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>Bill and Karen Campbell have lived in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough since 1957, and although he could be the trusted watchdog in any neighborhood, he and his wife, Karen, don’t live in a subdivision.

They make their home in a 35-foot, fifth-wheel RV in Big Bear RV Park near the Trunk Road exit on the Parks Highway.

The Campbells are one of a growing number of full time Rving families who’ve adapted to life on the road. It’s a trend many Mat-Su RV parks, often family-owned small businesses, bank on to make it through the year. But recent, special attention paid by borough officials to a phrase in Mat-Su Borough law may mean full-time RV residents will be looking outside the Valley for a space to call home.

Buried in the Mat-Su Borough code on mobile home parks is a definition of RV parks as “camper parks in which travel trailers are permitted for temporary occupancy of less than 30 days.” Full Story…

>Louise and John Hay don’t spend Christmas with their grown children and grandchildren anymore, a fact that irritates their daughter, Kathy, in Maryland.

“They worry about us,” said the retired couple, who’ve spent Christmas in New Braunfels, Texas every year since they became full-time RV’ers 10 years ago. Full Story…

>RV park activities make residents feel welcome, keep busy.

For many RV park residents whose lives are in the park, activity directors are their lifeline to society.

Special events include craft shows, health fairs, blood donation drives and holiday activities. Full Story…

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