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What's new on RV-Life-and-Travel.com ... Updates on our RV travels, articles we write about full-time RVing, articles we write about RVs and RV maintenance, recreational vehicle industry news, our RVing life blog updates…when we post something new on the RV Life and Travel website, we post a notice of it here and link to it, so it is easy for you to find.

We also post some tips about living in an RV and some tidbits about RVing and camping here. We also post notices here to let you know when we send out a new issue of either of our RVing newsletters -- the Workers On Wheels Newsletter (the one for working RVers) and our RV Life and Travel E-zine.



Apr 10, 2020

RV Life and Travel Tip of the Day

Your first RV for full-timing doesn’t need to be perfect. Chances are good that sooner or later you’ll get a different one. It really is possible to start full-timing in a small, older rig. If you have a camper, it will probably do just fine. You’ll likely find that the experience is more important than the RV itself.

Apr 09, 2020

RV Life and Travel Tip of the Day

Check the Weather Before You Head Out: Before you head out on travel days, check the weather report for where you expect to be at mid-day, as well as where you expect to be at day's end. That info may affect when you get started, how fast you travel, and how long you take on stops.

Apr 08, 2020

RV Life and Travel Tip of the Day

Hang it up! I'm not talking only about your jacket that you take off when you come in the door and automatically hang on the nearby hook. You can hang lots of frequently used items where they will be handy for use. We have our coffee mugs hanging by the coffee pot. We mounted two substantial, but nice looking, hooks for the cups on the wall next to the stove. We don’t have to open a cupboard to get them. This also frees up space in our cupboard for other items. We have been on some very rough roads, and never had a problem with them jumping off the hooks. Bonus tip: Coleen changes out the mugs according to the seasons. It's an easy way to do a little decorating for the holidays that doesn't overwhelm a small RV.

Apr 07, 2020

RV Life and Travel Tip of the Day

Organize your storage areas. Find tubs, totes, or bins to fit in your closets and outside compartments. Organize items by similar category, or by things that you typically use together. You can remove the container for easy access to items that would otherwise be in the far reaches of the closet or compartment. Everyone has his favorite brand of tubs or totes, but check different brands for a better fit. Bonus tip: Square and rectangular containers with straight sides help make the most of your space.

Apr 06, 2020

Restaurants In Texas: Eating Our RV Way Across Texas

Restaurants in Texas. BBQ, seafood, Mexican, German, Cajun, buffets, bakeries, and.... You've heard that song, "Waltz Across Texas". Well, we are eating our way across Texas as we are RVing.

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Apr 06, 2020

This Week's WOW Newsletter #1289

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Apr 05, 2020

RV Life and Travel Tip of the Day

RV Buying Tip: When buying a used RV, look for water stains on the ceiling and walls. Water stains aren't just a cosmetic problem. They are signs of a leak. Leaks likely mean structural damage. Structural damage can be expensive to repair.

Apr 04, 2020

RV Life and Travel Tip of the Day

You don't need to be retired to be a full-time RVer, and, you don't need to have a lot of money to be a full-time RVer. Workers On Wheels was founded because we went full-time decades before retirement age, and with debt. We continue to work--and to save for retirement--as full-time RVers.

Apr 03, 2020

RV Life and Travel Tip of the Day

Camping and RV Etiquette Tip: Respect campsite boundaries. Neither your children nor your pets should be allowed onto your campground neighbor's site. Teach your children to walk along the side of the roads or on sidewalks -- and to not run through anyone else's site. Your RV, including your slide-outs, and your vehicle should all be parked completely on your site. Same with your lawn chairs, bicycles, and other camping equipment, they belong on your campsite, not on your neighbors.

Apr 02, 2020

RV Life and Travel Tip of the Day

Take Your Favorite China Full-time RVing: When you start full time RVing, take along your favorites and use them. If your favorite kitchen appliance is your bread maker, you will still like using it the RV. If your favorite dishes are china, yes, take them along and use them every day in the RV.

Apr 01, 2020

RV Life and Travel Tip of the Day

Quick Changes Mean a Whole New Look: It's easy to make big visual changes in small spaces -- such as an RV. Change the curtains, the bedspread, and put up a different wall hanging and you have a completely different look than you had an hour before. Even doing just one of those things can make a big difference.

Mar 31, 2020

RV Life and Travel Tip of the Day

Food Souvenirs Don't Waste Space: RVers like to buy souvenirs, just like other travelers do. But, where do you put them? One answer is to buy your souvenirs at the grocery store, farmer's market, or shop that sells foodstuffs. In Georgia, we bought Vidalia onion salad dressing. In Alaska, we bought salmon and reindeer sausage. In Louisiana, it was Cajun seasoning mix. If you want something that can be kept, look for foods that come in decorative tins that you can keep and use for something else.

Mar 30, 2020

Workers On Wheels Newsletter #1288

This week's Workers On Wheels Newsletter--for RVers and campers who work, and for the businesses that need them.

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Mar 29, 2020

RV Life and Travel Tip of the Day

Getting Rid of Mice in an RV: You can try all sorts of things. As you've found, they don't work. Except kill traps. The spring traps work. The dead mouse does not return. Use one of the disposable gloves (the kind you use when dumping your tanks) to pick up and dispose of the dead mouse and trap.

Mar 28, 2020

RV Life and Travel Thought of the Day

You'll likely enjoy your RV trip more and arrive less stressed if you don't travel more than 300 - 350 miles a day.

Mar 27, 2020

RV Life and Travel Thought of the Day

"Winter Texans," are people who go to Texas for the winter, but live somewhere else during the rest of the year. Many, but not all, Winter Texans are RVers; some Winter Texans rent traditional homes or apartments, or live in motels.

Mar 26, 2020

RV Life and Travel Thought of the Day

Questions arise about what makes a full-time RVer a full-time RVer. The only requirement is that you live in an RV full-time. It doesn't matter what kind of RV. It doesn't matter how often you move the RV. It doesn't matter if the RV is parked on private land, in a campground, or in an RV resort.

Mar 25, 2020

RV Life and Travel Thought of the Day

There is no such thing as a "test run" for full-time RVing. You either are a full-time RVer, or you aren't.

Mar 24, 2020

RV Life and Travel Thought of the Day

RV camping is not the same as RV living. Neither my husband nor I like camping. But, we thoroughly enjoy RV living. Camping conjures up images of roughing it, having picnics shared with mosquitoes, and eating on paper plates. RV life for us is not like that -- we have the comforts of home in our RV, because it is home.

Mar 23, 2020

Fishing - Freshwater Angling, Catch and Release, Deep Sea Charters

Fishing and RVing ... Do fisherman RV or do RVers fish? We decide where to travel based on what's biting. For the sport, the catch, or as a job, you'll often find us with a line in the water.

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Mar 23, 2020

Workers On Wheels Newsletter #1287

This week's Workers On Wheels Newsletter, for RVers and campers who want--or need--to work while enjoying the RV lifestyle.

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Mar 22, 2020

A Metal Detector: How I Come to Think I May Need One for RVing

A metal detector may soon find its way into my cache of RVing tools and toys. While visiting southern Texas for this winter, my friend, Everett, offered to take me along with him metal detecting.

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Mar 17, 2020

6 Months Free with New Passport America Membership

Passport America -- the half-price off RV sites club -- is having a new membership special. You get 6 months free added to your membership if you join now AND tell them that Coleen Sykora, member # C-19408, sent you. To get the free 6 months, you need to sign up before March 31, 2020. www.passportamerica.com

Mar 16, 2020

Restaurants in Galveston, Texas: Local Seafood, Cajun, and More

Restaurants in Galveston, Texas, offer RVers and vacationers a mix of local seafood, Cajun gumbo, barbeque, Asian, Italian, Mexican, German, and more with cafes, fast food, and upscale eateries.

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Mar 16, 2020

Workers On Wheels Newsletter #1286

Be sure to read this week's Workers On Wheels Newsletter!

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Mar 08, 2020

RV Solar Panels: More Photovoltaic Panels for More Power from the Sun

The RV solar panels we use are the same kind of panels used on off-grid homes and in other applications for harnessing electrical power from the sun. We recently added to the system on our motorhome.

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Mar 01, 2020

Workers On Wheels Newsletter #1284

This week's Workers On Wheels Newsletter, for RVers and campers who want (or need) to work while enjoying the RV lifestyle.

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Feb 24, 2020

Workers On Wheels Newsletter #1283

This week's Workers On Wheels Newsletter, for RVers who want or need to earn while they RV.

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Feb 17, 2020

Workers On Wheels Newsletter #1282

Here's the link to this week's Workers On Wheels RVers, the newsletter working RVers and camp workers need and find helpful.

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Jan 13, 2020

Workers On Wheels Newsletter #1277

Earn while you play! RV and make a living at the same time. Here's the link to another issue of the Workers On Wheels Newsletter.

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Jan 13, 2020

Personal Planner: An Indispensable Tool for Organizing our RVing Lives

My personal planner is my portable filing cabinet. I use it for keeping track of basic vehicle, medical, banking, and other important information. It's my journal to track our RV life and travels.

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Jan 13, 2020

RVing in Cold Climate - Preparing to Winter RV in Alaska

We are winter RVing in cold climate. This year (winter of 2001-2002) we are semi-settled near Seward, Alaska. Folks here tell us that if we managed RVing in SD last winter that we will do fine here.

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Jan 13, 2020

Metal Detecting Revisited: My New Garrett Ace 350 and Pro Pointer AT

Metal detecting has turned into my new hobby. It started when an RV park friend took me with him and let me use his metal detector. I've since bought a Garrett Ace 350 and Pro Pointer AT.

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Jan 08, 2020

Add 3 Free Months to a New Passport America Membership

If you are thinking about joining Passport America, you can get three free months added to your membership if you give them my name and ID number--Coleen Sykora, ID# C-19408. Passport America is a half-price (50% off) camping club that's been around a long time. The membership fee is only $44, so as soon as you use it a couple nights or so, you are probably ahead on the deal. Their website is https://passportamerica.com/

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Jan 06, 2020

This Week's Newsletter for Working RVers

Our special newsletter for campers and RVers who work is called Workers On Wheels Newsletter. Here's the link to this week's edition.

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Dec 30, 2019

Workers On Wheels Newsletter #1275

RVers who want to volunteer for a site or work jobs for pay -- Workers On Wheels is the resource you need to help you. Here's the link to this week's Workers On Wheels Newsletter.

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Dec 24, 2019

Workers On Wheels Newsletter #1274

Here's the link to our weekly newsletter for working RVers -- Workers On Wheels

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Dec 16, 2019

Stock Your RV for Emergencies: Have It Stocked and Ready to Go

Stock your RV for emergencies so you can use it for temporary shelter. Part 2 of Preparing Your RV for Emergencies article. Keeping your RV well stocked can reduce stress during an emergency.

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Dec 16, 2019

Workers On Wheels Newsletter #1273

Read this week's Workers On Wheels Newsletter for RVers who want or need to work while enjoying the RV lifestyle.

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Dec 09, 2019

Workers On Wheels Newsletter #1272

Here's the link to this week's Workers On Wheels Newsletters for campers and RVers who work while RVing.

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Dec 06, 2019

Your Electricity Costs Can be Low, Even with Metered Electric

Electricity costs for campground owners are constantly rising. It is not unusual to find that they are installing individual electric meters at each site. There are ways you can keep your costs down.

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Dec 05, 2019

My Sea Eagle Boat Is a Lot of Fun, It's Safe, and It Fits In My RV

My Sea Eagle boat saved me from being boatless. It's an inflatable, so it packs up to fit in our RV. It's safe and stable. I have a lot of fun with it, fishing, or just being out on the water.

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Dec 04, 2019

Tools for the Road: Bob's List of Tools and Related Supplies for the RV

There are two things that I've never had too much of … fishing equipment and tools. When it comes to fixing, building, or remodeling something in the RV, I have what I need to get the project done.

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Dec 03, 2019

Hints for Easier RV Living: Four Handy, Practical RVing Tips We Use Everyday

Easier RV living…isn't that what we all want? Here are four tips that we use every day in our motorhome. They solve little, but annoying problems, and help us keep an RV home neat and organized.

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Dec 02, 2019

Workers On Wheels Newsletter #1271

This week's Workers On Wheels Newsletter, for RVers who need to work while enjoying the full-time (or snowbird or Winter Texan) life.

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Dec 02, 2019

Solar Power: Celebrating 25 Years of Electricity from the Sun

Free electricity from the sun! It was 25 years ago this month that we got our first solar system. It went on the first travel trailer we used for full-time RVing. We are still using most of those components today.

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Dec 01, 2019

A Metal Detector: How I Come to Think I May Need One for RVing

A metal detector may soon find its way into my cache of RVing tools and toys. While visiting southern Texas for this winter, my friend, Everett, offered to take me along with him metal detecting.

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Nov 30, 2019

Observations of Southern Georgia

Observations of southern Georgia…here are a few things I noticed while Coleen and I were RVing outside a small town in southern Georgia. We were there for several months, so had a chance to get to know the people and learn about southern customs, especially in rural Georgia.

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Nov 29, 2019

Exercising on the Road: Walking while RVing

Exercising on the road…don’t get the wrong impression. I’m not a fitness guru, or a health fanatic. I’m just a regular guy, who is trying to keep ahead of old age, which is coming up on me from behind, awful quickly.

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