Most everywhere in our country this time of year, the greens of summer have slowly passed from sight. The leaves have changed colors—the maples, like a sunrise, have turned a radiant scarlet, and aspen gold brightens the riverbanks.
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GMC is the only major automotive manufacturer to produce its own motorhome from the ground up. For years motorhome manufacturers had been plopping their creations on GMC’s truck chassis and by the early 1970s, GMC decided it was time to manufacture its own units.
We’d sure picked a pretty day to spend some time on the Columbia. Off the stern stood Mt. St. Helens, kicking out a small cloud of steam. We’d joined a small group of boats fishing near Tongue Pt. It was still early in the day, the water was flat as glass, and the afternoon winds were still hours away.
There’s yet another option for RVers cruising through Southern California this fall—provided you have a military connection. The much-anticipated Seabreeze RV Resort opened in June, marking completion of a $4 million, six-year project at the Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach, near Long Beach.
The moon rises. Alpenhorns sound above us. Abbey voices soar through the evening. Ski Hill comes alive with “The Sound of Music.” We laugh and cry and sing “Edelweiss” as the von Trapps escape Austria. We “Climb Every Mountain,” sing “So Long, Farewell,” and make our way home. Linda and I are convinced once again that this play is one of our “Favorite Things.”
Largely because of cable television and generous sponsors, it is now possible to make lots of money as a competitor in skateboarding, surfing, biking and even fishing.
RVing is fun—most of the time. But it’s not fun at all when you’re in the middle of nowhere and a medical emergency occurs.
When it’s winter here in North America, it’s summer Down Under. It’s the perfect time to store your own RV and grab a flight to Australia to explore the vast landscape—or just a piece of it—in a rented caravan, camper, camper van or motorhome. In Australia Calling, you will find essential details about what vehicles may be bought or rented in the country, and what the local terminology is. There are also checklists showing what a visiting RVer may need.
Learn tips and tricks to make your RVing easy. Veteran RVers and authors Joe and Vicki Kieva begin by taking readers through the logical steps of choosing an RV that best suits their personal interests, needs and budget. They tell how to determine an RV’s safe towing and weight-carrying capacities and how to evaluate its livability. Learn what to expect from the RV dealer on the day you take delivery. Get advice about how to operate the propane, electric, water and sewer systems. Learn how to equip, furnish and pack your RV (complete with lists). Learn to drive, back and level your rig and find out how to travel, locate campgrounds and select campsites. And get step-by-step instructions about how to use utility hookups and self-containment features.
After living on the road for eight years and interviewing hundreds of other veteran RVers, full-timer Jayne Freeman is uniquely qualified to help an RVer get the most pleasure from his or her RV with the fewest hassles. In The Complete RV Handbook, she advises readers on how to select the home on wheels that’s right for them, and she offers advice about how to plan, load, and stock it for excursions of varying durations—whether a week or a year.
Members of Hurricane Raises Demand for RVs
The value of an RV is never more apparent than during a disaster, and that has been true again in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina along the Gulf Coast.