RV Daily Tips Newsletter 945

Issue 945 • August 1, 2018 This newsletter is brought to you Monday through Thursday by RVtravel.com and is funded primarily through voluntary subscription contributions from our readers. Thank you! U.S. shoppers: Shop at Amazon.com Canadian shoppers: Shop at Amazon.ca QUICK TIPS Redirecting a/c drip Use your roof-mounted air conditioner in humid weather and you’ll soon have a stream of…

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Keystone recalls trailers: wrong tire rim size on Federal ID label

Keystone RV Company is recalling certain 2019 Keystone Summerland travel trailers, model 2020QB. The Federal Identification Label on these vehicles may indicate an incorrect tire rim size of 15X6, when the correct rim size is 15X5. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of 49 CFR Part 567, “Certification” and can create a safety risk. The incorrect…

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Millennials choose smaller trailers over larger traditional RVs

Millennials don’t look at RVing the same way their parents did when they retired to massive, feature-rich, motorhomes and fifth-wheel trailers. These young adults instead are embracing a new, hip wave of travel trailers, setting themselves apart from the stereotypes of legions of families and retirees and their more traditional RVs. These fashion-forward trailers are aimed directly at design-conscious millennials,…

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National forests tighten fire rules

As could be expected with wildfires burning all around, the National Forest Service has tightened fire restrictions on the Lassen and Plumas national forests due to the elevated wildfire threat, reports the Mendocino Beacon. Open fires are prohibited outside of designated campgrounds and campsites, even with a California campfire permit. The Caribou and Thousand Lakes Wilderness Area are exempted, as…

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Minnesota adds Mille Lacs as its 22nd Scenic Byway

The Scenic Byways Commission designated Lake Mille Lacs as the state’s newest scenic byway this week. The designation will open up opportunities for increased tourism and promote the region’s unique character, reports AitkinAge. The 68-mile long Lake Mille Lacs Scenic Byway is the 22nd in Minnesota’s 2,948 miles of regionally outstanding scenic, natural, recreational, cultural, historic and archaeologically significant road…

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California, literally and figuratively, is burning up

JUL 31, 2018 | 4:00 AM Firefighters are battling 17 California wildfires which have burned more than 200,000 acres combined, sweeping across the state from Southern California to the Oregon border, reports the Los Angeles Times. Temperatures soared to 113 degrees in the Sacramento Valley, recording the hottest July on record when the Carr fire erupted last Thursday. The bone-dry land…

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RV Daily Tips Newsletter 944

Issue 944 • July 31, 2018 This newsletter is brought to you Monday through Thursday by RVtravel.com and is funded primarily through voluntary subscription contributions from our readers. Thank you! U.S. shoppers: Shop at Amazon.com Canadian shoppers: Shop at Amazon.ca Mike Sokol on TV tomorrow tonight Our electricity expert Mike Sokol will appear tomorrow night, Wednesday, on the 6 p.m.…

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BLM campgrounds closed due to spreading NorCal wildfires

As the Northern California wildfires spread and new ones break out additional areas are closed – the latest are two Bureau of Land Management recreation areas and campgrounds.  The BLM Ukiah Field Office is temporarily closing the North Cow Mountain Recreation Area, Rifle Range and South Cow Mountain Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Area for public safety due to the proximity of both the…

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