Day: February 22, 2019

Today’s guest is Dan Ball, the director of membership for FMCA. He provides a bit of history concerning the organization, and outlines the roll FMCA plays in advocacy, education, and bringing RVers together to have fun. He explains how the organization is structured and really delves into the varied training opportunities offered to FMCA members.

The topic returned from the Feb. 4 meeting where City Attorney Martha Rice said codes will need to be amended to prohibit certain camping, while meeting the 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruling not to criminalize those sleeping on public property.

The RV Tips Discount Club will offer savings on campgrounds, repair shops, hairdressers, travel agents, restaurants, landscaping, mattress companies and any other business that is willing to offer a discount to members, said Debi Hurlburt, founder of RV Tips.

Area residents opposed the development, and appealed the decision to the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board. After a lengthy hearing, the board ruled council had not followed its own policies.

“Being in this business as long as we have, we have seen multiple manufacturers come and go and we know how to support our dealers even when the manufacturer is unable to do so,” he explained.

Since starting this incredible journey last fall, we’ve learned a whole lot, starting with cooking in a teeny kitchen and drilling down to the fundamentals of dumping gray and black water as quickly and gracefully as possible.

Humans aren’t the only ones that can be scorched by Florida’s sunshine. Vehicles, boats and RVs also take a beating from the elements, but protecting those assets from the sun isn’t as easy as slapping on some sunblock or putting on a hat.

Koep added that campgrounds that fail to proactively produce their own videos risk having their image defined by guests who post unprofessional videos of their parks on Facebook or YouTube.

Winnebago Industries is seeking more than half a million dollars in state and local economic development incentives as it moves a major motorhome production line from the West Coast back to Iowa.

Elkhart-based Lippert Components Inc. has promoted Scott Meiner to chief supply chain officer. He previously served as vice president of supply chain. Over the last 20 years, he led several major operations, including chassis and axle production and window and glass tempering facilities.

Nix the cabin fever and start planning your outdoor adventure. Want to be with nature but need a little more comfort and security? No problem – just go glamping (a.k.a. luxury or glamorous camping).

Whether it’s a “break” from work or school, time away from the daily grind is always a good idea. Spring break is not only an opportunity for a getaway, it’s a reminder that we’ve made it through the dreary post-holiday winter months.

According to the National Park Service release, plans for the new facility at Rymers Access was canceled due to the inability to get heavy equipment transported to the site. The vault toilet was then shifted to the Powder Mill Campground to replace the waterborne (flush) restroom that is no longer operational after the April 2017 flood.

After considering additional conditions and legal issues at its Feb. 19 meeting, the Board of Supervisors voted 5-1-1 to approve a special-use permit for the proposed campground and RV park off Old Salem School Road in the Union Hall district.

Cooking is not always easy in a small RV kitchen when there is very little counter space to work with. These are some of the easy ways you can get more counter space as needed.

To live life to the fullest, we must be afraid. It’s in our genes. Rene touched on something in her recent post about Fearvana that got me thinking about exactly that. That being fear, and how we need to embrace it, that is.

This week, we tour two DIY campervans, built by two couples as a labor of love. We met them and toured their vans at our recent winter campout at Tahquamenon Falls in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

Anne has always dreamed of photographing the unusual rock formations of Chiricahua covered in snow, and now was the chance! Luckily the snow hadn’t stuck to the road surfaces making for a perfect scenario. Beautiful winter scenes but safe driving conditions.

The first webinar, which takes place Feb. 25 at 2 p.m. Eastern time, focuses on winter weather safety awareness. The second webinar is scheduled for Feb. 28 at 1 p.m. Eastern time. “Sexual Harassment 2019: Mutual Respect in the Workplace” will discuss how to handle harassment, complaints, and investigations.

Forest River is recalling certain 2019 Rockport vehicles. The Federal Placard may indicate an incorrect Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR), which can allow the vehicle to be overloaded. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of 49 CFR Part 567, “Certification.”


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