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RV Life and Travel Newsletter #440 ~ April 13, 2011
April 13, 2011

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RV Life and Travel News, Updates, and Tips
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Email the Editor/Publisher ~ Coleen Sykora

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RV Life and Travel E-zine #440 ~ April 13, 2011

Life As We Live It ... on the road with Coleen and Bob

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Where In the World Are Coleen and Bob?
(And Just What Are They Doing?)

As the song goes, "Texas in my review mirror."

Coming through the Texas Hill Country, we saw beautiful patches of blue bonnets.

Wherever you are in your travels, we wish you joy and prosperity,


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RV Life and Travel Tip

Celebrate National Park Week

National Park Week is April 16 to 24, 2011. The theme this year is "Healthy Parks, Healthy People." As part of the celebration, entrance fees to all national parks during the week. Numerous other ceremonies, tours, and special events are planned at various park locations.

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RV Life and Travel Blog

Be sure to check our blog frequently for website updates and between newsletter announcements. Bookmark it, or add it to your list of favorites.

~ RV Life and Travel Blog

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New Pages On

Recreational Vehicle Safety Tips to Help Protect You and Your RV

Recreational vehicle safety means knowing your RV, maintaining it, and using it responsibly. A few safety measures can go a long way. Here are some basics to help protect you and your RV. Fourteen tips to help keep you, your RV, and those around you safe:

Know where the fire extinguisher is in your RV. Bounce it every few months, have it inspected annually, get it recharged on schedule.

If you have a motorized RV, do (or have someone do for you) regular fluid checks – oil, transmission fluid, power steering fluid, anti-freeze, window washer solution.

~~ Read the rest of this article on the website.

~ Recreational Vehicle Safety

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RV Life and Travel Tip

When you take your recreational vehicle in for repairs, do an inspection before you leave the RV repair facility. For example, if they were supposed to fix your jacks, try leveling your rig before you drive off the premises.

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Bob's Article

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. I had looked at other brands before, but these were different.

~~ Go to the website to read the rest of Bob's article.

~ Little Giant Ladders

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RV Life and Travel Tip

Texas visitor centers have free Wi-Fi that works in the parking lot.

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Watkins Summit Group Bus. Info

We need to earn a living, even while we are RVing. Part of our income comes from my being an Independent Watkins Associate (ID #362289) within the Summit Group. You could be one, too.

~ Buy or Sell Watkins Products

~ Build a Business with No Selling

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Guest Article

Camping with Kids - Tips for Tent Camping for RV Families with Children

Camping with kids, including tent camping, is part of the RVing experience for many families. These tips, put together by a s'mores lover, are sure to help your kids and grand children love camping.

Since we don't have kids, this article is a guest article written by outdoor enthusiast Nicole Becker.

~~ Read Nicole's article on the RV Life and Travel website.

~ Tips for Camping with Kids

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RVing Tip

If something on your recreational vehicle doesn't work for you, make sure you are trying to operate it correctly. For instance, some slides won't open unless the RV is relatively level, in which case, leveling the RV may be all that is needed to fix the problem.

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~ Workers On Wheels

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RV Life and Travel Tip

Florida State Parks are Celebrating Earth Day

For more than 40 years people have focused their attention on the health of the planet on Earth Day, April 22. Florida state parks are celebrating Earth Day with living history demonstrations, arts and crafts, live entertainment, clean-up activities, nature programs, and other special events.

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Positive RVing Attitudes

Nothing shapes our journey through life so much as the questions we ask. ~ Greg Levoy

Memories are the key not to the past, but to the future. ~ Corrie ten Boom

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Coleen Sykora, Editor/Publisher
35555 Spur Hwy #281
Soldotna, AK 99669

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