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RV Life and Travel Newsletter #449 ~ July 14, 2011
July 15, 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 #449 ~ July 14, 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?)

How did you prepare to go full-time RVing? What plans did you make? What are the practical things that you did? What would you do differently if you had it to do over again? These are questions we've been getting a lot lately.

I posted three articles today about a subject that most everyone who starts full-timing needs to deal with -- what to do with your stuff.

Bob and I are enjoying a cool Alaskan summer. It seems a bit odd that we had 90-degree weather in April, and have 50-degree weather in July. But, that is the difference between Texas then and Alaska now.

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


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RV Life and Travel Blog

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~ RV Life and Travel Blog

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New Article On

Storage Facility Choices - Dealing with What Doesn't Fit in the RV

Storage facility options… What should you do with all your stuff? You're about to go full-time RVing and can't take it all with you. Where should you store it? Should you rent a self storage unit?

As we prepared for full-time RVing, we faced those questions, too. We'd been accumulating things for years. We lived in a fairly good size house and Bob had a workshop. The one thing we knew for sure was that it wasn't all going to fit into the recreational vehicle that was about to become our new home.

Here's how we handled it.

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

~ Dealing with Your Excess Belongings

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New Article On

Climate Controlled Storage - Suggestions for When You Store Your Valuables

Climate controlled storage can be the answer for storing your valuables and those things that can't be replaced. They're wrapped, padded, and crated for safe-keeping inside a weather proof building.

At least that is how it is supposed to work.

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

~ Climate Controlled Storage

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RVing Tip

Visitor centers can be a good source of maps, coupons, tourist guides, and brochures. The folks working at them usually can give you directions and sometimes can tell you history about the area.

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New Article On

Mini Storage Facilities - Six Tips for Keeping Your Belongings Safe and in Good Shape

A mini storage unit seemed the ideal solution for storing less valuable items that we couldn't take with us. They're available in several sizes, easily accessible, and reasonably priced. But....

If you are going to put things into this type of storage, here are some precautions you can take to decrease your chances of damage and loss:

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

~ Mini Storage Facilities

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~ Workers On Wheels

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RV Life and Travel Tip

Weekly post cards can help alleviate the fear of those you leave behind. Even in this day of cell phones, email, Skype, and webcams, there's something special about getting a card in the mail.

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Featured Website Section

Cold Weather RVing

Take a break from the heat with some cold weather RVing. While you may not be able dial those outside thermostats down, you can at least take a virtual break. Read about some of our cold weather RVing experiences. These articles also include a lot of information on what we did to prepare for full-time RVing in icy conditions and what we did to prevent problems.

When I say "cold weather," I'm talking about temperatures that are 10, 20, and 30 degrees Fahrenheit below zero. We've spent winters living in RVs in both South Dakota and Alaska. The coldest temp that we measured was a minus 38 degrees.

Deciding to Winter in the North in a Recreational Vehicle (RV) We've decided to spend this winter in the northern states. We will mostly be in western South Dakota, with plans to make side trips to eastern South Dakota, Wyoming, North Dakota, and Minnesota. Five reasons why.

Cold Weather RVing: Winter RVing in Freezing Temperatures Cold weather RVing requires preparation. Much of it has to do with the RV or camping unit. However, the mind-set of the RVer is nearly as important. We find the joys of RVing and camping in freezing temperatures outweigh the problems.

Winterizing for Cold Weather RVing This is being written as a journal of sorts, describing what winterizing we are doing as the weather gets colder. We are preparing to spend the winter in the mid-west, living in our travel trailer.

RVing in Cold Climate - Preparing to Winter RV in Alaska Once again, 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 could manage RVing in South Dakota last winter that we will do fine here this winter.

~~ Find more articles on Winter RVing and Camping in the Cold, Northern States, visit the website.

~ Cold Weather RVing

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RVing Tip

Take time to enjoy little things about every area you visit on your RV travels.

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Positive RVing Attitudes

A dream is your creative vision for your life in the future. ~ Denis Waitley

Remember that nothing important was ever achieved without someone's taking a chance. ~ Unknown

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35555 Spur Hwy #281
Soldotna, AK 99669

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