In 1987, my daughter Debbie and her husband, Greg Robus, founded Workamper News, a publication with listings of jobs and volunteer opportunities for RVers who want to combine work and travel. I became their staff writer, seeking out stories of RVers doing different and interesting jobs. My focus on writing turned from children’s books to […]
Archives for October 2010
Tim O’Brien of Circle K RVs in Lapeer, Michigan, became chairman of the board of the RV Dealers Association at its convention in Las Vegas in October. He succeeds Debbie Brunoforte of Little Dealer Little Prices RV in Mesa, Arizona. She remains a member of the board.
The Coleman Company, known for its lanterns, stoves, tents and other outdoor products, has acquired Aero Products, which markets air-filled mattresses, including the Aerobed brand. The Coleman Company is a subsidiary of Jarden Corporation, whose brands include Rawlings, Crock-Pot, Mr. Coffee, Sunbeam and many others
Airstream is teaming up with specialty retailer Eddie Bauer to build a special edition travel trailer, the Eddie Bauer Edition Airstream, and to develop co-branded apparel and other items for 2011. The trailer will have a rear sport hatch to allow for easy access to gear, and will include finishing touches, such as exterior protective […]
Lance Camper Manufacturing Corporation, a privately held company that builds truck campers and travel trailers, reports a resurgence in sales. Gary Conley, national sales manager, said, “For the past year, we’ve been enjoying a gradual upswing in wholesale distribution to our dealer network, and our dealers are, in turn, selling our product to consumers in healthy numbers.”
Winnebago Industries ended its 2010 fiscal year on a positive note with net income of $4.9 million in the fourth quarter and $10.2 million for the year. This contrasted with a net loss of $78.8 million in fiscal 2009.
The factory installed closet doors in this coach had been repaired several times and were in need of replacement. We installed a custom built triple doored set with matching hardware, making access to all areas of the closet much better than the original double set. We also installed custom built organizers on each end for […]
We all feel like our brains are running on empty at one time or another. But there are several easy and fun ways to pump up our problem-solving abilities, think clearly and concisely, and fight forgetfulness. It’s a lifestyle choice, just as walking or hiking five days a week is a lifestyle choice. We have […]
Walker Lake is very interesting as it has lost 140% of its volume over the last century. Signs mark the various levels and years. It is an ongoing fight to get or save water so this lake does not disappear. With my Golden Age Pass, I paid $3 for a nice overlook campsite with […]
Those of you that have been following my blog on a regular basis know that a large number of the RVing adventures my wife and I experience take place in forgotten places off the beaten track. In many of these places only the ghosts remain of once was a vibrant community. With Dia de Los […]
Myrtle Beach, S.C. — Ocean Lakes Family Campground, located along the Grand Strand of Myrtle Beach, S.C., will host the 27th Annual South Carolina Fossil Fair Saturday, Oct. 30 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. This marks the 10th consecutive year that this event has been held at Ocean Lakes Family Campground.