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Sunday, August 18, 2019

RV Travel Newsletter Issue 910

Welcome to RVtravel.com, "The RVers' Voice of Reason." Learn about RV camping, RV travel, RV news and much more. This newsletter, now in its 18th...

RV Daily Tips Newsletter Issue 1151

From the editors of RVtravel.com, "The RVers' Voice of Reason." Thursday, August 15, 2019 Welcome to another edition of RV Travel’s Daily Tips newsletter. Here you’ll...

RV Daily Tips Newsletter Issue 1150

From the editors of RVtravel.com, "The RVers' Voice of Reason." Wednesday, August 14, 2019 Welcome to another edition of RV Travel’s Daily Tips newsletter. Here...

Add awning sun blockers to keep cool on steamy afternoons

By Bob Difley In most campgrounds you are relegated to a defined pad to park your RV, and often it is not oriented the way...

RV Travel Newsletter Issue 910

Welcome to RVtravel.com, "The RVers' Voice of Reason." Learn about RV camping, RV travel, RV news and much more. This newsletter, now in its 18th...

Reader letter: Watch out RV Travel, you’re on a slippery slope!

By Chuck Woodbury EDITIOR I received this letter after last week's issue: I have been reading your newsletter for several years and have learned from the many...

How accurate are the holding tank gauges on your RV?

Are your RV's holding tank gauges reliable? Do they accurately show the level of your  holding tanks — black, gray and fresh water —...

The new American RVer – not a pretty sight

By Russ and Tiña De Maris Across the nation, people are discovering just how much an RV can become a home. Full-timers have known this...
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RV Travel Quiz Issue 910

Having trouble seeing the quiz? Try clicking here. Today's Prize! Win these folding, high-power binoculars! We love giving away stuff! Today, we’re giving away these beautiful, highly rated binoculars. They’re...

That was the RV week that was, August 10–16, 2019

Here are your RV news highlights for the week of August 10–16, 2019. Excitement over the purchase of a used fifth wheel quickly gave way...
maintenance and repair

Do “still” RV water pumps run deep?

By Russ and Tiña De Maris Boondockers and other folks who get away from "city water" connections sometimes complain of a noise when using the...
RV Electricity

RV Electricity – Possible tester failure on 30-amp outlets

By Mike Sokol Dear readers, In this column I'm going to warn you about a potential measurement problem that can occur when testing 30-amp shore power...
RV Electricity

RV Electricity – Just Ask Mike (J.A.M.): How to troubleshoot anything

By Mike Sokol Welcome to my J.A.M. (Just Ask Mike) Session, a weekly column where I answer your basic electrical questions. If you're a newbie...
RV Electricity

RV Electricity – Reverse Polarity Bootleg Ground update

By Mike Sokol Just a reminder that I'll be presenting free seminars at the Hershey RV Show September 11-15, as well as offering a 3-hour...

Best laid plans…

Hi folks, I know some of you saw that the site was experiencing problems for a while on Thursday afternoon. We had a little dust...

VIDEO: The proper way to connect a tow bar to your vehicle

In this video I'll show you the steps required to properly connect a tow bar to your vehicle. While I'm using a Blue Ox...

The importance of motorhome checklists and an update on Siren and Andy – A...

This video includes a few topics: - The importance of having a detailed motorhome checklist - An update on Siren - Is Andy buying a new coach? -...

How accurate are the holding tank gauges on your RV?

Are your RV's holding tank gauges reliable? Do they accurately show the level of your  holding tanks — black, gray and fresh water —...

What we learned about you last week (August 10-16)

By Emily Woodbury I have to admit, I'm fighting to stay awake today, so you'll have to excuse me if I seem less chipper than...

Winnebago recalls motorhomes: Wheels could loosen, detach

Winnebago Industries, Inc., is recalling certain 2018-2019 Fuse motorhomes built on a 2018 Ford Transit chassis and equipped with aluminum wheel feature code 63W....

Thor recalls motorhomes: Battery tray may detach

Thor Motor Coach is recalling certain 2019-2020 Omni and Magnitude motorhomes. The battery tray may be improperly welded to the chassis frame, allowing the...

Some American Coach motorhomes recalled for incorrect install

REV Recreation Group (REV) is recalling certain 2016-2019 American Coach American Eagle and 2016 American Heritage motorhomes equipped with factory-installed rear air deflectors. The...

Reader letter: Watch out RV Travel, you’re on a slippery slope!

By Chuck Woodbury EDITIOR I received this letter after last week's issue: I have been reading your newsletter for several years and have learned from the many...

The new American RVer – not a pretty sight

By Russ and Tiña De Maris Across the nation, people are discovering just how much an RV can become a home. Full-timers have known this...

Camping World CEO Marcus Lemonis: The “Profit” or the “Destroyer”?

By Chuck Woodbury EDITOR Alan Warren, the sometimes outspoken host of the syndicated radio program the RV Show USA, takes a moment away from his radio...

Editorial: Please give us a break

By Chuck Woodbury EDITOR We have published nearly 6,000 articles on this website and ten thousand more on previous renditions that we lost when we switched...

Grand Canyon-area campground set for big expansion

(August 16, 2019) — The Kaibab National Forest plans to expand and remodel the popular Ten X Campground on the Tusayan Ranger District 4.3...

Campground Chatter with Janet Groene, August 16, 2019

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

Nail those pesky mosquitoes and send them fleeing from your campsite

By Bob Difley So you like camping but wish you didn’t have to put up with biting insects, especially those pesky mosquitoes. And even more...

Hard to believe an RV park hookup could be so stupid!

By Chuck Woodbury Here's the water-hookup situation at my campsite at an RV park in Springfield, Illinois. I just found this photo. I took it...

The wordiest parking lot sign in America

By Chuck Woodbury ROADSIDE JOURNAL In days of old, a parking lot sign might say that unauthorized cars would be towed, then offer a phone number...

If only life were like it’s portrayed in commercials

By Chuck Woodbury ROADSIDE JOURNAL When you think about it, you realize that if life were like how it's portrayed in advertisements and commercials, it would...
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