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Tuesday, January 28, 2020

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Sunday RV News

News for RVers #932, Sunday edition

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Welcome to RVtravel.com, the newsletter that cares. Please tell your friends about us! Here's the latest news about RVing and more from the editors of...
Tax Corner

Establishing a full-timing “home state” for taxes

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By Neil Seidler, CPA, CMA TAX CORNER Dear Neil, We are currently in the process of selling our sticks-and-bricks home to become full-time RVers. What should we...

Full-time RVing: Sell the house to hit the road?

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By Russ and Tiña De Maris One of the critical issues for those considering the full-time RV lifestyle is whether or not to sell the...

5 Mistaken assumptions the new full-time RVer makes

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By Nanci Dixon Being almost four years into full-time RVing, I can see clearly (or at least more clearly than I previously could) the mistaken...

How do full-time RVers keep busy?

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By Russ and Tiña De Maris Some folks, unfamiliar with the RV lifestyle, wonder just what fulltimers do to “keep themselves occupied.” After all, there’s...

The Business of Work Camping: The five things we did wrong – Part 2

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By Sam Suva Hello and welcome to Part 2 of The Business of Work Camping – The five things we did wrong. Part 1 is...

The Business of Work Camping: The five things we did wrong – Part 1

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By Sam Suva We have been work camping in many situations for a very long time. We have camped in fields and worked in a...

The Business of Work Camping: Do as the owner does

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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....

The Business of Work Camping – How to stay healthy when RVing

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By Sam Suva Work camping is a miniature version of our former sticks-and-bricks life. Most of the things we do while living in an RV...

The Business of Work Camping: Theft in the campground

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By Sam Suva For the most part, the campgrounds and resorts we stayed at were safe, and almost no major incidents of theft were reported....

RV shopping? Watch for the dreaded low-end CCC sticker

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By Russ and Tiña De Maris Here's the case of the couple that wants to break into full-time RVing. That's a serious step, since "all...

Porsche meets Newell: 2020 models out – Bring your checkbook

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By Russ and Tiña De Maris Pssst! Looking for a new motorhome this year? How about one that will make everyone in the RV resort...

How important was the exterior of your RV (color/graphics) when you bought it?

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Was how your RV looked on the outside a significant factor in why you bought that particular RV? Or did it even matter at...

Is it a boat? An RV? Or a boat-RV? One thing, it’s weird!

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George Bliss spotted this very unusual RV in Parker, Arizona, last week. "I'm not sure how it’s configured inside but it would be interesting to...
Reader Poll

Full-timers: What type of RV do you travel with?

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This poll is for full-time RVers only: Curious minds would like to know the type of RV you live in. Do you prefer a motorhome,...

What we learned about you last week (January 18-24)

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By Emily Woodbury Hola! I'm on day two of no caffeine, so forgive me if my writing is a bit...depresso. This is rough though! Oy. Anyway,...
Tax Corner

Tax Corner: Tax return tips especially for RVing business owners

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By Neil Seidler, CPA, CMA It's tax time again so I thought I'd give you a few tips and things to think about regarding your...
RV Shrink

RV Shrink: Ripped off RVers considering extra security, i.e., “locked and loaded”

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Dear RV Shrink: We often spend the night parked at Walmart, or other inviting lots, while traveling back and forth to Florida. They are mostly...

Why Walmart is banning RV overnight stays at more stores

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We ran a survey last week, asking readers if they believed Walmart would still allow overnight stays in its store parking lots in five...

Electric power: You pay for it – learn to read the meter

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By Russ and Tiña De Maris Spend any amount of time at all in a commercial RV park and you’re apt to get a power...

Free and cheap places to stay in an RV, Issue 932

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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...

Campground Chatter with Janet Groene, January 25, 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...

Do you have a favorite campground or RV park?

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Do you have a favorite campground or RV park? Or a favorite unique place you've stayed in your RV? Leave a comment below, or email...

A campground in the clouds and a slice of pie. Paradise!

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By Emily Schneider Note from the RVtravel.com staff: Emily wrote in telling us about her favorite campground, Campfire Lodgings, outside her favorite place, Asheville, NC....

Forest River motorhome recall: Wrong propane line routing could cause fire

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Forest River, Inc. is recalling certain 2019-2020 Georgetown GTA34H5F motorhomes. The rubber liquid propane (LP) gas line may have been improperly routed against the...

Winnebago recalls some Adventurer motorhomes for fire risk

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Winnebago Industries, Inc., is recalling certain 2020 Adventurer motorhomes. When using 30 AMP service, the heat coil may not disengage when the Power Control...

Riverside RV recalls some Intrepid trailers for fire risk

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Riverside RV is recalling 189 model year 2020 Intrepid travel trailers. The stove top flame may invert to below the stove top when the...

RV and RV-related recalls for December 2019

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Here is our monthly summary of RV recalls for December 2019 and related equipment we feel are of interest to our readers. This information...
RV Tire Safety

RV Tire Safety: Do not unnecessarily bleed off high air pressure

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with RV tire expert Roger Marble "I bleed off the high air pressure so I don't exceed the 'Max Pressure'." The above statement or a variation...
RV Doctor

RV Doctor: How to adjust a Lippert slideout

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Dear Gary, Can you explain the adjustment sequence on how far the slides go in and out with my Lippert slideout? The manual just says...
maintenance and repair

What you didn’t know about RV tire pressure

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By Eric Johnson TechnoRV In the past 5 years there's been a large increase in RVers who monitor their tire pressure with a tire pressure monitoring...
RV Tire Safety

RV Tire Safety: LT versus ST tires for RV trailers

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with RV tire expert Roger Marble It's no longer 1970 with a national 55 mph speed limit and with ST tires being introduced, i.e., "pushed,"...
maintenance and repair

The easiest way to seal annoying seam leaks

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Seal those seams for the season! (Say that five times fast.) Ever revisit your RV after a long winter and find that your cover didn't...

RV Doctor: Trailer breakaway switch and inverter questions

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Dear Gary, I have several questions about the breakaway switch on a travel trailer. First, thank you so much for all of your time at...
RV Tire Safety

RV Tire Safety: “I never hit a pothole” – so why did the tire...

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with RV tire expert Roger Marble The title for this post is a direct quote made by many people who have suffered some tire failure....
RV Doctor

RV Doctor: RV water heater and fridge pilot light problems

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Dear Gary, I am having a problem with the pilot light on the hot water tank on my old motorhome. I can light the pilot...
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