RV Electricity – Campground power upgrade – expensive but necessary

Dear Readers, I’ve had this discussion both online and offline many times, but here’s the first time I’ve seen what it actually costs to upgrade old and failing power pedestals to modern electrical code in an existing campground. I do harp on campgrounds with failing pedestals due to safety concerns for both you and your RV, and they certainly should…

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Guide to maintaining the RV heating system

If you are a serious winter RVer or if you travel in your coach during the chilly fall or early spring months, then you fully understand the importance, convenience and comfort of having a fully functioning RV heating system. If not, spend an involuntary cold night in temperatures near freezing or below without heat and you’ll soon wish you did…

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Wildfire warnings from the Maryland Dept. of Natural Resources

Wildfires do not just occur in the western states as you might think from events in 2018. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (MD DNR) warns that Fire Prevention Week began Oct. 7, coinciding with the beginning of the fall wildfire season in Maryland. The MD DNR urges residents, campers and RVers throughout the state to take precautions as the changing…

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Pitched wants to be the Airbnb of camping

The limited number of campsites and an increasing number of RVs on the road has tempted another startup to come up with alternative ways to camp. The Ontario, Canada-based Pitched, modeled after Airbnb, has a business model that allows Canadian property owners to rent their land to travelers looking for unique, affordable places to set up camp, reports phocuswire.com. Canada…

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Aransas NWR celebration Sat. offers wildlife viewing, activities

Wildlife refuges offer many wildlife viewing opportunities and the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge on Texas’s Gulf Coast is inviting the public to become acquainted with the refuge and to meet some of the fish and other critters that live in the waters of the gulf this Saturday, October 13. Though the refuge doesn’t have camping, three miles north of the…

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Livin’ Lite RV recall: Trailers could separate from tow vehicle

Livin’ Lite Recreational Vehicles is recalling certain 2017-2019 Livin’ Lite CampLite travel trailers, models 21BHS, 21RBS, 23RKS and 23RLS. The drawbar of the trailer may crack resulting in the trailer separating from the tow vehicle. If the trailer separates from the tow vehicle, it can increase the risk of a crash. Livin’ Lite will notify owners, and dealers will inspect…

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Alabama RV park offers free campsites to Hurricane Michael evacuees

More RV parks and campgrounds are likely soon to offer free access to Hurricane Michael evacuees, and the city of Hoover, Alabama, is among the first by offering free access to the Hoover RV Park at the Hoover Metropolitan Complex for people fleeing Michael. Hurricane evacuees or people displaced by the hurricane can contact the Hoover RV Park at 205-739-7364…

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