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Deadly RV Crash Result of Tire Blow Out

Deadly RV Crash Result of Tire Blow Out

June 23, 2012 by · 4 Comments 

A deadly crash that involved several people in a recreational vehicle resulted from a tire blow out. Seven people were inside the motorhome when the tire blew. The driver was killed and three children were injured. The RV was traveling west on Loop 202 in Phoenix (Arizona) when the front left tire apparently blew out, causing the […]

Hey Dad…Can We Go Camping this Weekend?

Hey Dad…Can We Go Camping this Weekend?

June 15, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

There’s something about camping, from tent, tent trailer, and pop-up camper to diesel pusher and luxury fifth wheel trailer that makes it more than the sum of its parts. You’re not just looking for a place to spend the night or weekend or to hide out from the rain—you’re buying into a lifestyle. It’s taking […]

Charges Laid in Death of Alberta RVers

Charges Laid in Death of Alberta RVers

April 27, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police) has charged Travis Vader, 40, with two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of Lyle and Marie McCann. Vader had been identified for some time by authorities as a suspect in the  disappearance, but had yet to be charged. It’s been more than twenty months since Lyle and […]

Reduce the Risk of Fire in Your RV/Mobile Home

Reduce the Risk of Fire in Your RV/Mobile Home

March 22, 2012 by · 3 Comments 

The BC Coroners Service and Office of the Fire Commissioner are urging owners of mobile homes and recreational vehicles and operators of mobile home and RV parks to take special care to prevent fires in the wake of a calamitous New Year’s weekend for fire deaths in British Columbia. From December 29, 2011 to January […]

Is Earthbound’s Future in Doubt?

Is Earthbound’s Future in Doubt?

October 24, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

Marion, Indiana-based Earthbound Recreational Vehicles LLC shut down production at its factory about six weeks ago. Previously, the factory had been running “smaller” production for three months with 15 employees, reduced from around 50 earlier in the year, according to Earthbound President Charles Hoefer. The City of Marion backed a $2 million bond with county […]

B.C. Walmart Says No to RVs

B.C. Walmart Says No to RVs

October 18, 2011 by · 15 Comments 

They are usually known as a welcoming sight for RVers in need of a place to stop for the night or a few days before continuing on with their journey. Besides being a big-box retail store, Walmart parking lots across North America have generally been hospitable to the traveling camper. But, anyone hoping to stay […]

Chinese Company Copies the SylvanSport GO

Chinese Company Copies the SylvanSport GO

October 6, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

In an earlier post, Meet the GO! by SylvanSport, I reported on the GO, a lightweight, reconfigurable, pop-up trailer manufactured by Brevard, North Carolina-based SylvanSport LLC. SylvanSport has learned that Wuyi Tiandi Motion Apparatus Co. Ltd., a manufacturing company operating out of Zhejiang, China has begun manufacturing and selling counterfeit versions of the popular SylvanSport […]

Teardrop Revival

Teardrop Revival

August 13, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Earlier this year I reported that demand for the small and compact teardrop trailer had increased resulting in a recent upswing in sales.  I further reported that homemade teardrop trailers were making a comeback. Today I report on a manufacturer of custom built teardrop trailers. When Joe and Leslie Kosareff pull into a campground, fellow […]

Grand Strand RV Park Offers EV Plug-Ins

Grand Strand RV Park Offers EV Plug-Ins

July 15, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Several months ago I reported that a handful of RV parks along the East and West Coast offer their 50-amp, 240-volt electric pedestals to electric vehicle (EV) owners in need of a refueling stop. The first EV charging station along the Grand Strand and the coastal Carolinas recently opened (June 22) at Ocean Lakes Family […]

10 Ways to Stay Safe & Save Fuel this Summer

10 Ways to Stay Safe & Save Fuel this Summer

July 5, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

As RVers and other motorists prepare for summer vacation travel, a team of million mile accident-free truck drivers are helping to make our roads safer. AAA estimates that over 39 million Americans will drive 50 miles or more this coming weekend. America’s Road Team Captains, elite professional truck drivers chosen by the American Trucking Associations, are offering […]

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