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Monday, October 14, 2019

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RV Travel Newsletter Issue 917

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

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

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

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...
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The Business of Work Camping: Theft in the campground

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

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...
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The Business of Work Camping: Making our new-to-us RV comfortable

By Sam Suva What happens when the current camper becomes the old camper? We need to remove and replace the old creature comforts for new...
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The Business of Work Camping: Making our new-to-us RV livable

By Sam Suva What happens when the current camper becomes the old camper? Well, we find out a great deal about our lives over the...
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The Business of Work Camping: Why leave a review?

By Sam Suva Whenever we travel somewhere new while full-time RVing, whether we're work camping or just commuting at a campground, it's a first-time experience....
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The Business of Work Camping: RV shorthand

By Sam Suva Have you ever been talking to a fellow camper or reading in an RV forum and come across lingo or abbreviations that...
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Eight tips for creating a “rainy day bin” for kids

RV parents, grandparents, and guardians know that scattered rain showers in the forecast mean it will rain on their campsite. Creating a rainy day...
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RV Travel Quiz Issue 917

Having trouble seeing the quiz? Try clicking here. Today's Prize! Win this drone with camera! We love giving away stuff! This highly rated drone is perfect for beginners. Control...
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Are you a “neat freak” or a slob?

Does everything need to be in its place in your life? Does dust on the coffee table drive you crazy, or unmade beds, or...
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How lazy are RVers about picking up spare change?

How many RVers will bend over to pick up a penny laying on the ground? How about a nickel? A dime? You may not know...
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Video: Check out this driverless motorhome prototype

Really? There's been a lot of talk lately about how electric motorhomes are on the horizon. But an electric, driverless RV? Ya think that's...
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What we learned about you last week (October 5-11)

By Emily Woodbury Howdy! How's October treating you? Are you doing anything fun and spooky for Halloween? Are the little kiddos in your life dressing...
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The RV Shrink: Co-op discombobulation: To invest or not to invest in an RV...

Dear RV Shrink: Perhaps you can referee a disagreement between my husband and me. I want to invest in an RV lot in a co-op...
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How far did you travel to buy your present RV?

Did you buy your current RV locally or travel farther away to get a good deal, or maybe a model you really liked? Please feel...
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Campground Chatter with Janet Groene, October 11, 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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Building an RV park from scratch: It’s freezing, but wonderful, up here!

By Machelle James Today, Thursday, AJ and I anxiously prepare for our first winter freeze. When we wake up it will be a "bold" 17...
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Campground Chatter with Janet Groene, October 4, 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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22 tips for choosing the best campsite

By Chuck Woodbury EDITOR, RVtravel.com Here are some tips about choosing a campsite based on years of experience. 1. First, the obvious: Be sure the site is...
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Another unsanitary RV park utility hookup

A reader named Irv sent this photo of the water and sewer hookups at the campground attached to the Exhibition Coal Mine in Beckley,...
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Jayco trailers recalled for emergency exit issue

Jayco, Inc. is recalling certain 2019-2020 Jay Feather X19H travel trailers. The handles for the emergency exit windows may not allow the windows to...
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Jayco trailer recall: Gas range does not vent outside

Jayco, Inc. (Jayco) is recalling 637 model year 2019 Eagle HT and Eagle travel trailers. The gas range does not vent outside. If propane gas...
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Jayco recalls some motorhomes for seatbelt issue

Jayco is recalling certain 2019-2020 Redhawk SE motorhomes. The seatbelt-unfastened warning light will not illuminate for approximately five seconds after the ignition is moved...
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Pleasure-Way RV recall: Awning may unexpectedly extend

Pleasure-Way Industries Ltd. is recalling 1,148 model year 2018-2020 Plateau, Plateau XL, Ascent and Lexor motorhomes equipped with a Fiamma F45 Eagle or Fiamma...
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Don’t forget to take care of your RV’s frame

By Chris Dougherty CERTIFIED RV TECHNICIAN As advanced as today’s RV’s are, one thing that seems to be overlooked by many manufacturers is the finish of...
RV Tire Safety

RV Tire Safety: See Roger on The RV Show USA talking RV tires and...

With RV tire expert Roger Marble This summer I had the opportunity to be interviewed about RV tires on the RV Show USA with Alan...
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RV winterizing quick tips

By Chris Dougherty Certified RV Technician In much of the country, once a year it becomes "RV winterizing time." Here are some tips if that applies...
RV Doctor

RV Doctor: Reader’s RV antifreeze won’t circulate; also has dead “plug-ins”

Dear Gary, I recently purchased a 2007 R-Vision Trail-Lite RV. I live in Iowa and am trying to winterize it but when I put the...
RV Tire Safety

RV Tire Safety: Is it OK to regroove a “regroovable” tire?

with RV tire expert Roger Marble Question: My Goodyear tires say they are regroovable. Do you approve of this and who does it? I am located...
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Preparing the RV for winter storage

By Gary Bunzer For many RVers who live in northern regions where freeze warnings, wind chill and snow will soon become a common topic on...
maintenance and repair

Problem: “Poop mountain” forms in black tank

This reader question was answered by RV technician Chris Dougherty when he served as the technical editor of RVtravel.com. Dear Chris, We’ve been stationary for almost...
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Facelift your RV with new carpet or flooring

By Russ and Tiña De Maris One of the biggest ways to make your older RV feel new is to install new floor coverings. Face...
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