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RV Life and Travel Newsletter #493 ~ October 30, 2013
October 30, 2013

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RV Life and Travel E-zine #493 ~ October 29, 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?)

We're in Alaska. It looks like we will be here at least through the end of the year. I'm still having work done on my jaw. Bob has jury duty in December.

If you haven't already winterized your RV, it is time to get it done, pronto. But, what, really does that mean? We find there are four ways to winterize an RV. One is to prepare it for winter storage. Another is to take steps that make the RV not only usable, but cozy and comfortable, as a full-time home in cold climates. The third is to prepare it for cold weather camping, where you don't live in the RV, but use it for camping and day trips. And, finally, the fourth way, which some say is the only reasonable thing to do -- head south to a warmer part of the country.

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


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Winterizing Your RV for Storage

If you'll be putting your RV into storage for the winter, you'll want to make sure you winterize it properly. We have an article on the website with info regarding the best places to store your RV, how to deal with fluids and power sources, and tips for keeping out pests.

Winterizing Your RV

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Support Your RVing Lifestyle as an Independent Watkins Consultant

We need to earn a living, even while we are RVing. Part of our income comes from my being an Independent Watkins Consultant (ID #362289) within the Summit Group. We sell wonderful extracts and seasonings, natural skin care, natural cleaning products, and old-time remedies. If you are interested in building a successful business that you can take on the road, I'd love to help you. Learn more it and see the product catalog.

The Summit Group Business Website

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RV Life and Travel Tip

Mount a wall pocket (the kind used in offices) near the door of your RV. Keep three file folders in it. Use one for receipts and another for outgoing mail. Label the third one "Local File" and use it for maps, campground handouts, tourist brochures, community coupon books, and other information for the area. Update the Local File when you move to a new location.

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Workers On Wheels E-zine

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Winterizing Your RV -- For RVing in Cold Weather

By "cold weather" RVing, I'm talking about below zero temperatures. We've lived in RVs during the winter in both South Dakota and Alaska. We were warm and comfortable -- and the winters were beautiful. When you live in an RV where it is 20 or 30 degrees below zero, you're best to prepare before that cold hits.

We have quite a bit of info about cold weather RVing on the website. One article, I wrote as a diary of sorts, noting what Bob was doing to prepare for the approaching winter in the Black Hills. Other articles explain what we did to stay comfortable through Alaska winters. And, some of the pages answer specific questions others have asked us.

Deciding To Winter In The North In an RV -- Why?

Preparing For a South Dakota Winter

Reflecting On Wintering In Alaska

Preparing For Our First Alaskan Winter

Answering readers questions about cold weather RVing…

Keeping the Plumbing From Freezing

Will I Be Loony By Spring? -- Avoiding Cabin Feever

Traveling With the Furnace On

A Few Days of Cold Weather RVing

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RV Life and Travel Tip

Here's an easy way to make a place for your shoes, so they are out of the way, yet readily accessible: Mount a towel bar near the floor on the back side of the dinette seat, along the bottom of the bed, or wherever you have room. Slip your shoes in toe first. We used a wooden one, so it matches and blends in. The one we used is long enough to hold several pairs. The back of one of our dinette seats is near the trailer door, so it is super convenient to slip shoes in the rack when we come in and easy to grab them as we are headed out.

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Positive RVing Attitudes

If we don't change, we don't grow. If we don't grow, we are not really living. ~ Gail Sheehy

The walls we build around us to keep out the sadness also keep out the joy. ~ Jim Rohn

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