Leisure Resort

January Newsletter

Get Everyone Together Before Summer is Over

Can you believe that Labor Day is a short few weeks away?  How about getting all the friends and relatives together for one last big weekend before saying good bye to the summer?  Here are a few planning ideas for you.

1.)  Decide on the who, what, where, when and how of your get together.  Who are you going to invite, what do they need to do, where are you going to have your reunion (Leisure Resort of course), when is the get together going to take place and how is everyone going to respond to the invitation.

2.)  Who is the easy part.  Make a list of everyone you would love to get together with and gather up their email addresses, phone numbers, and snail mail addresses.  Get a general idea of how many people are going to be interested and whether they will need an RV site, a tent site or a rental cottage.

3.)  Give us a call to check on dates that are available for your group and your needs.

4.)  Plan what activities you are going to have during the reunion.  Do you want to rent canoes and float down the San Marcos?  Or maybe you just want to plan a big picnic meal.  Talk to our front office for a ton of ideas.

5.)  Finalize your plans and let everyone know that the date and cost is set.

6.)  Arrive at Leisure Resort and get ready to have a great time reconnecting, exploring and having fun.

Now that wasn’t so difficult was it?  Give us a call and get started getting your group organized.

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10 Things You Don’t Want to Tell Your Insurance Agent

We’ve all had those embarrassing phone calls to our friendly Insurance Agent.  You know what I’m talking about.  Things like “Hi Rob, I need to put a claim in.  I drove through the garage door this morning” or “Hi George, Look I know this sounds funny but as I was backing out of the driveway I ran over the lawnmower.”

Here are 10 things to remember about your RV so that you don’t give your insurance agent a good laugh to share with fellow agents.

1.)    An RV takes more room to turn a corner than your VW Bug.  Don’t try to make a sharp turn rather than wait on the oncoming traffic.  Light poles do nasty things to fiberglass and blue tarp doesn’t enhance the graphics on your unit.

2.)    Rv TV antennas are not meant to withstand the 70 mile an hour winds on the highway.  Make sure that the last thing you do is check that you have lowered the antenna.  It’s not a pretty sight to see an RV traveling down the highway with the antenna hanging off of the side.

3.)    Double check your taillights before you head out on the road.  EVERY time you get ready to move.  Once dusk hits, it can be very difficult for the person traveling behind you to know that there is a monster vehicle ahead of them.

4.)    Secure that awning.  The scene with Robin Williams in RV where he is traveling down the road with the awning flapping isn’t something the writers made up.  There are plenty of stories out there about an awning deploying in the middle of a four lane highway.

5.)    Before you leave the RV Park where you spent the night, make sure that everything is unhooked.  We once left our site with the pedestal trailing behind us like a newlywed’s car.

6.)    While you are at it, make sure that you have removed the chocks from your wheels.  Car jacks don’t hack it when you have to change tires on an RV.

7.)    Make doubly sure that you are firmly connected.  If you are in a fifth wheel, make sure that the hitch has locked in.  You don’t want to pull away only to have the fifth wheel fall on the bed of the truck.

8.)    If you are towing a car behind your motor home, be sure that you have gone through all the checklists, particularly that the emergency brake is OFF.  The motor home is going to hide the smoke that is billowing out behind your tow vehicle.

9.)    Turn off the propane before you leave the campground.  There are way too many RV’s that have caught fire on the highway.  And believe me, they can go to ashes in the blink of an eye.  Make sure the furnace is turned off, the refrigerator is either on battery or shut off and the pilot on the range is off.  Better yet, turn the propane off at the tank, then you don’t have to worry about whether you have turned everything off.

10.) When you find that gorgeous site that backs onto the river, make sure that your wheels are firmly chocked behind the wheels.  Most RV’s aren’t amphibious and will sink like a rock.

There are my 10 don’t do’s, what are yours?

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Get Ready for the 4th!

Even though you have probably already had your first trip out in the RV, thought you might like a quick checklist to use for your big 4th of July trip.

1.)    On a nice, sunny, breezy day, open all the windows and turn on a fan in the RV to air out all the stale air from the winter.  While you have everything airing out, check the filter on your vent fans to make sure that they are clean.  Climb up on the roof and check the vent covers to make sure there aren’t any cracks in the covers.  A great vacation can be marred by a leaky vent cover that lets the rain in.

2.)    Roll out your awning and scrub it down.  After being rolled up for a number of months, you may have a bit of mildew to scrub off.  Also check the awning for any rips or tears and repair them before they become major and require a whole new awning.

3.)    Check all of your lights, headlights, taillights, brake lights, turn signals.   Check both your battery operated lights and your lights that require a plug in at the park.  Replace any burnt out bulbs.

4.)    Check your slides for any needed repairs.  Check the fluid levels for the slide controls and fill them if necessary with the manufacturer’s recommended fluid.  Check the battery for the slides and make sure the water level is correct.  It can be quite frustrating to arrive at the RV resort and find that you can’t get your slides out or get ready to leave the park and can’t get the slides to go in.

5.)    Flush your water system of any antifreeze you used when you put the unit into storage.  Make sure you always use non-toxic antifreeze.

6.)    Replace the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.  This would also be a good time to check your fire extinguisher and replace it if necessary.

7.)    Change the water filter for your fresh water.  It has been sitting with the antifreeze in it and while the antifreeze is non-toxic, it sure won’t make your water taste good.

These are just a few of the steps you need to take.  Make a list that you can add to and use it every year.

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Welcome Home to Leisure RV Resort!

Sitting on the banks of the San Marcos River, Leisure Resort is the ideal place to vacation with family and friends while in Central Texas.  Relax in the shade of a pecan tree, float down the river in a tube, or simply enjoy the picturesque views of our countryside.  You’ll find our clean and quiet environment a welcome change from your hectic life.

Nestled among a 150 year old pecan orchard, Leisure RV Resort has been owned and operated by the same family since 1982.  Our core mission is to provide a superb natural environment for families to enjoy and reconnect with one another.  Our family-friendly resort offers a choice of accommodations sure to make your stay comfortable.  Stay in one of our Country Cabins or a treehouse.  Our RV sites are complete with full hook-ups, either back-in or pull thru sites.  If you feel like camping, pitch your tent in our camping area with connections or “rough it” at a spot by the riverside.  Whatever you choose you’ll be sure to enjoy all the pleasures  of country living and still be in close proximity to city conveniences.

For those of you who aren’t familiar with Fentress, here are some points taken from a brochure that was written before 1917.

1.) Fentress is on the banks of the San Marcos River, 15 miles by commodious motor car service from San Marcos, on the I. &G. N. and the Katy railroads; by same car service, Luling being served by the San Antonio and Aransas Pass and Southern Pacific Railways.  Motor cars meet trains at the railroad points named.

While we no longer meet the trains with Motor cars, you won’t have a problem finding us in your RV.

2.)  Fentress town is a good market where campers can buy groceries, fresh meats, milk and butter, and all eatable desired.  Town and camp have electric lights.

Yes, we still have electric lights along with 30/50 amp plug ins and there are still plenty of places to purchase your groceries as well as restaurants for those days when you just don’t feel like cooking.

3.)  Expenses at Fentress

TENTS – 10×12, $5.00 per month; $1.50 per week; 50 cents for a single night.  A charge of $1.00 per week for ground is made to parties who wish to furnish their own tents

COTS – 25 cents

CAMP STOOLS – 15 cents per week

BATHING—25 cents, with suits and towels furnished 15 cents otherwise.  Weekly rate of $1.00, party furnishing everything.

TRANSPORTATION—round trip from San Marcos by splendid motor car service, $1.50.  Round trip from Luling by same service, $1.00.  For heavy hauling baggage, trunks, etc. 50 cents per hundred each way.

GASOLINE—for stoves, where campers desire it, may be had at regular market prices.

While the costs have gone up a bit since 1917, you will find that Leisure RV Resort in Fentress, Texas far surpasses your expectations both in amenities and in price.

Hope you will stop by and see us soon.