1. A Note From Margo: Festivals & RV-Related Events
is the time of year to attend all those wonderful events that extend
into the Fall season. When you join the RV lifestyle, something is
always happening. Turn the key and attend the events that call to you.
August 7 - 9 "Guitars Under the Stars" Music Festival
Cheadle Lake Park, Lebanon, OR
August 9 - 16 FROG (Forest River Owners' Group)
International Rally, Elkhart County 4-H Fairgrounds, Goshen, IN
September 11 - 13 Carlisle Sports and Outdoor Show
Carlisle Fairgrounds Carlisle, Pennsylvania
September 16 - 20 America's Largest RV Show
Giant Center, Hershey, PA
September 25-27 Indianapolis Fall Boat & RV Show
Indiana State Fairgrounds, Indianapolis, IN
September 29 - Oct 3 FMCA Rocky Mountain Area Rally
San Juan County Fairground, Farmington, New Mexico
October 1 - 4 Arizona State Fall Rally
Palm Creek Golf & RV Resort
Casa Grande, Arizona
October 7 - 11 FMCA South Central Six-State Area Rally
Lone Star Expo Center, Conroe, Texas
October 7 - 11 Liberty Coach New Orleans Rally
French Quarter RV Resort, New Orleans, LA
»> For More Rallies and Events, click HERE.
Good Sam Rallies:
August 7 - 9 Vermont State Samboree
Tunbridge Fairgrounds, Tunbridge, Vermont
September 4 - 7 Illinois State Samboree
Marshall-Putnam County Fairgrounds, Henry, Illinois
September 9 - 13 New Mexico State Samboree
Enchanted Trails RV Resort, Albuquerque, New Mexico
October 1 - 4 Kentucky Fall State Samboree
Madison County Fairgrounds, Richmond, Kentucky
October 1 - 4 South Carolina State Fall Samboree
Ocean Lakes Family Campground, Myrtle Beach, SC
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– Buying That Dream RV - Things to Consider
– Equipping an RV and Tips on Maintenance
– Managing Power, AC and DC
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– Towing Your Auto
– Planning Trips - How To Get The Most For Your Money
– Boondocking (Primitive Parking)
– Earning an Income on the Road
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2. RV Lifestyle: Easy Potluck Dish for the Rally Get-together
3 pounds potatoes
2 cups mayonnaise
1 (1.25-ounce) package taco seasoning mix
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
1/2 cup sliced scallions (green onions)
1 (2.25-ounce) can sliced black olives, drained
1 cup coarsely crushed ranch-flavored tortilla chips
cooled potatoes into chunks and place in a large bowl. Add mayonnaise
mixture and remaining ingredients to potatoes and mix until thoroughly
combined. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
For more information, click HERE.
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is available at all major eBookstores. It covers all the basic systems:
air conditioning, awning, generator, hot water heater, hydraulic
levelers, inverter/converter, roof, sewer, tires, and much more. Driving
balance tips are included.
3. RVing Nugget: Traveling Light to the Rallies
innovative bottle may be the ultimate travel multitasker. The
one-liter, TritanTM, BPA-free plastic bottle is perfect for carrying
water, but its wide mouth also makes it an excellent water-tight
container for your valuables, and the volume scale printed on the side
makes it handy for mixing.
real twist is in the lid: sealed inside the cap are four super-bright
LEDs and one red LED (for night vision), along with a reflective lens
that turns your plastic bottle into a brilliant camp light.
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4. RV fun, resources and news
Rally Ho! The Travel Trivia Game For Rvers
This unique board game celebrates the RV
lifestyle. Players “travel to the rally.” The first person (or team)
Supposedly, the more you know about America,
travel, and the RV lifestyle, the faster you reach the rally site and
win the game. Just like real life, there are lots of unexpected delays
and hazards you encounter along the way.
For more information, click HERE.
RV Lifestyle Trivia
True or False
1. RV design and size have not changed much since recreational vehicles were first manufactured in 1910.
RV camping clubs can trace their start to the Tin Can Tourists of the
1920s and 30s. The original RVers camped on roadsides, used gas stoves
to heat food in tin cans, and bathed in cold water.
3. The Good Sam Club had its start 44 years ago in 1966.
4. With its one million-strong membership, the Good Sam Club is the most extensive RV community in the world.
Trailer Life Directory’s ‘RV Trouble-Shooting Tools’ checklist includes
all of the following, plus several other essential tools: hammer,
common sizes of screwdrivers, flashlight, jumper cables, electrical
circuit checker, extra fuses and light bulbs.
The preferred list of traditional ingredients for perfect s’mores
includes toasted/roasted marshmallows, crispy graham crackers and
homemade grape jelly.
A recent survey by Harris Interactive identified the primary factors
affecting RV purchase decisions. Potential RV buyers cited ‘family
togetherness’ and ‘cost savings’ as equally important considerations.
The Recreational Vehicle Industry Association’s (RVIA) February 2010
survey of RV manufacturers revealed a positive trend. The number of new
RVs shipped from manufacturers to dealers during the month of February
was 95% higher than the number of new units shipped in February, 2009.
9. The Recreational Vehicle/Motorhome Hall of Fame is located in Urbana, Illinois
10. June 7, 2010 is the official date of the RV industry’s ‘Centennial Celebration,’ commemorating 100 years of RV travel.
Lifestyles Ezine is published twice a month. Part I comes out on or
about the 10th of the month. Part II comes out around the 25th.
Publisher: Margo Armstrong
The Maxwell Group
222 Rainbow Dr.
Livingston, TX 77399-2022
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