RV Weekly Round-Up (Aug. 22-28, 2009)
Check out these highlights of RV-related news, events and video from this past week.
1. Traditional RVer Isn’t so Typical Anymore: Recreational vehicles are now a common sight all year round, but RV park owners agree that in some instances, the typical visitor has changed. There are still travelers who camp out in their motel on wheels for the fun of it or to save money on lodging, as well as people who live in a “permanent temporary” home as they follow their work or use the RV as a mobile home office. Others — like construction workers or people taking medical treatments — live in their RVs permanently but don’t live in any one park all year.
2. Why Weigh Your RV?: Weighing your RV can be the difference between a safe, enjoyable trip and a costly, disastrous trip. With multiple slide out rooms, amenities like washers and dryers, large holding tank capacities and the ample amount of storage space available on today’s RVs it’s easy to see why so many are overloaded. Mark Polk highlights some of the most important reasons for weighing your RV.
3. Record Sales at Colorado RV Liquidation Sale: The 5th annual Colorado RV Liquidation Super Sale boasted a record number of RV sales during the two-day event. Held last weekend at Invesco Field, there were more than 100 RV units sold. The low prices on new and pre-owned RVs along with discounts on recently hail damaged units and special tax deductions for qualified buyers brought thousands of attendees to the Super Sale.
4. RVs Bring Families Together at County Fair: While thousands of visitors to the Montgomery County (Maryland) Agricultural Fair sweated in the summer heat, several 4-H families relaxed in the modest luxury of their campers, trailers and RVs, keeping an eye on their prized livestock along the back of the Gaithersburg fairgrounds. One family had three generations staying together, swapping stories about fairs past when 4-H’ers had to sleep on the hay in the barn!
5. Back Pain: The Scourge of RVers: Back problems plague our society, and those who sit a lot (such as those who drive or ride in an RV, truck or tow vehicle) suffer more than many. Lynn Difley reviews some common causes of back pain and suggests some simple stretches to help alleviate discomfort while you’re on the road.