Thursday, January 20, 2022

MENU

Members News for RVers #1028, Sunday edition


Welcome back to North America’s best source for news and information for RVers. It’s time to put away your turkey pants for at least a few weeks. We hope you all had an enjoyable holiday. Back in the RVing world, it appears the logjams are beginning to clear at both the West Coast ports and at RV manufacturers. The RV Industry Association just reported that 2021 will be an all-time record year for RV factory shipments. We’ll have to wait and see if that begins to impact inventories and prices. As always, we at RVtravel.com appreciate your help through voluntary contributions to keep this newsletter coming your way. Be sure to check out all of our other RV-related newsletters.

If you shop at Amazon.com please use this link. We get an itty bitty commission if you buy something, but they add up and help us pay our bills.

Today’s SPECIAL DEALS at Amazon.


Sunday, November 28, 2021
Members edition

Did you miss yesterday’s edition of the RV Travel Newsletter? If so, it’s here.



Out & About with Scott Linden

A one-minute radio feature from RVtravel.com as heard on SiriusXM radio. Click to play.


Featured articles

RV shipments set all-time records. What does it mean for RVers?

The RV Industry Association announced last week that 2021 would be the year RV manufacturers set an all-time record for factory shipments to dealers and RVers around the country. October’s performance at 57,971 RVs shipped already makes 2021 the best year ever for factory shipments, and there are still two months to go. So, all is right in the world of RVing, right? Hardly. Learn why.

Campground crowding: “Some people should be banned from camping!”

One of our readers sent us a rather scathing letter suggesting that some RVers never be allowed in campgrounds again. “We need to find these people and take away their camping privileges for life,” he wrote. What could have made him so angry? Find out.

Utah RV fraud victims could still have their day in court

Earlier this month we reported on dozens of cases of fraud perpetrated on RV buyers at a Utah dealership. Over a period of nearly three years, some buyers at General RV had “doctored” loan papers sent off to their loan companies. While they thought their rigs were on 20-year finance, the notes were actually for 10 years. At the end of those years, a big balloon payment waited. Our story explained how Utah state officials said that the statute of limitations foiled any chance of prosecuting the crooks. But an attorney who specializes in RV cases says hang on – those RV fraud victims may still have the ability to see some justice served. Continue reading.

Tesla’s new headquarters find home in Austin. 10,000 new workers stress already tight housing market. RVs to the rescue

When the world’s first trillion-dollar company moves to your city, it’s not unlike a huge boulder being dropped into the middle of a small pond. There’s going to be a big splash, and the shoreline will get swamped. That’s where Austin, Texas, now finds itself, as the erratically brilliant Elon Musk moves his corporate headquarters to the city and completes construction on a “Gigafactory” that will be his primary production facility for the Tesla Cybertruck and Tesla Semi. Where will they house the 10,000 new workers? Find out here.


NEW! RVtravel.com Forums

Most RVtravel.com writers are getting their own forums, where readers can discuss their articles with them. Here are three you can visit now.

Dave Solberg (RV Repair and Maintenance)
Mike Sokol (RV Electricity)
Tony Barthel (RV Reviews)


Today’s RV review…

In today’s review, industry insider Tony Barthel looks at the Rockwood Geo Pro 15TB. It’s priced under $30k, and it comes with a king bed. Tony says, “Yes, this is a small trailer. But there are a number of use cases I can see where this could serve a lot of different camping styles. Further, the small size and light weight are also going to make this more accessible to a wider variety of owners and their tow vehicles.” Read more.

Yesterday’s review:
2022 Springdale 202QBWE

Last week’s reviews:
Keystone Montana High Country 377FL fifth wheel
TAXA Cricket travel trailer
Rockwood’s GeoPro 19FBS
Atia RV GU147 travel trailer
Keystone Outback 328RL updates

Read all other RV reviews by clicking here.


That was the RV week that was

November 21–27, 2021

RV factories are cranking out the units now in record numbers.

2021 is biggest year ever for RVs. It’s official. With yet another record set in October for RV factory shipments, 2021 has officially become the year the RV industry built more RVs than ever before. October factory shipments totaled 57,971 units, an increase of 22.5 percent over the 47,326 units shipped in October 2020. It’s the best October on record, beating the previous record set in October 2017 of 48,926 units. It’s also a new record for any month on record, beating last month’s previous all-time record of 55,014. It’s also interesting to note that the order backlog at major RV manufacturers Thor and Winnebago are expected to continue through much of 2022. That means all of the RVs shipped in October already had buyers awaiting their arrival. Read more about this here.

Just order online, pick it up and walk out.

Frictionless transactions might be in your future. Coffee mega-seller Starbucks is teaming up with Amazon on a new store concept that just might be something campers should keep an eye on. The new concept is called “frictionless checkout.” The system allows coffee buyers to make their purchases remotely on the Starbucks app. Then, they just arrive at the store, pick up their coffee and walk out and their card is charged when they leave the store. The first store is in Manhattan. Imagine making your campground reservation, just pulling into your site, and never having to stop at the office to register or pay. Something to think about.

Air Walmart deliveries.

The future is coming faster than you think. Speaking of retail giants, Walmart is partnering with DroneUp LLC to launch drone deliveries from three stores in Arkansas. The drones can deliver packages to doorsteps in as little as 30 minutes, seven days a week. Coming to a campground near you? We’ll have to wait and see.

You’ve got to book online for Teton NP camping.

Teton NP only taking online reservations. If you’re heading for Grand Teton National Park next year looking for a camping spot, you’re going to have to reserve all of your sites at the Recreation.gov website. The Colter Bay RV Park and Tent Village, as well as Headwaters Campground and RV Park, along with Colter Bay, Gros Ventre, Jenny Lake, Lizard Creek and Signal Mountain campgrounds, will be available for booking on a six-month rolling basis. A limited number of sites will be held back at the Colter Bay and Gros Ventre campgrounds for reservations on a 14-day rolling basis and are expected to fill up quickly, and visitors are strongly encouraged to plan ahead. Park campgrounds are no longer reservable through local campground call centers or websites.

Walmart wants to tweet you stuff. And speaking of Walmart, Twitter fans will be able to shop via tweet during Cyber Week (the week after Thanksgiving). They are hosting a live streamed 30-minute Twitter sales event beginning at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 28.

Maybe your next Class B will come from a vending machine.

Vehicles from vending machines is a growing trend. Carvana, those folks with the massive car vending machines, just unveiled its 30th automated location for picking up a vehicle purchased online. The new vending structure stands 12 stories high and can hold 43 vehicles. Buyers just purchase their vehicle on a website, then go to the vending machine with the right code and pick up their ride. Can RV vending machines be far behind?

The cure comes with the cause of the munchies.

A little grass with your delivered nachos. If you live in Ontario, you can now order your legal weed via the Uber Eats app. Uber partnered with Canadian cannabis retailer Tokyo Smoke to provide the service. Right now, it’s only for ordering. You have to pick up your buds yourself. But Uber has plans to start a delivery service for marijuana just as soon as all of the hurdles are cleared in both Canada and the U.S. Right now, they are stymied by the fact that the feds block the purchase of federally illegal products with a credit card, and only 18 states currently allow recreational cannabis use.

Holland RV Center sold.

RV Retailer grows its kingdom. RV Retailer LLC recently acquired Holland RV Center and its three outlets in Southern California, as well as Folsom Lake RV in Northern California. That brings the total count for RV Retailer stores in the U.S. to 81. Holland RV has three locations in Palm Desert, San Marcos and Santee. They handle the Grand Design, Newmar, Fleetwood and Keystone brands.

Port bottlenecks are getting better.

Things clearing at the ports. Things are starting to clear up at the nation’s busiest ports in Los Angeles and Long Beach. The ports report that they’ve seen a 33 percent decline in “aging cargo” awaiting pickup at the docks since late October. That’s when the ports announced they were thinking about imposing a new fine on carriers who were letting their shipments linger at the port.

No room this summer around Northeast. No big surprise to campers in the Northeast, but private campgrounds in that region reported business was up 15 percent to 20 percent this summer. “We consider 2021 to be the busiest in the history of New York’s camping business,” said Donald G. Bennett, Jr., the president and CEO of Campground Owners of New York. “Some of our members saw their business levels increase by as much as 45 percent over last year’s figures.” Many parks reported they were 100 percent full throughout the summer.

New park also in the works in Indiana. There’s a new RV park being planned along U.S. 20 in Porter, Indiana. The 50-acre park has received positive feedback from local officials, but plans are still preliminary. An earlier plan by developers Trevin and Kimberly Fowler was rejected by the Porter County Board of Zoning Appeals, and also wasn’t popular with neighbors of the earlier proposed site in Pine Township. Kimberly Fowler said they plan to transform the new 50-acre property into a true “legacy property.”

TVA closes campgrounds for the winter. Six Tennessee Valley Authority-managed campgrounds in Tennessee are closed for the winter. The closed campgrounds include:

• Cherokee Dam — Cherokee Dam Reservation in Jefferson City
• Douglas Dam Headwater — Douglas Dam Reservation near Sevierville
• Douglas Dam Tailwater — Douglas Dam Reservation near Sevierville
• Melton Hill Dam — Melton Hill Dam Reservation near Lenoir City
• Watauga Dam — Watauga Dam Reservation near Elizabethton
• Pickwick Dam – Pickwick Dam Reservation near Savannah

Campers can already make reservations for 2022 at the TVA campgrounds online through Recreation Resource Management at www.camprrm.com.

Outdoorsy trying to add Rivian e-trucks to rental fleet.

Outdoorsy trying to purchase e-vehicles. Peer-to-peer rental giant Outdoorsy is in talks with electronic vehicle maker Rivian as well as Ford to order $100 million in electric trucks and SUVs for its own fleet. Outdoorsy is reportedly interested in purchasing 1,000 Rivian e-trucks to add to its rental platform. Ford recently said it was abandoning plans to develop a vehicle with Rivian. Outdoorsy CEO Jeff Cavins said if Rivian accepts the order, the e-vehicles wouldn’t be delivered until 2023. Cavins said he’s also talking to Ford about fulfilling part of the order.

Deer injures girl in Yosemite NP. Visitors feeding a buck deer led to a girl visiting Yosemite National Park being injured. Park officials said the girl was among a group of tourists feeding the buck. The animal spooked, and its antlers struck the girl’s arm, causing a deep cut as well as some lacerations on her chest. She was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.

Zion shuttle schedules some stops and starts.

Zion suspending shuttle operations. Zion National Park officials are suspending shuttle operations along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive on Nov. 29. Officials said park visitors will be able to drive up the road themselves instead of taking the shuttle. Shuttle operations are expected to resume for 10 days on Dec. 23 before ending again on Jan. 1. The shuttle will again restart operations in mid-February. The South Campground and Lava Point Campground in the park are also closed for the season, but the Watchman Campground will stay open. Visitors can make reservations at Recreation.gov.

Alaskan campground being closed for a year.

Alaskan campground will be closed for a year. The Russian River Campground on Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula will be closed for nearly a year as crews work to rebuild the road to the park, along with reinforcing a hillside along the Kenai River near Cooper Landing. The campground and the road will be closed from August 1, 2022, to June 1, 2023.


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, November 28, 2021. If it’s yours you’ll win a $25 Amazon gift certificate.

Last week three readers claimed their $25 Amazon gift cards: Fred Cwynar of Punta Gorda, Florida, Terri/Claud Hugley of Elbert, Colorado, and Daniel Carter of Martinez, California.

We’ll have another photo in tomorrow’s RV Daily Tips 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.


Reader poll

Have you spent a free night in a parking lot with your RV in the last year?

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

Did you miss yesterday’s poll? “How likely would you stay more than one night at a location with no internet access of any kind?” Respond and/or see how others responded.


PHOTO OF THE WEEK

Haunted Hamburgers
Photo by Chuck Woodbury

Haunted hamburgers?

These skeletons may not be so far-fetched at the Haunted Hamburgers restaurant in the ghost town of Jerome, Arizona. The place has a very ghostly past, hence its name. It’s a great place to stop for a meal, and maybe even a haunting. To learn why the eatery got its “haunted” reputation, click here Hint: In the beginning it was all about hammers (huh?).


November winds downNew! The Quartzsite Report

What to do in QZ?

By Russ and Tiña De Maris
Welcome to our regular – albeit seasonal – update on the news from the RVing Capital of the World. If you’re a QZ regular, or just thinking about “dropping in to check it out,” we’ll give you ditties and dollops of what’s happening in and around Quartzsite.

When snowbirds tell folks back home that they’re heading to Quartzsite, they’re often asked: What do you do there? Visions of cacti, dried skulls, and endless days and nights of nothing may flash through their heads. One could try to explain the Big Tent RV Show – but that’s in January. Sitting around the campfire. Exploration via off-road-vehicles. But there’s plenty of other “what to dos” even now. Learn about some of them here.


We’ve also heard …

A new RV park may be in the works for Conway, South Carolina. The proposed site is on 17 acres and would include 150 sites along Highway 544. The Waccamaw National Wildlife Refuge would be located just behind the park.

Airstream involved in Florida crash. A five-vehicle crash – including a vehicle towing an Airstream trailer, closed the northbound lanes of I-75 last Wednesday near Riverview, Florida. A driver of an SUV suffered a medical emergency behind the wheel, causing the crash.

That’s one way to have fewer campers. A recent Pew survey found that 44 percent of non-parents under 50 say they are not likely to have children. That’s up from 37 percent in 2018.

Camper/landowner “dating service” expanding to rentals. Explore Eden, the online marketplace that connects campers with private landowners, is expanding its services to include RV and cabin rentals. You can find out about the Explore Eden services here.

Brian Laundrie, whose disappearance sparked a nationwide manhunt in September after his fiancee, Gabby Petito, went missing and was later found murdered, killed himself, an autopsy report released on Tuesday revealed. Laundrie and Petito were childhood sweethearts on Long Island in New York, then moved to Florida in 2019 to live with Laundrie’s parents south of Sarasota. They set off on their “van life” trip in July, planning to reach Oregon by Halloween, according to their social media accounts.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park likely to set visitation record. With two months to go in the 2021 season, officials said attendance at Great Smoky Mountains National Park has already surpassed 2020 totals and is on the way to breaking the all-time record of 12,547,743 set in 2019. The current total, as of the end of October, is 12,149,513.

Uber and Lyft are more expensive for the holidays. If you’re an RVer who chooses to use ride share services instead of towing your own, get ready to pay more. Supply and demand, coupled with a driver shortage, will keep the Uber and Lyft ride share services’ fees at higher-than-normal levels through the holidays.


HAVE YOU SEEN THESE STOLEN RVs?

Safe Harbor RV Storage proved to be anything but for an RVer in Cypress, Texas. Nick Carter’s 2021 Forest River Wildwood Heritage Glen 273RL vanished from that storage site on November 11. A tracker later pinged the plundered trailer to the 8800 block of Dodson Street in Houston, Texas, but police couldn’t find it. It bore the Texas license plate B41-7693. If you know anything, please contact Nick at 281-203-7745.

And yet another “stolen while stored” report. This one was taken from a storage facility in Agua Dulce, near Santa Clarita, California, on November 13. The 2019 Jayco Jay Feather travel trailer bore the California plate, 1NF6613. Contact the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station at (661) 260-4000 with information.

Did someone rip off your ride? Let us post information on your stolen RV. Email Russ (at) rvtravel.com.

See many more recently stolen RVs. Let’s help find these for their owners and maybe even put the crooks in the slammer. Click here.


Campground and RV Park News

Developments in places where we stay across the USA

Janet Groene reports each week on developments at RV parks and campgrounds across the USA and Canada. There’s a lot of good information here that you can use to plan your travels. Read the current installment of “Campground and RV Park News” here.


RV recalls posted since our last newsletter
Forest River fifth wheels recalled. Outside light incorrectly installed
Jayco recalls some Jay Flight trailers for exhaust fumes danger


Did you miss yesterday’s RV Travel?

If so, stories you missed:
Cover Story: How the new coronavirus variant may impact RVers
Featured Article: It’s getting harder and harder to be tolerant of intolerance!
RVelectricity: A deadly “RV hot-skin condition” can spread to other RVs
Time to downsize? Here’s how to find a smaller RV that works best for you
Disasters – Round Three: The saga of the newbie continues; I’m thinking about giving up… already!!
RV Consumer Support: Tiffin comes through – even after buyout
The top 5 regrets people had as they were dying. What can we learn from these?
Ask Dave: Why does the gray water tank still leak after replacement?
RV Gadgets and Gizmos: I’m in love with my new Lectric eBike. It is practically made for RVers!
RV Tire Safety: Adjusting tire pressure because it’s cold outside
RV Short Stops: Many cities celebrating with free holiday lights
and much more

Read it here | Back issues


Latest fuel prices

Here are the latest U.S. average prices per gallon of gasoline and diesel fuel as of November 22, 2021:
Regular unleaded gasoline: $3.40 [Calif.: $4.55]
Change from week before: Down <1 cent; Change from year before: Up $1.29.
Diesel: $3.72 [Calif.: $4.78]
Change from week before: Down 1 cent; Change from year before: Up $1.26.


Brain Teaser

What has a mouth, but cannot eat. Moves, but has no legs. Has a bank, but no money?

(Answer below.)


Do you subscribe to our RV Daily Tips Newsletter?
Every Monday through Friday you get a short, informational email from us delivered straight to your inbox. Inside each issue you’ll find: quick RV tips, popular articles, reader polls, RV thoughts, helpful resources, a website of the day, RV clubs and organizations, trivia, jokes and more! If you don’t like it, you can easily unsubscribe, but we doubt you’ll want to. Sign up here.


Upcoming RV shows

• Daytona Beach Holiday RV show, December 2-5, Daytona, FL
• State Farm Stadium Holiday RV Show
, December 2-5, Glendale, AZ
• Tucson Holiday RV Show
, December 2-5, Tucson, AZ
• West Palm Beach Holiday RV Show
, December 9-12, West Palm Beach, FL
• Greensboro RV Show,
January 7-9, Greensboro, NC
Gulf Coast RV Show, January 7-9, Mobile, AL
Knoxville RV Super Show, January 7-9, Sevierville, TN
NCRVDA Greensboro RV Show, January 7-9, Greensboro, NC
South Carolina RV & Camping Show, January 7-9, Greenville, SC
Ohio RV and Boat Show, January 7-16, Columbus, OH
Indy RV Expo, January 8-16, Indianapolis, IN
• Quartzsite RV Show, January 22-30, Quartzsite, Arizona

See the list of upcoming RV shows.


Recipe of the Day

Turkey Salad
by Carrie Owens from Quincy, IL

Turn your leftover holiday turkey into this delicious turkey salad. Simple to throw together, it does not take a ton of turkey to make. Much tastier than a sliced turkey sandwich too. The turkey salad has a creamy mayo base with a bit of crunch from celery. We loved the slightly sweet and tart contrast added from the dried cranberries. Make a sandwich with this turkey salad or serve with crackers.

We like the sound (and looks) of this! Get the recipe.

Did you miss yesterday’s recipe, Caprese Salad With Quinoa and Brown Rice? Get it here.

Other recipes featured in this week’s Daily Tips Newsletters:
Chocolate Kahlua Pecan Pie
Cajun Oyster Stuffing
Cranberry Butter
Day After Thanksgiving Turkey Casserole
Tijuana Caesar Salad


Brain teaser answer:

A river


The Perfect Scam Podcast

Every Sunday we present a podcast from AARP about scams and how crooks are stealing your money, often via telemarketing. Their efforts are often most successful with people 65 years and older who fall victim to the scammers’ sophisticated techniques. Here is this week’s episode.


Sunday funny

Reader Mike Smith sent us this and said he saw this septic truck a few years ago. Too funny!


Today in History


RVtravel.com Staff

rv travel logoPublisher: Chuck Woodbury. Editor: Emily Woodbury. Associate editor: Diane McGovern. Senior editors: Russ and Tiña De Maris. Senior writers: Nanci Dixon, Tony Barthel, Mike Gast. Contributors: Mike Sokol, Gail Marsh, Roger Marble, Dave Solberg, Dave Helgeson, Sandi Sturm, Janet Groene, Julianne Crane, Chris Guld, Machelle James, James Raia, Kate Doherty, J.R. Montigel, Andy Zipser, Clint Norrell, Randall Brink, Chris Epting, and Karel Carnohan, DVM. Podcast and our SiriusXM producer: Scott Linden. Special projects director: Jessica Sarvis. Moderators: Gary Gilmore, Linda Brady. Financial affairs director: Gail Meyring. Special Reports: Bradford Geer. IT wrangler: Kim Christiansen.

Honorary Correspondents: Loyal readers who regularly email us leads about news stories and other information and resources that aid our own news-gathering efforts.
Tom and Lois Speirs • Mike Sherman • George Bliss • Steve Barnes • Tom Hart + others who we will add later.

Everything in this newsletter is true to the best of our knowledge. But we occasionally get something wrong. We’re just human! So don’t go spending $10,000 on something we said was good simply because we said so, or fixing something according to what we suggested (check with your own technician first). Maybe we made a mistake. Tips and/or comments in this newsletter are those of the authors and may not reflect the views of RVtravel.com or this newsletter.

RVtravel.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com. As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases. Regardless of this potential revenue, unless stated otherwise, we only recommend products or services we believe provide value to our readers.

CONTACT US
Editorial (all but news)
: editor@rvtravel.com
Editorial (news)
: mikegast@rvtravel.com
Advertising
: Advertising@rvtravel.com
Help desk:
Contact us.

Mail us at 9792 Edmonds Way, #265, Edmonds, WA 98020.

This newsletter is copyright 2021 by RV Travel LLC.

Related Articles

Comments

Subscribe
Notify of

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

15 Comments
Newest
Oldest
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Lil John
1 month ago

With the Tennessee Valley Authority closing their campgrounds it’s happening again. No Dam Campgrounds! 🙂
Oh, and Diane, what about that 20th anniversary sticker? Would love to put it over an old one on the back of the MH. Any progress?

Last edited 1 month ago by Lil John
Admin
RV Staff(@rvstaff)
1 month ago
Reply to  Lil John

Thanks for the reminder, Lil John. I asked the powers-that-be about it, but never heard back and then forgot. Sorry. I’ll bug ’em again tomorrow. Take care. 🙂 –Diane

Brendagail
1 month ago

Recent camping blogs/posts, seem to be inundated with the RV renovation craze. While I understand the challenge of taking a dumpy old RV and making something usable of it, what leaves me scratching my head is taking a brand new camper practically gutting it! Painting cabinets, covering walls with pallet wood (hopefully the heat-treated variety), replacing RV furniture with sticks-n-bricks furnishings, etc.

From a personal standpoint, I really do NOT want to purchase a used RV that I have to redo again because I am not into “farmhouse,” “lake cabin,” or whatever. From a consumer standpoint, I am curious about several aspects.

  1. How does this affect resale, especially for new RVs?

2. Are the furnishings that come with RVs — bolted down, seat belted, etc. — any
safer than Ikea or other household brands.
3. How about weight distribution when switching out furnishings? Any special
considerations?

Plain old “pandemic” boredom maybe?

Timothy Hardy (Tim)
1 month ago

Regular gas is as low as $2.91 here in Warner Robins, Georgia, exits 142, 144, and 146 on I-75. Come see the Museum of Aviation, the second largest government-owned air museum in the country, second only to the National Museum of the United States Air Force in Dayton, Ohio. Quite a few RV parks in the area as well. 45 miles to the National POW Museum and the Andersonville National Cemetery, site of the infamous Confederate Prison. And don’t miss a stop at Lane Packing Company, where they pack Peaches and Pecans for shipment worldwide. They have a gift shop and deli where you can have lunch. Be sure to try the Peach Ice Cream!

Admin
RV Staff(@rvstaff)
1 month ago

Great suggestions, Tim. Peach ice cream reminds me of my attorey-boss that I worked for from 1970 to 2015. He was a millionaire (not from his law business, because we did family law and he charged very low fees). Anyway, he didn’t want/need anything. But he loved his ice cream – had some every day. So, one year (back in the ’70s) I froze some peaches in the summertime and then made him “fresh” peach ice cream for Christmas. I honestly think that was his favorite present in a long time. Thanks for the fun memory. Take care. 🙂 –Diane

chris
1 month ago

Sorry to see Zion is suspending shuttle service. That ought to make for some monumental traffic jams.

Crmay
1 month ago

Where is the pet of the day?? Always enjoy that.

Admin
RV Staff(@rvstaff)
1 month ago
Reply to  Crmay

Hi, Crmay. We put the Pet of the Day in the newsletters from Monday through Saturday. Sorry. Have a great day. 🙂 –Diane

Thomas D
1 month ago

Have you changed the font size? It appears smaller!

Admin
RV Staff(@rvstaff)
1 month ago
Reply to  Thomas D

No, we didn’t change it, Thomas. Maybe it’s a setting on your device? Sometimes I hit something accidentally and resize the screen (like down to 90%). Then I look at the top of the page and see where it was somehow inavertently changed. Good luck! Have a great day. 🙂 –Diane

Lisa Adcox
1 month ago
Reply to  RV Staff

Mine is smaller too.

Admin
RV Staff(@rvstaff)
1 month ago
Reply to  Lisa Adcox

Thanks, Lisa. I’m checking with our IT folks to see if anything has been changed. It looks the same to me, so I can’t tell what the issue might be. Have a great day. 🙂 –Diane

Admin
RV Staff(@rvstaff)
1 month ago
Reply to  RV Staff

Our IT wrangler, Kim, is checking into it. The font may have been changed when the theme for the newsletters was updated recently. Sorry. Take care. 🙂 –Diane

Donald N Wright
1 month ago

“Stool bus” ! Oh noooo

Bob p
1 month ago

Catchy