Monday, January 30, 2023


How long have you been reading the newsletter?

As we celebrate the 20th year of publishing this newsletter, we wonder how long you have been reading it. Are you new or have you been along since when we first published or shortly thereafter?

We asked this same question four years ago. At that time, more than half of you had been reading for five years or longer. We’re guessing there will be a higher percentage of newbies this time around, considering the huge increase of RVers on the road.

We’ll compare results of the two polls and let you know next Saturday.

Remember, it can take a few seconds for the poll to load, so stand by. It will be along.


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Bob P
1 year ago

I stumbled upon this site shortly after getting my first motorhome, after reading it for about 2 months I decided it was worth more than motorhome magazine and FMCA magazine combined so I decided to become a paid subscriber, I haven’t looked back. Even after selling our last motorhome and being without an RV for 10 months I felt it was still worth it, now we’ve bought a 23’ TT and using the info again. Keep up the good work.

Elois Marinelli
1 year ago

My husband and I have been reading your newsletters for a little over a year. Our friend who has an A class told us about you. We have learned so much. We got a 22ft. trailer and we love it. All the information was so helpful. The first time we camped this year the people next to us did not even think we were “newbies” we had everything we needed for a great trip and we learned it all from these newsletters. I was scared at first, asking myself can we do this? We got the ABC’s of RVing and I was confident we could and we love RVing. I am so grateful for all you do and all those who comment in the newsletter for beginners too.
I will never stop reading you. It is the first thing I do every morning. I appreciate you all.

Bob Weinfurt
1 year ago

Bought an old motorhome seven years ago. Started reading RV travel and enjoying it and still driving the same 44 year old MH.

1 year ago

Congratulations to Chuck and for twenty years of successful publication. Bottom line, its been very helpful to my RVing experience.

1 year ago

I’m not certain as to when I began reading your newsletter. It had to have been around the time that you started it, as I know I read it long before we bought our first motor home in late 2003. We have learned a lot from your publication.

ian c
1 year ago

I can’t remember but it was shortly after we purchased our 2003 Revolution.
Now on our second Tiffin.
Many Many great articles but when you addressed the DEF problem that was way over the top.
Thank you Chuck for 20 great years.
I will keep reading as long as you keep publishing.
RIP Gary Bunzer

1 year ago

And Out West before that.

1 year ago

To be honest, I really can’t remember. I can’t remember not having it to read.

John Koenig
1 year ago

CONGRATULATIONS on reaching your 20th Anniversary! I found your website in 2010 (just before I bought my first RV) and have been a follower ever since. I don’t remember when I started being a financial contributor but, it has been at least several years now. Money VERY well spent I must say. I hope to be reading and contributing for many more years to come! For those readers who appreciate your content, I URGE them to send in a donation (even if it can only be a small one). God bless all of the hard working staff at Again, CONGRATULATIONS!!!

1 year ago

We did a major trip around the U.S. in 97 in a pickup with our twins who in between 7 th and 8th grade, stayed at a bunch of KOA’s cabins. Got home bought a tent trailer. Searched and joined any and all sites that had anything to do with RV’n. Saw you in 2002 and was hooked. Met Chuck in Quartzite a couple times. Even had “The RV Doctor” (may he RIP) come to a gathering and he taped a show with us.

1 year ago

I started with “The Newspaper that Roams the West”. Sometime around 1990

1 year ago

we bought our RV in 2004 and soon after that we found you on the web.

John R Rose
1 year ago

I’ve been around so long, I won two T-shirts.
One says my house has headlights line
The other one says my house has wheels.
I’ll still be reading this every week as long as it’s on here.
I should say it went from once a week to every day.
Still enjoy it like it started yesterday.

Jeff Craig
1 year ago

Bought our Georgetown in 2009, and came across the site when researching state parks and travelling to Yellowstone. Really, REALLY helped me learn about RV’ing and taught me a ton of tricks so I wouldn’t make any dumbass mistakes.

Dennis G.
1 year ago

Was turned on to IRV2 by a neighbor in 2017 when we were sprucing up my parents 1996 class-A for sale. After getting a bunch of low-ball offers, we decided to keep her in the family. Was turned onto RVTravel by the folks at IRV2 in 2018. Read the newsletter every weekend for about a year, when we decided to support your newsletter with a donation. Have donated since then and will do so in the future.

Marie Beschen
1 year ago

I’m not sure how I found you, but it’s only been a couple of years. I wish I would have found you 10 years ago when we first started out full-timing, I sure could have used your wisdom then! I’ve passed you along to my friends, but, unfortunately, many have started giving up on camping now, or slowing down so much that if they go out a couple of times a year for a few days, that’s good enough for them. COVID-crowding, etc has just about done a lot of us “old timers” in. It’s just not as fun as it used to be…

Theodora Lemaire-Baker
1 year ago

Hi, I started reading your newsletters about a year ago before I bought my 5th wheel. I learned a lot and was prepared by buying many of the items you showed on Amazon. I learned how to avoid many mistakes newbies make and am grateful for all your advice. Being prepared makes it much safer and easier. I am new to RVing, just 4 months in. I was not prepared though for the increase in many of the campgrounds as I have a tight budget to follow and I do look forward to your new Free Campsight letter or app. as staying one or two nights only in many of the campgrounds seems to be expensive when on my way to the next destination. Congratulations on 20 years!

Clay Causey
1 year ago

Over a decade. Through these years I’ve enjoyed the sense of decency, open discussion’s and how RV Travel moderates the useless, negative comments. Great read every day and I’m so excited for the Saturday, Sunday newsletters. Best wishes to all staff and freelance writers. You’ll never retire Chuck. Just “ain’t” your style!😎

Michelle Van Sickle
1 year ago

I’ve been trying to remember how long I’ve been reading this newsletter but as it’s hard to remember what I had for lunch yesterday, it’s been a struggle! We started RVing with a 1989 29’ Airstream and since then have owned a 2000 34’ and now are the proud owners of a 2006 34’, so I’d say a least 15 years, if not more. Thanks for this wonderful service! I’ve much appreciated the many helpful tips and interesting articles over the years.

Al Buckner
1 year ago

We have been reading since the beginning and even before that when you published “Out West”. You have been doing a great job.

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