A new addition to the RV Furniture line up in the showroom at Dave LJs is the Flexsteel Fold N Tumble Airbed. With this new sofa you can get a queen size sleeping area, that folds out in a smaller space than traditional hide a bed sleepers. Available in two lengths at 68″ and 73″ […]
Archives for October 2012
On a RV trip that must have been in the early 1990s, I visited Canada’s Maritimes. I am repeating this story from my book, RVing North America, Silver, Single, and Solo. I was there around Halloween and because Canadians seem to be really taken with that holiday with all its big pumpkin contests and amazingly […]
Halloween is just a day away. Most people associate ghosts, goblins, parties and trick or treating with the annual celebration. However, Halloween owes part of its origin to the Festival of the Dead held in cultures throughout the world in honor or recognition of deceased members of the community. In our travels to forgotten and […]
Oregon’s Travel Lane County has created a GeoTour by placing caches along more than 70 miles of the McKenzie River, from the Eugene-Springfield area into the Cascades. The tourist organization teamed up with geocaching.com to create the tenth official geocaching.com tour in the world and the first on the West Coast. Participants can pick up […]
Fresh off a successful fund-raising effort that generated $270,000, the RV/MH Hall of Fame in Elkhart, Indiana, has set another goal: to raise $150,000 by April 30 of next year to retire a bank loan.
The Ingram family, a major benefactor of the hall, created a $100,000 challenge grant that the hall more than met this year by raising $170,000. Now, the Ingram family has offered to contribute another $50,000 as a challenge grant if other donors will contribute $150,000 by next April.
Winter rates are now in effect in Oregon state parks, with fees for RV and tent campsites $4 below the summer rates. Depending on location, tent sites can be as low as $13 per night, and full hookup sites for RVs can be as low as $16 per night. The Discovery Season rates continue through […]
Both Thor Industries and Winnebago Industries ended their 2011-12 fiscal years with gains in sales and with company officials predicting continuing growth through the end of this year and into 2013. Thor Industries, the world’s largest RV manufacturer, ended its fiscal year July 31 with $2.6 billion in RV sales, a 13 percent increase over […]
Contrary to the name, the Aztecs of central Mexico did not create the stone dwellings you’ll find at Aztec Ruins National Monument. These structures along the Animas River in New Mexico were actually first built around A.D. 1100 by the Ancestral Puebloans. These ancient Indians built several multi-story buildings called “great houses,” and associated with […]
As RV-Golfers begin making plans to head south for the winter, Yuma, Arizona always seems to be a popular destination of choice. With an average high temperature of 68 degrees in January, and a comfortable and accommodating RV-Golf resort, what more could you ask for? Cocopah Bend RV & Golf Resort in Yuma is […]
Coffeyville, Kansas, located in the southeast corner of the plains state, only 75 miles north of Tulsa, Oklahoma, is not particularly an RVing destination. However since 2008, dozens of Workampers have descended on the former manufacturing city to work the pre-Christmas season at the amazon.com fulfillment center. The historic town of 10,000 has some points […]
You’re sitting down with the family discussing dinner ideas for the weekend camping trip. The kids are clamoring for hot dogs, but you want something healthier for everyone. Sandwiches are easy enough, but you also want something a little different. You could head to the store and buy a frozen meal to pop into the […]