The Washington State Departments of Transportation and Commerce have announced plans to make the Stevens Pass Greenway along U.S. Route 2 in north central Washington the first National Scenic Byway designed to serve electric vehicles.
Archives for February 2011
NADAguides has redesigned its Internet site to provide more in-depth information for consumers seeking valuations on RVs. The site has pricing information for travel trailers, fifth wheels, motorhomes, camping trailers, truck campers and park models dating to 1977. New additions to the site include manufacturer notes and model specific notes to help consumers with their […]
Go RVing, the recreation vehicle industry’s marketing program, plans to expand its advertising this year with an $11 million budget, up from $8.25 million in 2010. The ads will appear on Food Network’s media outlets, in the “First Look” ads shown in movie theaters, and during televised sporting events, including auto racing, horse racing and […]
Lippert Components, a subsidiary of Drew Industries, has acquired Home-Style Industries, which makes upholstered furniture and mattresses for travel trailers in the Pacific Northwest. Home-Style is based in Nampa, Idaho.
Final figures for RV wholesale shipments in 2010 confirm that the industry is recovering from the Great Recession. The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association reports that 242,300 units were shipped last year, a 46 percent increase over the number in 2009 and the highest total in three years. The shipments included 25,200 motorhomes and 217,100 towable […]
Did you know that four million people in eight countries live in or near the Arctic? And that the Arctic is the only place polar bears live, but you won’t find penguins? Did you know that the Jensen Arctic Museum in Monmouth, Oregon is the only museum on the West Coast devoted solely to collecting, […]
Christian faith is the core of my life, and the common ground between Lee and me in our marriage. In fact, we met in our home church in Heber Springs, Arkansas. Because we consider Branson, Missouri a second home base, the Lighthouse Sunday-school class in Branson’s First Baptist Church adopted us. Although we may only […]
Iron is a mineral that plays a critical role in proper body functions and is necessary for transporting oxygen from our lungs to the rest of our body, ensuring that cells function properly and assisting our bodies in digesting the foods we consume. A variety of organ systems depend on iron as one of the […]
While most of our customers are asking us to replace the carpet in their coaches with some type of solid surface, some are still asking for the warmth and comfort only offered by carpet.Factory installed carpet in most RV’s is inexpensive, installed on an assembly line and stretched over either low density pad or no […]
Friday I met my friend Barbara S. at the bakery in Yarnell on my way to a memorial service for a friend. We see each other every Sunday at church but we seldom have time for much conversation. The bakery has the best goodies and coffee and a cheerful fire burning. They bring the […]
Long level paved pull through spaces, grassy curb lined sites, quiet spaces far away from the access road, pet friendly, fully stocked camp store with fresh produce and night time security. Plus, the Starbucks next door offers free WiFi. It has just about everything a discerning RVer looks for in an overnight RV park. The […]