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2012 RV Oops Awards

2012 RV Oops Awards | Motorhome Madness | Scoop.it

“Well, to be honest,” replied one fellow when I asked him this question, “in 19 years of motorhoming, I’ve never done anything stupid … until this year.” He then proceeded to tell me his woeful tale. Nearly everyone I asked could recall one or more mishaps they wish hadn’t happened to them. I recorded these mishaps and ranked them on a 10-item scale from dumb (No. 10) to dumbest (No. 1). Usually, dumber things are more costly. Readers may recall last year’s winner (Motor­Home, August 2011) totaled his coach by driving into a tollbooth with a slide extended.

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National Park Guide: Massachusetts' Minute Man - USA TODAY

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USA TODAYNational Park Guide: Massachusetts' Minute ManUSA TODAYLocated just 22 miles outside Boston, Minute Man national park offers plenty of entertainment, even when muskets are not drawn.
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Defuse Summer's TICKing Time Bomb | National Parks Traveler

Defuse Summer's TICKing Time Bomb | National Parks Traveler | Motorhome Madness | Scoop.it
The buggiest blistering days of summer are just ahead. Add to that a nationwide early spring with record heat—and you have a TICKing time bomb for health problems at national parks in some parts of the country.
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National Park Guide: Michigan's Isle Royale - USA TODAY

National Park Guide: Michigan's Isle Royale - USA TODAY | Motorhome Madness | Scoop.it
USA TODAYNational Park Guide: Michigan's Isle RoyaleUSA TODAYIf Lake Superior had a face, Isle Royale National Park would be its right eye. The basalt formation is covered with dense forest.
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Travel Now or Later: Picking an Age for Long Term Travel

I often talk to people about the best time in life to travel – and in particular, the best time to travel for a longer stint, half a year or even a few years. There are pros and cons to long-term travel at any age, and in hindsight I’m happy with how I’ve managed it so far.

But I thought I might share my thoughts and advice for anyone who’s trying to decide how to fit their travel dreams into the rest of their life.

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Increased bear activity closes camping areas at Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Increased bear activity closes camping areas at Great Smoky Mountains National Park | Motorhome Madness | Scoop.it
Great Smoky Mountains National Park camping areas closed because of bear activity...
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Prepare Your RV for Storms - Better RVing

Prepare Your RV for Storms - Better RVing | Motorhome Madness | Scoop.it
Hurricanes can pack wind speeds of over 160 miles an hour and unleash more than 2.4 trillion gallons of rain a day; so if your summer travel plans include spots that are vulnerable to this kind of weather, it’s important to know how to prepare yourself and your RV. We interviewed Lazydays shop foreman Andy Dietz to get the best advice oni the three stages of hurricane preparation.
Motorhome Momma says, "In prep for a coming storm while motorhoming in FL, I went and bought a big red 5 gallon gas can and had it in the back of my hatchback tow car ( but it was empty). I also had the tow bar still installed on the front of the car. Went to the JAX airport to pick up son. Airport security saw my set-up as I pulled into Arrivals and they started running towards me. They must have thought, "Here is the big one! Gonna ram the door and ignite the bomb!" I pulled up to the curb and told son to jump in...we took off before they got to us! So I am the one who got away! "
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Exploring Canyon De Chelly National Monument | National Parks Traveler

Exploring Canyon De Chelly National Monument | National Parks Traveler | Motorhome Madness | Scoop.it

Perry Yazzie rapidly works the Jeep's clutch in response to the dips in the dirt track, but the clutch nevertheless complains loudly from time to time, gnashing its metal teeth as we head deeper and deeper into Canyon de Chelly National Monument.

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May Shipments Record 4.9% YOY Growth

May Shipments Record 4.9% YOY Growth | Motorhome Madness | Scoop.it

Wholesale shipments of all RVs were reported at 29,079 units in the May survey of manufacturers, up 4.9% over this same month last year. Towable RVs provided the greater unit improvements while motorhomes had a higher percentage change. Seasonally adjusted, the May total represented an annualized rate of nearly 294,000 units, an 11.8% increase over last month and the highest rate so far this year. Through the first five months this year, total RV shipments have now reached 127,454 units, up 8.6% compared to this same period last year. All vehicle types have enjoyed shipment growth this year with the exception of folding camping trailers and Class C motorhomes which are both only slightly behind.

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RELAX!

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10 great places for antiques shopping

10 great places for antiques shopping | Motorhome Madness | Scoop.it
Shopping may be a favorite vacation pastime, but there's no reason to limit it to outlet malls and souvenir shops.
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National Parks / Nifty National Parks infographic | Infographipedia.com

National Parks / Nifty National Parks infographic | Infographipedia.com | Motorhome Madness | Scoop.it
Theme : report, parks, national, close, from Via. ... An infographic is worth than 1000 words. Search Infographics. results 1 - 1 of about 1 for National Parks / Nifty National Parks infographic. (1014 seconds) ...
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National Park Guide: Hawaii's Volcanoes - USA TODAY

National Park Guide: Hawaii's Volcanoes - USA TODAY | Motorhome Madness | Scoop.it
USA TODAYNational Park Guide: Hawaii's VolcanoesUSA TODAYThe park has two active volcanoes: Mauna Loa and Kilauea, whose crater has a lava lake about 200 feet below the surface.and more »...
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Greater Bicycle Access To National Parks Coming With New Revisions to NPS

Greater Bicycle Access To National Parks Coming With New Revisions to NPS ...National Parks TravelerThe National Park Service just announced today it will expand bicycle access in parks nationwide.
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Amarillo's on a roll with RV Museum - Austin American-Statesman

Amarillo's on a roll with RV Museum - Austin American-Statesman | Motorhome Madness | Scoop.it
Austin American-StatesmanAmarillo's on a roll with RV MuseumAustin American-StatesmanThey rumble through the Texas Panhandle by the thousands to get to New Mexico and Colorado, and now, recreational vehicles have their own museum, right off...
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Guest column: Alexander supports Manhattan Project park in Oak Ridge - Oak Ridge Today

Guest column: Alexander supports Manhattan Project park in Oak Ridge - Oak Ridge Today | Motorhome Madness | Scoop.it
Oak Ridge TodayGuest column: Alexander supports Manhattan Project park in Oak RidgeOak Ridge TodaySupport for the Manhattan Project National Historical Park Act is bipartisan, bicameral, and has the strong support of the Energy Communities Alliance...
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National Park Foundation lists top 10 Independence Day destinations - Examiner.com

National Park Foundation lists top 10 Independence Day destinations - Examiner.com | Motorhome Madness | Scoop.it
National Park Foundation lists top 10 Independence Day destinationsExaminer.comThe National Park Foundation (NPF) published a distinctly unique set of Independence Day destinations on Friday.
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7 prime spots for wildlife viewing - CNN.com

A massive herd of caribou grazes the Arctic tundra. Sea birds fatten up on shellfish along the Chesapeake Bay before flying thousands of miles to winter in South America......

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RV Doctor Gary Bunzer Solves Motorhome Maintenance Problems

RV Doctor Gary Bunzer Solves Motorhome Maintenance Problems | Motorhome Madness | Scoop.it
Although he’s not a certified M.D., Gary Bunzer has certainly earned the right to be called the RV Doctor.
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Pink Jeep Tours - Tours | Sedona

Pink Jeep Tours - Tours | Sedona | Motorhome Madness | Scoop.it

If you're looking to see Sedona as never before, let us guide you to new heights and widen your perspective to the most beautiful views in the southwest. Personally endorsed by Motorhome Momma

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Fires spread to Colo. tourist areas near Pikes Peak, Rocky Mountain park, disrupt vacations

Fires spread to Colo. tourist areas near Pikes Peak, Rocky Mountain park, disrupt vacations | Motorhome Madness | Scoop.it
Gov. John Hickenlooper said Saturday that two C-130 military transport planes would assist Monday in battling a wildfire near Colorado Springs that grew out of control to more than three-square-miles.
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Great American Bites: Philly's other famous sandwich

Great American Bites: Philly's other famous sandwich | Motorhome Madness | Scoop.it
Another sandwich vies neck and neck with the cheesesteak as a local favorite, and it is even more uniquely local.
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National Park Guide: Indiana Dunes Lakeshore - USA TODAY

National Park Guide: Indiana Dunes Lakeshore - USA TODAY | Motorhome Madness | Scoop.it
USA TODAYNational Park Guide: Indiana Dunes LakeshoreUSA TODAYThere's much more to the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore than sand and water.and more »...
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Friends Of Acadia: Partnering For Acadia National Park's Future ...

Friends Of Acadia: Partnering For Acadia National Park's Future ... | Motorhome Madness | Scoop.it
Thunder Hole is one of the great attractions at Acadia National Park. Friends of Acadia landed funding to underwrite the Island Explorer shuttle bus that allows you to park your car and enjoy the park and its highlights, such as ...
Motorhome Momma says, "John and Sandy, this is what it looks like!" :-)
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ed's comment, June 21, 2012 7:32 AM
Now that was cute!