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Wednesday, August 12, 2020

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Sunday RV News

News for RVers #960, Sunday edition

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Welcome to RVtravel.com, the newsletter for intelligent, open-minded RVers. If you comment on an article, do it with respect for others. If not, you...

Downsizing: An emotional roller coaster

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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”

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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

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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

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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...

As a child, how much of a role did your grandparents play in your...

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Some of you may have spent every day or every weekend with a grandparent (or grandparents), others may have seen them a couple of...

Did you ever take a typing class?

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Remember the good ol' days of typing classes? Doesn't that feel like another lifetime? Now, if you want to learn how to type or improve...

Do you believe your astrological sign affects your personality?

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What do you think, does your being a Virgo or a Leo or a Cancer affect your personality? Some think it does, others are...
Winnebago has introducted The Hike.

Winnebago’s wish: Take a Hike deep into the woods

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By James Raia Winnebago has a new camper trailer with an unusual but appropriate name — the Hike. It's designed for a more active consumer...

Generally, how much is too much to pay to dump your holding tanks?

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Just like the living creatures of the Earth, our RVs, too, need a potty break now and then. For RVers who most often stay...

Chevy offers virtual cruisin’ series, celebrates legacy

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By James Raia If you're cruisin' in your RV or recreating in a campground and feel like virtually cruisin', Chevrolet has a keen idea. The...

Do you prefer to move around often with your RV or stay put for...

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How do you use your RV? Is it for weekend camping trips in the summer? Or do you use it to head south each...

COVID-19 mandates by state for travelers

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Listed below is state-by-state information pertaining to travelers. For the the most up-to-date information, go to AARP.org or msn.com. Alabama Over age 6 must wear...

Campground Chatter with Janet Groene, August 8, 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 960

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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...

Video and article: The don’ts of “camping” at Walmart

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Every evening across North America, thousands of RVers pull into a Walmart parking lot, and not just to stock up on groceries. For many,...

Campground Chatter with Janet Groene, August 1, 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...

RVers evicted from RV park for receiving a FedEx delivery

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From editor: Update Aug. 4, 2020: Below the video at the end of this post is a link to the website page of the...

Some Pace Arrow motorhomes recalled for battery issue

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REV Recreation Group (REV) is recalling certain 2019-2020 Fleetwood Pace Arrow motorhomes, models 33D, 36U, 35QS, 35S, 35RB and 35E. The auxiliary batteries, located...

Tiffin motorhomes recall: Windshield wipers may not work

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Tiffin Motorhomes, Inc. (Tiffin) is recalling certain 2019-2020 Tiffin Bus and 2018-2020 Zephyr motorhomes. The windshield wipers may not work due to the control...

Winnebago trailers recalled: Escape windows not installed

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Winnebago Towable (Winnebago) is recalling certain 2019-2020 Micro Minnie 5 travel trailers. An emergency exit window was not installed in the bedroom. If the RV's...

Thor recalls some Sprinter RVs: swivel seat issue

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Thor Motor Coach is recalling certain 2020-2021 Daybreak, Four Winds, Quantum, Delano, Tiburon, Chateau and Freedom Elite motorhomes and 2020 Gemini, Chateau Citation, Compass,...

Fridge not cooling? Diagnosis of problem may be easy

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Steve Savage submitted this article to RVtravel.com when he was a Master Certified RV Technician with Mobility RV Service. Do you have an RV refrigerator...
maintenance and repair

Ask the RV tech: “I smell mold in my RV. What should I do?”

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RV Tech Corner with Mark Gorrie Dear Mark, I opened one of the cabinets next to my bed in my travel trailer and smelled the unmistakable odor...
RV Tire Safety

RV Tire Safety: Bad ride? Can’t “balance” your tires? Maybe it’s something else

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By Roger Marble I can't remember the number of times I have seen someone post about the "bad ride" they had in their motorhome. They...

Our electrical near-disaster yields lessons

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By Russ and Tiña De Maris A few weeks ago, in the height of the Desert Southwest summer, we were trying to relax under the...

Seal out the weather – with putty tape

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By Russ and Tiña De Maris If you're an RV do-it-yourselfer, chances are good you've already encountered "putty tape." This sticky material is a regular...

How to fix problem from neglected water heater element

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RV Tech Corner with Mark Gorrie Dear Mark, I replaced the electric heating element in my seven-year-old Atwood ten-gallon water heater. As I loosened the element for...
rat, mouse

Will dryer sheets keep mice and rats from your RV?

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Through the years, we've received emails from RVtravel.com readers asking us how they can keep rodents out of their RVs. Other times, readers have...
RV Tire Safety

RV Tire Safety: One tire fails – Is its “mate” still safe to use?

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By Roger Marble I had a question from a friend about replacing both tires when one failed on the same side of the RV. In motorhomes...
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