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August 21, 2021

Members edition


Finally, Google might help you boondock … if you’re “crazy” enough
For the week of August 15-21, 2021. Click to play.


Cover story

An ode to weekend campers – the “weekend warriors”

By Nanci Dixon

W

elcome the “weekend warriors,” those RVers and other campers who swarm our campgrounds on Saturdays and Sundays! I remember the excitement and the unmitigated joy that we had as weekend warriors. Sometimes if we were really lucky we could even squeeze in a Sunday night. I would spend all week happily getting ready for our mini trip – packing, loading the RV, starting the fridge, planning the meals…

We talk a lot about the negatives of the weekend warrior invasion in this newsletter, particularly in my Campground Crowding column: the noise, kids running all over, the campfire smoke, disrespect for the sites, overabundance of trash and, most irritating of all, the total disruption of OUR peace. It helps to remember the joy and excitement we once had as the campground crowds and the noise increases.

We are in a regional campground on a Friday afternoon watching the weekend warriors roll in. By Saturday, all 279 sites will be filled. Our RV is not our home away from home, it is our home. We are full-timers and we get to camp every night.

AS CAMP HOSTS, we meet the weekend warriors and I am struck by how many are new and totally enamored by camping. I am awed by how much work it is, too, particularly for tent campers. They come in with their cars filled to the brim with kids, tents, cabanas, sleeping bags, a roof top carrier and sometimes a trailer full of bikes. They spend hours setting up and taking down.

As I look around the campground, these weekend warriors are in small and large groups laughing, talking, eating together. They are happy to just “be away” and sit around a campfire, even in 90-degree heat. Yes, kids are running around and sometimes they run through our site. Yes, it is noisy and smoky and the generators are roaring. But these weekend warriors will be gone on Sunday afternoon, exhausted but happy. They have to return to their nine-to-five, the laundry, the unpacking… all while we will still be sitting in our camp chairs waving goodbye.

I am happy to share this little piece of heaven with them.

We stopped to talk to a couple as we were making our rounds tonight and they mentioned how much they loved the park and their memories camping here. I pointed to a site, B01, where we camped with our children for almost 20 years. The memories flooded in: the kids running around, making s’mores, cleaning their sticky little faces and hands. I remembered how important it was to relax for a few days without the pressure of house cleaning, washing clothes, mowing lawns. I remembered how golden the memories have become: to us, to our children and now to our grandchildren.

So to all you hard-working weekend warriors, welcome!


Headline stories in tomorrow’s newsletter

• Bad DEF sensors: The facts and the human toll
• Ready to camp with 28.5 million households? Labor Day weekend crowds could set new records
• RV in for service stolen from Camping World. Customers left hanging
• Lawsuit claims seat belt, airbag calibration defect plagues GM trucks and SUVs
• Campground Crowding: Camp host says, “There are more campers than spaces!”
• Canadian snowbird RVers eagerly await U.S. border reopening

PLUS: Campground updates • Latest fuel prices • Stolen RV Report • Latest RV recalls • AARP Scam Report • Reader survey • and much more…


Your Host Scott Linden

Listen to this week’s RVtravel.com podcast

Learn about a better way to book campsites by “seeing” them in 360 degrees first. PLUS: Using your phone to guide you to RV adventures. Those topics and more are on this week’s RVtravel.com podcast hosted by Scott Linden.

Just click below to learn more about what’s on the show (episode 21) and listen. Also available on SpotifyPodbeanAmazon/AudibleGoogle PodcastsPlayer FMListen Notes iHeartRadio and Apple Podcasts.

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Last week’s Tip of the Day highlights in RV Daily Tips Newsletters

Unlimited uses for coffee filters in your RV
Avoid disaster – Tighten those valve stems correctly!
Guidelines for RVing with pets for a safe and pawsitively fun experience
Zoning in your brake controller for optimum trailer braking
A truck stop makes the perfect stop, even overnight


Today’s RV review…

Today, industry insider Tony Barthel reviews the 2021 Keystone CrossRoads Cruiser Aire CR28BH Fifth Wheel. He writes, “This isn’t the fanciest fifth wheel I’ve seen but it gets the job done and is relatively light. There’s also a fair amount of cargo-carrying capacity in this unit and the tanks will definitely keep you off the grid for a while.” Read more and see how one family “hacked” this RV.

Last week’s reviews:
2021 Grand Design Solitude 310GK series fifth wheel
Lance Camper 1985 Travel Trailer
Alu-Cab Canopy Pickup Camper
2021 NeXus Viper 25V B+ Motorhome
Lance 960 Truck Camper


Clintoons • By Clint Norrell

COPYRIGHT 2021 by Clint Norrell

MORE OF CLINT
See some of Clint’s recent cartoons. And here are more posted since July 3. They’re wonderful!


A volcanic eruption… of butt wipes. Oh, the horror!

By Kate Doherty
This week, the owners of Mountain View Campground in Sundance, Wyoming, experienced a volcanic eruption when more than 50 flushable wipes clogged one site’s receptacle, spewing waste and wipes that covered the ground. Not only did this affect the entire site, but it affected the manifold, causing blockage for RVers on each side of the mishap. What a crappy mess! Continue reading.

This “Boaterhome” travels on land and water

Why tow a boat to the lake when you can drive it? That’s the deal with the “Boaterhome. It’s a boat, boat trailer and truck (actually a long, stretched van) all in one. Plus, it’s a head turner. It’s guaranteed this most unusual RV will draw attention wherever it goes. Read more.

What to do if you lose your pet. Everything you need to know

Every year approximately 10 million pets are lost or stolen in the United States. That is a startling statistic! What should an RVing pet owner do if their pet goes missing? What steps should be taken if you are traveling in your RV when your pet gets lost? Good questions! Here are some answers.


Last year at this time, these were the most popular articles

RV park’s reputation gets smashed after harsh treatment of campers
Deer flies a problem? Try this easy trick
Tips for Wi-Fi and cell data on the road
As RVers are we “getting away from it all” or is the lifestyle “getting away from us”?


Reader Poll

About how old are the tires on your RV?

Please let us know. After you click your response, you’ll see how others have responded. Feel free to leave a comment. CLICK HERE.

The most popular poll in this past week’s RV Daily Tips newsletters:
Do you carry a 30-amp or 50-amp extension cord in your RV? See how more than 2,000 other RVers answered.


What do RVtravel.com readers think?
A few days ago we asked our readers ”How many RVs have you owned in your life?” Of the more than 2,100 readers who responded, how many would you guess have owned three or more RVs? Was it about one-third, one-half or two-thirds of them? Find out.


Got enough battery to power that inverter?

If you’re considering adding an inverter to your rig, or already have one, it’s important to keep in mind the battery power you have available. Nothing can ruin a spot of boondocking quicker than killing off your “house” batteries. Replacing deep-cycle batteries is an expensive proposition, and a bit of quick math can help you prevent the problem. Read more.

A praying GPS, a marinated possum, a few bad omens… and a wonderful story

By James Swickard
It was a day most any RVer who is worth his salt would recognize. Six hours on the road, assuming the word “road” is accepted as valid terminology for lanes, rutted trails and cow paths. We had reached the ends of our proverbial ropes, maybe even at the end of the earth as we know it. Our patience was worn to the quick and we were desperately in need of a campsite for the night. This day had started to go bad early on, apparently preparing to punish us for ALL of our past sins, with what appeared to be a simple construction detour. … Yes, this is a wonderful and very funny story. Y’all oughta read it here (and y’all will shorely end up with a Southern drawl).

You’ve heard of sleepwalking, but what about sleep-driving?

We RVers spend a lot of time driving. We’ve, sadly, gotten good at “distracted driving” – settling arguments with our kids as they scream in the back seat, telling our dog to quit barking at a passing truck, ignoring a ringing cell phone when we just know it could be something IMPORTANT! Anyone who drives knows all about this. But we bet you’ve never heard of something a whole lot more dangerous – sleep driving! Driving while asleep? That’s right. Read more.

Harvest Hosts: Members camp free at thousands of farms, wineries and even golf courses

RVtravel.com publisher Chuck Woodbury writes: “I’ve been a member of Harvest Hosts for at least 12 years and try to take advantage of the membership as often as possible. In a day and age when RVers are squeezed into RV parks like sardines, and popular public campgrounds are increasingly booked solid, the idea of staying alone or with only a handful of others for free on a farm or alongside a vineyard is incredibly appealing.” Read more, including how to join at a discount.

It’s a VW van! It’s an RV! It’s a limo! It’s… well, wacky!

Well, take a look at that! Owning this thing would be like owning a puppy – you wouldn’t get very far without people stopping you to chat every few minutes. Check this out!


Is this your RV?

If it’s yours and you can prove it to us (send a photo for comparison), tell us here by 9 p.m. Pacific time today, August 21, 2021. If it’s yours you’ll win a $25 Amazon gift certificate.

If this isn’t your RV, send us a photo of your RV (if you haven’t already) for a chance to win in future issues.

Last week one reader claimed their $25 Amazon Gift Card: Donna Ziegler of Mt. Vernon, Indiana.

We’ll have another photo in tomorrow’s newsletter (sign up to receive an email alert so you don’t miss the issue or those that follow). Some of these photos are submitted by readers while others were taken by our editors and writers on their travels around the USA.


Popular articles from last week

MOST POPULAR:
Are “phantom” campers stealing your campsite? (Most popular by far!)

PLUS:
Why go big? The case for owning a king-sized RV
Are Idaho RVers “crazy”?
Truck & Towing Trends: 2022 Toyota Tundra “leaks” teaser images
Still stuck with DEF sensor issues? Email Cummins and the EPA
Campground Crowding: Wow! This reader is really angry!
For RVers, it’s not cool: Coleman a/c fails
Campground etiquette: PLEASE turn off that noisy generator!
Unlimited uses for coffee filters in your RV
RV Tire Safety: Consumer Reports on RV tires. Helpful or fear mongering?
RV sales lot inventories – Part 2: Dealers & buyers say the RV shortages are real
RVelectricity: The reasons for bonded and floating neutral generators
Infrastructure bill isn’t the New Deal, but it could be a “big deal” for RVers
Ask Dave: Why won’t the furnace burner light in our Minnie Winnie?


Saturday Giveaway!

How would you like to win these oven mitts and potholders?

These could be yours if you’re the winner! You will want to wear the oven mitts when carrying your food to the RV park potluck! Can you imagine how cool you’ll be to your fellow campers? And if you use the potholders to serve the hot dishes, everyone will want to be your best friend! Watch out ladies — the guys will be all over you!!!

How to win
We’ll select a winner at random out of all entries we receive today (August 21, 2021) by 7 p.m. Pacific time. Remember, you can only enter once and after we notify you by email via RVcontests@gmail.com that you won, you have 24 hours to respond or we’ll give the prize to someone else.

Click here to enter or see last week’s winner!


Idea: Listen to the RVtravel.com podcast while waiting in a doctor’s office for your appointment.


Resources

Current Wildfire Report. (Includes map and details of fires!)

Current smoke and fire report for where you live or where you are traveling.

RVs: Who Makes What” – This is a new free directory from RVtravel.com which lists every U.S. RV manufacturer and their makes and models. Learn more and/or download a free PDF copy.

Stolen RVs — Help us recover these stolen RVs. The more eyes we have searching for them, the better chance of getting them back to their rightful owners, and maybe putting the crooks who stole them in the slammer! See the stolen RVs.

Great websites. Check out our favorite websites of the day! We compiled a list of (almost) all the websites we’ve ever posted, and we update it weekly.

Where to complain about bad RVs, dealers, service, RV parks. This is an ever-expanding list of resources where you can report, share or discuss your problems with RV manufacturers or dealers.

Best Club for RVers: Escapees. Click here to learn more or join. Endorsed by RVtravel.com.

Directory of RV parks with storm shelters
In case you’re on the road with your RV and the weather report is showing a tornado headed your way, have this list handy.

RV Clubs
Check out our Directory of RV Clubs and Organizations.

What does financing an RV for 20 years REALLY mean?
In case you missed this article the first time around, here it is again. Important! Click here.

Stuck with a lemon RV? Contact Ron Burdge, America’s premier RV lemon law attorney.

RV education you can trust from RV Education 101: Get instant access to RV Online Training.


Are you a full-timer or thinking about becoming one? Read this week’s edition of the Full-Time RVer Newsletter. Lots of good info inside!


Ask DaveAsk Dave

Dave Solberg is a leading expert in the RV industry and the Managing Editor of the RV Repair Club, a one-stop go-to online resource for RV enthusiasts. He is also the owner of Passport Media Creations, which has developed several RV dealer and safety training programs.

Can my air conditioner filter out wildfire smoke?

Dear Dave,
We are planning to replace our air conditioner on our class B Sprinter Leisure Travel van. My question is: To what extent will an RV air conditioner help to filter out wildfire smoke? It seems to me that the air conditioner would need to be able to have a recirculation mode and a fresh air intake mode. Is there a clear choice out there for one that does a better job than others in keeping the interior relatively smoke-free? Thank you so much for your help with this! —Leslie

Read Dave’s reply.

Other questions Dave answered this week:
Gray water tank gurgles. What’s wrong?
Why won’t the furnace burner light in our Minnie Winnie?
What’s the cost to repair a water-damaged floor?
Why does the check engine light come on intermittently?
What is the proper setup of safety chains when towing?


Road Trips

Ivy Green, Helen Keller’s birthplace

Three amazing women, three amazing landmarks worth a stop

By Chris Epting
There are so many interesting and important landmarks around the country that were inspired by and/or dedicated to famed female legends. I thought I would share three of my favorites today… Continue reading about Helen Keller, Rosa Parks and Betsy Ross here.


RV Gadgets and Gizmos

Tiny space heater comes in handy in an RV

Chuck Woodbury has owned a tiny space heater now for 6 years, and he swears it’s one of the most useful gadgets he carries with him in his RV. It uses hardly any power and is perfect for the person who is “always cold,” or maybe just always has cold feet. Chuck uses it to keep the chill off in his bathroom. Read all about it.


RVelectricity

With Mike Sokol

Power-hungry RVs, and appliances

Dear Mike,
I would love to see an article about exactly what you can run on a 30-amp breaker. We have a COE campground with a lot of people coming into it dragging the most beautiful mansions on wheels. They have electric hot water tanks, fridge, microwave, electric cooktops, air fryer, electric skillet, electric grill, two ACs, washer and dryer – and complain every 10 minutes because they keep tripping the 30-amp breakers. …

Read the rest of the question and Mike’s informative response.

This week’s J.A.M. (Just Ask Mike) Session

Dometic 12-volt DC fridge power usage tests – Part 1

I’ve now tabulated some basic kWh usage numbers for my Dometic DMC4101 12-volt DC compressor refrigerator. This is a 10-cubic-foot RV fridge with a separate freezer and refrigerator section designed to be mounted in an RV in place of a standard 3-way fridge. … Here’s my quick table of how long this refrigerator will run from a single 100 amp-hr lithium battery in 95-degree ambient temp during the day. Read the first test results here.


RV Tire Safety

How cold does it have to be to set tire pressure correctly?

By Roger Marble
With thousands of new RV owners out there, the answer to the question of “How cold does it need to be for me to check tire inflation” continues to come up. This will be new information for some and a refresher for others.

Some people want to refer to a temperature compensation chart and go through some calculations to learn the “correct” tire inflation when it is 82 F or 62 F outside. This is not what you should do. Continue reading.


Operating an RV Park

Machelle, AJ and Jenna are on a break. Machelle’s column will be back in two weeks.


RV Short Stop

SPAM Museum is free, in person & on Zoom

By Julianne G. Crane
The SPAM Museum honors the iconic canned meat that was first created in 1937 by George Hormel’s company in Austin, Minnesota. But, it was World War II and the need for an easily transported, shelf-staple protein that fueled SPAM’s “incredible growth around the world.” Today, with more than a dozen varieties, SPAM is on the menu in 44 countries. More than 141 million cans of “spiced ham” are sold every year. Continue reading.


RV Fire Safety

In case of fire when towing

Practice unhooking your tow vehicle as quickly as possible to avoid spreading the fire to other vehicles.

Courtesy: Mac “The Fire Guy” McCoy


Recipe of the Day

Buttermilk Fried Chicken With Spicy Honey Drizzle
by Mary Lundschen from San Antonio, TX

We just love the crispiness of this buttermilk fried chicken recipe. Soaking the chicken in buttermilk tenderizes the meat and makes the final outcome very moist. Frying in a cast iron skillet is just like how Grandma used to make it. The spicy honey drizzle on top is the perfect complement to the savory chicken. Serve with crispy waffles and this meal is a dream.

We know what you’re having for dinner tonight! Who could resist this? Get the recipe.

Other recipes featured in this week’s Daily Tips Newsletters:
Asparagus Chicken WrapsCanned Salmon Patties (The Best)Fajita DipMexican Street CornApple Rhubarb Crisp


Museum of the Week

Witch Dungeon Museum

Salem, Massachusetts

Salem, just north of Boston, is an enjoyable place to visit any time of year (but especially around Halloween). There are several museums throughout the town, but the Witch Dungeon Museum stands out. Inside you’ll find a live re-enactment of the Salem Witch Trials (in the same spot that it all actually happened), as well as a tour of the dungeon – a replicated dungeon where the condemned witches were sent. Spooky, educational, and interesting, everyone in the family will enjoy this museum. Plan your visit at the official museum website.


Readers’ Pet of the Day

“Dazee is our 11-year-old Pomeranian. She loves to be with us everywhere we go. She has to sit on the center console to make sure she sees everything that goes by. She loves to go camping and exploring!” —Rick Copp

Pets featured in this past week’s RV Daily Tips:
Sterling & ElliottRockySadie AndyTito & Shorty

DOG FOOD WARNING: The FDA says as of August 9th, more than 130 deaths and 220 illnesses in dogs were caused by the brand Midwestern Pet Foods. High levels of aflatoxin, a poisonous substance caused by molds, was found in the food. Midwestern Pet Foods has issued quite a few recalls in the last year, so it’s probably best to avoid this company altogether.


Brain Teaser

I am the beginning of sorrow and the end of sickness. You cannot express happiness without me yet I am in the midst of crosses. I am always in risk yet never in danger. You may find me in the sun, but I am never out of darkness. What am I?

(Answer in tomorrow’s Sunday news newsletter. And please don’t spoil it for other readers by posting the answer in the comments.)

Do you have a brain teaser you think we should use? Send it to us here.


Vintage Postcard of the Week

Postcards owned by Colleen and Ed Weum, Pacific Northwest Postcard Club. Read more about their 90,000 postcard collection here.


Trivia

Want to hear something punny? Okay, we need your pun-divided attention… To understand a pun, your brain’s right and left hemispheres must work together in order to understand the joke. Both the right and left sides of your brain play different roles when they process hearing a pun. This means both sides must communicate in order to understand it. There’s an interesting article about that here.

Psst: New Mexico’s state question is “Red or green?” This is a question commonly heard at restaurants. Waiters are asking which kind of sauce the customer wants served with their meal, red sauce (red chiles) or green sauce (green chiles). If you order “Christmas style” you’ll get a plate with half red and half green sauce.

Word and Phrase Origins

From the book, Word and Phrase Origins by Robert Hendrickson:

deadline. “This expression has its origin in the infamous Confederate prison camp at Andersonville during the Civil War. There the deadline was a line marked 17 feet from the camp fence. Any prisoner who crossed that line was shot dead by the guards. It seems that newspaper reporters and editors were the first to use the word in its present sense of a time when a task must be finished. They applied it to the time when a story had to be completed; if the story wasn’t in by that time, it was in effect killed or dead for that edition.


Free directory lists every make and model RV
How many different makes and models of RVs are there in America? RVtravel.com has the answer in a new, free, comprehensive 105-page directory that lists every U.S. manufacturer and every brand and model they make. “RVs: Who Makes What” is available free as a public service from RVtravel.com in PDF form. Learn more and/or download your free copy.


Laugh of the Week

Click to enlarge.

Thanks, Russ and Tiña De Maris, for sending this to us!


Leave with a song from the past

We lost a national treasure last week in Grammy winning singer-songwriter Nanci Griffith, who died August 13 at the age of 68 of an undisclosed cause. Here she sings the haunting “Speed Of The Sound Of Loneliness” (written by John Prine) at the Tennessee Theatre in Knoxville, Tennessee, May 29, 2002. Check out her beautiful, infectious smile!


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pursuits712
2 months ago

I recall my childhood days of playing outside until dark, catching fireflies, and playing under the lawn sprinkler to cool off. I also recall rules that we never went inside a neighbors’ house uninvited. (We played in the yard where mothers could see us and call us home when needed.) We knew just how far we could wander (never out of sight), were not to speak to strangers (of course, we knew everyone within a 50-mile radius), and we always listened to adults: our mothers were, collectively, everyone’s mother.

Today, children play inside or in organized teams (ironically with a lot of rules). Parents no longer dare correct someone else’s child (nor may teachers or others in authority), and only the worst kind of parent would stifle a child’s free spirit by enforcing rules or limitations.

So when I see the weekend warriors approaching, I have already planned my escape. I am happiest when I become a monkey: hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil. And wait for Monday to come!

Kamwick
2 months ago

That laugh of the day was actually funny 😆

Nanci, you are SO right about learning to see the world from the weekend camper perspective. We are full timing in a regional park ourselves and from day one dreaded the weekend invasion. I since came to realize that a lot of the ‘noise’ was actually people talking excitedly, and, without intending, their voices carry. I’ve since decided that weekends are ‘late nights’ for me (retired, yay) and I’ll read a book or watch tv so I don’t have to curse that ‘they’re too loud, quiet time starts at 9:00’.

Now I’ve decided to appreciate the excitement. Last night I heard two young boys talk and talk and talk into the night (they were tent camping). They were using their outside voices, and normally I’d wonder about their parents. But it was wonderful to listen to them, they were obviously so excited about being outside, getting to stay up and be in a beautiful outdoor space.

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RV Staff (@rvstaff)
2 months ago
Reply to  Kamwick

What a wonderful, positive comment, Kamwick. Thank you! Have a good night. 🙂 –Diane

Ken
2 months ago

Why do I have to verify “I am human” each week and identify trucks on numerous pages. Grrrr. Something about verifying my browser.

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RV Staff (@rvstaff)
2 months ago
Reply to  Ken

Hi, Ken. Sorry. I’m assuming you’re referring to our website, but am not sure what you’re talking about identifying trucks on numerous pages. I’m not techy by any means (in fact, I’m the least techy person here), but here is a response from Jessica, one of our techy people, in response to a reader’s question about why they kept getting popup pages to sign up for our newsletters, when she is already signed up: “Since we don’t require readers to sign in to use our website we use cookies to track who has seen what, like our popup. If you have cookies blocked in your browser or are using a private browser it won’t know if you have already seen it. Please give our site permission to use cookies in your browser’s privacy settings or stop using a private browser to read our website and that should take care of the issue. Thanks!” Maybe that will help you, even though it’s a slightly different issue. If not, comment again, or write to editor(@)rvtravel.com and we’ll check into it further. Have a good night. 🙂 –Diane

Bill Massicotte
2 months ago

The praying GPS story was really good! Enjoyed that!

Kaeleen Buckingham
2 months ago

Unfortunately for the Weekend Campers they cannot decide on Wednesday they are going camping the next weekend because they will have an extremely hard time finding a spot! I loved the spontaneous camping trips, even with our own child.

Marie Beschen
2 months ago

One of the best issues so far! The Weekend Campers brought back wonderful memories…and was a good reminder of how so many of us now “full-timers” started out so many years ago. My children and I still talk about those “good old days” and they now want them for their children, and I won’t be surprised if someday, they do what I do now, all because of those “weekends”.
The story about the Praying GPS, etc. made me laugh so hard tears were rolling down my cheeks! Made my morning, Thanks!

David Telenko
2 months ago
Reply to  Marie Beschen

Ditto that, I had actually passed by that article, but after Marie’s comments about praying GPS, I just had to read it.
Thanks Marie, also made my day

Snoopy

Karen Grace
2 months ago

Thanks for the Nanci Griffith song! <3 Great issue with lots of articles I “opened”up!