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RV Travel Newsletter Issue 955

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Happy Birthday, USA ~ You're 244 years old today! Learn about RV camping, RV travel, RV news and much more. This newsletter, now in its...

Full-time RVing: Learning how to “just roll with it”

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By Terri Nighswonger My RV journey began nearly a year and a half ago when my husband, Todd, and I were discussing some “next steps”...

Living in one place, in one home, isn’t as “normal” as it once was

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By Chuck Woodbury An idea that has bounced around in my head for a long time is that living in one place, in one home,...

Full-timing doesn’t mean major eating change

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By Russ and Tiña De Maris Despite the fact that a lot of "high-end" motorhome builders have eliminated the "old-fashioned" oven, it seems many full-timers...

Full-time RVing: Do you have the right insurance?

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By Russ and Tiña De Maris One of the big questions of folks making the jump from "sticks and bricks" to a "life on the...

Video: Roger “Hurricane” Wilson shares a catchy tune about RVing

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Popular travel bloggers Gone with the Wynns shared this video of Roger "Hurricane" Wilson singing his tune "Home Sweet Home in My RV" in...

Want to downsize? Sell your stuff on eBay

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By Chris Guld, Geeks on Tour We sold our house in 2003 and moved into an RV. First we packed the RV with whatever we...

Full-time RVers in a bind. Here’s how you can help

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By Russ and Tiña De Maris Many Americans are rapidly tiring of self-isolation. Accustomed to a varied routine, being out-and-about, now they may spend days...

Full-timers – Where can you stay during this outbreak?

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By Russ and Tiña De Maris The COVID-19 situation has turned us all upside down. Did you have a road trip planned? Did your plans...

Why we chose the Pioneer RV Park in north Phoenix

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This is part two by Ingrid Hubbard of her original post "Why I miss a home base." Since our children live in Phoenix, Arizona, this...

Readers tell us: Full-timers, do you miss your sticks-and-bricks home?

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By Emily Woodbury I'm sure many of you who own RVs but don't live in one full-time often think, "I wonder if I could sell...
Console vaults safely store hand guns.

Have gun (in console vault), will travel

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By James Raia Console Vault, a Columbus, Ohio-based company, has seen a rapid increase in personal security, particularly among Jeep Wrangler owners. Wrangler owners who are...
The replica of the 1946 school bus used in the movie Into The Wild.

Old bus from “Into The Wild” no longer remote tourist attraction

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By James Raia Thirteen years after it became the world's most infamous used school bus, the one-time refuge for workers and a wayward young man...

How dramatically is the COVID-19 pandemic negatively impacting your life?

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It's a difficult time for many people. The coronavirus and COVID-19 have not only made people sick, and even caused some to die, it...

Need the perfect place to store your RV? No problem. It costs $269,000

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By James Raia Keeping your motorhome clean, protected from the elements and secure may be standard practice for many owners. But would you pay $269,000...
Reader polls

Do you insure your RV on a separate policy from your other vehicles?

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Do you insure your car (or truck), and your RV on the same insurance policy? Or do you have separate policies for each? Some...

This RV wouldn’t budge in a tornado!

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Reader and RVtravel.com contributor Nanci Dixon sent us this photo of an incredible converted Jeep military vehicle she saw at a campground. Now that's...

Go slow at the dealership – Don’t let money burn a hole in your...

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By Russ and Tiña De Maris They call it "buyer's remorse." Here's a real-life example: An RV shopper and his wife had in mind a...

RV Education 101: Keep holding tank odors out of the RV

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By Mark Polk RV EDUCATION 101® RV holding tanks are designed with a vent pipe going from the top of the holding tank to the roof...

Building an RV park: We met with the Board of Supervisors – Good news!

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By Machelle James (June 23) Here we are in Holbrook, waiting to speak at our Final Approval hearing with the Navajo County Board of Supervisors....

Let’s talk about poop!

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By Terri Nighswonger Let’s be honest here, poop isn’t generally a topic we hear discussed around the campfire unless maybe you need advice on your...

It’s checkout time, your RV has a problem, won’t move. What to do?

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By Chuck Woodbury EDITOR I have wondered what would happen if it were time to check out of my site in a packed RV park, but...

Campground Chatter with Janet Groene, June 27, 2020

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The latest news about camping and developments in North American campgrounds and RV parks from Janet Groene. DISCLAIMER: This blog is for late-breaking news for...

Free and cheap places to stay in an RV, Issue 954

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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...

Recall: Some Forest River trailers have wrong weight information

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Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain 2020-2021 Rockwood travel trailers, model RLT2205S-W. The Federal Placard indicates an incorrect Gross Axle Weight Rating...

Forest River recalls various RVs, windows could fall out

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Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling 783 model year 2020 Cedar Creek, Columbus, Flagstaff, Coachmen Apex, Palomino, Rockwood, and Sunseeker recreational vehicles and...

Forest River RV recalls some toyhaulers for propane leak issue

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Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain 2021 Cherokee Wolf Pack toyhauler RVs, model CKF325PACK13. The propane gas line may be routed around...

Newell RV recall: Object could get lodged under gas pedal

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Newell Coach Corp. (Newell) is recalling certain 2020-2021 P50 motor coaches. The decorative cover for the center console column may be knocked loose by...
RV Tire Safety

RV Tire Safety: What valve stem to use with a TPMS – Part 1

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with RV tire expert Roger Marble Here's my opinion on the ongoing discussion regarding what valve stem to use with an external tire pressure monitoring...
Reader polls

How comfortable are you at performing minor repairs on your RV?

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A while ago we asked if you considered yourself handy and 47 percent of you said you're either extremely handy or very handy. Only...

Manage your temperatures for a long and happy RV life

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By Greg Illes When running an RV, most people think about temperature fairly minimally: How's the engine? Usually, there's (at least) an engine coolant temperature...
RV Tire Safety

RV Tire Safety: More important info on trailer vs. truck tires

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with RV tire expert Roger Marble Here's an original post and question on a 5th wheel RV forum I follow. "Searched this forum (no, didn't...

Window awnings – Enjoy the shade but keep your view

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By Jim Twamley RV window awnings typically have two positions — deployed or stowed. When the window awning is deployed it can cut your viewing...
maintenance and repair

Can your air conditioner beat the heat?

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By Russ and Tiña De Maris "Summer breeze, makes me feel fine. Blowin' through the jasmine in my mind." So sang Seals and Crofts. But...

Avoid the cordless drill blues

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By Dave Helgeson If you are like me, you carry a cordless drill in your RV. They come in handy for a bunch of things...

Check your water tank venting and save water

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By Greg Illes It's surprising at times how much impact a simple oversight can be. In our Itasca motorhome, the fresh water tank had a...
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