Monthly Archives: August 2011

Washington: State Parks Pass Generates $2.9M

Several months ago I reported that as part of a plan to keep Washington’s state parks operating amid a $5.3 billion state budget deficit, state lawmakers approved the Discover Pass in late April, and Gov. Chris Gregoire signed the legislation … Continue reading

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Meet the GO! by SylvanSport

At SylvanSport, a Brevard, North Carolina-based startup company, Tom Dempsey and his team of designers set out to put the cool back into pop-up campers. As an entrepreneur, Dempsey saw an opportunity to make camping, already a relatively affordable vacation … Continue reading

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Fleetwood RV Introduces the 2012 Storm

Fleetwood RV Inc., a Decatur, Indiana, producer of Class A Diesel and Gas motorhomes, and Class C Diesel and Gas motorhomes, unveiled its 2012 Class A gas-powered Storm during the company’s 2011 National Dealer Meeting last week at the Grand … Continue reading

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Tow Ratings Standardization: Comparing Apples to Apples

Have you ever wondered if 10,000 pounds of towing capacity means the same for trucks manufactured by GM, Ford, and Dodge? You will soon know the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. Automotive manufacturers agreed in 2008 … Continue reading

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Yellowstone Grizzly Victim Identified

A grizzly bear killed a Michigan man whose body was found by hikers last week in Yellowstone National Park, officials said earlier today (August 29). The victim was identified as John Wallace of Chassell, Michigan. Wallace’s body was discovered along … Continue reading

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Historic Walks of Santa Fe

Walking tours with professional guides leave most of the major hotels every day. Santa Fe Ghost Tour For an hour or so at twilight we took a short walk into Santa Fe’s less well known past, a past filled with … Continue reading

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Tiffin Motorhomes: New Look for the 2012 Allegro Bus

Red Bay, Alabama-based Tiffin Motorhomes has implemented a variety of upgrades in the 2012 Allegro Bus. According to a recent news release, several cosmetic changes have been made, including: Two new exterior color schemes, the Milan and Tour de France … Continue reading

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The City of Holy Faith: Santa Fe

The Institute of American Indian Arts Museum, to the east of the Palace of the Governors, offers the National Collection of Contemporary Indian Art and a spectacular sculpture garden. Two blocks south of the plaza is the San Miguel Mission … Continue reading

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Prime Time Introduces Sanibel Fifth Wheel

Wakarusa, Indiana-based Prime Time Manufacturing has begun producing the all-new Sanibel fifth wheel. The new fiver targets the luxury fifth wheel buyer and is intended to compliment the company’s mid-priced Crusader fifth wheel. The 2012 Sanibel fiver is currently offered … Continue reading

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Hurricane Irene: “Get the Hell off the Beach”

Hurricane Irene made landfall near Cape Lookout, North Carolina, just before 8 a.m. EDT with Category 1-force winds of 85 mph. The center of Irene is located about 5 miles north-northeast of Cape Lookout, North Carolina, or about 60 miles … Continue reading

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