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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Winnebago introduces Micro Minnie fifth wheel for midsize trucks

In a press release Thursday, Winnebago introduced a 7-foot wide Micro Minnie fifth wheel trailer aimed at owners of the growing midsize truck category. MIDDLEBURY, INDIANA, September 13, 2018 – Capitalizing on the success and industry-leading growth of the seven-foot-wide Micro Minnie trailer, Winnebago Towables is extending the concept into the fifth wheel market with the introduction of the Micro…

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Winnebago recalls motorhomes: Cabinet mirror may fall off

Winnebago Industries, Inc., is recalling certain 2018-2019 Winnebago Intent motorhomes. The cabinet mirror over the driver’s seat may not be properly secured, allowing the mirror to fall while moving. If the mirror falls, it can distract the driver, increasing the risk of a crash. Winnebago will notify owners, and dealers will install screws to secure the mirror to the overhead…

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Forest River recalls trailers for oven issue

Forest River is recalling certain 2019 Prime Time Tracer and Avenger travel trailers equipped with a Greystone oven. The ovens may be missing a diverter which can cause the countertop to get extremely hot. The hot countertop increases the risk of burn injuries. The remedy for this recall is still under development. The recall is expected to begin in September…

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