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“May you have all the happiness and luck that life can hold—and at the end of your rainbows may you find a pot of gold.” —Old Irish Blessing
Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is, well, we’ve already made it pretty obvious…
On this day in history: 1861 – The Kingdom of Italy is proclaimed.
Tip of the Day
A place you probably haven’t thought of to store shoes in your RV
By Nanci Dixon
Finding a place to store shoes in your RV is always a [not-so-fun] game. Having limited space to store anything is challenging. Especially challenging is finding a way to store the growing number of shoes that get kicked off at the door. We’ve finally found two ways to corral them to keep them hidden and out of our way.
Today’s RV review…
Tony writes, “There’s a lot to like about this model, actually. As mentioned, I think the idea of a gas-fueled motorhome makes a lot of sense for a lot of people for a variety of reasons. Jayco also has done a good job with much of this rig. It would be a good way to move a decent number of folks around and have a spot for each of them to sleep with some degree of privacy.”
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Dave Solberg is a leading expert in the RV industry and author of the “RV Handbook” as well as the Managing Editor of the RV Repair Club.
Water fills my fresh water tank when it’s hooked to city water
I have a 2018 Thor Chateau 24F hooked to campground water. Yesterday I noticed water coming from the fresh water tank overflow. I cut the shore water off and it stopped. I turned on the pump and the water is working OK. Is there a check valve or something that has gone bad? —Charles
Tips to improve your RV’s gas mileage
This is written by our friend Eric Johnson, from TechnoRV
Filling an RV or tow vehicle’s gas tank is never cheap, even when the price of fuel is relatively low. [Obviously, this is a rerun.] … There are a lot of factors that contribute to the gas mileage of RVs. … You can make a difference in your miles per gallon with a few adjustments. In fact, you can increase your gas mileage by up to 20% just by inching up a fraction of a mile per gallon, depending on where you start. Learn more.
Will you do something special today for St. Patrick’s Day?
Keep all your manuals and essential papers handy
Files of appliance and other RV manuals driving you batty? An inexpensive plastic “magazine file” will keep all the booklets together. A couple of screws will hold it in place in a cabinet or closet. And for those miscellaneous papers, receipts, and business cards that are floating around in your rig? Find yourself a manila envelope, put the little bits inside, then put it in the magazine file with your manuals.
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Website of the day
The history of St. Patrick’s Day
Read the history of St. Patrick’s Day from history.com. Who was Saint Patrick? Why do we celebrate on March 17th? What makes the foods we eat today so traditional? And why the heck are leprechauns involved?
And the Survey Says…
We’ve polled RVtravel.com readers more than 1,500 times in recent years. Here are a few things we’ve learned about them:
• 45 percent say the bed in their RV is not the original mattress it came with.
• The majority of voters, 53 percent, go to Amazon first to buy their RV parts and accessories. The next most popular stop is a local RV dealer store.
• 24 percent have ordered take-out delivery to their home or RV within the past month.
Recipe of the Day
A Dublin Coddle has layers of sausage, onions, and potatoes. Back in the day, it was made with leftovers and a way to feed a large family when food was scarce. This version is a traditional take and is delicious. It’s a touch smoky from the bacon. Sausage, leeks, and onions simmer in chicken stock. This isn’t a stew because it has much less liquid, but it has similarities in texture to stew. It’s hearty comfort food that will be fantastic for St. Patrick’s Day.
Instead of telling you just one piece of trivia today, we’ll send you to mentalfloss.com, where they’ll give you 13 fun facts about St. Patrick’s Day.
*Why is it illegal for the U.S. Treasury to print any living persons on its currency? The story is kind of funny. Read it in yesterday’s trivia.
Readers’ Pet of the Day
“Trooper Bud is a great fur buddy and family member. He likes to sit between us when we’re traveling, and if we go somewhere he loves to sit in the driver’s seat until we get back. He loves to play fetch and just run. He’s also very protective of my wife, who has Alzheimer’s. Whether we’re inside the coach or sitting in the tiki, he will sit or lay down next to her. Trooper is a great furry member of our family.” —Guy Mazzarella
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