Take a trip … and put it all behind you

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Every year millions of motorists by choice or necessity engage in a widely-practiced highway pastime: towing a trailer behind their car or pickup truck. I’m one of them. Growing up in Northern Wisconsin, I had hundreds of opportunities to tow trailers, boats, travel trailers and anything else you can think of, and over the years I’ve compiled a few tips and tricks to assist the occasional tower.


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Fire danger in the construction zone

Fires are a significant hazard on construction sites. According to the National Fire Protection Association, there were an annual average of 830 fires in residential buildings under construction from 2007 through 2011, excluding one- and two-family homes. These fires caused an average of $56 million in direct property damage per year. Over those same years, there were an estimated 400 fires annually in large residential buildings undergoing major renovation, causing an average of $17 million in direct property loss per year.


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Secure your boat, belongings before heading out

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The first boating trip of the season is exciting for a boat lover. The sun is shining, the sky is blue and every inch of the watercraft has been cleaned and detailed. To keep your voyage pleasant, pay attention to security details all year long. Many boaters don’t think twice about leaving valuable items in a docked watercraft in plain sight while they park their truck. Others leave their trucks in the parking lot with trailers attached but not secured with a lock. Some even leave the watercraft unattended to[…..]


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