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Saturday, December 7, 2019

Welcome Fulltimers!

RV Travel Newsletter Issue 925

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Welcome to RVtravel.com, an RV-themed website that publishes 420 newsletters a year — all about RVing. Learn about RV camping, RV travel, RV news and much more....
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...

How much do you pay to store your RV when not using it?

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If you're not a full-time RVer, then you need to store your rig somewhere when you're not using it. Some lucky folks have room...

What we learned about you last week (November 30 – December 6)

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By Emily Woodbury Hiya, friends! Even though it's only been two weeks since we've last chatted, I sorta kinda missed you! How was your Thanksgiving?...

Are these the longest RVs in America?

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Here is your chance for fame and fortune. Well, fame, anyway. Here are two examples from the files of RVtravel.com of two very long RVs...
RV Shrink

RV Shrink: If the RV’s broke, switch it

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Dear RV Shrink: Recently we had a problem on the road with our water overflowing when we were hooked up to water. It would not...

This RV can store enough water to last years!

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Reader Henry Schwagly sent us this photo and we got a good laugh out of it. He wrote, "Be sure to pack extra water...

Wacky RV includes a chicken coop

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There is no end to the variety of recreational vehicles on the road. Take this one, for example. Not only is the paint job...

Will you have a Christmas tree this holiday season?

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Do you plan to have a Christmas tree this holiday season? It could be a big tree for your home or a small one...

Which of these social media platforms do you participate in at least weekly?

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Are you as social media crazed as many other people? It seems like we're always hearing about people posting on Facebook or Tweeting this...

Building an RV park from scratch: Why I am thankful

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By Machelle James Today, as I write my article for you, I have to stop and reflect on how far we have come on our...

Free and cheap places to stay in an RV, Issue 924

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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, November 30, 2019

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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...

Free and cheap places to stay in an RV, Issue 923

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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, November 23, 2019

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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...

RV and RV-related recalls for November 2019

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

Ford recalls 86,296 model F-250, F-350 and F-450 trucks

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Ford Motor Company is recalling 86,296 model year 2018-2019 F-250, F-350 and F-450 Super Duty trucks. The Daytime Running Lights (DRL) may not dim...

Thor recalls motorhomes. Reflectors in wrong place

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Thor Motor Coach is recalling 1,785 model year 2014-2017 Tuscany XTE (models 34ST, 36MQ, 40AX, 40BX, 40EX and 40GQ), 2013-2018 Tuscany (models 38SQ, 40DX,...

Winnebago recall: Motorhome electrical issue could lead to fire

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Winnebago Industries is recalling 638 model year 2017-2020 Itasca Vista, Sunstar, and Adventurer 35F motorhomes. An electrical connector was mounted directly on the floor...

Not all RV antifreeze is created equal

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By Russ and Tiña De Maris If your rig is sitting in cold country and you haven’t already done so, it’s high time to get...
RV Tire Safety

RV Tire Safety: “The tire was defective.” Are you sure?

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with RV tire expert Roger Marble Originally posted by tap4154 on an iRV2.com forum: "They are now defective tires and should be replaced under warranty. Heck,...
RV Doctor

RV’s water pump doesn’t pump

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Dear Gary, I’m having my RV winterized for storage. The dealer called to tell me that the pump doesn't work. It is located underneath the...
RV Tire Safety

RV Tire Safety: Weighing an RV – 4-corner or CAT scale?

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with RV tire expert Roger Marble I was reading a thread about scale weights on one of the RV forums. Tireman9 here, an official card-carrying...
maintenance and repair

Truck camper owners: Check out your rims!

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By Russ and Tiña De Maris The official language of wheel dealers reads like this: "The load rating of a wheel, as determined by the...
maintenance and repair

Maintain your roof vents – even in winter

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While it may not seem such a critical item in winter, keeping your roof vents clean and fully operational is an RVer's "good thing."...
RV Doctor

RV Doctor: OK to use hydraulic levelers when RV is stored?

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Dear Gary, I'm fairly new to RVing and I bought a 31-foot Class A motorhome that has the HWH hydraulic leveling system. I live in Upstate,...

How to fix a sticking black tank valve

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By Chris Dougherty Chris Dougherty is a certified RV technician. Here is a letter he received from a reader while he was serving as RVtravel.com's...
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