First, Lyme-carrying deer ticks – Now Asian long-horned ticks are coming

This week health officials scared the wits out of us on the country-wide invasion of Lyme disease-carrying deer ticks that are now found in all 50 states. Now they tell us we need to be concerned about a new tick, possibly as dangerous as the deer variety, threatening to follow on the heels of the deer tick, reports News Channel 5 Network.…

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OverKill trailer ready for the rough life

By Russ and Tiña De Maris If RVing for you doesn’t equate to “glamping” somewhere in a high-end resort, but on the other end of the spectrum, there may be an RV for you. The “OverKill” touts itself this way: “Adventure comes from new experiences. Danger comes from being unprepared for them. Whatever your journey throws at you, your OverKill…

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Keystone recalls trailers to replace incorrect safety chains

Keystone RV is recalling certain 2018-2019 Dutchmen Aerolite trailers. The trailer has a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) of 9,680 pounds, however, the safety chains are rated at 7,600 pounds. The lower-rated safety chains may fail if the trailer detaches from the tow vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash. Keystone will notify owners, and dealers will replace the 7,600-pound-rated…

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NEMO Equipment recalls thousands of camp chairs for fall hazard

NEMO Equipment on Tuesday recalled around 7,500 Stargaze recliner chairs after receiving 14 reports of the joint supports on the chairs breaking, though no injuries have been reported, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) said and reported by NBC News New York. The company said the plastic pieces attached to the chairs’ legs can break, putting their occupants at…

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Prime conditions increase and stoke California wildfires Thursday

California wildfires have now burned 626,394 acres, 2,139 structures have been damaged or destroyed, and nearly 36,000 residents are evacuated, according to CNN on Thursday morning. Triple-digit temperatures, high humidity and strong gusty winds threaten to continue the wildfire devastation as 17 large wildfires continue burning across the state. More than 14,000 firefighters are working to put out the blazes, Cal Fire…

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Las Cruces, NM, passes ordinance to restrict RV street parking

It appears that in Las Cruces, New Mexico, a new ordinance restricting parking on city streets is aimed at “homeless” RV dwellers and not at residents parking their own RVs at their address. Under the new ordinance, which becomes effective Sep. 1, RV owners will be required to obtain a free parking permit to park (temporarily) on city streets, reports…

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