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RV Daily Tips Newsletter 1006

Issue 1006 • November 15, 2018 This newsletter is brought to you Monday through Thursday by RVtravel.com and is funded primarily through voluntary subscription contributions from our readers. Thank you! FREE Holiday Shipping for everyone at Amazon.com Amazon is now offering free shipping to all U.S. customers (not just Prime members) with no minimum purchase required.  If you shop at…

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Hey, Turkey! A history of the wild turkey in North America

The RoVing Naturalist  By Dennis Prichard Hey, Turkey! Ol’ Ben Franklin sure didn’t know what he was talking about when he suggested the wild turkey for our national symbol. He thought it was a proud bird of the forest, while the bald eagle was a lowly scavenger which stole food from other birds. The turkey, he claimed, was more typical of…

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Study shows wildlife-related recreation on BLM land boosts rural economies

A first-of-its-kind study released recently by The Pew Charitable Trusts and several national sporting groups found that hunting and other wildlife-related recreation on tracts managed by the Bureau of Land Management has a significant economic impact on nearby communities and that these benefits should be considered in land use decisions. But what is not mentioned is whether the economic impact…

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RVtravel.com to debut newsletter for beginning RVers

RVtravel.com, one of America’s longest running websites about recreation vehicles and the RV lifestyle, will debut a new online newsletter this coming Friday, November 16. More than 11,000 prospective RVers and RVing novices have subscribed to the free monthly publication, titled “A Beginners Guide to RVing.” “Our goal is educate new RVers about how to buy an RV the right…

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California’s Camp Fire death toll rises to 48, only 35% contained

As firefighters battle the Camp Fire Wednesday in Butte County north of Sacramento, more human remains will likely be found as searchers comb through rubble and ashes in the destroyed town of Paradise. Authorities have requested that 100 National Guard troops join cadaver dogs, mobile morgues and anthropology teams in the grim search and recovery of human remains, reported CNN…

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Hurricane Florence victims receive FEMA trailers – but no keys

Finally victims of Hurricane Florence in Pender County, North Carolina, have received FEMA-supplied trailers for housing, but have been surprised to find they can’t get into their trailers because they were not given the keys, reports CBS 17. “The trailers need to be hooked up to electricity, they need to be hooked up to other utilities, and then there is…

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Oregon couple loses uninsured motorhome and all their possessions in RV fire

A La Pine, Oregon, couple lost their motorhome and all their possessions after a fire that broke out in the engine compartment destroyed the RV, which was not insured, reports KTVZ News. The American Red Cross and others are assisting the couple after the fire Saturday night at the Wickiup Junction gas station, located at Burgess Road and Highway 97,…

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Motorhome parking restrictions change for Hurricane Michael victims

Florida’s Washington County Planning Commission has given the go-ahead to County Planner Steve Cramer to bring the issue of amending an ordinance concerning the length of time a motorhome can be parked in the yard of a residence to the Board of County Commissioners. Due to displacement from Hurricane Michael, some residents have family or even themselves living in motorhomes…

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