Winnebago Motohome videos: Sightseer 33C, Minnie Winnie 26A, Forza 38W, Navion 24J, Grand Tour 45RL, Aspect 30J, Era 70C & Adventurer 38Q

We're the Russos: ShowHauler Super C Garage Unit, Renegade Trailer, Born Free RV, RVing with Dogs, Rincon Parkway Campground, & Coachmen Viking Travel Trailers



About We're the Russos
In 2015, Joe and Kait Russo quit their jobs, sold their home, and got rid of most of their possessions to live their dream – travel and work for themselves. Together with their rescue dog, Leo, the Russos are traveling all across North America seeking adventure. Their rig is a 2015 Newmar Bay Star, a gas motorhome coming in just shy of 30 feet. Visit their website for tons of more information about the Russos and their travels. You can also subscribe to their YouTube channel, where they have videos on RVing, Living Life on Your Terms, Following their Adventure, and more, plus they're on Twitter and Facebook.

We're the Russos: Lambeau Field, EAA Air Show, & Oneida Casino RV Park Review



About We're the Russos
In 2015, Joe and Kait Russo quit their jobs, sold their home, and got rid of most of their possessions to live their dream – travel and work for themselves. Together with their rescue dog, Leo, the Russos are traveling all across North America seeking adventure. Their rig is a 2015 Newmar Bay Star, a gas motorhome coming in just shy of 30 feet. Visit their website for tons of more information about the Russos and their travels. You can also subscribe to their YouTube channel, where they have videos on RVing, Living Life on Your Terms, Following their Adventure, and more, plus they're on Twitter and Facebook.

REI Relaunches Digital Outlet Business to Offer Members Best-in-Class, Off-Price Outdoor Gear

Recently REI, the national outdoor specialty retailer and consumer co-op, launches REI Garage, a new digital store that offers a unique shopping experience for best-in-class, off-price products handpicked by co-op experts. REI Garage replaces REI Outlet and features a focused product assortment of only the top closeout products and brands that its members love.

“The outlet space is way too complicated and confusing right now, and the shopping experience feels unnecessarily chaotic. It’s too hard for consumers to sort between genuine, first-rate products, and gear that was made specifically for the second-tier market. REI Garage is a complete rethink of this space. We are curating gear so that the shopping experience is clearer, simpler, and less pressured. We’re working with vendors to find top-tier closeout product and offering it at the best possible prices. This is a very different approach from how most companies operate in this space, and we think it is more aligned with the experience customers expect at REI,” said Mark Seidl, REI’s divisional vice president of Digital Retail and general manager of REI Garage.

Over the past 18 months, the co-op engaged its members to redesign REI outlet. That process led REI to build REI Garage around three promises:

  • Quality first: REI Garage offers products that share the same standard of quality as REI’s full-price business. The only difference is that REI Garage products are closeout items.
  • Distinct shopping experience: REI Garage provides a separate shopping experience that is designed for the off-price shopper, but still offers the convenience of a shared shopping cart with REI.com and returns in store.
  • Stand behind its products: All products are backed by REI’s 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.

Each product sold by REI Garage is purposefully selected by a team of expert buyers to ensure high quality, varied assortment and the best deals. All products are new and unused end-of-season closeouts and previous-year models purchased specifically for REI Garage.

REI is unique in its ability to offer these exclusive deals. The co-op’s trusted relationships with vendor partners allows it to have the best access to closeout products, and with decades of expertise the co-op can offer the best closeout gear and apparel to members.

Source: Press Release

Good Sam lists Top RV Parks for Golfing



For August, Good Sam’s 12 Months of RVing Calendar tees it up with a list of recommended Golfing RV Parks.

Lush fairways, challenging hazards and beautiful scenery greet RV golfers at these popular destinations. Some of the recommended RV parks on this list feature golf courses and driving ranges on their property; others are located in regions with several nearby golf courses. In all cases, these parks are up to par when it comes to attracting travelers who are always ready to tee off.

Parks in Focus: In the resort community of Mesquite, Nevada, Desert Skies RV Resort conveniently abuts the Palms Golf Club course, which features a back nine built among stunning arroyos and canyons. Guests at the Shadow Hills RV Resort in Indio, California, on the other hand, are literally surrounded by fairways; when guests tire of teeing up at the Shadow Hills Golf and Country Club, located next door, they can take their clubs to the many courses throughout the area.

Pulling from the Good Sam RV Travel & Savings Guide's database of more than 7,000 private RV parks, the 12 Months of RVing calendar highlights some of the finest RV parks in North America.

Good Sam's Recommended RV Parks for Golfing (by state and city):

Alabama
Auburn RV Park At Leisure Time Campground, Auburn
Quail Creek RV Resort, Hartselle

Alberta
Glowing Embers RV Park & Travel Centre, Edmonton

Arizona
Westwind RV & Golf Resort, Yuma

California
The Californian RV Resort, Acton
Bakersfield River Run RV Park, Bakersfield
Outdoor Resort Palm Springs, Cathedral City
The RV Park at Rolling Hills, Corning
Caliente Springs Resort, Desert Hot Springs
Rio Bend RV & Golf Resort, El Centro
Golden Village Palms RV Resort - Sunland, Hemet
Casa de Fruta RV Park, Hollister
Indian Waters RV Resort & Cottages, Indio
Shadow Hills RV Resort, Indio
Boulder Creek RV Resort, Lone Pine
Emerald Desert RV Resort - Sunland, Palm Desert
Wine Country RV Resort, Paso Robles
Coyote Valley RV Resort, San Jose
Pechanga RV Resort, Temecula

Colorado
Loveland RV Resort, Loveland

Florida
Arbor Terrace RV Resort, Bradenton
The Glades RV Resort, La Belle
Ocala Sun RV Resort, Ocala
Shady Brook Golf & RV Resort, Sumterville
The Great Outdoors RV, Nature & Golf Resort, Titusville

Idaho
Hagerman RV Village, Hagerman
Suntree RV Park, Post Falls

Louisiana
Coushatta Luxury RV Resort at Red Shoes Park, Kinder

Petoskey Motorcoach Resort
Michigan
Soaring Eagle Hideaway RV Park, Mount Pleasant (see video above)
Petoskey Motorcoach Resort, Petoskey

Montana
Fairmont RV Park & Campground, Anaconda

Nevada
Hitchin' Post RV Park, Las Vegas
Desert Skies RV Resort, Mesquite

New Mexico
Angel Fire Resort, Angel Fire

New York
Ledgeview Village RV Park, Lake George
The Villages At Turning Stone, Verona

North Carolina
Frisco Woods Campground, Frisco

Oklahoma
Winstar RV Park, Thackerville

Oregon
Wildhorse RV Resort, Pendleton

South Carolina
Ocean Lakes Family Campground, Myrtle Beach

South Dakota
Elkhorn Ridge RV Resort & Golf Club, Spearfish

Tennessee
Spring Lake RV Resort, Crossville
Two Rivers Campground, Nashville
Pine Mountain RV Park, Pigeon Forge
Ripplin' Waters Campground & Cabin Rental, Sevierville

Texas
La Hacienda RV Resort, Austin
Shallow Creek RV Resort, Gladewater

Virginia
Bull Run Regional Park, Centreville

Washington
Horn Rapids RV Resort, Richland

Rollin' on TV: Travel Lite Campers & Vintage RV Rally



On this week's program (#2016-16), Rollin' On TV focuses in on truck campers and revisit Travel-Lite Campers, one of the country's leading truck camper manufacturers. Plus the crew checks out their new line of ultra-lite travel trailers. And Jeff Johnston, takes us to one of our favorite vintage RV rallies.

About Rollin' On TV
In production since 2010, Rollin' On TV has become one of the leading RV lifestyle television programs on the air today, reaching over 30 million homes on both cable and satellite TV. The weekly program is also available online. For more information, visit www.rollinontv.com.

RV Geeks videos: The Pros & Cons of New vs. Used, Inverter/Charger Upgrade to Xantrex 3000-watt Pure Sine Wave, & Slide Topper Challenge + $300 Tough Top Awnings Giveaway




About RV Geeks
The RV Geeks offer RV maintenance, repair & travel tips from “Do-It-Ourselves” full-time RVers. They’ve handled most of their own RV maintenance during more than a decade of exploring North America. While not RV technicians, the RV Geeks are mechanically inclined and have learned a lot about RV systems over the years. They handle most of their own minor service, repair and upgrade work on their 2005 43-foot Newmar Mountain Aire diesel pusher. They also maintained their 2002 39′ Fleetwood Bounder Diesel during their first two years on the road. Visit their website and subscribe to their YouTube channel.

RV & Camping Gear: Lewis N. Clark adds IP-X8 Waterproof Pouch to WaterSeals Collection



Joining Lewis N. Clark’s WaterSeals collection, the new Tech-Protect Automatic Magnetic Waterproof Pouch allows water lovers to use their favorite electronics even further underwater.

A long-time favorite, the WaterSeals Multipurpose Pouch is ideal for the beach, waterpark, campground, as well as boating, kayaking, and canoeing. Individuals can take electronics like cameras, MP3 players, and phones, and smaller items such as credit cards and money up to 9 feet underwater with this pouch.

However, the new WaterSeals Tech-Protect Automatic Magnetic Waterproof Pouch follows the IP-X8 standard, and is tested and rated for submersion of 100+ feet/30 meters. In addition to the above activities, this pouch is perfect for swimming, scuba diving, snorkeling, and more. It is also dust-proof to a hermetic level, ensuring that no debris will enter the pouch.

“We’re excited to add the new Tech-Protect Pouch to our growing line of waterproof products. What makes this product unique is its super strong double layer of magnets that seal the closure audibly so you know for sure your phone is safe to submerge in the water. It’s also lightweight making it less cumbersome to carry around your neck,” said Jen Panattoni, Director of Business Development.

Additionally, the clear TPU material allows users to take crystal clear shots with their cameras and to use their phones’ touch screens easily. Voice and audio controls can be controlled without headphones or audio jacks, and the inluded lanyard ensures that belongings are always close at hand.

“We’re seeing people use these pouches everywhere from trips to Thailand to snapping pics of their kids at the pool; nobody wants to leave their phones on the side and miss opportunities to capture the fun in the water. Now, they have the option of making their phones completely waterproof,” said Panattoni.

Offered in both blue and black, the WaterSeals Tech-Protect Automatic Magnetic Waterproof Pouch fits up to the size of an iPhone 6. It is available immediately at http://bit.ly/291A0kW.

About Lewis N. Clark
Lewis N. Clark is dedicated to offering travelers and outdoor enthusiasts everything they'll need to remain comfortable, safe, and organized on their adventures. For more information, visit http://www.lewisnclark.com.

Source: Press Release

We're the Russos videos: Wifi Booster, Jayco Melbourne, Door County, Tranquil Timbers RV Park, Free RV Camping



About We're the Russos
In 2015, Joe and Kait Russo quit their jobs, sold their home, and got rid of most of their possessions to live their dream – travel and work for themselves. Together with their rescue dog, Leo, the Russos are traveling all across North America seeking adventure. Their rig is a 2015 Newmar Bay Star, a gas motorhome coming in just shy of 30 feet. Visit their website for tons of more information about the Russos and their travels. You can also subscribe to their YouTube channel, where they have videos on RVing, Living Life on Your Terms, Following their Adventure, and more, plus they're on Twitter and Facebook.

Michigan State Parks seeks stewardship workday volunteers



The Michigan Department of Natural Resources recently announced the August schedule of volunteer stewardship workdays at state parks and recreation areas in southeast Michigan.

Volunteers are needed to pull invasive, non-native weeds from prairies and remove invasive, non-native shrubs like glossy buckthorn, autumn olive, multi-flora rose and others. These activities are a great way to enjoy time outdoors in the summer while restoring high-quality, unique ecosystems and learning more about them. 

Watch this brief video (above) to learn more about why these volunteer stewardship efforts are so important to protecting natural areas and ecosystems in Michigan state parks and recreation areas. 

Workday dates, locations (counties) and times include:
Volunteers should bring work gloves, drinking water and appropriate clothing for outdoor work, including long pants and sturdy, closed-toe shoes. For spotted knapweed pulling, long sleeves also are recommended, as some people area sensitive to the plant.

All volunteers are asked to register using the form available on the DNR website or via email. Any questions should be directed Echo Prafke-Marson at 517-719-2285 orprafkemarsone@michigan.gov.

The DNR's Volunteer Stewardship Program is a hands-on way for all ages to learn about and protect Michigan's natural resources by collecting native seeds, removing invasive species, conducting plant and animal surveys and more. Other ways to volunteer with the DNR include joining a state park friends group, serving as a campground host or a lightkeeper and many other opportunities. 

Workday details, maps and directions can be found on the DNR website at www.michigan.gov/dnrvolunteers and click on the Calendar of Volunteer Stewardship Workdays.

RV Education 101 videos: LED Light Dimmer, Driving Skills Series, Pre-Trip Checks, & Pure Power Blue Liquid RV Holding Tank Treatments



RV Education 101 e-book series
As I've said many times, Mark Polk is my favorite RV expert. I'm pleased he and his wife, Dawn, have allowed me to sell his RV e-book series. E-books (electronic books) are immediately downloaded to your computer after you make the purchase. The RV Education 101 e-book series includes:
  • "The Original Checklist for RVers"
  • "The RV Book"
  • "RV Campground Basics"
  • "101 Tips for RVers"
  • "RV Care and Maintenance"
  • "Insiders Guide to Buying an RV"
  • "Winterizing & Storing your RV"
  • "RV Awning Use & Care"
  • "Deep Cycle Battery Care & Maintenance"
  • "RV Buyers Survival Guide"
  • "Complete Guide To: RV Towing, Weights, Hitch Work & Backing"
  • "Pop-Up Basics 101"
  • "Dinghy Towing"