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Oregon RV Resort Adds Deluxe Yurts
APRIL 6, 2019
Loon Lake Lodge and RV Resort in Reedsport, Ore., just a few miles from the Oregon Coast, has added four deluxe yurts.
The deluxe yurts are located in the upper-forested area of the resort, near the lodge. The heavy canvas circular exterior provides the atmosphere of a tent, yet the interior is furnished with a trundle bed plus bunk beds to accommodate up to four people. The yurts have air conditioners and heaters, a counter top refrigerator, microwave, coffee pot and bed linens.
The two-mile-long lake is surrounded by mountains with Douglas Fir trees that protect the recreation lake from the winds often blowing on the Oregon Coast.
At the on-site Loon Lake Marina and Water Sports, resort guests can rent Sea-Doos and ski boats to traverse the lake with speed and skill, or a canoe, kayak, stand-up paddleboard or pontoon boat for a more mellow lake trip, including a journey along the lake’s feeder creek.
In addition to the deluxe yurts, locations near the lake have yurts that accommodate two in a queen-size bed. The resort also offers cabins and cottages, some with full kitchens, RV sites, plus motel rooms.
The 40-mile long ocean dunes, reaching up to 500 feet, offer opportunities for ATV riders, sandboarders and tour rides in sand dune buggies. The Winchester Bay Lighthouse and Reedsport Discovery Center are points of interest and numerous hiking trails explore the Umpqua River and lakes along the coast.
Story courtesy of RV Pro Magazine Staff
Black Book Sees Truck Prices Decline
by: RV PRO Staff
A Black Book Market Insights report showed that truck segments are experiencing a steeper decline in value than cars. Out of all truck segments, the compact luxury crossover/SUV group saw the highest depreciation, dropping in value by minus 1.52 percent on the week.
“Demand has slowed over the holidays as expected and trucks have taken on their steepest decline of the year,” said Anil Goyal, senior VP of automotive valuation and analytics.
Here’s what Black Book had to show by the numbers:
Volume-weighted, overall car segment values decreased by 0.41 percent last week, lower than the average weekly decrease of 0.61 percent in values over the previous four weeks.
The full-size, near-luxury and luxury segments received the highest weekly depreciation rates at 0.61 percent to 0.65 percent.
Volume-weighted, overall truck segment (including pickups, SUVs, and vans) values decreased by 0.68 percent last week, highest weekly depreciation rate this year.
The compact luxury crossover/SUV segment decreased in value at the highest rate among all the truck segments. Five segments, nearly seven, decline more than one percentage point.
RV Health Offers Virtual Clinic to Industry
by: RV PRO Staff
RV Health is a telehealth program for RVers on the road meant to act as a primary care physician.
Monthly plans start as low as $24 per month for the entire family. This program allows users to access a team of medical professionals through a virtual clinic.
RV Health also can serve as a primary care physician through phone or video consultations. While RV Health is not an insurance plan, it provides network access to health care solutions including prescriptions, vision care, dental, hearing, labs and patient advocacy.
In addition, RV Heath gives users remote access to a specialist and specialist referrals, and can connect them with on-call doctors 24/7 in every state, with no limitation on usage and no additional consultation fees for speaking with a primary care or internal medicine physician.
“I was looking for options being self-employed and also a full-time RVer,” said RV Health subscriber Jonathan Hodges. “What is available for us just wasn’t fully meeting the need, but this gives my family more peace of mind knowing a doctor is just a phone call away regardless of our location.”
RV Health is also available as an employee benefit for employers within the RV industry.
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KING QUEST PRO™ PREMIUM SATELLITE ANTENNA - (VQ4800)
You’ll never have to be without TV again. With the introduction of the next level satellite antenna technology, your antenna choice for satellite TV is clear. The reengineered KING Quest Pro™ fully automated premium satellite TV antenna gives you the freedom to take your favorite DIRECTV® SD programming with you on the road, to the great outdoors, or anywhere you go in the continental U.S. (does not provide service while moving). Ideal for RVers, sporting and outdoor enthusiasts, tailgaters, long haul truckers or anyone with an active mobile lifestyle, the KING Quest Pro is highly portable, easy-to-use, and includes our ultramodern new clear cover – an industry first. It’s simply better, by design. KING Quest Pro works for DIRECTV SD programming. SWM adapter required for SWM-only receivers.
Premium Automatic Satellite Antenna
Now you can watch TV like a pro with the NEW KING Quest Pro™. Introducing the state-of-the-art redesigned KING Quest Pro™ with the first ever ultramodern clear cover. It’s simply better, by design. Take your DIRECTV® satellite TV service anywhere in the continental U.S. with the KING Quest Pro premium satellite TV antenna. Portable or roof-mount ready, this small, easy to use, fully-automatic antenna gives you the freedom to take your favorite DIRECTV programming with you on the road, to the great outdoors, or anywhere in between (does not provide service while moving). KING Quest Pro is fully automatic and works right out of the box with a compatible DIRECTV receiver for SD programming. The KING Quest Pro supports multiple TV viewing, so you can stay current on more than one show or live event. SWM adapter required for SWM-only receivers. Ideal for RVers, truckers, campers, outdoorsmen, tailgaters and all mobile adventurers looking for live satellite TV. TV Like Home Wherever You Roam™.
The Future of Satellite Antenna Technology
Get tuned in, in no time with the KING Quest Pro™, the clear antenna choice for satellite TV. KING’s newly redesigned, enclosed-style, fully automated premium satellite TV antenna offers improved antenna design and a clear dome to boost signal strength. It’s ideal for RVers, sporting and outdoor enthusiasts, tailgaters, long haul truckers or anyone with an active mobile lifestyle. Portable and lightweight, it can sit on the ground or on an optional tripod, or it can be permanently mounted to the roof of your RV, trailer or truck. The Quest Pro allows you to take your DIRECTV® satellite TV service with you anywhere in the continental U.S., so don’t leave the world behind on your next adventure.
Reinventing the Satellite Industry through Simple, Creative Design
At KING, we’re always looking for ways to serve our customers better. With the KING Quest Pro™, we are introducing an enhanced industrial design and our new ultramodern, clear cover – an industry first. You have to see it to believe it. You’ll love the sleek new look and enjoy the improved signal that comes with this redesign. Trees blocking your line of sight to the satellite? Quest Pro lets you know. The clear cover allows you to see exactly where your dish is pointing to simplify troubleshooting and ensure you’re receiving the best signal.
Simple, Lightweight, and Versatile
The KING Quest Pro™ uses next level satellite antenna technology to bring you crystal clear, live TV in just minutes. The fully automatic, auto-aiming feature will connect to the DIRECTV® satellite and take all the guesswork of getting started. Weighing only eight pounds, the KING Quest Pro is compact and the built-in carrying handle makes it easy to transport. For a more permanent or semi-permanent set up, you also have the option of easily mounting the antenna to the roof of your RV (no additional mounting brackets required). With the addition of the Universal Controller for KING Quest (UC1000 – sold separately), you can quickly change between DIRECTV, DISH® and Bell™ (Canada) services – if you have a compatible receiver. It’s never been easier to stay connected and get digital satellite TV service anywhere you go.
Who is it for? What does it do?
The KING Quest Pro™ is a fully automatic premium portable or roof-mountable satellite TV antenna for DIRECTV® SD programming. Ideal for RVers, sporting and outdoor enthusiasts, tailgaters, long haul truckers or anyone with an active mobile lifestyle, the KING Quest Pro is highly portable and easy-to-use. Those looking for a more permanent or semi-permanent set up can easily mount the antenna to the roof of their RV. Portable and compact (weighing in at only 8 lbs.), KING Quest Pro offers a fast, effortless and reliable connection to your favorite SD channels from DIRECTV.
You’ll never have to miss the big game, breaking news reports, or your favorite show while out and about. Like all of KING’s mobile satellite TV antennas, the KING Quest Pro™ is great for camping, RVing, hunting, fishing, or at your backyard barbeque, second home, cabin, or ice fishing house.
How It Works:
The KING Quest Pro™ connects to a DIRECTV® receiver using coax cable and in-line power injector for easy set-up with your compatible DIRECTV receiver. Within minutes of powering, the KING Quest Pro premium satellite TV antenna, it will automatically locate DIRECTV satellite signal and you will be able to watch crystal clear TV. The KING Quest Pro is powered over the coax using a small in-line power injector. You will need a power inverter, portable generator, power pack, or other 110-volt AC power source for the DIRECTV receiver, power injector and TV. System does not receive DIRECTV HD programming and is not compatible with Ka-band satellites. SWM adapter required for SWM-only receivers. A Universal Controller for KING Quest Pro (UC1000) is available to allow you to switch between select DIRECTV, DISH® and Bell™ TV (Canada) receivers.
WFCO’s 1000 watt WF-5110R inverter delivers outstanding performance for multiple, lower power appliances. Featuring automatically resettable Reverse Polarity protection, the WF-5110R
is protected from permanent damage should a battery be connected backwards. Once the battery connections are corrected, the unit will operate normally. The WF-5110R also has an exclusive internal transfer system which automatically allows the AC input to bypass the inverter when the inverter is connected to an AC power source.
Additionally, the WF-5110R provides high-efficiency power at full-load conditions with safeguards that include overload protection, over-temperature protection, and short-circuit protection. The cooling fan enhances efficiency as its operation is controlled by the amount of load incurred by the inverter. FCC Class B compliance, which means that the inverter is designed not to cause interference with televisions, radios, or other signals.
The GARMIN, RV-BBT601
SUPERIOR NAVIGATION - ADDED SAFETY
The Infotainment HUB is designed to deliver RV-specific information and entertainment, all in an innovative form factor.
NORTH AMERICA (RV-BBT601) – AM/FM / Bluetooth / USB x 1 / AUX x 1 / iPod / iPhone / MTP / SiriusXM Ready - Requires optional SiriusXM connect vehicle tuner
With features including:
PORTABLE TABLET REMOTE - The Infotainment HUB is designed with a removable tablet remote front face that enables owners the freedom to access and navigate their entertainment from around the vehicle.
WI-FI CONNECTIVITY - Allows for the full FUSION-Link experience and provides a gateway for internet connectivity enabling web browsing, emails and other internet based applications on the Android platform.
DRIVING MODE - An intuitive driving mode home screen is triggered when the tablet remote is docked, making it safe and simple to access important functions. Navigation, reversing camera, Bluetooth hands free calling and music are available in driving mode.
HANDS FREE - If a phone call comes in, the built-in hands-free calling function allows the user to stay focused while the integrated microphone and connected speakers make conversation flawless.
FUSION-LINK - Equipped with FUSION-Link, the Infotainment HUB gives you full control of your entertainment experience right from your fingertips. Independently control the audio in up to four different audio zones of your vehicle with Multi-Zone control. Zone naming is available for convenience and ease of use.
NAVIGATION - Superior RV-specific navigation by GARMIN delivers your customers the confidence and freedom to sit back and enjoy the open road. With customized RV routing, directories of RV parks, RV services, route warnings, elevation profiles and hands-free features the Infotainment HUB is the solution you have been waiting for.
Loon Lake, Reedsport, Oregon