RV Lifestyle eZine     

August 10, 2015

No. 326



Buying that First RV;
following the sun;
frugal RVing;
working on the road


RV Resorts on the Water
Boats to Go
Solar-powered Generator
Geography Trivia


RV Resorts On The Water


Now is the time to start the engine and head to an RV Resort on the beach or overlooking a body of water.  It could be the ocean, a lake, a large pond, or even a river. Something about the summertime and the sun glistening off the water, the call of the loon…it is so relaxing.

It sounds so simple, but there are very few resorts that actually have RV sites on the beach, riverfront, lakeside or even with a view of the water. Yes, there are many that have “beach,” “lake,” or “river” in their names but are actually far from the water.

Listed here are a few new ones I have not mentioned in early eZines. These resorts all have waterfront or water view sites. They have great amenities and expensive rates, but it is only for the weekend, or the week, right? We should live a little, tomorrow comes too soon!


True happiness comes from the joy of deeds well done, the zest of creating things new.



• Palms River Resort, Needles

• Pirate Cove Resort, Needles

• Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort & Marina, Newport Beach

• Pismo Sands RV Park, Oceano

• Campland on the Bay, San Diego.








• Carrabelle Beach RV Resort, Carrabelle Beach

• Beverly Beach Camptown RV Resort, Flagler Beach

• Red Coconut RV Park, Fort Myers Beach right on the beachfront










• Beach Resort at Turtle Rock, Gold Beach




• Otter Lake Camp-Resort, Stroudsburg




• Pine Mountain RV Park, Pigeon Forge




• Columbia Riverfront RV Park, Woodland

  Find out if the RV lifestyle is right for you. If you have questions, "The RV Lifestyle: A Dream Come True" is an ebook that contains the answers.

– Buying That Dream RV - Things to Consider
– Equipping an RV and Tips on Maintenance
– Managing Power, AC and DC
– Emergency Road Service
– Towing Your Auto
– Planning Trips - How To Get The Most For Your Money
– Boondocking (Primitive Parking)
– Earning an Income on the Road
– Staying In Touch with Family and Friends


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Sale ends September 1, 2015.

Boats to Go

Since we are going to the water, why not get out on the water too. Here are some boats that travel easily inside a compartment or the back of the toad.

What make this inflatable sailboat so unique, is that it is absolutely frameless, yet rigid enough for sailing. There are no aluminum frames to complicate assembly, no large and bulky hard parts. Simply unroll, inflate and insert sail mast. For details, click here.



If you want some oce
an action, here is the inflatable kayak for you, click here.





This is more my style, an 18’ inflatable motorboat with a canopy.  For more information, click here.

"Conquer the Road: RV Maintenance for Travelers" covers maintenance of all the basic systems: air conditioning, awning, generator, hot water heater, hydraulic levelers, inverter/converter, roof, sewer, tires, and much more. Driving and weight balance tips are included.

  Healthcare and the RV Lifestyle” is designed to present the important elements required for a safe and healthy interface with the healthcare industry:
 – Healthcare and Life Before 65
 – Fighting the Medical Syndrome
 – Dealing with the Healthcare Industry, Get Help Paying Costs
 – Staying Organized, Medical Records, Caregiver Credit
 – Medicare Part A, B, C, D, MSA, Therapy Management, Medigap
 – Retiree Insurance
 – Dental Implants - What to Expect
 – What Female Issues are covered
 – Glossary of Medical Terminology


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Solar Powered RV Sites

The first-of-its-kind PowerParasol will shade more than an acre of the Tucson/Lazydays KOA Holiday Campground in Arizona, including two architectural, 30-foot high structures that give visitors room to park RVs in 30 campsites.


The parasol’s patented design creates dappled light, allowing plants and the campground’s famous fruit trees to thrive and families to camp, gather and barbeque under the structures. The unit’s height and unique design preserve views of the mountains and desert landscape and creates an open, airy space.

For the rest of the story, click HERE.



See Margo’s blog, MovingOnWithMargo.com, for more tips, tools, and strategies to help you explore the RV lifestyle and get started. Her website, RVLifestyleExperts.com, has articles on all phases of the RV lifestyle. Start with "Road Map to RVing".


Solar-Powered Generator

Perfect for emergencies, camping or wherever you need power, this handy solar generator by Goal Zero is a plug-and-play, silent and fume-free device.


This generator is a gas-free source of portable power to keep lights, phones and laptops powered on through any situation.


Be prepared for anything with this useful tool. The Goal Zero is an AGM battery with 3 ways to charge it:


  • The Sun: The Goal Zero Yeti 150 can be charged by connecting a compatible solar panel.
  • Wall: The Goal Zero Yeti 150 can be charged by being plugged into a regular wall outlet.
  • Car: The Goal Zero Yeti 150 can also be charged by plugging into your car 12V adapter.


For details, click HERE.


Geography Trivia

1. If you took a small boat 50 miles west of Haiti, what tiny place would you find?
            a. Goat Island
            b. Key West
            c. Navassa
Hint: Few have heard of this “lost island.”

2. Name the world’s second largest lake.
            a. Superior
            b. Champlain
            c. Onega
Hint: This lake has a shoreline in the United States and a shoreline in Canada.

3. Name the river that runs from Otsego Lake to Chesapeake Bay in Maryland.
            a. Sabine
            b. Susquehanna
            c. Stikine
Hint: Otsego Lake is in Cooperstown, New York

4. Name the place that recorded the highest temperature to date—134 degrees F—in the United States.
            a. Seymour, Texas
            b. Volcano Springs, Calif.
            c. Death Valley, Calif.
Hint: This spot also boasts the lowest point in the Americas.

5. At 412 billion gallons, this reservoir is the largest man-made reservoir in the world that is devoted solely to water supply.
            a. Quabbin in Massachusetts
            b. Lake Mead in Nevada and Arizona
            c. Lake Shasta in California
HInt: The towns of Dana, Enfield, Greenwich, and Prescott were evacuated and submerged as part of the process to establish this reservoir.

6. Name the state that has the most national forests.
            a. Oregon
            b. Idaho
            c. California
Hint: Tahoe National Forest is one of 20 national forests in this state.

7. Name the five states that are part of the Ring of Fire.
            a. Alaska, Washington, Oregon, California, Arizona
            b. Oregon, Washington, California, Alaska, Hawaii
            c. Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida
Hint: The Ring of Fire is the linear zone of seismic and volcanic activity that coincides in general with the margins of the Pacific Plate.

1. Navassa. Columbus managed to find the American territory of Navassa in 1507, but today the 2-square-mile island remains virtually invisible to tourists and cruise ships that swarm the Caribbean.
2.Superior.  Lake Superior, the largest, highest, and deepest of the Great Lakes, is also the world’s largest freshwater lake.
3. Susquehanna.  In 1872, the normally quite shallow 444-mi long Susquehanna—swollen by the rains brought by Hurricane Agnes—flooded, causing one of the greatest flood disasters in U.S.
4. Death Valley, Calif
.  Death Valley’s high temperature of July 10, 1913, is bested only by the 136 degrees F recorded in El Azizia, Libya.
5. Quabbin in Massachusetts. Two huge earthen dams were built in the 1930s, using the Swift River and, seasonally, the Ware River, to create Quabbin reservoir, which is 39 square miles and has 181 miles of shoreline.
6. California. Our third largest state, California, boasts the most national forests.
7. Oregon, Washington, California, Alaska, Hawaii. The states of the western seaboard, including Alaska and Hawaii, are the North American players in the Ring of Fire.











Contact Margo @ TheMaxwellGroup.net


Blog: MovingOnWithMargo.com

Website: RVLifestyleExperts.ocm

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