NASA dismisses solar eclipse myths

Next Monday, August 21st, the first total solar eclipse will be visible to America since 1918. RVers, campers and outdoor enthusiasts have prepared for months, even years, for the three-minute stretch of darkness. Campgrounds are completely booked (some even added more spaces to hold more visitors), and traffic jams are predicted to last hours. Throughout this week we have asked…

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Camper wanted for murder at lake. Have you seen him?

(August 15, 2017) — U.S. marshals have issued a $5,000 reward for a man suspected of drowning another man, Samuel Smith, on July 26 in a Mississippi campground on Chewalla Lake in Holly Springs. An arrest warrant has been issued for Joshua Fletcher, 31, of Louisiana. According to a Marshall County Sheriff’s spokesman, Smith, Fletcher and Smith’s dog were seen…

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New Fuel Injector Pro combats carbon deposits, restores performance

  By Bob Difley Vehicles today are more advanced than ever before, but despite the latest in technological advancements, they still can’t clean themselves, especially the inside of the engine. To keep advanced and traditional engines running like new, Gold Eagle Co. is introducing a new, high-quality fuel system cleaner to its popular 104+ Performance lineup, 104+® Fuel Injector Pro.…

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Make operation of your A/C in summer safer with SmartPlug

  By Bob Difley During the heat of summer, many RV owners turn on their air conditioning units. Whether portable or installed, they have serious power requirements that can strain and overload outdated, twist-type shore power systems. A safer approach is to use the revolutionary SmartPlug. Available in 30- or 50-amp models, the SmartPlug consists of an inlet and cordset…

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Recall on motorhomes with defective headlights

REV Recreation Group (REV) is recalling 219 model year 2017-2018 Fleetwood Discovery and Discovery LXE, and Holiday Rambler Endeavor, Endeavor XE, and Admiral XE motorhomes, as well as 2018 Monaco Diplomat, Fleetwood Pace Arrow, Bounder, Flair, and Storm motorhomes, and Holiday Rambler Navigator and Vacationer XE motorhomes. The affected vehicles may have been manufactured with headlights that do not have…

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Public lands management — Does history repeat itself?

  By Bob Difley Editor’s note: In light of the recent push by some agencies of the U.S. government to increase the amount of management of public campgrounds by private concessionaires, it’s interesting to look back to 2010 regarding the same topic. Writing under the headline “Campers express displeasure with public lands campground concessionaires,” Bob Difley presented some interesting notes…

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