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“I think there is a world market for maybe five computers.” —Thomas Watson, president of IBM, 1943
Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is National Doughnut Day!
On this day in history: 1835 – P. T. Barnum and his circus start their first tour of the United States.
Tip of the Day
Do you really know what’s in your RV? Take inventory!
By Nanci Dixon
As we pack up to leave in our RV, I am taking photos of stuff in our house in case we ever need it for insurance purposes. I was struck by the fact that I haven’t done the same in our RV. We have collected a lot (too much) over the past eight years of full-timing. What if something terrible happens and I don’t remember or have records of things for insurance? It is time to take RV inventory!
Dave Solberg is a leading expert in the RV industry and author of the “RV Handbook.”
My RV’s water pump runs constantly for no apparent reason. How do I fix it?
OK, Dave, I’m stumped! Despite having continual strong water pressure using my fresh water tank, my RV’s water pump refuses to shut off. I’ve searched high and low for any leaks and cannot locate any, inside or underneath the unit. I did use the water pump recently while connected to city water. Perhaps this has disrupted the pump’s control valve? If so, how do I fix it? Thanks. —Karl, 2019 Gulfstream BT Cruiser 5230B
In the RV shop with Dustin
Using an RV Winegard Air 360+ and Gateway Router
If you have the Winegard Air 360+, this article is for you! The Winegard Air 360+ is omnidirectional, which means no more aiming or cranking to find the best signal for over-the-air channels.
You also have the option of adding the Gateway upgrade, which gives your RV WiFi and 4G LTE capabilities.
Video of the day
Campfire Colors: How to make a rainbow campfire with household products
By Cheri Sicard
The video below will show you some fun and affordable ways to add some excitement to your next campfire with campfire colors.
That’s right, this will show you how to make a rainbow campfire. Or even one that focuses on just a single color or a couple of colors, say, that of your favorite sports team.
Obnoxious outdoor movie projectors and big screens coming to a campground near you!
By Nanci Dixon
Outdoor movie projectors are becoming more and more popular. As campground hosts, we are seeing more and more people setting up huge screens with projectors and playing movies well into the night. This usually involves a number of friends and family. What use is an outside movie night without a large gathering? So much for quiet hours and sitting around the ol’ campfire… Continue reading.
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Add longevity to your vent lids
One clever RVer sprayed his roof vent lids with automotive clear coat. He did it so that dirt and dust wouldn’t stick to the vents, but found that it added nearly a decade of longevity to the lids. You can get it in a spray can, like this from Amazon.
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We use one of these and we gotta say, we love it! You’ll use it much more than you think. Trust us.
On this day last year…
- Tip: Save $$ on fresh fruits and veggies—Pick your own!
- RV Review: 2022 Jayco Jay Flight SLX 8 212QB
- Ask Dave: How to tell a house and chassis battery apart
- Featured article: RVSuperbag: A cozy solution for making those tricky RV beds
- Recipe: Couscous Salad
Website of the day
The 20 Best State Fairs Around the U.S.
Get your Ferris-wheel-ridin’, corn-dog-eatin’ self ready to have some fun! This list ranks the top 20 state fairs around the country.
Recipe of the Day
by Heather Isom from Santa Maria, CA
We really loved these simple cheesy herb-roasted potatoes. It’s a delicious side dish that would be fantastic with roasted chicken or a steak. The combination of herbs pair well together. The cheese on top is a yummy final touch.
In January 1835, the United States became the only major nation in modern history to pay off completely its national debt. It was accomplished by the sale of public lands in the West. That year, 1835, was the only year America had no debt.
*A single blink of a Formula One racer’s eyes may be closed for ___ feet in competition. Wow! That’s crazy! Find the answer and learn more in yesterday’s trivia.
Readers’ Pet of the Day
“Missy. They want to relax just like us. They enjoy the ‘reset’ too.” —Bart McGlinsey
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!
These socks don’t stink!
If you don’t believe us when we say these compression socks really work, look at the overwhelmingly positive reviews and maybe you’ll change your mind. These socks provide instant relief to your arches and heels and work to increase blood and oxygen circulation, which helps reduce lactic acid buildup and aids muscle recovery in ankles and feet. Click here to learn more.
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