Here’s what you should consider when shopping for an RV
With summer coming up, we are rolling into road trip season, and one way to hit the road in both comfort and style is in an RV. But what should you look for when shopping for a camper? We spoke to Matt Kosmowski, one of the experts at General RV, to get his advice.
Beulah man burned while helping wife, dog escape camper explosion in Benzie County
BEULAH, Mich. A 67-year-old man suffered from second- and third-degree burns after his camper trailer exploded at the Veterans Memorial State Forest Campground on Friday morning. The man reportedly held up the roof so that his wife, 60, and dog could escape from the camper. A camper trailer exploded at a campground in Beulah, Michigan on July 31 after a man attempted to ignite the stove. A camper trailer exploded at a campground in Beulah, Michigan on July 31 after a man attempted to ignite the stove. (Michigan State Police)The Michigan State Police Fire Marshall was called to investigate the cause of the fire, officials said.
How RV, camper sales are skyrocketing in Michigan
MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. – Rental and sales teams for RVs and campers say they’ve never been busier than this year. We visited General RV in Mount Clemens to learn why and how they’re dealing with the boost in demand. Interest in campers and RVs has jumped about 300 percent this year due to the pandemic. “My advice is call early,” said John Demick, of General RV. “If you want to do it next year, you want to do it in July, call me in January.”
Macomb boys wish for camper granted through Make-A-Wish Foundation
MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. Friday was a very big day for Christopher Lutzenkirchen, and it was easy to tell by how excited he was. I got my camper, Christopher said. I like the bon fire, and we can roast marshmallows.The family plans to use the new camper right away: this weekend. Make-A-Wish has had to postpone large gathering wishes as well as travel wishes. It does have a fundraising opportunity coming up, and you can help make wishes like Christophers come true.
Ann Arbor YMCA announces virtual, in-person summer programs
ANN ARBOR While the Ann Arbor YMCA has had to reimagine its 2020 summer camp season due to the ongoing health crisis, it has announced it will be offering virtual and in-person programming this season. In-person camps will take place at locations in Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti and Pinckney. According to the Y, registration for in-person programming is limited to essential workers. The camp location will be moved to the Ann Arbor YMCA from Aug. 24-28. Campers can take part in optional virtual programming guided by YMCA Day Camp staff.
One of Michigan’s first coronavirus (COVID-19) patients shares survival story
LIVONIA, Mich. – One of Michigan’s first coronavirus (COVID-19) patients was diagnosed more than a month ago. He had a double lung transplant and wasn’t sure he’d survive coronavirus. Dewyse had received bad medical news before, but after his double lung transplant the coronavirus was a devastating diagnosis. “All I could think is, ‘This is it.’ You know, I got lucky and I was blessed with my lung transplant,” he said. More: Michigan COVID-19 data
16 years since Blackout: Metro Detroiters recall moment power went out
It's been 16 years since a major power outage put 50 million people from Detroit to New York in the dark. More: 16 years ago: Blackout hits Metro Detroit, Northeast putting 50 million in darkEveryone who experienced the blackout remembers where they were when the lights went out. Power went back on, barely ever saw them again. Power went out with the nozzle in his hand. Some people were in laborJenny Knapp: My daughter entered this world at the exact time the lights went out.