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Indiana congressional candidate adopts RV strategy in campaign

(Oct. 7, 2009) -- Brose McVey said he thinks the RV will help give him visibility the other candidates don't have. “And what this is is not only a way to symbolize our commitment to be out in these communities, but it's a way to get there and be there and stay there and spend a lot of time there,” he said. Read More »

RV parking issue ignites community debate in New York

(Sept. 23, 2009) -- “The RV group is a very small special interest lobby — perhaps one in 75 or 100 residents (and) I don’t think they should be allowed to dictate change to an existing law,” Rust said. He argued that the expense of storing these vehicles shouldn’t be too much for those who could afford these “expensive toys.” Read More »

Motorhomes take to racetrack Halloween night in Ohio

(Oct. 13, 2009) -- The race is huge. Well, maybe not the race, but the race vehicles. “It’s also ponderous, cumbersome, slow, and anything but boring,” say its promoters. It’s the General RV Center Mean Motorhome Race, the most unlikely drag race imaginable. With speeds and times approaching “that of a startled Water Buffalo,” track officials are careful to allow plenty of time to complete this preposterous event. Read More »

Couple helps Hostfest RVers feel at home

(Sept. 28, 2009) -- Alan Doerr and his wife, Elma, celebrated his 85th birthday Thursday by moving their camper onto the state fairgrounds. They coordinate the many volunteers who register RV visitors, answer guests' questions and see that the center is stocked with 40 to 80 dozen doughnuts every morning. The hospitality headquarters is an information center, a socialization spot and a ticket exchange for people whose last-minute plans require some buying and selling. Read More »

New research discovers safety risk using portable generators near homes

(Oct. 7, 2009) -- New research from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) shows that to prevent potentially dangerous levels of carbon monoxide, users may need to keep generators farther from the house than previously believed—perhaps as much as 25 feet. Up to half of the incidents of non-fatal carbon monoxide poisoning reported in the 2004 and 2005 hurricane seasons involved generators run within 7 feet of the home, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read More »

Florida community seeks input on restricting RV parking

(Sept. 23, 2009) -- Currently, RVs, boats and trailers can be parked in the side yard as long as they are even with or behind the front of the house. They can be parked in the driveway as long as there is enough room for two other vehicles.The county requires RVs to be parked five feet from the property line. Read More »

California couple uses RV as evacuation vehicle to escape fires

(Oct. 5, 2009) -- The couple, who live near Mountain High Ski resort, said they had been up since 4 a.m. when a friend called to tell them that the town was under a mandatory evacuation order. They piled their 1-year-old son, two dogs and pet pig into their RV and went to a Red Cross shelter set up at the Victorville fairground. 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 »