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Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is National Plan For Vacation Day!
On this day in history: 1865: The United States Congress passes the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, abolishing slavery, and submits it to the states for ratification.
Tip of the Day
Yikes! There’s a freeze warning. Tips to keep the water flowing
By Nanci Dixon
Yikes! It is cold in our neck of the woods, and there is a freeze warning. It’s time to put the heated water hose on, the water filter heater blanket on, check the furnaces, and pull out the portable heaters. We have only camped in temps down to 15 degrees for short periods of time so these tips may need to be expanded on for lower temperatures or longer times.
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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.”
Can I flat-tow my Honda CR-V?
I have a Honda CR-V. Is there any way it can be flat-towed behind my motorhome? —Millicent, 2003 Fleetwood Bounder
Tomorrow: RV repair and maintenance advice
Our experts answer your RV repair and maintenance questions on live webcast
Our tech experts, Dave, Dustin and Zach will answer your questions about RV Repair and Maintenance LIVE tomorrow 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 newsletter.
Video of the day
How to avoid, reduce, or eliminate RV driving pain
By Cheri Sicard
RV driving pain—no, not the pain we feel at the pumps, but rather actual physical pain caused by prolonged driving your RV—is something rarely discussed. However, Martin from RVstreet is about to change that.
If you have ever experienced pain in your neck, back, shoulders, or rear end while driving your RV, then the video below is for you.
Psst: Did you miss Cheri’s recent article about RVers’ favorite YouTube channels? Check out the winners.
All about tow vehicle tire wear and TT tire inflation
Tire expert Roger Marble explains why tires wear differently when towing or not. He also explains the preferred tire rotation schedule, and how you can shorten travel trailer tire life by not inflating properly. You’ll learn lots of important information by reading this.
How often do you gamble at a casino?
Help for emptying tanks on a slope
Pull into a dump station with a slope away from the dump? Getting the tanks empty can be difficult—until you crank up your leveling jacks on the far side of the rig to give your sewage a little lift.
On this day last year…
- Tip: Banish RV slideout squeaks
- RV Review: Escape 21C travel trailer
- Ask Dave: Can a half-ton truck tow a “lite” fifth wheel?
- Featured article: Boondocking gone badly wrong!
- Recipe: Norwegian Meatballs and Rice
Website of the day
Travel Oregon: Free Travel Guides
Heading to beautiful Oregon soon? These free travel guides will be a great help! There’s the Travel Oregon Visitor Guide, the Oregon Scenic Byways Driving Guide, the Oregon State Highway Map and more!
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A popular pastime for RVers but this one is… elf-sized? Let us know how using this goes…
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:
• 34 percent have taken an ancestry DNA test like 23andMe or AncestryDNA.
• 7 percent have never ridden a horse.
• 59 percent have served in the military.
Recent poll: Do you have a dedicated work space in your RV?
Recipe of the Day
by Leah Robertson from Siloam Springs, AR
With no icing, this simple, old-fashioned pear cake is so darn easy to transport… which is good since you’ll be getting requests for it from all corners! It’s a moist and tender coffee cake with chunks of sweet fresh pears that pair well with the cinnamon. The top gets a little crunchy and forms a sugary crust. Coconut and nuts make this cake even better and add a little texture. This cake is delicious alone but a dollop of whipped cream would be tasty too. Perfect for dessert or with afternoon coffee.
The letters M&M on the popular candies stand for the founders of the company, Forrest Mars Sr. and Bruce Murrie. The candy-coated chocolate concept was inspired by a method used to allow soldiers to carry chocolate without having it melt. The company’s longest-lasting slogan reflects this: “Melts in your mouth, not in your hand.” More than 400 million individual M&Ms are produced every day in the United States.
*If you have arachibutyrophobia, what are you afraid of? Yesterday’s trivia tells you.
Readers’ Pet of the Day
“This is Cooper. Our two-year-old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. He’s telling me he really needs to go out.” —Rodney Lacy
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!
Grip to it!
This heavy-duty grip tape sticks to any surface and gives you traction on things like your RV steps, ladder or roof, and at home on your deck or in your basement, or even on your boat. It’s good stuff to keep around. You can find it for a good price (and in multiple size rolls) here.
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