Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: HeraldMail HomeCollectionsMotor Home
IN THE NEWS

Motor Home

FEATURED ARTICLES
NEWS
by JEFF JOHNSTON/Motor Matters | September 2, 2005
Motor-home owners appreciate a comfortable driving experience. After all, that's part of the reason someone choose a motor home, isn't it? Enjoying the ride, and getting there in comfort, is part of the fun of recreational vehicle travel. Workhorse Custom Chassis is a popular manufacturer of Class A motor-home chassis. The company has sold a variety of chassis models for many years and is well known to the motor-homing public for its practical, well-engineered products. Workhorse has recently introduced two new products that could dramatically improve the ride and performance of its gas-powered chassis models.
NEWS
June 27, 2011
Motor home fire caused by refrigerator unit WILLIAMSPORT — A fire occurred in a motor home Saturday at 16214 Lappans Road, according to the Maryland State Fire Marshal’s office. The 12:28 p.m. fire in the 2003 Kountry Star motor home was caused by a failure in a refrigerator unit, according to the fire marshal’s office. The owner/occupant of the home was Gordon Hensely, the fire marshal’s office said. The fire marshal’s office said 32 firefighters were able to bring the fire under control in 10 minutes.
NEWS
January 25, 1998
Pa. arsons under investigation ST. THOMAS, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police in Chambersburg are investigating three arson fires that destroyed a truck and motor home and damaged a labor camp early Saturday morning in St. Thomas Township. An International box truck, parked at Armstrong Cabinet Co., 9500 Lincoln Way West, was set on fire at about 12:11 a.m., police said. The truck was destroyed. A second fire was discovered at a labor camp building at the Gerald D. Edwards Orchard on Campbell Run Road.
NEWS
June 29, 2008
Engine fire spreads, damaging motor home and garage KEEDYSVILLE - A Friday afternoon fire that started in a vehicle's engine compartment caused $50,000 in damage to the vehicle, a motor home and the exterior of a garage, according to a press release from the Maryland State Fire Marshal's office. The fire at 19336 Dogstreet Road started in a 2002 Ford Escape owned by Shandra Love, Deputy State Fire Marshal Jamie D. Rodeheaver said. The fire damaged a motor home and the exterior of a garage owned by Russell Love, Rodeheaver said.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | September 1, 2009
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. -- A 27-year-old Jefferson County man who police accused of seting his brother's motor home on fire was in Eastern Regional Jail Monday night on a charge of first-degree arson. Ricky Farren French Jr., of 19 Flowing Acres Road, was arrested by Jefferson County Sheriff's Deputy Scott Demory within minutes after police arrived at 205 Gray Rock Road to investigate the fire late Monday morning, the deputy said. At least one witness told police they saw French set the fire in a mobile home park off Flowing Springs Road, Demory said.
NEWS
April 10, 2002
Man killedin W.Va. wreck INWOOD, W.Va. - A man was killed Tuesday night when the Ford LTD he was driving crossed the center line on W.Va. 51 east of Inwood and struck another car head-on, police said. The man's name was not available because next of kin had not been notified. police said this morning. The man was heading east on W.Va. 51 at about 7 p.m. when the LTD crossed the center line and hit another car at the crest of a hill where Heritage Free Will Baptist Church is located, Sgt. Scott Richmond of the Berkeley County Sheriff's Department said.
NEWS
January 29, 1998
By LISA GRAYBEAL Staff Writer, Chambersburg CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Three people were in Franklin County Prison Thursday on charges stemming from a string of arsons dating back to September, according to Pennsylvania State Police. Two 19-year-old Chambersburg men and an 18-year-old St. Thomas, Pa., woman face charges of arson, burglary, theft and criminal mischief for several incidents. The fires from which the charges stem include a Sept. 24, 1997, blaze that destroyed a storage building in Mercersburg, Pa., and a Jan. 12 fire that destroyed a building at Williamson Scuba Club, said Pennsylvania State Police Fire Marshal Skip Sydnor.
NEWS
by KAREN HANNA | November 14, 2005
karenh@herald-mail.com WILLIAMSPORT - Unless it affects their cable reception, the campers who flooded Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park this weekend rarely have a reason to check the weather. Warm temperatures bathed the area as members of the Maryland Recreational Vehicles Dealers' Association enjoyed their homes away from home. About 330 people, including the families of employees of about seven recreational-vehicle dealerships, turned out to celebrate the industry over the weekend, association president Kelly Shanholtzer said Sunday, the final day of the three-day event.
NEWS
By JANET HEIM | janeth@herald-mail.com | November 18, 2012
Basil Harne estimates he's ridden more than 300,000 miles since he started riding motorcycles as a teenager. At age 85, Harne rides his 2002 Harley-Davidson Ultra Classic daily, except in rain, snow and ice. “I rode a motorcycle most of my life,” Harne said. While he prefers to ride in temperatures above 20 degrees, Harne has a windproof suit that he wears to block the cold and wind. He and his wife, Lucille,celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary Sept. 3, followed by his 85th birthday on Sept.
ARTICLES BY DATE
OBITUARIES
July 23, 2013
H. Gene Hoover, 77, of Boonsboro, Md., passed away Sunday, July 21, 2013, at 6 a.m. at Virginia Beach General Hospital in Virginia Beach, Va., while vacationing with his family. Born Oct. 21, 1935, in Nova, Pa., he was the son of the late Wilbur and Viola R. Bowers Hoover. He was a 1953 graduate of James Buchanan High School.         He recently retired from Hoover Fork-lift Sales, an equipment business he founded with his son, for 35 years.    He was a member of Boonsboro Bible Church in Boonsboro.
Advertisement
NEWS
By JANET HEIM | janeth@herald-mail.com | November 18, 2012
Basil Harne estimates he's ridden more than 300,000 miles since he started riding motorcycles as a teenager. At age 85, Harne rides his 2002 Harley-Davidson Ultra Classic daily, except in rain, snow and ice. “I rode a motorcycle most of my life,” Harne said. While he prefers to ride in temperatures above 20 degrees, Harne has a windproof suit that he wears to block the cold and wind. He and his wife, Lucille,celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary Sept. 3, followed by his 85th birthday on Sept.
OBITUARIES
December 3, 2011
Merle Luther Houpt, 84, of Hagerstown, died Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011, at his home surrounded by his loving family. Born Dec. 27, 1926, in Boonsboro, he was the son of the late Harvey Edgar and Esta May (McCauley) Houpt. He was a graduate of Boonsboro High School. Merle was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a member of Beaver Creek Christian Church and also attended Hancock United Methodist Church. Merle loved flying airplanes, music, traveling in a motor home with his family, as well as fishing and hunting.
NEWS
June 27, 2011
Motor home fire caused by refrigerator unit WILLIAMSPORT — A fire occurred in a motor home Saturday at 16214 Lappans Road, according to the Maryland State Fire Marshal’s office. The 12:28 p.m. fire in the 2003 Kountry Star motor home was caused by a failure in a refrigerator unit, according to the fire marshal’s office. The owner/occupant of the home was Gordon Hensely, the fire marshal’s office said. The fire marshal’s office said 32 firefighters were able to bring the fire under control in 10 minutes.
NEWS
By MARLO BARNHART | December 19, 2009
Editor's note: Each Sunday, The Herald-Mail publishes "A Life Remembered. " This continuing series takes a look back -- through the eyes of family, friends, co-workers and others -- at a member of the community who died recently. Today's "A Life Remembered" is about Harold Eugene Corderman, who died Dec. 4 at the age of 64. His obituary was published in The Herald-Mail on Dec. 6. When Linda Vaverchak went on a blind date with Harold Corderman in 1969, she found herself riding with him to Martinsburg, W.Va.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | September 1, 2009
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. -- A 27-year-old Jefferson County man who police accused of seting his brother's motor home on fire was in Eastern Regional Jail Monday night on a charge of first-degree arson. Ricky Farren French Jr., of 19 Flowing Acres Road, was arrested by Jefferson County Sheriff's Deputy Scott Demory within minutes after police arrived at 205 Gray Rock Road to investigate the fire late Monday morning, the deputy said. At least one witness told police they saw French set the fire in a mobile home park off Flowing Springs Road, Demory said.
NEWS
February 13, 2009
Hybrid vehicles are all the rage today. A shopper can find almost any kind of personal motor vehicle in hybrid form, ranging from ultra-small economy cars to full-size SUVs and pickups. Those modest-sized hybrids, relatively speaking, could well be joined by some significantly larger cousins: Class A motor homes. Winnebago and Fleetwood are now showing concept-vehicle hybrid Class A motor homes - and these concepts present some exciting new possibilities for RVers. Both the Winnebago Adventurer (www.
NEWS
By NICK RUSSELL, Williamsport | October 3, 2008
Vacation horrors? How about three in four years? Three years ago, a dump truck ran into my house, making a huge mess requiring extensive cleanup and rebuilding. After three months of dealing with the chaos, along with the insurance claims, it was with great relief that I departed for a much-needed vacation to Sturgis, S.D. Friends joined me as we packed up and left on our journey west. Motorcycles were strapped to the floor of the large trailer being pulled by a super-duty truck, and other pickups loaded with friends and gear followed.
NEWS
June 29, 2008
Engine fire spreads, damaging motor home and garage KEEDYSVILLE - A Friday afternoon fire that started in a vehicle's engine compartment caused $50,000 in damage to the vehicle, a motor home and the exterior of a garage, according to a press release from the Maryland State Fire Marshal's office. The fire at 19336 Dogstreet Road started in a 2002 Ford Escape owned by Shandra Love, Deputy State Fire Marshal Jamie D. Rodeheaver said. The fire damaged a motor home and the exterior of a garage owned by Russell Love, Rodeheaver said.
The Herald-Mail Articles
|