RV & Camping News

News from around the campfire.

-“Project Terry,” which took a moldering 1978 Terry travel trailer and renovated it “extreme makeover” fashion, will soon get a new owner. The industry-supported project’s “child” is presently on display at the RV/MH Hall of Fame in Elkhart, Ind., but come the end of May it will be auctioned off on eBay. Proceeds will be donated to the Hall of Fame.

-The Mozingo Lake Advisory Board in Maryville, Mo. discussed a new rate card for RV campers who stay more than 10 nights. The rate card could potentially save campers 10 percent.

-Ohio officials said Wednesday they’ll invest $88.5 million to upgrade and modernize trails, campgrounds and recreational facilities in Ohio’s 74 state parks over the next two years.

-RV builder Jayco says it’s working hard to be eco-friendly. In 2013, under its EcoAdvantage program, the company says it recycled materials to the tune of 1,284 tons of wood, 13,221 tons of scrap metal and 1,801 tons of paper and cardboard. That amounts to enough space in a landfill to handle the needs of 42,500 people.

-Bass Pro Shops offers free activities for kids May 3 – 4 (April 22, 2014) — This special event May 3 and 4 will give kids the opportunity to learn skills such as knot tying, rod casting and archery, which will help them have fun outdoors. Kids who complete all activities can receive a free fishing tackle box.

-SOUTH BEND, Ind. — 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, mostly in Elkhart County, according to South Bend Tribune.
The problem could cost the industry as much as $500 million in lost sales in 2014, according to South Bend Tribune.

-Catch a fish — win $10,000:  Bass Lake, Calif., sounds like a place you could land a big one. Come May 3rd and 4th, the “big ones” the anglers will try to grab will be trout. More than 1,000 tagged rainbows will be released prior to the 33rd Annual Bass Lake Fishing Derby that weekend.

 

~News from The Weird~

-York Beach Camper Park owner Diane Spear finally got her first vacation in a year. On returning to her Portsmouth, N.H., park she got quite a shock: The local power company had planted a power pole in the entrance, blocking motor home access to the park. On hearing of the snarl, local selectmen rescinded their permission for the pole placement, and the pole (and its hole) are now gone. Case not closed — the power people say they must have a pole somewhere to get juice into the campground.

-ESTACADA, Ore. – A Washington State RVer has filed suit, asking for $275,000 for damages she suffered when a duck attacked her as she stepped out of her motor home in Estacada.
The dastardly duck took off after Cynthia Ruddell, who says in her suit that she fell while attempting to escape the ornithoid’s unwanted attentions, damaging her wrist and rotator cuff. In what some may consider a daffy affair, Ruddell’s attorney, Gregory Price of Vancouver, Wash., says the duck’s owner, Lolita Rose is responsible for not keeping the duck safely penned up on its own property, and in typically litigious language, for failing to warn others of her “duck’s dangerous propensities.”

– A large recreational vehicle crashed on the Kilpatrick Turnpike after leading Oklahoma City police on a chase, Thursday night.  The chase started near on Interstate 40, near Rockwell, News 9 reports. Police say the suspect, who was driving a large white RV, had felony drug warrants out for his arrest.  Oklahoma City Police tell News 9 police went out to the RV park near I-40 and Council Rd. to serve three felony warrants on 30-year-old Richard Parver, when he and a female fled in the RV.  The chase lasted over 30 minutes, winding around the metro. The RV ran over several stop sticks before finally crashing out and catching fire on the Kilpatrick Turnpike, near County Line Rd, News 9 explains.

 

Special thanks to CampingPA.com for supplying these great tidbits of RVing news…

Safe Travels and Happy RVing!

Pennsylvania Eastern Sportsman and Outdoor Show

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Calling all outdoor sports enthusiasts! The 2012 Eastern Sports & Outdoor Show, the largest event of its kind in North America is just for you.  Join fellow outdoor sports buffs for up to 9 days of testing the latest hunting and fishing products, planning outdoor sport and camping vacations, shopping fishing boats, RVs, SUVs and ATVs, meet your favorite outdoor celebrities, and much more! Test your skills with a variety of outdoor sport-related contests based on skill and talent. Bring your friends and family to join in the many entertainment offerings designed for any and all ages. Don’t miss the best sportsman show on this side of the Mississippi…

Show Hours:

Saturday, February 4 10am – 7pm
Sunday, February 5 10am – 5pm
Monday, February 6 10am – 7pm
Tuesday, February 7 10am – 7pm
Wednesday, February 8 10am – 7pm
Thursday, February 9 10am – 7pm
Friday, February 10 10am – 7pm
Saturday, February 11 10am – 7pm
Sunday, February 12 10am – 5pm

The Harrisburg Farm Show Complex offers 60 acres of convenient parking. Parking at the Farm Show Complex lot and at the nearby H.A.C.C. parking lot (available only on weekends) is $8.00. Complimentary continuous shuttle bus service is provided between the complex and off-site lots. Signage on major roads around the show will direct drivers to parking lots on Elmerton Avenue. Free Parking is also available at Bass Pro Shops.

Kids Day: February 11,2012

Mark your calendars for Kids Day 2012 – Don’t miss the fun! Bring your family and join us for a day full of special events and activities geared specifically for children and families. Help us get the youth involved in the great outdoor sports of hunting, fishing and wildlife preservation. Your children are the future of these great sports…Pass On The Tradition!

Visit Pennsylvania’s largest travel trailer dealership, Lerch RV at booth 1271, right outside the exciting Archery Hall.

Safe Travels and Happy RVing!