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      Update from Texas Assn of Campground Owners re: Evacuees   08/28/17

      Good morning, There are now at least 18 privately owned and operated campgrounds and RV parks across Texas that are accepting evacuees. The attached news release, updated from the one the association issued yesterday, includes the names and contact info for the parks. Consumers can also do their own research to identify parks with RV spaces and rental cabins at www.TexasCampgrounds.com and www.TexasCabinRentals.net. Please contact Brian Schaeffer, executive director and CEO of the Texas Association of Campground Owners, on his cell phone at (817) 307-0129 for any questions. We will continue to update this release over the weekend based on the feedback we receive from campgrounds and RV parks across Texas. Many thanks for including our information in your reports yesterday. We appreciate it. Sincerely, Jeff Crider
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mrsrodeo

Love Bug Season.. again

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If you have ever traveled in North Central Florida in May and September, then you may have encountered these nasty creatures. There aren't just a couple of them that get on your vehicle there are hundreds of them!

To the great and wise on this forum, I am seeking advice on how to not only remove these critters safely, but also any tips on products to use to prevent them from sticking as badly. Oh, I know there are a gazillion products on the market, but looking for stuff that REALLY works! :ph34r:

My car is already ruined from years of scrubbing these bugs off, and I don't want the coach to have the same scarring effects!

We are heading out on Wednesday, and would love to have something on the coach that will help with removing them!

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Dito on the dryer sheets. A used dry sheet and a little water on it melts them right off, then wipe with a dry towel. I have a coffee can full of them and you can tie them together to form a bigger cloth.

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I lived in Florida when those critters got so bad. We found that a spray of Pam, the kind used on cookie sheets and other baking utinsels, right on the front end of a clean vehicle worked reasonably well. Never seemed to hurt the finish and is easily removed by using a little Dawn or similar dish detergent. This isn't a cure all but really helped in removing them. Hope this helps.

Kay

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Wait for rainy day to travel? haha, just kidding in some parts that is a long wait.

Elbow grease and most "bug remover" products work reasonably well but I agree dryer sheets work best.

Travel across the Midwest and Canadian prairies in summer and you will figure it out.

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Water, lots of water, no matter what you use. Others have stated elbow grease when using drier sheets (I prefer Bounce) but be careful as to much pressure will cause the bug to scratch the surface if it has not had time to dissolve. Lightly go over the surface with sopping wet drier sheets, or a wet rag and do it several times to prevent scratching. I learned the hard way on my 3M masking.

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