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Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is World Caring Day.
On this day in history: 1929 – The Lateran Treaty is ratified, bringing Vatican City into existence.
Tip of the Day
Solo camping: Tips for staying safe while RVing alone
A while ago, we ran a survey asking readers: “Couples: Would you likely keep traveling with an RV if your partner died?” The majority, 74 percent, answered, “Yes, I believe I would.” Many men seemed not worried in the least.
That got me to thinking. What would it take for me to feel comfortable (read: “safe”) when solo camping as a woman? After a bit of research to see what other women do (or have done), this is what I found:
Dave Solberg is a leading expert in the RV industry and author of the “RV Handbook.”
RV window seals shrank, exposing opening. How to fix?
The outside seal on one of my RV’s windows has slipped, exposing part of an opening in the corner. The molding is hard and will not move. Do you have a suggestion as to how to fix this? Thanks for your attention to this and your help. —Lewis, 2005 Coachmen Leprechaun
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Where to find your RV’s awning model and serial numbers
An RV owner in one of my Facebook groups asked, “Where can I find the awning model number and serial number?” You can find your awning model number by opening the awning. Then, on the right-hand side, facing the camper, there should be a small tag with the serial number and manufacturer’s model number.
Video of the day
RV DIY Project: Tow vehicle water storage for boondocking
By Cheri Sicard
If you are a boondocker, you know that having enough water along can be a challenge.
Tony and Tina from TNT RVing are about to upgrade their water storage system for boondocking in the video below.
So what did they do?
Traffic stops in Mexico: What to expect if stopped by the police
By Cheri Sicard
Seeing the flashing lights of a police car in your rearview mirror is always stress-inducing. But traffic stops in Mexico, where you don’t know what to expect and you may or may not speak the language, can be even more so. Those RVing south of the border should be aware that traffic stops in Mexico are significantly different than in the United States. … Read what to expect, and about Cheri’s very interesting experiences, here.
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Cool down that refrigerator
Hot summer days can really raise the load on your RV refrigerator. Several things can help keep the chill on your cooler. First, reduce the number of times you open and close the box. If possible, park your rig so the back side of the refrigerator is shaded. An inexpensive, 12-volt (as appropriate to your RV electrical system) “muffin fan” mounted under the condenser coils on the outside of the refrigerator will help to blast off heat from the coils, increasing the cooling ability. Find voltage for the fan from refrigerator wiring using your electronic multimeter.
On this day last year…
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- Featured article: Travel books that highlight weird and wacky RV short stops
- Recipe: Real Key Lime Pie From Key West
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This made us laugh out loud! As soon as you see it you’ll know EVERY RVer needs this on their RV!
Website of the day
The 8 Best National Parks in Canada
We talk a lot about American National Parks, but of course we can’t forget about our Canadian friends. News flash: Canada is GORGEOUS!
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Recipe of the Day
By Cindy Sandberg from Carlisle, IN
Know how to amp up your grilled chicken this summer? Make this butter-basted grilled chicken. The Cajun butter glaze is sweet and spicy, but the spice is not overpowering. We basted our chicken until it was gone. So good, we didn’t want to waste a drop. You can use chicken with or without skin. We tried both, and the chicken with skin did char a little between the honey and fat. It was still delicious.
Modern nail polish debuted in the mid-1920s. By 1931, 85 percent of American college women were wearing it.
*What do pilots and co-pilots do differently on each flight? Yesterday’s trivia tells you.
Readers’ Pet of the Day
“Jake (Lab) was with us for almost 14 years. The sweetest dog I have ever known. At 97 pounds, he could have been a handful, but his love of people, dogs, and cats made him a campground favorite. I would walk him on a leash because of the rules, but children of all sizes would run out to pet him. When he passed last August, I posted a note on my Facebook page. I received over 300 responses of sympathy. He was that special.” —Max Hegler
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!
• RVing with Dogs group on Facebook. You’ll love it.
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