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Welcome to Motorhome Madness

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the best online magazine about motorhoming. I am scanning the virtual globe for all-things motorhome and bring them to you here. News, products, how-to's, inspirations and a little of my opinion. Please click the FOLLOW button in the upper right corner to receive daily updates.

You can also follow me on Twitter @motorhomemomma --

On Pinterest, @motorhome madness   Also make sure you scroll through the previous pages--the controls are at the bottom of this page--there is a TON of useful and interesting information archived here!

 

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Unforgettable Places to Sleep in National Parks

Unforgettable Places to Sleep in National Parks | Motorhome Madness | Scoop.it
A cabin floating on a lake. A boutique hotel. A yurt. Around North America, national parks offer incredible scenery, dazzling wildlife, and some truly funky, cool, and surprising places to stay....
Marianne Riddile's insight:

It might be fun to take a break from the motorhome and try out some of these "different" accommodations.  

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Top 10 Tips for Using Your RV

Top 10 Tips for Using Your RV | Motorhome Madness | Scoop.it
RV expert Mark Polk provides an invaluable lesson on how to properly enjoy a home on wheels.
Marianne Riddile's insight:

These are some excellent practical tips.  See how many you are doing.

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Warm Water Sparks Flesh-Eating Disease Warning in Florida

Warm Water Sparks Flesh-Eating Disease Warning in Florida | Motorhome Madness | Scoop.it
Florida health officials are warning beachgoers about a seawater bacterium that can invade cuts and scrapes and cause flesh-eating disease.
Marianne Riddile's insight:

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water......

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10 Tips for Camping With Your Dog - Paw Nation

10 Tips for Camping With Your Dog - Paw Nation | Motorhome Madness | Scoop.it
10 Tips for Camping With Your Dog Paw Nation Camping is a great way to spend a summer vacation and one that allows you to take your pooch along. Here are some tips to keep your pet safe and ensure that your dog has a really good time.
Marianne Riddile's insight:
That is what I love about motorhoming, you can easily bring your pets along.
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Emergency Preparedness for RVers

Emergency Preparedness for RVers | Motorhome Madness | Scoop.it
While disaster plans abound for people living in permanent dwellings, there’s little available for those of us who live or play in our RVs. Learn how to create a disaster plan for every type of natural disaster we might encounter.
Marianne Riddile's insight:

You motorhome is no match for the tall trees of the forest that will come down in a tornado or hurricane.  Get a weather radio that will alert you, even in the night, and have a plan.  Go to a concrete structure like a bath house if there is a tornado heading your way.  

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GoTenna Lets You Text Your Friends Even When There's No Signal

GoTenna Lets You Text Your Friends Even When There's No Signal | Motorhome Madness | Scoop.it
GoTenna allows users to send text messages to friends without a Wi-Fi or cell signal. The catch: both parties need to have the device.
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This will be great for hikers and campers.
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Drink Safe This Summer - Paul Owens, the Original Dog Whisperer

The one Canine Summer Safety Tip most people haven't heard. Be safe and Pass It On!
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Earthquake zones in the US

Earthquake zones  in the US | Motorhome Madness | Scoop.it
While the West remains the USA's primary hot spot for earthquakes, hazards appear to be growing in parts of the eastern and central U.S., according to a report by the U.S. Geological Survey.
Marianne Riddile's insight:
Shake, rattle and roll. When we had an earthquake at home, it felt like the coach does when it washer is on spin cycle--lots of shak'in.
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Drought Drains Lake Mead to Lowest Level

Drought Drains Lake Mead to Lowest Level | Motorhome Madness | Scoop.it

"The largest reservoir in the U.S. falls to its lowest water level in history, Nevada State Sen. Tick Segerblom introduced a bill title and issued a press release on July 8 calling for an 'independent scientific and economic audit of the Bureau of Reclamation’s strategies for Colorado River management.'"

 

This week’s history-making, bad-news event at Lake Mead has already triggered lots of news stories, but almost all of these stories focus on the water supply for Las Vegas, Phoenix and California. But what about the health of the river itself?

 

Tags: physical, fluvial, drought, water, environment.


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Lorraine Chaffer's curator insight, July 12, 12:09 AM

Consequences of urbanisation 

Lorraine Chaffer's curator insight, July 12, 12:10 AM

Option topic : Inland water and management

Tom Franta's curator insight, July 12, 8:40 AM

Many geographers are aware that future water resource issues in the American Southwest will have political, cultural, and social impacts.  What do you believe to be some approaching concerns after reading this article?

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Supermoon is here again

Supermoon is here again | Motorhome Madness | Scoop.it
The full moon this weekend will be another so-called Super Moon
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Drone captures beautiful film flying through fireworks

This video—shot from a drone over West Palm Beach, Florida—takes you into the heart of a fireworks display. It almost feels like you are flying between explosions surrounded by colors hundreds of feet above the ground.
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So cool!
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Laura Richards's curator insight, July 6, 8:44 PM

We need a drone downunder for our Sydney Harbour New Years Eve fireworks - please....

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7 U.S. National Parks You Didn't Know You Needed To See

7 U.S. National Parks You Didn't Know You Needed To See | Motorhome Madness | Scoop.it
You know Yellowstone and Yosemite... but how much do you know about the America's 56 other National Parks? These lesser-known National Parks are less popular than their famed counterparts, but they're just as beautiful.
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10 Hidden Hot Springs You Can Have All to Yourself - SmarterTravel.com

10 Hidden Hot Springs You Can Have All to Yourself - SmarterTravel.com | Motorhome Madness | Scoop.it
Marianne Riddile's insight:

Love soaking in hot water!  These locations are stunning.

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California wildfires rage in Yosemite parkland, Sierra National Forest - Los Angeles Times

California wildfires rage in Yosemite parkland, Sierra National Forest - Los Angeles Times | Motorhome Madness | Scoop.it
California wildfires rage in Yosemite parkland, Sierra National Forest Los Angeles Times A fire information board at the Glacier Point lookout in Yosemite National Park updates tourists on the El Portal fire and other nearby blazes at sunrise on...
Marianne Riddile's insight:

Wow! Some spectacular photos in this article.  Sorry to see all this beautiful forest burning.  

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RV Fitness Regimen For Everyone: Get or Stay in Shape on the Road

RV Fitness Regimen For Everyone: Get or Stay in Shape on the Road | Motorhome Madness | Scoop.it
The RV lifestyle has a long list of perks. One thing it lacks is the opportunity for exercise. RV fitness is possible. These quick tips can help...
Marianne Riddile's insight:

Here are some great tips from a fitness expert who RV's.  Limited space is alway a problem when it comes to exercising IN the motorhome.  

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RVing In The Parks: Five Great Western Campgrounds In The National Parks - National Parks Traveler

RVing In The Parks: Five Great Western Campgrounds In The National Parks - National Parks Traveler | Motorhome Madness | Scoop.it
National Parks Traveler RVing In The Parks: Five Great Western Campgrounds In The National Parks National Parks Traveler RVers who enjoy America's national parks know that most government campgrounds weren't designed to accommodate today's...
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10Best: Historic Southern plantations

10Best: Historic Southern plantations | Motorhome Madness | Scoop.it
These architectural gems provide an often-unflinching look at the history of the region.
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No Moms Allowed Camping Trip celebrates 25th year - Hometownlife.com

No Moms Allowed Camping Trip celebrates 25th year - Hometownlife.com | Motorhome Madness | Scoop.it
No Moms Allowed Camping Trip celebrates 25th year Hometownlife.com A group of area fathers will take their children next week on their 25th annual No Moms Allowed Camping Trip.
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This is a great idea. When I was a kid, all we got was a father-daughter dinner at the church. As it turned out, my Dad is my rving inspiration and got us started with a tent, then pop-up and later a trailer.
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Top Day Hikes in America’s National Parks

Top Day Hikes in America’s National Parks | Motorhome Madness | Scoop.it
The best day hikes have an element of quest, or mission, which is why so many of them climb to the top of a mountain or a landmark. Such is the case with many of the hikes presented below.
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RV Travelers Are Warned About Highway Laws By Kirkland RV In Recent Article

RV Travelers Are Warned About Highway Laws By Kirkland RV In Recent Article | Motorhome Madness | Scoop.it
Kirkland RV has released a new article explaining the varying state laws regarding RV travel and regulations.
Marianne Riddile's insight:
Look at the laws before going.
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Lightning strikes kill 2 in 2 days in Colo. park

Lightning strikes kill 2 in 2 days in Colo. park | Motorhome Madness | Scoop.it
For the second day in a row, lightning has been blamed in the death of a visitor at Rocky Mountain National Park.
Marianne Riddile's insight:
If you hike, you need to learn what to do and not do when lightning is in the area. Standing under a big tree is not good.
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Geothermal Heat Melting Road in Yellowstone

National Parks Traveler Geothermal Heat Melting Road Surface Of Firehole Lake Drive In Yellowstone ...
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Now that's hot!
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SOS Tire Gets The Job Done!

SOS Tire Gets The Job Done! | Motorhome Madness | Scoop.it
SOS Tire in Garden City, GA putting new tires all around on the Momma's coach. They are off of I95 in GA, exit 102 on Kicklighter Way.
Marianne Riddile's insight:
Change your tires every 5 to 7 years regardless of the mileage. A blowout is something you do not want to experience.
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10Best: Places to explore American history

10Best: Places to explore American history | Motorhome Madness | Scoop.it
These ten spots range from pre-colonial times to the recent past, covering all of America.
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Highway rest stops are revving up services, quality

Highway rest stops are revving up services, quality | Motorhome Madness | Scoop.it
Free wi-fi. Locally-grown delicacies. Seasonal farmers' markets: Highway service plazas -- known as rest stops in some places -- are going upscale. Some say allowing them only on toll roads is unfair.
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