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Meet Michigan Series: Traverse City

When you’re trying to get off the beaten path there are few better states to get away from it all than Michigan. The Traverse City area is the largest producer of tart cherries in the United States. Near the time of cherry harvest, the city hosts the annual week-long National Cherry Festival in the first full week of July, attracting approximately 500,000 visitors annually. The surrounding countryside also produces grapes, and is one of the centers of wine production in the Midwest. Below you will find our recommendations for the best things to do on your travels through the city.  Brewery Ferment Located in the city’s Old Town district Ferment is an inviting, casual, neighborhood . . . Read more

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Mobile Homes for the Zombie Apocalypse

If you have an RV consider yourself ahead of the curve when the zombies arrive. With its ability to provide food, shelter and transportation a mobile home is quite possibly the safest place you could be when the world ends. Of course this will come as no surprise if you watch shows like The Walking Dead. During the entire first season and most of the second an RV served as the base of operations for the main characters and protected them from zombie hordes on numerous occasions.  Some zombie enthusiasts have gone the extra step actually built a mobile home that they believe can withstand such an event. One such vehicle was created by EcoRomer has 46 in. wheels and a diesel engine shared . . . Read more

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How To Make Money As A Full Time RVer

Ever feel like the only thing holding you back from hitting the road full time is the whole job thing? Ever wonder how people who aren’t retired can get away with living in an RV full time? Here are a few great job options that will make this dream a reality! Travel Nursing Many traveling nurses live in RVs. Travel nursing is a program that allows nurses to work out of hospitals all over the country for 3-4 months at a time. It provides a way for nurses to see the country while also finding work. As with most nursing professions, nurses work 3-4 12 hour shifts a week and have the remaining days off. Imagine living near a ski resort and playing on your off days, or living near a beach . . . Read more

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Winter Toys For Your Toyhauler

Just because there’s snow on the ground doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy it! Here in Michigan we plan to play hard in the snow. Looking for winter toys to store inside your toyhauler? Here are 5 toys that will have you wishing for snow all year long!     A&S RV How can you look at these toys and not want to give each one a test ride through some fresh powder? Don’t miss out on the fun! The first step you need to take is getting yourself a toyhauler. Come on down to A&S to check out our selection and let us help you find a toyhauler that’s for you! . . . Read more

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Auburn Hills, Michigan RV Dealer

#1 in Michigan RV Dealers Family owned and operated since 1960, A & S RV Center was founded in Rochester, Michigan, as a tiny office attached to a gas station, with a small display area and no indoor service bays. Almost fifty years later, the third generation is part of the business and the dealership has expanded to nearly 10 acres of outdoor display area with a state-of-the art indoor showroom, large service department with a dedicated reconditioning building, and a fully-stocked parts/accessories store. Thank you all very much for the wonderful service given to us. My husband drove from New Hampshire to purchase a new camper. It was the smoothest transaction. He arrived Saturday morning . . . Read more

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Survival Guide For Winter Camping in Michigan

Did you know that a human is able to survive without food for 3 weeks? Without water for 3 days? Without body heat for 3 hours? You’re capable of much more than you give yourself credit. Have you ever considered braving the Michigan weather for a camping excursion? Here’s a survival guide that will help you weather the storm in the northland. Before you begin your trip, ask yourself if you have what you need to CAMP.   Clothing to keep you warm It’s no secret that it’s frigid in Michigan during the winter months. However, winter camping has its perks: no bugs, fewer crowds, and no sleepless nights tossing and turning on a sweat-soaked sleeping bag. If you are planning . . . Read more

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Michigan Fall Activities

It’s officially fall. Which means pumpkin spice lattes, crisp air and the color change of the leaves. If you’re a Michigan native, then you know there is no better place to see the dynamic colors of the forestry lining the Michigan roads. If you truly want to experience the feeling of autumn, then here are some places to visit that will get you in the fall spirit.  Blake Farms Cider Mill  Join in the festivities at Blake Farms Cider Mill located in Armada, Michigan. During the month of September and October you can enjoy the many fall filled activities they have to offer. Have fun with the family driving out to the orchard to pick your favorite fresh fruits and vegetables . . . Read more

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2015 Annual Michigan State Fair

It's State Fair Season! The end of summer is upon us and with that comes the start of the annual Michigan State Fair! The big fair starts tomorrow and runs from September 4th to September 7th. If you haven’t made plans for Labor Day weekend yet, pack up the RV and take your family to the Michigan State Fair! There will be plenty of fun, food, music and activities throughout this three day event. If you’re looking to have some fun this weekend check out the events going on at the Michigan State Fair. Animals The Michigan state fair is definitely not lacking in the animal exhibits. For all you animal lovers out there, be sure to stop by the Equestrian Pavilion, the most popular tradition . . . Read more

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