Friday, June 2, 2023


Would you prefer that everything in this newsletter be RV-related, or do you like a mix of other things too?

From time to time we get emails saying something like, “This website is about RVing! Keep the content RV-related!” And when we receive comments saying the same thing, there are always others who comment back, “No! Keep things the way they are! We’re people with other interests too!”

And that’s kind of how we’ve always gone about doing things around here: We’re all humans with all kinds of other interests, too, not just RVing.

Our publisher Chuck Woodbury always says, “When you’re sitting around the campfire at night with a bunch of other RVers, you’re not talking about your black tank for two hours, are you? You’re talking about places you visited, your pets and children and grandchildren, what you made for dinner, s’mores recipes, the weather, the news…” And he’s right, isn’t he?

But we’d like to hear from you. If you could have it your way, would you prefer that everything in this newsletter be RV-related, or do you like a variety of other topics thrown in from time to time (as we do now)? Your vote and comments are much appreciated. Thank you!


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1 year ago

Why fix when it ain’t broken?

Richard Mazurek
1 year ago

Mostly RV is best for us. If I want to know other things I have other websites to read. I am very happy with RVtravel contents. I try to learn new things every day. References to other sites or apps are helpful.
Keep up the great work and the positive attitude.

Rick & Roxie

1 year ago

Your news letter has great information. I just ask for information regarding Truck Campers. They might be smaller but are great for getting to those boondock sights a little father away from the crowd.

RV Staff
1 year ago
Reply to  Tony

Hi, Tony. I would suggest you go to and search for “truck camper”. There are quite a few articles, including reviews by Tony Barthel, about truck campers, in case you haven’t run across those yet. Have a good evening. 🙂 –Diane

1 year ago

I consider camping recipes, sites to visit, etc, RV related.

Bob p
1 year ago

Basically your newsletter is excellent as is, my only complaInt is when someone wastes my time writing about a subject without getting all the facts before engaging the keyboard. If you don’t know what you’re talking about but you write about it anyway you may be blowing smoke to a lot of people but those that know will call you out then it’s too late to save face. I realize it’s hard to research everything, but at least get as much info as possible. Don’t state facts if you don’t know the facts. A lot of people believe everything they read whether it’s true or not, that can be misleading.

Wayne Braxton
1 year ago

Variety is the spice of life. Mix it up some.

1 year ago

I think you have a good balance as is. I don’t read every article, skipping newbie how-to info and anything about pets. But since the editor’s curiosity seems to match mine, I get to discover things I wouldn’t have otherwise. Keep up the great work!

1 year ago

I like it all. I like the way I can get ideas from other RVers especially the ones that say you can fix stupid. As for reading about boondocking? I have decided that I like my full anemities. I need my water, electricity and shade. And I like sewer hook ups. That thing they do to drain it is not for me. Otherwise keep up the great job.

1 year ago

I read the Newsletters for the RV information they contain. I read other newsletters for other information. Back tracking on that, I am a full time RVer and most anything can be RV related for me so long as it isn’t about STx’n’Brx (unless they have an RV port). We travel in our RV so travel information is always welcome, we go to shows of all sorts so listings of shows are good too 🙂

Dennis G.
1 year ago

One of the things that I like to read are peoples experiences, and travel tips. Also enjoy the couple building the campground in Arizona. It’s RV related, but also gives you a glimpse into starting a small business, and the hurdles you must overcome.
Enjoy the recipe section, and electrical topics from Mike S. Can not wait for his take on solar and lithium batteries.

1 year ago

I voted mostly RV related. It depends on what is RV related, many subjects can be intertwined with R.V travel and camping. Personally I like to hear about places to visit but would not want it to be a travelogue. By this time I know all of the basics however there are a lot of people new to the lifestyle that need to learn. If the editors have something different, I say try it. Columbus took a chance and we all know what he found

Vanessa Simmons
1 year ago

Like it the way it is. If there’s something I’m not interested in I don’t read it.

1 year ago


1 year ago

Chuck is a journalist and started this “magazine” as such. Keep it up just the way it is. That is why I read it every day, top to bottom. It takes me an hour or hours to read thru. Other RV blogs, sites or blobs, whatever, only takes me minutes, as I already know how to dump my black tank, even if I do it “wrong”. As to what kind of TP — get real! I read this because it is journalism. That makes it real and interesting to read. The comments are often informative, and if not that, they let me know who I want to, and who I do not want to, camp with – lol.

1 year ago

I like the current mix.

Jack Schmotzer
1 year ago

Focus people! Please keep the length reasonable by sticking to RV topics. IMHO the worst space waster is “For Lovers Only…”. Unless you are one of the people involved it has no value. Most of the submissions aren’t even entertaining.

1 year ago

“If it ain’t broke – don’t fix it!” Hard to improve near perfect! Thanks.

Bob Weinfurt
1 year ago

It’s real good just the way you’ve been publishing it.

1 year ago

“Don’t go changing to try and please me
You never let me down before, mmm”
I like you just the way you are.

RV Staff
1 year ago
Reply to  Forest

Thanks, Billy .. errr .. Forest! Have a great day! 🙂 –Diane

1 year ago

Variety is the spice of life – I said that!

Neal Davis
1 year ago

Chuck’s writing and sensibilities drew me here years ago. I think he and, by implication, Emily have an excellent understanding of RVing and RVers. So, I defer to them on questions of what is appropriate to include in the newsletters. I enjoy the newsletters and look forward to them. Thank you!

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