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Sunday, February 23, 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 1281

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Friday, February 21, 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 1280

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Thursday, February 20, 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,...

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...
RV Electricity

RV Electricity – Just Ask Mike (J.A.M.): Is my power inverter dying?

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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...
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...
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...

Pickup truck prices now highest in history

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By James Raia Recreational vehicle owners considering buying a new truck should beware. Just like new cars, the average price of a new pickup in...

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...

When driving, what do you most listen to?

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When you're driving down the road, do you enjoy just being with your thoughts — no music or other electronic distractions? But maybe your...

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...
RV Tire Safety

RV Tire Safety: Why inflate your tires to their max when parking for a...

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with RV tire expert Roger Marble I had a question about what inflation to run when parking your RV or other vehicle for a long...

What to do if your propane tank is overfilled

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By Heidi Bodette LovingTheRVlife.com Has your RV propane tank ever been overfilled? Well, it happened to us in January. Here's what we learned so you can...
RV Electricity

Easy generator carrying for your travel trailer

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By Dave Helgeson Carrying a generator with a travel trailer can be problematic. Many end up placing the generator in the bed of their pickup...

RV Doctor: RV levelers raising tires off the ground – occupants queasy!

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Dear Gary, Our motorhome has Power Gear brand levelers. The front two float side to side on the same hydraulic circuit while the rear two...

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...

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...

When driving, what do you most listen to?

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When you're driving down the road, do you enjoy just being with your thoughts — no music or other electronic distractions? But maybe your...

How often do you have a wood campfire?

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For every 100 nights you spend in your RV, how often do you have a wood campfire? Is it a "must do" activity for...

Forest River recalls some 2020 trailers for fire hazard

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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...

Forest River recalls some trailers, breakaway switch could fail

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Forest River, Inc., is recalling certain 2020 Freedom Express, Salem, Stealth EVO, Vibe, Wildcat Maxx, and Wildwood travel trailers. The emergency break-away switch may...

GMC, Chevy trucks recalled for software glitch that could affect braking

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General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling more than 148,000 model year 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 trucks. The vehicles received an...
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...

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...

Reader asks: What to do with nosy busybodies in RV parks?

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Long-time RVer and RVtravel.com reader, and frequent commenter, Jeffrey Torsrud sent this to us and we couldn't help but chuckle. Ah, the pains of...

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...

Incredible! Don’t stay at this motel or you will be beaten!

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By Chuck Woodbury Here is yet another reason to avoid motels and hotels in favor of your RV. Not only can you sleep in your...

U.S. Camel Corps remembered in Quartzsite

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By Chuck Woodbury ROADSIDE JOURNAL One of the most interesting military experiments of the American West involved 77 camels and a Syrian named Hi Jolly. His...
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