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Tip of the Day
12 easy RV cleaning tricks with everyday products
By Nanci Dixon
There are many ways to clean an RV and many products to do so. Here are 12 easy cleaning tips with everyday household products that you probably already have on hand.
Unfog the headlights
Are your car’s or RV’s headlights foggy? There are labor-intensive kits that require sanding and polishing in several steps, but try these two easy ideas first:
- Using paste toothpaste, rub the surface and wipe off all that grime!
- Bug spray or light oil on the lenses can make them temporarily clear again. Before trying the bug spray, sample on a small area to make sure it will not pit the lenses or be too strong.
Dave Solberg is a leading expert in the RV industry and author of the “RV Handbook.”
Dometic A/C keeps changing fan speeds. Why?
My RV’s main Dometic A/C unit will sometimes keep changing fan speeds. It sounds like the compressor hesitates and starts with the fan speed being higher or lower. This will continue for some time, or I can raise the thermostat temp to stop it. Is this normal or could it be a bad thermostat? The internet has all kinds of misinformation. —Carl, Keystone Cougar MKS333
RV Video Tour
Ultra roomy hybrid camper: 2023 Rockwood Roo 233S travel trailer
In the video below, one of our readers’ favorite RV YouTubers, Josh the RV Nerd, gives us a full tour of an amazingly roomy hybrid camper, Rockwood’s 233S Roo travel trailer.
Josh says this is the exact same trailer as the Flagstaff Shamrock, so if you have been considering either, this video tour is for you. Josh playfully calls this hybrid camper a “Rockstaff.”
Video of the day
Fremont Indian State Park – AMAZING Utah Camping off I-70!
By Cheri Sicard
In the video below, travel along with Catherine Gregory to check out Fremont Indian State Park, where she is staying at Castle Rock campground, which is part of the Fishlake National Forest (that’s correct, a state campground in a National Forest).
Catherine says this is one of Utah’s best RV camping secrets right off the interstate.
How it Happened: A candy bar helped invent the microwave oven
By Gail Marsh
I miss the microwave oven (or just “microwave” as it’s popularly known today) most when we boondock or tent camp. This fabulous invention can thaw, cook, and reheat almost any food that fits inside it. … But how did the microwave oven come about? Let’s look at the history of the microwave oven.
When sleeping with a partner, do you prefer sleeping on the right or left side of the bed?
Holding tank treatments
When buying holding tank treatments, check how many treatments are in the bottle. Treatment doses range from two ounces to eight ounces. Don’t be fooled by big jugs that may have fewer treatments than you think. —From Motorhomes Made Easy
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“Hold on, Honey. The future is calling.” These are futuristic (cool!), all right.
On this day last year…
- Tip: Keeping an RV travel journal will prove to be incredibly helpful
- RV Review: Grand Design Reflection 312BHTS—It’s big
- Ask Dave: What do I do about an E05 OL error code on Xantrex inverter?
- Featured article: Inexpensive device stops dangerous RV propane leaks
- Recipe: Grilled Salmon, The House Special
Website of the day
35 Easy Camping Recipes to Try on Your Next Outdoor Trip
If you know The Pioneer Woman, you know she’s hard not to love. And her recipes are always delicious! Comfort food at its finest. Here are 35 of her easy camping recipes. You’re going to want to start cooking right after you read this!
You wouldn’t ever miss an issue of our Full-Time RVer Newsletter, would you? Good! Read yesterday’s brand-new edition 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:
• 11 percent chew gum all the time
• 37 percent play Solitaire every day (or almost every day)
• For those in relationships, 50 percent say they are more adventurous than their partner (and only 15 percent say their partner is the more adventurous one).
Recent poll: How far away do you store your RV when not using it?
Recipe of the Day
by Gordon Savell from Mobile, AL
Combining two classics – a Philly cheesesteak and a French dip – creates a fantastic sandwich combination. The roast cooks all day, low and slow, making the meat very tender. It’s perfectly seasoned and the broth is great for dipping. A great option if you’re serving a crowd or just want to be lazy but still need to prepare a meal.
Japan has the most vending machines per capita. The ratio of vending machines to people in Japan is 1:23.
*If nail polish debuted in the mid-1920s, how many American college women were wearing it by 1931? Take a guess, then find the percentage in yesterday’s trivia.
Readers’ Pets of the Day
“1-year-old Ivy and 15-year-old Tobi, both love to go camping. Ivy adjusted quickly.” —Dennis Brown
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.
Keep your glove box organized for once!
This glove box organizer will change your life! Find what you need quickly, when you need it. It has six pockets inside and out for your vehicle or RV’s manuals, insurance cards, registrations and more. It even has space for a pen or tire gauge and comes with a notepad. Learn more or order.
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