RV industry targeting new breed of young RVers

The South Bend Tribune reported last week that 44 percent of the 1.2 million households in North America that started camping last year were millennials ages 19 to 35, according to the 2016 North American Camping Report, an annual independent study sponsored by Kampgrounds of America. And of that pool of new campers, the study found 18 percent were African-American, 11 percent Hispanic and 10 percent…

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What’s a good HDTV antenna for an RV?

By Chris Dougherty Chris Dougherty is a certified RV technician. Here is a letter he received from an RV Travel reader. Dear Chris,I just watched your video on the Rayzar antenna. I have a Roadtrek (camper van) which does not have a Winegard antenna on the roof. Would you have suggestions for an HDTV antenna for this type of RV. —Dave Dear…

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How to keep your fridge running smoothly

Before driving off on their adventures this summer, RVers can help avoid problems on the road by properly servicing and maintaining their recreational vehicles’ refrigerators. An expert at Norcold, a leading manufacturer of RV gas-absorption refrigerators, advises an annual checkup at a local dealer or service center to optimize refrigerator performance and help prevent problems on the road. “RV refrigerators…

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Protect your campsite from mosquitoes, other insects

By Bob Difley Completely portable, this lightweight propane-powered fogger is the most economical way to kill mosquitoes, biting flies, and flying insects. The secret is in the microscopic particles it produces – up to 7 times finer than mist! The fog floats and penetrates deep into landscaped and brushy areas where mosquitoes hide – killing mosquitoes on contact and creating…

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Could it happen? ‘Viagra’ Old Faithful?

An $11 billion maintenance backlog has National Park Service Director Jonathan Jarvis proposing “an unprecedented level of corporate donations” to the national parks, according to the Washington Post. In return for their money, companies would get an unprecedented amount of exposure in those parks. So does this mean that you could soon visit Coors Rocky Mountain National Park? No. Under…

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