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#11063 - 03/23/13 08:34 AM Re: Camping News Tidbits from around the country [Re: mikhen]
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Interesting tidbits this week Mikhen! Thanks for sharing. This week's tidbits were a nice variety and good to know. Shocking that registered sex offenders can stay in campgrounds as of now...campgrounds where children roam unattended ( as well they should to a degree ) .....makes campgrounds a proverbial buffet for those types of criminals. Scarey
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#11189 - 03/30/13 07:55 AM Re: Camping News Tidbits from around the country [Re: mikhen]
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Tidbits for 3/30/2013

-The Senate passed a Budget Resolution March 23 that calls for replacing sequester cuts with a combination of different spending cuts and tax increases, and would effectively cut $30 million from the National Park System budget if President Obama signs off on the deal. According to the National Parks Conservation Association, the cuts are in addition to $130 million in losses imposed by the budget sequester.

-RV park owners could be held accountable when their guests illegally download copyrighted material using the park's WiFi system. Under a plan created by the Center for Copyright Information, if a WiFi system owner receives six warnings of copyright violation, he or she could be hauled into court or have his or her Internet bandwidth reduced.

-Stoltzfus RV and Marine, a full-service recreation vehicle and boat dealership based in West Chester, Pa., has added the full line of Class A and Class C motorhomes from Winnebago Industries Inc. to its inventory.

-Winnebago Industries Inc. reported surprisingly strong profit on Thursday (March 28), suggesting the growing confidence among U.S. consumers is shared by the 50 and older crowd, the prime demographic for the No. 1 U.S. maker of motorhomes.

-FORT WASHINGTON, Pa. -- Eastern National has announced the release of the Android version of the Passport To Your National Parks mobile phone application, available for free in the Google Play store. An iPhone version of the application was released last year.

-John DiPietro, with RV Insights, interviewed KOA Chairman Jim Rogers today at the Northeast Campground Association convention.
Rogers was the keynote speaker at today's opening session. During that meeting, he noted at only 15 percent of the American population actually goes camping -- something he believes shows there is tremendous opportunity for campground owners and suppliers.
However, he also noted that the outdoor industry may miss a huge opportunity if they don't do a better job trying to align with some minority populations.

-Kampgrounds of America Inc (KOA) graduated 39 new KOA owners representing 23 campgrounds during two sessions in February and March at its KOA University in Billings, Mont.

-Airstream Inc. was named as the winner of the 2013 Readers’ Choice Award by About.com in the RV or camper category. According to About.com’s website, the Jackson Center, Ohio-based trailer and motorhome builder rated as the readers’ top choice followed by Keystone RV Co. and Forest River Inc. Runners-up included Leisure Travel Vans, a division of Triple E RV Ltd., and Cruiser RV LLC.

-PetHub.com has introduced an electronic tracking device that offers RVers a nationwide system for locating missing cats and dogs. According to a press release, the service works off of a “physical ID tag” that links to the pet’s free online profile.

-Campground operators narrowly avoided the imposition of a new National Electric Code (NEC) code requirement, thanks to proactive efforts by the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds and its industry partners, the association announced today.
A proposal to the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) National Electric Code (NEC) suggested a new code requirement that would have required campground operators to ground each electrical pedestal with copper grounding rods at a cost of $70 to $100 each. mikhen's note...being a licensed electrician for many years, that price seems "a little" high. At $70-100 each, i think i should go into business installing ground rods.

-Wholesale shipments of RVs were up in February compared to February, 2012. Class C motorhomes led with sales ahead by nearly 53 percent, followed closely by travel trailers, up 51 percent. Source: Recreation Vehicle Industry Association

News from the Weird

-Live Oak, Florida – Live Oak Police say they arrested a man for making meth within Live Oak city limits. Andrew James Britt was arrested when police discovered he was making meth in a camper in a stranger’s yard. The caller told police someone had been living in a camper in their yard without their permission. Inside the camper, police found Britt sleeping next to paraphrenalia that they say indicated that he was operating a methamphetamine manufacturing laboratory – right there in the camper.

my favorite story this week..
-When state Fish and Wildlife agents recently found a black bear passed out on the lawn of Baker Lake Resort, there were some clues scattered nearby — dozens of empty cans of Rainier Beer.
The bear apparently got into campers’ coolers and used his claws and teeth to puncture the cans. And not just any cans.
“He drank the Rainier and wouldn’t drink the Busch beer,” said Lisa Broxson, bookkeeper at the campground and cabins resort east of Mount Baker.
Fish and Wildlife enforcement Sgt. Bill Heinck said the bear did try one can of Busch, but ignored the rest. The beast then consumed about 36 cans of Rainier.
A wildlife agent tried to chase the bear from the campground but the animal just climbed a tree to sleep it off for another four hours. Agents finally herded the bear away, but it returned the next morning.
Agents then used a large, humane trap to capture it for relocation, baiting the trap with the usual: doughnuts, honey and, in this case, two open cans of Rainier.
That did the trick.
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#11193 - 03/30/13 08:30 AM Re: Camping News Tidbits from around the country [Re: mikhen]
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#11194 - 03/30/13 09:36 AM Re: Camping News Tidbits from around the country [Re: mikhen]
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Love the tidbits but especially the weird news this week. Who would have thought that you would have to lock up your beer from kids and bear. On a good note is that no one was hurt wile the bear was on the campground.

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#11208 - 03/31/13 03:42 PM Re: Camping News Tidbits from around the country [Re: mikhen]
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Thats too funny!
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#11323 - 04/06/13 08:33 AM Re: Camping News Tidbits from around the country [Re: mikhen]
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Tidbits for 4/6/2013

-Twin Grove Campground, Pine Grove, Pa, is no longer affiliated with KOA. the owner owns other campgrounds that are not KOA and they are doing fine. He felt that Twin Grove was established enough to break away on it's own. Same staff, same owner, same great campground.
In addition, Twin Grove will honor the KOA value rewards card for this year. Also, Twin Grove will start offering discounts for AARP, AAA, and Good Sam. To find out what other discounts are available, please call the campground. mikhen's note.....Thanx to Dianescraps for mentioning this on the forum. And thank you to Twin Grove for providing this information.

-The Pa Campground Owners Association, Pcoa, will be at The Lehigh Valley Zoo's 2013 grand opening, today, April 6 from 10-4. You can pick up your free campground directory, a coloring book for the kids, and a hot and toasty Smores. For more info, visit the [url=www.lvzoo.com]ZOO.[/url] mikhen's note....the Lehigh Valley Zoo is an expensive, fun family day trip. Not so big that the little ones get tired out. A yearly visit for us.

-Guests at Hidden Acres RV Park in Aransas Pass, Texas are in the dark after the park manager vanished – reportedly with early rent and utility payments. The local power company pulled the plug because of an unpaid bill, according to campers. The manager told guests she needed early payments to help pay for a vacation.

-Spring has officially arrived: The first buffalo calf of the year, a bull, has been born in South Dakota's Custer State Park. About 400 calves are expected this year, most in May.

-London TV station WAG-TV is looking for American families interested in taking an RV adventure of a lifetime. Families interested in being considered for the show are encouraged to e-mail Henry at castings@wagtv.com with the subject "RV Roadtrip." Applicants should include photos of the family members, a description of their family and why they think they would be great for the show. E-mailed applications must be received by April 19.

-The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced a new proposal that would sharply cut gasoline and tailpipe emissions, a move that would essentially mandate California’s stricter air-quality laws in all 50 states. The EPA estimates that under the proposed rule, which calls for the reduction of sulfur in gasoline and stricter car-emission standards scheduled to start in 2017, gas prices would rise by less than a penny per gallon and tack $130 onto the cost of a new vehicle by 2025. The payoff for these changes, according to the EPA, is billions of dollars in reduced health costs by 2030.

-Good Sam Enterprises LLC today (April 4) announced a partnership with Rand McNally to launch a suite of navigation products designed “to meet the needs of today’s outdoor consumer,” according to a press release. “Today’s consumer has made it clear they want to increase their ease of learning about and navigating to the places they want to visit and the areas where they participate in the activities they love,” noted Marcus Lemonis, chairman and CEO of Good Sam.

-Thousand Trails is giving outdoor enthusiasts a chance to get out and camp with the “Gear Up and Camp” sweepstakes. According to a press release, one camper will win a free week of camping and a camping gear package, with a combined value of $1,100. Sweepstakes entrants will also be entered for a chance to win one of four second place prize packages, and one of 30 third place prize packages daily.

News from the Weird sorry, not camping related this week

-An entire troupe of performing fleas has fallen victim to the freezing temperatures currently gripping Germany.
Flea circus director Robert Birk says he was shocked to find all of his 300 fleas dead inside their transport box Wednesday morning.
The circus immediately scrambled to find and train a new batch so it could fulfill its engagements at an open-air fair in the western town of Mechernich-Kommern.
Michael Faber, who organizes the fair, told The Associated Press that an insect expert at a nearby university was able to provide 50 fleas in time for the first show Sunday.
Faber says he hopes they'll "get through this without any more fatalities."
Birk said it was the first time his circus had lost all of its fleas to the cold in one go.



Edited by mikhen (04/06/13 08:52 AM)
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#11325 - 04/06/13 09:42 AM Re: Camping News Tidbits from around the country [Re: mikhen]
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Trained fleas eh? right!!
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#11451 - 04/13/13 08:36 AM Re: Camping News Tidbits from around the country [Re: mikhen]
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Tidbits from 4/13/2013

-A California court judge has ruled that a driver using a GPS system on a mobile phone was guilty of "driving while using a cell phone." The judge concluded that using a phone for anything is a violation of the intent of the law and keeps the driver distracted.

-What causes more accidents than texting while driving? Daydreaming. Erie Insurance Group studied fatality accident reports and found drivers are five times more likely to crash when daydreaming than while texting.

-Has your motorhome been crash-tested? Bailey Motorhomes of the U.K. says it has completed a series of crash tests to check braking systems and body shell strength. Testers used dummies for authenticity and found the shell survived well, but passengers need better protection inside coaches against furniture that may shift in transit or have sharp edges.

-A proposed 150-site RV park at Massey's Landing in Delaware is under fire from a local homeowners association. The association claims park traffic would create gridlock, impact wildlife and wetlands, and increase crime "generated by large numbers of transient people with no vested interest in the surrounding areas."

- Airstream is expected to announce that it will build a new generation of its trademarked Land Yacht trailers, based on a concept developed with Italian yacht designer Mauro Micheli, writes the Wall Street Journal.

- Viewers of the April webisode of AmericanRVer.com will have the opportunity to learn about several iPad apps to make their RVing life easier while traveling, in RV Tips and Tricks, hosted by Ron and Sandy Jones, American RVer has announced.

News From The Weird
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#11561 - 04/20/13 07:51 AM Re: Camping News Tidbits from around the country [Re: mikhen]
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Tidbits for 4/20/2013

-KOA's new digital directory The digital edition of the 2013 Kampgrounds of America Inc. (KOA) directory is now available in a book-like online format that allows campers to virtually “turn the pages” of the book to view KOA’s popular camping aid and atlas, according to a news release. The Digital Directory, available at www.koa-directory.com, uses a service called Uberflip to provide users with a book-like reading experience on their computers, mobile devices and smart phones.

-Classified ad site RV Trader.com, a division of Dominion Enterprises, has released “Get Best Price” – a new option available for dealer inventory listings. According to a press release, the feature assists dealers with map pricing and “increases the likelihood RV shoppers and buyers will interact with dealers on the site.”

-The RV industry history book by RV/MH Hall of Fame historian Al Hesselbart has been accepted for digital publication and is now available for Amazon Kindle readers, the RV/MH Hall of Fame announced today. "The Dumb Things Sold...Just Like That" features stories of the evolution of each different type of recreational vehicle and short biographies of many of the early pioneers and visionaries that have led the growth and development of the RV industry, according to Hesselbart.

-Seniors shouldn't get a pass into national parks for $10. That opinion aired by U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA). Speire told National Park Service Chief Jonathan Jarvis that the country can't afford deals for America's seniors with the nation's parks facing a $153 million budget gap.

-Last year's 18,000-acre wildfire in Arizona's Tonto National Forest was started when a camper fired an incendiary shotgun shell. The shooter, Steven Shiflet, has been sentenced to two years' probation for starting the fire near Sycamore Creek.

News From the Weird

-The mysterious human remains found buried in the Anchor Inn RV Park in Port Orford have been tentatively identified as Charles Owen Starks, The Coos Bay World reported today.
Last week, investigators working with the Social Security Administration arrested Starks’ son, Corey Theodore Starks, in connection with the remains, says The Coos Bay World.
The Coos Bay World reports that Corey Starks allegedly admitted to burying his father beneath a trailer in the park in March 2010, after the 71-year-old man died of natural causes. Starks said he continued to receive and cash his father’s Social Security checks.
The human remains were discovered March 11 by a maintenance crew refurbishing the park.

-Officials at the Quinsigamond State Park in Worcester, Massachusetts, apologized after they locked the local high school rowing team up in the park. Team practice ran late — 15 minutes after the 5:30 p.m. closing time. Members found park gates locked and had to call for help.

-Officers were checking on a man on Tuesday afternoon after somebody reported they saw a body in the Swampoodle Creek in Texarkana, Texas.
The officers found a man, later identified as Ihab El Mahmoud of Orlando — and he was very much alive: He allegedly punched the officers after they attempted to check on him, according to police.
The 28-year-old man had been sleeping in the creek.
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#11579 - 04/22/13 06:35 PM Re: Camping News Tidbits from around the country [Re: mikhen]
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Good tidbits...I especially like reading the strange ones LOL, human behavior never ceases to amaze me. Thanks Mike!
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