May 27, 1990 |
It began as a joke. About a year before retirement I facetiously suggested to my wife, "Wouldn't it be a great idea to buy a motor home and tour the U.S.?" Of course, I knew my wife would ridicule this harebrained idea - after all, she always insisted on first-class accommodations, meals and service whenever we took a trip. Camping out, or its reasonable equivalent, would be the last thing she would want to try. You guessed it. She thought it was a great idea - and the very next day, enthusiastically set out to find a motor-home rental so we could try out the idea over a forthcoming three-day weekend.
October 16, 2000 |
Violating basic rules of Robbery 101, a barefoot Brookhaven man allegedly tried to steal a motor home yesterday morning while its owner was sleeping inside it. He didn't get very far. Intoxicated and seemingly confused, John McAndrew apparently had unhooked the home's water line and electrical line and had settled into the driver's seat before the startled owner confronted him. "He was on a mission," said Richard Poole, the motor home's...
January 14, 1990 |
As he winds his way through Pennsylvania's hard-coal country or the farmland of Chester County, Ted Nerlinger might look like yet another tourist in a grimy motor home. In fact, he is a man on his way to work. He just takes his office with him. Nerlinger's beige Pace Arrow is a traveling cancer treatment facility designed to make one type of specialized care more accessible to people who live outside of the state's major cities. Later this month, the motor home, which contains a $200,000 machine that zaps cancerous tumors with microwaves, will begin making regular stops at Exton Cancer Center in Oaklands Corporate Center.
June 3, 2006 |
The gas hogs are tied up in their pastures, big, bulky and content - their air conditioners humming, their gasoline-powered generators keeping the brewskies of NASCAR Nation cold. Gas crisis? Hmmm. Let's pop a beer and ruminate. All over the country, gasoline prices are at near-record levels: $2.85 a gallon, up 36 percent from last year. Are fans going to let a few hundred bucks in gasoline stop them from driving their eight-miles-per-gallon motor homes to this weekend's NASCAR races in Dover, Del.?
September 15, 1994 |
Eddie Murphy has the biggest one in Hollywood. Arnold Schwarzenegger hauls out his 52-footer whenever he's on location. Bruce Willis had his custom-built. It isn't fancy, but it does the job. We're talking the ultimate in star power here. We're talking motor homes. Visit the set of any movie shooting in New York these days and you'll see a sleek trailer with tinted windows idling on some side street. Peek inside, and you'll find your favorite actor relaxing between takes, studying his lines, perhaps, or watching his VCR. It's tough being a star on location.
July 24, 1994 |
The last time Arthur Whitman saw the white Ford motor home, it was parked with 40 other recreational vehicles at his dealership in Raynham, Mass. The $54,000 RV was stolen from Whitman's lot June 29, according to police in Raynham. That night, someone cut through a 10-foot-high chain-link and barbed-wire fence, broke into the office, stole the keys to the brand-new RV and drove away, Whitman said. Three weeks and thousands of miles later, the same RV lay mangled in a muddy ditch at the intersection of Broad Street and the Route 611 exit ramp in Doylestown after a burglary and pursuit by police.
March 26, 1994 |
Firefighters battled a blaze after an accident yesterday involving a tractor-trailer and a pickup truck pulling a motor home on Interstate 65 near Oakland, Ky. The tractor-trailer rear-ended the pickup as it was stopped in the emergency lane, officials said. No serious injuries were reported.
October 4, 1986 |
With few skills and the equivalent of a high school diploma, Harry J. Thomas of Lansdale went shopping for a job this week at a converted motor home at the Montgomery Mall. "It's a lot easier coming here," Thomas, 36, said of the motor home's convenient location. Thomas, who has been out of work for almost two years, boarded the 25-foot mobile office parked outside the John Wanamaker store and, after an hourlong interview, learned that he would be eligible for one of more than 40 job- training programs or for help in finding a job. It was a typical day aboard the mobile office of the Montgomery County Private Industry Council.
November 29, 2014 |
Two decades ago, Therese Halscheid quit her job as a teacher at Van Sciver Elementary School in Haddon Township and sold most of her belongings, uncertain about what her future had in store. Since then, she has not owned a home, and her list of possessions is short. But still, this teacher-turned-poet and national traveler considers herself to be living a successful life. "I don't really define success in monetary terms," said Halscheid, 56, a Haddonfield native. "It's becoming your highest self, whatever that is to you. " To Halscheid, who is currently bouncing from home to home in the New Hope/Lambertville area through various house-sitting jobs, her "highest self" is the one she achieved traveling around the country.
June 22, 2000 |
For those interested in a classic Harley-Davidson motorcycle, a boat, or even a motor home at a fraction of the retail price, the Bucks County district attorney's sale tomorrow and Saturday offers an array of items seized from drug dealers. A red 1961 Harley, a 1988 Ford motor home, and several boats are among the 184 items seized in the last year that will be sold to the highest bidders. This is the 18th in a series of auctions conducted by the District Attorney's Office since 1987.