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RV Daily Tips Newsletter 973

Issue 973 • September 19, 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! U.S. shoppers: Shop at Amazon.com Canadian shoppers: Shop at Amazon.ca QUICK TIPS Shirt closet shelves? Got one of those shirt closets next to your bed, but don’t need it for hanging?…

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Some Fleetwood, Holiday Rambler motorhomes recalled

REV Recreation Group (REV) is recalling certain 2018 Fleetwood Pulse, and 2018-2019 Holiday Rambler Prodigy motorhomes equipped with diesel-fuel generators. (Vehicles equipped with propane-fueled generators are not affected by this recall.) The generator’s exhaust pipe may be routed close to the polypropylene gray-water waste tank. If the exhaust pipe contacts the gray-water waste tank, the tank may melt, increasing the…

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Bear leads police, CHP and sheriff’s deputies on slow-speed chase

Redding police followed a lost black bear on a slow-speed chase through the streets of Redding, California, early Monday morning, reported The Sacramento Bee.  The bear, likely displaced by the recent wildfires, was originally spotted near Hilltop Drive and Commerce Street then traveled south through town until it reached the Rother Elementary School campus. The bear made its way on…

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Going-to-the-Sun Road reopens in Glacier NP

Good news for visitors to Glacier National Park. Officials have reopened the full length of the Going-to-the-Sun Road to private vehicles as crews work to contain the fire that closed it, reported the Montana Standard. The National Park Service closed the west side of the scenic highway on Aug. 12 due to a lightning-caused fire on the northwest side of Lake McDonald.…

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Motorhome burns when fire erupts in engine compartment

The driver of a motorhome traveling between Belfast and Portland, Maine, Monday morning noticed smoke coming from under the hood and pulled into Savage Park off Riverside Drive in Augusta. The fire, which started in the engine compartment, destroyed the motorhome though two people and two dogs in the vehicle were able to get out safely, reported centralmaine.com. Fire crews…

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Two wildfires continue to burn in the Flagstaff/Sedona area

Two wildfires burning in the wilderness west and southwest of Flagstaff, both caused by lightning, continue to burn in the wilderness, reports AZCentral.com. A containment percentage wasn’t immediately available for the Platypus (4,048 acres) and Perkins (353 acres) fires, according to the National Wildfire Coordinating Group, a coalition of federal, state, local and tribal partners. The group warned that the…

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Thor acquires Hymer to become world’s largest RV maker

September 18, 2018 — Thor Industries, Inc., and the shareholders of Erwin Hymer Group SE announced today that they have entered into a definitive agreement for Thor to acquire Erwin Hymer Group, a privately held international company. The combination company creates the world’s largest RV manufacturer, with the leading position in both North America and Europe. Headquartered in Bad Waldsee,…

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RV Daily Tips Newsletter 972

Issue 972 • September 18, 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! U.S. shoppers: Shop at Amazon.com Canadian shoppers: Shop at Amazon.ca QUICK TIPS Watts up? Using a 3-light outlet tester on a 30-amp pedestal With electricity expert and veteran RVer Mike Sokol…

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National Parks reopen as Florence moves on

As Hurricane Florence moves on leaving destruction in her path, some national parks were able to reopen on Sunday on North Carolina’s Outer Banks while the Great Smoky Mountains National Park on the Tennessee-North Carolina border was bracing for heavy rain and possible mudslides, reported Woodall’s Campground Management.  National Park Service staff said Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Fort Raleigh National Historic…

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Firefighters battle four wildfires across NW Colorado

Firefighter crews and helicopters are now fighting four fires in Northwest Colorado, including one near the Wyoming border.  The Ryan Fire was first reported Saturday night, and is burning in more than 500 acres of live and beetle-killed lodgepole pines. The fire originated in the northern tip of the Mount Zirkel Wilderness Area, but is growing rapidly and moving toward…

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Man accused of writing $246K worthless check for Winnebago RV arrested

The Nelly Furtado song title “All good things come to an end” foretold the demise of Robert Schneider, the wannabe RVer that wrote a bogus $246,000 check to buy a Winnebago motorhome from Lazy Days RV in Seffner, Florida. Schneider was found – along with the stolen RV – in Broward County after news of the RV theft was broadcast on…

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