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Good Sam pulls rally out of Greenville, Miss.

(Oct. 20, 2009) -- After a seven-year stint in Greenville, Mississippi Good Sam officials decided to move its annual Spring Samboree to Starkville starting next year. Darrell Hugueley, state director of the organization, said that the annual event had experienced a decline in attendance during the past two years. The number of recreational vehicles in attendance dropped from an average of 180 to 120, Hugueley said. He blamed the decrease in attendance primarily on members of the group wanting a new venue with different sights. Read More »

Canadian environmentalist discovers that RVing can be fun, fuel-efficient

(Oct. 16, 2009) -- As it turns out, in the off season, you're pretty much on your own in the RV world. There were a handful of other campers in the stunning West Coast campsites we found, but we didn't encounter any hikers on the leaf-strewn trails and had most of the rugged beaches to ourselves. Parked in a quiet campsite in the coastal rain forest, with the waves crashing on the stormy beach and a propane stove at hand proved to be an amazing way to escape, sort of like a weekend at your own portable cabin. Read More »

Pennsylvania city drops RV parking ordinance

(Oct. 21, 2009) -- More than 60 visitors, some waiting in the hallway outside the township supervisors' meeting room, gathered to hear the decision on the ordinance, which Supervisors Norman Giancola, chairman, Sandra Greer and Philip Dent decided, after about 2.5 hours, to withdraw. Read More »

Missing New Hampshire RVer found in Colorado

(Oct. 20, 2009) -- Bernard Goldwater, 52 of Nashua, N.H., the subject of an intensive search Friday and Saturday, was found late Sunday when his motorhome went into a ditch on CR 250 west of Salida. Chaffee County Sheriff Tim Walker reported Goldwater, whose identity was unknown during the search, was apparently unaware of the massive effort to locate him. The search was abandoned late Saturday after footprints rescuers were following dead-ended at Old Monarch Pass. Read More »

Yellowstone to slash number of snowmobile permits in half

(Oct. 16, 2009) -- On Thursday, the park announced that the new daily limits, to be in effect for the next two winters, would allow up to 318 snowmobiles and up to 78 snow coaches, vans fitted with special treads to move over the snow. Over the last five winters, the park has allowed up to 720 snowmobiles a day, though actual use has been far less. Read More »

National Park Service video teaches people to be good park visitors

(Oct. 22, 2009) -- The 9.5-minute video, on-line for the first time, addresses the importance of taking a personal role in preserving the outdoor experience for future generations. It provides a vivid and adventurous display of outdoor scenery, showcasing wild animals, breathtaking scenery, and presents how people can incorporate Leave No Trace principles when they are outdoors. Read More »

Florida RV owner loses two units to fire in two months

(Oct. 20, 2009) -- Fire investigator Frank Elkins said this was the second RV fire at this property in as many months, both from the use of a burning candle. The resident, Deborah Moore, escaped the home without injury. "I moved into this RV after my other one burned two months ago," Moore said. "I lit a candle this morning in the bathroom and went back to sleep on the couch. I woke up later and saw smoke coming from the bathroom." Read More »

Montana Supreme Court orders trial in case of RV damaged by pet urine

(Oct. 15, 2009) -- The Montana Supreme Court has ordered a trial in the case of a woman who bought a used recreational vehicle from a Missoula business and later found it had been badly damaged by pet urine. Woodruff appealed to the Montana Supreme Court, arguing that the arbitration clause was not within her reasonable expectations as a consumer and because she did not knowingly waive her constitutional rights to a jury trial and to access the court system. Read More »

For sale: Swindler’s swanky motorhome

(Oct. 22, 2009) -- The US Marshals Service is auctioning off a luxury station wagon once owned by swindler Bernard Madoff and the RV that hedge-fund crook Samuel Israel III lived in while on the lam last year. Read More »

Canadian city mulls restrictive RV parking laws

(Oct. 20, 2009) -- Richmond, B.C., residents could be fined $10,000 plus court costs if they fail to follow a proposed ordinance. Under the bylaw, travel trailers and boats can be stored in an "on-site parking space" on residential lots. But if parked in a front yard, they must be screened by "an opaque landscape screen of trees or shrubs" at least 1.8 metres high. If parked in a back or side yard, the vehicles must be screened by a two-metre high solid fence. Read More »

Freightliner offers motorhome buyers up to $1,250 in free fuel

(Oct. 15, 2009) -- Motorhome enthusiasts who have waited out the bumpy road of a rough economy to buy a new rig now have 1,250 reasons to start planning their next road trip immediately in a new RV. Called "Fueled By Us," Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation (FCCC) is offering a $1,250 fuel card with the purchase of any qualifying new motorhome built on a Freightliner chassis from dealers in the United States and Canada. The Fueled By Us offer is available from Oct. 15 to Dec. 31. Read More »