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News for RVers #998, Sunday edition

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Welcome to RVtravel.com, the most-read consumer website about RVing in North America with more than 144,000 registered subscribers. We support a free press and...
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Do you envision yourself living full-time in an RV someday?

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Is your dream to live in an RV full-time — every day of the year? Or are you already doing it? Nobody really knows how...

“Nomadland,” the movie – Don’t miss it!

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By Adrienne Kristine I have a recommendation for the movie "Nomadland." If you haven't seen it, please do. The film reflects a view of the...

Full-time RVer Newsletter #2, April 28, 2021

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Volume 2. Issue 2 Welcome to the Full-time RVer Newsletter, published every other Wednesday by RVtravel.com. Here you’ll find helpful RV-related and full-time RV living...

What I’ve learned about RVing in 5 short years

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By Gail Marsh I’m not a long-time RVer. In fact, my hubby and I have only been RVing for the past 5 years. In that...

Full-time RVer Newsletter #1, April 14, 2021

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Volume 2. Issue 1 Welcome to the Full-time RVer Newsletter, published every other Wednesday by RVtravel.com. Here you’ll find helpful RV-related and full-time RV living...

What advice would give an aspiring full-time RVer?

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This message is for full-time RVers only: Here is where you get a chance to tell us something rather the other way around. It goes...
Reader polls

Are you a full-time RVer or in the planning stages?

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Have you been on the road with your RV for years, or are you just getting started? Or are you still in the planning...

Long-term RV costs for the full-time RVer

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By Russ and Tiña De Maris When working out the "hows" and "what ifs" of full-timing, most prospective full-timers focus on costs like fuel, RV...

Will new movie about RV van living fuel nomad lifestyle?

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A new movie about the nomad lifestyle starring Academy Award-winning actress Frances McDormand debuted in movie theaters and on Hulu Friday. The low budget...

For part-time RVers: Do you hope to go “full-time” someday?

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For those of you who aren't full-timers, would you ever like to be someday? Some people dream of living in their RV full-time –...
Reader polls

How important is it to you to spend time alone?

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Do you like to spend time alone? Do you actually NEED time alone to maintain your sanity? Or do you prefer to be around...

When you go out to eat, which meal is it usually for?

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When you go out to eat, which meal is it usually for? Do you mostly go out for breakfast? Lunch? Dinner? Perhaps you're like...

How often do you do laundry?

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As much as owning an RV is a superpower (you do have a house on wheels, after all), RVers still have to do the...

Have you ever had to remove a tick from your body?

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Eeeeewwwww. Just thinking about ticks makes us cringe. But, 'tis the season for those pesky blood-suckers (seriously, we're cringing). Or, as one of our...
Reader polls

Do you envision yourself living full-time in an RV someday?

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Is your dream to live in an RV full-time — every day of the year? Or are you already doing it? Nobody really knows how...
Reader polls

How do you feel about RV parks charging more when demand is high, like...

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It's already happening, and you can expect it will be happening more often beginning this summer: RV parks are raising the price of a...

Mother’s Day: The best gifts for the RVing mom

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Mother's Day is quickly approaching (listen up!) on Sunday, May 9, 2021. What special thing are you doing for the mom in your life...

How many people have ever slept in your RV at one time?

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Some RVs can sleep a lot of people, like this Keystone with a dual bunk trailer. It sleeps 14! Even this incredible "teardrop" trailer can...

Don’t buy a new RV – Rent one for $1 a night! Here’s how…

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By Mike Gast So, you’d like to take a one-way RV trip to L.A., San Francisco or Las Vegas, but you don’t currently own an...

12 ways to support your favorite campground

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By Gail Marsh Do you have a favorite campground? Maybe it’s a state or national park. Or maybe it’s an RV park close to home...

Part two: What would you do if Walmart stopped allowing overnight RV stays?

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Part Two. EDITOR'S NOTE: A few weeks ago, we asked you what you would do if Walmart totally banned the practice of overnight RV parking...

Campground and RV Park News, May 1, 2021

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The latest news about camping and developments in North American campgrounds and RV parks from Janet Groene. NOTE: This news site covers breaking news for...

What would you do if Walmart stopped allowing overnight RV stays?

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EDITOR'S NOTE: A few weeks ago, we asked you what you would do if Walmart totally banned the practice of overnight RV parking in...

Keystone recalls some trailers for underrated safety chains

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Keystone RV Company (Keystone) is recalling certain 2021 Passport 282QB, 2400RB, 2704RK trailers. The safety chains installed are underrated for the Gross Vehicle Weight...

Forest River recalls some Coachmen Catalina trailers

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Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling 2021 Coachmen Catalina travel trailers. A wire with the incorrect gauge was routed from the battery and...

Some Airstream Class B RVs may show wrong GVWR

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Airstream, Inc. (Airstream) is recalling certain 2020-2021 Interstate Class B motorhomes. The Federal Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) may have incorrect occupant cargo carrying...

Airstream recalls some motorhomes for fire danger issue

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Airstream, Inc. (Airstream) is recalling certain 2021 Interstate 19 class B motorhomes. The wiring harness for the radio may have an undersized wire. An undersized...
RV Tire Safety

RV Tire Safety: What is the “best” tire to buy for a travel trailer?

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By Roger Marble This question "What is the 'best' tire?" is usually framed as, "What tires should I buy for my RV trailer?" I usually stay...

Caring for these is the easiest thing you can do to stay safe while...

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By Gail Marsh One very important RV maintenance project is keeping your windshield wipers in good working order. If it’s not already on your maintenance...
Dump station

Epic dump station design failure – Gross!

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By Dave Helgeson A while back I wrote about the venerable sewer hose and how one day it may become obsolete and relegated to the...
maintenance and repair

How to kill lingering RV refrigerator smells

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By Russ and Tiña De Maris Full-timing friends of ours took off for a week away from their RV. On returning home to their hot...

How to increase the longevity of your tow vehicle

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By Mark Polk, RV Education 101 When you spend fifty thousand dollars (or more) of your hard-earned money for a tow vehicle, you don’t intentionally...
RV Tire Safety

RV Tire Safety: Are ST-type tires better because they have a higher “speed rating”?

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By Roger Marble I recently saw an RV forum post about better durability of trailer tires. The poster said: "Old trailer tires were rated to...
maintenance and repair

How to diagnose your RV’s air conditioner health

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Certified RV technician Chris Dougherty shows you a way to diagnose the health of your RV's air conditioner (or air conditioners) using an infrared...

11 unexpected ways sandpaper comes in handy in the RV

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By Gail Marsh Space is so limited in our RV that I like to find common products that can be used in different ways. Let’s...
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