websites to do free puzzles online.
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Recipe of the Day
by Pat Thompson from Memphis, TN
Truth be told, we could sit down in front of the big game and make quite a dent in this delicious taco salad all by ourselves! It’s easy to make and very filling. Adding Italian dressing makes this different than other taco salad recipes. It’s surprisingly delicious and brings a hint of tangy flavor.
The term “loophole” used to refer to what? Castle architecture. Loopholes, also called arrow slits, were narrow windows carved out of castle walls that allowed defenders to shoot attackers.
*The iconic Coca-Cola bottle is shaped to look like what? You’ll never guess! Find the answer in yesterday’s trivia.
Readers’ Pet of the Day
“This is my second ‘foster fail,’ Argo. He climbs up the ladder to his bed in the cab over my Class C. He looks back when he gets to the last rung as if to tell me ‘Goodnight.'” —Debie Johnson
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!
A “cool tool” indeed: The Magnetizer/Demagnetizer
This gadget, recommended by Dave Solberg and Dustin Simpson, instantly magnetizes or demagnetizes steel tools and other small parts. You can convert any tool blade to a magnetic retriever of things like screws, nuts, and metallic particles. No batteries or electricity required. Never lose a screw again! Read more about it here, or buy one for yourself here.
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