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RVWest Awards logoFrom RV destinations to RV dealerships, events to attractions, this list is  a great starting point if you’re wanting ideas for future travels.

According to RVWest Magazine, Arizona, California and Nevada are perennially popular snowbirding spots, but a number of new destinations showed up on the 2015 list.

Our readers have made suggestions for choice places to point your RV in states as far north as Alaska and as far south as Georgia. Montana, Utah, Oregon, Idaho and Wyoming also make an appearance on this year’s list.

In Canada, Yukon in the north and the western provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba all attract avid RVers.”

The following private RV parks and campgrounds were singled out by the magazine’s readers:

British Columbia

  • Platinum: Radium Valley Vacation Resort in Radium Hot Springs
  • Gold: Living Forest Oceanside Campground & RV Park in Nanaimo
  • Silver: Holiday Park Resort Community in Kelowna
  • Bronze: Camperland RV Resort – Holiday Trails in Rosedale

  • Platinum: Dinosaur Trail RV Resort – Holiday Trails in Drumheller
  • Gold: Bridgeview RV Resort – Holiday Trails in Lethbridge
  • Silver: Gas City Campground in Medicine Hat
  • Bronze: Lost Lemon Campground in Crowsnest Pass

  • Platinum: Manitou & District Regional Park & Campground in Watrous
  • Gold: Prairie Oasis Tourist Complex in Moose Jaw
  • Silver: Northern Meadows Golf Club & RV Park in Goodsoil
  • Bronze: Lampland RV Resort in Saskatoon

  • Platinum: Rubber Ducky Resort & Campground in Warren
  • Gold: Traveller’s RV Resort & Campground in Winnipeg
  • Silver: Meadowlark Campground & RV Park in Brandon
  • Bronze: Green Acres Campground in Swan River

  • Platinum: Sunscape RV Resort in Casa Grande
  • Gold: Meridian RV Resort in Apache junction
  • Silver: Orangewood Shadows RV Resort in Mesa

  • Platinum: Orange Grove RV Park in Bakersfield
  • Gold: Golden Village Palms RV Resort in Hemet
  • Silver: Anaheim Resort RV Park in Anaheim
  • Bronze: Rio Bend RV & Golf Resort in El Centro

  • Platinum: Nevada Treasure RV Resort in Pahrump
  • Gold: The Las Vegas KOA at Sam’s Town in Henderson

  • Platinum: Rocky Mountain “Hi” RV Park in Kalispell, Mont.
    Gold: Hailstone Campground in Heber City, Utah
  • Silver: Chicken Gold Camp & Outpost in Chicken, Alaska
  • Bronze: Seven Feathers RV Resort/Casino in Canyonville, Ore.

For the full list of award winners and for a link to previous award winners, click here.

Pay Poor Tax ImageSnowbirds who call Nevada their home away from home could soon be paying more for the privilege of temporarily residing in the Silver State if proponents of Assembly Bill 405 have their way.

Currently, any individual 10 years of age or older who resides in Nevada for a period of 31 or more consecutive days is required to obtain a “seasonal” identification card, although it’s doubtful that most snowbirds are even aware of that requirement.

The current cost of the seasonal ID is $12, or $7 for seniors. If AB405 should become law, the price of that card will increase to $17 for everybody. Seasonal ID cards are valid for a period of four years.

Should AB405 become law snowbirds would be required to affix a seasonal decal to any vehicle not registered in the state of Nevada. As currently proposed, the cost for the decal will be $18, and it will have to be renewed every year.

For snowbirds driving a Class A motor coach and towing a passenger vehicle, the cost of visiting Nevada for an extended period of time increases $41, to a total of $53. That’s money those visitors presumably could have spent buying fuel, eating at restaurants and gambling in the state’s casinos.

AB405 was sponsored by Assemblyman Richard Carrillo, a Democrat who represents a portion of Clark County and is chair of that chamber’s Transportation Committee. One of the affiliations Carrillo lists on his webpage is the Alliance for Retired Americans.

The Nevada Assembly voted 40-1 Tuesday to forward the bill to the Senate for its consideration. The Legislature’s last scheduled day of business is June 3.

“Assembly Bill 405 reminds me of the issue with the RVers and dry camping back in 2006,” said Connie Davis, executive director of the Laughlin Chamber of Commerce. “The economic impact that issue caused was tremendous, due to the fact that the RVers went national with the message that Laughlin doesn’t like RVs. To this day, we still haven’t recovered.

“Snowbirds and RVers bring in tourism dollars to Laughlin and the whole Tri-state area,” continued Davis. “The perceived benefits from AB405 won’t outweigh the negative effects. Those folks will go spend their money elsewhere.”

Story Source: Mohave Valley Daily News


CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. — Each fall, Winnebagos, Airstreams and other recreational vehicles fill up the gravel lots across the highway from the distribution center in Campbellsville Kentucky.

The RVs are owned by “workampers,” many of them retirees, drawn to Amazon’s Campbellsville operation by the opportunity to work long hours filling customer orders through the peak holiday season.

Though a few said they needed the paycheck to meet their expenses, others said they show up as much for the camaraderie and discipline that comes from working in the warehouse.

The program started small here several years ago, and rapidly expanded as Amazon promoted it on websites catering to “workampers.” Work campers also were recruited at Amazon distribution centers in Kansas and Nevada.

The company pay starts at about $10 an hour, plus campground fees.

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