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Tips To Help You Safely Back An RV

At some point, whether you rent an RV or decide to purchase your own, you will need to be able to back the vehicle up. If you are going to spend any time at an RV park, you will either need to pull in and then back out, or better yet, back your rig into the site. From parking, turning around, to getting out of unexpected situations along your travels, you are going to need to know how to safely back an RV. Use Your Mirrors When you back a recreational vehicle you are not going to have the convenience of a rearview mirror. Obviously you’re not going to be able to turn your head and look out the back window either. Sticking your neck out the side window, straining to see behind your RV, will soon prove to be an unrealistic alternative also. You must learn to back your RV using the side mirrors. The first thing you are going to realize, especially if you are not accustomed to using side-view mirrors, is that everything is reversed. The size of objects in the mirror will also be different, plus the depth perception will be distorted in a side mirror. If you are wise, you will plan ahead before you embark on your RV journey, taking some time to get accustomed to using these mirrors. Practice, Practice, Practice Practice...

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3 Tips To Prepare Your Motorcycle For The Winter

Although you might have enjoyed riding your motorcycle all summer long, it is important to realize that the colder weather is approaching very quickly. Since you probably will not be using your motorcycle as frequently — if at all — when it’s cold out, and since you probably do not want to allow your motorcycle to become negatively affected by the freezing temperatures, then it’s important to take a bit of time to prepare your motorcycle for the winter months. These are a few things that you should do to ensure that your motorcycle is in good shape. 1. Change the Oil You probably don’t want old, used oil to sit in your motorcycle’s oil tank all winter long. Plus, you’ll probably be ready to break out your bike as soon as the weather warms back up, so it’ll be good to know that it’s ready to go. If you don’t know how to change your own oil, take your motorcycle to a shop that specializes in motorcycle repair. 2. Prepare the Fuel Tank It’s best to fill up your motorcycle’s fuel tank before you put it up for the winter; then, you do not have to worry as much about condensation forming and potentially freezing. To keep your fuel tank in good condition and to ensure that the gas does not “turn” while your motorcycle is being stored,...

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Boat Lifts And Canopies: Why You Need Both

Depending on the type of boat that you purchased and the amenities that you purchased with it, you could have spent as much money on the boat as you did your vehicle, or maybe even your own home. So you probably want to protect your investment as much as possible. One of the best ways to protect your boat is with a boat lift. With a boat lift, however, you also need a boat lift canopy. Read on to learn more about both of these and why they are both necessary for protecting your investment. What Does a Boat Lift Do? Prevents Damage to the Boat – Many think that it sounds like a really great idea to store their boat in the water all throughout the summer. However, this actually increases the overall risk of staining, corrosion and other types of damage that could be caused from sitting in the water constantly. In addition, water level fluctuations could cause your boat to hit against the doc, which could cause some serious damage to the exterior of the boat. With a boat lift, you can raise your boat out of the water so that it stays dry.   Eases Maintenance and Cleaning Tasks – The bottom of most boats are either painted or has some type of protective coat on it. Even with this layer of protection, the bottom...

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Fun Outdoor Activities In Boone North Carolina

If you’re looking for a great town to visit on a road trip, then make sure to check out Boone, North Carolina. This town is named after Daniel Boone. It is high in the Blue Ridge Mountains, making it one of the most scenic towns on the East Coast. There are plenty of amazing outdoor activities to do in Boone that take advantage of the amazing scenery. Here are some of the fun outdoor activities you can enjoy in Boone Zip Lining Zip lining is a super exciting experience. When many people think of zip lining, they think of Costa Rica. However, you can enjoy the experience of zip lining over a canopy of trees right in North Carolina. Boone is a particularly good place to zip line because it is high country and has one of the most beautifully forested parks in the country. One particularly popular zip lining location is in Hanging Rock. This state park is located near Boone. It gets its name from the jaw dropping rock formations. You will never get a better view of a state park than when you are zip lining over the treetops. For more information, contact Sky Valley Zip Tours or a similar company. Go Caving If you’re interested in seeing what’s underground, then you’re in luck. Boone has one of the most well-kept, publicly accessible cave systems in...

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4 Easy Bike Maintenance Tips

Riding a bicycle is a great way to get around town and its good for the environment since you aren’t using anything that requires fuel. However, just like cars, bicycles need some basic maintenance to ensure that it continues to ride smoothly. Plus, keeping your bicycle well maintained makes it safer to ride, as well. Here are four easy maintenance tips to keep in mind. 1. Lubricate the Chain: The chain is what makes your bicycle move. Without the chain, you wouldn’t get anywhere no matter how hard you pedal. Over time, the chain can gather a great deal of dirt, which can cause it to get stuck while you are riding your bike. This can cause you to come to a sudden stop and make it difficult to pedal, especially when going up hills. This is why you need to be sure that you lubricate the chain to ensure that the dirt can be removed and it will operate smoothly. You should do this at least once a month or more if you ride your bike in dirty conditions.  2. Inspect the Brakes: The brake pads should be inspected at least once a month. If the pads are really worn down, it is going to prevent you from coming to a sudden stop should you need to. This can cause you to become seriously injured. If you notice...

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A Guide To Boating In Key West

Florida is always an exciting vacation spot, but it is even better in Key West. Why? Because there are so many things to do there. One of the best outings to take while visiting is to go out on the ocean. Not only can you go cruising through the waters and look at many of the sites, but there are plenty of opportunities to go fishing here. Picking out the right Key West boat for each activity isn’t too difficult–it just depends on the details of your adventure. Cruising and Site-Seeing The best boat for cruising around is a bay boat. This is a cross between a shallow water boat and a center console boat, which is better for going into deep waters. Since a bay boat can access different depths, it’s the best option for doing some casual site-seeing. It’s real specialty is cutting through calm, serene waters to take you where you need to go. Shallow Water Fishing One of the reasons that people enjoy snorkeling, scuba diving, and just swimming in the ocean in Key West is because the waters are especially clear and shallow. While this might seem like a detriment to the rookie fisherman, there are actually plenty of fish that you can fish for in shallow waters. The best boat to use in this situation is either a shallow boat or a bay...

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3 Ways To Prepare Your Muscles And Body To Excel In Taekwondo Class

In order to be prepared to excel in Taekwondo, it is necessary to prepare your body and mind adequately. Here are 3 ways in which you can prepare yourself for successful training sessions. Warming Up First, stretching and warming up are key before you start doing Taekwondo moves. As you kick, punch, twist, and do various moves, your muscles can tighten and tense up if you have not stretched properly. That is why you need to do exercises like push-ups, sit-ups, running in place, planks, and stretching. Warm up your body first with all of the cardio moves, and then move onto stretching once your muscles are warm.  It is especially important to do moves that will target your abs as well because, if you have a strong core, you will be better balanced during class. Balance and a strong core give the rest of your body more strength to complete each session, so do not skip this part of preparation. Also, make sure that you fully stretch your leg muscles and arm muscles after warming up so that you do not pull anything. Tense muscles are more likely to get hurt, give your muscles the time to stretch out for a couple of minutes on each stretch. Meditation Second, meditation is important as well because you have to be prepared mentally. Breaking boards and using all of your...

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3 Tips For Renting A Motorcycle

Renting a motorcycle during a trip can be a great way to enjoy it to the fullest. Imagine going on a summer vacation that allows you to feel the breeze in your face, out on the open road. This is an excellent idea for a person who enjoys the great outdoors and is very possible by taking advantage of motorcycle rental companies. However, chances are good that you have never rented a motorcycle before, so you will need to acquire some quality information before moving forward with the process. If you’re kicking around the idea of renting a bike, follow these pieces of information and use them accordingly as you make your decision.  Tip #1: Mail Your Belongings From Point To Point  One of the drawbacks of traveling by motorcycle is that you don’t have a ton of trunk space or the opportunity to carry heavy duty luggage. A workaround for this is to plan out your trip in advance, so that you know which hotels you’ll be staying at on which particular dates. When you do this, you’ll be able to coordinate it so that you can mail items that are too heavy and then re-mail them to your next destination, throughout the entirety of your trip.  For instance, if you’re planning to ride a motorcycle to the grand canyon, you could have your hiking and camping gear...

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