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Keep An Eye on Your RV Tires

Having a tire blowout from under your RV while on the road is one of the worst things that can happen while traveling to or from your destination. Obviously, losing a tire while moving at freeway speed can lead to very serious consequences, so the best thing that you can do when it comes to this issue is to avoid it in the first place. By caring for your tires properly, you can steer clear of a blowout and keep your traveling party safe in the process.Rv live

The first thing you can do to lessen the likelihood of a tire blowout is to keep all of your tires in relatively good condition – which means replacing them as they get old. When the tread starts to wear thin on an old set of tires, consider replacing the entire set before your next trip. Even if you haven’t put all that many miles on the tires to this point, you still may want to replace them if they have been on the RV for several years. The condition of the rubber is going to degrade over time, especially if you live in a harsh climate, so it would be a mistake to push it too far.

Air Pressure Issues

The next thing you need to watch for before heading out on a trip is the inflation level of your tires. When your RV tires are underinflated before you hit the road, they will run the risk of getting too hot as you travel along, especially if you are driving on the freeway – and it is hot tires that are susceptible to blowouts. Before any long road trip, take a moment to check on the air pressure in your tires and adjust them as necessary. The appropriate level of pressure will vary on a number of factors including the tires themselves and the specific RV that you own, so educate yourself on the needs of your situation and respond accordingly.

Watch Your Weight

When packing up your RV to hit the open road, do your best to evenly distribute the weight inside the RV around the cabin. You should be focused on this for a number of reasons, including the fact that it can help you avoid a blowout (and it can help you recover more easily should a blowout occur). If you were to load up one side of the RV significantly heavier than the other side, you would be placing extra load on the tires on that side of the vehicle. Pay attention to heavy items as you pack and do your best to even things out nicely.Rv resorts rockport texas

A Simple Walk-Around

Sometimes, it is the simple steps you take toward travel safety that are the most important. That is true in this case, as a simple walk-around your RV before you hit the road can give you a chance to inspect each tire for damage before you set off. After camping in the woods for a week, for instance, you might not have noticed that one of your tires suffered some form of damage that will compromise it while out on the road. Take a few moments to have a close look at each tire before heading out and your odds of a blowout will be dramatically reduced.

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Termites – Termite Treatment – Control


Drywood termites will do serious damage to your home or business if left unchecked. Ignoring these pests can lead to expensive treatment and repairs. Take our advice which recommends every owner have their home or business inspected at least once per year. We do Free Inspections 6 days a week.pest control - termites

Drywood termite colonies consist of a King and Queen, soldiers, and workers who are responsible for feeding the colony. Just one colony can contain up to 2500 termites. Dry wood termites live in the wood and need very little moisture to survive. They are rarely seen unless you break open an infested piece of wood. The most visible evidence is their small sand-like droppings that are left wherever they are eating.

Every Fall dry wood termites swarm from their nests in search of a new area to colonize, swarming season lasts up to 3 months. Swarmers are reddish-brown with 4 wings and about half an inch long.

There are several different ways to eliminate dry wood termites; fumigation, spot-treating, foam injection, etc. We will advise you on the best way to treat your termite problem after we have thoroughly inspected your home or business. We only recommend necessary treatments. More often than not we can help you with your termite problem by spot-treating. We use Termidor which is the best product for eliminating termites and can last several years giving you protection long after we’ve completed the job. We do not use ‘Orange Oil’ to treat dry wood termites as it only lasts 4-5 days and does not eliminate all termites. Warranties: 2 years for fumigations. 1 and 2 years for spot-treatments.

Signs of termites:

Termite droppings in an attic 

Live termites in a window frame

Termite damage to the eaves

Drywood termite swarmers

Sub termite damage to a home’s foundation

Sub termite mud tubes creeping up the glass inside a store

Sub termite nest in a wall void found after removing drywall

Subterranean termite mud tubes under a kitchen cabinet

Subterranean termites are the most destructive termite you as a property owner will ever have to deal with. They do more damage than dry wood termites and in a shorter space of time. Reports show that a mature colony can eat up to 7lbs of wood a month! Colony size can range from 100,000 up to a few million! Subterranean termites live underground in the soil and travel into structures by constructing mud tubes. These mud tubes provide the termite its own little eco-system providing moisture, essential to their survival, and a means of getting from one food source to the other. They constantly move between the structure and the soil taking food (Your wood!) back to the colony to feed.termite treatment

 Every Spring subterranean termites swarm just like their dry wood cousins, in search of new areas to colonize. They look similar to dry wood swarmers except they are slightly smaller and black in color, they also have 4 wings of equal length and are about a quarter of an inch long. Sometimes they are confused with flying ants.

To treat subterranean termites we have to get to the soil that’s the only way to treat them. It can involve a few different methods; pressure-treating which is drilling small holes through the slab, one hole every foot all the holes all plugged and a cement patch is put over the top, and/or making a small trench in the soil areas around the property and filling it with the product then the trench is backfilled, and sometimes by foam injection into wall voids. The product we use is Termidor it will eliminate the colony and provide you many years of residual protection long after the job is completed. Warranties: 1-year warranty on all spot-treatments. 5 years warranty on whole house perimeter treatment.

This post was brought to you by Jenkins Pest Control and Lawn Services in San Antonio Texas

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Car Accident Attorneys – Personal Injury Law

Car Accident Attorneys – Personal Injury Law

Car accidents are inevitable. Even the safest and most cautious driver can be involved in a car wreck. Often these wrecks result in significant injuries and can have a catastrophic effect on the lives of the drivers, passengers, and their families. Car accidents may be caused by a number of different factors. Some are simply the result of mistakes, while others are the result of careless and thoughtless actions. Sometimes drugs and/or alcohol is involved. On other occasions, cell phones, speeding, and reckless driving may be the cause of the car wreck. Regardless, the impact can be devastating. Victims may be injured, cars damaged beyond repair, and work time lost. Making matters worse, your insurance company, who you pay a premium in hope that they will be there for you, may refuse to pay your medical bills or the full value of your car. If you have been involved in an automobile or truck accident, contact one of our experienced Auto Accident accident attorneys

What Should I Do If I Am Involved In A Car Wreck ?

CALL THE POLICE. Get the name, address, telephone number of: all drivers and passengers, witnesses, registered owners of the vehicle (if different from the driver). Also, obtain the other driver’s insurance company and insurance policy number. Make a note of the accident location, as well as, any injuries sustained by you or anyone else involved in the accident. Make sure you get the officer’s name and the accident report number. Note any statements made by the other driver or passengers. This is especially important if they admit if they were at fault or using drugs or alcohol. Report the accident to your insurance company as soon as possible. Finally seek medical attention for all of your injuries immediately. For more information, call one of our experienced Car Wreck Attorneys.

Where Are My Damages?

Texas allows victims to claim two types of damages, compensatory and punitive. Compensatory damages are calculated by adding together the victim’s medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, and property damage. Punitive damages are awarded in circumstance where a defendant’s reckless driving merits “punishment” or when a defect caused the accident. Your recovery of damages may be limited by the other driver’s insurance policy. For more information, call one of our skilled Auto Accident Lawyers.

How Do I Recover For The Damages the Other Driver Caused?

In rare cases, a lawsuit will not be necessary. However, a lawsuit is usually necessary for you to receive the full value of your damages. The lawsuit is filed in the county where the accident occurred or where the defendant resides. Once filed, you become the plaintiff and the other driver is called the defendant. Unlike most T.V. shows, it may take several months or even years for your lawsuit to go to trial. Along the way evidence is collected, depositions are taken, and you may attend mediation. For more information, contact one of our experienced Personal Injury Lawyers.

What Is A Deposition?

A deposition is a meeting of the parties where a lawyer for the plaintiff asks the defendant questions about how the accident occurred. The defendant’s lawyer also gets to ask the plaintiff questions about the accident and the damages claimed by the plaintiff. Additional depositions may be taken from the plaintiff’s treating physician or witnesses to the accident. auto accident attorneys

What Is Mediation?

Mediation is when the parties agree or the Judge orders the parties to meet with a neutral third party (usually a lawyer) who attempts to resolve the case. The mediator listens to both sides and then the parties negotiate with each other through the mediator. If the parties are unable to agree on damages, the case proceeds to trial. However, if the parties are able to agree, the case is settled. For more information, call one of our experienced car accident lawyers.

What If The Defendant Does Not Have Insurance?

Your insurance coverage may include what is called “uninsured/underinsured coverage.” This type of insurance covers you in the event that the defendant does not have insurance or has less insurance than is necessary to cover your damages. When a lawsuit is filed, your insurance company will be notified. In the event the defendant does not have sufficient insurance, your insurance company will retain a third attorney who will defend their interest under the uninsured motorist policy. The insurance policy will only pay damages in an amount that does not exceed the limits of your policy.

What If My Car Is Totaled ?

Your insurance company will only pay what the car is worth. They will not pay what you owe. In many cases, you will be paid less than what you owe on the car. This is because the insurance company can deduct from the value of the car such things as previous accidents and normal wear and tear. For more information, call one of our professional car wreck lawyers.

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