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Saturday, March 28, 2020

RV Travel Newsletter Issue 941

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Welcome to RVtravel.com, the only newsletter that puts its readers far ahead of commercial interests. Please tell your friends about us! Learn about RV camping,...
Sunday RV News

News for RVers #940, 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...

During this crisis, ask what you can do for your neighbor

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By Mike Sokol These are the times that try men’s (and women’s) souls. I used that quote that last week, and it’s even more true by...

Full-timers – Where can you stay during this outbreak?

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By Russ and Tiña De Maris The COVID-19 situation has turned us all upside down. Did you have a road trip planned? Did your plans...

RV Travel Newsletter Issue 941

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Welcome to RVtravel.com, the only newsletter that puts its readers far ahead of commercial interests. Please tell your friends about us! Learn about RV camping,...

During this crisis, ask what you can do for your neighbor

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By Mike Sokol These are the times that try men’s (and women’s) souls. I used that quote that last week, and it’s even more true by...
Editorial

From editor Chuck Woodbury, hiding out in Arizona

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From the editor As I noted in my essay in today's newsletter, I know two people with the COVID-19. One has died, the other is...

How is the stock of inventory in your local grocery store(s)?

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Many grocery and big box stores across the United States have been hard hit by shoppers, many of them hoarders stocking up with food...

Thoughts from a reader’s self-quarantine

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By Steve Barnes In this time of so much virus news and saturation, RVers can look on the bright side, for we have so much...
RV Electricity

RVelectricity: Don’t build this DIY dogbone – It can kill you

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By Mike Sokol Dear Readers, I saw this home-brew dogbone adapter on another RV Travel Facebook page the other day, and immediately stepped in to warn...

Thor pitches in on front line of coronavirus defense

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As communities across the country continue to grapple with the growing pandemic, many of the RV brands owned by THOR Industries are stepping up to...

Homeless in California. An RVing family’s struggle to shelter in place

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By Kasey Yanna SPECIAL TO RVtravel.com My husband and I decided to sell our home, buy an RV, and travel full-time. I had my fears. But...
RV Tire Safety

RV Tire Safety: Tire “reserve load” calculations

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with RV tire expert Roger Marble I ran across a post on tire Reserve Load or Reserve Capacity that suggested the RV owner had been...

RV Doctor: What can be done for a noisy RV slideout?

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Dear Gary: Our 2007 Winnebago has a living room/dinette booth slide that makes a loud groaning or growling noise when sliding. It has a little...

How to repair a tear in an RV awning

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By Russ and Tiña De Maris Left on their own, small vinyl RV awning tears can get bigger. Fixing a small tear in an area,...

Dealing with dust storms on the RV road

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By Jim Twamley My grandfather told me about the Dust Bowl days when lack of soil conservation combined with a severe drought caused half of...

A macerator pump can resolve your sewage issues

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By Jim Twamley Shanghaied by sewer problems? What's that? Want to stay on a relative's property in the comfort of your RV but can't because...

The Geezermobile and me: A widower’s journey getting back on the road

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By Eric Manchester Mona died somewhere between hoping and planning. For all our 29 years together, road-tripping was a shared delight. First, in our old...

Coronavirus worries RVer with upcoming travel plans

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The travel industry is taking a hard hit from the coronavirus. RVers may feel safe in their homes-on-wheels, but the ability to travel to...

A rewarding way to RV: Volunteer along the way

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By Tim Slack Growing up – and as grown-ups – my wife and I relished the outdoors: the mountains in California or Colorado, deserts in...

How to tow a “dead” vehicle out of the middle of nowhere

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By Greg Illes After more than fifty years of driving, and a lot of it off-road, I've had a bit of experience towing “dead” vehicles....

State-by-state Facebook travel groups offer wealth of information

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If you're a member of Facebook and are interested in keeping informed about things to see and do in your state or others where...

RV Daily Tips Newsletter Issue 1306

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Friday, March 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 1305

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Thursday, March 26, 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,...

Forest River recalls some Coachmen Orion and Dynamax Rev RVs

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Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain 2016 Coachmen Orion, 2019-2020 Lone Star Handicap Vans, and 2016-2018 Dynamax Rev vehicles. The transmission shifter...

Thor recalls some Tellaro and Sequence motorhomes

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Thor Motor Coach (TMC) is recalling 227 model year 2020-2021 Tellaro 20AT and 20LT, and 2020 Sequence 20A, 20K and 20L motorhomes. The transmission...

Some Silverado and Sierra pickups recalled. Hood could open unexpectedly

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General Motors is recalling more than 1,900 model year 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 and 3500, and GMC Sierra 2500 and 3500 pickups. The hood-latch...
Editorial

From editor Chuck Woodbury, hiding out in Arizona

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From the editor As I noted in my essay in today's newsletter, I know two people with the COVID-19. One has died, the other is...

Action needed: Keep RV parks open

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A message from the Escapees Club RV parks across the country are closed/closing in response to state and local orders. Most states are allowing individual...
Editorial

Warning/Plea from a truck driver

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This was posted on our Facebook page, RV Coronavirus News by trucker Cyril Martinez. I’m trucking across I-40 with an ice cream load for Henderson,...
Editorial

Coronavirus is not fair. Some thoughts

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This was posted by the Washington State Department of Health. We believe it's worth sharing. If you have kids, maybe you’ve had a chance to...

Building an RV park: Campground, Smampground. Everything is ON HOLD!

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By Machelle James My brain is fried. I am on Coronavirus overload. I had to turn off the news as the ups and downs with...

Free and cheap places to stay in an RV, Issue 940

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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...
KOA

KOA closing some parks by order of governments

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UPDATED: March 24, 2020, at 11 a.m. Below is an updated list of KOA campgrounds that are closed due to local government orders. We will...

Campground Chatter with Janet Groene, March 21, 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 939

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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...

Do you ever go nuts trying to identify a scene that pops into your...

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By Chuck Woodbury ROADSIDE JOURNAL Do you ever have flashbacks of places you've been and then go nuts trying to figure out where they were? An...

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?...
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