RVers Are Encouraged To Follow Campground Etiquette
As the threat from COVID-19 lessens, throngs of RVers are expected to fill campgrounds in national parks and elsewhere. That means it will be more important than ever to respect other campers’ rights. Rene Agredano tackled that subject in an April 19, 2020, article — “RV Etiquette Basics In A Post-Pandemic World” — published online by National Parks Traveler. Following are some highlights. To read the complete article, visit https://bit.ly/2VzNMlP.
*Avoid parking right next to other campers if additional spots are available.
*Obey posted campground speed limits.
*Teach kids boundaries by explaining that each person’s campsite is their own “house” and that cutting through yards is not allowed.
*Pick up pet waste and use a nonretractable, flat leash on walks.
*Reduce noise around your campsite by wearing wireless headphones when listening to music or watching movies outside, especially at night; turn off your generator when your batteries are fully charged; keep voices low during nighttime parties; and end a party when evening quiet hours begin.
*After dark, check how your RV lighting impacts your neighbors. If your patio lights reflect off of their campsites, turn them off. Turn off your porch light when quiet hours begin.
*At the dump station, wear gloves, don’t take any longer than you need to, and avoid leaving a mess. Spray down the dump station hose connection basin with water.
*If you build a campfire, keep a close watch on it, and when you’re done, drown it with enough water to snuff out smoke that could blow into your neighbor’s site.
Trash Removal Is Focus Of Pick Up America Program
Pick Up America has entered its second year. The program, which Thor Industries launched in May 2019 in partnership with Kampgrounds of America, encourages people to clean up trash from public lands.
“During these uncertain times, getting outside can provide a necessary escape from everyday anxieties and a way to reconnect with our vast natural surroundings,” said Bob Martin, president and CEO of Thor Industries. “We surpassed our 2019 Pick Up America pledge goal by more than 450 percent and are looking to continue this positive trend. Our hope is to make a long-lasting difference to preserve our beautiful, natural landscape.”
The program began last year with a goal of 50 tons of trash pledged to be picked up. Since then, people have pledged to pick up about 234 tons of trash.
Airstream Introduces Portable Park Series
With many people sheltering in place during the COVID-19 outbreak, Airstream Inc. launched Portable Park, a program that offers views of spectacular scenery and landscapes from public lands in the United States. The series includes immersive high-definition footage shot by the Academy Award-nominated filmmaking team MacGillivray Freeman.
The first installment debuted on April 22 and focuses on Yellowstone National Park. In addition to video shot there, the program includes a guide to the park’s campgrounds and original writing that celebrates the park. A second episode on the Grand Canyon was released in May.
Portable Park can be viewed for free at www.airstream.com/portablepark, and site visitors can stream the HD video to their devices.
Lance Camper Launches Podcast And Web Page
Lancaster, California-based Lance Camper has introduced a podcast titled “Live. Lance. Life.”
The audio is recorded, produced, and hosted by the Lance marketing team and includes guests such as suppliers, Lance owners, dealers, Lance employees, and other RV and outdoor enthusiasts. Topics will range from technical RV knowledge and information about the Lance manufacturing process to stories of Lance owners on the road.
A new web page on Lance’s website has been devoted to the project: www.lancecamper.com/podcast/. The podcast launched with five episodes, including one recorded with Janine Pettit of GirlCamper.com.