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U of RV Journal #94 - April 4, 2011
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“Some people will never learn anything, for this reason, because they understand everything too soon.
by Mark Polk
I can't believe it's already April. Where does time go? The good news is prime camping season is quickly approaching. With gas prices where they are right now we are planning to take more short trips close to home. If you do a little research you may be surprised[*2] to discover all the neat places there are to visit close to where you live. It will be a fun spring and summer for camping, and we'll save a little money too.
I am hoping to take the old Yellowstone travel trailer camping, but don't know for sure when it will be completed.The restoration project is moving right along, and is keeping us very busy. Don't miss Episode #5 of Mark's RV Garage when we complete framing the trailer and start on the rough wiring.
A few of our features for the newsletter aren't available this week due to Mark's RV Garage Episode #5 being released today.
Until next week, plan your trip, travel safe and enjoy your RV experiences. Remember, getting there is half the fun!
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Episode #5 of Mark's RV Garage
On this episode:
* Mark & Tyler finish framing the vintage travel trailer and start the rough in wiring.
* Learn how to protect your RV from power surges and improper campground wiring
* Get some great tips for extending the life of your RV holding tanks and controlling odors
* Get some answers on how to protect your RV awning
* See what camping tip won the author a free copy of Microsoft Streets & Trips All of this and more.....Watch HERE[*3]
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