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Monday, February 24, 2020

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Sunday RV News

News for RVers #936, Sunday edition

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Welcome to RVtravel.com, the newsletter that represents the interests of RVers, not tenters, "glampers" or others who do not camp with RVs. Here's the latest...

Readers tell us: Full-timers, do you miss your sticks-and-bricks home?

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By Emily Woodbury I'm sure many of you who own RVs but don't live in one full-time often think, "I wonder if I could sell...

Full-timer explains “Why I miss a home base”

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By Ingrid Hubbard LiveLaughRV.net The life of a nomad can appear glamorous. All you have to do is spend a little time on social media and...

RV makers putting heat on buyers who don’t read their warranty

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By Rick Dalton This was originally posted on the Facebook group RV Horror Stories I am a RV breach of warranty (“lemon law”) attorney since 1994....
Jimmy Smith

The peace and satisfaction of “living small”

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By Jimmy Smith Time takes on interesting qualities out here in the land of no particular place to be and no rush. My view on that...
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...

When driving, what do you most listen to?

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When you're driving down the road, do you enjoy just being with your thoughts — no music or other electronic distractions? But maybe your...

How often do you have a wood campfire?

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For every 100 nights you spend in your RV, how often do you have a wood campfire? Is it a "must do" activity for...

A sad day for snowbird capital Quartzsite

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By Russ De Maris When you're a kid, and your eyes are big and wide, taking it all in, there are some things that just...

Readers tell us: Have you ever replaced any of the furniture in your RV?

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By Emily Woodbury When we asked this question in last week's Thursday edition of the RV Daily Tips Newsletter, we were asking about the big...

Another crazy RV paint job. Wow!

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Last week we posted this RV, which we thought had the coolest paint job of any RV we'd ever seen. But this one might...
RV Shrink

RV Shrink: Obnoxious “party animals” ruin state park stay

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Dear RV Shrink: We just spent a miserable night at Lost Dutchman State Park near Phoenix, Arizona. It’s a beautiful park, but obviously not well...

RV shopping? Some trends to be aware of

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Steve Savage submitted this article to RVtravel.com when he was a Master Certified RV Technician with Mobility RV Service. If you've attended an RV show...

Readers tell us: Do you use your RV mostly to camp, travel or live?

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In a recent issue of the Sunday News for RVers newsletter, we asked you: Do you use your RV mostly to camp, to travel...

Campground Chatter with Janet Groene, February 22, 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...

Free and cheap places to stay in an RV, Issue 936

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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...

Major milestone reached for Harvest Hosts

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By Emily Woodbury We're happy to announce that our hard-working friends at Harvest Hosts have achieved a major milestone. On February 20th, the company added...
letters to the editor

Can an RV park cancel your reservation for someone else?

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Dear editor, This newsletter has lamented for years that just taking off and finding a campground is getting harder or in some cases impossible. It...

Reader asks: What to do with nosy busybodies in RV parks?

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Long-time RVer and RVtravel.com reader, and frequent commenter, Jeffrey Torsrud sent this to us and we couldn't help but chuckle. Ah, the pains of...

Forest River recalls some 2020 trailers for fire hazard

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Forest River, Inc. is recalling 184 model year 2020 Cedar Creek trailers. The residential stove may have been installed too close to the window...

Forest River recalls some trailers, breakaway switch could fail

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Forest River, Inc., is recalling certain 2020 Freedom Express, Salem, Stealth EVO, Vibe, Wildcat Maxx, and Wildwood travel trailers. The emergency break-away switch may...

GMC, Chevy trucks recalled for software glitch that could affect braking

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General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling more than 148,000 model year 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 trucks. The vehicles received an...

2019-2020 Ram trucks recalled for transmission fluid leak

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Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling more than 84,000 2019-2020 Ram 2500 and 3500 pickup trucks equipped with six-speed automatic (68RFE) transmissions. A buildup...

Why you should carry an extra hose

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By Russ and Tiña De Maris Sometimes as RVers we aren't sure of what gear to carry. After all, there's only so much space in...
RV Tire Safety

RV Tire Safety: Why inflate your tires to their max when parking for a...

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with RV tire expert Roger Marble I had a question about what inflation to run when parking your RV or other vehicle for a long...

What to do if your propane tank is overfilled

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By Heidi Bodette LovingTheRVlife.com Has your RV propane tank ever been overfilled? Well, it happened to us in January. Here's what we learned so you can...
RV Electricity

Easy generator carrying for your travel trailer

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By Dave Helgeson Carrying a generator with a travel trailer can be problematic. Many end up placing the generator in the bed of their pickup...

RV Doctor: RV levelers raising tires off the ground – occupants queasy!

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Dear Gary, Our motorhome has Power Gear brand levelers. The front two float side to side on the same hydraulic circuit while the rear two...
maintenance and repair

Does your RV have a “cool” roof? Color matters

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Courtesy Dicor Corporation Sometimes your RV needs a new roof. It could be because of age, or it could be because you backed under that...
RV Tire Safety

RV Tire Safety: Heat, high speed and the “magic” in ST tires

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with RV tire expert Roger Marble Heat generation is primarily the result of a combination of high speed, high load, and low inflation. Factors that...

Avoid an RV “power drag” with a checklist

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By Jim Twamley It is said that a good journalist always has four things with him: pencil and pad, a camera, and his wits. Fortunately...
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