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Saturday, September 21, 2019

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RV Travel Newsletter Issue 914

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 19th...
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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....
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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...
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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....
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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...
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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...
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The Business of Work Camping: Making our new-to-us RV livable

By Sam Suva What happens when the current camper becomes the old camper? Well, we find out a great deal about our lives over the...
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The Business of Work Camping: Why leave a review?

By Sam Suva Whenever 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....
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The Business of Work Camping: RV shorthand

By Sam Suva Have 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...
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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...
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RV Travel Quiz Issue 914

Having trouble seeing the quiz? Try clicking here. Today's Prize! Win this cute nightlight! We love giving away stuff! Oh, isn’t this just the cutest nightlight you have ever...
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What we learned about you last week (September 14-20)

By Emily Woodbury  A few days ago I knew exactly what I was going to write here. A big, bright lightbulb went off, "Oh! That's...
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Would you bend over to pick up a dime?

Would you bend over to pick up a dime? In the past we've asked you if you would pick up a penny and then...
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Wife questions need for RV macerator pump

Dear RV Shrink: We live in our nice fifth wheel about nine months of the year. It came pretty well loaded with amenities, so we...
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Why do leaves turn color in the fall?

Every autumn we revel in the beauty of the fall colors. Many RVers plan fall trips just to see Mother Nature's dazzling display. If...
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Video: See RVs destroyed by Hurricane Dorian

If you'd like to get an idea of how an RV can withstand a major hurricane, watch this video from Emerald Isle, North Carolina,...
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The future of van life is here, and we like what we see

If you're wondering where I've gone (staff writer Emily here), I'm in Germany harassing Hymer to actually build this thing. I'm kidding, though I...
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RV Travel Quiz Issue 913

Having trouble seeing the quiz? Try clicking here. Today's Prize! Win this large scale road atlas We love giving away stuff! Give road-weary eyes a break with this...
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Campground Chatter with Janet Groene, September 20, 2019

The latest news about camping and developments in North American campgrounds and RV parks from Janet Groene and the staff of RVtravel.com DISCLAIMER: Information is...
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Oregon State Parks experiments with fall campsite discounts

The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) will offer discounted rates for electrical and full-hookup RV campsites at selected state parks during October and...
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Campground Chatter with Janet Groene, September 13, 2019

The latest news about camping and developments in North American campgrounds and RV parks from Janet Groene and the staff of RVtravel.com DISCLAIMER: Information is...
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Building an RV park from scratch: We had a party! And an update...

By Machelle James What I am learning living here in a small town is patience. I was told we would have the first set of...
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Campground Chatter with Janet Groene, August 30, 2019

The latest news about camping and developments in North American campgrounds and RV parks from Janet Groene and the staff of RVtravel.com DISCLAIMER: Information is...
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Thor motorhome recall: Battery cable defect could cause fire

Thor Motor Coach (TMC) is recalling 1,941 model year 2020 Chateau, Daybreak, Four Winds, Freedom Elite, Majestic, Outlaw and Quantum motorhomes. The battery cables...
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Forest River trailer recall: Upper bunk may collapse

Forest River, Inc. is recalling certain 2020 Catalina travel trailers. The fasteners securing the upper sleeping bunks may be too short, which can allow...
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Jayco recalls some fifth wheel trailers

Jayco, Inc. (Jayco) is recalling 870 model year 2019-2020 Eagle HT fifth wheel trailers equipped with MORyde Orbital or You Turn Rubber Pin Box...
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Entegra Coach recall: possible loss of steering control

Entegra Coach (Entegra) is recalling certain 2019-2020 Insignia, Anthem, Aspire, Cornerstone, Reatta, and Reatta XL motorhomes. The upper and lower steering shaft bolts may...
RV Tire Safety

RV Tire Safety: Truing a tire – Is it properly mounted?

with RV tire expert Roger Marble I received a question from "Fred" on "truing tires": "On the Escapee's forum, there was a conversation about tires, and...
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Nonworking absorption fridge? Read this before replacing it

Dear Gary, I have a refrigerator that needs to have the cooling unit replaced. Do you know of any place that I can get a...
maintenance and repair

Keep that expensive battery bank alive – It’s easy!

By Russ and Tiña De Maris Batteries are black boxes we don't think about much. Not until the rueful day comes when they don't respond...
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The RV Doctor: Can I paint and paper my RV’s interior?

Dear Gary, Can you paint and/or wallpaper the inside of an RV? A service person said it will cause mold under the painted or papered...
RV Tire Safety

RV Tire Safety: Are Hankook tires any good?

with RV tire expert Roger Marble Question on an RV forum: "Looking to replace the tires on my 33' MH. Was thinking about Hankook as I...
maintenance and repair

Video: How to protect trailer hitch from rust and corrosion with WD-40

The following is courtesy of WD-40 Trailer hitches get a lot of exposure to the elements on highways, even when stored outside, leaving them at...
maintenance and repair

Ford’s RV Refrigeration announces one-day classes on RV refrigerator repair

Ford's RV Refrigeration Training Center has specialized in RV refrigerator repair since 1984. The company has posted many helpful videos on its YouTube channel,...
RV Tire Safety

RV Tire Safety: When you “upgrade” tire load range, what inflation to run?

with RV tire expert Roger Marble Here's a recent question from an RV trailer owner on a forum: "I am replacing the tires on my small...
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