Protecting You And Your Family From Mosquitos New York!

Usually when we think of RVing or camping, we think of being outdoors. The two generally go hand in hand. There are many wonderful aspects of being out in nature, however there is one that many people are not too fond of, mosquitoes. Not only are mosquitoes pesky little creatures, but also they can leave you with itchy bites and they can carry serious diseases including malaria, meningitis and West Nile virus. When you are outdoors use some general protective measures to keep you and your family from getting bit.

Know when mosquitos are the most active. Although there is no time of day that you are 100% safe, mosquitoes generally prefer to bite during dawn and dusk or in the evening after dark.

Wear protective clothing. The more area of your skin that you protect, the less area mosquitoes will have to bite. Wearing long-sleeved shirts, long pants, closed toed shoes and hats can help minimize your exposure to mosquitos. You can also apply insect repellent or insecticide on your clothing for an extra layer of protection.

Use insect repellent and/or insecticides. There are several products and sprays to choose from when using insect repellent. They include aerosol sprays, vaporizing mats, and mosquito coils. Repellent for use on your skin or clothing should contain the ingredients DEET, picaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus or PMD and IR3535. Choose the type of repellent that fits your needs.

Practice caution when using repellents.
• Apply repellents only to exposed skin and clothing and follow the product directions.
• Do not use repellents on cuts, wounds or irritated skin.
• Do not apply repellent to you eyes or mouth and limit the amount around your ears.
• Do not spray directly onto your face. First spray into hands and then apply.
• Wash your hands after each use.
• Do not allow children to apply repellent.
• A thin layer of repellent should suffice in protection. Do not saturate your skin.
• When you return indoors and will not be outside any longer, you may remove repellent with soap and water or a bath.
• Wash your treated clothing before wearing again.

The next time you are RVing or camping in the great outdoors, remember how to protect you and your family from those pesky little mosquitoes and for more information about protection from mosquitoes and insect repellents go to Come visit us at your local new and used New York RV dealer, Jim’s RV, and let us know what protection worked best for you!


Perfect Potato Salad For Your Family New York!

One fun thing you can do as a family while on your next RV vacation is to go for a picnic. Kids love them and think they are great, you can relax on a soft blanket and you all get to enjoy the outdoors together. It can build some great family memories. And what is a picnic without potato salad? It is the quintessential picnic food. There are several kinds, so which one will you serve your hungry brood? The following is a recipe for the perfect potato salad for you picnic!

Perfect Potato Salad

2 ½ pounds red-skinned potatoes, cubed
1-cup corn kernels
3 tablespoons cider vinegar
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon pepper
½ cup light mayonnaise
½ cup plain fat-free yogurt
1/3 cup water
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
¾ cup chopped celery
¾ cup sliced scallions
½ cup chopped fresh dill

1. Place potatoes in a pan and fill with water until potatoes are covered and bring water to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 6 minutes or until the potatoes are almost tender.
2. Add the corn to the pot and simmer 1 additional minute until potatoes are tender and the corn is crisp-tender. Drain and transfer to a bowl and toss all with the vinegar, salt and pepper. Let cool.
3. In a separate bowl, mix mayonnaise, yogurt, water, and mustard until smooth. Add the potatoes, celery, scallions and dill. Toss everything together and mix until coated thoroughly. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

This recipe is best when made the day before serving so all the flavors have time to mix.

For more potato salad and picnic perfect foods recipes, visit Give this one a try and let us know at your local new and used New York RV dealer, Jim’s RV, if this is not your new favorite potato salad!


Great Phone Apps For Your RV Trips New York!

In today’s world, phones aren’t used for just making calls anymore. People send emails, surf the web, listen to music, take pictures and download phone applications or apps for various aspects of daily life. Some of the apps offered for download are for your RV travel that and may include camping tips or travel journals. These apps can enhance your trips by bringing you a little convenience or adding some enjoyment. The following apps are some that you may want to check out for you next RV adventure.

1. – One of the most important elements of an RV adventure is the weather. What will the weather be like when you want to go for a hike or hit the lake to do some fishing? Having a weather app will help you plan your activities before and during your RV trip.
2. Flashlight – There always seems to be a point on your RV trip when you have to find something in the dark and you just don’t have the light to do it. By downloading the app Flashlight, your phone turns into to just that and can help you in those moments of darkness.
3. Google Sky Map – If you enjoy Google Earth, you will enjoy Google Sky Map, which is Google Earth for the night sky. Have a fun night of stargazing and planet watching with this neat app.
4. Maplets – Whether you need a map for your local lake or Yellowstone, this app has it all. You can also find maps of the cities you drive through and always find your way.
5. Bug Spray – Are the bugs getting the better of you? Well now your phone can act as bug spray. By using a high frequency sound, this app will repel the bugs so you can enjoy your RV trip all in one piece.

For more ideas on apps to use on your next RV trip visit or your smartphones app store. And let us know at your local New York RV dealer, Jim’s RV, which apps are your favorite!