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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Tents for Troops offers free camping for active military members

Toutle River RV Resort, one of the largest RV resorts in the Pacific Northwest, is one of more than 300 parks across 47 states that participate in Tents for Troops, a nationwide program that connects active members of the military with RV parks and campgrounds that provide an opportunity for active military members to tent or RV at some of…

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Alberta tourist destination removes “no overnight camping” signs

In the picturesque mountain town of Canmore, Alberta, one of the busiest places is the parking lot behind the grocery store and rec center where dozens of cars, vans, RVs and trucks park behind Save-On-Foods and Elevation Place, sometimes for months on end, reported CBC News in Calgary.  Though Canmore is trying to address its affordable housing shortage – average…

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No access to Wilmington, NC, as flood waters rise, rain continues

With more rain and flooding to come and access to Wilmington, North Carolina, cut off, officials stress mandatory evacuations are in place as dams and levees are stressed and area rivers overflow their banks, reports USA TODAY. The Cape Fear, Little, Lumber, Waccamaw, and Pee Dee rivers are all projected to overrun their banks. Thousands of residents have taken refuge…

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Florence: First wind. Then storm surge. Now snakes and alligators.

What else can torment residents and visitors to the Carolinas as Hurricane Florence’s winds pummel the shoreline, storm surges inundate lowlands, and now – authorities say to watch out for alligators and venomous snakes in the waters. That’s right, those prehistoric reptiles and slithery serpents are now way more visible after the storm hit. ABC11 reporter Bridget Condon learned that…

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National Forests in Alabama open campgrounds to Florence evacuees

The USDA Forest Service has opened campgrounds in Alabama to storm evacuees free of charge and also waived the 14-day camping stay limit for those seeking shelter from Hurricane Florence. The fee waiver applies to all forest service-run facilities throughout the Bankhead, Talladega, Conecuh and Tuskegee National Forests, reports WHNT. Officials say displaced individuals should coordinate with the campground hosts…

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RV sales to millennials putting more RVs on the road, in campgrounds

The RV industry is shifting gears, focusing on sales to millennials who purchase smaller RVs and trailers, and the RV manufacturers have figured that out. Millennials are now a major target market for RV companies and are now driving RV sales to new records, reports CNBC. Much of the growth is because of strong sales of trailers that can be towed behind…

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Man buys motorhome. Writes check. Drives off lot. Check bounces.

When 59-year-old Robert Schneider wrote out his check to Lazy Days RV in Seffner, Florida, for $246,445.51 for a 2014 Winnebago motorhome, we’ll bet it put a smile on the salesman’s face. And probably Robert Schneider’s also, when he drove off the lot in his new free motorhome. Yes, free, because it seems the check was worthless, reports WFTS. Detectives…

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Hiker killed by cougar in Oregon’s Mt. Hood National Forest

Almost 30,000 acres and 14 hiking trails, mostly south of Zigzag and Government Camp in the Salmon-Huckleberry Wilderness area of Oregon’s Mount Hood National Forest, have been closed after a cougar was blamed for killing a hiker last week, as reported by Woodall’s Camground Management. Officials began hunting Thursday morning, September 13th, using mule teams and four trained dogs, for…

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Mount Rainier National Park entrance passes now available online

If you don’t like waiting in long lines to enter some national parks, National Parks Traveler has now made it possible to speed up the process by adding Mount Rainier National Park in Washington to the list of parks where you can purchase an entrance pass in advance online, NPT reported on Friday, September 14th. Available at YourPassNow, visitors must…

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