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“The finest of pleasures are always the unexpected ones.” ―
Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is National Boyfriend Day!
On this day in history: 1863 – The last Thursday in November is declared as Thanksgiving Day by U.S. President Abraham Lincoln.
Tip of the Day
Prepare your RV for storage or less use: Follow these tips to clean, organize and prep
By Nanci Dixon
Winter is just around the corner. Summer has quickly become a memory and fall is in full swing. It’s finally time to start thinking about how to prepare your RV for storage or for less use. An RV is like a second home, filled with all the things needed to make it home, at least for the season. If you’re not a snowbird and escaping to warmer weather for the winter, what do you do with all the stuff that has accumulated when you are putting your RV to bed for the winter?
Dave Solberg is a leading expert in the RV industry and author of the “RV Handbook.”
Do RVs with slide rooms need leveling jacks? What about units on dealer lots?
My question is: Are RV suppliers giving dealers the guidelines for setting up a camper on the dealer lots? For example, I have seen so many customers complaining that the slides are out of alignment or will not seal correctly because adjustments are off. And I can tell you the leading problem is because dealers are opening these campers up on their lots without properly stabilizing the RV before doing so. …
Tour the 2024 Grand Design Momentum 22 MAV toy hauler trailer
By Cheri Sicard
Today we join Matt from Matt’s RV Reviews (one of our readers’ FAVORITE RV YouTube channels) for a tour of the all-new 2024 Grand Design Momentum 22 MAV toy hauler trailer. The MAV is one of Grand Design’s entry-level RVs, in theory, meant to be more affordable.
You’ll find an unusual interior layout with the bathroom tucked up front next to the bed. In the back, you will find the kitchen and the garage area with its large drop-down back wall door that doubles as a patio. D-rings throughout the coach will help keep your toys secure while moving.
Video of the day
How to make RV tires last longer: 3 important tips
By Cheri Sicard
One of my favorite RV vloggers, Duane, a certified RV inspector with the RV Inspection and Care YouTube channel, has produced a short video with three tips for how to make your RV tires last longer.
There is a lot riding on your RV’s tires, including the safety of yourself and your family, so it only makes sense to take of them so they can take of you.
Should we sell our email list with your name on it?
By Emily Woodbury
If you only knew how many emails we receive in a day. Most are from readers—your questions, suggestions, request for information, news tips, and article ideas. We love hearing from you. But we’re also inundated with annoying emails like the one that follows. The emails include lots of spam, lots of “sponsored guest post” requests (ugh) and lots of “Put a link to my website on RVtravel.com and we’ll send you money” bribes.
If only we wanted to “sell out.” If only! Renting our email list, for example, would bring us thousands of dollars for about 20 minutes of work. Continue reading. (And no, don’t worry, we won’t sell our lists…ever!)
Pick a place in nature you’d most like to spend time.
Check the drip tube in the back of your fridge
It’s a good idea to occasionally take a peek in the back of your RV refrigerator. They have a drip tube that channels off water from evaporation. Sometimes this tube leads to a drip container (often near the chimney) that evaporates off this water; others may “port” the water out of the rig harmlessly. In any event, if the tube gets loose and starts dripping water onto your RV framework, it can lead to damaging rot.
On this day last year…
- Tip: 10 ways you can use ice cubes while RVing
- RV Review: Keystone Passport SOLO series 15FK—big on small
- Ask Dave: How many miles before I need to repack RV’s wheel bearings?
- Featured article: “Improved” RV steps are too heavy and complicated!
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Whether you love Donald Trump or can’t stand him, you’ll find this huge collection of DT dolls fascinating (or maybe disgusting). But hey, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Pass these down to your grandkids and they can sell them as collectables for a bundle in 30 years! Check ’em out. (Caution: May be offensive to some.)
Website of the day
These Old General Stores In The U.S. Are A Nostalgic Trip Back In Time
Who doesn’t love a good ol’ general store? The really fun ones are hard to pass up when you travel. Check these out. We want to visit all of them!
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:
• 67 percent say they are very interested in learning about their country’s history and seek out opportunities to do so.
• 31 percent are reading this newsletter on their cell phone.
• 5 percent have waited two hours or more to dump at a dump station.
Recipe of the Day
Teriyaki Chicken Nuggets
by Ruthann Cook from Three Rivers, MI
If you have kids in the house, chicken nuggets are always on the most requested list. This recipe elevates chicken nuggets with a sweet and salty homemade teriyaki sauce. Enjoy them as a snack or an easy back-to-school dinner with some fried rice.
In the early days of television, the industry struggled to define its purpose. Then a small manufacturer of lipstick came along. In the year before Hazel Bishop began running TV commercials her profit was $49,257. Three years later her lipsticks earned her a one-year profit of $10,100,682. Ad agencies were stupefied at what they’d thought was a promising novelty had become the most effective advertising medium in history. And money began to flow.
*California has approximately how many miles of shoreline? And where does that pale in comparison to (you’ll never guess!) in the U.S.? Yesterday’s trivia tells you.
Readers’ Pet of the Day
“Doc loved to go camping with us. He traveled well, and wanted to go for walks all the time. Sadly, we lost him to liver disease when he was only 8 years old.” —Duane Russell
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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Like father, like son, eh?
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Editor: Emily Woodbury
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