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Tip of the Day
Beware of flood damage when buying a used vehicle
When buying a used vehicle, take the recent weather into consideration.
Heavy storms are all the more reason to pay close attention to a vehicle’s condition and history, especially in private sales. Cars damaged by floodwaters such as those resulting from rainstorms in California and other states can sometimes find their way to other states, commonly Arizona, to be sold.
If a vehicle is flood-damaged, the title should say “salvage” or “flood damage.” But, scammers fraudulently remove flood history from vehicle titles.
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RV plugged into garage outlet. What can, and can’t, I run?
I’m going to park my RV and hook it up to a garage outlet. I want to run my two rooftop A/C units, my 4-door refrigerator and my RV’s indoor lights. Is this enough amps to do this? —Ben, 2003 Monaco Knight, 34 feet.
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Video of the day
Awesome ‘Aironado’: 1970s Toronado and Airstream hybrid
By Cheri Sicard
YouTube personality Mav, of Mav Made It, recently bought himself quite a birthday present! It’s an “Aironado,” a 1970 Oldsmobile Toronado combined with an Airstream travel trailer.
In the video below, he takes us along to check it out and test-drive the unique motorhome.
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Knife River Indian Villages, an amazing place of history!
By Nanci Dixon
When crossing the expansive Great Plains of North Dakota to Theodore Roosevelt National Park, we stopped at Knife River Indian Villages in Stanton, North Dakota. This place is a must-see. Located in central North Dakota, 85 miles northwest of Bismarck, Knife River Indian Villages is part of the heritage of native tribes in the area and the home of Sakakawea (Sacagawea, Sacajawea), part of the Lewis and Clark expedition. While that does give it star appeal, of real interest was stepping back in time to a way of life now gone but, thanks to our National Park Service, not forgotten. Read more and see pictures by Nanci of this amazing place.
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RV Maintenance Log Book keeps track of everything for you!
This RV maintenance logbook allows you to document and track all repairs and work done on your RV. If you bought your RV used, wouldn’t this have been nice to have with the sale?! Keep track of everything in your RV – all the work done on it (and where and when), specific part models, your favorite black tank cleaner, the lightbulb bases you use, paints and fabrics, and much more. This will be a lifesaver down the road. Learn more or order.
Handy, and considerate, night lights
LED “tap” lights near fifth wheel stairs, in the bathroom, and other places where a light is needed during the night can keep you from stumbling, or fumbling for light switches. Easier on your partner – low level of light doesn’t disturb sleepers.
On this day last year…
- RV Review: Forest River Surveyor 240BHLE
- Ask Dave: At what temp should I be worried about RV’s exposed water lines freezing?
- Featured article: Airstream film takes you back in time
- Recipe: White Chicken Chili With Salsa Verde
Website of the day
The 13 Best Places to Celebrate Black History Month in 2023
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Recipe of the Day
Orzo and Spinach Salad
by Grace Pulley from Gillette, WY
The dressing is what makes this orzo salad recipe special. If you taste it on its own, it seems strong and tangy. But once it’s combined with the orzo and other ingredients, magic happens. From the spicy taste of cumin to the minty taste of thyme, you can taste each spice. This salad is cool and full of Mediterranean flavors. Feta cheese and roasted pine nuts are the perfect topping and add a wonderful nuttiness to the salad. This is a great salad to transport if you’re heading to a cookout. And, it tastes even better the next day.
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Readers’ Pet of the Day
“Brillo, the Cairn Terrier, is the friendliest dog around. He’s well known in our neighborhood and all the delivery people know him too, even stopping to give him treats. When we are camping, he’s quickly noticed because if you are walking your dog around the loop he will howl because he wants to meet you and your dog! He’s 13 years old.” —Carol Mendoza
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I think Brillo is a real cutie pie!! Don’t look at the negative comments – let Brillo be Brillo and “words I can’t write here” if it bothers SOME people!
If you want to see the genuine article, the GMC Motorhome International Rally will be in Hattiesburg, MS the middle of April. Come see the real thing. No count yet, but I’m betting on over 100 1973 – 1978 GMC Motorhomes.
Brillo is a cute little dog, but I’m sorry, he is not barking at everyone who walks by because he wants to meet them. Right along with poop not being picked up, barking dogs are a big complaint from campers. Instead of making excuses for poor dog behavior, please train them and be their leader. Training them isn’t cruel, it’s showing them you are the leader and gives them confidence in you.
We travel with three dogs. They are trained to ignore other people and animals. They know we have their back so they don’t have to defend us.
La de da Spike. Dogs bark sometimes. Nice that you and your dogs are perfect though
Well, Spike. Arrogant and ignorant. The main qualities of the WOKE.
Carol said he howls because he wants to meet them; she didn’t say he barks. If he howls or whines because he’s excited about maybe making a new friend, that’s a lot different than barking, which is more aggressive (and annoying) behavior. Just sayin’. 🙂 –Diane at RVtravel.com
Have we run out of RV related poll questions?
I thought the same, “Do you color your hair?” Really? Oh well, you know I answered anyway 😆😆
I thought it was Entertaining with the last option. Yes, coloring hair is Maintenance and if someone does it themselves in their RV would be a messy endeavor. Question: how do you clean up the RV when coloring your hair? Tada…RV related poll Question.
I guess we should have said, “Do you color your hair when RVing?” Then it would qualify as an RV-related question. Oops. Have a good day. 😀 –Diane at RVtravel.com
The Aironado brought back memories. A friend of my fathers owned a machine shop and was an avid camper. He used to buy old hearses and marry them to truck campers.
The hearses were relatively low mileage vehicles and had extended bodies. With a little rear suspension upgrade, and minor body work, they were great vehicles.
He did sell quite a few. Sorry, no pictures.
Visiting North Dakota in February must be exciting.
Was looking for a laughing emoje but couldn’t find it… 🙂
How about … 🥶😱
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