I have been wintering in Ashland, Virginia – Americamps RV Resort. Great place to do this but as I look out the window at 4″ of snow, I sure do miss shoveling 4″ of sunshine out of my RV spot in Florida. Oh well this too will pass and next year I will be in Florida rallying with my fellow Sea Turtles, Manatees, and any other rally I can find – I love going to rallies.
Sounds like the Tampa Super Show went well although it was a lot smaller and no Newmar techs for obvious reasons. Next year I will be there wearing a big smile, a bright orange shirt and hat greeting you as you arrive, and pointing you to registration and parking. For now, I am trying to lock in stuff for the Virginia State Rally which will be held at the Americamps RV Resort in Ashland, Virginia, September 29 – October 2. The Virginia State Fair will be held during this rally just a few miles down the road. I have not been to a State Fair since I was a kid so I am looking forward to this event – BIG TIME!
But till then I am getting ready for the Virginia Wheels Rally at the Luray KOA June 17 – 20. So, what is entailed in “getting ready” you ask? Well after over a year since I attended the last rally I have to get in “rally shape”. So, what does this mean – the food is always great and plenty of it at a rally so I have to start preparing for that “input” as it were. Can’t afford to go into a food coma after the first meal. Next, I have to practice talking to someone that does not wag their tail when I talk to them. I don’t mind you wagging your tail when I talk to you but I am pretty sure you won’t “bark” an answer back at me. Also, I have become pretty good interpreting beagle but it will be nice to talk to someone that I do not need to interpret the response. But please forgive me if I pat you on your head and tell you what a good boy or girl you are – habit you know. Also, there is a usually a variety of games that are a lot of fun. I will advise you now to start brushing up on your TV Show knowledge. At the Virginia State Rally, I will be holding the 3rd annual TV Show Game with the winner being awarded the coveted “TV Dog” title and the bragging rights that come along with it. I will be focusing on the year 2000 TV shows so start bingeing now to prepare. Also do not forget the Region Five Rally in Dillard, Georgia. It will be held Oct 12 – 17, 2021. I hope to see you at all of these rallies – I will be there.
By now you have noticed I have put in a shameless plug for both the Virginia Wheels and Virginia State Rallies. Please register for these rallies – I guarantee you will have a great time and beside there is a chance I will pat you on the head, hard to pass that up I know. Also, I suspect by now you have registered for the 35th International Rally at West Virginia State Fairgrounds July 17 – 24. I will be in the parts store so drop by and say howdy.
This is a short NKK article but here is an update. Last episode I had my RV windshield replaced. Now I have Oasis issues. No heat, I can use the switch on the status panel so I have hot water for washing dishes and showering. I flipped it to get the water hot, wash dishes, and take a shower. Then I flipped it back. I called “the guy” and he came out. I have not done a service since the Wyoming International Rally – yeah, I know that was a couple years back and the Oasis should be serviced every year. So “the guy” said we should do a service and I had a choice. A one (1) year, three (3) year, or five (5) year service. I did not know that was an option so I went with 5 year service. I hope after that the Oasis will work fine. It actually was working great then stopped so I can only hope it is service related. On the topic of if it wasn’t for bad luck, I would not have any luck at all. The weather here is cold, snowy, and the temps are in the high 20’s. I have one of those water hoses that has a heated wire embedded in it and I insulted and wrapped the water supply to keep it from freezing. With the Oasis not working I had bought two ceramic heaters and have one on the kitchen counter and one on the master bath counter. These two heaters keep the coach toasty which is pretty cool and a byproduct is I am not using diesel fuel – if only the Oasis was working.
Oh well guess that is it for now. I am still looking at what other rallies I can attend so the adventure continues. To all my fellow Newmarians, be safe, drive careful, don’t forget your mask, and I hope to see you soon. Rally On!
Safe travels to all and Happy RVing.
I can be reached at beagleRV@gmail.com or 540-809-9830.
Michael Vreeland (20733)
Virginia State Directors