(July 22, 2013) — The Utah Supreme Court has sided with a family that sued the state after a bear killed their 11-year-old son at a campground in American Fork Canyon in 2007. The Kansas City Star reports that the child’s parents can now pursue damages of more than a half-million dollars.
(July 22, 2013) — Dutchmen Manufacturing, Inc. is recalling 543 model year 2013-2014 Aspen travel trailers, certain model year 2013-2014 Coleman travel trailers, and certain model year 2013-2014 Dutchmen travel trailers. Heat from the range burner may melt the propane supply hose.
(July 22, 2013) — EverGreen Recreational Vehicles, LLC is recalling 34 model year 2013 Bay Hill fifth wheel travel trailers. Due to a design change in the power awning motor assembly, the motor assembly screws may unknowingly shear.
(July 22, 2013) — The highly stylized, black exterior of this converted RV will be hard to ignore. With a look and feel inspired by the eye-catching design of Cracker Jack’D packaging, the RV comes complete with a transparent water-filled dunk tank dubbed “Splash Party.” Fans will not only get to try the Cracker Jack’D snacks, they’ll get a shot at knocking someone into the dunk tank.
(July 19, 2013) — Coos Bay World reports that The Oregon Coast RV Jamboree, held at The Mill Casino-Hotel in North Bend, ended Thursday. And Ray Doering, communications manager for the Mill, says the Bay Area can expect more of these rallies coming off the success of last year’s FMCA Northwest Rally.
(July 19, 2013) — Mecum Auctions has announced it will be auctioning off late actor Steve McQueen’s last known personal vehicle at the Mecum Celebrity Items Auction: Celebrating the Legendary History of Hollywood at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif., July 26-27, 2013, reports Boxscore.
(July 19, 2013) — Robeson County authorities are asking for help in finding out who set a fire in Parkton that destroyed a camper belonging to a Special Forces soldier, writes the Fayetteville Observer.
(July 19, 2013) — Lauren Allen, writing for RadioMD.com, notes that people can have a tick (or three) burrowed in your skin without even feeling a thing. According to Allen, removing ticks, which was once a chore requiring a tweezers to pluck the pest off the skin,is now a swab of cotton balls away.
(July 19, 2013) — On Wednesday, camper owners in Keweenaw County came to the county Board of Commissioners meeting to protest an ordinance requiring them to move the campers off their property by Nov. 30, reports the Daily Mining Gazette.
(July 18, 2013) — Patch.com reports that 57-year-old Charles Russell Long, who took video of girls in bikinis at Corona’s Glen Ivy RV Park pool to make child pornography, will spend the next 20 years in prison.
(July 18, 2013) — If you don’t have plans this weekend, then travel to the annual Green Country RV & Boat Show in Tulsa and check out the newest RVs, boats and other outdoor products, says Tulsa World.
(July 18, 2013) — Preparations are already being made for 2013’s NCC Motorhome and Caravan Show, which will be held Oct. 15-20 at Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre. The Caravan Times says tickets are on sale now for the event.
(July 18, 2013) — SellMyRVToday.com wants people to be aware of the high costs and risks that can afflict an RV owner who decides to sell a recreational vehicle on an RV consignment lot or on his or her own without professional help.
(July 18, 2013) — Sometimes holidaymakers will need to pop back to the UK, and will find that they need to leave their motorhome unattended for a certain period of time. However, many motorhome insurance companies will not cover motorhomes left abroad.
(July 18, 2013) — In an attempt to lure the grey nomad dollar and shake off its reputation as begin an unfriendly RV destination, Tasmania’s councils are opening up more areas to campervans and motorhomes, reports The Mercury.
(July 18, 2013) — The Unicat Terracross Expedition Vehicle is anything but a typical camper, writes Translogic. The $600,000 behemoth is built for those travelers who want to get more adventure out of their journey than a standard RV can offer.
(July 17, 2013) — As of late Tuesday, the condition of the 10-year-old boy who sustained a traumatic head injury after falling from a golf cart at Sherkston Shores Beach Resort and Campground in Port Colborne Monday night remained unknown, reports the Niagara Falls Review.
(July 17, 2013) — As of last week, about 2,500 people had registered for the annual Winnebago Itasca Travelers Grand National Rally in Forest City, according to Winnebago’s Sheila Davis. But when all the motorhomes and towables are on the grounds, the attendance will likely be higher than last year, reports the Mason City Globe Gazette.
(July 17, 2013) — ABC News writes that eight cats accustomed to the comforts of a house have been squeezed into a 30-foot motorhome with the family Chihuahua. Bob Walker and Frances Mooney have sold the San Diego home known as “The Cats’ House,” and are moving to Fredericksburg, Va.
(July 17, 2013) — “We’re also using this RV tour as an opportunity to educate consumers about how important it is to shop and buy services from local businesses,” said Smith. “The more we support local business, the more revenue and jobs are created to help strengthen our local communities and the overall economy.