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Internet While Camping – Staying Connected

01 Apr

Camping WWWIt’s the digital age.  Nearly 75% of homes in the US and Canada have internet access.  People are connecting electronically more than they ever have before.  Young and old alike, you’d be hard pressed to find any significant number of people without at least an email address in today’s world.

So what do you do when you take a week or two off and head out with the tent, trailer, or RV?  Let’s take a look at how to keep Facebook up-to-date, check email, or read your favorite blog posts while roughing it in the great outdoors.

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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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Is It Time To Replace Your Interior RV Lights With LEDS

30 Mar

RV lightsHave you ever noticed that the lights in your RV or trailer get really hot after being on for a short while?  The reason that they get so hot is because the bulbs that are used in most RVs are very inefficient incandescent light bulbs.

Over the past year I have been playing with bouncing around the idea that there must be a better lighting solution.  There is, and it’s super cool LED lighting.

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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

 
 

Earn a Few Extra Dollars to Use Towards Your Next Camping Trip

18 Mar

MoneyHave you ever heard about people making money by filling out surveys online? Did you think it was a scam? Did it seem unbelievable?

I used to think those things. I used to think it was a pipe dream. That is, until I gave it a try. I made $200 in my first two months. I went through my share of scams too.

I decided to keep track of the good and bad and make that information publicly available.  I even provide monthly earning reports so that you can see the true side of earning money from paid surveys.

Think about what you could do with that extra cash from taking free online paid surveys!  Time for some new camping gear…

Check out www.surveyhacker.com and start earning today!

 

Soul Cell Solar Powered Lantern

12 Oct

soul-cell-solar-powered-lantern-1 Remember when patio lanterns used to come with plenty of electrical cord tangles and that pesky need for a source of electricity?  Well, that’s no longer the case.

The Soul Cell Solar Powered Lantern will brighten your campsite without the need to be on the grid.

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Video – Jack Russell Digs RV Out Of The Sand

07 Sep

It’s time for this week’s Video of the Week!

I’ve seen it plenty of times, some unsuspecting RV owner decides to try their luck at the beach and doesn’t have any idea just how easy it is to get stuck in the sand.  Heck, we’ve even shown videos about it before!

Don’t give up hope though, there may just be an easy way to get your motorhome un-stuck.  Enter the Jack Russel Terrier…

If you can’t see the video, try this link

Let us know what you think of this video in the comments!