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Tip of the Day
Upcycle those empty medicine bottles for RVing. Here are 22 ways
By Gail Marsh
Every thirty days. That’s how often I end up with an empty medicine bottle. Over time all of these translucent, amber bottles pile up. If you have excess medicine bottles, you might check with your local recycling outlets to see if they accept the bottles. Our local recycling company does not recycle them. Neither will our pharmacy. So … what do I do with all of these bottles? I upcycle them!
Check out these nifty uses for medicine bottles. You’ll want to thoroughly clean both the outside and inside of the bottles before repurposing them. You can use contact paper or craft paper to decorate them, if you like. Then, let your creativity take charge.
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What’s the best way to install solar on my RV’s roof?
Please inform me as to ultimate fastening of mounting rack for solar on my RV’s solid surface/fiberglass roof. Most outfits just use screws or bolts into most solid surface roofs, which soon loosens from vibrations or wind loads. I’d like a more permanent fastening system. Would epoxy screw-in fasteners work better? That way you rely on metal threads to grip the bolt or screw and not the solid surface roof material to hold. Thank you. —Bruce, 2015 Jayco Precept 29 Class A
Video of the day
How to clean an RV awning
By Cheri Sicard
If you have wondered how to clean an RV awning, you have come to the right place. In the video below, Kevin from Kevin and Kim Outdoor Adventure shares a simple and effective way to clean your RV’s awning and keep it in tip-top shape.
Rewrap your assist handle with this gripping mod
By Russ and Tiña De Maris
Right up in the “neatest thing since sliced bread” category, for our family at least, are big assist handles that you can mount on the side of your RV. At the end of a long road day, or a long trail, being able to grab that handle and stabilize yourself heading up the steps into the rig has been a lifesaver. Learn more.
If there were a permanent moon base, would you spend a week there if invited?
Keep your battery terminal clean
It doesn’t take much crud on your battery terminal to shut things down. Make it part of your regular maintenance to keep them clean – and your electrical system operating at optimum. Wire brush ’em, and shoot them with terminal spray from the auto parts house.
Website Article of the day
Where to Find the World’s Longest Road
This isn’t a website, but an article from Travel + Leisure. However, it’s still extremely fascinating! Learn about this incredible 19,000-mile highway.
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Recipe of the Day
Easy Crock Pot Macaroni and Cheese
by Anonymous from Hoboken, NJ
Crock Pot recipes should be dump and go, and that’s exactly what this macaroni and cheese recipe is. No need to preboil the pasta. The noodles absorb the evaporated milk and cheddar soup. The end product is creamy, cheesy, and smooth. A great recipe to bring to potlucks or if you want an easy side dish.
Why are marathons 26.219 miles? It seems like a pretty random number, doesn’t it? Well, when the British Olympic Planners were planning the 1908 Olympic events, they figured the distance from Windsor Castle to the royal box at the Olympic Stadium in London was 26.219 miles. The race was so extreme that it caught the attention not only of the public, but also of the Queen and the international press. Marathon running, specifically at 26.219 miles, became an international craze. Today, marathon runners are still running the distance between Windsor Castle and the royal box at the Olympic grounds.
Readers’ Pet of the Day
“Huey the Labradoodle was a rescue at 1 year old. His ‘mom’ had to start watching her grandchildren and couldn’t handle a puppy and the kids so she placed him with a rescue. I’d been looking since I lost my other buddy (another rescue, Giant Schnauzer/Poodle mix. Hobbes. I had him for 14 years) a year before. I’ve had him for almost three years and he’s a great friend.” —Daryl Bortel
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LOL A LOT! This caught our eye especially since we enjoy air and space museums! Great Laugh!
Last week’s brain teaser was a classic lesson in problem solving…first step…assess the problem before attempting to solve. Thanks for the reminder and have a great week!
The article on the pan-american highway had at least one error. You don’t have to take a boat between Argentina and Uruguay. While it is true the Rio Uruguay separates the two countries, there is a huge hydroelectric dam and road crossing the river between Concordia, Argentina and Salto, Uruguay. Concordia is an approximately 5 hour drive NW of Buenos Aries. And as the article states, once in Uruguay the roads go south to the capital of Montevideo or north into Brazil.
For an interesting take on doing the Pan-American Highway, watch “Long Way Up” featuring Ewan McGregor and Charlie Boorman riding from the southern tip of Argentina to Los Angeles on Harley electric motorbikes (with Rivian support vehicles). They have also done “Long Way Round” (London to New York) and “Long Way Down” (John O’Groats to Cape Town) on conventional motorcycles.
I love the “Leave here with a laugh” picture. Thank you.
May I offer that the Strategic Air Command (SAC) Air and Space museum near Ashland, Nebraska is a wonderful museum for young and old alike. It’s huge so give yourself ample time. In addition, Ashland has a pretty nice municipal RV park within walking distance of a quaint downtown as well.
You are also near Parker’s Smokehouse which is some really great BBQ! Just don’t try to go before or after a Husker game because it will be a really long wait.
One of two surviving B-36 Peacemakers in their collection. They carried two nukes, which would have been the size of a Class B RV today. Amazing aircraft!
Second B-36 is at Atwater CA, I believe.
We will be coming back from the Indy 500 beginning of June. So we booked a spot at the Ashland RV park for a couple of days and will visit the museum. Thanks for the tip.
Poor Huey… oh the indignity.
That was my thought also, haha!
Ditto here. Huey looks disgusted with having to “dress-up”.
Hi, cee. I think Huey just looks “resigned” to the fact that he had to dress up, and maybe feeling a little humiliated. Mixed in with, “Really, Dad? Are we done yet?” But what a sweet-looking (not to mention very patient) dog. Have a great day. 😀 –Diane at RVtravel.com
You have a great day as well Diane 😊
Thanks, cee! I’m having a fantastic day.👍 😀 –Diane