Work Campers needed in Arizona

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New Work Camper Position in Arizona

Happy Together RV Resort in Mohave Valley, AZ (on Highway 95, next to Spirit Mountain Casino, 20 miles south of Laughlin, NV, and 4 miles north of Needles, CA) is seeking happy workampers to help with 1) general cleaning duties, including 2 bathrooms, shower stalls, clubhouse, and outdoor facilities as needs arise and 2) general maintenance duties, including light electrical and plumbing work, starting February 1, 2018 through April 15, 2018, and same for 2019 season starting October 15, 2018 through April 15, 2019 or longer. Both positions may involve some help with activities and other projects.

We have 87 full hook-up sites and no tent sites. These are non-paying positions and for 24 hour a week in exchange for a back-in site with full hook-up, including free cable and free wi-fi, and electric. We are on Highway 95 and next to Spirit Mountain Casino

Happy people only need apply. We have a great and friendly group of people staying at our park. To see it in photos, please visit our Facebook at Happy Together RV Resort. We have lots of fun activities together and all our current workampers started out as customers and are willing to come back next year. If anyone is interested, please email me at email@happytogetherrvresort.com for more detail. For cleaning position, we prefer to have someone with experience and who likes cleaning. Thank you

Website: www.happytogetherrvresort.com

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Jack & Niki ask – Guess who’s coming to town?

No, it’s not the jolly old fellow with the long white beard. He came and left last month and is now seen regularly at the hot spots in The Keys with his wife and entourage of small, happy people.

No, it’s the 2018 RV SuperShow setting up at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa!
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Everything you want to see and know about every type of Recreational Vehicle and the people that know them best will be at the Fairgrounds starting this Wednesday, January 17th through Sunday, the 21st of January.

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For a larger map of the RV Show visit http://www.frvta.org/wp-content/uploads/2018-publish-for-web-vas-of-1-14.pdf

2018 will Celebrate 33 years of the Florida RV SuperShow. This show is recognized as the greatest RV show in the country. Campers welcome, daily seminars, over 450 vendor booths and more than 1550 RVs covering 26 acres – it is a site to see!

Niki and I try to attend the show each year on Press Day to see what’s new with the RV manufacturers, gadget suppliers, new campgrounds to visit and we’re doing it again this week. We will report back during the Show with pics and some of the new things we discover. This is not just an RV Show – it is an event!

If you are an RVer or have an interest in joining the vast brother and sisterhood of carefree, fun-loving souls roaming our Country’s highways and byways then this is the  time and the place for a serious visit! Find more about the week ahead below.

-Jack and Niki

Main Entrance to the Florida State Fairgrounds is located at 4800 US-301, Tampa, FL 33610.

  • Public DaysJanuary 17 – 21, 2018

    Open to the public for 5 days, Wednesday through Sunday, this is a must see show for all RV enthusiasts. Whether you’re an experienced RVer or just getting started, the SuperShow is made for you! Offering educational seminars, daily entertainment, trams to help you get around, and the latest innovative RV products and accessories! Two booth exhibit halls are full of parts and accessories, campgrounds and resorts, tourism information, towing supplies and many other products. Plus you’ll find all types of RVs from small travel trailers to bus conversion luxury motorhomes.

  • HoursWed – Sat: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
    Sunday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • LocationFlorida State Fairgrounds
    4800 US Highway 301 North
    Tampa, FL 33610
  • Admission$10 per Adult
    Each ticket good for a FREE 2nd day return!
    Children under 16 are FREE

    Click here for On-line Ticket Sales

  • DiscountsSenior Citizen’s Day
    Wednesday Only – $1.00 off admission
    Military and First Responders
    $1.00 off every day
    (Not valid with other discounts)
  • ParkingGeneral parking is handled by the Florida State Fairgrounds.

    $6 per car, $12 per RV

    Special RV Entrance
    RV’s can use the southern most gate to the Florida State Fairgrounds located on US Highway 301

    Here’s a map to your VIP RV Gate
    (Parking fees still apply)

  • PetsMild-tempered dogs are welcome on a leash. Please clean up after your pets.
  • CampingOvernight Camping:

    Overnight Camping is available and is handled by the Florida State Fairgrounds.
    Click here for instructions

    Area Campgrounds:
    Connect to Camp Florida for area campgrounds

Seminar Schedule

Wednesday, January 17 – Saturday, January 20

  • 10:00am Basic RV Maintenance presented by Rob Cochran
  • 11:00am RV Weight and Tire Safety presented by Walter Cannon
  • Noon Habitat RV Care-A-Vanners (Habitat for Humanity) presented by Lucius Herrmann
  • 1:00pm RVing 101-What You Will Need to Know presented by Bob Marx
  • 3:00pm Extended and Full Time RVing presented by Bob Marx
  • 4:30pm RV Generator and Cummins Engine Maintenance presented by Bryan Greene and Chris Crowel

Sunday, January 21

  • 10:00am Basic RV Maintenance presented by Rob Cochran
  • 11:00am RV Weight and Tire Safety presented by Walter Cannon
  • Noon Habitat RV Care-A-Vanners (Habitat for Humanity) presented by Lucius Herrmann
  • 1:00pm RVing 101-What You Will Need to Know presented by Bob Marx

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On the Road Again… and Again!

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As many of our friends know, we sold our 5th Wheel and F-250 this past Spring. The steps were just becoming too difficult for Niki to negotiate and still call it fun. My eyesight is not what it once was and I was uncomfortable guiding our ten ton missile down the road amongst all the crazies on the road that believe an RV can stop on a dime.

That was then. We spent the Summer off the road – the first in eight years – and we decided we missed it a bunch, so the logical answer was just to downsize a bit. We took delivery of our new home on wheels today. These Roadtrek Class B’s are amazing!

It is equipped with a generator and inverter for boondocking (if we were so inclined.)

Included also – Awning, AC, furnace, two-burner gas range, microwave, furnace, back-up camera, 24″ TV with BluRay CD/DVD Surround Sound, 5cu. ft. fridge, pull-out pantry, electric sofa/bed.

More adventures, routes and stories to come. We are Niki and Jack and we invite you to join us.

More on our website at http://www.snowbirdrvtrails.com/

Calling all Florida Work Campers

Are you a Florida “Work Camper”?

We have just received a request from a German journalist who is coming to Florida and is planning to research a piece about “Workampers” – how they live, how they survive, how they celebrate life for the news magazine DER SPIEGEL.

He is looking for the best camping or RV sites in Florida to meet work campers who would “be so kind to tell me about their lifestyle.”

If you are such a person or know such a person and would like to be interviewed, send me a note with where you are working and a brief note about your work and I will forward it to him. If you own or manage a campground or RV park in Florida that employs work campers send me a note.

Send to my email – Jack at abcadventuretime@gmail.com

New RV Park on Lake Palestine

We received a note from Tom Fuller down Chandler, Texas way and he asked – “I have a new RV Park on Lake Palestine in east Texas. I would like to know if you can add my website  so People traveling south for the winter or any other time actually can find me?” I asked him to tell us a little bit about it and he did.

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Lake Palestine Gateway RV Park is the nicest and safest RV Park in
Most of Texas. We are right on the upper end of Lake Palestine where
the river ends and the lake begins. As a rule the weather here is
always very nice. Very seldom freezes and the summers are never really
too hot. We are 9 miles from Tyler where we have the 2 best hospitals
in the country and all the dining and shopping you can do.
The park has concrete streets and pads and are level. Large restrooms
with handicap showers, etc. We have 14 waterfront lots and 41 total.
With the wall being built along the border I wouldn’t recommend south
Texas. It might not be that safe down there. Check out our website for
information and reservations: lakepalestinegatewayrvpark.com.

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It does look like a nice place for a stopover or for some fishing and exploration in the area. If you do stop in let us know what you think.. -Jack

Where’s the Autumn foliage in the Carolinas?

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Niki and I just received a shout-out from Kathy and Larry the owners of
Rose Creek Campground and Cabins in Franklin North Carolina. They have done a lot of work since becoming owners of this hidden treasure with a gem mine right next door and an abundance of waterfalls within 20 minutes drive. It has a small town USA feel and they are open all year. They tell us they are also doing monthly RV sites for the winter months  for snow birds that want to stay closer to home for the holidays . (They are nearest our purple route – http://www.snowbirdrvtrails.com/purpledot.htm) in the blue ridge mountains.) Contact them through their new website: http://www.rosecreekcamping.com/

Disclaimer: We have no connection with Rose Creek other than we like to mention new and interesting campgrounds when we hear about them. This is not a paid advertisement. -Jack & Niki