Carr Industries of Veneta, Oregon, has formed a partnership with Debbie Hollembaek of DLH Design in Springfield, Oregon, to offer window treatments for RV interiors, including new window boxes, blinds and a variety of fabric options. Hollembaek and Matt Carr, owner of Carr Industries, both worked at Country Coach when it was a major builder […]
Archives for November 2012
Northwood Manufacturing gave dealers from the western U.S. and Canada a preview of its new products at a recent open house at its factory in La Grande, Oregon. The company reported that Fox Mountain, its line of light-duty fifth wheels, has undergone a complete revision with new floor plans and contemporary styling. The Snow River […]
RVDA, the national association of RV retailers, has given its annual Quality Circle Award to 13 manufacturers. The award is based on eight criteria, including sales support, parts and warranty support, and vehicle design, reliability, quality and competitive pricing. Recipients included Lance truck campers and towable products from Airstream, CrossRoads, Forest River, Heartland, Jayco, Keystone […]
The Little Creek Casino Resort in Shelton, Washington has opened an RV park with full hookups. The park occupies 1.75 acres and includes a pet area, bathhouse, coin-operated laundry and Wi-Fi hotspot. There are 44 berths with power, water, television and sewer connections. Cost is $35 per night. The resort, which is owned and operated […]
The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission has increased the amount of money it is seeking from the state general fund to operate the parks. In September, the agency submitted a request for $18 million for the two-year budget cycle that begins in 2013, but has since raised that amount to $27 million. Officials said […]
Veterans Day has come and gone earlier in November, However, in Branson, Missouri, veterans are recognized and honored each day of the year in the entertainment city’s theatres, theme parks, and at the Veterans Memorial Museum. Many groups from various branches of our military—and different companies, units, and platoons—make Branson a destination for their reunions. […]
Do you remember the movie Deliverance? When you have just hooked up in a campground for a relaxing night’s rest, it’s not the movie you want to bring to mind. But I couldn’t help it.
“Squeal like a pig! Squeal like a pig!”
The line coursed through my brain with a sound from the campsite next door. Yes, a squeal, followed by a string of expletives. And that was just the beginning.
Peeking out from closed shutters, we saw tribal chaos—a boisterous group of bare-chested males, a firearm shared between them. That it turned out to be a pellet gun availed only faint comfort. They were shooting at a target in the water. Between them and the target was a blond-haired child in diapers, clearly a reveler’s progeny, playing at water’s edge. This meant the pellets were zipping over her head. Or, she was the target.
Your RV is an investment, and you hope that it will become a favorite vacation spot. When you make the purchase, you have visions of going camping and coming home again feeling relaxed and ready to tackle the workweek. Unfortunately, you may not truly relax when you’re out camping. Here are a few tips to […]
Since it was only part of my life from spring of 2010 until yesterday, I hadn’t formed nearly the bond with my maroon Astrovan, as I had with the new 1987 Sprinter Motorhome that I shared so many adventures with throughout a 17-year traveling adventure. However, I still felt sad as my daughter and I […]
The hours of daylight wane a little more each day as we approach the winter solstice. With all this darkness, what is an adventurous RVer to do? Go geocaching of course! Geocaching doesn’t stop when the sun goes down. There are thousands of night caches hidden around the world. Their clues can only be unraveled […]
Many times it seems that the best scenery or natural features are found at the summit of a steep mountain, the bottom of a deep canyon, or at the end of a rugged hiking trail —all requiring a lot of time and effort. Not so at Natural Bridges National Park! Hiking trails lead right to […]