October 2014 | Issue 309         

Spooktacular October
Jimmy Fund Update
RV Daily Report Podcast
Area Events
Popup For Sale
Thanksgiving Dinner
Birthdays and Anniversaries



5 Maintenance Tips for Your Travel Trailer

Camping with a travel trailer is a more common occurrence nowadays. Not to say that tent camping is long gone, but with a family, some find that the comforts of a larger, travel trailer are much more conducive to the type of camping and lifestyle they enjoy! Like cars, travel trailers require some maintenance that should not be overlooked in order to keep your humble camping abode safe and on the road for more trips!

1. Plan for Next Season Now

As you shut down the trailer for the current season, inspect it and make a list of items that need attention as well as options you would like to add, or upgrades. You can then budget money for the priority items first, followed by the wish list.

2. Test Trip

Take a short test trip before the travel season begins and take note of any items that need to be fixed as a result of being out on the road. This will allow for you to have everything ready when you take that first "real" trip.

3. Mechanical Issues

Have a professional RV mechanic look over all the mechanical and electrical systems. Schedule this before the spring rush, so that the mechanic can fit you in without a problem.

4. Holding Tanks

Sanitize your water supply system and clean and flush all the holding tanks. Inspect all hoses and fittings and replace them as necessary. It helps to keep some extra parts on hand in the travel trailer in case one breaks on the road.

5. Heating and Air Conditioning

A major factor contributing to your comfort on a trip is how well your heater and air conditioner are working. Clean them and do a test run on them before leaving on your trip. Replace the air filters at least once a year and inspect them monthly.

Happy Camping!   

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Spooktacular October!     
Jimmy Fund Update
2014 marks the 32nd year Normandy Farms has been raising money for the Jimmy Fund. We are enthusiastic each year to raise as much money as possible to help those who suffer from cancer. The total this year is $16,104! And we're proud to say that since 1983, we've donated $279,269 to the Jimmy Fund!
RV Daily Report Podcast
Marcia Galvin reports on the trends and topics within the RV industry during this podcast.  Click here to listen.
Area Events

33rd Annual Salem Haunted Happenings
October 1 - 31 Now in its 33rd year, Salem Haunted Happenings is the month-long celebration of Halloween and fall in New England with a variety of programs and attractions, such as parades, balls, tours, frights, and sights for all ages. October 1-31. For complete information, visit www.HauntedHappenings.org
Jack O Lantern Spectacular
October 2-November 2 The acclaimed Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular presented by Citizens Bank will return to Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence with shows running nightly from October 2nd through November 2nd. This highly anticipated annual event, created by artists and craftsmen of Passion for Pumpkins, features a
breathtaking display of 5,000 illuminated jack-o-lanterns, with over 125 of them artistically carved and displayed in scenes to play out the annual theme.
Massachusetts Annual Cranberry Harvest Celebration
October 11-12 in Wareham, MA This fun family event features activities for children, animal shows, cooking demonstrations, food vendors, pony and wagon rides and much more. The highlight of the day is an opportunity to witness a working cranberry bog. Please, no pets  

Head of the Charles Regatta - Boston and Cambridge, MA
October 18 - 19 Along the Charles River in Boston and Cambridge, a major world rowing event, the Head of the Charles Regatta brings 7,500 athletes from around the world to compete in 55 race events. Most spectators enjoy watching between the Anderson and Weeks Bridges, along the halfway point of the race. With the Weld Exhibition on the Cambridge side, and the Reunion Village on the Boston side,
there is plenty to see, do, and taste while watching your favorite crews.    

Popup For Sale    
We have a popup available for sale! It's in great condition and only been used at Normandy Farms so it doesn't have any miles on it.  Click here for more information.  
Thanksgiving Dinner 
We're looking forward to our annual Thanksgiving Dinner on November 29th and wanted to remind you that tickets went on sale August 15th.   Purchase online as we will sell out!

Dinner starts at 2pm in the Recreation Lodge. Tickets cost $12 per person if purchased by October 31th.  As of November 1st, tickets cost $15 per person.


Dinner menu includes: Turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes, carrots, peas, squash, cranberry sauce, stuffing, olives, dessert & coffee.

Please bring your own plates and table set-ups.

Minimum 2 night camping stay required to purchase dinner tickets and you must be a camping guest to attend the dinner.
Birthdays and Anniversaries

October Birthday Celebrations
Brian O'Connor 10/1, Jack O'Connor 10/2, Dawn Mitchell 10/10, Hannah Webster 10/10, Cody Sullivan 10/17, Cameron Sullivan 10/21, Norma Martins 10/25, Katie Iacobacci 10/25, Kyle Conroy 10/31.
October Anniversary Celebrations
Janis & Jim Pendergast10/3, Jean & Mike Lincoln, Tom & Elaine Pytka 10/12, Sandy & Bob Masse 10/13, Patsy & Bobby Daniels 10/26, Bob & Florence Cushman 10/27

We look forward to providing you and your family with the finest services and amenities for a truly memorable camping experience.




The Daniels Family

Normandy Farms