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RV Travel Newsletter Issue 913

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 19th...
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RV Daily Tips Newsletter Issue 1172

Friday, September 20, 2019 Welcome to another edition of RV Travel’s Daily Tips newsletter. Here you’ll find helpful RV-related and small-space living tips from the...
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RV Daily Tips Newsletter Issue 1171

Thursday, September 19, 2019 Welcome to another edition of RV Travel’s Daily Tips newsletter. Here you’ll find helpful RV-related and small-space living tips from the...
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Campground Chatter with Janet Groene, September 20, 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...
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That was the RV week that was, September 14 – 20, 2019

Here are your RV news highlights for the week of September 14 through 20, 2019. Grafton, Illinois, has a big problem recovering from flooding caused...
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Keystone debuts dual bunk trailer, sleeps 14!

Based on press release (with a little commentary on our part) Bigger is better, and "more" is better in the RV world (at least that's...
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Oregon State Parks experiments with fall campsite discounts

The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) will offer discounted rates for electrical and full-hookup RV campsites at selected state parks during October and...
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Video: Did fire department mess up on this RV fire?

By Chuck Woodbury I am not a firefighter so I certainly can't, with authority, question how the fireman approached this situation. But in this three-minute...
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The Business of Work Camping: Do as the owner does

By Sam Suva When a campground gets an application to work, it carefully reviews the information, consults with managers and staff, then scrutinizes the references....
RV Tire Safety

RV Tire Safety: Truing a tire – Is it properly mounted?

with RV tire expert Roger Marble I received a question from "Fred" on "truing tires": "On the Escapee's forum, there was a conversation about tires, and...
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FMCA announces stiff hike in membership fee

By Chuck Woodbury The RV club FMCA, which was once called the Family Motor Coach Association but is now simply called FMCA, has hiked its...
RV Tire Safety

RV Tire Safety: Truing a tire – Is it properly mounted?

with RV tire expert Roger Marble I received a question from "Fred" on "truing tires": "On the Escapee's forum, there was a conversation about tires, and...
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Nonworking absorption fridge? Read this before replacing it

Dear Gary, I have a refrigerator that needs to have the cooling unit replaced. Do you know of any place that I can get a...
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Keep that expensive battery bank alive – It’s easy!

By Russ and Tiña De Maris Batteries are black boxes we don't think about much. Not until the rueful day comes when they don't respond...
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The world’s largest “catsup” bottle

The world's largest "catsup" (or ketchup) bottle is a unique 170-ft. tall, 100-gallon water tower in Collinsville, Illinois. It was constructed in 1949 by...
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Spend the night in Barbie’s dream RV

Now, this is not an opportunity that comes along every day! The only problem is you'll have to fly or drive to Mexico City...
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Cross the Idaho Panhandle on the Silver Valley’s Mullan Road

By Bob Difley The Schee-chu-umsh people lived beside an idyllic azure-blue lake surrounded by towering pines in what is now the Idaho Panhandle. Each year...
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When was the last time you weighed your RV?

Your RV must be weighed when it is fully loaded. This includes passengers, food, clothing, water, fuel, supplies, any towed vehicles behind a motorhome,...
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What we learned about you last week (September 9-13)

By Emily Woodbury Hey, strangers! It's been a couple of weeks and I missed you! Last Friday around this same time I was frantically trying...
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Thor motorhome recall: Battery cable defect could cause fire

Thor Motor Coach (TMC) is recalling 1,941 model year 2020 Chateau, Daybreak, Four Winds, Freedom Elite, Majestic, Outlaw and Quantum motorhomes. The battery cables...
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Forest River trailer recall: Upper bunk may collapse

Forest River, Inc. is recalling certain 2020 Catalina travel trailers. The fasteners securing the upper sleeping bunks may be too short, which can allow...
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Jayco recalls some fifth wheel trailers

Jayco, Inc. (Jayco) is recalling 870 model year 2019-2020 Eagle HT fifth wheel trailers equipped with MORyde Orbital or You Turn Rubber Pin Box...
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Video: Did fire department mess up on this RV fire?

By Chuck Woodbury I am not a firefighter so I certainly can't, with authority, question how the fireman approached this situation. But in this three-minute...
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Remembering 9/11, and wondering what happened to us since then

By Alan Warren Host, The RV Show USA Before going to bed last night, I read something about "what happened 18 years ago this morning". It...
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Desperation sale at Camping World?

BREAKING NEWS Friday evening, August 30 By Chuck Woodbury EDITOR Camping World is promoting a super down payment deal now through Labor Day on its website and in...
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How a pig nearly changed U.S. history

By Chuck Woodbury One of the America's most unusual wars involved only one casualty – a pig – and yet it could have changed the...
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Campground Chatter with Janet Groene, September 20, 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...
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Oregon State Parks experiments with fall campsite discounts

The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) will offer discounted rates for electrical and full-hookup RV campsites at selected state parks during October and...
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Campground Chatter with Janet Groene, September 13, 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...
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Man puts RV on cruise control, walks back to make coffee

By Chuck Woodbury ROADSIDE JOURNAL I likely "got you" with that headline, but rest assured you are not the first to fall for this urban legend....
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Why I never liked camping in a tent

Chuck Woodbury ROADSIDE JORNAL Originally posted on an early version of this website on Feb. 2, 2003 A reporter asked me recently why I enjoy RVing so...
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Most RVers keep to themselves

By Chuck Woodbury ROADSIDE JOURNAL It occurred to me recently that people in RV parks act a lot like they do at home: They keep to...
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