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On The Waterfront: Exploring The Oregon Coast

Finding the riches, and discovering the richness, of Oregon’s coastal communities Whether it was shipping, fishing, timbering, canning or farming, Oregon’s coastal communities grew up around natural bounty and backbreaking labor, long hours, danger, hardship and punishing elements. Over time, changes in taste, supply and markets have forced communities to reinvent themselves. For many that…

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Prevent Tick-Borne Diseases While Enjoying the Outdoors

Photo credit: Scott Bauer, USDA ARS, Bugwood.org You’ve grabbed your water bottle, sunscreen and hat for a hike in the woods or other outdoor activity; add a bit of tick protection to your must-have items when you head out the door for an adventure, exercise or play. Continue enjoying the outdoors by enlisting a variety…

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Thor Motor Coach Technology Improves Owner Experience

Brand new to the Thor Motor Coach website is an Owner’s Resource web-based portal that gives owners access to relevant and specific information on their motorhome, including factory-installed components and equipment, owner’s manuals, electrical diagrams, plumbing schematics and more. Multiplex control systems are found in most of Thor Motor Coach’s motorhomes. Multiplex wiring control systems…

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2020 Fleetwood Bounder | MotorHome Magazine

Dual-slide 35K floorplan offers entertainment and sleeping versatility, plus with residential comfort When shopping for a new motorhome, It’s always best to have options. After all, there’s really no one floorplan that’s suitable for everybody’s needs. With that in mind, Fleetwood’s 2020 Bounder is available in five different floorplans, each with a wide range of…

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Safety Alarms | MotorHome Magazine

LP-gas, carbon monoxide and smoke detectors must be maintained to provide uncompromised protection Carbon monoxide (CO) exposure is the leading cause of poisoning deaths in America, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Of the 364,000 residential fires in 2016, 50.3 percent were caused by cooking accidents and 9.6 percent were the result…

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Small Class A diesel-pusher motorhomes

All motorhomes in this roundup of small Class A’s are based on the Freightliner XC chassis. Beginning with the chassis, each motorhome manufacturer selects a particular setup and builds up from there, adding what it feels are the best construction/material options for each application. These diesel-powered motorhomes measure less than 35 feet in length for…

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How to Decide if Buying an RV Lot is Right for You

You stare at the computer screen, credit card at the ready, waiting for that magic moment when the reservations window opens. But it is not tickets to “Hamilton” or backstage passes to a Rolling Stones concert that you seek. No, what you need is a warm-weather campsite, and whether it is Arizona or Florida, Texas…

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Dometic PLB40 Portable Lithium Battery

Perfect for off-grid camping, the Dometic PLB40 lithium battery was designed to run 12-volt DC appliances — specifically, Dometic’s line of CFX mobile compressor coolers. The compact 40-Ah battery can power the CFX 40W for 40 hours on a single charge, according to Dometic. An integrated LCD display shows battery capacity, charging status and output….

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Origami On the Water | MotorHome Magazine

Looking to ply the waters but don’t have the space to store a traditional kayak? Oru has launched its first tandem folding kayak, the Haven. The Haven is a 16-foot long, 30-inch-wide kayak that folds into the size of a compact 40-pound suitcase using the principles of origami, so it can be stored inside your…

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Full-Time RVing & RV Travel

In just the last few years, terms like “Tiny Living,” “Van Life” and “Digital Nomad” have swept into the public vocabulary. A quick Google search for any of these will yield millions of results and a wide range of lifestyles that trade the traditional, location-centered existence for the excitement and freedom of life on the…

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