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I’ve saved a moneysaving tip for last to see if you are still awake, alert, and alive! When you travel for extended periods, do you leave a motorized vehicle at home, unused for weeks or months at a time? Agents won’t always tell you, but auto insurance companies offer what some call “storage” plans. You contact them, tell them what day you wish to begin the storage, when you won’t require the vehicle, the reason (for instance “seasonal”), and voilà - you will save a bundle. If they want to know when you will return, just provide them an estimate, and tell them that you will call them on your return when you want to In an effort to lighten the mood, writer, John Fifer, took this activate the vehicle photo of his loving wife Connie, whom he hoped would see again. During “storage” the humor in it! the vehicle cannot be Photo Credit: John Fifer used by anyone for anything and is preferably, but not necessarily, kept in a garage. I always disconnect the batteries anyway as the vehicle’s computers can eat them up over time. The storage insurance will generally still cover comprehensive and a minimum liability. There are time and other restrictions that are not really bothersome, but you will want to talk with your insurance company about the entire process. It is actually quite commonplace and a snap once you’ve done it. I don’t have an “agent” per se; rather someone different each time I call. Still works perfectly! And the good thing is, the vehicle is still insured. Just don’t forget to call them to reactivate when you return home and want to use the vehicle again! Enjoy the heat of the summer! It will soon be time enough for winter and for far too many folks, time to winterize the old buggy. Or maybe, just maybe, you’re fortunate enough to continue the dream into the wintertime months! Maybe something a little different next month! Happy traveling and be safe!  

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Ranch & Reserve Magazine Vol 1 Issue 8  

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Catch the 'Top 5 Reasons a Guest Ranch is a HOT Destination' for your summer reading! Also includes features on Texas wines, The Green Door...

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