Airstream says “cease and desist” to new Silver Streak plans

It had been 20 years since Silver Streak manufactured travel trailers, the aluminum-bodied brand launched in 1946. Entrepreneur Ellie Dillon acquired the rights from former Silver Streak owner Rolf Zuschlag in 2016, writes David MacNeal in RVPRO. Ellie and her husband, Phillip, along with a team of aircraft builders, determined to bring back the once-famous Silver Streak aircraft body trailers…

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Ferguson Fire forces parts of Yosemite NP to close until August 3

The Ferguson Fire continues to burn close to Yosemite National Park and the weather conditions have kept the Yosemite Valley filled with unhealthy levels of smoke, reports ABC30.com. That has led the National Park Service to announce that parts of Yosemite National Park will remain closed until Friday, August 3. Though the fire is expanding, it only expanded by about…

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UPDATE: Vehicle mechanical failure cause of Carr Fire

The Carr Fire continues to rage across Northern California on Saturday morning, having moved into heavily populated areas, reported the Washington Post. “This fire is extremely dangerous and moving with no regard to what’s in its path,” Cal Fire Chief Brett Gouvea said. The Carr Fire began Monday afternoon, July 23, and was caused by a vehicle’s mechanical failure, Cal Fire…

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Boondockers: Get out of wildfire areas NOW

Here’s a question from a reader of RVtravel.com about boondocking.  Hi Bob, The current wildfires and the likelihood of a dry, incendiary summer fire season has me quite uneasy regarding where I usually spend my summers – camping and boondocking in the Western forests. What should I be doing – and not doing – when camping this fire season? —George Hi George,  You’re…

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Carr Fire bears down on Shasta & Redding, campers flee, marina burns

Triple-digit temperatures, extremely low humidity, and gusty winds intensified overnight Thursday tripling the Carr Fire to 45 square miles, reports the Review-Journal. Dozens of homes have burned in the communities of Shasta, Keswick, and the west side of Redding, a city of about 92,000 people. The situation is chaotic as Redding residents received little warning and were scrambling to evacuate.…

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Millennial concepts of sharing economy redefines camping

Camping used to be defined as either pitching a tent or parking an RV in a campground. But Tentrr, the Airbnb or Uber of the great outdoors, hopes to attract millennials that own neither a tent nor an RV reports The Morning Call. The New York-based company installs standardized campsites — with more than $1,200 of equipment — on remote corners of large,…

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Yosemite fire threatens Merced Grove’s giant sequoias

PUBLISHED: July 27, 2018 at 6:00 am | UPDATED: July 27, 2018 at 9:04 am As flames from the Ferguson Fire burn closer to some of the world’s oldest and largest trees, firefighters are racing to protect ancient sequoias on Yosemite National Park’s western edge, reported Paul Rogers of the Bay Area News Group. About 25 Yosemite firefighters with fire…

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RVers find volunteering adventuresome and fulfilling

Many couples, after going fulltime in their RVs in retirement, find volunteering a fulfilling and enjoyable adventure. Take for instance Randy and Sandy Reed. The Reeds are fulltime RVers who describe themselves as the adventurous type. They spent five years living on a sailboat when they were first married and have sought out volunteer placements as they travel, writes Kaija…

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Ferguson fire threatens Yosemite NP, forcing road closures, evacuations

A change of direction in the Ferguson Fire is putting Yosemite National Park in further danger. As of Thursday night, the fire has burned more than 44,223 acres and containment stands at just 27 percent, reports KFSN, and is threatening a cluster of  5,200 structures about 11 miles east of Mariposa.  The majority of firefighters and planes are hovering by…

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British Columbia increases campsites in parks and forests

The province of British Columbia, Canada, offers some of the most pristine camping destinations that Canada has to offer, reports Vanderhoof Omineca Express. And on Parks Day, July 21, Canadian officials expanded accessibility by announcing the addition of 431 new campsites, a mix of B.C. Parks and forestry recreation sites in areas with the highest demand throughout the province. “People are passionate…

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San Diego judge may lift ban on people living in RVs

Federal judge Anthony Battaglia is considering a request to temporarily lift a ban against people living in vehicles as well as restrictions on the hours large vehicles can park on San Diego streets following a hearing Thursday, reported the San Diego Union-Tribune. A class-action lawsuit filed in federal court in November by 11 homeless people argues that the city’s restriction…

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