Great fun for a good cause

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We’re happy to say we’ve made many friends and happy customers at Lake Ashton in Winter Haven, Florida. It’s a very active RV-loving community, so when we were asked to be one of the many sponsors of the 6th Annual Golf for the Cure for Parkinson’s Disease, we jumped at the chance.

On April 11, more than 200 golfers hit both Lake Ashton courses in an effort to raise beat last year’s $48,000 donation to the Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. In the six years the tournament has been played, the good folks at Lake Ashton have raised more than $200,000 to fight this chronic, debilitating disease that affects one in 100 people over the age of 60.

Five million people worldwide are living with Parkinson’s disease, a chronic, degenerative neurological disorder. In the United States, 60,000 new cases will be diagnosed this year alone. There is no known cure for Parkinson’s disease.

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Team Fox is The Michael J. Fox Foundation’s (MJFF) grassroots community fundraising program. It is made up of thousands of people worldwide who raise funds and awareness for Parkinson’s disease research. All funds raised through Team Fox go directly to MJFF to further its mission to accelerate the delivery of life-changing treatments, and ultimately a cure, to people with Parkinson’s disease.

We were very proud to have been a part of this worthwhile cause, and look forward to helping raise even more money and awareness next year!

About Motor Home Finders: Since 2005, Motor Home Finders has been the premier broker for luxury, gently traveled, Class A, B and C diesel-powered motor homes and bus conversions. Over the past decade, they have built a national, independent buying and selling network that makes the entire buying or selling process fast, efficient and worry free. For more information, visit http://www.motorhomefinders.com.

Summer’s Here! It’s Time To Get Your RV Ready For The Road.

MHF SUMMER-RV-CHECKLISTOwning a motor home is a lot of fun, but it does take planning to keep it properly stocked, maintained and ready for adventure. Here are eight tips for getting your “home away from home” fresh as a spring day and ready for summer travel plans.

1. Get your interior ready for occupancy. Open all the windows and vents to air it out. Flush out your water lines. Add a tank cleaner and freshener to your grey water system. Make sure all your appliances are in good working order.
2. Remove lingering odors. If your RV is stored all winter long, there might be some lingering smells air out won’t eliminate. Simply place charcoal strategically throughout and let it absorb the odors. Be sure to use a brand that doesn’t have lighter fluid already on the briquettes.
3. Take care of your awning. At many pull-through parks, shade is at a premium. A little TLC will keep it shading your summer fun for years to come. Be sure to check it for holes, and lubricate all moving parts.
4. Protect your slide edges with a pool noodle. Have you ever banged your head on the edge of a slide while camping? It can leave a mark! You can affix a pool noodle to the corner and outer edge simply by cutting down the noodle lengthwise, and wrapping it around the frame.
5. Check your batteries. When the mercury rises in the summer, so does the stress level on your batteries. They can discharge faster and need more fluids, too. Be sure to check fluid levels often.
6. Give your generator the once-over. Change the oil and replace the filter just like you would with any other engine. Life in an RV without a generator is no fun.
7. Be ready for Mother Nature. Make a plan for how you’ll deal with inclement weather. It’s a good idea to grab an elevated campsite away from trees if possible. And always keep a well-stocked emergency kit with extra water, non-perishable food and other personal necessities including medications.
8. Last but not least, remember your neighbors. Living in close proximity, even when you’re out in the wilderness in a luxury park, requires patience and understanding. Better yet, it’s a great way to meet wonderful, like-minded people. Be sure to introduce yourself to your neighbors at every stop, and you might just make friends for life.

About Motor Home Finders: Since 2005, Motor Home Finders has been the premier broker for luxury, gently traveled, Class A, B and C diesel-powered motor homes and bus conversions. Over the past decade, they have built a national, independent buying and selling network that makes the entire buying or selling process fast, efficient and worry free. For more information, visit http://www.motorhomefinders.com.