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On this day in history: 1802 – The Army Corps of Engineers is established to found and operate the United States Military Academy at West Point.
Tip of the Day
Here’s how having an “outside bin” keeps your RV’s interior cooler
By Gail Marsh
No, this isn’t a new gadget that somehow boosts your air conditioner’s output, nor is it some cobbled-together swamp cooler system. So, what is it? Simply put, it’s a thoughtful collection of items stored inside a bin that’s housed in your RV’s basement. And this simple outside bin will actually keep your RV cooler! Here’s how.
The carefully thought-out items are the key. These items will help reduce the number of times your children, visitors, or even you open and close your RV’s entry door. The less often that door is opened, the more air-conditioned air remains inside your rig—keeping the RV cooler! See what I’m getting at?
Jayco Seneca 37K – A bigger hammer
Tony writes, “I do like this rig and the layout, and those light-up sinks are a really nice touch. There’s other stuff to like about this, too. But I am rather sidetracked by the things I don’t like about this rig at this price point.” Uh oh.
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What’s all the noise when using Power Gear jacks?
I am getting creaking and popping sounds from my Power Gear jacks. I have tried draining a quart of fluid from the reservoir and adding a quart of Fork Oil then running jacks up and down. Didn’t help! I did it again per instructions, but it’s still creaking and popping. So, I drained the whole reservoir and added all-new ATF. Good for three days and now back to creaking and popping! Any suggestions as to what is wrong or what to do next? —Laurie
RVer Product Review: A mosquito repellent that works!
What is the best mosquito repellent for RVers? You see this question a lot in the RV forums and it’s something Tony Barthel was concerned about, being an absolute mosquito magnet. If there’s a mosquito in the county, it’ll find him and bring its friends for a stinging sensation. That is, until now…. Continue reading to learn about a product that works!
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Brighten your taillights
Taillights dim? First, check to make sure the electrical contacts on bulbs and sockets are free of crud (use steel wool or fine sandpaper). Plastic lenses clean? One more option: Stick aluminum foil behind the bulbs to push more light out of the lens.
“Why I love my RV”
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“The light oak wood paneling is meticulously matched and put together by old-fashioned carpenters who use tongue and groove joints. There are no staples. The folks that build Triple E coaches are excellent craftsmen.”
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Website of the day
Best Irish Bars in the U.S.
If you’re getting ready to drink some Guinness tomorrow for St. Patrick’s Day, why not do it at one of the best Irish bars in the U.S.? Cheers!
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Recipe of the Day
A fantastic way to prepare a St. Patrick’s Day favorite. The main attraction – the corned beef – is tender and juicy. It slices like butter. The carrots and potatoes are perfectly tender, as well. Adding cabbage to the slow cooker at the end of cooking keeps it from getting mushy. Pouring the broth over the veggies and sliced corned beef keeps everything warm.
It is illegal for the U.S. Treasury to print any living persons on its currency. The story goes that back in 1866 the Superintendent of the National Currency Bureau, Spencer M. Clark, issued a 5-cent bill that featured his face. Clark wasn’t exactly well-liked because of several scandals he had been involved in, so shortly after the release of his 5-cent bill, the next appropriations bill was amended to include a prohibition against putting the face of any living persons on any currency. Now you know!
*Adding what to your coffee will keep it warmer longer? You’ll never guess! Find out in yesterday’s trivia.
Readers’ Pets of the Day
“Jack and Sadie. Relaxing and people watching.” —Mike Draper
Send us a photo of your pet with a short description. We publish one each weekday in RV Daily Tips and in our Saturday RV Travel newsletter. No blurry photos, please! Please do not submit your photo more than once. Thanks!
Pet owners: Here are a few excellent resources to find a veterinarian while on the road. Keep this handy!
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Leave here with a laugh
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Paddy long legs
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He’s Dublin over with laughter
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Because they’re always a little short
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