Since I like things to come in fives (and tens), here are five things YOU need to know TODAY!
1. Pump Prices Heading for 8-Month Low
Gasoline is tumbling to an eight- month low as reduced U.S. growth causes pump prices to follow crude oil’s decline after lagging behind since April.
Pump prices have fallen 15% to $3.39 a gallon from this year’s high of $3.985 on May 4, according to AAA data.
Prices may drop another 20 cents to $3.19 a gallon by early November, according to the median estimate of eight analysts in a survey by Bloomberg News.
West Texas Intermediate oil, the most-traded U.S. crude grade, retreated about 30% over the same period, AAA reported.
2. New Arizona RV Resort Now Open
It’s no longer speculation, it’s the real thing. The Pirate’s Den RV Resort & Marina is now open.
The newest RV resort on the Colorado River, the Pirate’s Den RV Resort & Marina, is located on the beach front in a 92 acre waterfront parcel of the La Paz County Park, north of Parker. The Pirate’s Den provides full hook-ups including high-speed wireless internet access, bar and restaurant along with convenience store and marina.
Pirate’s Den Resort’s onsite boat launch allows for convenient boat launching with a three lane boat ramp. RVers can also enjoy daily walks along the River promenade and extended bike paths. And, five minutes from your front door you’ll find casino gaming, golf, tennis, ATV trail blazing, and hiking. In addition to music festivals and swap meets, there is something for everyone to enjoy at the Pirate’s Den Resort.
3. New Winegard Interactive Tool Helps RVers
Burlington, Iowa-based Winegard Company has made it easier for consumers to select the type of satellite antenna that best meets their needs. An interactive satellite antenna selector application was uploaded on their website earlier this week.
“Winegard has an antenna to meet every customer’s budget and television viewing need,” said Aaron Engberg, director of the mobile business unit for Winegard. “We realize that choosing a satellite system can be a very confusing process for customers. By selecting the features important to them, the application recommends models that fit their budget and TV viewing behavior.”
To access the free application, click here.
4. Extinguishing an RV Fire
There is a simple way to remember the steps to using your extinguisher to fight a fire—it’s called the P.A.S.S. procedure. Here are the four steps to follow:
- PULL the pin. This unlocks the operating lever and allows you to discharge the contents of the extinguisher.
- AIM low. Point the nozzle or hose at the base of the fire.
- SQUEEZE the lever above the handle. This discharges the extinguishing agent. Releasing the lever will stop the discharge.
- SWEEP from side to side. Moving carefully toward the fire, keep the extinguisher aimed at the base of the fire and sweep back and forth until the flames appear to be out.
Always keep in mind the most important fire safety rule: Save lives first and property second.
5. Utah Judge Dismisses Wrongful Death Lawsuit
The 4th District Court Judge David Mortensen has dismissed a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the parents of a 12-year-old boy, who was killed by a bear while camping in the Timpanogos mountain area four years ago, reports the Salt Lake Tribune.
Sam Ives was killed after a black bear entered the family’s campsite in June 2007. His parents filed the suit against the State of Utah, the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, and others in 2008, saying they failed to warn people of a dangerous bear in the area, which had attacked other campers.
Have a great weekend.
Until next time, safe RV travels, and we’ll see you on the road!
There is a ripening of the season as fruit trees grow heavy with red apples; leaves turn golden to reveal a harvest of pumpkins, squash, tomatoes, and peppers in the field; and grape vines hang heavy with clusters of newly turned black and golden grapes.
Enjoy your days and love your life, because life is a journey to be savored.
Grab the keys and let’s go RVing.