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Tuesday, January 26, 2021

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Sunday RV News

News for RVers #984, Sunday edition

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Welcome to RVtravel.com, the most-read consumer website about RVing in North America with 139,000 registered subscribers. We support a free press and believe that...

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...

How many languages besides your native language do you speak FLUENTLY?

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¿Cuántos idiomas además de su lengua materna habla FLUYENTE? 母国語以外に流暢に話せる言語はいくつありますか? Hoeveel talen behalve je moedertaal spreek je VLOEIEND? כמה שפות מלבד שפת האם שלך אתה מדבר בצורה...
Vaccine

Have you had your first COVID-19 vaccination yet?

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More and more people are receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. Whew! If you read last Saturday's newsletter, you know that editor Chuck Woodbury just got...

Do you earn money from a part-time hobby?

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Last week we asked you if you have a hobby and, if so, what kind of hobby? The highest percentage of those who answered...

How long is your RV?

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We wish Dr. Seuss would write a book about RVs. We can only imagine how hilarious it would be to read out loud "...Some...

This little device rids RVs of smells – Say goodbye to odor!

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By Kate Doherty Like many of us who enjoy the open road, we give little thought to the quality of the air we breathe inside...

In the last year, who most often cut your hair?

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Ah, quarantine... We miss movie theaters and bowling alleys and indoor dining and, oh, of course, hair salons. Ohhhh, how we miss hair salons... But,...

What kind of pants do you wear the most?

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On a regular day, what kind of pants do you wear the most? Does it depend on the day? Does it depend on your...

Create a cozy “entryway” by transforming your RV’s dash

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By Kate Doherty Do you have that special picture or piece of art that doesn’t seem to fit anywhere in your RV, but you want...

Campground and RV Park News, January 23, 2021

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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...
Coyote

Appreciate – but don’t mess with – the desert coyote

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By Russ and Tiña De Maris He must be one of Warner Brothers' favorites: Wile E. Coyote, facing off in those "can't win" situations with...

Quick way to verify a campsite length

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By Dave Helgeson Do you camp often in public campgrounds? Maybe you find the maximum length restrictions listed in campground directories unreliable? Do you wish...

Campground and RV Park News, January 16, 2021

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The latest news about camping and developments in North American campgrounds and RV parks from Janet Groene. DISCLAIMER: Conditions are still changing, not just because...

Digital RVer: Allstays is the best app to find RV parking

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By Chris Guld, GeeksOnTour.comWe (Jim and Chris of GeeksOnTour.com) are currently (1/13-17/2021) at the Florida RV SuperShow in Tampa, Florida. We’re giving seminars every...

Keystone RV recalling some Crossroads Redwood fifth wheels

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Keystone RV Company (Keystone) is recalling certain 2021 Crossroads Redwood 3401RL, 3901MB, 3901WB, 3911RL, 3951MB, 3951WB, 3981FK, 3991RD, 4001LK, 4150RD fifth wheels, built on...

KZRV recalls some travel trailers for wrong circuit breaker

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KZRV, L.P. (KZRV) is recalling certain 2021 Sportsmen Classic, Escape, and Sonic travel trailers. The microwave circuits were improperly connected to a 20 amp...

Most recent RV recalls

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Here are the most recent RV-related recalls as of Dec. 30, 2020. We post the latest recalls in each issue of our Sunday RVtravel.com newsletter....

Some Mallard trailers recalled for incorrect axle

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Heartland Recreational Vehicles, LLC (Heartland) is recalling certain 2021 Mallard M180BH travel trailers. These units had incorrect axle, rims and tires installed during production. The...

An easy, quick way to fill your RV’s toilet bowl

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By Nanci Dixon This tip seemed so simple I hesitated to write about it, but since it has saved us a lot of work and...

Stranded on the side of the road, should you trust a stranger’s help?

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By Nanci Dixon One of our first RV trips in our renovated, newly rebuilt, Class C RV was to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Long...
Rust

Rust: How to prevent it from damaging your RV

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By Gail Marsh Left unchecked, rust can quickly ruin more than just your RV’s look. Rust has the potential to make your rig unsafe as...
RV Tire Safety

RV Tire Safety: Do similar tires sold in the U.S. have to meet the...

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By Roger Marble I recently received a question on tire requirements involving "quality" and load capacity: I have been under the impression that a certifying agency,...

Have a paint nick or chip on your RV? Here’s an easy trick

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By Nanci Dixon After many miles and a few gravel roads, our motorhome had a number of paint nicks and chips. I blame it on...

Here’s why diesel pusher radiators overheat… Don’t let this happen!

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By Kate Doherty Last summer, our ’08 diesel pusher with a rear-facing radiator kept overheating, especially when climbing small hills. Initially, we rationalized that the...
RV Tire Safety

RV Tire Safety: What is so “special” about RV trailer tires, anyway?

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By Roger Marble Are RV trailer tires exempt from the physical laws of the universe? What is so special about RV trailers that would make...
DIY

Electrical problems? This tip may save you an RV service call

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Steve Savage submitted this article to RVtravel.com when he was a Master Certified RV Technician with Mobility RV Service. On close to a third of...
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