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On Hiking in Winter…

On Hiking in Winter…

February 2, 2014 by · 1 Comment 

Winter is a great time for hiking. While winter hiking was not a favorite activity of mine when living in the Midwest, once we moved to the Southwest, winter weather just can’t keep me indoors.  In fact, at least once or twice every week my husband and I find ourselves headed out for a hike. […]

A New Way to Travel

A New Way to Travel

January 12, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

In this age of repeated technological advances it is in our best interest to embrace new tools to make our lives easier when they become available. I have always been a confirmed atlas traveler. While my husband is most comfortable when driving when we are on road trips, I am most comfortable with a road […]

Fires Destroy 5 RVs, Pickup & Fatality

Fires Destroy 5 RVs, Pickup & Fatality

December 27, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Whether camping or just relaxing in your recreational vehicle, fire safety is essential. It is critical that every member of your party know what to do in a fire or other emergency. If you are one of the millions of RV enthusiasts who love to take to the road and explore the country, ensure your family’s safety while […]

North Dakota Indoor RV Park Keeps Oilfield Workers Out of the Cold

North Dakota Indoor RV Park Keeps Oilfield Workers Out of the Cold

December 18, 2013 by · 1 Comment 

About seven months ago I reported that a group of Minnesota partners were planning an indoor RV park to house North Dakota oilfield workers five miles south of Watford City, North Dakota. When initially proposed, the idea prompted mixed reactions. “So many people thought we were crazy,” Louis Bonneville of Carlton, Minnesota, one of the […]

Mark, My Words: Q & A with Mark Nemeth – December 2013

December 15, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Hi, all: I hope you have a merry Christmas and are looking forward to a New Year of RVing! This month, we’ll talk about leaks, refrigerators, and towing. Keep those questions coming!  mmw@escapees.com ————————————- Hi, Mark, We have a 1964 Silver Streak Sabre 22 travel trailer.  We love our trailer. We use one of those […]

The One-And-Only 1937 Chris Craft Motorhome

The One-And-Only 1937 Chris Craft Motorhome

December 4, 2013 by · 1 Comment 

Art Himsl owns the only 1937 Chris Craft motorhome ever made. I didn’t know Chris Craft made motorhomes, and it turns out that they didn’t. They made one-and-only one—this one—and it is owned by Art Himsl. “They started to build this vehicle in 1937 in San Francisco, probably as a prototype as it took from […]

Mark, My Words: Q & A with Mark Nemeth – November 2013

November 19, 2013 by · 1 Comment 

Hi, folks, As promised, some winterizing questions are addressed this month, along with a couple of general maintenance issues. Enjoy the crisp fall nights if you can: All too soon it will be winter! Send your RVing questions to mmw@escapees.com ——————————- Mark: I have purchased a 2013 Puma park model and have parked it on […]

Yacht-Inspired Caravisio—The RV of the Future

Yacht-Inspired Caravisio—The RV of the Future

October 29, 2013 by · 1 Comment 

Citing declining registration numbers for caravans in Europe, German manufacturer Knaus Tabbert GmbH decided to rethink camper design by initiating the “Caravisio-The Caravan of the Future” project as an approach to the problem and to provoke thought. The Caravisio reflects a collective vision of what may be technologically possible in the future. Based on both […]

Y’all Come! To The Big Barn Dance!

Y’all Come! To The Big Barn Dance!

October 20, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Every year, the first September weekend after Labor Day means something special to  fans of country music: The Big Barn Dance! For the past 11 years, Michael Hearne, musician and recording artist, organizes a musical extravaganza in northern New Mexico with fifty or so of his closest friends. This past weekend, September 5, 6 and […]

Working Carbon Monoxide Detectors Can Save Lives

Working Carbon Monoxide Detectors Can Save Lives

October 18, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

In an earlier post I reported that five people died in their sleep from carbon monoxide poisoning inside a rented camper at a bike rally in Clarksville, Tennessee. Investigators said the victims appeared to have been overcome by carbon monoxide fumes that leaked into the camper from a generator. The RV’s carbon monoxide detector, which […]

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