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Motorcoach Erupts in Flames at RV Dealership

01 May

A motorhome valued at $450,000 went up in flames and was destroyed at a Florida RV dealership Wednesday afternoon (April 27), Pinellas Park, Fla., firefighters said.

It happened at Parliament Coach in the High Point area of Largo, the St. Petersburg Times reported. The driver of the 38-foot Blue Bird motorhome was traveling from Naples to New York when the coach started running rough north of the Sunshine Skyway Bridge, officials said. He took the motorhome to the dealership at 3 p.m., where it started smoking, officials said.

Firefighters responded and were investigating the source of the smoke when flames erupted from the coach’s exhaust, officials said. The vehicle was reportedly a total loss. No one was injured.

via RV Business

 

Canadian RV Dealer Thankful for RCMP Efforts

31 Mar

rcmpDoug Allan has proof that sometimes, the system works.

When his RV business in British Columbia, CountrySide RV, was robbed and vandalized last fall, he felt demoralized and frustrated, the Cowichan News Leader, Duncan, British Columbia, reported.

First, one of his trailers was stolen from his lot, and just a few weeks later 21 RVs were damaged when a crook broke in with a crowbar and stole a bunch of TVs and stereos.

But Allan’s thankful hard work from local RCMP and Duncan’s Crown counsel office put the man responsible for the second incident behind bars.

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Woodalls/Trailer Life Publish RV Buyers Guide

24 Mar

RV Buyers GuideRVers in the market for a new model RV are in luck. The new RV Buyers Guide 2011 from Trailer Life and Woodall’s has been published.

The 176-page directory lists more than 400 motorhomes, travel trailers, fifth-wheels, truck campers, folding camping trailers and sport utility recreational vehicles, according to a news release.

Each RV’s profile includes information about construction features, dimensions, popular options, RV weights and towing capacities, standard features, engines on powered RVs, and available options, all of which help buyers compare models from different manufacturers. Floorplans and warranty information are also included.

The guide costs $7.99 and is available from its publishers, at some newsstands and at RVBookstore.com.

via RVBusiness

You can also get the RV Buyers Guide 2011 at Amazon!

 
 

Yellow Creek State Park Reduces its Carbon Footprint by 20 Percent

22 Mar

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ – Yellow Creek State Park in Indiana County is the first in the system to reduce its carbon footprint by 20 percent, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Bureau of State Parks Director John Norbeck announced today.

“At DCNR, we encourage people to practice conservation every day, so it’s important that we practice what we preach,” Norbeck said. “The process of ‘greening’ our practices at Yellow Creek started with an evaluation of every possible emission, including the way we heat and cool; the use of all of our vehicles, boats and mowers; and we even considered the evening camp fires enjoyed by visitors.”

The park conducted an audit in 2007 with data from the previous year using the “Climate Leadership in Parks” tool developed for the National Park Service.Read More

via prnewswire.com

 
 

National Plan A Vacation Week Features ‘American Discoveries’ and ‘Pacific Paradises’ Themes at planavacationweek.com

20 Mar

CHICAGO, March 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Planning the dream vacation this year? Consider National Plan A Vacation Week, and visit http://www.planavacationweek.com. Built for savvy consumers and supported by professional travel agents, this online extravaganza officially begins this week in March when families are planning their vacations.

This free service quickly matches families, singles, couples or grandparents to their dream vacations based on major travel themes and 18 unique travel experiences. Seasoned travel writers Bob Jenkins and Chris Bertrand share their insights from “American Discoveries” and “Pacific Paradises” – two of the major six travel themes featured during National Plan A Vacation Week. Read More

via prnewswire.com