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June 17, 2009  
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RV Living vs. Camping
from Dallas RV Living Examiner
Want to experience the mountains, the sea shores, and the great outdoors? Well then get yourself a recreational vehicle--anything from a tiny pop-up tent trailer to a gigantic motor coach--and hit the road! Go camping for a weekend or a few weeks, and you'll have some stories to tell and probably a few nice photos to show your friends and relatives. More    E-mail article

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Campground Profile: Mountain View Campground, Sundance, Wyo.

Don't miss what the Black Hills of northeastern Wyoming has to offer. Take a break from your travels and relax at their clean and quiet park. Easy on - easy off of I-90 at the Devils Tower exit 189. Far enough from the interstate for quiet surroundings, great views and no trains! Enjoy their outdoor heated pool (seasonal), game room, general store for groceries and RV supplies, propane sales, gift shop and snack area. They have 56 large, pull thru sites with full hookups (30/50 AMP), CATV, tent sites and sleeping cabins. More    E-mail article

Digital Television Switch Difficult for RV Campers
from KHBS-TV
The switch to digital television went smoothly for many people, but for some people who own RVs the change was a bit more complicated. It's all because most RVs aren’t built to have their television equipment removed from their interior fixtures. Installing a digital converter box in an RV usually means having to take apart permanent interior paneling and rewiring the entire television system. More    E-mail article

Free National Park Weekends Start Saturday
from The Associated Press via National Geographic
The U.S. National Park Service is looking to stimulate summer vacations at national parks, starting this weekend. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced earlier this month that entrance fees at 147 national parks and monuments—including the Grand Canyon and Yosemite—will be waived on three weekends this summer. The weekends are June 20 and 21, July 18 and 19, and Aug. 15 and 16. More    E-mail article

Living the Movie Star Life - in an RV
from WFAA-TV
Clark Griswold is alive and well and living in a Dallas community. Griswold, the character portrayed by Chevy Chase in the popular 1983 comedy, National Lampoon's Vacation, is the dad who drags his family along on a cross-country vacation in the family station wagon. The movie, written by John Hughes, is great fiction. The Park Cities re-enactment actually happened last week. More    E-mail article

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Oregon Town Considers RV Parking for Homeless
from The Associated Press via KGW-TV
With the sour economy making it tougher for people to afford shelter, Springfield, Ore., officials might allow homeless families to camp in recreational vehicles in church parking lots. The program, similar to one in nearby Eugene, Ore., would be limited at first. City Manager Gino Grimaldi said only one RV per church parking lot would be permitted, and there would be fewer than a dozen churches taking part. "We want to see how it works," he said. More    E-mail article

RV Park in Ellendale, Minn., is Just About Ready
from Albert Lea Tribune
A new attraction for owners of recreational vehicles is coming to life just east of Interstate 35 near Ellendale, Minn. Crystal Springs RV Park plans to open for business late this month, according to co-owner Galen Youngkrantz. “We hope to cater to RV owners from the Twin Cities area who can leave their RV here all summer, come down after the workweek is over, and enjoy this area, returning to the RV park in the evening. This way they can avoid multiple trips in and out of city traffic,” Youngkrantz said. More    E-mail article

RVing; You May Qualify to Stay at Military Campgrounds
from Cleveland RVing Examiner
If you are active, career, or retired military, a disabled veteran or Department of Defense employee, or a guest of someone who is, you are eligible to stay at a U.S. Military Campground and RV Park. With over 240 nation wide to choose from, chances are there is one near where you want to camp. More    E-mail article

RV Electrical System Basics for Motorhomes, Fifth Wheels & Travel Trailers
from RVBasics
The electrical system in motorhome, fifth wheel and travel trailer recreational vehicles is really two electrical systems: 120 volt alternating current and 12 volt direct current. The 120 volt system is generally used to run the microwave oven, TV and RV air conditioner. Some lighting may also be 120 volts. To use the 120 volt appliances in your RV you'll need an external power source (campground or home outlet) a RV generator or inverter. More    E-mail article

 

RV America Magazine - Now Online
RV America is the official Publication of the Passport America original 50% Discount Camping Club and it's now online and interactive. Go ahead and flip the pages at http://www.rvamericamagazine.com/online.



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