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Saturday, January 18, 2020

RV Travel Newsletter Issue 931

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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 #930, Sunday edition

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Welcome to RVtravel.com, the newsletter that speaks the truth about the realities of RVing. Please tell your friends about us! Here's the latest news about...

RV Daily Tips Newsletter Issue 1256

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Friday, January 17, 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 1255

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Thursday, January 16, 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 Travel Newsletter Issue 931

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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...

Do you believe Walmart will still allow free overnight RV parking in 5 years?

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Every night in America, thousands of RVers spend the night for free in a Walmart parking lot. You have to wonder what would happen...
RV Electricity

RVelectricity: Finding short circuits in 12-volt systems, Part 2A

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By Mike Sokol  Dear Readers, As promised, here's Part 2 of my 12-volt DC short circuit tutorial. I'm splitting Part 2 into sub parts A and...

What we learned about you last week (January 11-17)

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By Emily Woodbury Greetings from a still-snowy Seattle (ugh!). Anyone else currently in the Pacific Northwest? What a week we've had, huh? I did not...

RV monopolies degrade product quality

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Dear Chuck, "In the early days of the automobile industry, before only Ford, GM and Fiat Chrysler were left, thousands of companies came and went....

Holy smokes! This is one very weird RV

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Reader Don Vlack sent this photo. "Here's an interesting looking setup I saw in Florida," he wrote. "I did not have a chance to...

Trashy Quartzsite “ghetto” just keeps on growing

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From the Facebook page Quartzsite Happenings with The Adventures of Finius the Skinniest. A couple months back as I was driving to the claim,...
RV Tire Safety

RV Tire Safety: LT versus ST tires for RV trailers

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with RV tire expert Roger Marble It's no longer 1970 with a national 55 mph speed limit and with ST tires being introduced, i.e., "pushed,"...
RV Tire Safety

RV Tire Safety: LT versus ST tires for RV trailers

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with RV tire expert Roger Marble It's no longer 1970 with a national 55 mph speed limit and with ST tires being introduced, i.e., "pushed,"...
maintenance and repair

The easiest way to seal annoying seam leaks

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Seal those seams for the season! (Say that five times fast.) Ever revisit your RV after a long winter and find that your cover didn't...

RV Doctor: Trailer breakaway switch and inverter questions

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Dear Gary, I have several questions about the breakaway switch on a travel trailer. First, thank you so much for all of your time at...
RV Tire Safety

RV Tire Safety: “I never hit a pothole” – so why did the tire...

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with RV tire expert Roger Marble The title for this post is a direct quote made by many people who have suffered some tire failure....
RV Doctor

RV Doctor: RV water heater and fridge pilot light problems

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Dear Gary, I am having a problem with the pilot light on the hot water tank on my old motorhome. I can light the pilot...

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...

How to fit a dog backpack

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About half of RVtravel.com readers bring along one or more dogs on their trips. And for many of those readers a big part of...

The strangest road sign we’ve ever seen…

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Sometimes when you're driving down the highway in your RV you get real hungry. You might get an urge for a special food...like cottage...

“Hike” Arizona state parks without leaving your RV

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Imagine hiking an Arizona state park trail or visiting your campsite before you head out, giving you the chance to perfectly plan your hike...

Sleeping around: Spend the night in a Wienermobile

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Most of us are perfectly comfortable sleeping in our RVs. We don't want a fancy hotel. Heck, we try to weasel out of invitations...

What we learned about you last week (January 11-17)

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By Emily Woodbury Greetings from a still-snowy Seattle (ugh!). Anyone else currently in the Pacific Northwest? What a week we've had, huh? I did not...

How would you describe yourself politically?

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We know asking this question will almost certainly create a tornado of nasty comments, with lots of name calling, especially from the six dozen...

Riverside RV recalls some Intrepid trailers for fire risk

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Riverside RV is recalling 189 model year 2020 Intrepid travel trailers. The stove top flame may invert to below the stove top when the...

RV and RV-related recalls for December 2019

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Here is our monthly summary of RV recalls for December 2019 and related equipment we feel are of interest to our readers. This information...

Forest River recall: Motorhome cooling fan could seize, cause fire

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Forest River is recalling certain 2016-2018 Dynamax Rev and Coachmen Orion motorhomes built on Ram ProMaster chassis equipped with 3.0L diesel or 3.6L gasoline...
Editorial

Never buy an RV this way!

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By Chuck Woodbury EDITOR The following is right from the website of Gander RV & Outdoors, which is essentially the same company as Camping World. Our advice:...

My rude, noisy neighbor. Good riddance!

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By Chuck Woodbury At about 8:30 Thursday morning, my neighbor fired up his very loud diesel-powered Dodge Ram pickup. He was preparing to leave the...
Editorial

RVing headed into a confusing place

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By Chuck Woodbury EDITOR Keep your eyes open for ads and commercials for KOA, the large chain of mostly franchised RV parks. Chances are better than...
Editorial

Letters to the editor: A New Year’s Resolution

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Dear Chuck, There was a question on RVtravel.com recently that asked how many people were winterizing their RV. Turns out 60% were winterizing and 40%...

Building an RV park: We’ve made some changes!

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By Machelle James Oh, we have some exciting news to share with you! We had serious concerns about opening up our campground with full hookups...

Free and cheap places to stay in an RV, Issue 930

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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, January 11, 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...

No RV sites at this campground — just “glampers” for $149 to $514 a...

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By Chuck Woodbury Not a week passes without a few new campgrounds being built or proposed across America. But increasingly many of those campgrounds do...

Free and cheap places to stay in an RV, Issue 929

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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...

This is not the America I have known

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By Chuck Woodbury ROADSIDE JOURNAL This picture originally ran in The Denver Post. It's a homeless camp right across a park from the Colorado state capitol....

My very own missile silo!

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By Chuck Woodbury ROADSIDE JOURNAL Two Titan II missile silos are for sale, both in Arizona – one in Oracle and one in Benson. They are...
London Bridge

Editor update for Sunday newsletter

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Saturday around noon, January 11, 2020 By Chuck Woodbury Gail and I are still in Needles, California. We dined last evening at the Wagon Wheel, a...

Football helmets. Hard to believe this one!

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By Chuck Woodbury ROADSIDE JOURNAL If you watch football in person or on TV, you know there's a lot of concern these days about preventing concussions....

The story I blew: The flyswatter repairman of Needles

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By Chuck Woodbury ROADSIDE JOURNAL I would like to tell you a story from many years ago that I didn’t write about. It was back in...
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