Health department visits RV park that fails to follow state orders

Residents at Jack’s Resort in Mendota, CA, have been battling with the resort – which is already the subject of state investigations and a lawsuit – saying it is run down and uninhabitable due to sewage disposal issues. Finally, Fresno County intervened because the owners of the resort defied state orders and even an injunction from a judge to fix…

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Thor courts Germany’s Hymer in sale worth 2 to 3 billion euros

The Hymer family, owners of the German motorhome maker Hymer, announced plans for the company’s future back in March, which included offering an IPO or, as an alternative, seeking the involvement of a strategic partner. Hymer’s owners have received offers from four suitors, including Thor, and could make a decision about a sale in the next couple of weeks. A…

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Michigan storm throws RVs around and tears roof off dealership

At least 40 campers were damaged at Galvanek’s Auto and RV on M-55 near Cadillac, Michigan, when a violent storm roared through, flinging campers through the parking lot and even across the road, reported 9and10news. Huge trees toppled over like chess pieces, tree trunks and branches crushed cars and downed power lines, and left tens of thousands of people without…

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Dometic teams with Care Camps to fund camping for children with cancer

RV accessories manufacturer Dometic has teamed up with Care Camps to raise funds through the Dometic Capital Fund for children with cancer to experience the healing power of camping in the great outdoors. Celebrities from sports and entertainment have also joined the movement. The Dometic Capital Fund, a collaboration of Dometic and Care Camps, will raise money to cover operational…

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RVer, arrested after high-speed chase, returns to court

An RVer camped in Malibu, California, fled police following an altercation with his wife and was found and arrested in Barstow 150 miles away. In May he had led authorities on a high-speed chase that started in Santa Clarita. He returned to court Friday, only to have his preliminary hearing continued. Stephen Merle Houk was charged with two counts of kidnapping,…

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Young adult families with spendable income ignite record RV sales

Sales in RVs are seeing major gains, as sales efforts pivot away from older consumers and successfully target young adults who are starting to form families and have excess cash to spend on non-essential splurges, reports Yahoo Finance. Wholesale RV shipments reached its highest annual level in 2017 at 504,600 units, a 17.2% increase over 2016, according to the RVIA (RV…

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Mendocino Complex Fire reaches 90% containment

The largest wildfire in California history could finally be coming to extinction, reported the Sacramento Bee, as firefighters approached full containment. After a month of burning, the Ranch Fire part of the Complex was 90% contained, while the other part, the River Fire, has been fully contained. Glenn County evacuations were lifted for residents Monday, leaving only Mendocino National Forest and Cow…

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Local efforts find new home for abandoned RV – at the dump

A few locals in Tillamook, OR, got frustrated with an abandoned RV eyesore parked along Highway 6 and decided to do something about it. Their combined efforts succeeded in its removal to the local dump, and its final resting place, reported the Tillamook Headlight Herald.   The crusty camper was removed from Highway 6 and taken to the dump to be destroyed.…

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