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Saturday, August 24, 2019

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RV Travel Newsletter Issue 911

Welcome to RVtravel.com, "The RVers' Voice of Reason."Learn about RV camping, RV travel, RV news and much more. This newsletter, now in its 18th...

RV shopping? Watch for the dreaded low-end CCC sticker

By Russ and Tiña De MarisHere's the case of the couple that wants to break into full-time RVing. That's a serious step, since "all...

The Business of Work Camping: Making our new-to-us RV comfortable

By Sam Suva What happens when the current camper becomes the old camper? We need to remove and replace the old creature comforts for new...

The Business of Work Camping: Making our new-to-us RV livable

By Sam SuvaWhat happens when the current camper becomes the old camper? Well, we find out a great deal about our lives over the...

The Business of Work Camping: Why leave a review?

By Sam SuvaWhenever we travel somewhere new while full-time RVing, whether we're work camping or just commuting at a campground, it's a first-time experience....

The Business of Work Camping: RV shorthand

By Sam SuvaHave you ever been talking to a fellow camper or reading in an RV forum and come across lingo or abbreviations that...
Boondocking

A creative way to get a free long-term RV site

By Russ and Tiña De Maris Need a place to “settle in” for a little while but don’t have the cash to pay high rates...

Stopping full-time RVing like a “hot potato”?

By Chuck Woodbury EDITOR A reader wrote to me with this comment. I thought I would share it with you in case you were interested. He wrote:Dear...

RV Travel Newsletter Issue 907

Learn about RV camping, RV travel, RV news and much more. This newsletter, now in its 18th year of continuous publication, is funded primarily...

The Business of Work Camping: Technology – Part 2

By Sam SuvaIf you are new here, welcome. If you missed Part 1 of this Technology series, click here.Technology is an important part of...

The Business of Work Camping: Technology – Part 1

By Sam SuvaWhat helped us in our RV lifestyle? What did we key into to receive help from technology? I hope you enjoy this...
Quiz Banner

RV Travel Quiz Issue 911

Having trouble seeing the quiz? Try clicking here.Today's Prize!Win this lifesaving LifeStraw personal water filter!We love giving away stuff!Today, we’re giving away this potentially life-saving LifeStraw...

How hard is it for you to make ends meet each month?

Is it a struggle for you to pay your bills each month? Or are things going really well for you and paying the bills...

What we learned about you last week (August 17-23)

By Emily WoodburyI know I love living in Seattle, I'm well aware. But the time I'm most aware of loving it here is when...
RV Shrink

RVer annoyed with park ranger’s attitude

RV Shrink Dear RV Shrink: I recently visited Big Bend National Park and discovered I may be a curmudgeon. There are a lot of fossils there,...

RVer Safety: Guns and nuts, Part 2 cont’d.

By Mike Sherman My post last week generated more than 90 responses. The topic can no doubt get emotional, and one thing I noticed is...

Ah, the good ol’ days of slow Internet

By Chuck Woodbury I came across this letter from reader Bob Hoffman while going through old issues of this newsletter. I published it on February...
Tornado

RVers survive tornado, but not until after big scare

EDITOR'S NOTE: Our staff has been digging through our archives for articles that disappeared from our server for one reason or another. We're gradually...

Happier Camper makes cute retro RV

By Emily Woodbury Move over, big rigs! It's time for the little guy to shine. Happier Camper, a California-based company, is turning out some of...

Campground Chatter with Janet Groene, August 23, 2019

The latest news about camping and developments in North American campgrounds and RV parks from Janet Groene and the staff of RVtravel.comDISCLAIMER: Information is...

Nevada State Parks offers great discount camping programs

Nevada State Parks offers several different types of annual permits including an all access permit, annual entrance permits, senior permits and disabled veteran permits....

Building an RV park from scratch: We have a rough draft of our park!

By Machelle JamesSuch excitement in the air in the last few weeks! Not only did we meet with the engineers, we also had our...

Camp on the tree-shaded river bank of Oregon’s Metolius Recreation Area

By Bob DifleyThe central Oregon town of Sisters, often called the “Gateway to the Cascades,” is named for the snow-capped Three Sisters peaks of...

Grand Canyon-area campground set for big expansion

(August 16, 2019) — The Kaibab National Forest plans to expand and remodel the popular Ten X Campground on the Tusayan Ranger District 4.3...

Vanleigh RV fifth wheels recalled for suspension issue

Vanleigh RV, a division of Tiffin, is recalling 1,808 model year 2015-2019 Vilano and Beacon fifth wheel trailers. The suspension shackles may be too...

Forest River recall: Fifth wheel ladder may block emergency exit

Forest River, Inc., is recalling certain 2020 Columbus fifth wheel trailers. The rear ladder blocks the egress window on the rear wall, preventing the...

Forest River recalls trailers: Wrong bolts could lead to crash

Forest River, Inc. is recalling more than 1,800 model year 2019-2020 Flagstaff and Cherokee Arctic Wolf travel trailers equipped with MORyde Orbital or You...

Winnebago recalls motorhomes: Wheels could loosen, detach

Winnebago Industries, Inc., is recalling certain 2018-2019 Fuse motorhomes built on a 2018 Ford Transit chassis and equipped with aluminum wheel feature code 63W....

Got hard water problems? Try vinegar!

By Russ and Tiña De MarisHaving spent a number of years in the "naturally soft water" country of the Pacific Northwest, it was a...
RV Tire Safety

RV Tire Safety: Why are ST tires better than LT type?

with RV tire expert Roger MarbleI'm following some posts on an Airstream forum of tire inflation and type tires. Some are complaining about rivets...
RV Doctor

Why won’t RV’s AC work on generator power?

RV Doctor Dear Gary, I have just borrowed a 29-foot motorhome to drive to a NASCAR race. The air conditioner works wonderful when using the extension...
maintenance and repair

Do “still” RV water pumps run deep?

By Russ and Tiña De MarisBoondockers and other folks who get away from "city water" connections sometimes complain of a noise when using the...
RV Tire Safety

RV Tire Safety: Is a pickup tire better than a trailer tire?

with RV tire expert Roger MarbleIs it true a pickup tire is better than a trailer tire? That's a question I received the other...

Why are RV batteries setting off CO detector?

Dear Gary, On a recent camping trip, we were connected to 30-amp shore power. During the night, our CO alarm went off. Since there was...
RV Tire Safety

RV Tire Safety: How old is too old for RV tires?

With RV tire expert Roger MarbleFor RV tire application, "How old is too old" is a tough question to answer because "it depends."Primary factors...

How important is leveling for an RV absorption fridge?

Dear Gary, We recently purchased a used 2007 motorhome and haven't actually camped in it yet but have done some local driving to get used...
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