Category Archives: Georgia

Florida RV SuperShow – Tampa/Dover, Florida

After the Knoxville, TN RV Show, we began heading towards Florida to work the 2016 Florida RV SuperShow.  FRVTA-Florida-RV-SuperShow-2016-300x122

Here we are ready to pull out of Two Rivers Landing RV Resort in Sevierville, TN.

Ready to depart Two Rivers Landing RV Park in Sevierville, TN
Ready to depart Two Rivers Landing RV Park in Sevierville, TN
Our planned route from Sevierville, TN to Elko, GA
Our planned route from Sevierville, TN to Elko, GA
View of the bikes on the back of the RV from the backup camera.
View of the bikes on the back of the RV from the backup camera.

We stayed at Twin Oaks RV Park off I-75 near Elko, GA on our way to Florida.  Here we are all setup in one of the handy pull-through sites up front.  We’ve stayed here for overnight stays many times and we’ve even attended a Heartland Owners Club Georgia Chapter Rally here.  Nice people – easy-in/out and $20 cash Passport America rate 🙂

Elko, GA - Twin Oaks RV Park
Elko, GA – Twin Oaks RV Park
Elko, GA - Twin Oaks RV Park
Elko, GA – Twin Oaks RV Park

During our travel the next day on the final push to Florida, we ran into Ken and Faye Hyde, our Heartland Owners Club Kentucky Chapter Leaders .  Here we are at a rest/lunch stop.  That other Landmark to the right of us is Ken and Faye.

Rest/Lunch stop on the way to Tampa, FL
Rest/Lunch stop on the way to Tampa, FL

We arrived at Tampa East RV Resort in nearby Dover, FL, just off I-4 at McIntosh on Monday, January 14th.  Here we are, setup for the week in site B3.

Dover, FL - Tampa East RV Resort - Site B3
Dover, FL – Tampa East RV Resort – Site B3

And here’s some important work…  I smoked 4 racks of ribs for a potluck with a bunch of our club members/show volunteers.

Four racks of ribs on the smoker.
Four racks of ribs on the smoker.
Ribs ready to eat!
Ribs ready to eat!

On Tuesday, Dave Yocum, Randy Allen and myself ran over to the show to setup the Heartland Owners Club table/shelter/banner.  We setup in the Camping World display among the Bighorns, Big Countrys, Oakmonts, Gateways, Road Warriors and Pioneers.  Here’s a shot of several of our club members working this display later in the week.Florida RV SuperShow - BH, BC, OM, GW, RW and Pioneer

Then we setup a table in the General RV display among the Landmarks.  Here’s a few shots taken by others there.Florida RV SuperShow - Dan and Lisa Brown and Marie PenningtonFlorida RV SuperShow - Landmark

And here’s a shot of the America’s Choice display with Cyclone.Florida RV SuperShow - Cyclone

The show went well.  We had sun and warmth, we had cold and wind, we had rain and wind.  Some of everything but that’s Tampa in January.  Heartland did well with sales for our brands and the company was pleased.  Nancy and I had a nice time seeing all of our club friends too.

The only real negative was I and a few others took ill.  On Saturday, I was really sick (flu), as was Julie H and Steve L.  Unrelated we believe was Nancy.  She was ill earlier in the week and it cleared up right away.  For the rest of us, it was “more involved” and mine lasted 4 days.

Water Filtration System Installed in 2014 Heartland Landmark Savannah

LOCATION: River Vista RV Resort – Dillard, GA
ITEM: RV Project (Water Filtration System)

While here for the Georgia Chapter Heartland Owners Club Rally, I completed another project on the new RV (2014 Landmark Savannah). I installed a water filtration system. It’s a 2-stage system. Stage 1 is a 5 micron sediment filter and state 2 is a charcoal filter. On the output of stage 2 is a tee. The tee feeds a 1/4″ angle stop. This is the ice maker connection for the residential refrigerator (Frigidaire side-by-side with ice and water in the door).

Thanks go to my friends Larry B for reviewing my plan and giving me some great feedback and Kevin W for helping me install it all.

Before
Before

Removed the vinyl hose loop from the City Water Inlet to the Anderson Valve
Removed vinyl loop, added tee and 90 with gauge

PEX lines added – one from the City Water Inlet and 1 (return) to the Anderson Valve
Added PEX for filter in (L) and fllter out (R)

2×4 Frame for Filters
Added frame for filters

Completed Project
Completed

Water Pressure Gauge in UDC
Pressure Gauge