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White Tank Mountain Regional Park: West Valley Icon

The White Tank Mountains rise west of Phoenix, forming the western boundary of the Valley of the Sun. From Chandler to Buckeye, neat rows of beige roofs and asphalt streets turn to cracked desert dirt, a checkerboard of farm plots … Continue reading

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Buy a New RV in 2015: You Deserve It!

A newly published study shows that RV vacations cost substantially less than other forms of vacation travel, even when factoring in fuel prices and the cost of RV ownership. For a four-person travel party, the study found savings of 27 … Continue reading

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Best Kept Secret in World of RVing: Maricopa County Parks

One of the best kept secrets in the World of RVing are county park campgrounds. County parks are often relatively small and off the beaten path. But if you’re looking for a quiet place to relax, do some bird watching, … Continue reading

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Bett Mobil: Versatile Modular Campervan

The Bett Mobil carries a sliding pod inside a camper-in-a-box package. Last month’s CMT Stuttgart, an International exhibition for caravaning, motor, and tourism in Stuttgart, Germany featured the Bett Mobil, a versatile Volkswagen camper van based on a VW Multivan facelift … Continue reading

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Boyce Thompson Arboretum: Plants of the World’s Deserts

Spring wildflowers, autumn colors, year-round birding, two miles of scenic walking trails, a picnic area shaded by Argentine mesquite trees are all available at Boyce Thompson Arboretum. At 323 acres, this park is Arizona’s largest and oldest botanical garden, founded … Continue reading

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Eagle Cap Truck Camper: Best New Innovation For 2015

Yakima, Washington-based Adventurer LP (ALP) manufacturer of the Eagle Cap brand of truck campers won Truck Camper Magazines Readers Choice Award for the “Best New Innovation of the Year.” “We went completely through the Eagle Cap campers making many new … Continue reading

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21 Tips for the Snowbird Asking, “Now What?”

Freedom is a wonderful thing. The kind of freedom offered by the snowbird lifestyle is the ultimate. What a life! Home is where you park it. You’ve settled into your destination resort, your new home for the winter months. You’ve … Continue reading

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CrossRoads RV Delivers 30,000th Zinger/Z-1 Travel Trailer

Topeka, Indiana-based CrossRoads RV, a manufacturer of travel trailers and fifth wheel trailers recently surpassed a significant company milestone with the shipment of the 30,000th travel trailer produced by its Zinger/Z-1 division, a remarkable achievement since the division debuted in 2004. … Continue reading

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Half-Century Old Texas BBQ Legends

The popularity of Texas BBQ—primarily Texas-style smoked brisket—has launched a frenzy of new activity. New slow cook joints pop up with frequent regularity, and relatively new pitmasters are hailed as masters of the craft. Many deserve considerable attention and high praise, but … Continue reading

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Motorized & Towable RV Sales Soar in 2014

Sales of recreational vehicles in the United States hit a low point during the recession, bottoming out in the spring of 2009 with the bankruptcy of two large motorhome manufacturers—Fleetwood Enterprises and Monaco Coach. Yet these days, RV sales have … Continue reading

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