May 2011

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May Spring Spotlight Campgrounds
Discover the majesty of Battleship NORTH CAROLINA!
Enjoy all Florida has to offer at Road Runner Travel Resort!
Michigan camping at its best - Greenwood Acres Family Campground!
North Carolina camping at the beach - Holiday Trav-L-Park Resort for Campers!
North Carolina camping on the beach - Frisco Woods Campground.
Come discover America's Best Campground!
Create terrific family memories at Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park!
Terrific Ohio camping at Evergreen Park RV Resort!
Enjoy excellent RV camping in the heart of San Diego at San Diego RV Resort - Sunland!
Enjoy great Arizona camping at Eagle View RV Resort!
Great RV camping on Lake Michigan - Little River Casino and Resort!
Amazing Ohio camping at Sandusky Bayshore KOA!
Enjoy terrific family camping at Cherrystone Family Camping Resort!
Discover amazing Mississippi camping at Indian Point RV Resort!
Unique island New York camping - Association Island RV Resort!
Great family camping at Lone Pine Campsites!
Enjoy RV camping near beautiful beaches at Campers Inn!
Come have the time of your life at Lake George RV Park!
The best Ohio camping - Cross Creek Camping Resort
Shelby/Mansfield KOA you'll experience great Ohio camping!
Book of the Month
Woodall's Campsite Cookbook only $4.95Woodall's Campsite Cookbook

Whether you are the seasoned RVer with lots of camping experience or the occasional weekend tent camper, you'll find Woodall's Campsite Cookbook to be a great resource to keep with you however you decide to travel. This cookbook is filled with delicious recipes and easy-to-fix meals for everyone to enjoy by the campfire or in your RV kitchen. Order your copy today for only $4.95!

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Woodall's 75th Anniversary Sweepstakes
Woodall's 75th Anniversary SweepstakesWe are searching for North America's Favorite Campground! Vote for your favorite and you could win a 7–Day Hawaiian Cruise for 2!
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North America's Favorite Campground – April
The campground that received the most votes for the month of April is Pismo Coast Village RV Resort from Pismo, CA! Don't let your favorite park miss out on the honor of being named one of North America's Favorite 100 Campgrounds and RV Parks for 2011! Vote Today!

Plus don't forget about our "May Cash Contest"

For the month of May (May 1- May 31), the top 3 Campgrounds & RV Parks with the most TEXT votes only will receive cash prizes.
1st place: $500
2nd place: $300
3rd place: $200

Get your campers and guests to vote for your campground and/or RV Park in the "Search for North America's Favorite Campground" Sweepstakes!
Where to
Private Membership RV Resorts & Campgrounds

Private Membership RV Resorts & Campgrounds Decades ago, poet Robert Frost wrote, "Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in." That may be true of home, but when you're in your home on wheels, not every place where you want to go will "take you in." How many times have you been frustrated by traveling a long distance, driving into a campground and finding there are no vacant sites.

There's an easy and economical way to make sure that doesn't happen to you on your journeys. Private membership RV resorts and campgrounds provide an ideal solution. Membership gives you a place where you know you will be welcomed … a place where you know your stay will be something special.

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Mark...My Words
By Mark Nemeth

Hi, folks:

I hope you are enjoying this great RVing weather we've been having! Get out there and make the most of it. Maybe I'll see you out there on the road. Remember, keep those questions coming!

Hello, Mark,
My '06 Winnebago Journey diesel (300hp) pusher sat for a few months before I attempted to start it up and "exercise" it. It cranked more slowly than usual but did start, and I ran through the usual process of moving it, activating the air brakes and transmission. I attempted to do the same a couple months later but found House (2) and Starting (2) batteries completely flat. I charged both Starting batteries and they each came up to 12.2 volts and held that. I charged both deep-cycle House batteries and battery "A" wouldn't take a full charge, only 11.5 volts, and after a few days dropped a full volt. Battery "B" took a full charge to 12.2 volts and is holding that. I could find no date stamp or sticker on any of these batteries. They may be original.

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RVing with your pet
By Julee Meltzer

The Latest for Cats

So, you have your furry little kitty with you and you want to know about the latest toys and products that will make her life more fun in the camper. Well, look no further.

Private Membership RV Resorts & CampgroundsThe Merry MPS006 Cat Washr00m/Nightstand Pet House
This is one of the most versatile practical and multi-functional Cat Washroom/Night Stand Pet House that I have seen. It may be a bit big for some, but for those with a toy hauler, it would be perfect. And, it blends seamlessly in any interior settings and style with the classic clean white cabinet design wainscoting paneling details and stainless steel hard.

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Let's Go Green
Let's Go GreenWoodall's Green Parks

In an effort preserve our environment and to encourage parks to become more eco-friendly, Woodall's introduced the Woodall's / ARVC Plan–it Green "Green–Friendly" Park Program. This year 263 parks have met 9 out of 18 criteria to be recognized as "Green–Friendly". You can view the list of parks by visiting the Woodall's Facebook page here:
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Camping Life's Corner
The Buzz on Bees

In our culture, people hold two primary associations with bees: stings and honey. In fact, neither is as closely related to bees as most people imagine. While nearly every species of bee is capable of delivering a sting, under normal circumstances bees are highly docile. Only when squeezed or directly harmed will the average bee thrust its stinger into the hide of a human. Threaten the hive, and a whole swarm of bees may sting…

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RV and Camping Recipes
Gadgets and Gear
Tips for Purchasing and Selling an RV
Courtesy of NADA Guides

Nada GuidesRecreational Vehicles have many amenities similar to that of a home and so the purchasing or selling of one is a bit more complicated than that of a typical vehicle. For both buyer and seller, a RV sales transaction will be attempted with the most ideal price. By using RV resource tools, you will find that it is easy to establish the…

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Camping Bloopers
How not to start a lifetime of RVing

Our first RV was a 16' 1973 Terry Taurus travel trailer. It wasn't fancy, or even self-contained, but it was our dream RV at the time. By today's standards it would be considered roughing it. It had a 30 gallon water tank supplied by a wobble pump, an icebox, a Porta Potti in the closet, and the crown jewel - a four- burner stove with oven.

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What You Missed Last Month
Mark My Words

Hi, all!
A mixed bag of questions this month: tires, brakes, appliances, propane tanks, and triple-towing. Have a great spring, and keep those questions coming! Email your questions to
Florida Camping Doesn't Get Better Than Gulf Beach RV Park…

Located in Navarre, Florida, in the Panhandle of Florida, halfway between Destin and Pensacola, Emerald Beach RV Park is the closest camping spot there is to the Gulf! This beautiful RV park is set against a beautiful, white sand beach and has a lot to offer campers of all ages! There are 76 RV camping sites with full hookups, and…
Ocean Lakes Family Campground Is a Great South Carolina Camping Spot!

Located in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Ocean Lakes Family Campground is a great, family oriented South Carolina camping spot! The campground has 3,447 RV camping spots with full hookups, cable TV and wi-fi. The average RV camping sites are mostly big rig friendly, and many are shaded and beachfront
Barking while Away

Does your little munchkin bark soulfully when you leave? Do you assume, he just stops once you have driven away from the RV? Well, you are most likely wrong. One of the biggest problems with dogs camping and RVing is barking while away
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