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(May 28, 2013) — Police are warning Edmonton citizens about an increase in battery thefts from travel trailers and specialized machinery in residential and industrial areas, reports the Beacon News.

(May 27, 2013) — The fire, which appeared to be caused by a mechanical failure, started around 10:30 a.m, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police reported. Two people escaped unharmed.

(May 27, 2013) — Giesbrecht and her friend had just picked up food from McDonald’s. Her friend was driving, and they didn’t notice anything strange when they turned into the alley, Giesbrecht said. But, when they were halfway down the alley, the shooting started and five men raced passed the camper. 

(May 24, 2013) — Three years ago, a Houston, Minn., father took his two young children to the library over Memorial Day weekend. A trailer being pulled by a pickup truck approached in the other lane, then broke free, a video on USA TODAY says.

(May 24, 2013) — In recognition of Dementia Awareness Week, the IAM, an independent road safety charity in the UK, has offered tips aimed at older drivers, says Out And About Live.

(May 24, 2013) — The holiday weekend has already gotten off to a tragic start on Utah’s freeways, says KSL. Two people were killed early this morning when the 40-foot-long motorhome they were driving crashed into a home in St. George.

(May 24, 2013) — A New Zealand motorhome owner believes he has bucked the country’s new road-user charges system, says Stuff.co.nz.

(May 23, 2013) — SooToday.com reports that the Thessalon area got hit with a storm this past weekend that downed trees, causing quite a bit of damage. Camper Sandra Scoville at Pinecrest Campground snapped several photos of the storm’s aftermath.

(May 23, 2013) — On Saturday, May 25, Dingmans Campground in Dingmans Ferry will be hosting its ninth annual music festival called Dingfest, reports The Pike County Courier.

(May 23, 2013) — Harry and Judy Wiley bring their camper trailer twice a year from Johnson City, Tenn., to Charlotte Motor Speedway to spend a week or two watching races, relaxing, and renewing friendships, writes the Charlotte Observer.

(May 23, 2013) — Consumers often let their guards down on vacation, putting them at greater risk of identity theft. In an effort to curb the growing problem of identity theft, Equifax shares the top 10 ways consumers can help protect themselves while traveling.

(May 23, 2013) — Part scavenger hunt, part educational activity, part family bonding opportunity and 100 percent fun, this photo scavenger hunt is a point based competition that will unfold on Facebook, with competitors posting pictures to gain points and race to become the “ultimate explorer.”

(May 22, 2013) — Tom Stienstra—San Francisco Chronicle outdoor columnist and the nation’s top-selling author of Moon California Camping, Moon California Hiking, and Moon Northern California Camping—offers his top 10 unforgettable scenic camping destinations.

(May 22, 2013) — Myscenicdrives.com has just launched a new feature that makes trip planning a multi-dimensional experience. RoadPreview allows users to watch their road trip plan unfold on their desktop as they anticipate every twist and turn, according to CEO Eric Theriault.

(May 22, 2013) — “Motorhome safety is not rocket science; it’s just plain common sense. You are driving a bigger vehicle than the family car, so more precautions have to be taken. You need to drive a little slower and be a little more vigilant about backing up and driving under structures.”

(May 21, 2013) — The National Motorhome Show 2013 offered visitors even more value for their money with the return of the MMM seminars – and you can watch them all now on Motorhome TV, writes Out And About Live.

(May 21, 2013) — If you’re driving down the road and come across a camper with a 50-foot periscope sticking up into the sky, you just might have crossed paths with Ira Leifer, says WBUR. His vehicle is sniffing the air for methane.

(May 21, 2013) — For almost 100 years, the Hilltop Women at the Lancaster Camp Ground have volunteered their time to raise money for campground and community improvements. In June, the 24-member group will stay busy when it hosts a fundraiser called the Author/Artist Tea, reports the Lancaster Eagle Gazette.

(May 20, 2013) — Brenda Negley lives in the midst of towering Giant Sequoias every summer at Nelder Grove. Her position as campground host and her many hours of volunteerism have been nationally recognized; she has been named the Sierra National Forest Regional and National Campground Host of the Year, writes the Sierra Star.

(May 20, 2013) — The Calgary Herald reports that from the bird’s-eye view of a helicopter, more than 100 provincial forestry staff and RCMP are patrolling remote Alberta campgrounds, looking for unruly campers and campsites, littering, and destruction over the Victoria Day long weekend.


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