Category: RV Parks and Campgrounds

A Few Tips for Bike Maintenance

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Bike Maintenance

Mountain biking and cycling are excellent means of transportation, as well as great exercise – all while being a total blast! Routine maintenance is crucial for a healthy bike, but it is also important to “know your stuff” when you walk into a bicycle shop to drop some dollars. Here are few helpful tips for Bike Maintenance: The only bad bikes are the ones that you do not ride. If…

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Will Tennesse Privatize Parks?

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Tennessee

Tennessee is exploring the possibility of privatizing parks and that is important to us because we are located in Tennessee and we are specialized in outdoor and recreation insurance. If the state government moves forward in privatizing parks we hope they will also review the outdoor exposures and how they are to be insured as the insurance premium can be somewhat costly. From an insurance standpoint the process of leasing land to…

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Hiking Tips: Stay Hydrated!

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photo credit: amytrippmyers The sun is finally shining and hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains is finally an option! Although there are a lot of great hikes in the mountains, waterfalls may stand out from how hot it has been. As always, safety is the key to having a great hike so know how many miles, the rating key, and even weather before you start out! The most important aspect of…

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Current Danger

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With all the rainfall lately, the water levels have risen. What does this mean for tubers, rafters, and swimmers? It means be very careful of the current. The photo above doesn’t show what the current was like last Friday at the “Y” in the Great Smoky Mountains. Once you get in, the current actually pulls you up river and deeper towards the swift current. Once out there, the water is moving fast….

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The Red Flags for Campground Insurance Coverage

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We had a RV Park and Campground client ask our insurance agency to come up with things that may be “Red Flags” to insurance companies. Red Flags meaning exposures that are hard to insure and may change the course of a commercial insurance policy.

Camping Tips: Sleeping

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photo credit: DeaShoot It’s been a long day of traveling, setting up camp, cooking, and cleaning. Now it is time to get some sleep. Sometimes getting a good nights rest while camping is tricky. Here are some tips to help! * Did you know that there are different categories of sleeping bags? Make sure you have the appropriate sleeping bag for your camping trip. From personal experience, being too hot…

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Camping: Cooler Tips

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photo credit: Robbie1 Despite the recent hail storm occurring this past Sunday in West Knoxville, warm weather is upon us! Finally! Here are some tips for keeping the ice last longer! 1) Have a couple coolers; one for food, one for drinks, and one for freezer (if needed). 2) Keep coolers in the shade (see example photo above). If it is really hot out, cover with tarp or blanket. 3)…

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How to Put up a Tarp

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photo credit: michael pollak Tarps can be great when camping. Not only does it keep the rain off, but it also provides shade when the sun is shining down. What you will need is plenty of rope and a good sized tarp depending on the camping area and how much of the site you want it to cover. To keep the tarp from drooping in the middle you want to:…

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Avoid the Itch

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photo credit: Kerry Wixted The first step to not getting a rash from poison ivy or any type of poisonous plant is to know what it looks like. Poison ivy has three bright green leaves with an often shiny appearance. This plant can grow up trees or buildings. The vines are often reddish in appearance and the roots that allow them to grow up objects can make them look hairy. Don’t…

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Recreational Vehicle VS Storms

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photo credit: stormrushdotnet When planning your next recreational vehicle, or RV, trip keep in mind some safety tips in case of a storm! After you decide where you are going, make sure you know the best route to evacuate. • Like with any storm, prepare emergency kits with water, foods, and anything you may need as well as fill containers with water for hygiene. • Since you are in your…

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