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Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is National Cappuccino Day!
On this day in history: 1895 – While experimenting with electricity, Wilhelm Röntgen discovers the X-ray.
Tip of the Day
Tips for cleaning the inside of your windshield
By Gail Marsh
Of all the parts on your truck or motorhome, your windshield is one of the most important to keep clean. Most folks have no problem cleaning the exterior of the windshield. Almost every fuel station has a cleaner, a sponge, and paper towels that will scrub the windshield’s exterior clean. However, the job isn’t done until both sides of the glass sparkle. So here are some tips for cleaning the inside of your windshield.
I don’t want heat in my RV bedroom. Can I just cover the vent?
I don’t want heat from the RV’s furnace in my bedroom. Can I just cover the vent somehow? —Lynne, 2016 Sabre
Winnebago Access 28FK: Affordable, but it doesn’t portray cheap
Today’s RV review is of the Winnebago Access 28FK travel trailer. This is a front kitchen, rear bedroom couple’s trailer that might make sense for a lot of people. It’s also one of the newer Winnebago products that reflects the whole RV industry’s focus on offering more affordable options. …
We know these are here to be more affordable, but they don’t really feel like something you’d buy because you couldn’t get a more expensive rig. Overall, I think the interiors have a slightly upscale feel to them. I bet people will like these and gain an affinity for Winnebago in the process. So these aren’t just more affordable, they’re smarter.
In the RV Shop with Dustin
Could you have a hydraulic leak coming from the RV slide-out cylinder and not know it?
This is a prime example of why keeping up on your RV slide-out maintenance is important! In this video, we discuss a hydraulic leak coming from the RV slide-out cylinder. Join in on the inspection to learn the cause, and what it will require to fix.
Video of the day
RV maintenance mistakes: Removing decals!
By Cheri Sicard
In the video below, the Jaunt Junkies, Jesse and Kara, want to save others from making the RV maintenance mistakes that they made on their 5th wheel.
The video shows a few mistakes they have made, but most of it covers the removal of the RV’s decals. Their rig was starting to show its age so they thought they would remove the stickers and wash and wax it. Not as easy as it sounds and not necessarily a good solution!
Why you need to be nice to your RV dealer
When your new RV has box problems and you have a chassis problem, too, which should you fix first? That’s easy. Can you get them both fixed without having to run around yourself, when the RV dealer is just across town but the chassis dealer is halfway across the state? Well, maybe…. Get some tips from the nation’s leading expert on RV lemon law here.
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One way to keep your RV bay warm
When cold weather threatens, Don C. says he ensures his RV bays stay warm by carefully installing 60- or 75-watt incandescent light bulbs. Carefully, meaning they won’t bump up against anything and cause damage or a fire hazard. Also, be sure there’s nothing above the bulb that the heat could affect. Yes, you can still find incandescent bulbs at most stores. Thanks to Don for this tip.
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1A) Something you love to do; 2D) What you travel in = This fun activity!
On this day last year…
- Tip: Electric power: Learn to read the meter at your campsite
- Ask Dave: Cold water runs in a trickle, but hot water runs fine. What gives?
- Video: RV rust can destroy your rig: How to fix and prevent RV rust
- Featured article: Detailed tips on how to plan for an RV trip when you’re not a planner
Website of the day
The best walks in America
Here are 50 of the best walks in America. If you’re a hiker or a walker, you won’t want to miss these beautiful trails.
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Recipe of the Day
by Becky Hudgins from Joshua, TX
Coffee flavor enhances the chocolate in these fantastic chocolate chip cookies. No ordinary chocolate chip cookie here. You taste the cappuccino but it’s not overbearing. These are crisp but chewy at the same time. As you take a bite, you get a crunch but the center is nice and chewy. Coffee lovers should give these a try.
A “gowpen” is what you call it when you cup your hands together to create a cup-like hollow space to scoop water.
*Cats purr at the same frequency as a… what? Find the answer in yesterday’s trivia.
Readers’ Pet of the Day
“Mac loves to go outside and walk around the campground wearing his harness & leash. He rules all of the dogs no matter how big they are.” —Barrie & Lee Ann Riddoch
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.
Bed sheet suspenders keep your sheets in place!
We have to admit, we just recently discovered these and wondered how we didn’t know about them sooner – they’re amazing! If you have bed sheets that don’t stay in place, these easy-to-use bed sheet fasteners or “suspenders” keep them in place – no more corners that won’t stay down! Learn more or order for a great price.
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Editor: Emily Woodbury
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