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The Passing of Yet Another Era – In My Opinion

It is truly a sad day in the RV industry this July 1.  As I write this I am still in shock over the news of Thor acquiring Jayco.  Jayco was the shining light in the morass of manufacturers who had “sold out” to the big guns of Forest River, Thor, and others.  It was the manufacturer that I saw as holding the banner for all the independent manufacturers in the industry.  Now, we look at the landscape of the RV manufacturing industry, and I see very few sparkles left. Over the years, we have seen manufacturers (and dealers) who have shuttered their doors due to circumstances beyond their control.  Factors like the gas crisis in the ‘70’s and ‘80’s, . . . Read more

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Exploring Smith Falls State Park

Exploring Smith Falls State Park Summertime is here and in full swing. If you’re not sure how to spend your time this summer, than we suggest you check out Nebraska’s Smith Falls State Park. Tucked away, 18 miles east of Valentine, is a gorgeous cascading waterfall, making it the highest waterfall in the state. This destination offers you a perfect mix of beauty and adventure all in one place! Camping Smith Falls State Park offers great camping spots with tent camping, picnic sites, concession and pay showers. The camping site sits right along the Niobrara National Scenic River. Unfortunately there are no RV facilities available but you can still stop by the state park . . . Read more

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Exploring Smith Falls State Park

Exploring Smith Falls State Park Summertime is here and in full swing. If you’re not sure how to spend your time this summer, than we suggest you check out Nebraska’s Smith Falls State Park. Tucked away, 18 miles east of Valentine, is a gorgeous cascading waterfall, making it the highest waterfall in the state. This destination offers your perfect mix of beauty and adventure all in one place! Camping Smith Falls State Park offers great camping spots with tent camping, picnic sites, concession and pay showers. The camping site sits right along the Niobrara National Scenic River. Unfortunately there are no RV facilities available but you can still stop by the state park and explore . . . Read more

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RV’s – the Original Tiny Houses

RV’s – the Original Tiny Houses   As an RV dealer, I have seen many fads in the camping industry come and go.  Recently however a show on HGTV caught my interest showing the new tiny houses phenomenon.  I watched a few episodes, and after hearing the prices on these tiny houses, I was in amazement that someone wouldn’t be looking into a nice travel trailer or fifth wheel instead.  So I went on a quest to answer all the questions that popped up in my mind some educated, some silly.  After doing some research, I found a lot of misleading information out there.  Several sites described RV pricing being an average of $125,000.  What . . . Read more

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RV’s – the Original Tiny Houses

RV’s – the Original Tiny Houses As an RV dealer, I have seen many fads in the camping industry come and go.  Recently however a show on HGTV caught my interest showing the new tiny houses phenomenon.  I watched a few episodes, and after hearing the prices on these tiny houses, I was in amazement that someone wouldn’t be looking into a nice travel trailer or fifth wheel instead.  So I went on a quest to answer all the questions that popped up in my mind some educated, some silly.  After doing some research, I found a lot of misleading information out there.  Several sites described RV pricing being an average of $125,000.  What that tells me is . . . Read more

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Nebraska Neighbors: Wyoming

When it comes to Wyoming, there isn’t a shortage of beautiful sites to see. Wyoming is the home to many national treasures such as Yellowstone, the Grand Tetons and the wondrous town of Jackson Hole. The tenth largest state in the United States, there are plenty of underrated sites for you to see! Granite Hot Springs  Wyoming has tons of hot springs that have been around for centuries. Native Americans used to settle along the hot springs of the North Platte River. In fact, they would even camp near rival tribes in order to be near the waters they believed to have healing powers. The most popular hot springs in Wyoming are probably the Thermopolis Hot Springs. If you . . . Read more

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Nebraska Neighbors: Wyoming

When it comes to Wyoming, there isn’t a shortage of beautiful sites to see. Wyoming is the home to many national treasures such as Yellowstone, the Grand Tetons and the wondrous town of Jackson Hole. The tenth largest state in the United States, there are plenty of underrated sites for you to see! Granite Hot Springs  Wyoming has tons of hot springs that have been around for centuries. Native Americans used to settle along the hot springs of the North Platte River. In fact, they would even camp near rival tribes in order to be near the waters they believed to have healing powers. The most popular hot springs in Wyoming are probably the Thermopolis Hot Springs. If you want a more secluded . . . Read more

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More than S’mores

Forward: We recently hired a new salesperson, John Chovanec, and it turns out that he is a budding chef.  After hearing about his Sunday gourmet meals, we thought that he should author a new blog, which we are calling "More than S'mores".  Hopefully, you enjoy this as much as everyone at Apache Camper Center has.  The recipes are not the run of the mill variety - he will explore everything from breakfast to appetizers and gourmet main dishes.  All of these recipes will be adaptable to campsite living. Enjoy!!  Nancy Sothan GRILLED AND BACON WRAPPED STUFFED JALAPENO'S Chef John writes: These jalapenos make great appetizers or snacks, and go especially well . . . Read more

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