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CHANGIN' GEARS RV NEWSLETTER
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Issue 10, 6/9/2006

Changin' Gears - Trading City Lights for the RV Lifestyle
http://ChanginGears.com

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IN THIS ISSUE
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1) RV Insurance
2) Airstream BaseCamp Ultralight
3) Charlie's RV Travelogue
4) RV FAQ's & Tips


1) RV Insurance 
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In our first two years of living as fulltimers, we have 
thoroughly researched RV insurance options twice.  Based on this 
experience, we have compiled a set of questions and answers to 
cover unique aspects of RV insurance.  

Considering a medium duty truck to tow your large fifth wheel?  
There are some special conditions you need to be aware of.  

Read about RV insurance here:
http://tinyurl.com/fru6g


2) Airstream BaseCamp Ultralight 
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The unique design of the soon-to-be-release Airstream BaseCamp is 
sure to catch the eyes of gadget-loving guys and gals.  The most 
noticeable feature of this shiny ultralight is its wraparound 
window, reminiscent of a futuristic robot's helmet.  

The BaseCamp, designed by Nissan, is light enough to be towed by 
sedans and small SUV's.  Its interior space doubles when the 
Kelty tent compartments are unfolded.  It is scheduled to be 
available this fall for just under $20,000.  

Information is scarce, but here is one photo and specs (PDF):
http://tinyurl.com/ge22s


3) Charlie's RV Travelogue
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Entries in Charlie's RV Travelogue since the last newsletter:

Apr 19: Dogwoods and thunderstorms
Apr 12: From Little Rock to Burrell Park in Carmi, IL
Apr 1: The end of our fulltiming draws near
Read April entries:  http://tinyurl.com/n3hqj

Yes, I have fallen behind in updating my travelogue.  Maybe by 
the next newsletter I'll be caught up.  


4) RV FAQ's & Tips 
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A selection of RV Frequently Asked Questions & Tips from the 
Changin' Gears web site: 


Stay only one night in retailer parking lots

When spending the night in a retailer's parking lot (commonly 
known as boondocking), be sure to stay only one night.  

Generous retailers, such as Wal-Mart, welcome RVers to spend the 
night on their property at no cost.  At the same time, they do 
not want their parking lots to look like makeshift settlements.  
Be courteous--stay only one night and keep your belongings in the 
RV.  


Open all doors after travel

After traveling with the RV, make it a point to carefully open 
all cabinet, storage, and closet doors.  Open doors slowly and 
listen for falling objects.  

Doing this as part of the RV setup will save you aggravation 
later.  We found that when we skip this step, days or weeks later 
we may open a new door and shifted items will unexpectedly fall; 
this is much more irritating later than right after a move.  


Complete RV FAQ's & Tips:
http://tinyurl.com/7k864

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