Boat dealers compete with RV dealers for techs

One reason why RV techs seem to be in short supply among RV dealerships is the competition for techs by the boating industry, reports Woodall’s Campground Management. Like the RV industry, the boating sector is also dealing with a shortage of technicians. According to an oped by Soundings Trade Only, a recent announcement by the RV Industry Association is likely…

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Newberry National Volcanic Monument closes campgrounds for season

If you had hopes of camping at Newberry National Volcanic Monument you may need to change your plans. Several campgrounds within the monument will close early for the season because of a project designed to remove diseased trees, reports The Bulletin. The U.S. Forest Service announced that it will begin the “Shield” forest management project that will remove trees showing…

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Lightning-caused wildfires break out across Central Oregon

It seems that hot and dry Central Oregon has not been able to avoid wildfires breaking out as have plagued California. Central Oregon Fire Management Service responded to 46 new fires Friday, several growing large in the hot, dry conditions, and threatening several campgrounds, reported KTVZ News. (Update: Hwy. 26 reopens; campgrounds under Level 2, 1 alerts; Warm Springs fire…

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RV Daily Tips Newsletter 955

Issue 955 • August 20, 2018 This newsletter is brought to you Monday through Thursday by RVtravel.com and is funded primarily through voluntary subscription contributions from our readers. Thank you! U.S. shoppers: Shop at Amazon.com Canadian shoppers: Shop at Amazon.ca QUICK TIPS Shopping for a motorhome? Advantages and disadvantages of buying used Advantages of buying used: When buying used, you…

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Camping fees to rise at Arkansas’ Buffalo National River

Administrators at the Buffalo National River want to increase fees at some campsites. The park last raised camping fees in 2013, said Cassandra Johannsen, a park ranger. “Camping fees at Buffalo National River are used to pay seasonal staff to maintain camping facilities, and for updates to facilities like hiking trails and amphitheaters,” she said. The park’s campsites range from…

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RV Travel Newsletter Issue 859

Learn about RV camping, RV travel, RV news and much more. This newsletter, now in its 17th year of continuous publication, is funded primarily through advertising and voluntary subscription contributions from our readers. Thank you! U.S. shoppers: Shop at Amazon.com Canadian shoppers: Shop at Amazon.ca Issue 859 • Week of August 18-24, 2018   #rvtravel Editor’s corner  With Chuck Woodbury…

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Camping World marches on to dominate the RV market

In case you have not been paying attention, here’s a quick look at how Marcus Lemonis and his Camping World have been moving to dominate the RV sales, parts and service industry. In the second quarter alone of this year, Camping World has: Completed six dealership acquisitions and added new RV dealerships in Sioux City, SD; Sherwood, AR; Nashville, TN;…

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Where to complain about bad RVs, dealers, service, RV parks

Here’s an ever-expanding list of resources where you can report, share or discuss your problems with RV manufacturers or dealers. This is a work in progress, and we invite your suggestions for other resources to include. Send them to chuck@rvtravel.com RV MANUFACTURERS Coachmen RV •Reports at Pissed Consumer.com Diamond RV •Reports at Pissed Consumer.com. Dutchmen RV •Reports at Pissed Consumer.com…

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