Happy New Year, 2023
Our monthly January newsletter is back for our long-term guests.
We have another easy recipe and another RV tip on heating and insulting your camper for the cold months—lastly, some events happening in Knoxville in January.
Easy hobo hamburger foil packs
- olive oil
- Make your patties and season
- Toss vegetables in oil, salt, and pepper
- Cut off foil about 2 feet long
- Place veggies on the bottom and layer other ingredients.
- Seal tightly with foil and place on fire, oven, or grill for 35-40 min @ 400 degrees
- Let rest for a few minutes and enjoy
Winter Jam 2023
Sat, Jan 21, 6-9 pm
1600 Phillip Fulmer Way #202, Knoxville, TN
Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live Glow Party
Sunday, January 08, 2023, 2:30 pm. Additional Dates: Saturday, January 07, 2023, 12:30 pm, Saturday, January 07, 2023, 7:30 pm.
Location: Thomps on-Boling Arena, 1600 Phillip Fulmer Way Knoxville, TN Directions
Price: $23.00 to $54.00
*Ages 2 and older must have a ticket. Kids under 2 are free on a parent’s lap. Must purchase 1 adult per 3 kids tickets. Military tickets may only be sold at the Box Office, ONE Military ticket PER ID. The Clear Bag Policy is in effect for all events at Thompson-Boling Arena.
Tootsie (touring) SAT, Jan 7, 2023, @ 8:00 pm
Tennessee Theatre, Knoxville, TN
RV Tip for January
Heating Your RV
You would think that heating the inside of your RV would be a no-brainer. After all, heating your home is usually pretty easy, right? However, most RVers know that RVing isn’t always that simple.
Furnace vs. Heat Pump
Most RVs are equipped with two types of heat: a furnace (propane) and a heat pump (HVAC). While it may sound expensive, using the furnace is better for your RV in the frigid cold. The HVAC is not meant to heat the RV during extreme temperatures and can even break when trying to do so. Thankfully, most heat pumps automatically ask the furnace for help if the job feels too big.
Keep Propane on Hand
As we stated above, propane should be the primary source of onboard heat used in the cold, and it’s essential to keep the onboard propane tank full. Thankfully, Volunteer Park has a propane refill station, so you do not have to go far to get a fill.
In addition to using the onboard propane heat, small space heaters can also help keep your RV warm. There are numerous types of heaters on the market, ranging from ceramic to fan, infrared, oil, propane, and more. Be sure to do your research to figure out what type of heater will work best for your space and power consumption. Remember that you never bring a propane tank inside to use with a propane heater.
Insulate the Windows
Insulating your windows can make a big difference. Insulating your windows will keep it warmer in your RV and reduce the electricity bill. RV windows are really not meant to insulate well, as their primary purpose is just to stay intact while driving down the road. Window insulation usually comes in thin
plastic sheets to help keep the warmth in. Other insulating materials can be made to fit into your windows specifically.
Thermal curtains are a great DIY project that keeps your RV warm without losing decor points. These heavy-duty curtains are designed to keep the heat in a while, allowing you to open your window if desired.
With all this heat pumping in your RV, it’s imperative to keep your RV dry. Interior moisture and RVs don’t mix well at all. It can be easy to grow mold in the winter months due to accidental moisture build-up. Depending on the size of your RV, one or two dehumidifiers will be essential.