Keystone RV part of Oregon gold TV show
Posted: 08/08/2012 at 1:15 am
By: Justin Leighty
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Some of the crew, friends and family of a new reality TV series starring Larry Overman (second from left) stand outside the Keystone RV they’re using as a base while they explore an old gold mine in Oregon.
Larry Overman, who’s shooting a six-part series for SyFy, is using a Keystone Fuzion toy hauler as a base of operations outside Sumpter, Ore.
“We were looking for a roomy, rugged camper we could use both as living quarters and as a meeting location/headquarters,” Overman said in a written statement.
The premise of the show is Overman’s attempt to reopen the old Buckeye Mine, now the Crescent Mine. It closed in 1957 and is rumored to be inhabited by ghosts, though it was once one of the most productive gold mines in the country.
“The huge garage comfortably accommodates the whole crew during our daily planning sessions, and the living quarters are spacious and luxurious for me and my family. Once we saw the Fuzion my wife and I knew this was the camper for us.”
They’re set up at 5,400 feet elevation in the area of the mine.
The Sumpter area is known for ghost stories, according to a story in the nearby Baker City Herald.
Overman told the Sumpter City Council the series will have “a family oriented mining theme along with ... paranormal ghost hunters,” according to the Herald.
Keystone is glad to be part of the venture.
“Partnering in this network television series provides us with the opportunity to showcase the Fuzion to millions of weekly viewers,” said Keystone Fuzion product manager Tim Markel.
“Larry and his crew of miners will definitely put the Fuzion to a test. We have no doubt Fuzion will pass with flying colors,” Markel said.
The show’s name and airdate haven’t yet been finalized.