The RV industry is seeing a tremendous resurgence this year. According to RV Business, in January and February of 2010, wholesale RV shipments have doubled from the same time period in 2009. Economists state that this is a time-tested indication that the economy is in recovery mode and the demand for RVs is on a serious rebound.
Archives for April 2010
LARKSPUR, Colo. – Since the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds launched its “Plan it Green” program three years ago, more than 100 campgrounds and RV resorts across the country have made a formal pledge to adopt environmentally friendly practices, while informing their guests of the benefits of doing the same.
Portland, Ore. – Portland State University (PSU) and its Oregon partners, including Portland General Electric (NYSE:POR), have been selected by Toyota as one of six groups nationally to demonstrate and evaluate the next-generation Prius Plug-in Hybrid Vehicle (PHV).
OLYMPIA, Wash. – Washington State Tourism, in partnership with Northwest Heritage Resources and The Cascade Loop Association, announced the release of the Cascade Loop Heritage Tour – South Guide, a project partially funded by a grant from the Washington State Tourism Commission. The 50-page printed guide includes a two-disc audio driving tour of the southern section of Washington’s Cascade Loop Scenic Highway, and is available for purchase at www.CascadeLoop.com.
OLYMPIA – The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission has announced the recipients of the 2009 Volunteer Recognition Awards for outstanding volunteer service.
State Parks works with volunteers throughout the state to continue enhancing agency efficiency and to stretch funding. Last year, volunteers performed 326,752 hours of work, equal to 157 full-time employees. The following individuals and groups received recognition for their contributions to the state parks system.
OLYMPIA – The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission invites the public to attend Earth Day events in Washington state parks.
Celebrate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day with a community fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 17, at Saint Edward State Park, 14445 Juanita Drive, Kenmore. The day will feature food, children’s activities, science and wildlife exhibits, energy conservation techniques, tree care, environmental education and more. Volunteers also are needed for a work party that begins at 9 a.m. in front of the gymnasium. The fair is free and open to the public.
Spring is finally here and with it comes “Hitch Itch.” The campground is almost empty and there is a parade of RVs and lot owners leaving as well. They are headed all directions, some with specific itineraries in mind, others meandering as I did more often than not. Some of them split up their summers […]
The Puyallup Home & RV Show April 29th – May 2nd at the Puyallup Fair & Events Center is the final RV show scheduled in Washington State this year. If you haven’t yet taken the plunge into the joys of the RV Lifestyle or are already a committed RV enthusiast and looking to put some […]
A lot of coaches came out of the factory with mirrors installed on the kitchen backsplash. While the mirror’s do give the coaches a nice look, along with making the room seem bigger, they can be hard to keep clean and looking nice. This customer wanted the mirrors removed from the kitchen and the wall across […]
If you love the scent of lilacs, admire Victorian houses, and will be traveling in the Woodland, Washington area during the next couple of weeks, stop by the Hulda Klager Lilac Gardens. This national historic site is celebrating its Annual Lilac Days through May 9. Although visitors can tour the gardens year-round, it’s only now […]
Celebrations are nice and we have a fair amount of them here at North Ranch. Sunday afternoon, Diana celebrated her 75th birthday with a host of friends and neighbors at a park in Wickenburg. Her husband, Bill, with the help of their seven combined children, gave an hour program of her life, which of […]