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Fun ideas to celebrate a child’s birthday while RVing

(Dec. 28, 2009) -- How do RVers celebrate kids birthdays on the road? The simple answer to this question is the same way as they do at home. Of course, nothing is ever simple. In an RV it can be better than simple. When you're RVing, instead of having your cake and ice cream at the kitchen table you can pick a special destination and make your birthday an event to remember.

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BLM struggles with illegal dumping on federal land

(Dec. 28, 2009) -- Illegally dumped garbage is piling up on federal lands, often creating toxic hazards and costly cleanups. And nowhere is it more apparent than on the vast, often-stunning tracts owned by the Bureau of Land Management, the nation's largest landlord with some 412,000 square miles, mostly in 12 Western states.

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Happy “glampers” pitch luxury to camping skeptics

(Dec. 28, 2009) -- Five-star tents, which increasingly are being pitched about the country, are a long way from burnt sausages, leaking canvas and night treks through bush with a roll of toilet paper and shovel. The trend has been dubbed ''glamping'' - marketing speak for a more glamorous outdoor holiday. Camping stores, too, are cashing in by catering for wealthier, more discerning travellers.

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Workampers serve as Amazon’s elves

(Dec. 26, 2009) -- A few years back Chris Dunphy and Cherie Ve Ard flipped the bird to their desk jobs, packed their belongings in a custom 5 meter solar-powered fibreglass camper, and hit the road to live “at the intersection of Epic and Awesome.” A couple months ago, while staying with friends, they noticed that Amazon was luring RVers to Coffeyville, Kansas, the site of the retail giant’s original and largest fulfilment center.

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Ohio couple’s RV becomes mobile hospital waiting room

(Dec. 24, 2009) -- Erik and Cheryl Johnson of LaRue in Marion County still have a 2005 Mandalay Presidio parked in the lot. It's been there weekdays since Nov. 30, so that Mrs. Johnson can receive hyperbaric oxygen therapy at OSU Medical Center East. The two are used to the accommodations. They've camped for 32 years.

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Man identified in Arizona RV fire

(Dec. 23, 2009) -- The body of Victor M. Bichama, 50, was found inside an RV parked outside a home in the 100 block of East Martin Drive after fire crews responded Saturday about 11 p.m.

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Interstate Batteries offers battery maintenance tips for RVers

(Dec. 23, 2009) -- Inactivity can be extremely harmful to all lead-acid batteries. If seasonal use is anticipated, Interstate Batteries recommends that RV owners store batteries in as cool a place as possible. However, do not store in a location constantly below 32 degrees Fahrenheit. Batteries will discharge when stored; the lower the temperature the lower the self discharge.

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Deputies investigate murder-suicide at Texas RV park

(Dec. 22, 2009) -- Investigators believe a retired minister fatally shot his Alzheimer’s disease-stricken wife before he apparently took his own life, authorities said. A property manager at Palm Shadows RV Park discovered James and Pauline “Polly” Brown’s bodies inside the living room of their home along Date Palm Drive early Monday afternoon.

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Infant seriously burned in Florida RV fire

(Dec. 22, 2009) --  A 3-month-old child was burned this morning in a recreational vehicle fire in Lake County and has been flown to a hospital. The infant's current condition is unknown, but it was serious enough that they flew the child from the scene to Arnold Palmer Hospital.

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National Park Service to fund California Route 66 preservation

(Dec. 22, 2009) -- Of the eight states through which Route 66 passed -- the others are Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico and Arizona -- California is the only one that has not done a cultural survey of the highway. With $65,000 in funding from the park service, the foundation plans to hire a consultant to document the state's portion of the Route 66 corridor.

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Man dies in RV fire in Arizona

(Dec. 21, 2009) -- After extinguishing a recreational vehicle fire in the 100 block of East Martin Drive, members of the Sierra Vista Fire Department discovered the remains of an unidentified male at about 11 p.m. Saturday.

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