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Fires Destroy 7 RVs

Fires Destroy 7 RVs

August 24, 2013 by · 1 Comment 

Whether camping or just relaxing in your recreational vehicle, fire safety is essential. It is critical that every member of your party know what to do in a fire or other emergency. If you are one of the millions of RV enthusiasts who love to take to the road and explore the country, ensure your family’s safety while […]

Tow Ratings Standardization: Now You Will Never Know

Tow Ratings Standardization: Now You Will Never Know

April 28, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Automakers often brag about the towing abilities of their pickups, encouraging shoppers to believe that their vehicles could safely pull almost anything. The towing claims are effective, moving heavy metal in the single most profitable product segment in the auto industry. They are also dubious. In an August 2011 post, I wrote: Have you ever […]

Iowa Senate OKs RV Registration Fee Tax Grab

Iowa Senate OKs RV Registration Fee Tax Grab

March 26, 2013 by · 5 Comments 

In a recent story I reported that the governor of a northern state has proposed a snowbird tax on residents who live 60 days to just under six months in the state. Governor Mark Dayton of Minnesota told snowbirds that since you’re rich, you can pay more. “It’s time snowbirds paid their fair share!” Now another […]

Motorhome Purchased on Craigslist Explodes

Motorhome Purchased on Craigslist Explodes

February 25, 2013 by · 3 Comments 

In recent posts I reported that four small dogs died and an RV was destroyed in a fire caused by a propane space heater, space heaters destroyed pets and RVs in two separate fires, and six other RV fires resulted in two deaths. Air Force veteran Thomas Graley was driving a newly purchased motorhome through […]

Top 10 Things Every RVer Should Know about Full-Timing

Top 10 Things Every RVer Should Know about Full-Timing

February 6, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

The large and well-equipped recreational vehicles now available to consumers can be quite luxurious. You may have been tempted by the idea of living like a nomad and taking to the road full-time. Traveling in an RV can save you money that would otherwise be spent on mortgages, home repairs, home owner’s association fees, and yard […]

More Space Heater Fires Destroy Pets & RVs

More Space Heater Fires Destroy Pets & RVs

January 30, 2013 by · 1 Comment 

Whether camping or just relaxing in your recreational vehicle, fire safety is essential. In an earlier post I reported that four small dogs died and an RV was destroyed in a fire caused by a propane space heater. In today’s post I report on two RV fires caused by careless use of space heaters. Arizona Fire Started […]

Propane Space Heater Fire Destroys 4 Dogs & RV

Propane Space Heater Fire Destroys 4 Dogs & RV

January 20, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Studies show that fires in recreational vehicles, especially older units, tend to be more devastating than those in other forms of residence. Heating and electrical system malfunctions are the leading causes of fire in RVs. Together, they account for one-third of the fires. Four small dogs died and an RV was recently (January 15, 2013) […]

Holiday Rambler Marks 60th Anniversary

Holiday Rambler Marks 60th Anniversary

December 16, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Lisle, Illinois-based Navistar RV, a subsidiary of Navistar International Corp., marked the 60th anniversary of its Holiday Rambler brand at the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association’s (RVIA) 50th annual National RV Trade Show, November 27-29 at the Kentucky Expo Center, Louisville, Kentucky. The company will also introduce three model-year 2014 vehicles. The new Presidential will reestablish […]

5 Ways to Save Fuel and Money

5 Ways to Save Fuel and Money

October 28, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

During the 2011-2012 Snowbird Season Arizona RV parks reported their winter residents appeared to be staying longer than in previous years, partially due to high fuel prices. With thousands of snowbirds planning to hit the road during the coming weeks and months, two things will be on their minds—arriving at their destination safely and the […]

End of the Road: Assisted-living RV Park

End of the Road: Assisted-living RV Park

July 7, 2012 by · 2 Comments 

Pearl and Bud Crispell hit the road in their recreational vehicle the day after they retired in 1976. And for decades they traveled the country at will living in their 40-foot motorhome. But, as is the eventual story of all road warriors, the day came when they hit the proverbial ‘end of the road’. Unable […]

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