Five Things You Need to Know Today: November 11

Since I like things to come in fives (and tens), here are five things YOU need to know TODAY!

1. Honoring All Who Served

Many Americans mistakenly believe that Veterans Day is the day America sets aside to honor American military personnel who died in battle or as a result of wounds sustained from combat. That’s not quite true. Memorial Day is the day set aside to honor America’s war dead.

Veterans Day, on the other hand, honors ALL American veterans, both living and dead. In fact, Veterans Day is largely intended to thank LIVING veterans for dedicated and loyal service to their country. November 11 of each year is the day that we ensure veterans know that we deeply appreciate the sacrifices they have made in the lives to keep our country free.

Thank you veterans!

2. Selecting a Campsite Checklist

  • Is the site long enough?
  • Is the site wide enough?
  • Is the site relatively level?
  • Will I be able to extend all slides?
  • Will I be able to extend the awning?
  • Will I be able to open all bins?
  • Will I be able to obtain a satellite signal?
  • Do I want the afternoon or morning sun?
  • Where are the utilities located?
  • Where is the closest WiFi tower

3. Fan-Tastic Vent Garners Sixth Newmar Award

Imlay City, Michigan-based Fan-Tastic Vent was honored on October 27 by Newmar Corp. with the 2011 “Top Ten” Vendor Award. This was the sixth time the company has received the award, in addition to previously being named Vendor of the Year.

Commercial Manager Trey Miller, noted, “On behalf of the entire team at Fan-Tastic Vent, we are honored to once again receive this award. We feel that developing a true partnership with our customers allows us to provide an unparalleled level of service and support, while offering the highest quality products.”

Fan-Tastic Vent invented the high powered ventilator for RVs over 25 years ago.

4. The one hour rest stop walk-around

Visually inspect your tow hitch connections and check for overheated and low tires every time you stop at a rest stop or refueling location. Pranksters have been known to remove pins from the hitch. Perform a walk-around that covers these visual points:

  • Check tow bar or hitch and safety cables
  • Ensure that hitch pins or bolts are still in place
  • Check to ensure that the wiring harness is connected securely
  • Tires have normal inflation pressure
  • Look under the chassis for signs of oil or coolant leaks
  • Check storage bay doors

5. Carefree Resorts Snowbird Promotion

Scottsdale, Arizona-based Carefree RV Resorts in Florida are offering snowbirds free rent in November and December, provided they pay for January, February, and March up front.

“This offer only applies to snowbirds who haven’t stayed with us before,” Stephanie Martin, a Carefree spokeswoman, stated in a news release. The special offer does not cover taxes and electricity charges.

Carefee is offering the promotion as part of an ongoing effort to step up its competition with other RV resorts in Florida that cater to snowbirds. “We think this offer will help us entice snowbirds who haven’t stayed with us before,” Martin said.

Carefree has more than 25 RV resorts in Florida, including the Florida Keys. All properties have a wide variety of amenities including, clubhouse, swimming pool and planned activities programs.

Carefree RV Resorts offers a wide variety of RV campgrounds throughout Florida, Texas, New Jersey, California, and Massachusetts for every type of RV vacation. For more information, visit the company’s website.

Have a great weekend.

Until next time, safe RV travels, and we’ll see you on the road!

Worth Pondering…

Now more than ever do I realize that I shall never be content with a sedentary life, and that I shall always be haunted by thoughts of a sun-drenched elsewhere.
—Isabelle Eberhardt

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