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RV Life and Travel Newsletter #492 ~ August 28, 2013
August 28, 2013

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RV Life and Travel E-zine #492 ~ August 28, 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?)

This issue, we're answering your RVing questions.

I've got some great pictures and stories to share about our summer RV travels around Alaska. I'm hoping to have at least some of them posted for the next newsletter.

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


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Three Quick Tips for RVing with Pets

1. Store dry pet food -- in its original package -- in covered plastic containers.
2. Always get a copy of your pet’s veterinarian records.
3. Carry a plastic bag in your pocket for picking up messes.

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Your RV Life and Travel Questions Answered

Slow Cookers in RVs

~~ Caron asks: I am contemplating taking my slow cooker (heavy as it is) with us on a six month snow-birding 5th wheel trip. Has anyone done this and used the cooker? If so, what should I be aware of or plan for regarding its usage? I'm thinking of putting a meal on at bedtime and with a power source it should be ready before departure the next day. Hence a cooked meal only requiring warm-up for lunch? Realistic or not?

~~ I answered in part: I can't imagine RVing without my Crock-Pot. I think you'll find the convenience of a slow cooker and those home cooked meals well worth the weight of the cooker.

While getting ready to head out in the morning, try wrapping the hot cooker with a thick towel and putting a folded up towel over the top. Then, put the entire thing in your sink.

~~ Read the rest of my answer -- and offer additional advice -- on our RV Life and Travel website.

~ RVing with a Slow Cooker

~~ More RVing questions with my replies -- and add your comments.

~ Questions and answers about RVing.

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Your RV Life and Travel Questions Answered

Telephone Landlines in Campgrounds

~~ Angel asks: I am curious if you know of any campgrounds that have a landline hook-up for the phone?

~~ I answered in part: Yes, some campgrounds and RV parks do have landline telephone hook-ups at the RV sites. Sometimes, it is a live line that the campground turns on when you get there. The service is available immediately upon checking into the park.

~~ Read the rest of my answer -- and offer additional advice -- on our RV Life and Travel website.

~ Telephones at Campgrounds

~~ More RVing questions with my replies -- and add your comments.

~ Questions and answers about RVing.

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Three Quick Tips for Full-time RVing

In an RV, it is easier to…

1. Sweep vinyl flooring than vacuum carpeting.
2. Wash a fabric shower curtain than to polish a folding shower door and clean the door tracks.
3. Use sleeping bags on the bed rather than make it with sheets and blankets.

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More of Your RV Life and Travel Questions that We've Answered

Clicking on the links will take you to the page on the website where these questions are discussed and answered.

~ When was the first recreational vehicle created?

~ Can we use the bathroom in the RV when it is in motion on the highway?

~ How do I plan for full time RV life budgeting and expenses beyond the obvious?

~ We have been informed that we will need to book all our sites in advance. Is this true?

~ What does a dry hookup mean?

~ Concerns about campgrounds wanting to be paid in advance.

~ Do you know where I could meet up with other solo RVers?

~ For RV hook-ups, what does "unmetered" mean?

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Positive RVing Attitudes

There are some things you learn best in calm, and some in storm. ~ Willa Cather

What we say is important for in most cases the mouth speaks what the heart is full of. ~ Jim Beggs

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