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Welcome to Motorhome Madness

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the best on-line magazine about motorhoming, travel and related stuff.  
Do you love your motorhome and the lifestyle like I do? I am scanning the virtual globe for things that may be of interest to motorhomers!

This site is a compilation of news, blogs, events and a little of my personal opinion that will be updated daily. Some of the photos are my own.

"FOLLOW" me by clicking on the blue button on the upper right--that way you will recieve updates in your e-mail.  

Send me your ideas at motorhomemomma1@gmail.com

Please follow me on Twitter---@motorhomemomma

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HOW TO USE THIS SITE:  Click on the article TITLE to go to the linked article. Make sure you check out past articles by clicking on the links at the bottom of this screen!

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Welcome to Motorhome Madness

Welcome to Motorhome Madness | Motorhome Madness | Scoop.it

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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Trip Planning Calculators: Duration, Time Zones, Weather & More! timeanddate.com

Trip Planning Calculators: Duration, Time Zones, Weather & More!  timeanddate.com | Motorhome Madness | Scoop.it
Current Time (World Clock) and online and printable Calendars for countries worldwide. Find the best time for web meetings (Meeting Planner) or use the Time and Date Converters. Online services and Apps available for iPhone, iPad, and Android.
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These calculators will come in handy for you when you are planning a trip or traveling.  Bookmark this site!

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Girl Scout cookie sales go digital

Girl Scout cookie sales go digital | Motorhome Madness | Scoop.it
The Girl Scouts of the USA are venturing into digital and mobile platforms to sell their iconic cookies.
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Get your cookies anywhere! Way to go Girl Scouts!
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How To Winterize Your RV Water System With A Compressor.

How To Winterize Your RV Water System With A Compressor. | Motorhome Madness | Scoop.it
Learn how to winterize your RV by using an air compressor and RV antifreeze. Also see how to prevent debris from entering the piping in your RV.
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A necessary evil if you keep your coach in freezing temps.
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Finding free places to overnight in your RV | Roadtrek Blog

Finding free places to overnight in your RV | Roadtrek Blog | Motorhome Madness | Scoop.it
There’s a real battle going on out there in the RV world and it pits some powerful interests against those who resent paying for services they don’t need and only want to take advantage of the generous offers of places like Wal-Mart, Cabella’s Cracker Barrel and other businesses that not only allow but welcome brief overnight stays by traveling RVers.
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WOW! I had no idea. We only stayed at Walmart when traveling very late and usually in a rush with no time to hunt for a campground down a dark country road. I think some of this has resulted from RV'ers misusing the overnight camping at these businesses and staying there either to save money or when they just as easily could have checked into a local campground. You know what I am talking about. You have seen it too.
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Trolley linking Homestead, national parks expands

Trolley linking Homestead, national parks expands | Motorhome Madness | Scoop.it
A trolley service linking downtown Homestead with two nearby national parks is expanding its service.
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This will make visiting the Everglades easier.
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A Visit to the rowdy RV Row at the Kentucky Derby

A Visit to the rowdy RV Row at the Kentucky Derby | Motorhome Madness | Scoop.it
If you like peace and quiet and lots of elbow room where you camp, you will not want to be on RV Row at the Kentucky Derby.
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Make your plans NOW!

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Mount Vernon by Candlelight

Mount Vernon by Candlelight | Motorhome Madness | Scoop.it
Mount Vernon sparkles with holiday cheer during its candlelight tours!
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Fun thing to do in the holiday season.  Going Colonial!  Mount Vernon was George and Martha Washington's home on the Potomac River.

 

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How to Level a Motorhome... Plus a Great Contest!

Leveling an RV on a sloped campsite is pretty simple when you know the right steps to follow. Here's how we do it, plus we're giving away some great prizes in our latest RVgeeks Contest! Even...
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The goal is the same for all rv's even if your system is different. You should never lift the wheels off the ground. The jacks were not built to support the coach weight. It is dangerous!
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Recreational vehicle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Recreational vehicle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

A recreational vehicle ( RV) is, in North America, the usual term for a motor vehicle or trailer equipped with living space and amenities found in a home. Several definitions exist for RVs and vary by region, including " caravan", " camper van" and " motorhome", but are also used to designate different types of vehicles outside North America, hence "RV" is preferred.

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This is a pretty decent source of RV terminology.

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A Normal Afternoon at Sea Turned Into a Wild Adventure...and It's All on Tape!

A Normal Afternoon at Sea Turned Into a Wild Adventure...and It's All on Tape! | Motorhome Madness | Scoop.it
This is scary, but also awesome!
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Really cool.

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Woman Accused of Defacing National Parks: Paintings 'Criminal,' National Park Service Says - weather.com

Woman Accused of Defacing National Parks: Paintings 'Criminal,' National Park Service Says - weather.com | Motorhome Madness | Scoop.it
Casey Nocket has been accused of leaving graffiti in national parks. Here's her defense for why she does it.
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I cannot believe the selfish mentality of this woman. If you see someone defacing our beautiful parks, please confront them.  I witnessed an adult male scratching his name into a fence barrier in a park in Colorado.  His wife was just standing there watching him and he was there with his two teenaged kids. I did not hesitate to confront him and tell him that he should "be ashamed" of himself and the example he was setting for his kids.  I seriously could not believe that I was witnessing such an action.  Pathetic.

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Top Places for Photo Opportunities at Virginia State Parks

Top Places for Photo Opportunities at Virginia State Parks | Motorhome Madness | Scoop.it
Virginia Outdoors: Virginia State Parks offers beautiful natural settings for a photography shoot or photo op.
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Virginia is a beautiful state.
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Six Random Things to Do at Virginia State Parks

Six Random Things to Do at Virginia State Parks | Motorhome Madness | Scoop.it
There are 36 Virginia State Parks, and all of them are on my list to visit. Each one is so unique, and has so much to offer that I may need to prioritize them to reach them all!
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Sounds like some fun things to do.
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Our Anchored Home: Before & After

Our Anchored Home: Before & After | Motorhome Madness | Scoop.it
So as Jorge previously mentioned, we bought a travel trailer.  Like, to
live in.  As in, 28' of space to fit our entire lives in.  Yeah, I hardly
believe it myself.

Even I didn't think it would ever happen when I first dropped those
not-so-subtle hints to him many months ago.  Nor did I have ANY CLUE as to
what we were getting ourselves into.  You read words like purge and
simplify and they can be very misleading.  Yes, simplifying comes with a
wonderful lightheartedness.  But it also com
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Very cool makeover.  I love the dinette re-do into a work station. 

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Tour Virginia Scenery and Landmarks from the Air--YouTube

While a lot of beautiful Virginia is missing this is still an awesome video http://t.co/nitTHAeokS
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Really nice video. One of the unique features of VA is our plethora of colonial homes. Many are preserved and open to the public.
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10Best: Weird ways to eat french fries

10Best: Weird ways to eat french fries | Motorhome Madness | Scoop.it
America's favorite fried food takes off in weird, fun new directions at these restaurants.
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Who knew?
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Orlando's latest attractions have little to do with Mickey

Orlando's latest attractions have little to do with Mickey | Motorhome Madness | Scoop.it
The city best known for fun family destinations has a revitalized downtown that's becoming a magic kingdom for locals and visitors.
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This will add more choices when visiting Orlando.
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My day of blistering around Indianapolis Motor Speedway in a MINI Cooper

My day of blistering around Indianapolis Motor Speedway in a MINI Cooper | Motorhome Madness | Scoop.it
Check out the awesomeness that is the Miles Ahead MINI Performance Motoring School
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Driving FAST in a Mini!

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At this real life Jedi training school, you're taught to master The Force

At this real life Jedi training school, you're taught to master The Force | Motorhome Madness | Scoop.it
While you're no doubt anxiously awaiting the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, you don't have to wait until the end of next year to...
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Looks like fun!

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Long Range Weather Forecasts

Long Range Weather Forecasts | Motorhome Madness | Scoop.it
Leading provider of daily long-range weather forecasts for personal planning and industry.
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Wow!  This will certainly come in handy when planning trips, hikes or outdoor activities.18 months in advance??? That is amazing.

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10Best: Places to dine down on the farm

10Best: Places to dine down on the farm | Motorhome Madness | Scoop.it
With farm-to-table restaurants booming in popularity, farms themselves are now getting in on the act, offering meals to diners craving super-fresh cuisine that's often raised on site.
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Yum!
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Abandoned America: 50 States, 50 Deserted Places (PHOTOS) - weather.com

Abandoned America: 50 States, 50 Deserted Places (PHOTOS) - weather.com | Motorhome Madness | Scoop.it
From western ghost towns to train graveyards, here are 50 eerie, deserted places in every state.
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Wow!  This is well worth the time it takes to look at.  Very interesting.  

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Toccoa River Swinging Bridge - Backroad Planet

Toccoa River Swinging Bridge - Backroad Planet | Motorhome Madness | Scoop.it
A three mile drive down a gravel road into the Chattahoochee National Forest will take you to the longest swinging bridge east of the Mississippi.
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This looks so cool.  Would love to go across this.  

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Watch: Drones monitor killer whales for first time

Watch: Drones monitor killer whales for first time | Motorhome Madness | Scoop.it
For the first time, researchers are using unmanned drones to study killer whales in their natural habitat.
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very cool!

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Winter Wildlife in Yellowstone Family Adventure | National Geographic Expeditions

Winter Wildlife in Yellowstone Family Adventure | National Geographic Expeditions | Motorhome Madness | Scoop.it
Introduce your family to the magic of Yellowstone in winter, when the snow sets off the steaming, rainbow-colored pools and wildlife is easier to spot against the white landscape. Exploring with a naturalist, watch geysers spurt and mud pots gurgle; spot bison, elk, and moose on a winter wildlife safari; and learn about the reintroduction of wolves in the park. Try out snowshoeing on a special excursion for kids, and enjoy activities designed for explorers of all ages.
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What a great winter adventure.
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