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Delaware could get its first national park

(Oct. 20, 2009) -- The state’s congressional delegation plans to introduce legislation Tuesday to create a history-themed park with a center in New Castle and multiple satellite locations. Topics would include European settlement and Delaware’s role as the first state to ratify the Constitution. Delaware is the only state without a unit of the National Park Service. Read More »

Work campers enjoy traveling the country on a budget

(Oct. 28, 2009) -- The work camper lifestyle may not be for everyone, but many people enjoy the freedom that this lifestyle provides. Doing odd jobs while on the road allows the traveler to enjoy a full time RV lifestyle without having to first retire. This allows them to see the world while they are still young and in good health. Read More »

RV used for medical research in Pennsylvania community

(Oct. 19, 2009) -- Jeff Trull is behind the wheel of a massive camper with green curtains and beige carpeting and $140,000 worth of scientific equipment inside. It’s a laboratory on wheels. Each week, he and another Tufts University graduate student, whom he calls his “co-pilot,” drive this RV up and down the streets of Somerville collecting pollution data. They are measuring air quality at all hours of the day so that they can track how pollution levels change with different traffic volumes and wind speeds. Read More »

Blogger encourages RVers to practice “petiquette”

(Oct. 22, 2009) -- Jaimie Hall Bruzenak, blogging at Everything About RVing, encourages RVers who travel with their pets to practice what she calls good "petiquette" while staying in RV parks. "While most RVers are responsible pet owners, the few who aren’t can jeopardize the ability of all pet owners to stay in a park." Read More »

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 »