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February 11, 2023
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Okay, I’m divisive (or so some say)
By Chuck Woodbury
Readers gave me a lot of grief last Saturday over my article about the new tent “glampground” near Zion National Park that will cost “campers” $2,700 to stay three nights. “You’re being divisive again, Chuck,” they commented. In other words, I was trying to send readers into verbal combat!
Some said the high-priced “glampground” was simply capitalism at work, free enterprise. Am I against that? Not a chance! If a business can rent fancy tents for $900 a night, more power to them. But don’t plow over existing RV campsites to do it!
I am a capitalist and proud of it. But I am also an RVer, and when I wrote that story, I was wearing my RVer hat. What I found offensive (and still do) was that way too many campgrounds and RV parks these days are removing RV sites and replacing them with high-priced glamping accommodations, no RV required. This is happening at a time when finding a place to stay with an RV is becoming increasingly harder. Meanwhile, the glamping industry is growing like bamboo!
As far as being divisive. Geez … Is there no such thing as polite, constructive conversation anymore?
FOR THE RECORD, I do not, nor does this website, represent the interests of campground owners or glampground owners. We do not represent the interests of RV manufacturers or dealers. My staff and I represent RVers. We are not cheerleaders for the RV industry. We love to travel with our RVs (some of us are full-timers), but we are not “Brand Ambassadors” or “Influencers” who are rewarded to say nice things about their RV (but, heaven forbid, never anything negative!).
When campgrounds start eliminating RV sites badly needed to accommodate the hordes of new RVers coming onto the scene, then I say, go ahead and build your glampgrounds with their pricey tents, yurts, lodges, covered wagons, cabooses, domes and treehouses. But don’t build those glampgrounds on top of existing campgrounds, which you and I need to avoid squatting in Walmart parking lots for a night.
ABOVE: The “glamping movement” in America probably began in earnest in 1984 when KOA introduced its Kamping Kabins. They were primitive by today’s glamping standards, but their appearance marked the beginning of when campgrounds began removing RV sites, like you see here, to add other accommodations, in this case a cabin. By 1998, 90 percent of all KOAs had Kamping Kabins.
As far as being divisive. Geez … Is there no such thing as polite, constructive conversation anymore? Can’t we talk about a subject that someone out there might disagree with? This website contains more than 201,000 comments. Why so many? Because our articles make people think. The only problem is that every know-it-all hothead can leave a comment that inflames other like-minded members of the whacked-out community. By the time one of our staff members can moderate or remove the hothead’s rant, a battle of words is well underway.
Oh dear, “divisive” again…
But wait! This commentary will definitely get me into more trouble. “Divisive again,” some of you will write. Okay. Forget what I have written above. This is better: “First you dump the black tank and then the gray tank.” That should not cause too much discussion except for the guy who never puts water in his black tank and swears he has never had a “poop mountain” issue.
Maybe we should ban comments altogether. We’ll run simple stories about how to make absolutely the best s’mores, how to get the best deal on a backup camera, and the proper way to calm down a yappy poodle. And we will write those stories using a formula that will place them high up in Google searches. Or we could use artificial intelligence and let robots do our work (that’s trendy these days). Then people will flock to our website, and click on ads, and my staff and I will dine on caviar at our weekly staff meetings.
Can’t we discuss anything important anymore without people fighting?
Are we worth more than ‘free?’
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Publisher’s Roadside Journal
Just thinking: “Does this pricey RV seem ‘cold’ to you?” (poll included)
This is the new $159,000 Heritage Edition trailer from the folks at Bowlus. It looks a lot like the Airstreams of yesteryear. This is the company’s most affordable trailer, far less than the previous low-price leader, the Terra Firma at $285,000. But here’s what got me thinking. Does the interior seem kinda cold to you? Find out what Chuck’s talking about here.
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RV Service Centers and Repairs Report
RVers should insist on watching the work done on their RV
By Nanci Dixon
This week, BWO shares some lessons learned after many RV purchases and many years of RVing, including when buying an RV: “check out the business/brand as if it was your teenage daughter’s first boyfriend!” We also hear from Vincent V., who learned the very hard way that he should have done a much more thorough PDI. (You can learn from this.) And Charles S. has a list of problems with his RV that’s too long to post, and explains why he’ll watch any work being done on his RV while it’s in the shop.
DID YOU KNOW? Arthur Wynne is usually credited with inventing the crossword puzzle. His first puzzle, called a word-cross, was published in December 1913 in the New York World.
Take action or get stuck with big repair bills and a lemon RV
By Ron Burdge, RV lemon law attorney
We have seen a spate of recent lemon RV inquiries where the owners kept believing the factory and their dealer could get their RV’s defects fixed and give them more time to get the repairs done. The problem is, if your RV doesn’t get fixed in time, or defects just come back later, you can find yourself stuck with a defective RV. Waiting too long to file a lawsuit can leave you stuck with no legal recourse at all! When that happens, you’re at the mercy of the factory — which built it wrong in the first place! Learn how to protect yourself here.
Are you aware of the radiofrequency (RF) radiation levels of your RV?
By Randall Brink
RVs are more than just an increasingly popular way for people to travel and explore the great outdoors. While these vehicles provide a convenient and comfortable way to travel, they also present some potential health risks from exposure to radiofrequency (RF) radiation. In this article, we’re going to look at what RF radiation is, the potential health risks it presents, and how you can minimize your exposure while RVing. Continue reading.
Noticing changes as I travel: Sales lots are full and campgrounds are empty
By Nanci Dixon
The changing look of camping from Arizona to Alabama: The sales lots are full and the campgrounds are empty. We’ve been traveling this January and February from Arizona to Alabama, and we’ve seldom seen another RV on the road…. Every RV sales lot we pass is a field of unsold RVs. Read more.
Highlights from this week’s RV Daily Tips Newsletter
- Defrost your vehicle’s windshield in half the time with these tricks
- Dump your holding tanks in your home septic system?
- Have an electric fireplace? Here’s a simple trick to get more heat
- 12 helpful tips for using sugar while RVing
- RVs and WD-40: Unusual combinations that work!
DID YOU KNOW? The Cozy Camper, first sold in 1916, is considered the first folding camping trailer with a hard, flat roof like today’s models. Similar trailers of the day had a peaked canvas tent-like roof. A brand new Cozy Camper sold for $165. That may sound cheap, but when you consider that many working men of the day earned 5 cents an hour, it wasn’t inexpensive at all. SOURCE: RV Capital of the World by Al Hesselbart
Debating slide outs: Should my next RV have one or not? (with poll)
By Dave Helgeson
Slide out or no slide out? My wife and I are looking for our next travel trailer and pondering if a slide out is in our future. We began our search for a new trailer last year as availability and prices began to normalize after the pandemic. We quickly discovered that slide outs have pretty much been incorporated into everything except for the smallest travel trailers. Read more and help Dave make up his mind here.
A very, very wet Valentine’s Day in Borrego Springs
By Rod Andrew
After several years of wandering through the Western USA, my wife and I finally settled on a place we wanted to spend our Canadian winters. The township of Borrego Springs, California, offered everything we needed, including a slow lifestyle and marvelous weather. Tennis, pickleball, hiking, biking, a rich cultural life and a wonderful library in the middle of a stunning desert state park. It was perfect. Until… Read why Rod’s wife deserves an award.
Incredible drone footage captures Utah’s ‘backward’ waterfall
By Gail Marsh
My husband and I have seen many, many waterfalls during our RV travels, but we’ve never seen anything like this! On January 16, RJ Hooper used his drone to capture the impossible: a video of a backward waterfall. This is fascinating!
Messages from our readers to their Valentines
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Recipe: Old prospector’s delicious and easy Camp Stew
By Randall Brink
This Camp Stew recipe is a favorite from the Klondike and 49ers’ Gold Rush days. It is a good way to use what you have available in meat and other ingredients, as almost any type of meat can be used. Get the recipe here. Yum!
The Frontier Texas museum is a travel gem
By Nanci Dixon
I recently visited the Frontier Texas museum in Abilene, TX. During my visit, I will admit that being the only one in the museum’s darkened room made me wish I had dragged my husband with me. Picture buffalo stampedes, saloons with poker games gone bad, cattle drives, and Indian attacks. But overall, it’s a museum that should not be missed. (Apparently, Nanci was a madam at a well-established brothel in a former life. What?!)
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POPULAR POLL FROM THIS PAST WEEK
Can you believe this was the most popular poll question this week? When asked, “How often will you typically wear jeans before washing them?” more than 2,400 RVers responded. Wow! See how they responded… and see if you’re wearing your jeans too long!
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This past week’s questions that Dave answered:
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- What are the types of house batteries and what do the acronyms stand for?
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We’re not pulling your foot, er, leg with this one. This is really footy, er, handy! See what we’re talking about here.
In the RV Shop with Dustin
All about blow out adapters: DIY, winterizing and much more
In this post and video, Dustin, Dave and Zach discuss blow out adapters, how to make one yourself, and how to use it to help winterize your RV.
RV Gadgets and Gizmos
Readers’ favorite low-tech, no-power RV kitchen gadgets
By Cheri Sicard
Welcome to Part 2 in our 3-part series of favorite RV kitchen gadgets. In Part 1, we talked about the favorite small appliances our readers like to carry along in their RVs. And next week we will turn our attention to odd or unusual RV kitchen gadgets. But this time we look at the essential low-tech RV kitchen gadgets you recommended. These are the tools you will turn to when traveling or boondocking as they require no power.
Video of the day
Brilliant RV screen door hack—Why didn’t I think of that?
By Cheri Sicard
The YouTube shorts video below may be very short on time, but it shares a BRILLIANT RV screen door tip that’s especially useful if you have pets or small children. It costs nothing and needs no installation, assuming your RV already has this accessory (and most do).
RV Tire Safety
Why a safety margin on tire inflation is important
If you have read any of my posts here at RVtravel.com or on my blog RVTireSafety.net or on any individual post on the various RV Forums I follow, you have probably seen me suggest you add a “margin” (safety factor aka reserve load to some folks) to either the tire load capacity or the minimum inflation recommendation, or even to both. You may wonder what my reasons are.
Ask Roger anything about RV tires on his RV Tires Forum.
Operating an RV Park
Update from AJ’s Getaway Family RV Campground
Machelle and AJ are gearing up to reopen their campground in April after their winter hiatus. Here’s an update from Machelle about their 13 days spent in Quartzsite, AZ, what’s been going on at their campground, what else they’re working on before welcoming guests in April, and a new (fairly large) family member!
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Recipe of the Day
Monika’s Moroccan Chicken
by Monika Rosales from Pembroke Pines, FL
The spices in this recipe are blended perfectly! Each flavor is distinct without being at all overwhelming… Super tasty!
Readers’ Pet of the Day
“Shy, our Russian Blue kitty, loves to RV. She especially likes to sit in the sunshine and watch the outside world from a good vantage point. Birds, squirrels and other wildlife always draw her kitty attention.” —Larry Lucas
Somewhere in here the word ‘love” is spelled out. Can you find it? It’s not as easy as you think… Click the image to enlarge it.
(Answer in tomorrow’s Sunday news newsletter. And please don’t spoil it for other readers by posting the answer in the comments.)
Kansas has been scientifically proven to be flatter than a pancake. Mathematically, the value 1.000 indicates perfect, platonic flatness. A pancake was purchased from IHOP and was compared to Kansas’ terrain. The pancake had a flatness of 0.957, and Kansas measures 0.9997, just about as close to flat as flat gets. Sorry, Kansas!
If you’re reading this and saying “Kansas isn’t ALL flat!” Well, you’re right. It’s actually only the seventh flattest state (Florida is #1). The “flat as a pancake” study was done by Utah State University. You can read its Kansas vs. pancake findings here.
Laugh of the Week
They say it’s never too late to start taking care of yourself…
Thanks to our pal Tom Hart for taking this photo (in Morgan Hill, CA) and sending it to us!
RVers who carry a firearm should pack this along to save them from trouble
Every year about this time we tell you about something every firearm-carrying RVer should have with them as they travel the USA. Without this, they could end up in a heap o’ trouble. This will cost you $16.95, but worth every penny, we think!
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Somewhere along the way we as a species have (un)evolved to the point that we are intolerant to differing opinions and can no longer have a conversation with someone with a different opinion without starting a flame war. Oh how far we have come. I enjoy reading most articles from rvtravel.com, even when I disagree with the content. Keep up the good work and if you do hire an ai robot, do so that you and the staff at rvtravel.com can spend more time researching and write articles and less time doing the chores.
From one who just saw Mother/Android it does come from the play and book I Robot. AI is real and it is something people really don’t give much thought about. Who knows, could this really be coming true? Time will tell. As for laugh of the day? A lot of people I think will not find this funny because it actually happened to my insurance agent 20 years ago who died from a heart attack at a gym. EMS came but it was too late. Something to think about next time you go work out. Two scary things to think about reading this newsletter this morning.
Chuck, can’t wait to hear more of the AI article. Would love to do that for a E-card to our grandson in the air force. Hopefully the text is in sync with the video.
One of our favorite campgrounds close to home has taken most of the rv sites and turned them into clamping sites with permanent trailers and fancy tent. Also the camping cost has increased considerably. Sad to see it happen but it is their park and their choice. We still go there but very seldom. Yes, the world is a changing.
Chuck, I for one agree about the issue. In this day of it getting much harder to find campsites, we don’t need campground owners taking away sites for any reason. In fact we need more. I don’t think you should shutdown commenting. But actually enhance it. Add a way to be notified. Add like/dislike. Both would make the comment section more useful. Two things, that others have mentioned. One, if enough people look at something, somebody is gonna disagree (or be the guy or gal that disagrees just out of orneriness). Two, if someone has an opposing viewpoint, and has at least a little bit of thought and reasoning behind it, that they share, and can do so without anger or vitriol, that is fine. That is what our country has always been about (at least until lately). Blessings to all you, your staff and all the RVers out there.
John, hopefully this reply will reinforce the need for and the importance of commenting.
Your words: ‘we don’t need campground owners taking away campsites’. ‘In fact, we need more’. Even though I agree with you on the general issue, I see this as a business opportunity for you or someone else to develop a new park and hipefully make bank. On the other hand, Some people see this as need for govt intervention with price controls and inventory mgmt.
Life is nuanced. We agree on the problem, possibly not the solution.
Chuck writes with nuance by the simple act of being a human, he has an opinion founded by his life’s experience and quite often, it glares through in his writing. Some will agree, some may not agree but generally, disagreement is confined to the nuance and not the meat.
If agreement is the goal, then the CCP is the utopia that some should seek. Opposing views and ideas should be welcome, they are entertaining and generally they promote thoughtful discourse.
As always , you give us food for thought. I was surprized that there was negative comments. Please continue your wonderful work.
Chuck, ignore the whiners and keep up the good work!
I just thought you were reporting what’s new in the RV world, not promoting or condemning them. Sheesh people, lighten up!
Even if you’re right 100% of the time, someone somewhere will feel they have to argue with you. Trust me, I know… I’m 100% right, and people continue to doubt that well-established fact. Putting up with so many fools is the burden I bear…
More seriously, I never mind someone disagreeing if they have given even a trivial amount of thought to their opinion. There are multiple answers and comparison hones mine even if I still disagree. Let people make their own “mistakes,” and unless the fools control my life and force their mistakes on others, dissent shouldn’t be a problem!
Chuck, you forgot the new golden rule of this country: Somewhere out there, there is someone, who wakes up each morning, looking for something, anything, to complain about or be offended by….
So true. The wokesters complain about something or someone everyday and then try to cancel them. The EQUITY warriors would be out of business if they had nothing unequitable to complain about. The virtuous climate kooks silence opposing but scientific based opinions. The race hustlers find racism where none exists. And the censors, censor.
Really missing Mike Sokol’s writing on EV’s.
Same here. Where did he go?
Not crushed by a monster truck rolling coal, I’m sure.
Chuck, when you wrote the “divisive” article last week about the Glampground I did not get the impression it displaced current RV sites but rather it was a standalone development. Maybe I missed it but that’s the reason I took exception to the article. Did I miss something? If it doesn’t remove RV sites from the market I see nothing to have a problem with. If I’m wrong I apologize.
There’s a way to calm down a yappy poodle? Who knew?
Now that’s a How To article I would personally find useful!
Only problem is the people with the yappy Poodle either wouldn’t read or refuse to quiet theirs.
My grandfather used to complain about how RVs were taking all the campsites from tent campers. He used to say things like “That’s not camping, they brought their house,” and “They even have a TV in that RV.” Many campgrounds no longer even have a space for tent campers. I got tired of hearing his rants, just like I am now tired of hearing Chuck’s complaining. I prefer to focus on the fun. I love RVing and enjoy all forms of camping from tenting in the back woods, to Glamping. I like to talk about how to have more fun, and the wonderful places I have been. I hope I don’t turn into a grumpy old geezer.
And yet, it sounds like you are.
I didn’t think so. She’s advocating for each of us to enjoy the outdoors and make memories however we prefer to do so. I agree with her 100%.
I totally agree with her too, I was just noting her closing sentence was a little bit funny, ha ha ha, irony type funny.
Don’t let it get you down and don’t stop commenting. Tell us your thoughts. As my dear old Grandma told me one time, it takes all kinds to make this world turn.
We all have one great power on this earth. The power to choose. We can all choose to simply move on and stay away from those we don’t agree with or who don’t agree with our personal thoughts.
You are right, honest constructive construction allows those who want to learn about things they don’t know about is how our humans progressed. It’s all about mutual respect. We can still respect each other while having friendly learning discussions and without agreeing and without being acidic.
Tom from Texas
Chuck, you took a reasonable position and now you are defending it. Every post was reasonable as well and both can be true. The thing about capitalism is that direction can be modified. Decisions are never absolute and park owners that are working to grow wealth over occupancy may have to pivot back or change to a hybrid model of both choices. No matter though because the marketplace will determine the products offered and the choices we have. As parks and owners transition, inventory for each product will be fluid.
Why can’t we all be kind? It doesn’t take much, hardly any effort and the rewards are wonderful.
Yeah, why can’t we all just be a bit more Canadian? We can all march lockstep together and sing hymns of the Dictatorial Trudeau regime.
Diane, Dictatorial OK but Marxist is not? Just curious?
Yeah, I knew I’d be hearing from you, Cancelproof. I just figured someone else would see “Marxist” and delete your comment, so I compromised. 😉 Have a good afternoon/evening. 😀 –Diane at RVtravel.com
Thanks. Enjoy Daytona.
Ha! Different Diane. That’s why my comments show up as Diane McGovern (hers are Diane Mc). I’ve never been east of Missoula, MT, and these days the farthest east I go is to my 18 acres of gorgeous mountain property in the Cascades, 40 miles east of where I live north of Seattle. Take care, Cancelproof. 😀 –Diane at RVtravel.com aka Big Sister 😆
Beautiful area. Daughter and her hubby in Black Diamond.
Glad I got to the bottom of the name confusion tho. I thought possibly, a second one for the occasional obscure post and the first one for the big sister-ing. 🍸Nighty night.
Well, you confused me for a minute, Cancelproof. “Enjoy Daytona.” – What? Then I remembered Other Diane’s comment regarding Daytona. Ah ha! But you’re not the only one who has gotten us mixed up. My property is on Hwy. 2, on the way up to Stevens Pass. But Black Diamond is a great area, also. “Nighty night.”? It’s only 2:45. I have a long ways to go before I can wind down for the night. 😉 –This Diane
Please be kind.
Lol. 😅🤣😅🤣 I’ll never be kind to Pepe Le Pew Trudeau. Met his father once too. Same kind of dictator.
Canadians as a whole are indeed some of the friendliest and most gracious people I happen to be friends with. Travel to Western Canada every year. From the Shushwap and Kelowna, Waterton, to Saskatchewans Quepel Valley, no place on earth quite like western Canada.
Thank you. I have never met any of our Prime Ministers so you were indeed fortunate to.
There is no need for name calling we have enough do that in the world.
Gotta say it Cooper, even tho I stand my previous statement about Canadians and Canada, your self annointed positon as Sgt. of the Nice police by planting your little flag behind your post is more than just a little arrogant of you. Like Americans need to be just a little more Canadian. The world would be such a better place if only we were more Canadian and your annoying post with your little maple leaf says just that. If only we all could be more Canadian and understand your $11.00/gallon gas, and 11 months for a hospital bed for hip replacement or your NICE GUY policy of euthanization of your follow Canadians. Yeah, let’s all be more Canadian.
Gotta say it, Cancelproof. You’re pushin’ it. 😯 Have a good night. 🙂 –Big Sister
Can’t accuse me of not paying attention (although sometimes I’m working on something else, like newsletters, and don’t respond right away). That’s what Big Sister’s are for, right? Take care, Cancelproof. –Nighty night back atcha, from you know who 😉
This forum is primarily folks from the USA. The maple leaf, which Canadians and others have died for is our flag just like your stars and strips. I included to identify there are people other than Americans who have an opinion.
I wish more people were nice in the world it would be a better place.
I must say your comments are offensive to me and I hope you do not reflect the values of Americans on this forum. You do not portray a positive image of an American.
Mostly, be less passive aggressive.
I agree with Chuck, but I’m scratching my head…. So, a capitalist is someone who supports capitalism, until it negatively impacts them, then they are still a capitalist, but they don’t support capitalism? Ok, I can get behind that.
Chuck’s comments were a simple statement of fact. I’m not sure why some need to criticize his comments as an attack on capitalism or read something nefarious into his comments. I appreciate his willingness to continue posting his thoughts. Anyone who has ever posted an idea on the internet knows that there will be someone out there who has to find the perceived flaw and find a point of disagreement, but not in a good way that adds value to the discussion and is on point. I would hope that commenters on this site could rise above that.
I agree! Seems some people these days hear but don’t listen. They are forming their response before you can finish your thought. I know I will take grief for this.😊
Except they were his opinion, not facts. In his opinion too many campgrounds are changing to “glamping only.” I doubt the facts support that opinion. Another article in this edition also stated the author’s opinion that “many campgrounds are empty.” I doubt the facts support that opinion, either.
Too many wake up in the morning..and hate what’s looking back at them in the mirror. They spend the rest of their day trying to make everyone suffer..You aren’t the problem..they are.
Yes, 💯 percent.