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RV Travel Newsletter Issue 941

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March 28, 2020
Non-Members (advertising supported) edition


Editor’s corner

With Chuck Woodbury

Iam frustrated by the flood of news and information coming my way since we met here last week, most of it about the pandemic — how to deal with it. It’s daunting sitting here now on Friday morning deciding how to best present everything without overwhelming you.

Like many readers, daily life for me is uncertain now. Gail and I do not want to risk returning to our home near Seattle which is only a few miles from the nursing home in Kirkland where more than 30 people have died. Yet, holing up in Arizona where we are now, we fear we could be evicted from our private RV park by government orders, as has happened elsewhere. We have a Plan B and a Plan C ready, just in case.

I am now dealing with COVID-19 in a very personal way, and am committed to help fight it every way I can. The virus took the life of a former neighbor of mine last week, and at this very moment one of my best buddies is in the hospital fighting for his life. The pandemic has become very real to me. Read more.

Toby O’Rourke

“WE’RE IN THIS TOGETHER” MESSAGE
Perhaps the most visible RV business in North America is KOA, Kampgrounds of America. I asked Toby O’Rourke, President and CEO of the company, to address the readers of this newsletter to explain what KOA is doing to adapt to these difficult times. So here she is with a short message she recorded from her home Friday morning in Billings, Montana. We plan to bring you more messages like this from industry leaders. This message, and those to follow, are not sponsored or paid for in any way. We provide them to you as a public service. Thanks to Toby for taking the time to record this just for us.

 

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Please take a few minutes to read the essay below by our Mike Sokol. It has a lot of good information and advice for you during this time of crisis.

Guest Essay

During this crisis, ask what you can do for your neighbor

By Mike Sokol

These are the times that try men’s (and women’s) souls.

I used that quote last week, and it’s even more true by an order of magnitude this week. Just a few months ago we had little idea of what was in store for us all (the human race). But now we’ve looked into its eye, and it ain’t pretty. COVID-19 has become front and center of everything we do, changing our social lives, our work lives, even our shopping lives. But I won’t go into all the things to panic about. Instead I’m going to tell you what I’m personally doing to help with the situation and suggest you find your own positive ways to help.

“Don’t sit there and whine that you have nothing to do. Open a bottle of wine and figure out some way to help.” —Mike Sokol

Yep, my brain has been in overdrive the last few weeks finding ways I can help. So I’m going to outline a few of the things I’m currently working on, as well as suggesting some ideas you might consider to help yourself and others out. Continue reading.

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If you are a member of Facebook, be sure to join our group RV Coronavirus News. You will learn a lot.



Stories in tomorrow’s newsletter

Exhaustive coverage of the coronavirus pandemic and how it is affecting RVers, and how they are coping.
PLUS: Campground updates • Latest fuel prices • Upcoming RV shows • Latest RV recalls • Free and bargain camping locations • Reader survey • and much more …


We need your support now more than ever
RVtravel.com is working overtime to bring you the news about how the current pandemic is affecting the lives of RVers. In the meantime, more than half of our advertisers have stopped their campaigns due to necessity. We are able to continue because of our nearly 5,000 readers who have become voluntary subscribers. Please consider making a pledge today, no matter how modest. UPDATE FROM THE EDITOR: If you are being hit financially by the pandemic, please take care of yourself: don’t worry about us. But if you are doing okay, we could use your help.


Your essays wanted

Here is your assignment (should you choose to accept it): Write an essay no longer than 500 words on this subject: “How I have adapted to a life in self-isolation.” Tell us what you do with your time, how you keep active physically and/or mentally, how you communicate with friends and family and other ways you occupy your time. Have you taken up a new hobby? Started writing a novel? We can’t pay for these articles right now, but you could earn a place on our staff if you impress us with your creativity. Submit your article here. Please include a photo of yourself or of something that helps illustrates your essay. We’ll post many, if not most of these, in upcoming issues.


Read yesterday’s extensive news coverage of the coronavirus pandemic and how it’s affecting RVers.



Brain Teaser

What four-letter word can be written forward, backward or upside down, and can still be read from left to right?
(Answer in tomorrow’s Sunday News newsletter.)


Last week’s featured stories in RV Daily Tips

How to repair a tear in an RV awning.
Using RV locks safely – and wisely.
Dealing with dust storms on the RV road.
A macerator pump can resolve your sewage issues.
Buffing out your RV finish.


Can your pets get, or give you, COVID-19?

While public health officials don’t know the exact source of COVID-19, they’re working hard to try and figure it out. What they do know, though, is that the first infections were linked to a live animal market in Wuhan, China. So if a human got the virus from an animal, why haven’t other animals continued to spread the virus to more humans? … Can your furry or feathered pet companion give you coronavirus? Can they get the virus themselves? Find out here.

Full-timers – Where can you stay during this outbreak?

The COVID-19 situation has turned us all upside down. Did you have a road trip planned? Did your plans include an RV show or other related event? It’s a good guess that your event is postponed or cancelled altogether. With many of our readers in “stay home” order areas, you’re likely glad you have a home. Or do you? For RVtravel.com readers who are full-time RVers, home may be “where you park it” – but the question is, under the current conditions, just where can you park it? Read more.

What to read during the coronavirus outbreak (Pandemic edition)

Sure, many of us are still staying busy during these scary coronavirus times. Many of us are still working, or doing all those projects around the house or RV that we’ve been saying we’ll get to. But many of us are feeling pretty isolated and bored right now too, and that’s where reading comes into play. Here’s a list of books to freak you out during this pandemic, if you’re into that sort of thing.

Video: Update on recent cougar attack in Colorado RV park

As previously posted by Russ and Tiña De Maris, things got a bit exciting at the Riverview RV Park & Campground in Loveland, Colorado, on Wednesday, March 11, when a mountain lion attacked two people. Testing later revealed the 93-pound mountain lion was infected with rabies. Click here for more, including a very brief video of the attack.


Many drug store shelves are empty. Make sure you’re stocked up on Tylenol. Click here


Last year at this time, these were the most popular articles

Ah, camping! Your own outdoor movie theater!
RV Shrink: Couple disagree on full-timing with cats
“Soak” up the good vibes at this RV park


Reader Poll

How is the stock of inventory in your local grocery stores?

Please let us know. After you click your response, you’ll see how others have responded. Feel free to leave a comment. We’ll post the final results in next week’s newsletter. CLICK HERE.


Keep mice out of your RV
A best-seller! The positive reviews on this product from Earthkind make it the best bet for keeping your RV mouse-free. It’s the only plant-based rodent repellent registered for inside use by the EPA. It effectively repels rodents up to 90 days with a “woodsy” scent that’s pleasant to humans but offensive to rodents. It’s safe around kids and pets, too. 98% biodegradable. Learn more or order.


Readers tell us (What we learned about you last week)

We analyze what we learned about you and fellow RVers from our reader polls and your comments.

Would you like to own and operate an RV park if given the opportunity?
How stimulating is your life?
If you were thinking of buying a new RV soon, are you still thinking about it or would you postpone for a while?


Thoughts from a reader’s self-quarantine

By Steve Barnes: In this time of so much virus news and saturation, RVers can look on the bright side, for we have so much to be thankful for. Rushing home from Nevada to British Columbia, it was comforting to know we had our “fifth” home behind us. RVers, at least boondockers, are self-sufficient. Perhaps it is time for “full-service park RVers” to think about modifications that would make them self-sufficient. Read more.

WOOD you own this 1920s motorhome? You’d sleep like a LOG!

This Douglas fir log motorhome was built in 1920 near Seattle, Washington. It was built out of a single Douglas fir log on a 1920s 3-ton Dodge Brothers chassis. Check it out!

Coronavirus is not fair. Some thoughts

This was posted by the Washington State Department of Health. We believe it’s worth sharing. “If you have kids, maybe you’ve had a chance to develop your version of the ‘life’s not fair’ speech. Here’s the public health version of it: There’s nothing fair about disease. Families in our state do not have equal access to medical care, or jobs, or food, or housing. And this puts some of our families at higher risk of getting sick, or losing income or even their homes as a result of a serious illness.”  Read more.

Homeless in California: An RVing family’s struggle to shelter in place

RV Travel reader Kasey Yanna writes: “My husband and I decided to sell our home, buy an RV, and travel full-time. I had my fears. But I didn’t imagine something like the Coronavirus pandemic would cause a series of events that would leave us feeling abandoned and homeless three months later.” Read more.


Now is a good time to clean out your water heater!RV Travel Newsletter Issue 910
Have you ever seen the sediment that collects in your water heater? You probably don’t want to. Camco’s water tank rinser is an easy-to-use gadget that is a must-have for any RVer. The tank rinser will get out all the yucky sediment that’s been sitting at the bottom of your water heater and, most importantly, will extend the life of it too. Read the many positive reviews, and get one for yourself here.


At last! A toy-hauler with a “hidden garage” – but with hidden problems

Heartland RV is offering a new concept in toy haulers – and for some of us out here in RVer land, it’s a bit of a head-scratcher. With much fanfare, the Thor Industries stepchild company based in Elkhart, Indiana, is announcing its patent-pending Hidden Garage. This all-new concept makes its debut in the 2020 Cyclone 4214 toy hauler. But what’s the hidden problem? Find out here.

Action Needed: Keep RV parks open

RV parks across the country are closed/closing in response to state and local orders. Most states are allowing individual counties to dictate their own measures. We are hearing all kinds of mandates, some of which could force residents/guests to leave an RV park where they are currently sheltering. This puts fellow RVers in jeopardy. Read more and take action.

Make outdoor RV fabrics look like new

We’ve never seen your RV in person, but we know for a fact there are a few stains on its outdoor fabrics. It’s just part of the RV life. … From cotton duck to modern acrylic textiles, all outdoor fabrics collect stains and eventually begin looking old and tired. Here’s a biodegradable product that really cleans outdoor fabrics well. Learn more.

All bottled up! A hilarious story of an RVing newbie…

Steve Korsvall posted this hilarious story on our RV Advice Facebook page. We’re sure you’ll chuckle as much as we did. Here’s what he wrote: “We were jetting out the holding tanks of a 5th wheel of a guy that just got this RV six months earlier. He complained it was compacted. Well, in cleaning it, all of a sudden a 6 oz. bottle comes out with the cap still on it….” Read the rest of the story.



Popular articles from last week

MOST POPULAR: Photos: Cougar attacks two people in Colorado RV park.
Is Good Sam finished as an active RV club?
Video: Hilarious dog gives quarantine advice.
KOA closing some parks by order of governments.
Reader letter: RV park doesn’t understand the term “LP gas”.
RV Electricity – Just Ask Mike (J.A.M.): Do I need a generator grounding rod?
RV Travel’s guide to DIY projects and RV mods to do while you’re stuck inside.
Funny camping photos and memes of the week.
Campground Chatter with Janet Groene, March 21, 2020.
Pilot Flying J issues official statement on diesel discount debacle.


Resources

Our Facebook and RVillage GroupsRV Horror Stories • RV Advice • RV Electricity • RV Parks with Storm Shelters • RV Buying AdviceNorthwest RV CampingSouthwest RV CampingFree CampgroundsNEW Budget RV TravelNEWER RV VideosNEWEST RV Coronavirus News • plus Texas RV Camping and Florida RV camping. And please join our group on RVillage (like Facebook except just for RVers).

Where to complain about bad RVs, dealers, service, RV parks. This is an ever-expanding list of resources where you can report, share or discuss your problems with RV manufacturers or dealers.

The RV Show USA
Listen each Wednesday evening on Facebook or YouTube for the live taping of America’s only syndicated radio program about RVing.

The RV Death Spiral
Read the eight-part series of editorials by Greg Gerber that the RV industry never wanted written. Download the PDF.

RV Clubs
Check out our Directory of RV Clubs and Organizations.

What does financing an RV for 20 years REALLY mean?
In case you missed this article the first time around, here it is again. Important! Click here.

Stuck with a lemon RV? Contact Ron Burdge, America’s premier RV lemon law attorney.


Coronavirus must-haves on Amazon. Click here to see what’s available.


Ask the RV Shrink

Find an RV safe harbor and hunker down

Dear RV Shrink:
I found last week’s column very interesting. As new full-timers, we think we messed up. As the dominoes fall with this pandemic, we are constantly surprised how much it is impacting our lives. We have already been asked to leave two parks. We are now looking into your idea of federal land use. Can we be thrown out of these areas too? —Concerned in Central Arizona

Read the RV Shrink’s response.


Can’t find something at your local store? Amazon may have it.


Ask the RV Doctor

What can be done for a noisy RV slideout?

Dear Gary:
Our 2007 Winnebago has a living room/dinette booth slide that makes a loud groaning or growling noise when sliding. It has a little bit of a jiggle back and forth along the front edge as it comes in. It did not do that for a while when we bought it new. We have tried some cans of stuff recommended by a local RV shop here but it didn’t help. Last week we stopped by our dealer and we were told, “Well, some of them do that. It could cost a lot to have it fixed.” And they were wanting to sell us a newer model (diesel). …

Read the rest of the question and Gary’s response.


Canceled travel plans = an upset wife? Here’s the perfect gift…
If your travel plans have been canceled and the wife is upset, this earring and necklace combo is the perfect gift to cheer her up! (Or, ladies, you can just buy this adorable combo for yourself!) We think all the ladies of the RVtravel.com staff need this… Chuck? Learn more or order here (trust us, you’ll get major brownie points.).


Sign up for our RV Daily Tips Newsletter.
Coronavirus news for RVers in your inbox daily!

Every Monday through Friday you get a short, informational email from us delivered straight to your inbox. Inside each issue you’ll find: quick RV tips, popular articles, reader polls, RV thoughts, helpful resources, a website of the day, RV clubs and organizations, trivia, jokes and more! If you don’t like it, you can easily unsubscribe, but we doubt you’ll want to. Read Friday’s issue here and then sign up here.


RV Electricity

Don’t build this DIY dogbone: It could kill you!

Mike Sokol saw this home-brew dogbone adapter on another RV Travel Facebook page the other day, and immediately stepped in to warn everyone of the dangers. The poster said, “Made me a dual 110 to 220 30 Amp adapter for my RV. I can now in emergency connect to Two separate 110 Outlets (on different poles) and go to 220 volt.” The poster removed the post, and Mike moved it to his RV Electricity Facebook group to warn folks, where he received many questions about it. Here’s Mike’s explanation of why this is so dangerous. Important information for everyone.

This week’s J.A.M. (Just Ask Mike) Session

Do I need a generator grounding rod? A reader asks Mike if he has to ground his new generator to a ground electrode, as the manual says.

Sign up for Mike’s popular and informative RV Electricity group on Facebook.
And you don’t want to miss Mike’s webstreams on his YouTube channel.



RV Tire Safety

Tire “reserve load” calculations

From Roger Marble: I ran across a post on tire reserve load or reserve capacity that suggested the RV owner had been given incorrect information. Read the post and Roger’s reply.


Building an RV Park

Campground, Smampground. Everything is ON HOLD!

Besides Machelle (and most of us) being overwhelmed from so much negative coronavirus news and also suffering from social withdrawal, the loan from the bank for the RV park is on hold as well as the meeting with Planning and Zoning. In addition to all of that, there are some concerned neighbors complaining to P&Z that they didn’t have a chance to attend the prior neighborhood meeting. But there is some good news mixed in with all of these major, albeit temporary, setbacks. Read Machelle’s update here.


A thing that does all things!
RV Travel Newsletter Issue 875This large silicone pad can be used in your microwave under hot bowls to pick them up, or on top of a dish as a splatter guard, on your table as a hot plate, a drying rack, or even as a jar opener. When it gets messy just toss it in the sink for a wash, or even put it in the dishwasher. About $10 on Amazon makes it a great deal. Talk about a great multi-tasking gadget for your RV (or home) kitchen.


The RV Kitchen

Tortellini Salad

Pantry raid tortellini salad. This delicious one-pot meal can be made with no fresh ingredients, so it’s an ideal recipe to tuck away with your emergency supplies in the RV and at home. Stow the makings in your pantry now to pull out in a pinch or simply when you’re just too tired after a long day to cook from scratch. Plus, some great “emergency pantry” tips from Janet. Get the recipe.


The Digital RVer

Stuck at home or inside your RV? Use Zoom online meetings for get-togethers

With orders to stay at home during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, meetings are going virtual, and Zoom.us is quickly being adopted as the tool of choice for friends, families, businesses and organizations to hold online meetings. Whether you just want to get together with a few friends for happy hour, keep your Book Club going, or manage a community meeting when no one can come to the Community Center, Zoom might be your answer. (Note from editor: This is what RVtravel.com uses for online meetings.)


These socks don’t stink!RV Travel Newsletter Issue 888
If you don’t believe us when we say these compression socks really work, look at the overwhelmingly positive reviews and maybe you’ll change your mind. These socks provide instant relief to your arches and heels and work to increase blood and oxygen circulation, which helps reduce lactic acid buildup and aids muscle recovery in ankle and feet. Click here to learn more.


Facebook Groups of Interest

Funny RV WTF? (What The Fail?)
Vintage Camper Lovers
Motorhome Madness

PLUS OUR OWN GROUPS:
RV Horror Stories • RV Advice • RV Electricity • RV Parks with Storm Shelters • RV Buying AdviceNorthwest RV CampingSouthwest RV CampingFree CampgroundsBudget RV TravelRV Videos • RV Coronavirus News


Trivia

Enamel in teeth is the hardest substance in the human body and contains the highest percentage of minerals (at 96%), with water and organic material composing the rest. Source: Wikipedia

Bumper sticker of the week

I cook with wine. Sometimes I even put it in the food.

Have you seen a funny bumper sticker? Send it to diane(at)RVtravel.com

Joke of the Week

We are 11 days into self-isolation and it is really upsetting me to witness my wife standing at the living room window gazing aimlessly into space with tears running down her cheeks. It breaks my heart to see her like this. I have thought very hard about how I can cheer her up. I have even considered letting her in – but rules are rules. —Thanks to Tom Hart!

Worth Pondering

“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’” —Eleanor Roosevelt


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Tony F Stekar
1 year ago

KOA is way pricey compare too most I hope they don’t raise there site more it would be sad as I do see a lot of stuff going up ; the gouging is getting out of hand. A observation camera I was going too buy from amazon went up $90.00 . Gas that is !.95 at Costco is 50 cent cheaper then any of the other station in town.

Tony F Stekar
1 year ago

because of this virus I am not able to visit my wife who has had brain open up .I have too hope she is getting better care now that I am not there then she was when I was????

Shari
1 year ago

First of All – Thank you Chuck for everything that you do and keeping us RVers informed of so many things. I’m sorry to hear about your friends – sending prayers.
I am a traveling nurse on assignment in Seattle prior to and at this moment with this dangerous virus running wild. I would definitely advise to stay away from the Seattle area at this time. Even with the supposed state knockdown (with 14 pages of essential workers allowed to work – Really!!!), there are still a lot of people here not taking this virus seriously. While going to and from work – there are a lot of people out and about. A lot of college kids running around town, on the streets, in the parks, etc. Where I’m working, as of 3/27 – we have 3 staff member and 15 patients confirmed; and 3 patients have died just last week.
Unfortunately, until this virus hits closer to home for millions of people – then the virus will keep spreading and killing. I’ve shed more tears in the last 2 weeks than I have in 5 years – I’m not a crier. Be up front and close to the people and the virus, not enough PPE that we need & will be running out completely – within the month – My bigger fear is getting this virus myself & never making it back to home-base to see my daughter and grandsons. What if I get this virus, laid up in my RV and if I die there – how long will it be before someone finds my body???
But can’t live with the what ifs!!! I Get up everyday praying for a good day and for the strength to get through, to maintain my health so that I can continue to care for those who need me. My Pray for quick guidance in finding a cure. I my that now and when this is All over that we as healthcare givers can find peace and rest and sanctuary for us to regain and recoup our mental and physical well-being.
U.S.A. needs to follow China with having a 100% mandatory Nationwide Lock-down of everything except healthcare, law enforcement, EMT, fire depts.

Everyone Needs to Realize that this virus is REAL and Dangerous.

Everyone – Stay where you are, Stay Safe, and Avoid others.

Alvin
1 year ago

Some mention of TRUCKERs” here – YAAA! – lets hear it for the men and women working their tails off to get the next round of TP and hand sanitizer and everything else we need, to the shelves on time. Never have I thought more of how important these folks are in our daily lives.

Brent
1 year ago

I am frustrated by the flood of news and information coming my way this past week. Most of it about the pandemic — how to deal with it. It’s daunting sitting here now searching for answers. If only we could put things in perspective.

So far in 2020 nearly 30,000 people globally have lost their lives to COVID-19. This is truly a health tragedy beyond comprehension. Thankfully our elected officials stepped in with their well thought out actions. Surely their actions will make things better. Thus far in 2020 over 300,000 people globally have lost their lives to motor vehicle accidents. Another 300,000 deaths are projected in the second quarter of 2020, and another 300,000 in the third quarter of 2020, and another 300,000 in the fourth quarter of 2020, etc, etc,….Hopefully those same elected officials will step in and ban the use of motor vehicles. We must stop the carnage.

Snayte
1 year ago
Reply to  Brent

You’re right we should just do nothing about either one of these deadly issues.

Brent
1 year ago
Reply to  Snayte

I suggest we focus on the more deadly of the two issues.

Paul vincent
1 year ago

NOON! That’s the answer.

Richard Chabrajez
1 year ago

A very heartfelt video from KOA Pres. Toby O’Rourke, I hope when this is over she remembers it’s RVers that were keeping KOAs afloat, not “glamping” cabins. Might be it’s time to re-evaluate that business model.

jillie
1 year ago

Folks I am getting this from HSUSA and ASPCA. NO your furry friends cannot give you the wuhan unless you have a caged bat or snake and plan to eat it. Or not.

Dave
1 year ago

Thank you so much Toby! You provided great information!

Brent
1 year ago

Tom Hart’s joke is hilarious!!!

Connie VH
1 year ago

Chuck, you spoke above what I believe is the best way to deal with this new temporary Reality: Make the best of what you DO have, but have your Plan B AND Plan C in place and ready. Don’t RV’ers just live by that code already anyway? Of course. Everybody’s day changes. Just be ready with your “what-if” solutions if you think theyre coming into play.

As for shortages, our truckers are doing the best they can to restock our stores. I read the piece the other day by the trucker about what he was witnessing at his fuel stops … greed and hoarding of common products by people who don’t live on the road. Shame on them! RV’ers *can* stay put as much as possible, even boondocking when necessary….. trucks on the other hand HAVE TO get through and keep going…FOR US. Leave the open road and their required stop places for them to do their jobs….FOR US.

Stay safe, everyone. This will [hopefully, prayerfully!] be in our rearviews soon and we can continue our journeys and adventures.

And Chuck and Gail… I am so very sorry for the loss you’re feeling from so far away. At this point, we’ve been untouched by this, so I can only imagine.

Peace.

Jeff
1 year ago

Once our weather gets better here in Wisconsin I can rake leaves. Where we take our leaves to the compost site is shut down because if the virus.

Gary
1 year ago
Reply to  Jeff

Shred them and use them as mulch.

PennyPA
1 year ago
Reply to  Jeff

So compost them yourselves. Or are you a “city person”?

Jeff
1 year ago
Reply to  PennyPA

I live in the country. Our soil is too sandy too have a garden. I have a burning permit and can burn the leaves.

Snayte
1 year ago
Reply to  Jeff

Jeff I saw something yesterday or the day before that WI DNR has suspended all burning permits.

Jeff
1 year ago

I am still working at a lumber mill. 4 ten hour days. Half days on Friday. I was told yesterday March 27th no one wants oak or ash lumber. But companies want soft maple. I’m assuming if we were not cutting soft maple I would be laid off. Here in Wisconsin our weather is cool, and it is raining on weekends. I would like too be home with my wife because she is off from a school district. Some days my wife brings home our 2 grandsons.
Sorry to hear about your friends chuck. I know this virus is bad and i’m afraid after this virus is done a lot of people will not have jobs to go back to and a lot of stores will be out of business. In Wisconsin walgreen, Walmart, menards along with some companies got in trouble for price gouging.

Michael Pike
1 year ago
Reply to  Jeff

Bouse RV park will be open into May they said.

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