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Friday, February 28, 2020

RV Travel Newsletter Issue 936

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Welcome to RVtravel.com, the newsletter that represents the interests of RVers, not tenters, "glampers" or others who camp without RVs. Learn about RV camping, RV...
Sunday RV News

News for RVers #936, Sunday edition

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Welcome to RVtravel.com, the newsletter that represents the interests of RVers, not tenters, "glampers" or others who do not camp with RVs. Here's the latest...

RV Daily Tips Newsletter Issue 1286

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Friday, February 28, 2020 Welcome to another edition of RV Travel’s Daily Tips newsletter. Here you’ll find helpful RV-related and living tips from the pros,...

RV Daily Tips Newsletter Issue 1285

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Thursday, February 27, 2020 Welcome to another edition of RV Travel’s Daily Tips newsletter. Here you’ll find helpful RV-related and living tips from the pros,...

RV Daily Tips Newsletter Issue 1286

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Friday, February 28, 2020 Welcome to another edition of RV Travel’s Daily Tips newsletter. Here you’ll find helpful RV-related and living tips from the pros,...

Readers tell us: Do you buy plastic water bottles in bulk?

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By Emily Woodbury Well, folks, I could rant...a lot...but for the sake of our friendship and your time, I won't. In last Friday's RV Daily...

Do-it-yourself RV storage organizer

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By Jim Twamley No matter what type of RV you own, storage will always be an issue. I've used everything from elaborate storage compartment organization...

Building an RV park: I went to Campground Management School!

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By Machelle James This week I’m in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, for ARVC’s (the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds) Campground Management School. This...

Warning! Don’t park in a wash!

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By Nanci Dixon We were in Quartzsite a couple of weeks ago for the Big RV Tent Show and we couldn’t find a parking space....
RV Doctor

RV Doctor: RV spring shakedown primer

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By Gary Bunzer (article back by popular demand) Now that spring is almost here and, hopefully, memories of a long, cold winter begin to wane, many...
Adding text to a photo

Put text on your photos and make the text stand out

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Google Photos Markup Tool By Chris Guld, Geeks on Tour It was a long time in coming, but Google Photos now can add text right to...

RV Daily Tips Newsletter Issue 1285

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Thursday, February 27, 2020 Welcome to another edition of RV Travel’s Daily Tips newsletter. Here you’ll find helpful RV-related and living tips from the pros,...

Do-it-yourself RV storage organizer

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By Jim Twamley No matter what type of RV you own, storage will always be an issue. I've used everything from elaborate storage compartment organization...
RV Doctor

RV Doctor: RV spring shakedown primer

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By Gary Bunzer (article back by popular demand) Now that spring is almost here and, hopefully, memories of a long, cold winter begin to wane, many...
RV Electricity

Taking care of batteries, high-tech style

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By Greg Illes Sometimes batteries seem ridiculously simple – we tend to see them as either working or dead. But there is way more than...

Does your RV bathroom need an assist device?

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By Jim Twamley Many RVers need a little assistance in the bathroom, like conveniently placed grab bars which are available at hardware stores. These are the...

Why you should carry an extra hose

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By Russ and Tiña De Maris Sometimes as RVers we aren't sure of what gear to carry. After all, there's only so much space in...

Too tired to level fore and aft? Try this trick!

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By Dave Helgeson When you're logging long miles and pull into a campsite for the night, the last thing you want to do is take...

Planning the Grand Adventure – 50 U.S. landmarks

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By Chris Guld, Geeks on Tour Google My Maps is one of my favorite travel tools, so when I see something like this epic tour...

Make a safe U-turn when the road goes the wrong way

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By Greg Illes Things that you never even thought about when you were traveling in a car become major events when you're managing a seven-ton...

When in Arizona, keep your eyes open for “skunk pigs”

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If you're lucky when visiting Arizona you'll see a javelina, sometimes called a "skunk pig." They are commonly spotted in some Arizona State Parks. But,...

See wild burros, gunfights and a historic stretch of Route 66

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By Chuck Woodbury Do this: Drive the 22 miles or so from Oatman, Arizona, on old Route 66 east toward Kingman. It's beautiful and has...

Readers tell us: Do you buy plastic water bottles in bulk?

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By Emily Woodbury Well, folks, I could rant...a lot...but for the sake of our friendship and your time, I won't. In last Friday's RV Daily...

Readers tell us: Is being an RVer more or less challenging than 10 years...

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By Emily Woodbury The results of a recent Sunday poll somehow don't surprise me, as I'm sure they don't surprise you either. For you long-time...

Forest River recalls 4,464 trailers. Spare tire carrier and tire could fall off

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Forest River, Inc. is recalling 4,464 model year 2019-2020 Surveyor, NO BO, Cherokee, R. POD, Clipper, Viking, Independence, Puma and East to West trailers....

Triple E RV recall: Propane tubing, hoses may be twisted, kinked

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Triple E Recreational Vehicles (Triple E) is recalling 237 model year 2020 Serenity S24CB, Wonder W24FTB, W24MB and W24RTB, and Unity U24CB, U24FX, U24IB,...

Forest River recalls trailers. Stove installed wrong, could lead to fire

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Forest River, Inc. is recalling 184 model year 2020 Cedar Creek trailers. The residential stove may have been installed too close to the window...
Editorial

The dysfunctional RV industry and you. Parts 1 & 2

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PART ONE This originally appeared in Issue 936 of RVtravel.com, posted February 22, 2020. By Chuck Woodbury EDITOR For nearly 20 years I have written an essay in...

How one RVer figured out how to never do laundry again

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By Rick Cain Most RVers do laundry. But not me. I don’t have to deal with laundry at all. Let me tell you why. Boredom and...

The joy of camping next to a neighbor’s electric palm tree

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By Chuck Woodbury EDITOR I am often amazed in RV parks about how so many RVers are consumed with lighting up the park at night. They...

Camping versus RVing: What’s the difference?

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By Chuck Woodbury EDITOR I think I am finally able to define the lifestyle called RVing, which some people criticize because it's not really "camping." What...

Building an RV park: I went to Campground Management School!

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By Machelle James This week I’m in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, for ARVC’s (the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds) Campground Management School. This...

Campground Chatter with Janet Groene, February 22, 2020

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The latest news about camping and developments in North American campgrounds and RV parks from Janet Groene and sometimes the staff of RVtravel.com. DISCLAIMER: Information...

Free and cheap places to stay in an RV, Issue 936

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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...

Major milestone reached for Harvest Hosts

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By Emily Woodbury We're happy to announce that our hard-working friends at Harvest Hosts have achieved a major milestone. On February 20th, the company added...
letters to the editor

Can an RV park cancel your reservation for someone else?

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Dear editor, This newsletter has lamented for years that just taking off and finding a campground is getting harder or in some cases impossible. It...

My ancient dog! No kidding!

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The photo above is of a male puppy buried inside a lump of frozen ground near the Indigirka River, northeast of Yakutsk, Russia. The...

I visited Mars last evening

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By Chuck Woodbury ROADSIDE JOURNAL I am still in Quartzsite (Arizona), but last evening I might as well have been on Mars. Well, sorta. . . First,...

Travel News Alert

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Seann Fox passed along this late-breaking travel news bulletin due to snowfall, icy road conditions and other serious weather. It suggests that anyone on the...

The “Charlie Bit Me” boys 10 years later, and how much they earned

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Can you believe that more than 10 years have gone by since the YouTube video "Charlie Bit Me" debuted ... and then went viral?...

A Valentine’s gift from Space 43 years ago

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Oh, this is so beautiful, our Earth and Moon as photographed from Space 43 years ago. The photo was taken by Voyager 1 on...
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