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Wednesday, November 20, 2019

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Sunday RV News

News for RVers #922, Sunday edition

Here's the latest news about RVing and more from the editors of RVtravel.com. This newsletter, along with each of our daily online publications, is...
Tax Corner

Establishing a full-timing “home state” for taxes

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 RVer

Full-time RVing: Sell the house to hit the road?

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...
Full Time RVer

5 Mistaken assumptions the new full-time RVer makes

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...
Full Time RVer

How do full-time RVers keep busy?

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...
Full Time RVer

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...
Full Time RVer

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...
Full Time RVer

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....
Full Time RVer

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...
Full Time RVer

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....
Full Time RVer

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...
Full Time RVer

Making holidays special while on the road 

By Nanci Dixon Being away from family and friends on holidays can be difficult, particularly when first starting to full-time or snowbird. Remembering the smell of...
Full Time RVer

Has Facebook made the world a better place?

When the subject of Facebook comes up in conversation, you get the idea that while some people love it, others detest it. There is...
Full Time RVer

I want to live on vacation

By Charlie Ketchum I saw this image on my Facebook feed, and it immediately triggered a slew of thoughts. Hopefully, they are worthy of being...
Full Time RVer

Is there someone in your life you can’t please no matter how hard you...

By Chuck Woodbury I could never please my father. No matter what I did, it was never enough. He envisioned me a certain way, and...
Full Time RVer

What we learned about you last week (November 9-15)

By Emily Woodbury Howdy! I won't keep you (I always say that, and yet I always keep you), but I do want to share, if...
Full Time RVer

Postcard of the week: Wow, this is big! Plus a cool recipe

Potatoes are big in Idaho. Nearly 12 percent of all potatoes grown in the USA are grown in Idaho. Washington comes in second with...
RV Shrink

Visit Mexico in RV? Husband says “No.” Wife says “Si.”

Dear RV Shrink: My wife wants to go to Mexico with our new motorhome this winter. I am just not comfortable with that idea, plus...
Full Time RVer

Future of RVing: Self-driving RVs getting closer

You've heard about self-driving cars, right? Tesla, Google and Uber have all jumped on the bandwagon and have put millions into funding for cars...
Full Time RVer

Website helps find available campsites in “sold-out” campgrounds

PRESS RELEASE Carlsbad, CA (November 19, 2019) – CampsitePhotos.com, the most comprehensive source of campsite photos for U.S. campgrounds, has announced the launch of Campsite...
Full Time RVer

Free and cheap places to stay in an RV, Issue 922

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...
Full Time RVer

Campground Chatter with Janet Groene, November 16, 2019

The latest news about camping and developments in North American campgrounds and RV parks from Janet Groene and, occasionally, the staff of RVtravel.com DISCLAIMER: Information...
Full Time RVer

Amazon deliveries to your National Park campsite?

The world it is a-changin'. The Trump administration is considering proposals to privatize national park campgrounds, black out senior discounts during peak season periods and...
Full Time RVer

Free and cheap places to stay in an RV. Issue 921

Free and inexpensive places to stay with your RV in the USA. Updated weekly When it comes to free places to stay a night in an RV,...
Full Time RVer

Forest River recalls some Surveyor trailers over wrong fuse

Forest River is recalling certain 2020 Surveyor trailers, model SVT33KFKDS. A fuse of the incorrect amperage was installed for the 12V refrigerator, potentially allowing...
Full Time RVer

Thor recalls some 2019-2020 motorhomes for seatbelt issue

Thor Motor Coach (TMC) is recalling certain 2019-2020 Chateau 22B, 22E, 23U, 24F, 25V, and 28A, Daybreak 22GO, Four Winds 22B, 22E, 24F, 26B...
Full Time RVer

Forest River recalls motorhomes, stabilizer bracket may break

Forest River is recalling certain 2017 Dynamax DX3 and Force motorhomes. The front axle stabilizer bracket may not properly mount to the axle, and...
Full Time RVer

Forest River recalls trailers; cooktop LP gas line may melt and cause fire

Forest River is recalling certain 2020 EVO, Salem and Wildwood travel trailers. The trailer cooktops were installed with a rubber liquid propane (LP) gas...
RV Tire Safety

RV Tire Safety: Basic tip about DIY emergency equipment for your RV

with RV tire expert Roger Marble I was recently following a thread on the use of the special "tire lifts" similar to those seen below. ...
RV Doctor

RV Doctor: Can RV be stored off-level without damaging the fridge?

Dear Gary, I understand it is recommended that RV refrigerators be level when operating, but how far "off-level" can we keep the RV without damage...
maintenance and repair

Lightning puts hole in RV’s roof. Big damage. Insurance company balks!

By Billy Walkowiak COLLISION SAFETY CONSULTANTS A 2015 Heartland Silverado camper was struck by lightning resulting in a hole in the roof causing water damage since...
Full Time RVer

What you should know about lug nuts

By Russ and Tiña De Maris Here's an area of RV tech that few of us give much thought to — until we have a...
maintenance and repair

RV Doctor: How to winterize an ice maker

Dear Gary, How do I winterize my ice maker? I have a Norcold refrigerator in a Fleetwood motorhome. —Larry R. Dear Larry, Here are the steps, as...
RV Tire Safety

RV Tire Safety: Should ST tires be outlawed?

with RV tire expert Roger Marble A post on an RV forum caught my eye: "In 2014, when I bought my RV trailer, I immediately went...
RV Tire Safety

RV Tire Safety: Spare tire is wrong size. What to do?

with RV tire expert Roger Marble A Class A owner said: "I used to advocate carrying a spare in my 2005 Monaco Diplomat. On that coach,...
Full Time RVer

RV Doctor: How to winterize an RV using a “Schrader valve”

Dear Gary, I have been hearing about dry winterizing a motorhome using a "Schrader valve" and blowing the water out using an air compressor set...
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