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U of RV Journal #96 - April 18, 2011
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“God has two dwellings; one in heaven, and the other in a meek and thankful heart. ~ Izaak Walton
by Mark Polk
Hi Everybody,This is a short version of our newsletter this week. This weekend we experienced some devastating weather conditions in and around the area where we live. Tornadoes swept through six states and hit North Carolina especially hard on Saturday, with over 62 twisters touching down and leaving a path of destruction behind.
Within 15 miles in either direction of our home you can witness the irreparable life changing damage caused by these storms. It makes you feel completely helpless when you see the remains of somebody's home spread out over several acres or miles of where it once stood. People lost their possessions, homes, and in many cases their lives in the blink of an eye.
It makes you realize just how quickly your entire life can change. Now the clean-up effort begins.For lots of folks it will take weeks to months to pick up the pieces and try to get back to some resemblance of normalcy. Lots of people are without power, and will be for quite some time, including our other house in Fayetteville where my sister and niece now live. We were fortunate to have the RV, and be able to set it up for them to use until power can be restored.
Thank-you to everyone who called or e-mailed us. We apologize for the calls or e-mails that have not been returned at this time.
Events like this also make you think about experiencing bad weather when you are RVing. RV's and mobile homes are the last place you want to be during bad weather like hurricanes and tornadoes. I think it's important to have an emergency weather plan in mind at all times while using your RV. Having a plan will help you react quicker during an emergency situation. I am including an article[*2] I wrote some time ago to help you plan, or think about what you should do during bad weather while you are RVing.
We just released Episode #6 of Mark's RV Garage featured below.
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 #6 of Mark's RV Garage
On this episode:
* Mark finishes the 12 volt wiring, the roof decking and starts on the RV interior.
* See what product can add to enjoying the nightlife under your RV patio awning
* Get some tips on how to maximize your RV refrigerators efficiency.
* Get some answers on how to protect your RV awning
*Discover a great camping destination for the entire family in New York
*Watch an interview with the creator of a charity called "RV 4 the Cause" - The full interview can be seen HERE[*4]
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