California beach town to require street parking permit for RVs

A proposal by the Huntington Beach City Council would require a permit for RVs to park on any public street, highway or alley. The proposal is meant to help reduce an increase in oversize vehicles parking for long periods near parks and on residential streets and public highways, reports the Los Angeles Times. With a 7-0 vote, the council approved…

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Forest Service lifts restrictions for the Deschutes and Ochoco NF

Whew! According to a national forest official in Oregon, we could be out of fire season in several Oregon forests, though some fire restrictions remain in places, reports KBND in Bend. With the increased chance of rain and cooling temperatures, the fire risk across the High Desert is dramatically lower than it was a week ago. “We’re going to see…

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The tale of a horribly built RV and its owner’s “RV nightmare”

Some readers of RVtravel complain that we are too negative in our coverage of RVing, in particular about the poor quality of RVs rolling off the assembly lines these days. They are partially right: We do focus more than other RV websites on the problems with RVing. That said, we do recognize that most new RVs have no significant problems…

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Senate, House committees support bill for NP maintenance

The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee has moved legislation forward to provide $6.5 billion over five years to help the National Park Service address its nearly $12 billion maintenance backlog. The House Natural Resources Committee also has passed the measure, so now it’s up to both chambers of Congress to act on it, reports National Parks Traveler. “Key committees…

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