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On this day in history: 1902 – James Cash Penney opens his first store in Kemmerer, Wyoming.
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Tip of the Day
Hey, RVers! Watch out for road hazards!
By Gail Marsh
There’s no better feeling than getting your RV out on the road and pointed in the direction of your destination. Now all you need to do is sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride, right? Wrong! While you may have carefully packed and thoroughly checked over your rig, you still need to stay alert. Watch out for these common road hazards to avoid injury to yourself, your passengers, and your RV.
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How often should I repack my RV’s wheel bearings?
I have read so many different opinions about whether to repack wheel bearings or use the external grease nipples. Some things I have read: that wheel bearings should be repacked every 12 months, just inspected every 12 months, external grease application is sufficient, and if you add too much grease through the external nipples you could blow out the seals. What is your recommendation on wheel bearing maintenance? Thank you. —Leigh, 2022 Grand Design Imagine 22MLE
In the RV shop with Dustin
Checking out the new Dicor Butyl Rubber Sealant
In this video I compare the original butyl/putty tape application to a new product on the market – Dicor Butyl Rubber Sealant. I share my initial thoughts and the pros and cons of this new product.
Video of the day
Visiting the stunning Dignity statue in South Dakota
By Cheri Sicard
Today’s video is a quick one, but I hope you all take a moment to appreciate its beauty as it highlights South Dakota’s spectacular Dignity statue.
A visit to the Dignity statue is a must-stop if you are ever traveling on I-90 through South Dakota. But in the meantime, the video below will let you get a glimpse of it, photographed at night in order to set off its breathtaking inserts.
The #1 MOST important thing to do BEFORE starting an RV remodel
By Cheri Sicard
Surprisingly, I have never seen this important bit of RV remodel advice mentioned in any of the hundreds of articles I’ve read and videos I’ve watched on the topic. But after owning RVs for most of my life, and especially after remodeling two of them, I KNOW for a fact that it is essential. I also know from experience it can save you a lot of time and money. Not to mention aggravation. Find out what this MOST important thing is here.
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Bugged by mosquitoes?
We haven’t been able to independently verify this one, but some say using LED lamps and flashlights attract fewer of the little bloodsuckers. Have any of you noticed any difference?
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Website of the day
Best Photo Editing Apps in 2023 (Free & Paid)
If you’re a photographer and want to step up your editing game (hey, even if you’re not a photographer!), check out this list. We’re going to try some of these out!
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• RV LIFE Trip Wizard: Make your RV road trip planning easier than ever.
Recipe of the Day
Garlicky Olive Cheese Bread
by Cathie Valentine from Graniteville, SC
Wow, this garlicky olive cheese bread practically melts in your mouth as you sink your teeth into it. It’s filled with black olives, green olives, and fresh garlic mixed with a creamy cheese mixture. Serve as an appetizer with a little marinara sauce for dipping. This cheese bread would also make a delicious side dish to steak.
The genetic mutation that causes red hair also causes a resistance to anesthesia. People with red hair have a significantly increased resistance to pain blocking meds and anesthesia. Hundreds of surveyed dentists in this research reported that their most anxious patients were, indeed, redheads.
*What is Pickleball and how did it get to be so popular? Yesterday’s trivia (and article) tells you all about it.
Readers’ Pet of the Day
“Remi (Boston Terrier) loves to go glamping but isn’t too excited about riding in the truck.” —Randy Huggins
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Another dog at an RV Park without a leash on or a dog fence around it. Please be considerate to others and have some kind of control on them. We all love our dogs but need to be responsible dog owners
I wish RV Travel would understand that not all subscribers do Social Media: Facebook TicTok Instagram Twitter etc.
We watch YouTube – I don’t think that’s truly Social Media, but I’m not sure.
Links to YouTube would be helpful.
I have led sola night light and they don’t
attract any insects.
Red hair is a genetic variation not a mutation. So our red-haired brethren are not mutants though they can be different and vive la difference!
That’s “Dr.” Strange to you.
Trivia, now I know why I can still feel pain at the dentist and why before an operation the anesthesiologist talks so much about the meds he’s going to use. Although I’m not a redhead any longer I was in a much younger time. One of the benefits of a redhead is if you still have hair it’s white instead of grey.
Once a “redhead”, always a redhead.
Interesting! I’m a white-haired former redhead. I have read that redheads make up only 5% of the worldwide population. I thought we were pretty “special” until that thing about anesthesia. :>)
I didn’t know (any of) that, so that’s why my hair turned white instead of grey! Cool! 😉
Good morning/afternoon/ evening!!
Excellent description, analysis and advice on RV wheel bearings. Thanks
Tip, light may have some attraction of mosquitoes, but I’ve been in total dark and get bitten many times.
Mosquitos 🦟 like ‘special smells’ 👃
While I never had red hair, I have all the “symptoms” listed. It is only recently that the shots at the dentist have had any effect. I cannot do opioid pain meds and post surgery, Tylenol and ibuprofen are what I take.
I love the Dignity Statue in South Dakota