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RV Life and Travel Newsletter #490 ~ May 22, 2013
May 22, 2013

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RV Life and Travel E-zine #490 ~ May 22, 2013

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?)

Happy Memorial Day weekend! Whatever your holiday weekend plans, please be safe. And, please, remember the reason we celebrate this weekend: to remember the men and women who died while serving in our US Armed Forces.

This week's newsletter is a handful of RVing tips and news bits. More articles on our travels and Bob's articles (they are proving to be among your favorites!) in future issues.

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


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Free Fishing In Kansas - No Fishing License Required

Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) is offering a free fishing weekend throughout the state to residents and visitors. Details about this on our website, along with KS fishing changes for 2013.

No KS Fishing License Required

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RV Life and Travel News Bit

The Good Sam Club is discontinuing its Good Sam Highways Magazine. Camping World and Good Sam Enterprises Chairman and CEO Marcus Lemonis says that beginning in February, the Good Sam Club news will be delivered via an insert into Trailer Life and MotorHome, magazines.

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Working While RVing

We need to earn a living, even while we are RVing. Part of our income comes from my being an Independent Consultant (ID #362289) within the Summit Group. I'd love to help you build a successful business, too. We sell wonderful extracts and seasonings, natural skin care, natural cleaning products, and old-time remedies. It's fun and easy to set up at craft shows, farmers markets, fairs, and special events. To find out more, click here.

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RV Life and Travel Tip -- How Level is Level?

You've probably heard that your RV refrigerator needs to be level to operate properly. Well, it does -- sort of. I've had a number of professional RV technicians tell me that it doesn't need to be spot-on level. What they do say is that the RV is comfortably level, meaning if you are comfortable in the RV, then it is probably level enough. Another common test techs say to use is checking the refrigerator door, and if you open it part way and stays there -- if it does not swing open or closed -- then that is level enough. Another test I've heard is to use a bubble level in the freezer compartment and that the bubble should be at least half way in the center circle. So, while your fridge should be reasonably level, the RV tech experts are saying you don't need to waste a lot of time getting it exact.

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Full-time RVing Tip - Vacuum Pack a Jacket

I think it's important to keep a warm jacket in the RV at all times. Even when full-timing with the intent of following the sun and always staying where it is warm, you just never know when plans will change. Or, when there will be unexpected weather. So that a bulky coat doesn't take up an entire closet, vacuum pack it. Although there are special appliances to do the job, they aren't necessary. Fold the jacket as small as you can. Roll it tightly to roll out the air. Stuff it into a zippered plastic bag. Then, sit on the open bag to squish more of the air out before zipping it shut. Even my large, bulky winter coat takes up very little space when done this way.

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Full-time RVers Tip - State Park Info on Facebook

Many state parks and state recreation areas now have Facebook pages, as well as regular websites. Use them to find event information, campsite availability, fishing reports, weather reports, and photos.

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Positive RVing Attitudes

Regret is an appalling waste of energy, you can't build on it; it's only good for wallowing in. ~ Katherine Mansfield

Planning is bringing the future into the present so you can do something about it now. ~ Alan Lakein

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