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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.



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

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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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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Nov 28, 2019

NexGen Batteries: Our Experience with Lithium Ion Batteries in Our RV

The NexGen batteries we bought for our motorhome are working well. We are finding these lithium ion batteries have advantages over deep cycle, 12-volt lead-acid batteries commonly used in RVs.

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Nov 27, 2019

A Little Giant Ladder -- Something That's Really Handy When RVing

My Little Giant Ladder is a tool I bought about 15 years ago at the Florida RV Super Show. I came across a dealer in the commercial area selling folding ladder systems.

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Nov 25, 2019

Workers On Wheels Newsletter #1270

No need to wait until you can afford to retire before you hit the road to enjoy full-time RVing. Workers On Wheels Newsletter each week gives you ideas and info on earning a living while you RVing. Read this week's WOW E-zine.

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Nov 20, 2019

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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Nov 19, 2019

Watkins Gourmet Food Winners for October

The winners of the Watkins prize package for October were...Karen P. from Lore City, Ohio, and Ciara K. from Hopewell, Virginia! Each received an assortment of Watkins food products valued at about $100.00. If you'd like to be in the drawing this month, be sure to enter!

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Nov 18, 2019

Workers On Wheels Newsletter #1269

Read this week's issue of the Workers On Wheels Newsletter, for RVers who need to earn an income or who want to work for an RV site.

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Nov 16, 2019

Subscribe to the RV Life and Travel Newsletter

Subscribe to the RV Life and Travel Newsletter. It lets you know about new website pages, RVing and camping tips, the recreational vehicle lifestyle, our travels, etc. It's emailed to you free.

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Nov 11, 2019

Workers On Wheels Newsletter #1268

Here's the link to the Workers On Wheels Newsletter, for RVers who need--or want--to work while enjoying RV living.

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Nov 10, 2019

RV Living Thought for the Day

RVing In Cold Weather: Spending the winter in a recreational vehicle in places where it gets down to 25 degrees below zero Fahrenheit (or colder!) is not everyone's idea of a good time. But, for some of us, the beauty and other benefits of it make it worthwhile. We've done it more than once.

Nov 09, 2019

RV Life and Travel with Pets Tip

If you are traveling with pets who routinely take a prescription medicine, your primary veterinarian may be able to mail you the prescriptions on a regular basis. It may be easier and less costly than going to a new vet each time.

Nov 08, 2019

RV Living Tip of the Day

Every so often, flush out your RV galley sink drain. Bring the hose into the RV and give the drain a good flooding. It washes down particles of crud that collects, especially if you do a lot of boondocking and sometimes skimp on how much water you use.

Nov 07, 2019

RV Life and Travel Tip of the Day

Coordinate your wardrobe around one or two main colors. You can then mix and match them more easily so you don't need as many clothes -- nor as much closet space.

Nov 06, 2019

RVing Tip of the Day

Bob and I will be discussing something, and we’ll try to remember where we were on a particular date. Example: Was that Pennsylvania bean soup festival we worked in June or July? Well, it was back in 1994, and I don’t remember for sure. But, thanks to a simple log I keep, I can easily look it up, to find out the date and the name of the town. If you aren’t already doing something similar, you may want to start. As the years go by, it gets more difficult to remember all the places our RVs have taken us.

Nov 05, 2019

Bayview R-V Park, a Peaceful Park for Fishermen and Wildlife Watchers

Bayview R-V Park sits in Port Mansfield, TX, a small fishing community on the Gulf Coast. I love finding inexpensive, quiet campgrounds like this, where we share the park with local wildlife.

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Nov 05, 2019

RV Life and Travel Thought to Ponder

One thing the pioneers had in their favor when they moved west was that they didn't have to figure out a bunch of clover-leaf intersections. ~ Bill Ziegler

Nov 04, 2019

RVs to the Rescue When the Power Is Out

If you are among those without electricity this week, I hope you had your RV ready to use. Thanks to your RV’s self-contained features is can be a real life-saver during any number of emergencies. With propane appliances, batteries and a solar system, and a generator, heat, lights, cooking, and refrigeration aren't a problem.

Nov 03, 2019

Workers On Wheels Newsletter #1267

Up to date Help Wanted ads, articles about working while RVing, tips for working RVers, and resources for the working RVer are all part of this week's Workers On Wheels Newsletter.

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Nov 03, 2019

Acadiana Park, a Gem of a City Park Campground in Lafayette, LA

Acadiana Park draws us in because of its calm and quietness. We first went to this city campground because it was easy to find and fairly inexpensive. We return because the RV park is peaceful, not cr

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Nov 03, 2019

Celebrate Veterans Day at a National Park for Free

Everyone receives free entry to our national parks November 11, in honor of Veterans Day. Some state parks also have free admission on Veteran's Day.

Nov 02, 2019

RV Maintenance is Key to Preventing Problems and Mechanical Breakdowns

RV maintenance goes a long way in keeping your recreational vehicle running smoothly. These articles share what we do to prevent problems and keep our RVs safe. They also discuss RV repairs.

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Oct 29, 2019

Workers On Wheels Newsletter #1266

This week's Workers On Wheels, the newsletter for RVers who work for a living, work in exchange for an RV site, or do volunteer work.

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Oct 21, 2019

Workers On Wheels Newsletter #1265

This week's Workers On Wheels Newsletter. We're not the oldest, biggest, flashiest, or most high tech. But, we bring you practical jobs, work that is suitable for RVers. We've been out there doing it--still are--so we give you useful info that's proven to work.

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Oct 14, 2019

Workers On Wheels Newsletter #1264

This week's Workers On Wheels Newsletter!

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Oct 08, 2019

RV Living Tidbit

"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.

Oct 07, 2019

Nomads: RVing Fiction with a Dose of Politics (Book Review)

Nomads is a fictitious book where the main characters are RVers. It is not a book about RVing. I’d describe it more as a book about preppers, survivalists, and extreme activism. The book is politically charged, and filled with violence. Keep in mind that it is fiction.

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Oct 07, 2019

RVing and Campin Tip of the Day

Be a Considerate Camper: Okay, this may come across as grumpy and negative, but some folks need to be told, so here goes--keep off other occupied RV sites. Use sidewalks and established walkways, or the edge of the roads, to get from one place to another within the campground. Do not take short-cuts across another camper's site. Similarly, your kids should play on the site you rented, not on your neighbor's site.

Oct 06, 2019

Workers On Wheels Newsletter #1263

This week's Workers On Wheels Newsletter for working campers is here!

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Oct 05, 2019

Full-time RV Living Tidbit

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.



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