Zap that filthy RV awning – with Mr. Clean’s help

By Russ and Tiña De Maris Living in the desert Southwest, dealing with dirt is a way of life. Seems like dust blows nearly year-round, and it finds its way into nearly every place. There’s no such thing as a “clean room” in this part of the country. One spot the dirt seems to congregate is in the folds of…

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With threat of wildfires, utilities cut power to CA businesses and residences

Though remaining on guard Tuesday, the gusty winds that raised the threat of wildfires decreased in strength and become less widespread in California a day after knocking out power to thousands and forcing utilities to proactively cut electricity to prevent sparks, wrote The Washington Post. Warnings for critical fire weather conditions were canceled for all but a stretch of the…

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Near disaster as bus crosses bridge with weight limits

Here’s a reminder to pay attention to bridges with weight restrictions that your RV may exceed. In this case, the result could have been tragic. On Saturday, October 13, 2018, a bus crossed a one-lane bridge with a 10-ton limit near Beaver Lake north of Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Watch the bridge sag as the bus crosses. Video courtesy: Barb Hartman…

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Immerse yourself in nature … Volunteer!

The RoVing Naturalist  By Dennis Prichard When I strike out with the fifth-wheel, most of the time I am seeking a new adventure in nature. I like the amenities my RV brings, but I LOVE to learn all about the area I’m in and the critters and natural phenomena that are swirling around just off the last step of my front…

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Oregon city to allow regulated car camping in specified parking lots

The Beaverton [Oregon] City Council moves a step closer to regulated overnight “car” camping in designated parking lots with sanitation and trash disposal facilities, reports KOIN. The Council approved the ordinance Oct. 9, about three months after the council voted 4-1 to ban overnight car camping in streets and the public right of way. But nothing further will happen until…

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Chausson creates “Swiss Army knife” motorhome

France’s Chausson converts the Ford Transit-based Flash 634 into the Swiss Army knife of motorhomes for the absolute most livability out of its small footprint using smart, space-optimizing design, reports New Atlas. The multifunction motorhome comes with three beds that lift to the ceiling to open up two dining areas, a full-length lounge chair and plenty of storage. At night,…

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