Feds may penalize foreign LP cylinder manufacturers

By Russ and Tiña De Maris More RV industry woes: If tariffs on imported steel and aluminum weren’t enough to keep RV manufacturing execs awake at night, now a new worry looms: Propane containers. American RV manufacturers put thousands of imported LP tanks and cylinders into the rigs they build, and now two American LP container manufacturers are crying foul.... Read More

New park project takes the stink out of the outhouse

By Russ and Tiña De Maris Officials at West Virginia’s Camp Creek State Park may have hit upon an inexpensive and environmentally friendly way of dealing with human waste. At a cost of less than $1,000, park workers are installing so-called micro-flush toilets, doing away with the old-time privy system. Along the way, they’re giving employment opportunities to thousands –... Read More

Investigative journalism busts Quartzsite, Arizona?

By Russ and Tiña De Maris A Fountain Valley, California, boating and fishing news media outlet called The Log may have gotten into investigative journalism. Recently, one of the outfit’s intrepid reporters did an exposé that centered on popular snowbird haunt Quartzsite, Arizona. In the amazing reveal, writer Parimal M. Rohit pointed the journalistic finger at one of the little... Read More

Interior Department claims major investment in U.S. parks

By Russ and Tiña De Maris In a “good news, bad news” scenario, the U.S. Interior Department says America’s national parks are looking at a $11.6 billion backlog in maintenance and repairs. The good news? The agency has approved spending to take care of 2.2 percent of the need. Under the banner headline, “Trump Administration Announces $256 Million in Construction... Read More

Seattle news outlet blackens RVers’ eyes

By Russ and Tiña De Maris A screaming headline: “Jewish cemetery says it’s time for Seattle to pay up for damages caused by RV campers” from a Washington TV station may get plenty of people upset, but it’s hardly a fair shake for the RV community a whole. Seattle FOX TV affiliate, KCPQ, running a story under its q13fox.com Internet outlet,... Read More

Save money on your RV with a Montana LLC?

By Russ and Tiña De Maris According to stories published by rvbusiness.com, attendees at the recent Family Motor Coach Association rally in Georgia were greeted by representatives of a Montana firm that promised significant savings on taxes and registrations when buying an RV. You know the catch, simply use a Montana attorney to set up a Limited Liability Corporation to... Read More

Oregon changes rules, hikes fees on forest camping

By Russ and Tiña De Maris RVers and other outdoor recreationists may find a few changes if they favor overnight visits to Oregon State Forests. To clarify, we mean lands overseen by the Oregon Board of Forestry, not by the U.S. Forest Service. The state authorities are bringing new rules online that will affect fees paid by campers on these... Read More

RV storage: But $175,000 for a storage unit?

By Russ and Tiña De Maris Some say, “Everything’s bigger in Texas.” Well, we may have to beg to differ on one item: RV storage in California. We don’t mean bigger as in square footage, but certainly bigger, as in price! Case in point: Want to keep your Class A under cover? Ted Deits, founding father of Monstore Garages out... Read More

Reader questions “frugal” RV relevance. What do you think?

By Russ and Tiña De Maris Last week we published a story aimed at RVers looking toward a frugal lifestyle. The piece “Eat in or out – and still save some bucks” was barely on the internet when feedback came in from a reader, evidently frustrated with our topic. He writes: “Come on guys do you really think that a... Read More