THE JOURNEY - JULY 2014 

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 HAPPY CANADA DAY & INDEPENDENCE DAY


Karen & Ron wish all our Canadian friends a Happy Canada day and to all our U.S. friends Happy Independence Day.

July and we are finally into summer. The season for RV'ing in North America.

We have been visiting several different parks and we are always looking for more to see.

If you have a favorite park let us know and maybe we can check it out and add it to the site.



 




For the month of July we are going to visit Seven Feathers RV Resort in Oregon.

This resort is 23 acres of manicured lawns and lush landscaping make relaxing on your patio a must. You may also choose to enjoy the heated pool and hot tub, fitness center, read or use the computer in the guest lounge, shop in the gift gallery, make new friends or indulge in the night life at Seven Feathers Casino Resort, we believe you will have an experience you will treasure at Seven Feathers RV Resort. Check out Our Featured RV Park


We talked last month about the new RV Forum and it is now up and running and we invite you all to come and share your expertise or ask your questions. Click on ...............RV Forum


Visit our RV News page as we have added another story to the line up. Concerns about tire safety.


The tech tip this month is on how to avoid common generator problems.


Karen's recipe for this month is Grilled Lobster Tails. We have added a whole new section to Karen's Kitchen and that is for the BBQ. After all it is summer and the grills should be working over time now.


We hope you enjoy this months information and we always welcome your comments and suggestions.


Help us to get more favorite RV Parks on our site. Please send us your choice and we will add it for others to enjoy.

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We would like to thank all our sponsors for their support and please stop in and pay them a visit when you are in the area.

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See you next month.

Karen & Ron


 

FEATURED RV PARK OF THE MONTH 

Seven Feathers RV Resort

Canyonville, OR

 

 

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If you're looking for a quiet and pristine setting in the heart of beautiful Southern Oregon then Seven Feathers RV Resort has it all.

 In the "Land of Umpqua" they are nestled in a canyon of Douglas Fir and Pines where their fragrance lingers long after quiet hours. 

They are located at Exit 99 off the I-5. The scenery begins as you meander up the road and approach our portico where you will be greeted by our friendly staff.



 

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 RECIPE OF THE MONTH

 Grilled Lobster Tails

 Ingredients

 Lemon-Red Fresno Butter:

 1 1/2 cups freshly squeezed lemon juice 

1 teaspoon clover honey 

2 sticks unsalted butter, softened 

2 teaspoons finely grated lemon zest 

3 red Fresno chiles, grilled, seeded and finely diced or any chili diced very small

Kosher salt and freshly grounded black pepper 

Grilled Lobster Tails: 

Kosher salt 

8 jumbo Maine lobster tails (8 to 10 ounces each) I get mine at Superstore when on sale

Canola oil, for brushing 

Freshly ground black pepper 

Fresh cilantro leaves, for garnish 

Lemon zest, for garnish

Directions

For the lemon-red Fresno butter: Put the lemon juice in a small saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat. 

Cook until reduced to 1/4 cup. Stir in the honey. Let cool. 

Add the butter and zest to the reduced lemon juice and mix until smooth. Fold in the chiles and season with salt and pepper. 

The butter will keep in the refrigerator, covered, for up to 1 week. 

For the grilled lobster tails: Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the lobster tails and boil for 4 minutes. 

Remove and drain well. Split each lobster tail lengthwise down the underside with a heavy knife, taking care not to cut through the back shell, so that the lobster is still in one piece but the inside is exposed. 

Heat the grill to medium-high heat. 

Brush the lobster flesh with oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place the tails flesh-side down on the grill and grill until slightly charred, about 3 minutes. Flip over, brush with a generous amount of lemon-red Fresno butter, and continue grilling until just cooked through, 2 to 3 minutes, brushing with butter throughout. 

Remove from the grill to a platter, flesh-side up. Top with a little more butter, some cilantro leaves and lemon zest. 




 

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TIP OF THE MONTH 

KEEP WATER HOSE CLEAN

 Keep Water Hose Clean

I'm not talking about your garden hose, that we all know that we shouldn't drink out of, but the supply hose from the outside faucet to your ctiy water connection on the camper.  To keep this hose as clean as it was when you bought it, connect the two ends together as soon as you remove it from the camper and drain the execss water from the hose.  This will prevent dirt and debris as well as bugs from entering the hose. 

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 NEW PRODUCT OF THE MONTH

 GARMIN GPS FOR RV'S

RV 760LMT is Garmin’s first navigator created just for the RV lifestyle. This unit offers trip planning and RV-friendly features, including a 7” display and voice-activated navigation. Preloaded with detailed maps, RV 760LMT creates custom routes based on the size and weight of your RV. Active Lane Guidance with voice prompts indicates the lane you need for your next turn. Includes a directory to America’s RV Parks & Services, including repairs, and a detailed campground search for sites with your preferred amenities. Use Smartphone Link to access weather radar and other live services.

Now, you can enjoy the freedom of the open road plus the convenience of traveling with a friendly guide. RV 760LMT, our first navigator for the RV lifestyle, offers RV-friendly features that are advanced though easy-to-use. RV 760LMT is designed for RVs of nearly every size and for drivers of every experience level.

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 TECH TIP OF THE MONTH

AVOID THE MOST COMMON GENERATOR PROBLEMS

Generators are a wonderful feature to have on any RV.  It allows you to use all of your RV appliances, especially your air conditioner or microwave.  So, whether you are driving or dry camping on those hot summer days your generator gives you the power to run your air conditioner so you can travel or relax in comfort.

One common problem we see with gasoline generators is that people will let them sit for extended periods of time without running them.  And with today’s gasoline it takes as little as 30 days for the gasoline to turn to a gel and cause the needle seat to clog and butterfly flap to stick.  This may not seem like that big of a problem except for the fact that with government regulations carburetors can no longer be rebuilt.  So, most of the time your carburetor will have to be replaced, and they range in price from around $260 to $300 plus labor.


There are several solutions to avoid this expense.  First, Onan, which is the leading generator manufacturer recommends running your generator at least once a month for several hours under a load.  This keeps the fuel fresh in the carburetor and it gets rid of any moisture build up from the unit just sitting and it also keeps all the internal parts lubricated.


Second, you can use a fuel stabilizer.  You just add the stabilizer to the fuel tank of the RV and it stabilizes the fuel.  This is both good for your generator and if you have a motor home it is good for that engine as well.  Fuel stabilizer is relatively inexpensive and sells for about $10.00 and treats 128 gallons.


Third, on some carburetors there is a little drain valve at the bottom of the carburetor.  You just turn the phillips screw and drain all the fuel out of the carburetor.  You will see these drains on late model Onan’s, and some of the older Generac’s

 


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