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“I travel not to go anywhere but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.” ―
Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is National Dumpling Day!
On this day in history: 1969 – “Abbey Road,” the last recorded album by the Beatles, is released.
Tip of the Day
5 tips from professional RV washers
By Nanci Dixon
Traveling through the dusty states of Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas, can really dirty up an RV! We pulled into a campground in Amarillo, Texas, and saw the motorhome next to us being washed. The people doing the washing were professional RV washers and shared some secrets with us. Of course, we had the road dust washed off ours, too.
Previously we had our motorhome lightly scratched by brush washing it in Yuma, AZ. This time, I insisted that they use the lambswool wash pad we had on hand. The former brush scratches in the clear coat are still visible in the sunlight but at least no more were added.
Dave Solberg is a leading expert in the RV industry and author of the “RV Handbook.”
Some of my RV’s awning stitching is gone. Should I try to seal it or restitch it?
My awning stitching is coming apart on both edges. The awning itself is in great shape. Should I try to seal the edges or put the missing stitching back in the holes? There’s about 12″ on both sides on the front stitched row missing; the secondary stitched row is fine. —Rick, 2021 Rockwood
Best new RVs by New Horizons and Leisure Travel Vans for 2024
By Cheri Sicard
Izzy and MJ from Endless RVing recently attended the Hershey RV Show and made the video below to show us what they believe are some of the best new RVs coming in 2024 made by New Horizons and Leisure Travel.
Video of the day
RVing to the annual Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta
By Cheri Sicard
In the video below, Brian and Michelle, the team from LivinRVision, take us with them to visit the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta—an RV trip on many RVers’ bucket lists. If you ever wondered if it is worth going, watch the video, find out, and live vicariously through Brian and Michelle. Although the couple says that they’ve watched videos in the past, it just does not compare to the awe and spectacle of actually being there.
Camp near fossil-finding locations and bring home a piece of history
By Gail Marsh
Do you know a budding paleontologist? We do! Our grandkids love digging, searching, and finding things in the earth. When they recently found “weird-looking marks on a rock” they showed it to me. It was a brachiopod. (We looked it up on the internet.) That’s when a light bulb flashed in my head: Let’s take the grandkids and go RVing for fossils! Learn all about it here.
If you could RV around one of these countries, which would you choose?
Automatic transmission trouble signs
- Frequent need to add fluid (could be a leak at seal in gasket, or worse, a malfunction).
- Fluid smells burnt, is dark brown (change it right away).
- Late or early shifting, slipping, or unusual noises (get thee and your RV to a tranny shop).
On this day last year…
- Tip: A suspension upgrade called SumoSprings won’t break the bank
- RV Review: 2023 nüCamp TAB 400—Best bunk design
- Ask Dave: My RV’s decals are cracked on only one side. Can I restore them?
- RV Electricity: Is generator bonding really necessary?
- Video: How to get the best deal on an RV—10 things to NEVER say when negotiating
- Featured article: A bright gadget review: Luci Core lights come in handy all around the RV
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Website of the day
80 Fall Dinner Ideas You’ll Want To Make All Season Long
Now that we’re officially in fall we can start making our favorite fall recipes again! We want all of these—they sound soooo good!
And the Survey Says…
We’ve polled RVtravel.com readers more than 2,500 times in recent years. Here are a few things we’ve learned about them:
• 28 percent have taken a trip on Route 66 in their RV.
• 20 percent say they would not stay someplace for a week or more if there was no cell service.
• 10 percent have four or more TVs permanently installed in their RV.
Recipe of the Day
Jean’s Nacho Casserole
by Jean Fisher from O’Fallon, IL
Yum! This nacho casserole is easy and super tasty. Set out your favorite nacho toppings and let the family customize their plate. This is one easy dinner recipe.
In 2012, Taco Bell airlifted a truck filled with tacos to Bethel, Alaska. Why would they do that? Well, funny story… Pranksters plastered posters all over the small town (pop. 6,100) announcing that a new Taco Bell was opening. Locals were excited, as their nearest big city with new restaurants was 400 miles away. The town’s residents were disappointed when they learned it was a prank, but Taco Bell caught wind of the story and decided the town deserved a Taco Bell feast. The company airlifted a taco truck loaded with 10,000 tacos to the small town. Taco ’bout an awesome ending to the story!
*What U.S. city has the most salad shops per square root of population? And which has the fewest? Yesterday’s trivia tells you.
Readers’ Pet of the Day
“At four years old, Charlie (Yellow Lab) is still a puppy. Great company on every trip.” —Ron Nixon
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!
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Leave here with a laugh
Did you hear about the guy who developed a terrible disease where he can’t stop telling airport jokes? His doctor says it’s terminal.
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Editor: Emily Woodbury
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