How much do you REALLY know about Independence Day? Take the quiz!

by Deanna Tolliver It’s not all hot dogs and fireworks! There’s a lot of history involved, so if you’re a history buff, you’ll probably ace this quiz. If you’re not, you’ll learn some new facts to amaze your friends with at the Fourth of July barbecue. (Actually, there may be hot dogs involved in the quiz…..)  Questions will automatically advance…

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TPMS temperature readings: Important or not?

RV Tire Safety with RV tire expert Roger Marble As a tire engineer, I see little reason to present the temperature of the tire pressure monitoring system’s (TPMS) sensor. IMO, this extra information has some problems: 1. Tires fail from low inflation primarily due to air leaks (puncture, cut or valve problems) but not from just getting hot. You only…

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Meet Internet celeb Lil Miquela, who’s not even a real person

By Chuck Woodbury ROADSIDE JOURNAL If you have a few minutes, watch this video about a human created entirely with computer graphics, who is an internet celebrity with more than 1.2 million fans on Instagram. Until recently, many (maybe most) of those fans assumed she was a real person. Actually, Lil Miquela was created by a talented graphic artist to…

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California city tries new approach to “RV homelessness”

By Russ and Tiña De Maris Many big cities are wrestling with the issue of RV dwellers on their streets. Mountain View, California, is just another one of them. With rent prices in this Bay-area city shooting through the roof, many people don’t have fixed roofs to live under. By one account, at least 600 folks in the area call…

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Living and dying at the Walmart parking lot

by Deanna Tolliver As if Walmart needed another excuse to ban overnighters, most of whom these days stay in RVs. But it should have been expected: as people are living in their vehicles in Walmart, they are also dying.  It’s happening in all areas of the country. Often they are homeless, living in tents behind the store or in their…

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