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Failed trade-ins wreak havoc on credit scores

(Oct. 26, 2009) -- When Robert and Donna Zarb traded in their 2005 recreational vehicle for a newer model last year, they said Walt Michal’s RV Superstore in Belleville promised to pay off the loan on their old RV. But the store never did. The dealership now is out of business, leaving the Waterford couple on the hook for the $179,700 balance on their trade-in, plus the $256,874 cost of the new RV. Read More »

Firefighter injured battling motorhome blaze in Arizona

(Oct. 15, 2009) -- According to a spokesman from the Buckeye Police Department, 26-year-old firefighter Marcus Haynes was conducting a sweep of the burning motorhome when conditions changed, the fire flared up and flames swallowed him. Police said Haynes suffered first- and second-degree burns on his hands and one arm that are not life-threatening. Read More »

New York congressional candidate hits campaign trail in RV

(Oct. 21, 2009) -- Assemblywoman Dede Scozzafava, Republican and Independence Party candidate for the 23rd Congressional District, announced today that she is kicking off a two week, district-wide RV tour to rally supporters and discuss the issues that matter most to residents of the sprawling district. Read More »

Keystone recalls 304 travel trailers to correct label problem

(Oct. 30, 2009) -- The units in question fail to comply with the requirements of Part 567 certification in that the information provided on the federal identification tag and tire/loading information label is incorrect. Overloading the RV can lead to tire failure, which increases the risk of a crash. Read More »

RVers pen ebook on running a business from an RV

(Oct. 20, 2009) -- Freedom: Earning A Full-Time Income While RVing is an electronic book that covers everything you need to know about earning a full-time income on the road by turning trash into cash. You will learn about how to start an eBay auction business or how to tap into the Jackson's complete turnkey service to do all of the internet marketing work for you. "Your job is to find the items, we sell them, collect the money, transfer the money to your account, and then notify you that the item should be shipped," said Lisa. Read More »

RVing goes to the dogs in California

(Oct. 26, 2009) -- Luckily, conditions are improving for dogs that camp or go RVing with their families. It makes economic sense: Statistics show that 50 to 75 percent of the nation's RVers travel with a pet, enticing some private park owners to become more sensitive to the needs of dog owners. Read More »

Guns allowed into national parks without permit

(Oct. 21, 2009) -- While federal officials are trying to figure out the nuances of the law to develop guidance for park rangers, one said there appears to be little question that toting firearms openly will be allowed, depending on the law of the state in which the park is located. Read More »

California city contemplates RV parking restrictions

(Oct. 30, 2009) -- Calimesa has been considering the ordinance’s purpose and intent, vehicle definitions, parking requirements (residential and public streets), limitations of usage, maintenance, temporary permits for guests and other minor modifications. Read More »

Residents of Pennyslvania community oppose RV restrictions

(Oct. 19, 2009) -- The owner of a local flea market claims the proposed ordinance, which allows only two RVs per property, with the exception of an RV park, would affect his business because there have been up to five campers on the site, including the converted bus which is used as a security office. Boehm said he has 500 signatures on petitions opposing the ban. Read More »

American Coach delivers first unit under new management

(Oct. 23, 2009) -- American Coach announced it retailed its first VIP factory delivery, an optional service available to all American Coach customers, since American Industrial Partners, Inc. acquired the company in July. VIP factory delivery is unique in that customers take delivery of their new American Coach model where it was built, and to learn how to operate it with a factory representative. Read More »

Some families trade in homes for RVs

(Nov. 5, 2009) -- Now their new life allows them to travel throughout the country while their children do schoolwork online. Recently, Dave landed a new job which allows him to work from their trailer home, but the family is still planning on remaining in the RV for the time being.

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RV dump site in Colorado closed through December

(Nov. 5, 2009) -- Renovations of Broomfield’s RV waste dump station will take longer than planned, and the facility will remain closed through Dec. 20. The dump was scheduled to reopen Nov. 15, however, the contractor working on the project has experienced a delay in the delivery of parts.

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Multiple units damaged in blaze at Alabama storage facility

(Nov. 5, 2009) -- While motorhomes toward the back of the storage area were destroyed, some of the motorhomes and travel trailers in front of the burned sheds also suffered damage. The heat, alone, from the blaze was so hot that the tires on some of the travel trailers were melted.

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Students object to RVs parked at Mississippi State games

(Nov. 3, 2009) -- Our cars get towed. It's ridiculous these measures are taken considering some students are still in class at 5 p.m. It is beyond my understanding as to why we should be expected to follow these regulations when the people with RVs rarely follow the rules set out for them.

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Wyoming county sues RV owners for code violations

(Nov. 3, 2009) -- The code, building, fire, health and animal control officers who conducted the inspections found more than 25 unlicensed or inoperable vehicles; eight camper trailers; two mobile home frames; piles of tires; 15 barrels of household trash, and a pile of empty five-gallon water bottles; nine refrigerators without their doors removed; washers, dryers and stoves in unusable condition; three boats on trailer and four mobile homes in dilapidated condition.

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