Grizzly that visited Glacier NP campground wanders off, campground reopened

Attention wildlife watchers: If seeing a grizzly bear in the wild is on your bucket list, this is your chance. Glacier National Park, perched on Montana’s Continental Divide, announced that restrictions on tent camping in the Many Glacier Campground have been lifted. Hard-sided RVs were not affected. The 150-pound grizzly that provoked the initial restrictions entered the Many Glacier Campground…

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Prevent trail hiking issues with these tips

Summer is when RVers go camping and hiking, even less active ones. But whether you are a casual hiker or an end-to-end trail trekker, appropriate packing and clothing, along with knowledge of possible issues, can prevent difficulties with insects, weather and illness. “‘Be prepared’ is the Boy Scout motto, and it is one of the best ways to avoid pitfalls…

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Have fun and help CA State Parks on a volunteer workday

If you do a lot of your RVing in California, you can have some fun and help out the state parks by signing up for a Park Champions workday near you, says the California State Parks Foundation. By helping with habitat rehabilitation, landscaping and park maintenance, you can help keep California’s state parks in tip-top shape. Some parks even offer…

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How to make a living from your RV – wherever you are

Running a business out of an RV is becoming more commonplace, and the number of mobile entrepreneurs is growing. Motivated by the desire to earn a decent living without being tethered to an office, more and more people are embracing the opportunities that advances in technology and communication can offer, writes Kayleigh Alexandra in RV Daily Report. If you’re thinking…

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Kentucky State Parks campgrounds offer 2-for-1 deal in September

RVers can purchase one night of camping Sunday through Thursday and get a second consecutive night Sunday through Thursday free at Kentucky State Parks during the month of September, says The Glasgow Daily Times. Three Kentucky State Parks have slightly different camping offers. Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park and Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park guests can use this promotion…

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Large fifth wheel trailer stolen from California’s Emerald Triangle

A large fifth wheel trailer was stolen from Myers Flat (population: 146) a few days ago. The 39-foot Sandpiper toy hauler has an Arizona license plate number of Y35389 and Sandpiper written across the back. The area from which the trailer was stolen is in Humboldt County’s Emerald Triangle, long a pot-growing area in Northern California. Speculation is that the…

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Increased accessibility linked to increase in new campers

If you think campgrounds are fuller these days and getting a reservation is more difficult, you are right. More than 6 million new North American households have adopted the camping lifestyle since 2014, with the number of campers who camp three times or more each year – the most avid group of campers – having increased by 64 percent, reports Business…

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Silicon Valley city enacts one-year pilot program for affordable RV parking

High real estate prices, soaring Silicon Valley rent, and not enough affordable housing has urged city leaders in East Palo Alto to vote unanimously to approve a controversial pilot program that will house and support RV residents on city-owned property, reported KTVU News. The vacant lot sits on 1798 Bay Road. It is a first for Silicon Valley. “It’s better than…

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Goodyear receiving scrutiny over misreported failures of RV tire

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has been facing scrutiny over failure of the G159 tires, which were manufactured between 1996 and 2003, and could face a $105 million fine if it failed to properly report crashes to federal regulators that involve an RV tire linked to nearly 100 injuries and deaths, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s interim chief, Heidi…

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Sacramento’s homeless ‘shelter crisis’ could enable RV camping within city

The city of Sacramento is poised to declare an “emergency shelter crisis” that would bring millions of dollars in state money to fund structures on unused city land for hundreds of people now living on the streets. The Sacramento Bee reports that advocates for homeless people said they support the declaration and intend to use it as leverage to fight…

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Beijing RV show foretells strong growth of RVing among Chinese

The reports from the 7th All in Caravanning (AIC) trade fair at the Etrong International Exhibition & Convention Center in Beijing, China, proved the growing popularity of RVing in China. And as popularity grows, Chinese visitors renting RVs to tour and explore America will continue to grow also, strengthening American RV rental companies but also adding stress to already limited…

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