2013 RV OOPS AWARDS

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by Larry MacDonald
August 6, 2013

  “What’s the dumbest thing you’ve ever done while RVing?” Electrical Errors and Fuel-Pump Fiascoes are 
Among This Year’s Top 10 Motorhome Mishaps Most RVers have experienced a major or 
minor mishap that spoiled an otherwise delightful camping trip. I’ve selected 10 such misfortunes... Read more »

Class A Addition

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August 5, 2013

Jayco is entering the gasoline-powered Class A motor-home market with the launch of its new 
Precept product line. The Precept will initially be available in 29-foot and 31-foot models and will 
be sold through Jayco dealers.The Precept is well equipped for extended travel with six-way powered driver... Read more »

Oceanside Exploration 
Up the Oregon Coast

Haystack Rock rises 235 feet from the waters at Cannon Beach. Harris Beach State Park boasts sandy beaches mixed with rocky outcroppings.

David Barber
July 3, 2013

I thought three days would be plenty of time to leisurely cruise the Oregon coast from Brookings, near the California border, to Astoria, west of Portland. It’s only 340 miles, but scenic and attraction-laden the entire distance. Mile for mile, Highway 101, also known as the Oregon Coast Highway,... Read more »

Celebrate National Get Outdoors Day June 8

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Press Release
May 30, 2013

  The U.S. Forest Service is offering a fee-free day Saturday, June 8, in celebration of National Get Outdoors Day, an annual event to encourage healthy, active outdoor fun. The Forest Service offers fee-free four times a year. The first such fee-free period in 2013 was Martin Luther King Jr. Day.... Read more »

Jellystone Park Touts Range of Teen Activities

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June 19, 2012

  Lynne Maloy said there’s one question parents always ask when they arrive at the Jellystone Park in Lincoln, Del. “What am I going to do with my 14-year-old who will not disconnect from the Internet?” Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Parks, however, are known for having a wide assortment... Read more »

Great Outdoors Award Goes to Minnesota Senator

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Press Release
June 11, 2012

U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., was presented with the 2012 Sheldon Coleman Great Outdoors Award, the recreation community’s most prestigious award, at a special Great Outdoors Week celebration on June 6. The award is presented to individuals whose personal efforts have contributed substantially... Read more »

Mesa Verde: A Treasure among National Parks

Mesa Verde National Park, cliff palace

Gary Wescott
May 7, 2012

  Of all the amazing national parks in the West, Colorado’s Mesa Verde is surely one of the most impressive. Mesa Verde National Park was established on June 29, 1906, by President Theodore Roosevelt to, as he put it, “preserve the works of man.” It was the first national park of its kind.... Read more »

RV Storage: What is Necessary?

Joe and Vicki Kieva

Joe and Vicki Kieva
May 4, 2012

Wow! Look at all the storage in that motorhome’s exterior cabinets.”  That’s what you think when you see a brand new coach sitting there with the storage compartments empty. And then you start filling them up with all the “necessary” stuff you have to carry. Here’s an inventory of what we... Read more »

Proposal aims to create tribal national park within South Dakota’s Badlands

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Press Release
April 27, 2012

  South Dakota’s Badlands National Park could be home to the nation’s first tribal national park thanks to a recommendation from Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and Jon Jarvis of the National Park Service. The proposal was announced April 26 and would create the park, in partnership with... Read more »

What’s Your RV Arrival Routine?

Joe and Vicki Kieva

Joe and Vicki Kieva
April 16, 2012

Most motorhome owners have a leveling and hookup routine they follow once their coach is in a campsite. And we all know the importance of having an uninterrupted disconnect routine when preparing to leave a campsite. But we seldom hear anyone talking about what they do from the time they pull into the... Read more »

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