Monthly Archives: May 2011

Yes Virginia, There is NO Free Lunch

Electric cars have arrived, and they’ve brought with them a social dilemma. American roads are maintained largely—and quite poorly—through the gas tax, a user fee that owners of electric vehicles (EVs)—with no need to stop at the pump—will avoid. If … Continue reading

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Great Outdoors Month

Are you planning a camping trip next month? June is National Great Outdoors Month, which is a wonderful time to enjoy fun outdoor activities with family and friends. Presidential recognition of Great Outdoors Week was begun in 1998 by then-President … Continue reading

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Should EVs Pay to Play?

Don’t you just love it when a prediction comes true? Over three months ago a writer for Politics and Cars mused that if special electric meters are installed specifically for the purpose of charging an electric vehicle (EV), someone in … Continue reading

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You Can Avoid an RV Disaster

Despite high fuel prices, more Americans are hitting the roads this Memorial Day Weekend. AAA estimates 34.9 million people will travel at least 50 miles this weekend. That is about 100,000 more than last year, even though gas costs more. … Continue reading

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Preparing Your RV for a Summer Road Trip

The Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial kickoff to the summer travel season, with many families either hitting the road or planning to do so within the following summer months. There’s something magical about a summer road trip. It’s a … Continue reading

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California to Close 70 State Parks

California will close a fourth of its parks to save $33 million over the next two years as leaders of the most-populous state work to close a $15.4 billion budget deficit. In an announcement last week California’s Department of Parks … Continue reading

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30 Tips to Cut Your RV Travel Expenses

The Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial kickoff to the summer travel season, with many families either hitting the road or planning to do so within the following summer months. Following are 30 tips that will help you save money … Continue reading

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Is Your RV Ready for the Road?

There’s something magical about a summer road trip. And it’s a standby in literature and movies—from John Steinbeck’s classic Travels with Charley to Smokey and the Bandit. Times have certainly changed since Steinbeck and his dog Charley made their way … Continue reading

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Are You Ready for the Road?

Memorial Day weekend kicks off those lazy, hazy days of summer. The long weekend is perfect for a camping getaway to enjoy biking, boating, fishing, golfing, hiking, paddling, photography, or bird watching. More than 30 million people nationwide will travel … Continue reading

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On the road again with Newmar

It’s that time of year again. The 2011 GoNewmar Road Show is set to begin in ten days. Four members of Newmar’s management team are “hitting the road” again this year—Newmar’s owner Mahlon Miller, Chairman and CEO Richard Parks, President … Continue reading

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