Friday, February 26, 2021

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Sunday RV News

News for RVers #988, Sunday edition

Welcome to RVtravel.com, the most-read consumer website about RVing in North America with 140,000 registered subscribers. We support a free press and believe that...

Will new movie about RV van living fuel nomad lifestyle?

A new movie about the nomad lifestyle starring Academy Award-winning actress Frances McDormand debuted in movie theaters and on Hulu Friday. The low budget...

For part-time RVers: Do you hope to go “full-time” someday?

For those of you who aren't full-timers, would you ever like to be someday? Some people dream of living in their RV full-time –...
The 2021 Mercedes-AMG GLS63 has a 7,500 pound towing capacity.

2021 Mercedes-AMG GLS 63 Review: Pricey luxury RV hauler

By James Raia With the continued interest in sport utility vehicles and pickup trucks, it's no surprise high-end manufacturers – Bentley to Lamborghini, Land Rover...

PBS spotlights RV work campers in excellent report

The PBS NewsHour, Public television's evening news program, recently profiled the growing movement commonly called work camping. Thousands upon thousands of RVers — the...
Million dollar motorhome, Mercedes-Benz optional.

Million-dollar motorhome will “eat” your Mercedes-Benz AMG

By Jame Raia If you're in the market for a motorhome and have at least a million dollars to spend, consider the Perfect 1200 Platinum. The...

How would you answer, “Do you have any regrets?”

By Nanci Dixon I come across the question "What do you regret?" many times on the Facebook groups I belong to, but it's such an...

Downsizing: An emotional roller coaster

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”

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

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

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...

“The Long, Long Trailer” – An enjoyable must-watch movie!

By Gail Marsh If you’ve never seen this hilarious, charming, classic movie, or haven’t viewed it in a while, it’s time to break out the...

Did you watch the Mars rover landing as it happened last week?

Last week, on Thursday, February 18, 2021, NASA live-streamed the Perseverance rover (dubbed "Percy") landing on Mars. Did you watch its exciting, nail-biting landing? Since...
Tax Corner

Tax Corner: It’s tax time again – Getting prepared

By Neil Seidler, CPA, CMA It’s tax time again, so I wanted to talk about getting ready for completing and filing your income tax returns....

Will you be comfortable shaking hands with strangers when the pandemic ends?

We've all grown accustomed to meeting new people and saying "Nice to meet you!" from a safe six-foot distance. There's the occasional elbow bump,...

Do you have children?

Just like we like to learn about your RV, we also like to learn about you. Oftentimes we wonder: What are our readers like?...

RV Driving Skills: Know your pivot point and tail-swing

Mark Polk, RV Education 101 Driving a compact automobile is different than towing a trailer or driving a motorhome. The more proficient your driving skills...

What kind of roads do you dread driving down the most?

Every RVer has a type of road they dread driving down the most. Some of us can't stand to drive through the city, others...
bit in the butt

Bit in the butt – There’s a bear down there!

By Russ and Tiña De Maris If you’ve ever known the joys of open-air bathroom visits, take note. Always look down before you sit down....

Campground and RV Park News, February 20, 2021

The latest news about camping and developments in North American campgrounds and RV parks from Janet Groene. DISCLAIMER: These campground and RV park news items...

10 of the most irritating campground rules

"Rules and responsibilities: these are the ties that bind us. We do what we do, because of who we are. If we did otherwise,...

Building an RV park: The RV pads are graded!

By Machelle James As I sit back and reflect on the last two weeks, it’s a bit of a blur. When I last wrote, we...
applications of Google Earth

Applications of Google Earth – Part 1: Campgrounds and RV Parks

By Dave Helgeson This is the first installment of a series on the many useful applications of Google Earth. I have used Google Earth for...

Campground and RV Park News, February 13, 2021

The latest news about camping and developments in North American campgrounds and RV parks from Janet Groene. DISCLAIMER: These news items are believed current at...

Newmar recalls some motorhomes for brake light switch issue

Newmar Corporation (Newmar) is recalling certain 2021 Kountry Star and 2017-2021 Dutch Star motorhomes. The brake light switch may chafe against the windshield wiper...

Popular Ford trucks recalled: Windshield could detach from cab

Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling more than 79,000 model year 2021 F-150 and 2020-2021 F-250, F-350, F-450, and F-550 Super Duty vehicles. During...

Some Sprinter RVs and vans recalled for rear camera defect

Daimler Vans USA, LLC (DVUSA) is recalling certain 2019-2020 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter and Freightliner Sprinter vehicles equipped with the multimedia system "Connect 5" and a...

Bigfoot travel trailers recalled for gas leak possibility

Bigfoot Industries, Inc. (Bigfoot) is recalling certain 2020-2021 25b25FB, 25B25RQ, 25B21FB, and 25B21RB travel trailers equipped with Dometic 3 burner cooking stoves. The saddle...
RV Tire Safety

RV Tire Safety: Could the information on your tire sidewalls be worth free tires?

By Roger Marble I bet that few of you have ever bothered to read and record the important information provided on your tire sidewalls. There...

Their propane “froze”! Wait … Can propane freeze?

By Gail Marsh This winter’s weather problems have really impacted RVers, especially those who find themselves in the path of snowstorms, ice storms, and record-breaking...

Be kind to your differential – It’s all you have

By Greg Illes Deep down under your rig, far behind the driver's seat and usually caked with dirt, grease and road grime, is one of...

Add this to your home departure checklist to prevent damage

By Steve Greer We have always turned off the home ice maker in the refrigerator when we leave for a trip of any length. It...

How to coil and store an extension cord

How many times have you struggled with untangling an extension cord? Most of us had that experience at one time (or many times), and...

5 RV preventive maintenance winter checks

By Mark Polk, RV Education 101 We enjoy using our RV year-round, but doing so requires some cold weather preventive maintenance. Do not confuse this...

Simple ways to keep RV pipes fresh and clean

By Gail Marsh “Away go troubles, down the drain!” This old Roto-Rooter advertising jingle has been looping through my brain lately, as we’ve recently experienced...
RV Tire Safety

RV Tire Safety: What is a “C” tire?

By Roger Marble There are a number of Class B motorhomes that are being built on van chassis. Some of these vehicles come with European...