Check out these highlights of RV-related news, events and video from this past week.
1. Carbon Monoxide Reminder: Mark Polk reminds us about the dangers of carbon monoxide gas. Whether in your home or your RV, when you fire up the furnace and bring out the portable heaters to help stay warm, there is the threat of carbon monoxide poisoning. Carbon monoxide gas is invisible, odorless, and deadly! Take a moment to review Mark’s cautionary tips, and don’t forget to change the batteries in your carbon monoxide detector!
2. DVDs: ‘On the Road With Charles Kuralt: Set 1’: The Los Angeles Times reviews a new DVD set of the classic CBS TV series “On the Road with Charles Kuralt,” in which CBS reporter Kuralt set off in an RV to nowhere in particular “to see what was happening there.” He went off-the-beaten-path to find everyday people from all walks of life, which makes the show endlessly watchable even 40 years later.
3. U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood Announces America’s Byways ® Designations for 2009: If you’re looking for fresh scenic roads to travel during your RV adventures, check the list of 42 roads newly designated to the America’s Byways collection. These stretches of highway are found in Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, Washington and West Virginia.