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News for RVers #967, Sunday edition

Welcome to RVtravel.com, the newsletter that cares. Please tell your friends about us! Learn about RV camping, RV travel, RV news and much more. This...
Million dollar motorhome, Mercedes-Benz optional.

Million-dollar motorhome will “eat” your Mercedes-Benz AMG

By Jame Raia If you're in the market for a motorhome and have at least a million dollars to spend, consider the Perfect 1200 Platinum. The...

How would you answer, “Do you have any regrets?”

By Nanci Dixon I come across the question "What do you regret?" many times on the Facebook groups I belong to, but it's such an...

Downsizing: An emotional roller coaster

By Terri Nighswonger My husband and I have been living full time in our RV for the last 20 months. We’ve been stationary, we’ve traveled,...

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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...

When in your RV, how often do you buy groceries at Walmart?

As of January 1, 2020, there are 4,756 Walmart stores across the United States. That makes it pretty easy to find one near you, which...

Leaving home – A checklist for successful domicile “abandonment”

By Greg Illes Every RVer's dream is to wander off, leaving home and hearth behind, on a weeks- or months-long meander through far unknown lands....

Do you plan to buy an RV in 2020 or 2021?

Ah, the million-dollar question: Do you plan to buy an RV in 2020 or 2021? Perhaps you've already bought an RV this year, or...

Do you walk or jog regularly for exercise? 

There's a good chance the coronavirus pandemic has done one of two things for you regarding exercise. Either 1.) You're in better shape than...

If you became suddenly filthy rich, would you buy a new high-end RV?

Okay, let's say you played a dollar ticket on the lottery. Instead of blowing a dollar like usually happens, this time you win a...

Meet your fellow RVtravel.com readers, September 26, 2020

We asked RVtravel.com readers to tell us about themselves. Here are a few responses. From Marie Dalzell. My husband, Steve, and I live in NH...

Have you ever done any damage to your RV while backing up?

Backing up is not always easy with an RV, whether a big ol' motorhome or a towable rig. How many of us have been...
Mark Swanson and son Shane

Wheelchair-bound family finds joy in RVing

By Nanci Dixon I met fellow RVers Mark Swanson and his son, Shane, at the campground earlier this week. Both Dad and Shane are wheelchair-bound,...

Campground Chatter with Janet Groene, September 26, 2020

The latest news about camping and developments in North American campgrounds and RV parks from Janet Groene. DISCLAIMER: This blog covers timely news for RV...

Would you spend $409 a night to stay in an Airstream trailer?

A new campground on Cape Cod will rent you an Airstream trailer for $409 for a one-night stay. That's the July and August rate....

Free and cheap places to stay in an RV, Issue 967

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...

Boondocking gone wrong: One woman’s experience

We found this post by Suzanne Anthony on her blog "Take To The Highway." What she wrote echoes what we are hearing so often...
crowded campgrounds

Campground crowding. Discussion for September 26, 2020

More people than ever are taking up RVing. These newbies have determined that RVing is the safest way to travel in our pandemic times....

Hundreds of thousands of Ford pickups recalled

Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling 620,246 model year 2020 Ford F-150, F-250, F-350, F-450 and F-550 trucks. The trucks are commonly used to...

Forest River recalls some motorhomes on Daimler Trucks chassis

Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain 2018-2020 Coachmen Sportscoach and Forest River Legacy and 2018-2021 Berkshire motorhomes built on a Daimler Trucks...

Forest River recalls some trailers. Break-away safety switch may fail

Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling 4,397 model year 2018-2021 Wildwood, Salem, and 2020 Sonoma travel trailers. The break-away safety switch may not...

Thor recalls some 2018-21 motorhomes for tire failure risk

Thor Motor Coach (TMC) is recalling more than 1,600 model year 2018-2021 Aria, Palazzo, Tuscany, and Venetian motorhomes built on a Daimler Trucks (DTNA)...
maintenance and repair

Do you put additives in your black water holding tank?

Do you put additives in your black water holding tank? Many RVers do, and many RVers don't. Which side are you on? In case you're...

Deep-clean the black tank to prevent nasty outhouse smell

By Nanci Dixon When the winds of time blow in the wrong direction and the bathroom vent just doesn’t seem to siphon all the scent...
RV Tire Safety

RV Tire Safety: What does RV “weight creep” have to do with tire safety?

By Roger Marble I have covered the importance of knowing your actual RV weight, as that has a direct impact on your tire loading, which...
maintenance and repair

How do you clean your RV’s roof?

By Dicor Products RV owners should get their roofs cleaned at least twice a year to prevent damaging substances from getting too embedded and creating...

Have you ever needed aid with a slideout stuck in the out position?

We are crossing all of our fingers and toes that you've never needed aid for a slideout that's stuck in the out position, or,...

Tuck some drawers under your dinette for small-item organization

By Greg Illes Every once in a while you run across a really handy little accessory that makes RV life just a little bit better....
RV Tire Safety

RV Tire Safety: Rules of thumb regarding tire inflation

By Roger Marble Don't get your shorts in a bunch about tire inflation – BUT you still should consult the inflation tables. I talked about this...
maintenance and repair

RV weight limits can sneak up on you

By Greg Illes I've learned to always drive my RV within its specified weight limits. How I learned this is a long and somewhat sordid...