RV Travel Newsletter: August 16-August 22. Issue 651 | RV Travel

Here a few new highlights I think some might be interested in?

Many RVers have installed solar panels on their rigs to take advantage of free power, and now Rusty’s RV Ranch near Rodeo, N.M., has converted all its guest sites to solar power. The 40-acre RV park is a favorite of astronomy buffs.

When fifth-wheel builder Carriage was killed off in the Great Recession, along with the company went its trademark brands, Carriage and Cameo. Now CrossRoads RV says it will reprise the brands as “high-end, residential style of living” units. CrossRoads, a Thor-owned RV manufacturer, says the new/old lines will feature two-year, stem-to-stern warranties.

Camping on Las Vegas’ Strip to end. KOA’s lease at Las Vegas casino Circus Circus, right on the famous “Strip,” will end in September, and the RV park will look for a new home. The casino says it will convert the space into an outdoor festival location. The Circus Circus RV park was the last one right in the center of the Las Vegas action.

In a move to bolster — or at least maintain — the ranks of RV transporters, Forest River, Inc. says it will indefinitely extend a 20-cents-per-mile reimbursement it gave its transporters a few months ago. Additionally, transporters will no longer be required to wash units prior to delivery. Source: RVbusiness.com.

Even though wildfires have been burning the countryside in parts of the West, the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC) has issued a reminder that none of its member parks has been forced closed. That’s not to say that the fires haven’t had an effect. As an example, Twisp, Washington’s, Riverbend RV Park is up and running, despite rumors that Twisp was burnt off the map. “We have nothing but green around us here, and the air quality is good,” said the park’s owner. “Unfortunately we only have four sites occupied, whereas normally we’d have 70. Everything is fine except we have no customers.”

New Mexico has a new urban National Wildlife Refuge — and it’s a first for the Southwest. Valle de Oro is a 570-acre refuge which lies along the Rio Grande River, just a few miles south of Albuquerque.

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About smokeycamping

Well let's see have lived in NY for my whole life, have always loved the outdoors (as long as it is warm out) have always hated the cold, and like a dummy have stayed in NY. But now with my second try my wife, we have been camping now for well over 25 yrs. We currently own a 2010 Cedar creek silverback 35TS and can not wait to get out on the highways and see this great country we all call home. Hope to see every National park before my medical issue becomes too bad to travel. I love my African gray parrot (she is my baby) and have two dogs at the time brother and sister mutts, but love them all the same. Have always been a big Nascar fan, love computers (have a number of certificates to build and work on them) am trying to learn photography, enjoy light hiking, being with good friends and folks. country music, pop music and just being outdoors. So I hope someday to meet some of the great people who like what I like and post out there in some great campground somewhere in the country, till then I will keep posting and I hope you keep liking.

Posted on August 20, 2014, in The world as i see it as a camper and who loves his country and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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