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If RV lifestyle suits you, it's a good time to buy
San Francisco Chronicle    Share   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
For some, the vagabond life in an RV is the last way to live free. You turn the key and away you go. Just by parking, you can create your own coastal villa, lakeshore cottage or mountain retreat. You can roam wherever you want, stay at a spot overnight or for days, and venture off on daily adventures. Suddenly, you are off the grid, beholden to no one. This might feel like perfection for those who subscribe to the philosophy of Billy Joe Shaver, the old Texas songwriter, "Moving is the closest thing to being free." More

Who's Monitoring Your Tow Vehicle?

"We purchased Tattle-Trail after two massive blow outs on our tow vehicle. The Jeep hit the ground, broke the differential and the insurance company totaled our vehicle. We purchased Tattle-Trail because it monitors so many other crucial things like vibration and side movement. We love the convenience of your product and our peace of mind while traveling.”
Larry and Nancy Richner, Boulder City


Shoal Creek Campground, Buford, Ga.

Escape to Georgia's Great Lake and be immersed in an inspiring combination of luxury and adventure — Shoal Creek Campground. Set on the picturesque blue shores of Lake Sidney Lanier, the 1,100-acre resort in Georgia provides a variety of deluxe amenities and services in a setting of unparalleled natural splendor. The grounds feature a diverse selection of accommodations from the Legacy Lodge & Conference Center to 30 sublime cottages and six executive villas, to floating houseboats from our very own Harbor Landing. Activities abound for every taste with options such as the award-winning golf courses, adventurous horseback riding, pampering spa services, and luxury boat rentals.

RV makers hope 2011 is year industry recovers
The Associated Press via Chicago Tribune    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Indiana RV makers still struggling to recover from the recession say they're hoping for a banner year as the economy improves. A University of Michigan survey has found that the industry is expecting a nearly 4 percent increase, which would build on a nearly 48 percent increase in shipments in 2010. More

Camping World to be featured on 'The Celebrity Apprentice'
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Camping World, a recognized brand in the RV lifestyle, announced its selection in the 11th installment of NBC's "The Celebrity Apprentice" featuring American business mogul Donald Trump. Camping World was chosen among several Fortune 500 companies to be featured as a task sponsor on a 2011 outdoor recreation segment. Donald Trump said, "Camping World is the largest recreational vehicle retailer in the country and we were very pleased to have them on the show." Trump continued, "I think the episode is like nothing we've ever done." More

Hi Mountain Seasonings introduces new camping meals    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
World renowned for its jerky cure and seasonings, Hi Mountain Seasonings is pleased to announce the launch of a new line of camping, backpacking or outdoor foods. Four freeze-dried meals—Cajun Beans & Rice, Green Chile Casserole, Campfire Chili Macaroni and Hot Caramel Apple Crunch—will be the first offerings in this line of great-tasting, convenient, easy-to-prepare meals that boast a very long shelf life. Hi Mountain Seasonings' new camping meals are perfectly preserved, and there is no change in the shape, flavor, nutrition or texture of the food once restored to its original form by adding hot water to the resealable foil packet. More

RV visits to national parks up 5 percent in 2010
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The near-final National Park Service figures on park visits during 2010 show both positive and negative results. Visitation at many of the iconic parks increased over 2009, reported Derrick A. Crandall, president of the American Recreation Coalition. "Yet the system overall, despite fee-free weekends, publicity generated by the rebroadcast of the Ken Burns’ PBS special and the visit to Yosemite by Oprah and a jump in international visitors to the U.S., showed a decline of about 2 percent in visitations (some 5.8 million fewer visits to a total of about 280 million) and a 2.7 percent drop in visitor hours," he said. More

Planning a trip to the backcountry in winter
The Associated Press via ABC News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The solitude, quiet and frozen cold of a winter landscape are great reasons to head outdoors in January and February. You can snowshoe, ski, trek or go sledding. Sleep overnight in a tent, lean-to, yurt or cabin. Tree branches may snap, and lake ice may groan as it freezes and buckles. Or maybe the only sound you'll hear is the gentle shoosh, shoosh, shoosh of your snowshoes in powder. But the backcountry in winter can also be a challenging landscape to stay safe in, and if things go wrong, they can go wrong fast. More

RV rebound is starting with more modest towable trailers
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The comeback in the RV business is being led by something you could probably tow from behind your car — lightweight trailers. Reflecting people's simultaneous desire to get away from it all — and their diminished ability to pay a lot for the trip — sales of recreational trailers are improving nicely. More

RV park proposed for Okaloosa Island, Fla.
The Northwest Florida Daily News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A Okaloosa Island, Fla., hotelier and developer has unveiled plans to build a 6.2-acre RV resort on the north side of U.S. Highway 98. Tripp Tolbert, who owns the Ramada Plaza Beach Resort, has proposed the Island RV Resort, which will go before Okaloosa County commissioners for approval. More
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