Happy New Year 2024
Happy New Year!!! Our monthly January newsletter is back for our long-term and short-term guests.
We have another easy recipe and another RV tip on heating and insulating your camper for the cold months. Lastly, some events happening in Knoxville during January.
Easy Hobo Hamburger Foil Packs
- olive oil
- Make your patties and season.
- Toss vegetables in oil, salt, and pepper.
- Cut off foil at about 2 feet long.
- Place veggies on the bottom and layer the other ingredients.
- Seal tightly with foil and place on the fire, oven, or grill for 35-40 min @ 400 degrees.
- Let it rest for a few minutes and enjoy.
When: Jan. 13, 2024
Where: Thompson-Boling Arena – 1600 Phillip Fulmer Way Knoxville, TN 37996
Four-time GRAMMY® award-winning and diamond-certified rock legends Aerosmith have announced PEACE OUT™ with special guest The Black Crowes. Fans will see one of the most significant American rock bands in history one last time during this not-to-be-missed final tour. Every night will celebrate the five decades of Aerosmith’s groundbreaking hits as they celebrate 50 years as America’s greatest rock band. In Addition, THX will bring their THX Certified Live! high-fidelity experience on the road, calibrating each arena with leading-edge technology so fans don’t miss a beat of Aerosmith’s classic rock tunes in quality audio.
Tickets went on sale Friday, May 5 at 10:00 AM. All tickets will be sold online via Ticketmaster.
When: Jan. 11, 2024-Jan. 14, 2024 and Jan. 16, 2024-Jan. 21, 2024.
Where: Tennessee Theater – 604 South Gay Street Knoxville, TN 37902
RV Tips 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: furnace (propane) and 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 will 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 on-board 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 don’t have to go far to get a fill.
- In addition to using the onboard propane heat, small space heaters can also be used to 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. Keep in mind that you should 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 not only keep it warmer in your RV but will also 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. There are also other insulating materials that can be made to fit into your windows specifically.
- Thermal curtains are a great DIY project that can keep your RV warm without losing any decor points. These heavy-duty curtains are designed to keep the heat in while still allowing you access to open your window if desired.
- With all of this heat pumping in your RV, it’s imperative to keep your RV dry. Interior moisture and RVs don’t mix well at all. In the winter months, it can be easy to accidentally grow mold due to moisture build-up. Depending on the size of your RV, one or two dehumidifiers will be absolutely essential.