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Tuesday, June 2, 2020

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Sunday RV News

News for RVers #950, Sunday edition

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Welcome to RVtravel.com, the newsletter that cares. Please tell your friends about us! Here's the latest news about RVing and more from the editors of...

Full-timing doesn’t mean major eating change

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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?

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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

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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

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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

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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...

Full-timers – Where can you stay during this outbreak?

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By Russ and Tiña De Maris The COVID-19 situation has turned us all upside down. Did you have a road trip planned? Did your plans...

Why we chose the Pioneer RV Park in north Phoenix

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This is part two by Ingrid Hubbard of her original post "Why I miss a home base." Since our children live in Phoenix, Arizona, this...

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....
Reader polls

How often do you get a headache?

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We all get them, and we all hate them. Headaches, they're the worst! They can be mild and annoying, or extremely painful and immobilizing. They...
Reader polls

If you could go back in time to the day you bought your RV,...

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This is a tricky question, we know. If you had the chance to go back in time to the day you bought your RV,...

Would you prefer to stay in a scenic, primitive campground or a nondescript RV...

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Where do you prefer to stay with your RV, in a scenic, primitive (no-hookups) public campground, like those offered on BLM lands or by...

Nail-biting video shows young boy being followed by bear on hike

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Get ready to sit on the edge of your seat... this video is terrifying! An Italian family's day trip takes a turn when a large...

So I’m a Peeping Tom, am I? One reader thinks so

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By Chuck Woodbury L last week I wrote about my evening walk around the RV park, and the warm and fuzzy feeling I had as I...

These people love their RVs so much they got tattoos of them

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By Emily Woodbury Do you have a tattoo? Even better question, do you have an RVing-themed tattoo? If you do, you're probably like these people...

Do you have a pet insurance policy?

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As RVers, there's a higher chance that Fido or Fifi might get hurt, eat something they shouldn't, or explore somewhere dangerous than if they...
Reader polls

How often must you spell out your name when someone asks for it?

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Some of you, like the Dans, the Joes, the Emmas and the Matts out there, probably don't have to spell out your name too...

Free and cheap places to stay in an RV, Issue 950

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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, May 30, 2020

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The latest news about camping and developments in North American campgrounds and RV parks from Janet Groene. DISCLAIMER: This blog is for late-breaking news for...

Free and cheap places to stay in an RV, Issue 949

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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, May 23, 2020

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The latest news about camping and developments in North American campgrounds and RV parks from Janet Groene. DISCLAIMER: This blog is for late-breaking news for...

Building an RV park: WE WERE APPROVED!

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By Machelle James Imagine having someone sitting on your chest. You are paralyzed and you can’t breathe. When AJ and I were getting ready for...

Forest River recalls some trailers, safety chains too weak

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Forest River is recalling certain 2020-2021 Surveyor Travel Trailers, model SVT296QBLE. The safety chains are insufficient for the trailer's Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)...

Urgent recall: 1.7 million Harbor Freight jack stands

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By Russ and Tiña De Maris We published this information in last Sunday's newsletter, but if you didn't see it, here's a detailed report regarding...

Heartland recalls some 2020 trailers: Spare tire could fall off

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Heartland Recreational Vehicles, LLC (Heartland) is recalling 392 model year 2020 Mallard, Prowler, Trail Runner, and Wilderness trailers equipped with a bumper-mounted spare tire...

Jayco recalls some 2020 trailers for propane explosion risk

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Jayco, Inc. (Jayco) is recalling 1,642 model year 2020 Jay Flight SLX travel trailers manufactured in the Idaho facility. The propane supply hose connection...

How to fix small roof punctures, cracks and tears

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The following was provided to us by Dicor Corporation For small punctures, cracks or tears, a sealing tape designed for RV roofs can do a...
Boondocking

Let your lights shine – with less power from your batteries

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By Russ and Tiña De Maris Boondockers – those who by definition "camp in the boonies," away from utility hookups – have to be careful...
Reader Poll

Did you watch the Space X rocket launch yesterday as it happened?

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Did you watch yesterday, May 30, as two NASA astronauts rode atop a Space X rocket en route to the International Space Station? Bob Behnken...
RV Tire Safety

RV Tire Safety: Lug nut torque – Part 2: Are your lug nuts tight...

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with RV tire expert Roger Marble This is Part 2 of how to ensure your lug nuts are tight enough, but not too tight. The...
maintenance and repair

What works when your housey is lousy with mousies?

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By Russ and Tiña De Maris It all started with a letter from Don Callahan, a long-time RVtravel.com reader. Here’s Don’s missive: “I read in...

Sticky 5th wheel hitch, Cowboy? Slick ’em up!

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By Russ and Tiña De Maris One of the most neglected areas for fifth wheels, the hitch, can be one of the most cantankerous. Having...
RV Tire Safety

Why monitoring your tires is super important

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By Russ and Tiña De Maris One of the simplest and yet most critical RV maintenance issues is that of checking tire pressure. No matter...
RV Tire Safety

RV Tire Safety: Lug nut torque – Part 1: Why is it important?

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with RV tire expert Roger Marble Here are some YouTube videos on the topic of torque: what it is and how do we measure the...
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