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“The starting point of all achievement is DESIRE. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desire brings weak results, just as a small fire makes a small amount of heat.” ―
Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is National Wine Day!
On this day in history: 1953 – The first public television station in the United States officially begins broadcasting as KUHT from the campus of the University of Houston.
Tip of the Day
More Amazon tricks that will save you money
By Gail Marsh
I’ve ordered from Amazon countless times. What I don’t normally do is investigate the many tools this powerhouse shopping giant provides. See for yourself! Here are some Amazon tips and tricks that will save you money.
(Psst: If you didn’t read my first article about Amazon tips from a few weeks ago, read it here.)
Dave Solberg is a leading expert in the RV industry and author of the “RV Handbook.”
Campground water has a sulfur smell. What can I do?
What is the best thing to use for the sulfur in the water at campgrounds? I am at the KOA at Sam’s Town, and the sulfur smell is bad. Thanks. —George, 2018 Jayco Jay Flight 24RBS
RV Video Tour
The 2023 Ember Overland 190MSL Travel Trailer was designed by RVers
The 2023 Ember Overland 190MSL travel trailer is unique in a lot of ways, not the least of which is its designers. Ember created this off-grid, off-road travel trailer based on user feedback. I know… Consult RVers about what RVers want in a trailer—what a concept! In the video below, one of your favorite RV YouTubers, Josh the RV Nerd, gives us a sneak peek first-look and a full tour.
Video of the day
5 common RV problems and how to fix them
By Cheri Sicard
In the video below, Jared Gillis from All About RVs covers five common RV problems and how to fix them.
I have to agree with Jared’s overall assessment that the stress related to problems with your RV goes down in severity the more you know about how to fix them. And since these five issues constitute some of the most common RV problems, the information contained in the video should help ease a lot of RVers’ stress.
This spare trailer tire got ripped to shreds, but why?
Folks, we don’t know the story about this spare trailer tire ripped to shreds, and neither does reader Dana Eulert, who sent this to us. But the moral of the story? Don’t do this at home… or something like that? You won’t believe this!
How important to you is socializing with other RVers at campgrounds or RV parks?
Leveling board reminders
If you level your rig with boards, it’s critical that the entire tire be supported on the board. If the tire “overhangs” the board, it can damage the tire structure. A 2 x 6 often is big enough, and it’s an easy find at the lumber yard. Redwood is light, but not always easy to find.
On this day last year…
- Tip: The best ways to ensure your RV’s fridge works properly
- RV Review: 2022 Braxton Creek Bushwhacker Plus 15DS – an affordable “unicorn”
- Ask Dave: Can I just swap my RV’s Interstate batteries with lithium?
- Featured article: What The Forecast?!! Laugh-out-loud weather app gives it to you straight!
- Recipe: Ganache Filled Coconut Macaroons
?? MYSTERY PRODUCT OF THE DAY ??
This is PERFECT for RVers! Leave your valuables in plain sight and nobody will ever know! How? Well, you’ll see!
Website of the day
WorkingCouples.com is an active website with many quality job offerings, all aimed at couples. The work is varied — jobs as varied as caregiver, apartment manager, “houseparent couple,” ranch hand, building manager, campground host… and the list goes on. Search for jobs by location or type. WorkingCouples.com bills itself as “the single largest resource of jobs-for-two anywhere.”
You didn’t miss yesterday’s brand-new Full-Time RVer newsletter, did you? If so, read it here.
And the Survey Says…
We’ve polled RVtravel.com readers more than 2,000 times in recent years. Here are a few things we’ve learned about them:
• 18 percent say they cook outside, over a grill, BBQ or campfire, “all the time”!
• 21 percent wash their RV or tow vehicle’s windshield every day.
• 74 percent say their credit card (or its number) has been stolen and used fraudulently. Be careful out there!
Recent poll: Do you consider yourself financially well-off?
Recipe of the Day
Quick London Broil
by Juliann Esquivel from Florida City, FL
Keep a packet of Montreal steak seasoning handy, so you can easily make this London broil. Simply sprinkling the seasoning packet over the steak adds tons of flavor to the meat. We opted to broil it and the meal came together quickly. Drizzling the savory and sweet marinade over the meat after it has rested just adds to the flavor. Cutting against the grain of the meat helps tenderize this traditionally tougher cut of meat.
Hidden cameras in photocopiers helped the U.S. gain access to Soviet secrets during the Cold War. In 1961, CIA agents realized that the Soviet Embassy was on lockdown and only high-clearance Soviets were allowed to enter or exit… except the Xerox repairman. They approached the Xerox VP with their idea: hide cameras in each copy machine to photograph every document that the Soviet clerks photocopied. The project was successful and tens of thousands of documents were viewed by the U.S., which helped them navigate the politics and conflicts of the Cold War.
*Why is soda called a “soft drink”? Yesterday’s trivia tells you all about it.
Readers’ Pets of the Day
“Every day, whether at home or traveling, our dogs get several miles of exercise. It is the highlight of their day! Pictured is Bella the black Lab, now 12, and Kaiah, our beloved Golden that passed suddenly 2 1/2 years ago from a ruptured tumor on her spleen while on an RV fishing trip in Northern Minnesota.” —Mike & Donna Heaser
Send us a photo of your pet with a short description. We publish one each weekday in RV Daily Tips and in our Sunday RV Travel newsletter. No blurry photos, please! Please do not submit your photo more than once. Thanks!
RVers with a firearm should pack this along to avoid trouble
This new 2023 edition of the Traveler’s Guide to the Firearm Laws of the Fifty States covers all the basics for armed travel. What is legal in one state could be a felony in another. This book should be used as a reference before entering a new state to avoid breaking the law. Read more here.
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So sorry about the golden retriever, 5 tips video was 👍.