RV Electricity – Pedestal cleanup after a flood

Clean Up, Clean Up, Everybody Clean Up….  This is a really important maintenance procedure that ALL campgrounds should  perform after any flooding that puts their pedestals underwater. Considering all of the campgrounds on the East Coast that were flooded out by Hurricane Florence, it’s an important safety step that shouldn’t be overlooked.  Dear Readers, After seeing all the pictures and…

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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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Opportunities for nudist campers to boondock on public lands

Here’s a question from a reader of RVtravel.com about boondocking.  Hi Bob, My wife and I are nudists and we are joining the (winter) seasonal RV crowd. We have a home at a nudist resort and stay there during the summer. What are some of the opportunities for nudist campers to boondock on public lands? Are there designated areas for nudist…

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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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