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#10604 - 02/17/13 05:00 PM Re: Camping News Tidbits from around the country [Re: mikhen]
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These are great tidbits...thanks thumbs

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#10605 - 02/17/13 07:01 PM Re: Camping News Tidbits from around the country [Re: mikhen]
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I know I read them they are very helpful. keep up the great job makhen.

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#10648 - 02/23/13 09:26 AM Re: Camping News Tidbits from around the country [Re: mikhen]
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Tidbits for 2/23/2013

-Hurricane Sandy has benefitted RV dealers. Dealers at the recent RV show at Atlantic City, New Jersey say some storm-displaced residents came shopping for RVs, tired of living in hotels.

-A Louisiana RV owner, Dan J. Bailey, Jr., has filed suit against National Interstate Insurance Company. Bailey's RV was storm damaged in June, 2012. His repair shop estimated nearly $17,000 in required repairs. National Interstate paid him $684.34 and refuses to pay more.

-An Australian RV company that was found guilty of copyright infringement has changed its name. Avida Motorhomes had called itself Winnebago Australia until the American RV firm took it to court last year.

-Want a half-ton pickup with a diesel engine? Chrysler says come fall you can buy a standard-duty Ram 1500 with a diesel power plant. Chrysler hopes to draw in 10,000 new customers in the first year of sales.

-Despite agreeing to adopt standards for tow-capacity tests, only one pickup manufacturer walks the talk. Toyota has adopted SAE tow test standards which all retailers in the U.S. agreed to do for 2013 models. America's Big Three say they distrust that their competition will fairly apply the test standards.

- CampingPa.com has released the sites available for the 2013 members weekend, set to take place at Mountain Vista Campground the weekend of August 2,3,4. Plenty of sites still remain for this great weekend, but hurry, there is a Pocono NASCAR race that weekend, so we have the sites reserved for a limited time.


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#10709 - 03/02/13 08:38 AM Re: Camping News Tidbits from around the country [Re: mikhen]
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Tidbits for 3/2/2013

-Deliveries of motorhomes from manufacturers to dealers rose 13.6 percent last year and are expected to climb by almost the same amount this year, the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association reports.

-HANOVER, Pa. -- Camping World of Hanover, located in Pennsylvania, is a new hugely expanded and renovated 'go-to' store with products to complement and enhance just about every outdoor or vacation activity, writes The Evening Sun.mike's note....I guess that answers my question from another thread)

-MEADVILLE, Pa. -- The Meadville KOA Campground is celebrating 35 years of serving camping families. Located 7 miles east of Meadville on Route 27, this one-time fish hatchery and auction barn is now a highly rated, award-winning KOA Campground.

-After being caught short on production of Class A motorhome chassis, Ford has announced it will jack up production of its 6.8 liter V-10 units by 25 percent this year.

-After a successful inaugural campaign in 2012, Go RVing’s “AWAY” national advertising campaign is back for its second year with integrated advertising now appearing in the nation’s top television, print and digital media outlets through November to help boost the RV industry’s resurgence, the RV Industry Association reported today.

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#10715 - 03/02/13 12:08 PM Re: Camping News Tidbits from around the country [Re: mikhen]
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Good info! Also answered my unasked question from the other thread!
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#10772 - 03/09/13 09:28 AM Re: Camping News Tidbits from around the country [Re: mikhen]
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Tidbits for 3/9/2013

-Will the nation's financial sequester chill RV sales? Mark Bowersox, the executive director of the Recreation Vehicle Indiana Council says no. Says Bowersox, "Over the last couple years as the country has grown out of this recession is the fact that the American public seems to be getting more and more comfortable with the idea that they're not going to be totally comfortable anymore."

-A Wisconsin RVer who parked his pop-up trailer on Little Muskego Lake's ice for a fishing trip lost out in a big way. First the ice gave way, partially submerging the RV. One attempt at rescue saw the bottom half of the unit break through the ice again. A commercial recovery firm spent 10 hours retrieving the leftovers – and left the owner with a bill for $1,000 for the "rescue."

-February auction values for used RVs continued an upward climb. Motorhomes rang up by three percent at $37,258. Towables sold at an average of $9,771, up the same percentage as motorhomes. Source: Beggs Black Book.

-Trailer hitch manufacturer Cequent will pay its unionized Goshen, Indiana plant workers a $3.5 million "retention bonus" as they go ahead with plans to move their manufacturing plant to Mexico. Layoffs of 450 workers are another part of the aftermath of the decision.

-Camping World and Good Sam today announced plans to open a new supercenter of the national chain in the Valdosta, Ga., market in November. The location will be the company's first co-located, co-branded 150 site campground and rally park for the company.

-Wholesale RV shipments are expected to rise to 307,300 units in 2013, according to Dr. Richard Curtin’s latest projection in the Spring 2013 issue of RV Roadsigns, a quarterly forecast of RV deliveries to RV retailers published by the RV Industry Association.
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#10844 - 03/16/13 09:47 AM Re: Camping News Tidbits from around the country [Re: mikhen]
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Tidbits for 3/16/2013

-CROSS FORK, Pa. — The Corning Leader reports Quiet Oaks Campground will host the annual Smoked Country Jam June 20-22. According to the newspaper, the 10th annual event features national and regional performers that are scheduled to play 40 hours of music in three days.
The event is a benefit for the Lupus Foundation. Website

-Gary Burghoff, better known as Radar O'Riley in the M*A*S*H* TV show, is reportedly living in an RV and traveling from place to place. It's not because of economics (he owns a home in Connecticut), but because he loves traveling in his motorhome.

- EARLY, Texas -- On Monday morning, Vic Stacy was honored during Brown County Commissioners Court for assisting an Early police officer in July during the deadly shootings at Peach House RV Park, reports KTXS.Story

-YORK, Pa. -- For local couple Christine and James Cooper, the "lure of the open road" and a mutual love of camping brought them to the last day of York Campers World RV Show, held over the weekend at the York Expo Center, writes the York Daily Record. Sponsored by the Pennsylvania Campground Owners Association, the 35th annual show boasted a total of 80 vendors and featured an estimated 200 recreational vehicles in a variety of styles, says the York Daily Record. According to Executive Director Beverly Gruber, attendance increased about 14 percent this year.

-Police in Hammond, New York are concerned the operator of North Country Cottages and Campground may have molested children at the park. Gerard "Jerry" Scime has been booked on one count of felony sexual abuse. People with information on other possible abuses should call (315) 379-2222.
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#10847 - 03/16/13 03:10 PM Re: Camping News Tidbits from around the country [Re: mikhen]
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Oh my word...........well , those are good tidbits, and sadly some very bad news for some campers. That is awful news about the New York campground. We often think of this when we are camping with our grandchildren, they are 5 and 14 and we NEVER leave them alone at a campground playground, EVER! not in today's world...thanks for the Tidbits Mike!
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#10862 - 03/16/13 05:40 PM Re: Camping News Tidbits from around the country [Re: mikhen]
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stuff like that is all too common. Last year, there were cameras discovered at Otter Lake in the showers. we camped there shortly before they were discovered. We were supposed to get a letter from the police. Never saw one.
And, we don't hold the campground responsible at all. in fact, we have a 5 day weekend planned there for this April.
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#11061 - 03/23/13 08:06 AM Re: Camping News Tidbits from around the country [Re: mikhen]
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Tidbits from 3/23/2013

-GLENOLDEN BOROUGH, Pa. -- If you’re going to park your RV or boat in Glenolden Borough, you’re going to have to follow the rules, says the Delco News Network. Last week, the Glenolden council voted unanimously in favor of an ordinance establishing parking regulations for boats and recreational vehicles. The new ordinance mandates that residents will not be allowed to park oversized vehicles in their front yards, and that the vehicles are only permitted to be parked on all-weather surfaces like asphalt or crushed stone, writes the Delco News Network. Parking areas must be located off of borough streets, in the rearmost 50 percent of the property, and vehicles must be placed at least five feet away from side and rear property lines. In addition, vehicles cannot be inhabited by residents, must have current registration and insurance, and must be kept in “immediately usable” condition, says the Delco News Network.
Failure to follow the ordinance could result in fines. mikhen's note....I'm reading these news laws all too often. There are farming communities that have these ordinances in place.

-Camping World and Good Sam today expressed congratulations to their employee, Danni Allen, a 26-year-old advertising coordinator from Wheeling, Ill., and winner of the "The Biggest Loser: Challenge America," the NBC reality weight-loss competition now in its 14th season.

- In New Jersey, the Christie Administration announced yesterday that up to 78 unemployed state residents can be hired by the Department of Environmental Protection to help clean up and restore Sandy storm-damaged state parks through a National Emergency Grant obtained by the state Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

-The Statue of Liberty, closed since Hurricane Sandy, will reopen July 4 after a huge repair effort.

-A bill is sitting before the New York Assembly. If passed, the bill would prohibit registered sex offenders from entering or using campgrounds that allow overnight stays in the Empire State.

-Disney has a new policy: No kids under 14 allowed without an older person. The new rule affects all Disney parks and properties across the U.S. beginning this Saturday.

-China is hosting its sixth International RV and Camping Exhibition in Beijing March 21-24 with an expected crowd of 300,000.

-After working hard to make their system more self-sufficient, Kansas State Parks officials may get a nasty reality: The legislature is considering robbing a half-million dollars from their funds, built up by park rental cabin income. Ironically, few state funds went into the cabins' construction.

News of the Weird

-Australian camper van rental company Wicked Campers may face police action after refusing to remove "offensive" slogans from its rental fleet. The rigs with graffiti-style paint are known for controversial artwork and slogans. A tame version? "Mary had a little lamb. Her father shot it dead. Now it goes to school with her. Between two bits of bread."

-Larry and Diana Moyer set out in November from Beaver Dam, Wis., in their oversized RV to spend some warm days in St. Petersburg, Fla. Since they travel with their pets, Jack (Diana's "service" kangaroo) and Edward (an elderly goat that uses a cart for mobility because of front-leg paralysis), their route south was circuitous because of some states' restrictions on "exotic" pets. The RV broke down three times. In Florida, Larry had a stroke and was hospitalized for two days. Then, a fuse box short-circuited, and the RV burned up, torching their money and ID. Diana was hospitalized for smoke inhalation. With Red Cross help, they found a motel that accepted goats (but not kangaroos, so Jack went overnight to a wildlife facility). At press time, according to a Tampa Tribune report, the couple had bought a junk car and were headed home, with Jack curled up in Diana's lap.
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