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Friday, June 5, 2020

RV Travel Newsletter Issue 950

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Welcome to RVtravel.com, the newsletter that cares. Please tell your friends about us! Learn about RV camping, RV travel, RV news and much more. This...
Sunday RV News

News for RVers #950, Sunday edition

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Welcome to RVtravel.com, the newsletter that cares. Please tell your friends about us! Here's the latest news about RVing and more from the editors of...

Boondocking in a coronavirus world. Part 1: Why?

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By Dave Helgeson I have touted the many benefits of boondocking for years. Since the COVID-19 outbreak, I have discovered even more reasons to choose...

Show up at this RV park wearing a mask and you’ll be considered a...

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At Ann Retzlaff's Annie's Campground in Shawano County, Wisconsin, you better not show up wearing a mask or she'll assume you're a bad guy...

A poem from a reader: “To get a pet”

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Janet Jackson is one of our long-time readers. She is currently incarcerated in Illinois. This poem was handwritten and mailed to us. By Janet Jackson When...

Building an RV park: We had visitors!

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By Machelle James With our state beginning to open up again, we have been able to see our friends again! Living up here, out of...
RV Tire Safety

RV Tire Safety: Beware of tire advertising claims

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with RV tire expert Roger Marble I read this recently on an RV forum: "I am using Carlisle Radial Trail HD Trailer Tire ... I think...

RV Daily Tips. Friday, June 5, 2020

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Issue 1356 Welcome to another edition of RV Travel’s Daily Tips newsletter. Here you’ll find helpful RV-related and living tips from the pros, travel advice,...
RV Shrink

RV Shrink: RV spare tire dilemma – How to get to it?

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Dear RV Shrink: My husband has a spare tire problem and it is not just his belly. We travel part of the year with our...
Reader polls

Do you have a current fishing license?

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What kind of music should you listen to while you fish? Something catchy! In March, we asked if you own a boat. While 66 percent...
The 2019 Nissan Titan is among several 2019 trucks available with huge savings.

Good deals aplenty for new trucks now two years old

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RVers thinking about purchasing a truck might consider a new pickup that's nearly two years old. The reason: The COVID-19 pandemic stalled production of 2020...

RV Education 101: Always look for water damage when buying a used RV

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By Mark Polk RV EDUCATION 101® The first thing I look for on a used RV is water damage. Water damage is quite common on used...
RV Tire Safety

RV Tire Safety: Beware of tire advertising claims

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with RV tire expert Roger Marble I read this recently on an RV forum: "I am using Carlisle Radial Trail HD Trailer Tire ... I think...
maintenance and repair

When should you service your transmission?

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Courtesy Motorhomes of Texas If you are undecided about whether or not you should service your transmission or when to service it consider this: Transmission failure is...

How to fix small roof punctures, cracks and tears

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The following was provided to us by Dicor Corporation For small punctures, cracks or tears, a sealing tape designed for RV roofs can do a...
Boondocking

Let your lights shine – with less power from your batteries

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By Russ and Tiña De Maris Boondockers – those who by definition "camp in the boonies," away from utility hookups – have to be careful...
Reader Poll

Did you watch the Space X rocket launch yesterday as it happened?

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Did you watch yesterday, May 30, as two NASA astronauts rode atop a Space X rocket en route to the International Space Station? Bob Behnken...

Avoid smacking low bridges with this new 2021 Road Atlas

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By Chuck Woodbury The new edition of the premier guide to off-limit highways for large RVs will soon be published for 2021. While it's designed...

Want to RV around Canada, eh? Our readers suggest their favorite routes

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By Emily Woodbury In a recent poll on May 12th, we asked if you've ever been RVing in Canada. More than 2,200 of you responded,...
Press Release

Are you anything like 19,000 RVers recently surveyed?

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By Russ and Tiña De Maris RV manufacturer Thor recently completed its 2020 North American RV Consumer Survey with an aim to see just how...

Navigating parking lots with a big RV

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By Jim Twamley Maybe you've had experiences like mine: My very first time out with our new 5th wheel we decided to stop at a...

Will campgrounds be even more crowded in the months ahead?

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By Russ and Tiña De Maris Whether we like it or not, coronavirus is focusing a spotlight on the RV lifestyle. Widely read magazines are...

RV Daily Tips. Friday, June 5, 2020

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Issue 1356 Welcome to another edition of RV Travel’s Daily Tips newsletter. Here you’ll find helpful RV-related and living tips from the pros, travel advice,...

RV Daily Tips. Thursday, June 4, 2020

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Issue 1355 Welcome to another edition of RV Travel’s Daily Tips newsletter. Here you’ll find helpful RV-related and living tips from the pros, travel advice,...

Forest River recalls some trailers: Safety chains could fail

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Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain 2020-2021 Surveyor Travel Trailers, model SVT296QBLE. The safety chains are insufficient for the trailer's Gross Vehicle...

Some Coachmen and Pursuit motorhomes recalled for fire risk

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Forest River is recalling 1,140 model year 2019-2020 Coachmen Mirada and Pursuit Class A motorhomes. The gasoline-powered generator fuel supply hose may leak. A fuel...

Some Keystone trailers recalled for stovetop fire hazard

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Keystone RV Company is recalling certain 2020-2021 Cougar travel trailers, model 24RDS, equipped with a Furrion range cook top. The interior range cooktop is...

Sales of RVs are booming. Why? What does it mean?

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By Chuck Woodbury EDITOR The RV Industry Association (RVIA) is reporting that sales of RVs have increased 170 percent since this time last year. Coast to...

Would the “experts” who read RVtravel.com please go away

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By Chuck Woodbury EDITOR What if you threw a party? Maybe it was a surprise birthday party. Maybe it was a July 4th party that you...

RV park reopens: Owner says “Be careful what you wish for!”

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By Andy Zipser WALNUT HILLS CAMPGROUND AND RV PARK STAUNTON, VIRGINIA To that notable curse “May you live in interesting times,” we now can add the warning,...
Editorial

A personal tribute to Gary Bunzer

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By Diane McGovern aka Mountain Mama An editor at RVtravel.com As all who knew Gary Bunzer, the RV Doctor, are aware, he was truly one of...

Building an RV park: We had visitors!

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By Machelle James With our state beginning to open up again, we have been able to see our friends again! Living up here, out of...

Boondocking in a coronavirus world. Part 1: Why?

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By Dave Helgeson I have touted the many benefits of boondocking for years. Since the COVID-19 outbreak, I have discovered even more reasons to choose...

Free and cheap places to stay in an RV, Issue 950

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Free and inexpensive places to stay with your RV in the U.S. and Canada! Updated weekly When it comes to free places to stay a night...

Campground Chatter with Janet Groene, May 30, 2020

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The latest news about camping and developments in North American campgrounds and RV parks from Janet Groene. DISCLAIMER: This blog is for late-breaking news for...

Free and cheap places to stay in an RV, Issue 949

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Free and inexpensive places to stay with your RV in the U.S. and Canada! Updated weekly When it comes to free places to stay a night...

Editor’s trip update, May 29, 2020

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By Chuck Woodbury Gail and I are still in Kingman, Ariz. We have tried twice now to leave, to head back to Seattle, but each...
Blobfish

Meet the ugliest fish in the world

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By Chuck Woodbury ROADSIDE JOURNAL I do not normally write about fish except maybe to do a little bragging when I catch a big trout. But,...

Editor’s life update May 22, 2020

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KINGMAN, ARIZONA May 22, 2020, 3 p.m., Pacific Time By Chuck Woodbury It's time to hit the road again after 2 1/2 months in Kingman, a former...

Hilarious small town crime reports

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By Chuck Woodbury ROADSIDE JOURNAL When I was a roving reporter, back in the days when an issue of a small town weekly newspaper was 25...

Editor’s journal, May 8, 2020

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By Chuck Woodbury EDITOR It's been another week of hanging out in an RV park in Kingman, Arizona, as time marches on. One day blends into...
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