Wanted: Your experiences with road service providers

By Russ and Tiña De Maris We’re doing research for an upcoming story on emergency road service programs. We’d like to talk with RVers who have had their road service program provide them with tires, batteries, or other parts in connection with a breakdown. For this particular story, we won’t be able to use experiences of RVers who have simply…

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17-foot Karmann Danny 530 camper van debuts with rear bath, sleeps 4

More camper van manufacturers are starting to explore the advantages of squeezing compact bathrooms into 17-foot vans. The all-new Karmann Danny 530 debuts as a compact, Fiat Talento-based camper van complete with rear bathroom. Karmann uses some clever strategies to seat and sleep four people while still providing a full kitchen, dining area and wet bath with toilet, sink and…

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Tennessee State Parks named best in nation

The state of Tennessee can be proud that the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA) has named Tennessee State Parks as one of only two state park systems in the country to receive accreditation. The announcement was made official at the National Recreation and Park Association’s annual conference in Indianapolis, reports Williamson Source. “Achieving this independent accreditation…

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Camp free at Nevada state parks on Public Lands Day, Sept. 29

Nevada state parks will be going “fee-free” on Saturday, Sept. 29, in honor of the state’s Public Lands Day, reports 3 News Las Vegas. According to a spokesperson for Nevada State Parks, there will be no fees for entrance, boating or camping Saturday night at applicable parks. “Nevada’s state parks offer a great diversity of outdoor opportunities,” State Parks Administrator…

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Rincon Mountains east of Tucson will be on fire in mid-October

Fire officers warn campers and hikers that they will likely see smoke from a planned prescribed burn in the Rincon Mountains east of Tucson in mid-October with smoke billowing off 8,666-foot Mica Mountain, the highest peak in the range, if a planned prescribed burn is carried out on schedule, reports Tucson.com. The burn is intended to reduce buildups of downed…

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Durango, CO, will no longer issue citations to homeless campers

Based on a ruling from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that said prosecuting homeless people for sleeping on public property when there is no shelter available violates the Constitution’s ban on cruel and unusual punishment, the city of Durango, Colorado, at the request of the ACLU, has stopped issuing citations to people who camp overnight in public open…

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Thieves steal more than 100 batteries from trailers in winter storage

Though camping has pretty much wound down at Calgary West Campground in Alberta, Canada, many trailers remain in storage for the off-season. But that hasn’t deterred thieves who have stolen more than 100 batteries since the Labour Day weekend. Staff said thieves have been coming at night to take batteries from trailers being stored there for the winter, reports Global…

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Proceeds from online art and photo gallery donated to National Parks

The “Art Rangers” are trying to save our National Parks through an online, nonprofit art gallery that sells national park-inspired works of art where 100% of the proceeds are donated to the National Park Foundation, the official charity of the National Park Service, reports National Geographic. Oscar Nilsson and Alex Tatem run the Art Rangers. “At its core, it’s artists using…

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How to stay safe from hackers on public WiFi when on the road

In case you didn’t remember, today – September 27th – is international World Tourism Day. NordVPN’s digital privacy expert Daniel Markuson reminds travelers that hackers and fraudsters are out there attempting to steal your private information when you use public WiFi networks, and below provides some tips on how to stay safe on these public, hotel, and campground networks when traveling.…

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Dog attacks man in Seattle’s SoDo RV encampment, second in 5 days

Signs went up on Wednesday in Seattle’s SoDo neighborhood advising homeless RV dwellers that the RVs parked there will be cleared on Friday after a second dog attack in five days, reports KOMO News. The attack occurred just after 10 a.m. on Wednesday at Alaska Street and 7th Avenue South, roughly half a block away from a similar attack on Friday…

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Good idea? Allow camping in city parks for special events

It’s understandable why smaller cities and towns would not want campers to have unlimited access to camp in their local parks or municipal facilities, but wouldn’t it be nice if they allowed limited time camping for special events, like sporting events, tournaments or street fairs? It seems that the City Council of Fort St. John, British Columbia, Canada, thinks it’s…

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Woman arrested after looting North Carolina campground

A string of thefts in August from campsites at Burnette’s Landing in McDowell County, North Carolina, was stopped with the arrest by the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office of Martha Elizabeth “Marty” Fender, 48, of Marion, reports WLOS ABC13. Fender has been charged with eight counts of larceny and one count of possession of stolen goods, and has also been charged…

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