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RV Daily Tips. Thursday, March 17, 2022

Issue 1819
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Today’s thought

“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.

See what those ways are here

Today’s RV review…

2022 Entegra Coach Emblem 36T

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.”

Click here

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Ask Dave

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

Dear Dave,
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

Read Dave’s answer.

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.

Reader poll

Will you do something special today for St. Patrick’s Day?

Tell us here

Quick Tip

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.

There’s a new issue of our Full-Time RVer Newsletter hot off the press! Read it here.

Website of the day

The history of St. Patrick’s Day
Read the history of St. Patrick’s Day from 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 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.

Recent poll: How would $7 a gallon gas prices affect your summer travels?

Recipe of the Day

A bowl of traditional Dublin Coddle stewTraditional Dublin Coddle
By Kristin D from Jacksonville, FL

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.

Click here for the recipe

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Instead of telling you just one piece of trivia today, we’ll send you to, 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

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!

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jillie (@guest_171944)
1 year ago

Reminds me of a song of two women who spy a sleeping scotsman and well, they decide to see if they really don’t wear anything at all under those kilts. Aye my dear they did spy and tied a blue ribbon from the fair maidens hair on his lucky charm. They scurried away and when he awoke to go to the privy? He said my lad I think we won first prize.

Brian Burry (@guest_171815)
1 year ago

Trooper is a loyal, loving dog! Thank you

DW/ND (@guest_171796)
1 year ago

I have a “complete” library of installed equipment, owners manuals, repair articles from the former Motorhome Mag (Ken Freund) and receipts and check lists. I also have a go, no-go book of repair items. All documents are categorized and filed in 7 1″ 3 ring binders. I carry them in the bedroom shirt closet holding them up with an adjustable book holder thing! I also carry GM chassis and engine shop manuals; and belts and hoses. (References have gotten me home a couple times!) Like I preached to our Scout troop – “Be Prepared Always“!

Lynn C (@guest_171965)
1 year ago
Reply to  DW/ND

I have created a couple of “RV Bibles”. Any articles I find in magazines, etc. I cut out and glue onto contact paper and put them in sleeve protectors. All go into a 3 ring binder. Anything I find online are put into word documents and saved in a folder in the “cloud” so I can access them from any of my computers. The generator has its own binder and all notes/manuals for the RV are also in a 3 ring binder for folders. All these are kept in a canvas briefcase I carry with me.

The Lazy Q (@guest_171790)
1 year ago

Dressing up your pets…they don’t like it and it’s a form of abuse so just don’t.

John (@guest_171806)
1 year ago
Reply to  The Lazy Q

Good grief, just lighten up!

jillie (@guest_172345)
1 year ago
Reply to  The Lazy Q

Agree. Lighten up. Our dogs love to dress up. I remember our one dog Lady Bug when she got a new harness? Her whole face just lit up and yes, she did a jig. Our dogs know when its a hand me down or the real deal. So yes, go dress up your dog and see how they like it.

Debra (@guest_171767)
1 year ago


Ron (@guest_171756)
1 year ago

Yes you can buy it from Amazon but what happens when you break down. Amazon won’t fix your rig. Support your local dealer. It may be a buck or two more but without them you’ll be in deep dodo

Greg S (@guest_171754)
1 year ago

About those manuals . . . My Class A came with a satchel over a foot thick. It’s buried in an overhead cabinet.
I’ve found all of the manuals online and put them on a Samsung tablet for easier access.
I scan any work orders and receipts for repairs onto the tablet as well. (No room for a scanner? Take a picture with the camera on the tablet.)
Finally, I have a spreadsheet for all expenses and another to track fuel mileage and costs. That one is kind of scary right now with diesel above $5.00 a gallon.

Cecilia (@guest_171833)
1 year ago
Reply to  Greg S

If you have an iPhone, you can scan using your Notes app!

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