Is Zero Waste Possible in an RV?

Julene Raya

Over the past +20 years, the call for “zero waste” has become more prominent as we begin to learn how our actions have impacted global warming and the negative effects global warming is having on our planet and its inhabitants. But what is zero waste, and is it realistic for your RV lifestyle? Let’s take a deeper look together.

What is Zero Waste?

According to the Institute for Total Self

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Police detain armed man, find boy, after RV driven erratically stops in downtown Oakdale

Julene Raya

Oakdale’s busiest intersection, where highways 108 and 120 meet, was closed for several hours Friday morning after an armed man was detained and there were reports of a second person holed up in an RV.

People began calling 911 around 10:10 a.m. to report the RV was being driven erratically and running red lights as it headed west on F street toward the center of town, according to Sgt.

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World’s Largest RV Show in Germany Draws More than 100K Attendees

Julene Raya

Held Aug. 29–Sept. 6 at the Düsseldorf Exhibition Centre in Germany, CARAVAN SALON, the world’s largest RV trade fair and consumer show, drew 107,000 mobile travel and leisure enthusiasts to the event’s 59th edition. Spanning 762,000 square feet, the show was the first major trade fair to take place in the western German city since the COVID-19 lockdown.

Produced by Messe Düsseldorf in partnership with the Caravaning Industry

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Vancouver to consider tiny house villages and RV parks to deal with homeless crisis

Julene Raya



a woman standing in front of a building: Sharon Lee is pictured in Seattle's South Lake Union neighbourhood's tiny homes project. Lee is the founding executive director of the Low Income Housing Institute, a Seattle-based non-profit housing provider.


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Sharon Lee is pictured in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighbourhood’s tiny homes project. Lee is the founding executive director of the Low Income Housing Institute, a Seattle-based non-profit housing provider.

Vancouver city staff will examine establishing “temporary tiny house villages” and low-income RV parks as part of council’s temporary disaster relief shelter framework.

On Monday, council added those two options to an existing three options

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Renting an RV during a pandemic showed me how road trips are different right now. Here’s what to expect before you go.

Julene Raya



a car parked on the side of a road: The pandemic has complicated the once-simple road trip. Sophie-Claire Hoeller/Insider


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The pandemic has complicated the once-simple road trip. Sophie-Claire Hoeller/Insider

  • Pre-pandemic, road trips were as simple as making a great playlist, hopping in the car, and seeing where the wind takes you.
  • But, as I found on a recent road trip in an RV, the coronavirus has complicated things.
  • Public restrooms are few and far between, getting gas and eating out can be a risk, and planning
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Soto launches campaign RV tour across 1st District, in challenge to Rep. Fulcher; link to my full story | Eye on Boise

Julene Raya

1st District Democratic congressional hopeful Rudy Soto launched a campaign tour of the sprawling Idaho district this week, pledging to travel in his campaign-decorated RV to more than 50 communities in all 19 of the district’s counties – and saying he’d be a congressman who could work across party lines.

Soto, a Nampa native and first-time candidate, is challenging freshman GOP Rep. Russ Fulcher of Meridian. Fulcher, 58, is a

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Soto launches campaign RV tour across 1st District | Local News

Julene Raya

BOISE — 1st District Democratic congressional hopeful Rudy Soto launched a campaign tour of the sprawling Idaho district this week, pledging to travel in his campaign-decorated RV to more than 50 communities in all 19 of the district’s counties with a bipartisan message.

Soto, a Nampa native and first-time candidate, is challenging freshman GOP Rep. Russ Fulcher of Meridian. Fulcher, 58, is a conservative who served five terms in the

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RV park and campground traffic up in the Magic Valley

Julene Raya

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) – With COVID-19, travel by airplane has decreased this summer. For travelers and people wanting to get out, road tripping and camping have become popular options this year.

Lori Vavak, who is co-owner of 93 RV Park in Filer and another park in Elko, Nevada, says that overall, she has seen a boost in the recreation vehicle park industry this year.

Vavak says that while traffic

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RV dealerships say demand is high, but parts are scarce

Julene Raya

A manufacturing shortage, caused by the pandemic, has created a months-long wait list for many area RV dealers. They say customers want to buy now more than ever.

ELDRIDGE, Iowa — Recreational vehicle sales across the region are at an all-time high. But a shortage of parts used to make the trailers, brought about by the pandemic, has meant that customers are buying campers that aren’t being built.

At Terry

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Congressional candidate Rudy Soto launches RV tour of Idaho

Julene Raya

Soto plans to stop in all 19 counties that make up Idaho’s 1st congressional district.

GARDEN CITY, Idaho — This Labor Day doubles as a celebration of the American worker – and the kickoff of political candidates’ big push ahead of the November general election.

Monday afternoon in Garden City, Democratic congressional candidate Rudy Soto launched an RV tour in which he plans to stop in all 19 of the

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Brown’s RV Superstore named official partner of Darlington Raceway | Sports News

Julene Raya

DARLINGTON, S.C. – Darlington Raceway and Brown’s RV Superstore announced a partnership naming the family-owned and operated dealership in McBee as the Official RV Sales & Service Partner of the track “Too Tough To Tame.”

“We value our loyal campers who join us over our NASCAR race weekends, so we look forward to welcoming Brown’s RV Superstore as the Official RV Sales & Service Provider of Darlington Raceway,” said

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Luxury hotelier James Lim named Senior Vice President of Sunland RV Resorts

Julene Raya

James Lim brings 25 years of senior leadership experience with world-class hotel brands, such as The Luxury Collection and Omni Hotels & Resorts, to his new role as senior vice president of operations for Sunland RV Resorts.

Prior to joining Sunland in July 2020, Lim served as the general manager for the Forbes-recommended Omni San Francisco Hotel. During his tenure with Omni, Lim was named “Outstanding General Manager of the

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Wheel Base: COVID-19 driving more business to Owensboro RV

Julene Raya

In less than 10 years, Owensboro RV has grown from selling pre-owned campers out of a small cubicle to a sprawling complex, at 3810 W. Parrish Ave.

The business was established in 2011 by Rick and Lisa Nehls, who reside in Evansville.

Running the day-to-day operations is Adam Overall, the company’s general manager, who worked for a local car dealership for 17 years before joining Owensboro RV.

Overall

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Surprise! Mystery Auction Winner For McLaren Condor RV Revealed

Julene Raya

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The Future of RV Solar

Julene Raya

If you’re shopping for a new RV, you might be spotting the phrase “solar prep” in the descriptions of many of the rigs you’re browsing. It has increasingly become a popular feature in RVs as the demand for sustainable energy and environmental consciousness grows. Even if a greener planet isn’t at the top of your priority list, there are still many perks to installing solar panels on your RV. While

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11-year-old girl buys and renovates her own ‘tiny home’ for $800

Julene Raya

With most summer activities canceled this year, many kids were struggling to find ways to keep busy. But one upstate girl used that downtime to complete a unique project: building a tiny house.

Lauren Nelson, 11, spent the last two months turning a rundown camper into a diminutive domicile after drawing inspiration from an American Girl doll magazine.

“She showed us a $650 little VW bus that they sell. My

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Lazydays RV Names Linda Stephens VP of Customer & Employee Experience

Julene Raya

TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Lazydays Holdings, Inc.  (“Lazydays” or the “Company”) (NasdaqCM: LAZY) has named Linda Stephens Vice President of Customer & Employee Experience effective immediately. Ms. Stephens will continue to report to William P. Murnane, Lazydays’ Chairman and CEO.

Ms. Stephens is currently Vice President of Customer Experience and is responsible for the strategic vision and deployment success for a Best-in-Class Customer Experience. In

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Planned RV park in Broussard part of growth in an industry that’s exploding during COVID-19 | Business

Julene Raya

Alfred Boustany’s search for an RV for his family for weeks went like this: Find a new listing. Call. Too late. Already sold.

Weeks went by until he found one at a Camping World store in Orlando, Florida — a new 23-foot Coleman Lantern pull-behind camper — and he knew he had to move quickly. So quickly that he bought it first without letting his wife, Roya, know he found

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Vegas entertainer in stolen-RV drama: ‘It wasn’t supposed to be this way’

Julene Raya

You have to be careful driving one of these 27-foot travel trailers. They can easily turn sideways, in reality and metaphorically.

Cruising along at the outset, we’ll report that the community has stepped up for comic Joe Trammel and his dancer wife, Jessica. This is the Las Vegas entertainment couple whose 1999 Nash travel trailer full of belongings was stolen from their residence the night of Aug. 5.

A total

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