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Multiple fights shut down Michigan state park

(July 4, 2017) -- Grand Haven State Park reopened Tuesday morning as usual, less than 12 hours after police cleared the park Monday night when between 200 and 300 people on the beach became unruly and some started fighting, WOOD-TV reported. Read More »

Australian camper killed after being pinned by RV

(July 4, 2017) -- Tasmania Fire Service was called to the Bridgenorth Road property just after noon on Monday, where a man in his 70s was found. It is understood the vehicle moved while the man was completing mechanical work, trapping him underneath. Read More »

Riverland RV Park starts recovery after flood

(July 4, 2017) - At the Riverland RV Park along Highway 99 and the Kings River, the park was flooded and there is still a lot of damage, but some of the resort is expected to open next week if the river doesn't rise again, reports ABC-30. The trailers are still lining the road outside the park. Inside, the roads, the concrete pads, plumbing and electrical sustained damage by the flooding from the Kings River. Read More »

Opinion: Can’t wait to hit the RV camping trail

(July 1, 2017) - This is exciting news as I venture into an industry that is new to me as an editor, but into a lifestyle that is part of my DNA. I grew up in northern Wisconsin, where as a youngster I first camped in tents, even as the snow fell; then in an old van my parents had modified for camping; and finally, Christmas arrived for us, and we began camping in a fifth-wheel. Read More »

N.H. campground owners asked to aid displaced campers

(July 3, 2017) - Perry Plummer, director of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, is asking campground owners and operators who have space to call 211, the system that connects callers to information about health and human service programs. Plummer also is determining whether volunteer help is available for those who sustained property damage, and he’s asking those who did to call 211 and press ‘8’. Read More »

Hope Heals Camp helps families with disabilities camp

(July 3, 2017) - Hope Heals Camp is giving families with disabilities the chance to participate in traditional camp-like fun and receive encouragement, all in the care and comfort of a family environment, reports WIAT. Originator Katherine Wolf says having the hope of others on her own journey inspired her work within the ministry. Read More »

Private campgrounds come to rescue as state parks close

(July 3, 2017) When New Jersey State Governor Chris Christie called for the state shutdown, thousands of campers who had reservations at New Jersey state parks this holiday weekend were displaced with little notice. That is when the New Jersey Campground Owners Association (NJCOA) members jumped into action. Read More »

Jason Industries bids adieu to its truck cap division

(July 3, 2017) - Jason Industries owner Jason Franklin said that the company, located at 1500 West Lusher Avenue, was selling its truck cap division to ATC Truck Covers, an Ottawa, Kansas-based company. The move will affect 70 workers in Elkhart, some of which will be moved to other divisions, but Franklin said a few layoffs are expected. Read More »

Mann RV sees surge in service work over holiday

(July 3, 2017) - At Mann RV on Route 122 in Rutland, the staff is working straight out, getting customer vehicles tuned up, tweaked and ready to go. “This is our Christmas Eve,” General Manager Jeffrey Wozniak said. “It’s crunch time right now. We’re busting our butts getting customers ready for the holiday.” Read More »

How to set up your TST TPMS System

(July 3, 2017) - On this month’s American RVer show, Jim Grich shows you the new instructional video he and Peggy Grich produced for Truck System Technologies (TST) on how to set up a 507 series tire pressure monitoring system. Read More »

Caravan Salon 2017 to attract record numbers

(July 3, 2017) - "We have reacted to the feedback received from visitors in the last two years and have now further optimized the StarterWorld. Service overall will be upgraded and individual assistance extended,” said Koschke. Read More »

When does a bug bite need attention?

(July 3, 2017) - How can you know if and when a bug bite needs medical attention? This question can be tricky, and it’s usually best to err on the side of caution if you are thinking a bite or sting is severe enough that it needs treatment. If you’re unsure, here are a couple things to keep in mind: Read More »

LCI acquires Metallarte

(July 3, 2017) - LCI Industries today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Lippert Components, has acquired Metallarte, a Siena, Italy-based manufacturer of entry and compartment doors, and its subsidiary, RV Doors, a Venice, Italy-based manufacturer of driver-side doors, to the European caravan (RV) market. Read More »