Day: January 25, 2019

There was a story published today on the New Atlas blog site announcing Ford would start selling Class B motorhomes this spring through auto dealerships in Europe. I found the story intriguing for a number of reasons, and wondered what impact that could have on the North American RV market should automakers here see a similar opportunity. This type of arrangement has potential to really shake up the American RV market.

Lockstraps are security cables combined with straps, similar to joining traditional bike locks to ratchet straps. The hidden stainless steel cable deters over 90% of thieves, the release noted.

Employees at Erwin Hymer Group have been given some clarity as they still face an uncertain future, CTV News reported. The company told employees yesterday that there are no layoffs planned in the next few months.

(Jan. 25, 2019) — Oregonian’s participation in outdoor recreation activities saves the state $1.4 billion annually in healthcare costs, according to a report released recently by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD).

(Jan. 25, 2019) — GoAllOutdoors.com has ranked the best and worst winter states in the U.S. for outdoor recreation. The rankings were created through research and analysis from multiple data sources covering climate, public land and geographical features. Each category given a defined weight in the ranking data.

(Jan. 25, 2019) — “I personally love winter; when the Quebec carnival happens, it can be negative 30 and they don’t even seem to think about the cold,” he says. “Back in Winnipeg, everyone is complaining about winter. I thought, ‘There are 800,000 people here. Winter isn’t going away. Why don’t we do something to engage the place we are at?’”

This week’s episode of Rollin’ On TV visits the original family owner of Lakewood Campground in Myrtle Beach, S.C.; storing hitches when not in use, and preventing seals from cracking and drying out.

Wholesale shipments ended 2018 with 483,672 units, down -4.1% compared to the 504,599 units in 2017. However, the shipment total for 2018 was still the second highest on comparable record.

The Westfalia-converted Ford Nugget camper van has gotten a fresh lease on life thanks to the recently updated Transit Custom van that serves as its base. Come spring, the Nugget will be offered directly through Ford dealerships in select European markets.

(Jan. 25, 2019) — Area residents are invited to join Knob Noster State Park staff to learn about the park’s first spring blooms, the powerful Leave No Trace principles and other aspects a new season might bring.

(Jan. 25, 2019) — More than 10,000 waste tires were collected by volunteers and officials in T.O Fuller State Park Monday and those tires will soon be shredded and used for park trails.

(Jan. 25, 2019) — The announcement was made by Governor Jim Justice at a special ceremony Thursday morning. The money will go to Pipestem Resort State Park.

(Jan. 25, 2019) — A lone cougar killed a young-of-year elk off Tunnel Mountain Road adjacent to the campground on Friday (Jan. 18). Cougars have also taken down a coyote and a young mule deer close to town in the past three weeks.

(Jan. 25, 2019) — The applicant is Lakepoint Campgrounds, wanting to continue use of the land as a residential/campground business “with no changes.”

(Jan. 25, 2019) — A private campground on the Mississippi line may soon become a county-owned site with potential to join Chickasabogue Park as a crown jewel of the county’s recreational and environmental assets.

(Jan. 25, 2019) — From iconic destinations like Tahquamenon Falls State Park in the eastern Upper Peninsula to lesser-known gems like Hayes State Park in southeastern Michigan’s Irish Hills, the Great Lakes State offers 103 state parks to enjoy.

(Jan. 25, 2019) — A new year has arrived, and before you know it RV travel season will be here, too. You want to begin gathering your equipment now, checking your new or existing RV gear and hardware, and preparing your RV for the road trips of spring, summer and fall.

(Jan. 25, 2019) — These shows give potential buyers and ‘wannabes’ an opportunity to quickly see many makes and models of motor coaches and travel trailers — at one time and at one place. Here are shows schedule for Jan. 31-Feb. 10, 2019

(Jan. 25, 2019) — Are you thinking of buying an RV? You might need to double down on your savings. RVs are a luxury that many of us simply can’t afford. They can easily cost upwards of $100,000 and that’s not even including maintenance fees, repairs, and gas.

(Jan. 25, 2019) — As I sit here hacking toxic Salton Sea dust kicked up by high winds, all I can say is: At least it isn’t Basin And Range! That was the worst cold and wind we have ever endured in the rig.

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