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Over the edge – Safety chains saved the day!

By |2021-04-15T04:51:10-05:00April 15th, 2021|Boating Activities|

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safety chains chopper view By Russ and Tiña De Maris We’ve repeatedly harped on the importance of having, inspecting, and safely using trailer safety chains. If something were to uncouple your tow vehicle from your trailer, safety chains can prevent the trailer from going its own way with disastrous results. But a couple in Idaho inadvertently learned that safety chains can act in reverse. For them, safety chains saved the day, keeping them from almost certain death. Anything but an ordinary trip Last Monday, Nicki […]

SWE Community Spotlight: Late Career & Retiree Affinity Group

By |2021-03-26T19:50:43-05:00March 26th, 2021|Boating Activities|

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Each month throughout the year, we’ll be spotlighting a different SWE Affinity Group (AG). The SWE Affinity Groups’ (AGs) mission is to bring together communities that share similar interests and backgrounds that support the diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) strategic goals of SWE. SWE Affinity Group goals: Develop a sense of community in the Affinity Groups fostering an inclusive environment where people discuss experiences in their engineering career, online and offline. Provide professional development opportunities enabling and sponsoring leadership experiences, networking and mentorship. Empower members […]

‘I saw my life going up in flames’: Abbotsford fire displaces over 100 people

By |2021-02-14T19:06:39-06:00February 14th, 2021|Boating Activities|

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RAW VIDEO: Firefighters say more than 100 people were displaced by the fire, which broke out near Delair Street and Sumas Way around 1 a.m. Firefighters say more than 100 people have been displaced after a massive fire tore through an Abbotsford apartment complex overnight. The fire broke out in the building near Delair Street and Sumas Way around 1 a.m. There were no reports of injuries, but a number of residents lost everything. “I saw my life going up in flames,” said James Brackett, who fled to safety […]

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Why Mila Kunis Doesn’t Wear Her Engagement Ring From Ashton Kutcher

By |2021-02-14T10:06:48-06:00February 14th, 2021|Boating Activities|

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Some celebrities sport their engagement rings all the time but not Mila Kunis . The Black Swan actor received a diamond sparkler from Ashton Kutcher but it’s rare she steps out with it on. Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher are married and have 2 kids Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis | Jesse Grant/Getty Images The celebrity couple walked down the aisle in an ultra-private ceremony in July 2015. After tying the knot they embarked on a honeymoon Kunis once compared to the popular National Lampoon’s Vacation movies. “Our honeymoon […]

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Galentine’s special: The Walking Dead’s Maggie and Sasha friendship

By |2021-02-13T16:06:50-06:00February 13th, 2021|Boating Activities|

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Lauren Cohan as Maggie Greene, Sonequa Martin-Green as Sasha Williams – The Walking Dead _ Season 7, Episode 16 – Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC In celebration of Galentine’s Day (Thank you, Parks & Recreation !), we are celebrating the best of female friendship in the world of The Walking Dead. The Walking Dead covers many relationship types extensively, from siblings to romantic relationships, to bromances, to the entire back-bone of the show – found family. One that it perhaps hasn’t dealt with as often is girlfriends. However, over the […]

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What You Must Know Before Buying an RV

By |2021-02-12T19:07:54-06:00February 12th, 2021|Boating Activities|

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Buying a new or used RV is an exciting process, but it can also be easy to feel overwhelmed by all the details that separate good RVs from questionable ones. From checking the drivetrain to inspecting the roof, there are many considerations when buying a new or used RV, whether it’s from a dealer or at an RV show . Here’s what you must know before buying. General RV Specs Learn about the general items like the make and model, year, mileage, length, and width. However, there are several […]

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Stop throwing money away on throwaway LP gas canisters

By |2021-02-11T01:06:19-06:00February 11th, 2021|Boating Activities|

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Stop buying those expensive LP gas canisters to fire up your gas barbecue. Not only is it a spendy proposition, it’s a major hassle running out halfway through cooking the Easter ham. Here’s an adaption that will save you time and money. The heart and soul of the matter is an adapter that allows you to tie onto a standard LP cylinder, then route the LP to your barbecue regulator/gas control via a hose. There are two approaches: The inexpensive approach ties directly to a freestanding LP gas canister. […]

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Step-by-Step Guide for Handing Your RV to Renters

By |2021-02-09T13:06:33-06:00February 9th, 2021|Boating Activities|

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The day has finally arrived for your first, or hundredth, reservation. Your excitement level is high as your mind rushes through a course of thoughts ensuring that your unit is ready for the road. You review the mental checklist in your head to go over with the renter, yet when the time comes and the renter is driving away, you realize you’ve forgotten key information the renter should have known before releasing your unit. You mentally kick yourself for forgetting it and wished you had an actual list to […]

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How to Not Die Alone, With Dating Coach Logan Ury

By |2021-02-08T13:06:28-06:00February 8th, 2021|Boating Activities|

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Photo: Micaela Heck/Angelica Alzona Dating is awful. Finding someone you actually like in the age of dating apps—and in a pandemic no less—can at times feels impossible. But don’t give up yet, as this week’s guest has some strategies that just might make dating a little less frustrating. This week we’re speaking with dating coach Logan Ury, Director of Relationship Science at Hinge and author of the new book, How to Not Die Alone: The Surprising Science That Will Help You Find Love . Listen to hear Logan give […]

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Biden Sets Up Review of Trump’s Deportations of Military Veterans and Their Families

By |2021-02-08T10:06:39-06:00February 8th, 2021|Boating Activities|

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CHANGE OF THE GUARD Reuters/Tom Brenner President Joe Biden’s mammoth task of undoing Donald Trump’s hardline immigration policies will continue with a review of deportations of veterans and military family members that happened over the past four years, according to McClatchy. White House assistant press secretary Vedant Patel said in a statement to the news agency: “The administration’s immigration enforcement will focus on those who are national-security and public-safety threats, not military families, service members or veterans… The federal government in conjunction with the Department of Homeland Security will […]

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Bitcoin Prize Goes Crazy After Elon Musk’s Tesla Buys Up $1.5 Billion Worth

By |2021-02-08T10:06:36-06:00February 8th, 2021|Boating Activities|

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Reuters/Steve Nesius Spring break is a time for a little rest and relaxation after dreary winter. This year, scratch that travel itch and make up for last year’s scuttled spring break with an outdoor vacation free of airports and motels. RVshare offers a wide array of towable and drivable RVs available to rent across the nation. To make finding your dream RV easier, you can search by features like pet-friendly , air-conditioning , TVs , and delivery options . For added peace of mind, RVshare also offers worry-free payment […]

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Avoid the Crowds, Planes, and Hotels This Spring Break With an RV Rental

By |2021-02-08T07:06:32-06:00February 8th, 2021|Boating Activities|

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RVShare Spring break is a time for a little rest and relaxation after dreary winter. This year, scratch that travel itch and make up for last year’s scuttled spring break with an outdoor vacation free of airports and motels. RVshare offers a wide array of towable and drivable RVs available to rent across the nation. To make finding your dream RV easier, you can search by features like pet-friendly , air-conditioning , TVs , and delivery options . For added peace of mind, RVshare also offers worry-free payment and […]

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RVelectricity – Just Ask Mike (J.A.M.): How to keep warm in a cold RV

By |2021-02-08T01:08:57-06:00February 8th, 2021|Boating Activities|

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Welcome to my J.A.M. (Just Ask Mike) Session , a weekly column where I answer your basic electrical questions. If you’re a newbie who’s never plugged in a shore power cord (or ask – what’s a shore power cord?), or wonder why your daughter’s hair dryer keeps tripping the circuit breaker, this column is for you. Send your questions to Mike Sokol at mike (at) noshockzone.org with the subject line – JAM. How to keep snug as a bug in a rug … in your RV Dear Readers, I’ve […]

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Florida Couple Rescued by Hampton’s Body Shop Employee While Trapped in Motorhome in Icy Winter Conditions on Mountain in Todd

By |2021-02-06T01:06:56-06:00February 6th, 2021|Boating Activities|

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Icy road conditions that the Mays experienced on Feb. 2. Photo courtesy of Wayne May. Wayne May and Shirleyann May’s first vacation as a married couple did not go as expected when they got stuck on an ice-covered gravel mountain road in their motorhome in the middle of the night during 16-degree weather and 50 mph wind gusts in Todd on Feb. 2. However, they both said their lives were saved by Jason Miller, an employee of Hampton’s Body Shop, Inc. in Boone. Wayne and Shirleyann are from Middleburg, […]

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RVelectricity – Review of Mike’s popular Lithium battery chargers webcast

By |2021-02-06T01:06:39-06:00February 6th, 2021|Boating Activities|

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Dear Readers, My “Ask an Expert” live webcast on Lithium battery chargers with Dennis Wieske from Progressive Dynamics last Tuesday evening on YouTube was a huge success. It started on YouTube Live at 8 p.m. Eastern, and by the time we ended shortly after 9 p.m., some 528 of you had watched it. As of the next day it had more than 1,200 views, which is pretty cool for a geeky topic like Lithium battery chargers. And a big thanks to the dozens of you who sent in live […]

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Report: Main Street ‘beyond rehabilitation’

By |2021-02-04T13:06:47-06:00February 4th, 2021|Boating Activities|

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‘The surface infrastructure on Main Street downtown is at the end of its life and is beyond rehabilitation and requires complete reconstruction’ North Bay’s downtown is in for a major facelift. Jeff Turl/BayToday. A City of North Bay staff report is recommending the award of a $340,000 contract to R.V. Anderson Associates Limited for the design of the Downtown Main Street Reconstruction by North Bay City Council. R.V. Anderson scored highest of the five proposals evaluated by the Purchasing Manager, the Special Project Development Planner, the Manager, Planning & […]

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RV Daily Tips. Thursday, February 4, 2021

By |2021-02-04T04:07:04-06:00February 4th, 2021|Boating Activities|

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Issue 1529 Welcome to another edition of RV Travel’s Daily Tips newsletter. Here you’ll find helpful RV-related and living tips from the pros, travel advice, a handy website of the day, tips on our favorite RVing-related products and, of course, a good laugh. Thanks for joining us. We appreciate you. Please tell your friends about us . Today’s thought “Surely as cometh the Winter, I know there are Spring violets under the snow.” — R. H. Newell Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is National Homemade Soup Day! Mmmm… […]

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Meet the Roamer Who Spent 2 Years Criss-Crossing America in an RV

By |2021-02-03T10:06:21-06:00February 3rd, 2021|Boating Activities|

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And fell in love with America’s national parks along the way. Photo courtesy of Matt Kirouac, Design by Grace Han for Thrillist A recent transplant to Oklahoma City after two-plus years of RV living and 13 years in Chicago, Matt Kirouac is a travel writer with a particular passion for national parks. He’s the co-founder and co-host of Hello Ranger, a national parks community blog , podcast , and app . Together with his husband and travel partner, Brad, Matt has visited upwards of 30 national parks, and countless […]

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RV Daily Tips. Wednesday, February 3, 2021

By |2021-02-03T04:06:22-06:00February 3rd, 2021|Boating Activities|

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Issue 1528 Welcome to another edition of RV Travel’s Daily Tips newsletter. Here you’ll find helpful RV-related and living tips from the pros, travel advice, a handy website of the day, tips on our favorite RVing-related products and, of course, a good laugh. Thanks for joining us. We appreciate you. Please tell your friends about us . Today’s thought “What is now proved was once only imagined.” ― William Blake Need an excuse to celebrate? Today is National Carrot Cake Day! On this day in history: 1690 – The […]

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Hooking up a refilled LP cylinder? Check this out!

By |2021-02-03T01:09:04-06:00February 3rd, 2021|Boating Activities|

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By Russ and Tiña De Maris If you own an RV and it’s not a motorhome, chances are close to 100 percent that you have portable LP containers that you remove to have filled. Those nifty little containers – properly called cylinders – are great. You don’t have to move the RV out of camp when you run out of LP, just haul them into town for a fill-up. But the hang-up can sometimes come when you go hook those cylinders back up to your rig – sometimes the […]

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