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Shop Black Saturday at Bish’s RV in Idaho Falls or Twin Falls

Why shop Black Friday (or even Black Thursday) when you can save even more on Black Saturday!!

Come to Bish’s RV in Idaho Falls or in Twin Falls on Saturday, November 24th from 7 a.m. to Noon for our Annual Black Saturday Sale.

Doorbusters are from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Doorbuster Deals: Get a Yamaha 2000 Watt Generator for only $849.00 (regularly $1,123.00). Doorbusters vary by store. See our Parts and Accessories Deals for each store at the bottom of this post. Also, save on all Traeger Smokers. Purchase a Traeger and receive a free cover and 2 bags of pellets.

If you’re not sure what your avid camper would want this Christmas, purchase a Bish’s RV Gift Certificate. All Gift Certificates are 10% Off face value!

What about buying a gift the whole family can enjoy? Why buy small gifts when you buy lasting memories. Purchase a new or used RV to put under your tree this year! Our entire inventory at both locations is on sale with no payments until 2013 on your approved credit. See our RV Deals for each store at the bottom of this post.

Free Door Prizes start at 7 a.m. while supplies last.

See our Black Saturday Flyer before Thanksgiving!
IDAHO FALLS Black Saturday Deals:
Click Here to see Parts & Accessory Deals
Click Here to see RV Deals
**Give the pages a few minutes to upload! This flyer will be in the Post Register on Thanksgiving morning.

TWIN FALLS Black Saturday Deals:
Click Here to see Parts & Accessory Deals
Click Here to see RV Deals
**Give the pages a few minutes to upload! This flyer will be in the Times-News & Elko Daily Free Press on Thanksgiving morning.

It’s all happening at Bish’s RV this Thanksgiving! Come to our Annual Black Saturday Sales Event on Saturday, November 24th from 7 a.m. to Noon at Bish’s RV in Idaho Falls and Twin Falls!

IDAHO FALLS VIDEO: Black Saturday sales commercial

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TWIN FALLS VIDEO: Black Saturday sales commercial

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Christmas in the Nighttime Sky 2012 – A Toys for Tots Toy Drive

The Second Annual Christmas in the Nighttime Sky, a local Marine Corp Toys for Tots toy drive, is on Saturday, November 24, 2012 (Saturday after Thanksgiving) at Bish’s RV in Idaho Falls. Festivities start at 4:30 p.m. with a free chili potato dinner and scones, a visit from Santa Claus, hay rides, and carolers. An Intimate Christmas Firework Display starts at 6 p.m. with music playing on Arrow 107.1 FM.

Admission is the donation of a new, unwrapped toy. The toys that are collected that night will be distributed to kids from St. Anthony to Firth for Christmas. Our goal is to collect 700 toys. The Marine Corp Toys for Tots wants to remind people to also bring toys for the older kids (ages 8 to 13). We’ll also be collecting money to donate to the organization as well.

Do you know a child or children who might not get a Christmas this year?
Click Here to fill out a Marine Corp Toys for Tots application electronically.

VIDEO: Christmas in the Nighttime Sky 2012

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Christmas in the Nighttime Sky is sponsored by: A-Core, Bish’s RV, Chester’s Grand Teton Harley Davidson, Eagle Eye Produce, Lantis Fireworks and Lasers, Local News 8, Sand Hill Media (Arrow 107.1 FM, KUPI 99, My FM 100.7, Gen X, ESPN & La Super Caliente), and Wendy’s.

A Special Thank You to: A-1 Rentals, AdFire Creative, Blitz Custom Apparel, C&L Printing, Idaho Traffic Safey, Landmark Signs and Signature Party Rentals.

Christmas in the Nighttime Sky
Saturday, November 24, 2012
4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Bish’s RV in Idaho Falls
(3911 N. 5th E. – Corner of Highway 20 & Lewisville Highway)
Click Here to view the Christmas in the Nighttime Sky webpage

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Trick-or-Treat on Bish’s Street

It’s Back! Come celebrate Halloween with us at one of our Trick-or-Treat on Bish’s Street events! Our trick-or-treating events are all free and are family friendly. So dress up your little ghoul or goblin and come down on Halloween to grab some treats.

Pocatello’s Trick-or-Treat on Bish’s Street is sponsored by: Bish’s RV Super Center, Outer Limits Fun Zone, 94.9 The Rock, Star 98.5, River Country 96.1 & 102.1 and KID AM

Twin Falls’ Trick-or-Treat on Bish’s Street is sponsored by: Bish’s RV Super Center, K-Mart and Grocery Outlet, KEZJ 95.7, The Snake 98.3, Kool 96.5 and KLIX AM 1310

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Fun Ways To Get Around Your Campground

Getting around your campground or RV park might be a task. Taking leisurely strolls is always an option, but if you don’t want to walk, there are other fun ways of transportation. These transportation’s can be motorized or require your own physical power.

These means of transportation can be useful to visit other campers in the park nearby or just a basic activity that you and your family members might enjoy.

      Non-Motorized Transportation:

Bikes

Scooters

Skateboards

Roller Skates & Blades

Your Feet

Strollers & Wagons for kids.

      Motorized Transportation:

Golf Carts

UTVs

ATVs

Mobility Scooters

Electric Skateboards

Electric Bikes

Segway

Cruzin’ Cooler

Electric Cars for Kids

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Electric Scooters range from all shapes & sizes! The advantage to most of these scooters is that you never need to pull into a gas station. Some of these scooters have a distance range of 65 miles but this all depends on the battery type you choose when purchasing your battery.  The most important thing to keep in mind when traveling with your scooter is to review the laws regulating electric vehicles in the varying states.  These regulations will also vary for public roads & are important to know concerning your electric vehicle.

Electric Bicycles can be a large investment but that isn’t something that needs to be a problem because there are conversion kits to convert the bike that you have now to electric.  The advantages to these bikes are that your able to let the bike do most of the work but it is possible to extend your distance by doing some pedaling yourself.

Whichever mode of transportation you chose it is important to keep in mind that it is better to choose more “green” options so that you are in consideration to the comfort of others as they are on their getaway as well. No one wants to hear loud gas powered machines going back and forth around the campground. If the electric options are chosen then your fellow RVers will be impressed rather than irritated.

** This information came from “The Fun Times Guide” on their article called “Fun & Practical Ways To Get Around RV Parks And Campgrounds”.

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4 Plants To Avoid While Camping

Getting away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and enjoying the great outdoors is one of the main reasons people go camping. But before you go out hiking, swimming, fishing, biking, or just for a walk, make sure you are protected from the harmful things that live or grow in and around the area your camping in. One major thing that grows in the forest are poisonous plants, and you need to know what to avoid. Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, Poison Sumac and Stinging Nettles are 4 plants you need to AVOID when walking in the woods. With a little bit of information, you’ll be able to watch for these plants and know what to do if you come in contact with them.

Poison Ivy

Poison Ivy:
Poison Ivy is found throughout North America and is usually east of the Rocky Mountains. These plants like to grow in wooded areas and like to grow on exposed rocks, in open fields, as ground cover, as vines, or as underbrush. This plant rarely grows above 5,000 feet. Poison Ivy can be identified by the following characteristics: a shrub or vine that has clusters of three almond shape leaflets, reddish hairs on the vine and no thorns. It can grow as tall as four feet but is frequently found as ground cover between 4-10 inches high. If you do come in contact with Poison Ivy, it will cause itching, red inflammations and possibly blistering. Over-the-counter medicines like Calamine Lotion and home remedies (oatmeal baths, baking soda) will help to relieve the irritation.

Poison Oak

Poison Oak:
Poison Oak can be found from New Jersey to Florida, in the Western US, Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas, Nevada, Oregon and Washington. These plants like sandy soils and typically grow in thickets, forests, and dry, sandy fields. Poison Oak can be identified by the following characteristics: has 3 to 5 lobed leaves that usually have a scalloped edge. It bears a fuzzy fruit on the branches and the leaves can be wrinkled. Poison Oak and Poison Ivy have similar symptoms and treatments. Symptoms include itching, red inflammation and blistering. Treatments include over-the-counter lotions (Calamine Lotion), oatmeal baths and baking soda.

Poison Sumac

Poison Sumac:
Poison Sumac is the least common of the three but is the most toxic. These plants are found in wet areas such as swamps, bogs, and flooded areas in the eastern US and Canada. Poison Sumac can be identified by the following characteristics: a small tree or shrub with bluish-green leaves that are oblong in shape with highly visible red veins and usually 7-13 leaves per stem. There are also grey or cream-colored fruit berries on the bush. If you come in contact with this plant it will cause a more lengthy and painful skin eruptions and irritations. Wash off your skin within 15 minutes of contact with warm soapy water. This washes the Urushiol oils off (this oil will bond with your skin after 15 minutes, so immediately wash your skin). Then use Cortical Cream in the infected areas.

Stinging Nettles

Stinging Nettles:
Stinging Nettles are not really poisonous but it SHOULD be AVOIDED! It grows just about anywhere. This plant has fine hairs on the leaves and stems, and contains irritating chemicals which are released when the plant comes in contact with the skin, causing IMMEDIATE irritation. It stings your skin like crazy and causes blisters. Once you’ve been stung by Stinging Nettles, wash your hands, the affected areas and then your hands again. Then apply Calamine Lotion or another over-the-counter itch reliever. Just remember to not scratch the infected areas.

When in doubt, just don’t touch! If you have questions about plants in your area, get a hold of your local Poison Control Center at 1-800-222-1222.

This information was found at the following sources:
Avoid These Toxic Plants On Your Camping Trip” at http://www.campingtripguide.com
Plants to Avoid” at hiking-and-camping.com
Poisonous Plants” at romanticcamping.com
Poisonous Plants” at gocampingamerica.com

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Win It In A Minute 2012 Contestants Announced

It’s official. We’ve picked our 20 Contestants for the 3rd Annual Win It In A Minute competition!

And the contestants are…

Yana (Jane) Andersen
Lauren Astle
Eric Bullen
Bobby Garvin
Corene Hutchings
Adam Jack
Adam Larsen
Deanna Long
Carissa McComb
Laura Maughan McNiff
Denton Maxfield
Marcie Miner-Polley
Amy Owsley
Paul Rimington
Nikki Sandoval
Diana Sawyer Skinner
Shaun Stoddard
Tabatha Swenson
Scott Thueson
Dave Truempler

Alternates:
Amanda Pack Ashcraft
Russell Evans
Leslie Rexine Jack

Come watch our 20 Contestants from Thursday, June 7 & Friday, June 8, 2012 at 6 p.m. with the Final Game Rounds on Saturday, June 9, 2012 starting at Noon. The grand prize is a 2012 Jayco Jay Flight Swift 15 foot Travel Trailer with Bunks, worth over $14,000!

 

On Thursday, June 7th, kick off the 3rd Annual Win It In A Minute Competition with The Kyd J Band and Free Dinner from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Come early on Saturday, June 9th for FREE Philly Steak Sandwiches. We’ll be serving Philly’s from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The competition is at our Pocatello store, on Hawthorne Road off Garrett Way (3385 Hawthorne Road).

Click Here to watch RECAP VIDEOS from the 2010 Win It In A Minute Challenge

Click Here to watch RECAP Videos from the 2011 Win It In A Minute Challenge

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