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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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. They 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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RV Daily Tips Newsletter 971

Issue 971 • September 17, 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  Burner too hot? Lift up the pot! If your gas range burner still won’t turn “low” enough for…

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