'Rock My RV with Bret Michaels' begins another season on GAC

‘Rock My RV with Bret Michaels’ begins another season on GAC

The hit television series “Rock My RV with Bret Michaels” begins on Friday, Oct. 17, on GAC (Great American Country) television with an extended marathon starting at 7 p.m.CST/8 p.m. EST. Check local listings for time and channel. Michaels and his team get "down and dirty tearing apart these old RV road machines and putting them back together," according to a news release. The series follows rocker Bret Michaels as he and his design/build team "trans
Chuck and Betty Prather split time between Southwest and Pacific Northwest

Chuck and Betty Prather split time between Southwest and Pacific Northwest

We first met Chuck and Betty Prather of Tucson, Ariz., over 4th of July weekend in a small forest service campground in northeast Washington state near the Canadian border. These long-time RVers frequently split their time between their winter home in Arizona and the Pacific Northwest where Chuck worked for more than 40 years in the airline industry. The Prathers travel in their 1996 Fleetwood Bounder 28-foot class A motorhome because, "it will fit in most U
Tire blew on Interstate east of Lexington

Tire blew on Interstate east of Lexington

Small mishap about 10 miles east of Lexington, Kentucky. We were traveling west around 55 mph in the slow lane on I-64 when we started hearing a high pitched whirling noise, looked at each other, and blam the tire blew. Jimmy managed to successfully edge over to the side of the Interstate. I called AAA. Four hours and three roadside service dispatches later, we were back on the road thanks to Jeremy Smith, roadside repair mechanic with Robert's Heavy Duty Towing
Meeting new kindred spirits along the way

Meeting new kindred spirits along the way

Russ Tveit, Judy Knoell and their rescue dog, Peanut, were our next-site neighbors in a Montana Fishing Access Site campground on the Yellowstone River. They were returning home to Hazen, North Dakota, and we where heading east on this autumn's tour of America. Russ, a retired contractor, has been RVing off and on for about 25 years. Judy began RVing when she met Russ about 10 years ago. "Couldn’t and wouldn’t do it without his knowledge, experience at trav
Habitat's RV Care-A-Vanners looking for construction safety trainers

Habitat’s RV Care-A-Vanners looking for construction safety trainers

Mary Vandeveld, RV Care-A-Vanner Coordinator for Habitat for Humanity sent an e-mail recruiting "Care-A-Vanners who may have had safety training in a previous job, are experienced on a construction site, have experience as educators, or who just have an interest in safety." She explained:  "the RV Care-A-Vanner program has partnered with HFHI's U.S. Office of Construction Technology to provide Master Safety Trainers. Twenty Master Safety Trainers have been tr
'Rock My RV with Bret Michaels' begins another season on GAC
The hit television series “Rock My RV with Bret Michaels” begins on Friday, Oct. 17, on GAC (Great American Country) television with an extended marathon starting at 7 p.m.CST/8 p.m. EST. Check local listings for time and channel. Michaels and his team get
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Chuck and Betty Prather split time between Southwest and Pacific Northwest
We first met Chuck and Betty Prather of Tucson, Ariz., over 4th of July weekend in a small forest service campground in northeast Washington state near the Canadian border. These long-time RVers frequently split their time between their winter home in Arizona and the
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Tire blew on Interstate east of Lexington
Small mishap about 10 miles east of Lexington, Kentucky. We were traveling west around 55 mph in the slow lane on I-64 when we started hearing a high pitched whirling noise, looked at each other, and blam the tire blew. Jimmy managed to successfully edge over to the
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Meeting new kindred spirits along the way
Russ Tveit, Judy Knoell and their rescue dog, Peanut, were our next-site neighbors in a Montana Fishing Access Site campground on the Yellowstone River. They were returning home to Hazen, North Dakota, and we where heading east on this autumn's tour of America. Rus
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Habitat's RV Care-A-Vanners looking for construction safety trainers
Mary Vandeveld, RV Care-A-Vanner Coordinator for Habitat for Humanity sent an e-mail recruiting "Care-A-Vanners who may have had safety training in a previous job, are experienced on a construction site, have experience as educators, or who just have an interest in s
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Touching bases with longtime RV friends on our autumn tour of America
Some RVers check off how many state capitols they have visited or how many national parks they have traveled through. Jimmy and I, however, rank the success of our RVing adventures by how many good-hearted people we meet along the byways of America. Two of those p
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Jimmy's next camper?
Traveling east along Hwy. 12 in central Montana we stopped for refreshments at a small general store and out back Jimmy spotted what could be his next camper. The exterior features silver metal siding, accented with deer antlers over the wood-framed door. The inter
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Pickup-5th wheel-boat combination in Illinois
Driving the two lane back roads from Montana to the Midwest we have seen thousands of miles of corn fields ... and an amazing number of  pickup-5th wheel-and-boat combinations. (Like this one in rural Illinois.) It always amazes me. Maybe it is because we never h
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Remember National Public Lands Day, 'Helping Hands for America's Lands' - Sat., Sept. 27
"America's state and national park systems are popular destinations for RV trips," according to the Campfire Canvass survey of RV owners by the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association and Cvent. Of the RVers surveyed, "77% percent will visit a state park, and 74% plan t
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Autumn RV destination #4: Sherando Lake, Jewel of the Blue Ridge Mountains
This is the fourth and final post in a series that has been featuring lesser-know public campgrounds where you can discover dazzling scenery, spectacular fall color, and an abundance of outdoor activities. For the past ten autumns Carole Paulett, a retired university
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