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Mark My Words, Mark Nemeth – January 2015

Mark My Words, Mark Nemeth – January 2015

Hi, everyone! I hope your New Year is progressing well! I’ll be out in Quartzsite, AZ, working the Escapees RV Club booth in the “Big Tent” January 16-25. Drop by and say HI if you’re out there. Keep sending your RVing questions to mmw@escapees.com. ———————————————————– Good... [Read more]

Come and Stay Near the Everglades Seafood Festival

Come and Stay Near the Everglades Seafood Festival

It’s almost time for the Everglades Seafood Festival – a popular annual event steeped in tradition with great live music and the freshest Florida seafood! During the weekend of February 6-8, 2015, thousands of seafood lovers will flock to the small town of Everglades City to attend this three-day event. Among the craft booths and carnival rides, visitors will be entertained by the sights and sounds... [Read more]

Mark My Words, Mark Nemeth – December 2014

Mark My Words, Mark Nemeth – December 2014

Hi, all! This month’s column covers a number of different RV problems. I wish all of you the happiest of holidays, and I look forward to answering your questions throughout the New Year!  mmw@escapees.com —————————– Mark: We have a 2001 Sunnybrook 27FKS.  Being stored inside, it is in new like condition.  Last summer when arriving... [Read more]

Lifestyle Tech Tips – Squirrel Screen

Lifestyle Tech Tips – Squirrel Screen

A squirrel chewed a hole in the air-conditioner cover on the top of our RV and built a nest inside. After removing the cover and cleaning out the nest, I wrapped wire mesh on all the vent openings and fastened the mesh to the cover with wire-ties. No squirrels since then. Donald Vita, San Antonio, Texas

Birds of a Feather Flock Together at these RV Resorts

Birds of a Feather Flock Together at these RV Resorts

Experience a desert oasis for birds in the Texas Rio Grande Valley. Nestled along a 120-mile stretch of historic river road is a network of nine separate birding sites from Roma to South Padre Island that make up The World Birding Center. Habitats in this area range from coastal wetland and freshwater marshes to lush riverside thickets and dry shrub land, drawing almost 500 different species of birds... [Read more]

Lifestyle Tech Tips: Lean On Me

Lifestyle Tech Tips: Lean On Me

If a trailer’s tire goes flat while the unit is in storage, it can be a while before the unsuspecting owner discovers it. By that time, the weight of the trailer on the wheel may have already caused permanent damage. To help prevent this potentially disastrous situation, I simply place a wood block beneath the axles, close to each wheel, with no more than 1⁄2-inch clearance to the axles. When... [Read more]

Mark My Words, Mark Nemeth – November 2014

Mark My Words, Mark Nemeth – November 2014

  Hi, all: In this month’s column, we’ll cover some general questions on RVing and problem solving. I hope you are enjoying the final glorious fall RVing days before winter truly sets in! Please keep those questions coming! MMW@escapees.com Mark   I have an on board generator to run the electricity in my Winnebago Vista 21b so I can keep the refrigerator going with a small penalty of... [Read more]

Mouth of the South (Largemouth, that is!)

Mouth of the South (Largemouth, that is!)

Surrounded by saltwater and an abundance of freshwater inland lakes, the state of Florida is well known for its fantastic fishing, luring thousands of fishing fanatics to its many shores each year. Inland lakes are particularly popular because they have some of the best bass fishing in the world, with largemouth bass being the most popular freshwater game fish in Florida. Largemouth bass are not only... [Read more]

Tech Tip: Give me a Sign

Tech Tip: Give me a Sign

GIVE ME A SIGN After seeing the safety benefits of turn signals mounted under side-view mirrors, I decided to install a pair on my motorhome. I purchased two sealed amber LED lamps complete with pigtail wires. I removed the sideview mirror assemblies and drilled the necessary holes in the bottom of the arm, then mounted the lamps. I added crimp-on terminals to the pig tails and fished a set of wires... [Read more]

28th Annual American Sand Sculpting Championship At Fort Myers Beach

28th Annual American Sand Sculpting Championship At Fort Myers Beach

Who says you have to be a kid to play in the sand? The highly anticipated 28th Annual American Sand Sculpting Championship at Fort Myers Beach is almost upon us with participants and spectators alike preparing for a great time with an amazing display of sand art right on the beach! This event has gained international attention in recent years, attracting sculptors from the United States and abroad... [Read more]

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