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Sunday, November 29, 2020

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Sunday RV News

News for RVers #976, Sunday edition

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Welcome to RVtravel.com, the newsletter that cares. Please tell your friends about us! Learn about RV camping, RV travel, RV news and much more. This...

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

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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

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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

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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

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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?”

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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

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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...
Reader polls

Have you lived in an RV full-time for the last 12 months?

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Are you a true "full-time" RVer? Have you forsaken a traditional home — one without wheels that never moves (except in earthquakes and tornadoes)?...

Meet your fellow RVtravel.com readers, November 28, 2020

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We asked RVtravel.com readers to tell us about themselves. Here are a few responses. NOTE FROM EDITOR CHUCK: I want to let you know that...

How often do you use a printed directory when searching for a campground?

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Do you remember, before the Internet and apps, when the only way to find a campground or RV park was to use a printed...

Have you ever gone through a divorce?

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Since 2016, both marriage and divorce rates are declining, which makes sense considering they're directly related. Still though, about 50 percent of marriages end...

Be a full-time RVer to save money?

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By Bill Tuttle, Explorer RV Insurance Agency Whether you live in an apartment, a house or an RV, the greatest impacts on your ability to...

Pick your favorite Thanksgiving dish…

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Everyone has a favorite Thanksgiving dish. Maybe yours is the big, juicy turkey. Maybe it's the stuffing, an American comfort food. Maybe the mac...

10 harsh RV realities for beginners

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By Dave Helgeson Many of us that have been RVing for years have learned the realities of RVing via direct experience (aka school of hard...
Thief

Has anything worth $100 or more ever been stolen from you?

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We're holding our breath with this one. We hope most of you answer no to this question, but know some of you will answer...

Campground Chatter with Janet Groene, November 28, 2020

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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...

Free and cheap places to stay in an RV, Issue 976

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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...

How often do you use a printed directory when searching for a campground?

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Do you remember, before the Internet and apps, when the only way to find a campground or RV park was to use a printed...

Free and cheap places to stay in an RV, Issue 975

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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, November 21, 2020

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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...

Winnebago recalls some trailers built with wrong axle

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Winnebago Towable (Winnebago) is recalling certain 2021 Micro Minnie recreational vehicles. The ultra lightweight travel trailers were built with undersized axles that may not...

Keystone trailer recall: Frame rail could buckle

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Keystone RV Company (Keystone) is recalling nearly 1,300 model year 2019-2021 Outback 335CG and 340BH travel trailers. A section of the frame rail may...

Jayco, Entegra motorhomes recalled for engine cover issue

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Jayco, Inc. (Jayco) is recalling certain 2020-2021 Alante, Precept, and Precept Prestige motorhomes and Entegra Vision, Vision XL motorhomes built on a Ford F-53...

Thor recalls some Four Winds, Chateau, Freedom Elite, Quantum motorhomes

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Thor Motor Coach (TMC) is recalling more than 1,000 model year 2020-2021 Daybreak, Four Winds, Chateau, Freedom Elite, and Quantum motorhomes built on a...
maintenance and repair

LP alarm goes off even when LP tanks are closed

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Chris Dougherty responded to this reader when he was RVtravel.com's technical editor. Dear Chris, My LP tanks are shut off. The LP alarm activates and will...
maintenance and repair

Change your brake fluid for reliability and long system life

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By Greg Illes Absolutely everybody changes their engine oil and transmission fluid (or has it done). Some folks remember to change differential gear oil. But...
RV Tire Safety

RV Tire Safety: People still erroneously blame “defective” tires for “blowouts”

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By Roger Marble Here is a post from July 22, 2012. The owners of this Airstream continue to use the word "defect" but also fail...

Dirty RV windshield? Here’s a quick cleaning tip

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By Nanci Dixon My husband had just washed and waxed our motorhome, which gave me a sparkling clean windshield to watch the desert sunrise through,...

Really? Does your RV’s bathroom sink drain into the sewer tank?

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Most RVers assume the sinks in their RV drain exclusively into a gray holding tank. The toilet, most RVers believe, drains exclusively into the...
maintenance and repair

Another fix for “hitch clunk”

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By Russ and Tiña De Maris We recently talked about an annoying phenomenon that travel trailer RVers sometimes face: hitch clunk. Slop in the hitch...
RV Tire Safety

RV Tire Safety: “The tire failed because it is defective.” Maybe not…

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By Roger Marble "The tire is defective." I hear that statement quite often and will admit it is a bit of a "hot button" for...
RV Tire Safety

RV Tire Safety: What does the pressure number on tires refer to?

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By Roger Marble A clarification about the pressure number on a tire might be of help. The pressure number molded on the sidewall of tires is...
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