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(July 17, 2013) — On Monday night the Planning Board voted unanimously to require a Plymouth couple to move their camper 10 feet back from the road and to shield it more completely by planting several trees, reports Wicked Local Plymouth.

(July 17, 2013) — Campgrounds opened up this past weekend for Jamboree in the Hills in Morristown, and campers and country music fans began pouring in, reports the Steubenville Herald Star. Opening ceremonies begin Thursday.

(July 16, 2013) — The Denton Record Chronicle reports that New Hope Baptist Church in Aubrey was surrounded this past week by recreational vehicles driven by volunteers from a mission group called Campers on Mission, who helped the church construct its new Family Life Center.

(July 16, 2013) — The Sahuarita Sun writes that one of the challenges of RVing is exercising when you’re accustomed to having a fully equipped fitness center. So for those who find themselves without one, the Sun says these suggestions will work just as well.

(July 16, 2013) — A new review of deaths caused by lightning between 2006-2012 shows that of the 152 that occurred while the victim was participating in a leisure activity, fishing tops the list at 26 deaths and camping was next with 15 deaths, reports the Bellingham Herald.

(July 16, 2013) — Imagine a giant wrapped RV traveling around the United States for the entire month of September, all to raise awareness for childhood cancer. A recent Columbus college graduate, Nellie Krumlauf is grabbing some passionate people, hopping on an RV and stopping in 11 cities to raise a voice for kids and teens everywhere.

(July 16, 2013) — The Dickinson Press writes that a Colorado man is lucky to be alive after an oil tanker truck rolled down a hill in Watford City, N.D., late Saturday and pushed the camper where he was sleeping into an adjacent house.

(July 15, 2013) — Carolyn Underwood does not consider herself to be outdoorsy, yet she camped for six months last year at Chester Frost Park in Hixson, writes the Chattanooga Times Free Press. However, she and her husband, Steve, were hardly roughing it in their fully equipped RV.

(July 15, 2013) — ABC 57 News reports that 41-year-old Jerry Deavers, Jr. is in custody after he allegedly tried to break into a Forest River Cardinal at Forest River, Inc. in Elkhart.

(July 15, 2013) — Starcraft RV, Inc. is recalling 36 model year 2014 Launch Ultra Light travel trailers. An incorrect cargo carrying capacity is printed on the RV Trailer Cargo Carrying Capacity Label and the Tire and Loading Information Placard.

(July 15, 2013) — Monaco RV, LLC is recalling 2,250 recreational vehicles that were manufactured Oct. 12, 2009, through March 15, 2013 and have the water tanks mounted under the floor within enclosed underbellies. The water tank mounting system may fail.

(July 15, 2013) — Augusta RV, LLC is recalling 36 model year 2013-2014 FLEX recreational trailers. Due to a design change in the power awning motor assembly, the motor assembly screws may unknowingly shear.

(July 15, 2013) — Days after a tornado tore through the Tropic Isles RV Park in Palmetto, residents are trying to restore normalcy, reports the Bradenton Herald.

(July 15, 2013) — Campers ‘going’ outdoors are often told to burn toilet paper after using it because it takes a long time to break down and can blow about in the wind, reports BBC News. But the Mountaineering Council of Scotland (MCofS) said the practice has increased the risk of wildfires in the recent warm weather.

(July 15, 2013) — In the world of housing and shelter, the recreational vehicle can also qualify for the mortgage interest deduction as a second home, writes the Prescott Daily Courier.

(July 12, 2013) — Greenville Online writes that when kids hear the music of an ice cream truck, they start running. Running is the entire point of the City of Greenville Parks and Recreation Department’s newest tool, the “Mobi-Rec,” a mobile recreation vehicle.

(July 12, 2013) — A northern Indiana couple was arrested Tuesday evening on suspicion of dealing psychedelic mushrooms out of a recreational vehicle, reports the Tribune-Star.

(July 12, 2013) — This week, Homer police charged a 66-year-old man with first-degree arson, a felony, for allegedly torching his own motorhome. Homer News reports that the man was also charged with failure to control or report a dangerous fire.

(July 12, 2013) — The opening of the Craven Country Jamboree camping area resulted in a lot of anger Wednesday morning from festival devotees lined up for miles. CKOM reports that the opening of the grounds was delayed because heavy rain left standing water where campers would have set up.

(July 12, 2013) — First Coast News reports that Florida requires drivers to buckle up if they’re driving a car. But what if the car is in a campground and not on the roadway? Charles Ross found out the hard way that drivers have to wear their seat belts there too.


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