Special police unit formed to thwart RV thefts in Elkhart County, IN

Thieves have discovered a fertile source of stealable stuff from TVs in RVs to completed travel trailers from manufacturers in Indiana.  A special police unit is seeking to curb these burglaries and thefts from recreational vehicle companies in northern Indiana, reports the Miami Herald. Police in the Elkhart County city of Goshen say their unit was formed to deal with…

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Homeless camps increasing in Seattle’s urban forest parks

Seattle residents love their urban forest parks, but lately, homeless camps have been springing up within the forested confines of the parks. Ask Dean Drugge, who went to water some plants that he and other volunteers planted last winter and found a muddy 10-by-12-foot clearing where someone had chopped down the willow and dogwood trees and uprooted sword ferns and salmonberries to…

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Fire started by travel trailer electrical problem burns houses, outbuildings

An electrical problem with a travel trailer sparked a fire in Sisters, Oregon, on Saturday and the wind-fanned wildfire destroyed two Cloverdale-area homes and six outbuildings and closed U.S. Highway 20 for hours, Fire Chief Thad Olsen said. Crews from numerous agencies remained on site Sunday to help mop up the 74-acre Cloverdale Fire, which broke out around 4 p.m.…

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BearWise program hopes to discourage bear scavenging in Florida

It’s not just irresponsible campers leaving unsecured food in campsites that lures bears resulting in conflicts between bears and humans. Bears quickly learn that trash cans, dumpsters, and bird feeders are sources of food and that these sources are also connected to humans. So if a bear wanders into your campsite, it likely has already learned to follow the smells…

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Firefighter killed battling Mendocino Complex fire

Tuesday, Aug. 14 — Sad news this morning to find a firefighter died in the line of duty while battling California’s biggest wildfire, the Mendocino Complex, state officials announced late Monday and as reported by the San Francisco Chronicle. State fire officials have not released his name but said he was from Utah, was injured battling the blaze on Monday,…

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New SW Washington RV dealership and repair facility begins construction

Construction has begun on a new 18-acre RV sales and repair facility along Interstate-5 in Woodland, Washington, reports TDN.com. B. Young RV purchased the property at 1986 Atlantic Ave. in December 2016, which had been an empty field for decades, to construct a 47,000-square-foot building with a parking lot and an inventory yard. The two-story building will have multiple service…

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2019 Chevy Silverado introduces new Advanced Trailering System

The 2019 Chevy Silverado will be available to tow your fifth-wheel trailer, but this year with a little hi-tech pizazz to make the process easier and safer, reports CNET. It’s called the Advanced Trailering System (ATS), a package that comes standard on some Silverado pickups and available as an option on others. Chevy claims that a number of new features…

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Economy around Yosemite suffers due to Ferguson Fire

Wildfires in California are causing some surrounding areas to feel their effects on tourism, including those visiting campgrounds, and the economic impact is being felt especially from the Ferguson Fire in the area surrounding Yosemite National Park. Wildfires burning in the U.S. West have scorched 5.6 million acres this year, including parts of Yosemite and other national forests. The Ferguson Fire…

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