Why are RV manufacturers looking for so many drivers?

Why are RV manufacturers looking for so many drivers?

"Officials from the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association estimate that an additional 2,000 drivers are needed to deliver the 25,000 to 30,000 recreational vehicles that are sitting on lots in southern Michigan and northern Indiana," according to an article by Jim Meenan published in the South Bend (Indiana) Tribune. "The problem could cost the industry as much as $500 million in lost sales in 2014, according to one industry official." "And Doug DeMeyer, a f
This amazing RV doesn't mind getting its wheels wet

This amazing RV doesn’t mind getting its wheels wet

Be the first on your vacation lake to own the Terra Wind a luxury motor coach-cum-house boat. This very unique recreation vehicle "is as comfortable on the lake as it is on the land with a highway speed of up to 80 mph and up to 7 knots on the water," according to Cool Amphibious Manufacturers International. Since 1999 this South Carolina firm has been manufacturing custom amphibious vehicles for both the commercial and recreational markets with units operatin
2014 'Milepost' - Alaska Travel Planner's 66th edition

2014 ‘Milepost’ – Alaska Travel Planner’s 66th edition

If this is THE year for your lifetime adventure RV trip to Alaska, chances are you already know about "The 2014 Milepost," the 'Bible of North Country Travel.' This almost 800-page guidebook has been mandatory reading for everyone headed to Alaska, the Yukon Territory, British Columbia, Alberta and the Northwest Territories. Since 1949, experienced RV travelers say: "Don't leave the Lower 48 without it." It lists eateries, fuel stations, lodging, camping, fish
National Arbor Day is Friday, April 25--go plant a tree with your children, grand kids

National Arbor Day is Friday, April 25–go plant a tree with your children, grand kids

It goes without saying that the vast majority of RVers value our magnificent national forests and wooded state parks. As a group we cherish spending quality time with our families camping, hiking and fishing within and around the many public lands across America. We take pride in, and almost come to expect, our forested areas to be abundant with healthy trees. However, because of recent record wildfires, storms and insect epidemics--millions of trees have been
Alaska -- the dream journey for adventurous RVers

Alaska — the dream journey for adventurous RVers

Alaska is pretty much up there in the top two or three trips all adventurous RVers have on their bucket list. I know it is for us, along with touring the Maritime Provinces in Canada and--my personal ultimate nostalgia trip--following the fire flies up the Appalachian Mountains. Recently I received a gentle reminder from the people at North to Alaska, an arm of the official state of Alaska vacation and travel information source, TravelAlaska.com. This great
Why are RV manufacturers looking for so many drivers?
"Officials from the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association estimate that an additional 2,000 drivers are needed to deliver the 25,000 to 30,000 recreational vehicles that are sitting on lots in southern Michigan and northern Indiana," according to an article by Jim Mee
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This amazing RV doesn't mind getting its wheels wet
Be the first on your vacation lake to own the Terra Wind a luxury motor coach-cum-house boat. This very unique recreation vehicle "is as comfortable on the lake as it is on the land with a highway speed of up to 80 mph and up to 7 knots on the water," according to Co
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2014 'Milepost' - Alaska Travel Planner's 66th edition
If this is THE year for your lifetime adventure RV trip to Alaska, chances are you already know about "The 2014 Milepost," the 'Bible of North Country Travel.' This almost 800-page guidebook has been mandatory reading for everyone headed to Alaska, the Yukon Territor
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National Arbor Day is Friday, April 25--go plant a tree with your children, grand kids
It goes without saying that the vast majority of RVers value our magnificent national forests and wooded state parks. As a group we cherish spending quality time with our families camping, hiking and fishing within and around the many public lands across America. We
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Alaska -- the dream journey for adventurous RVers
Alaska is pretty much up there in the top two or three trips all adventurous RVers have on their bucket list. I know it is for us, along with touring the Maritime Provinces in Canada and--my personal ultimate nostalgia trip--following the fire flies up the Appalachia
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Opening weekend (4/19-20) of National Park Week = No gate charge, camping fees still apply
"Go Wild" the opening weekend (April 19-20, 2014) of National Park Week, is a perfect time to take advantage of  the National Park Service's *free entrance days. Other free days that remain in 2014 include: • Monday, Aug. 25, National Park Service birthda
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RVer Jimmy Smith sews first spring seeds
As much as RVer Jimmy Smith loves traveling the two-lane highways of America and boondocking near small mountain lakes--he lives to get his hands deep into the dirt, to work the soil, to plant viable seeds and to grow healthy crops. After more than six-months on the
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Sisters on the Fly, part 4 -- Irene Rawlings' 'Caravans, Campfires and Tales from the Road' in vintage trailers
Author Irene Rawlings of Denver, Colo., first met the Sisters on the Fly a decade ago when she was writing a book called Portable Houses (2004). “I was driving along a back country road one day and passed this line of brightly decorated vintage trailers,” said
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Sisters on the Fly, part 3 -- 'Gone fishing, kayaking, cowgirling' in their vintage trailers
Because of the sheer numbers of members of Sisters on the Fly, now near 4,500, in addition to the dozen or so national trips, regional Sister groups plan dozens of three and four-day camping and caravan events across the United States. While camping is the major focu
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Sisters on the Fly, part 2 -- 'No Men, No Pets, No Kids and Be Nice'
The rules for Sisters on the Fly, a women's outdoor adventures group, are simple: "No Men, No Pets, No Kids and Be Nice." On their girls-only fishing and camping trips, about half the women pull small vintage trailers. Each rig has its own name and most are decorated
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