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RV Travel Newsletter Issue 888

Learn about RV camping, RV travel, RV news and much more. This newsletter, now in its 18th year of continuous publication, is funded primarily...

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RV Daily Tips Newsletter 1068

Issue 1068 • March 18, 2019 Welcome to another fabulous edition of RV Travel’s Daily Tips newsletter. Here, you’ll find helpful RV-related, and small-space living,...

RV Daily Tips Newsletter 1067

Issue 1067 • March 14, 2019 Welcome to another fabulous edition of RV Travel’s Daily Tips newsletter. Here, you’ll find helpful RV-related, and small-space living,...

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RV Daily Tips Newsletter 1068

Issue 1068 • March 18, 2019 Welcome to another fabulous edition of RV Travel’s Daily Tips newsletter. Here, you’ll find helpful RV-related, and small-space living,...

Win a drone!

OK, it's time for another RVtravel.com surprise contest. Today, it's your chance to win a very cool little drone – a highly rated entry-level...

RV Travel Newsletter Issue 888

Learn about RV camping, RV travel, RV news and much more. This newsletter, now in its 18th year of continuous publication, is funded primarily...

Your tips wanted about how to choose a campsite

In the March 16 issue of the RVtravel.com newsletter, editor Chuck Woodbury offered 15 tips for choosing a site in a campground or RV...

That was the RV week that was, March 16, 2019

Here are your RV news highlights for the week of March 9–15, 2019. Zion National rangers looking for a thief The theft occurred at Watchman Campground...
Reader Poll

Will you celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day?

Do you have big plans to celebrate tomorrow's Saint Patrick's Day? Are you headed out to a parade, or maybe a dinner of corned...

Arizona wildflower bloom a show stopper

Arizona is currently experiencing what may be the best wildflower bloom in two decades. Mexican poppies, purple lupine, brittlebush, scorpion weed, and globe mallows...
Len Wilcox

How to wear a cowboy hat

By Len Wilcox WESTERN VIEW One of my favorite writers published a piece that told the rules for wearing a cowboy hat. That writer is Bob...

RV Electricity

RV Electricity

RV Electricity – Does a construction generator make clean AC power?

By Mike Sokol Dear Mike, I understand the concept of inverters, but what about generators? Does a construction-type generator put out a clean sine wave, or...
RV Electricity

RV Electricity – What’s a modified/stepped inverter?

By Mike Sokol Dear Mike, I own a 2005 Winnebago Vectra that has a 2000-watt Dimension Inverter. I need to decide whether to repair ($400 to...
RV Electricity

RV Electricity – Do I need a 30- or 50-amp surge protector?

By Mike Sokol Dear Mike, Referring to your comment on your post "RV Electricity – An easy way to measure 50-amp outlets": Speaking of 50-amp service, I...

Bloggers

VIDEO: When to lift the tag axle

In this video, you meet Robert Hitt, the Service Training Manager of Prevost, explaining what you need to know about when to lift your...

Don’t settle for the “runt” when buying an RV

In his monologue airing on radio stations across the USA this weekend, host Alan Warren of The RV Show USA tells a story about...

VIDEO: What You Need To Know About DEF

If you have a late model diesel powered motorhome, there's a good chance it requires the usage of Diesel Exhaust Fluid, aka DEF. In...

Reader Polls

Reader Poll

Will you celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day?

Do you have big plans to celebrate tomorrow's Saint Patrick's Day? Are you headed out to a parade, or maybe a dinner of corned...

What we learned about you last week (March 9-15)

By Emily Woodbury Well, I must say, reading the comments on Saturday's poll this week was pretty neat. It's incredible to learn that RV Travel...

RV Recalls

Forest River recalls trailers: Tire placard advises over-inflating tires

Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain 2019 Forest River Wildwood travel trailers. The Federal Placard indicates an incorrect front tire pressure of...

Forest River recall: Bunk bed latch may open unexpectedly

Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain 2018-2019 Rockwood and Flagstaff travel trailers. The bunk bed door latch fasteners that secure the bunk...

Forest River recalls trailers: breakaway switch issue

Forest River, Inc., is recalling 2,454 model year 2019 Flagstaff and Rockwood travel trailers. The breakaway safety switch may be improperly wired, and as...

Editorials & Opinion

Campground of the future? You’re kidding, right?

By Chuck Woodbury The giant annual lovefest of the RV industry, called RVX, just ended in Salt Lake City. It's where RV industry people come...

Some thoughts about Camping World

By Chuck Woodbury Camping World announced its fourth quarter and 2018 yearly earnings on Friday. A day earlier it conducted a conference call with its...
You better believe it

Watch out! Topless RVer ahead!

Roll your tongues back in your heads, fellas. Perhaps a more technically correct headline would read, "Top-down RV ahead." It's all part of an...

Battle brewing between campers, RV parks on electricity usage

By Andy Zipser Andy is the owner of the Walnut Hills Campground and RV Park in Staunton, Virginia. You’d think most adults would realize that nothing...

Camping & Parks

Your tips wanted about how to choose a campsite

In the March 16 issue of the RVtravel.com newsletter, editor Chuck Woodbury offered 15 tips for choosing a site in a campground or RV...

Indiana gets its first national park

The National Park Service has welcomed Indiana Dunes National Park to its roster, making it the country’s 61st national park. Located in northwestern Indiana along the shore...

Building an RV park: Decisions, decisions. It’s showtime!

By Machelle James Oh boy. Our campground decisions seem to be changing on a daily basis. We had to make a tough decision last week....

Editor's Roadside Jounal

You better believe it

Is this the world’s longest travel trailer?

This amazing travel trailer was built by the man posing by it, Albert R. Beglar, in his back yard using surplus airplane wings, a...

My new space age boxer shorts

By Chuck Woodbury ROADSIDE JOURNAL Bless her heart, my significant other's kindness. I'm only an hour away from wrapping up this week's RVtravel.com newsletter but I...

Oh, I am humbled. I meet my “look-a-likes”

By Chuck Woodbury ROADSIDE JOURNAL Many times I've heard that somewhere in the world there is someone who looks just like you. My brother once ran...