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“Once a government is committed to the principle of silencing the voice of opposition, it has only one way to go, and that is down the path of increasingly repressive measures, until it becomes a source of terror to all its citizens and creates a country where everyone lives in fear.” —Harry S. Truman
Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is Global Cat Day! But if you have a messy computer desktop, we think you should celebrate National Clean Your Virtual Desktop Day instead!
On this day in history: 1846 – William T. G. Morton administers ether anesthesia during a surgical operation.
Tip of the Day
11 uses for Windex while RVing that don’t involve cleaning glass
By Gail Marsh
Sure, you may use Windex to clean your rig’s windows, but keep reading to discover many other unusual (but helpful) uses for Windex while RVing.
Windex comes in a variety of formulas. There’s Windex’s Original Blue, of course. Then there’s Unscented Windex, Multi-surface Windex, Ammonia-free Windex, Outdoor Glass and Patio Concentrated Windex, Disinfectant Citrus Fresh Windex, Windex Pre-moistened Wipes, and, well, you get the idea. For the unusual uses for Windex shown below, I use the Original Blue formula.
Remember: Always test each tip on an unobtrusive place before tackling the entire project.
Dave Solberg is a leading expert in the RV industry and author of the “RV Handbook.”
Should I add RV antifreeze to freshwater tank for our trip south through freezing temps?
We’ll be leaving Pembroke, Ontario, Canada, for Texas on November 1st. I was thinking I’d put 2 gallons of RV antifreeze in my freshwater tank and run all my outlets until I saw some pink. We’ll have a few days of potential freezing. We also have an Aqua-Hot furnace that heats the basement. Do you think this is necessary? And, if so, if we accidentally ingest some RV antifreeze, is it harmful? We will take bottled water for coffee and cooking. —Mike, 2013 Thor Tuscany 45LT
2024 Coachmen Catalina Legacy Edition 260FKDS – closets!
Today’s RV review is of the 2024 Coachmen Catalina Legacy Edition 260FKDS travel trailer. This is an aluminum-skinned, wood-framed travel trailer with a front kitchen and a design that is not horribly unusual, but is a good one.
What this trailer does offer is a tremendous value, especially if you’re someone who doesn’t plan to do a lot of camping.
In the RV Shop with Dustin
What is under my RV’s J-metal?
By Dustin Simpson
Have you ever wondered how your RV was constructed? In this video, I show you what is behind your RV’s J-metal (sometimes called J-wrap). Knowing more about how your RV is constructed can help you maintain it and perform a few extra steps to help prevent damage in the future!
Video of the day
Smart DC to DC charging for RV lithium batteries
By Cheri Sicard
While recently undergoing an RV LiFePO4 lithium battery upgrade on my older travel trailer, I found some of the information about DC to DC charging confusing. Could I even charge my new LiTime 100Ah batteries while towing my travel trailer? As a complete RV lithium battery beginner, I didn’t know.
Here’s how to better organize your RV. It’ll make a huge difference
By Gail Marsh
When we first purchased our RV, we could hardly contain our excitement! Family and friends were excited for us, too. In fact, family members helped us set up the RV before our maiden voyage. Time flies, a few years have passed, and now seems like a good time to take a second look. Is there a better way to organize the RV so that it functions more efficiently for the way we really live in it? Turns out, the answer is a resounding “Yes!” Continue reading Gail’s four R’s for RV organization.
Have you ever stayed at a nudist resort with your RV? Would you?
An easy way to stay warm at night
Does it sometimes get a little chilly at night in your RV? Buy a heated mattress pad. Turn it on a half-hour before bedtime, and then climb into bed on nicely warmed sheets. You can keep your RV cooler at night. You’ll save energy by only warming your bed, not the entire coach.
?? MYSTERY PRODUCT OF THE DAY ??
Here is proof that nothing is too weird to be mass-produced, in this case, mini-politicians to lure fish. See how Trump, Biden and Zelensky join together in one of the most unusual, bizarre ways you could imagine. What fun!
Website of the day
20 Best Pumpkin Patches in the U.S. to Fill Your Fall With Magic
Pumpkin patches are NOT just for kids! Your RV will look so much cozier with a few pumpkins of its own. Trust us on this!
Recipe of the Day
by Megan Olson from Amarillo, TX
Fettuccine Alfredo is comfort food to the max. This version is thick, creamy, and delicious. It’s filled with flavor from the Parmesan and Romano cheeses. Easy to make, you won’t be disappointed by this recipe. Make this any time you want a restaurant-quality meal at home. You can even add some grilled chicken, salmon or shrimp to the dish.
The Lady in Red—Tonopah, Nevada’s resident lady of the night—lived in a luxury suite on the fifth floor of the Mizpah Hotel. Murdered by a jealous lover in the hallway just outside her door, she’s Nevada’s most famous ghost. Stay in Room 502 and see if she pays you a visit—you’ll know she did if you find a pearl on your pillow.
Readers’ Pet of the Day
“This is Patrick almost every morning. He feels the need to help me on the computer. He’s 18 years old and is going strong. While traveling, he either sleeps on ‘his’ pillow, sits on my lap, or sits on the dashboard on the passenger side.” —Donna Pheneger
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.
Doctor’s order: Coffee!
This coffee mug is hilarious! It’s perfect for yourself or the coffee-lover in your life who just cannot live without coffee. This high-quality mug is made from ceramic and painted to look like a prescription pill bottle – it’s just what the doctor ordered! You can’t order this from a barista, but you can order one here.
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Editor: Emily Woodbury
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