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January 4, 2020
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Editor’s corner

With Chuck Woodbury | Chuck (at) RVtravel.com

Welcome to 2020. Glancing at that date the other day I thought it must be wrong, a bad dream. Could the decades since my birth have possibly passed so quickly?

I’ll never forget a comment by Andy Rooney a few years before he died. He talked about walking through Manhattan and seeing his reflection in a store window. He thought to himself, “Who is that old man?”

I know the feeling. . .

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I can still vividly recall my first trip in my own RV (I had rented and borrowed before). The photo here was taken during the first week. I set up my tripod behind the RV, and set my camera on its timer: I raced into the motorhome, sat down and pretended to type (on a typewriter!). I was less than half my present age. It seems like yesterday. A few days later I developed the black and white film, and then printed it in a dark campground with my compact enlarger on my dinette table.

In my “darkroom,” I’d play my stereo loudly and drink cheap beer. I loved that barebones darkroom. I’d marvel when a magazine would send me tear sheets of a story I had written for it with the photos I’d taken and printed. My checks of $50, $150 or sometimes more would arrive back home, helping me fund the dream life I envisioned — traveling in a self-contained “home,” writing about what I discovered. The only person I knew doing it was TV journalist Charles Kuralt.

Hardly anybody my age traveled with an RV then except on weekends or short vacations. It was not cool. RVs were for old people. You may remember the common bumper stickers of the day: “Grandma and Grandpa’s Playhouse,” or the wildly popular “We’re Spending our Children’s Inheritance.”

My favorite roads, then and today, look like this — U.S. 6 through Nevada, truly one of the least-traveled highways in America.

There were very few full-timers, a tiny fraction of today. I never, ever made a campground reservation. I could easily go “where I wanted, when I wanted,” which is almost impossible today (unless you are content staying in Walmart parking lots) even though the RV Industry Association keeps preaching it in its syrupy commercials. The president of the industry group should dispatch one of its executives on a long trip to report back how clogged RV parks are these days, and how so many of them are populated with permanent residents, often in junky RVs because it’s the only housing they can afford. Some of the parks are downright ghettos, reminiscent of seedy trailer parks of yesteryear.

I AM ON THE ROAD NOW with my partner, Gail, in the Mojave Desert of Southern California. We have modified our way of traveling since our two years of full-timing in 2016-17. We now stay longer in one place before moving on, almost always with a reservation secured ahead. My days of moving on a whim are over.

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This website and newsletter have prospered in recent times. I believe it’s because we’re the largest voice talking honestly and expertly about the RV lifestyle, not just blowing hot air with predictable, canned articles penned by copywriters who never even stepped into an RV. Our subscriber database now exceeds 105,000. Our website contains nearly 7,000 articles. RVtravel.com is now among the 6,400 largest websites in the USA — and that’s out of millions.

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I wish you a happy, healthy, prosperous 2020. My hope is this is the year Americans start talking to each other again with respect, trying harder than ever to understand that it’s not wrong to disagree with each other. What makes our country great is our freedom to disagree without being sent to prison: Check your history books to be reminded of when disagreeing was a crime. Or pay a visit to North Korea.

Those of us with RVs who use them for pleasure and not by necessity are among the most fortunate people on Earth. A billion people can’t even afford a decent meal, much less comfortable shelter. Look at us! How blessed we are! Celebrate your good fortune every day. Life is short: Embrace it. Be nice.

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P.S. A reminder for readers who recently bought a new RV that is riddled with defects. It happens far too often. If you are the owner of such an RV, please sign up for our Facebook group RV Horror Stories. Write about your experience for the world to see.

Trip update (Friday evening): Gail and I have made it to the Mojave Desert. We’re staying near Edwards Air Force Base. On the way here, we traveled a stretch of southbound Highway 99 through Bakersfield that is beyond bad. It is so riddled with potholes and uneven pavement that I worried my motorhome would start tossing parts. It’s awful. Avoid it if you can!

If you would like to write for RVtravel.com, please let me know by sending your name and email address to editor@rvtravel.com. We will send an email soon to all those who have inquired in the past and those of you who respond now with details. I will also hold several group video chats in the next two weeks answering questions and explaining more. We need more writers. There is so much to write about!


RVing headed into a confusing place

In this editorial, RV Travel editor Chuck Woodbury hops onto his soapbox to explain why RVing is headed into what he calls “Wacko Land” and led by an industry that is not looking at the big picture. Read what he has to say.

My Roadside Journal

(about whatever is on my mind, not necessarily RV-related)

News in Fresno reflects, I think, changing times.
Archives

Readers speak out

Picking up hitchhikers
New RVer slogan needed. “Go where you want, when you want” is dead
A New Year’s Resolution: The lucky 40%



Stories in tomorrow’s newsletter

• Comprehensive list of RV-related recalls for December.
• Watch out! California has approved light-duty autonomous delivery vehicles.
• Inadequate extension cord causes trailer fire, causing life-threatening injuries to elderly occupant.
• California’s Joshua Tree National Park was temporarily closed due to storm. Check before you go.
• NH state representative barred from living in RV in his driveway.
• Update on recent spectacular crash with a semi and RVs in Texas.
PLUS: Campground updates • Latest fuel prices • Upcoming RV shows • Latest RV recalls • Free and bargain camping locations • Reader survey • and much more …



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Keep informed
Current Wildfire Report.
National Hurricane Center.

Last week’s featured stories in RV Daily Tips
Don’t buy an RV that smells musty!
Sanitize your RV’s fresh water tank and hose.
Don’t assume there’s a dump station where you’re headed.
Watch for overheating of outlets and power cords.
An additional item to record with a new RV.



RVtravel.com’s Top 30 Posts from 2019

According to Google Analytics, here are the most-read items RVtravel.com posted in 2019. They include RVing tips, RV industry updates, news items, unusual RVs, campground news … oh, and a motorhome with a big soaking bathtub! Very interesting reading (according to our readers)!

We did the one thing we never thought we’d do…

“We did the thing we NEVER, EVER thought we would do – buy an RV online AND buy it new. Boy, was that a learning experience!” Read more in this post from Nanci Dixon.

The “wildest” RV we’ve ever “spotted”!

Lions and tigers and cheetahs, oh my! We’re not in Kansas anymore, Toto (or perhaps we are…). We posted a crazy RV last week and claimed it might give us a headache, but this one might do the same. Could you imagine living inside of this little trailer full time? (Well, maybe on a safari.)


Last year at this time, these were the most popular articles:

Travel trailer triples in size in 20 seconds!
RV generator cannot carry a load
It’s easy to confuse reality with pretend
Coyote camping in the Southwestern deserts
Video shows why tire interply shear happens


Reader Poll

How easy is it for you to admit you were wrong?

Please let us know. After you click your response, you’ll see how others have responded. Feel free to leave a comment. We’ll post the final results in next week’s newsletter. CLICK HERE.


What we learned about you last week

What brand of truck do you use for RVing? How many holiday cards did you receive this year? Do you like to browse antique stores while on the road? Did you attend a New Year’s Eve party? Do you have a New Year’s resolution? How do you feel about holding a non-venomous snake? Do you share your location with anyone through your smartphone? All this and more, right here.

Actor Jeff Goldblum explores the world of RVs

Jeff Goldblum takes fans on a journey through the history of RVs in the December 27th episode of The World According to Jeff Goldblum. He starts things off with a visit to the Hollywood RV Park in Van Nuys, Calif., where people of all different backgrounds and careers choose to reside. Read more.

Really? This fifth wheel setup is bizarre and dangerous

Don’t try this! Talk about a weird, wacky and dangerous setup! Reader Michael Logan came across these photos of an SUV towing a fifth wheel trailer eight years ago. He’s not sure of their origin. Check it out!

“Tumbleggedon” visits Washington state outback

Ah, the bucolic West. Longhorn skulls, cowboys, tumblin’ tumbleweeds. Makes you want to jump in the old motorhome and head out on the back highways and appreciate the view. Washington’s state route 240 west of the city of Richland is bucolic backcountry, and drivers there got more than their fill of tumblin’ tumbleweeds last Tuesday when thousands of the giant-size “Western motif” plants broke loose and rolled out on the highway, closing it down for 10 hours. Read more.


Get inspired for your 2020 travels!
We recommend these books from Amazon.com:

National Geographic’s Guide to Scenic Highways & Byways
Road Food: An Eater’s Guide to More Than 1,000 of the Best Local Hotspots and Hidden Gems Across America
50 States 5,000 Ideas
The Good Sam RV Travel & Savings Guide
Moon USA National Parks: The Complete Guide to All 59 Parks
1,000 Places to See in the U.S. & Canada Before You Die
Off the Beaten Path: A Travel Guide to More Than 1,000 Scenic and Interesting Places Still Uncrowded and Inviting



Popular articles from last week

Truck camper “recipe for disaster” folds down on the street.
Another super long RV. Don’t take this around a tight curve.
RV shipments continue to decline.
Another incredibly weird RV. Have you seen it?
We do not want to own this RV. Nope.
RVelectricity: Do Not shock thieves on purpose!
Are you really washing your dishes correctly?
Reader letter: Days of RVing without reservations are gone.
OK to use cruise control while towing?
RV Shrink: Our favorite boondocking spots are being shut down!
RV Tire Safety: “I run a TPMS but the tire still came apart. Why?
RV Doctor: Can extreme cold affect an RV refrigerator?
Campground Chatter with Janet Groene, December 28, 2019.
What we learned about you last week (December 21-27).


Collapsible pots are a must-have in RV!
We’ve just found the perfect solution for all those crowded cupboards. Yes, that’s right, collapsible pots and pans are a real thing and you can buy one here (or a full set of cookware here). They work on nearly every type of stove, and they’re BPA-free with no added chemicals. You can thank us by having us over for dinner. Deal?

Resources

Our Facebook and RVillage GroupsRV Horror Stories • RV Advice • RV Electricity • RV Parks with Storm Shelters • RV Buying AdviceNorthwest RV CampingSouthwest RV CampingFree Campgrounds plus Texas RV Camping and Florida RV camping. And please join our group on RVillage (like Facebook except just for RVers).

Where to complain about bad RVs, dealers, service, RV parks. This is an ever-expanding list of resources where you can report, share or discuss your problems with RV manufacturers or dealers.

Best Club for RVers: Escapees. Click here to learn more or join. Endorsed by RVtravel.com.

The RV Show USA
Listen each Wednesday evening on Facebook or YouTube for the live taping of America’s only syndicated radio program about RVing.

The RV Death Spiral
Read the eight-part series of editorials by Greg Gerber that the RV industry never wanted written. Download the PDF.

RV Clubs
Check out our Directory of RV Clubs and Organizations.

Motorhomes on Fire
This is not pretty – dozens of videos of RVs burning up. But the point is to help viewers understand that RVs burn fast, and they need to practice good fire-prevention habits and practice an escape plan … just in case.

What does financing an RV for 20 years REALLY mean?
In case you missed this article the first time around, here it is again. Important! Click here.

Save bandwidth while watching YouTube videos
How to watch YouTube videos using very little bandwidth.

Stuck with a lemon RV? Contact Ron Burdge, America’s premier RV lemon law attorney.


Camco adjustable cutlery tray made for RVs
Camco has invented what we all need – an adjustable tray for your silverware, knives or other utensils in your small RV drawers. This tray adjusts from 9″ to 13.5″ so it’s guaranteed to fit most drawers in your rig. Learn more or order.


Do you subscribe to our RV Daily Tips Newsletter?
Every Monday through Friday you get a short, informational email from us delivered straight to your inbox. Inside each issue you’ll find: quick RV tips, popular articles, reader polls, RV thoughts, helpful resources, a website of the day, RV clubs and organizations, trivia, jokes and more! If you don’t like it, you can easily unsubscribe, but we doubt you’ll want to. Read yesterday’s issue here and then sign up here.


Ask the RV Shrink

Divvy up RV chores; Don’t bite each other’s heads off

Dear RV Shrink:
We left our travel trailer in Arizona at a motel parking lot and flew home to Wisconsin during Christmas to visit our kids. When we arrived back in Arizona, a week later, we had a mess. Our propane had run out and our refrigerator full of food all spoiled. That is when the blame game started….

Read the rest of the question and the RV Shrink’s advice.


Ask the RV Doctor

Short-term solution to prevent holding tanks from freezing

Dear Gary,
I’m currently driving through New Mexico in a Class C motorhome. Temperatures are running sometimes in the teens and 20s. Our RV is not equipped with tank heaters and we’re hoping you may have short-term suggestions to prevent damage to our holding tanks? —Mike

Read Gary’s response.



RV Electricity

Can I charge a battery at 80 amps from a 20-amp outlet?

Dear Mike,
So, I have seen converters that can charge my RV batteries at 70 or 80 amps. Where would I be able to plug into a campground with 70-80 amps? Aren’t all the pedestal outlets only 20, 30 or 50 amps? –Martyn

Read Mike’s response.

This week’s J.A.M. (Just Ask Mike) Session:

Don’t just drop in a Lithium battery. A reader asks Mike if he can simply swap in a Lithium battery to replace the current lead-acid batteries, or does he need to change out the charger/inverter as well. Hmmm. Do you know?

Sign up for Mike’s popular and informative RV Electricity group on Facebook.
And if you haven’t already, sign up for Mike’s RVelectricity™ Newsletter. Issue #26 arrives tomorrow, Sunday.


ADVERTISEMENT
Be like Mike Sokol, use silicone!
Mike says: Never use any kind of petroleum-based products on rubber or plastic components in your RV, such as your trailer connector. That includes products such as Vaseline, WD40 or any other type of spray lubricating oil. Doing so will eventually break down the plastic and/or rubber components causing them to swell up and eventually disintegrate. The proper treatment is anything silicone-based. We use a lot of Heavy Duty Silicone in our shop for general connector cleaning and lubrication. It’s also useful on rubberized door sweeps and such. You can get some of your own here.


RV Tire Safety

Are your tires “defective”?

From Roger Marble: People making the claim that their tires were somehow “defective” is an all-too-often occurrence on various RV forums. I even hear this complaint at my RV tire seminars. I do note that when there are tire problems, including actual “failure,” it’s common for some to say, “My xxx brand tires failed. I will never buy xxx tires again.” It’s important that we have a mutual understanding of what is meant by tire “failure.” Learn more.


Building an RV Park

Happy New Year! – It started out a little rough for us

After a wonderful Christmas with AJ’s family, AJ, Machelle and Jenna had a rough start to the New Year – but things are improving. Here’s an update on progress on their RV campground, including the results of their first meeting with Planning & Zoning, and a big decision they have to make. Read more.


Lap desk puts your back to rest!
If you find yourself using your computer on your lap, reading your Kindle on the couch, or having a hard time holding that heavy hardback, you need this lap desk! Staff writer Emily uses this when she works and highly recommends it. The desk has eight adjustable levels and even has a stopper to hold objects upright. Great for those who have lower back pain or terrible posture. Learn more or order.


The RV Kitchen

Three Spud Soup

Cold days, hot soup. Just in time for winter camping comes a warming soup that combines three nourishing, energizing types of potatoes in one fragrant soup pot. Choose your own combination for variety in color and texture. This soup is easily made in a kettle, instant pot, pressure cooker, slow cooker. The key is to cook it long and slow. Get the recipe.


The Digital RVer

Use Google Photos to make movies of your travels – much better than pictures!

Do you ever use your smartphone to take videos? … on purpose? 🙂 You should! These smartphone cameras are excellent video cameras. Just take 20 seconds of video occasionally and you’ll be glad you did. Then you can put together cool little movies with just a couple of clicks using Google Photos. Learn how simple it is here.


Easily hang heavy objects in your RV
RV walls aren’t exactly designed for having screws or nails driven into them. Enter acrylic mounting tape. This is a clear, double-sided tape that is sturdy enough to hang heavy objects and can easily be removed without doing damage to the walls. Get some on Amazon here.


Tax Corner

Downsizing to become full-time RVers

Neil Seidler offers some insight and advice to those considering selling their sticks-and-bricks homes to become full-time RVers. He has recently gone through this process, and it’s more time-consuming than he had ever imagined. Read more.


Facebook Groups of Interest

Forest River Owner’s Group
• Extreme Low Budget RV Living
• Jobs in the RV industry
• Missing RVers, Pets, and Stolen RVs


Keep your RV locks working smoothly
Twice a year take a can of graphite spray, insert the small tubing into the lock, and spray every lock on the RV. This should prevent any problems with the locks. This spray bonds instantly to metal, plastics, rubber and most substrates. It forms a dirt-repelling barrier that lubricates and protects the surface from pressure and friction. Learn more or order. (Tip from Mark Polk, RV Education 101.)


Trivia

Currently, scientists have named and successfully classified around 1.5 million species. It is estimated that there are as few as 2 million to as many as 50 million more species that have not yet been found and/or have been incorrectly classified. —The Physics Factbook

Bumper sticker of the week

I’m retired. Go around me. —Thanks to John and Joy Crawford for sending in this perennial favorite!

Have you seen a funny bumper sticker? Send it to diane(at)RVtravel.com

Joke of the Week

Church Ladies With Computers.
These sentences (with bloopers) actually appeared in church bulletins or were announced in church services:
• The eighth graders will be presenting Shakespeare’s Hamlet in the Church basement Friday at 7 PM. The congregation is invited to attend this tragedy.
• The pastor would appreciate it if the ladies of the Congregation would lend him their electric girdles for the pancake breakfast next Sunday.
• Weight Watchers will meet at 7 PM at the First Presbyterian Church. Please use large double door at the side entrance.
Many thanks to Tom Hart for sending these in. These are the last of them, for now.

Worth Pondering

“In the New Year, never forget to thank your past years because they enabled you to reach today. Without the stairs of the past, you cannot arrive at the future.” —Mehmet Murat Ildan


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Read it here | Back issues


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Barz
1 year ago

Chuck and Gail……be careful out in the Mojave. I’m not talking about Mojave Green rattlesnakes but Valley Fever. My wife got it 3 years ago at Red Rock Canyon off Hwy. 14. It’s nasty stuff. Lots of folks get it and many don’t survive.

Elaine Schuster
1 year ago

We took US 6 through Nevada in September this year, and just inside the state line we took a picture of the road that looks like your picture in this story. The striking thing about that stretch of road is that there were two trees, maybe 300 yards apart on the side of the road, Just two trees, it was unusual in that environment. We stopped and looked at the second tree, and found two carved crosses at its base. We’ve been so curious, who was buried there and how did they die? One said “Here lies Jake” and the other said “RIP Cheegan.” I showed your picture to my husband and he exclaimed, “It’s our tree!”

jillie
1 year ago

A picture of me 40 years and one taken the other day I look and go who is that dowdy ugly person in the picture. I looked horrible. I use to take great pictures. Now? I won’t go near a camera. I guess that is what age does to a person. Makes them look ugly. Thanks for the reminder of how ugly I really am. 50 more years until I am dead.

Richard
1 year ago

Is there any place to go to get road conditions as far as RVing is concerned? I was driving east on I70 coming out of Denver a few years ago and the bridge transitions were so bad it broke my front TV right out of it’s mounting. A year ago I was in the same area and the roads broke one of my ceiling mounted speakers from it’s holder. Just seems like there should be some where that RVers could leave updates for others so that they can avoid bad roads and/or find better roads.
287 used to be terrible through Oklahoma but they finally have all but about 10 miles fixed.

rvgrandma
1 year ago

I see Hwy 99 has not improved in 10 years. In 2009 when heading to Yuma the California roads destroyed our tires. I had them checked when we left Oregon – they were fine. By the time we arrived in Yuma they were close to death!

Every time I read you complain about all those living fulltime in RV parks I feel like I need to apologize. We use to be workampers until my husband’s illness forced us to park – that was 6 1/2 years ago. Since my MH is paid for, it would cost me twice as much to rent an apartment plus storage fees. I wish I could afford an apartment but the price goes up faster than RV park rents. Believe me, I would rather be out traveling.

Dave & Nancy
1 year ago

Thanks Chuck for the parting comment; “Those of us with RVs who use them for pleasure and not by necessity are among the most fortunate people on Earth. A billion people can’t even afford a decent meal, much less comfortable shelter. Look at us! How blessed we are! Celebrate your good fortune every day. Life is short: Embrace it. Be nice.”

I guess that it’s an age thing but my wife and I find ourselves being grateful for thoughtful people and small things several times a day. Happy New Year

John Padgett
1 year ago

Forgot all about Charles RV shows. Don’t think I missed many. He’s what got me going .

Ken Taylor
1 year ago

Your description at the top of today’s edition brought back memories of when I was in Junior College and working for a company that provided a developing and printing service. I had a route that picked up film at drug stores then took them back to the shop and developed the film so prints could be made then returned to the customers the next day. That was a far cry from today’s cell phone cameras. In the fall of 1962 my bride and I moved to San Jose California to continue my education. I started doing freelance photo work and had the same set-up in my kitchen that you described in your article. It definitely was a “night” job and by the way my bride and I will celebrate our 58th anniversary in April. She is a keeper.

Corrina Lee
1 year ago

Thanks Chuck I totally agree that we’re truly blessed. We’re leaving Hole-in-the-Wall Campground in Mojave after staying 2 glorious days. Don’t come from the north end otherwise you’ll be on a rough rutted dirt road. Stay positive.

Henry Schwagly
1 year ago

Now that we’re in the year 20-20, does that mean we could be “perfect visionary’s “

Vic Mazzaro
1 year ago

Hi Chuck,
I noticed that when you refer to your beautiful wife you always say my partner. This seems to me that you should say my wife. I feel that saying my partner kind of refers to people who are not married or other groups I don’t care to mention. I’m very sensitive to honoring my wife with respect. I don’t mean to attract you and I know you love your wife as I do but I had been noticing it. No disrespect to you and I love RV Travel. Thanks for letting me express my option

Jerry X Shea
1 year ago
Reply to  Vic Mazzaro

I don’t believe they are married.

A R Spears
1 year ago

I liked the good old days when RVtravel was a lot easier and enjoyable reading. way to much eye wash or is it just me?

Larry H Lee
1 year ago

In contrast to Jim, above or below, I enjoyed today’s issue immensely as I lay in bed awaiting my coffee brewing. Using my cellphone it is so very easy to go past articles and ads which do not interest me while stopping awhile to read the ones which do. Both fun and efficient. BTW, I find the ads useful as well as the articles since I find items I had not heard of before.
Thanks to all the writers and editors for your efforts even the ones which I skipped over today.
Happy New Year
Larry

Jim
1 year ago

Way to much information for a Saturday morning read. To much reference to what was missed last week. Sorry I only read the high lights I have much better things to do.

Bill T.
1 year ago
Reply to  Jim

I do agree. Some information is repetitive. If page real estate is at a premium, as the staff believe, the space occupied by this repetitive information could be better utilize. Between “Did You Miss Last Weeks RV Travel , Popular Articles from Last Week, Resources and Last Weeks Featured Stories, it seems to be a waste of page space that could easily be transferred to a top menu link. If the majority of subscribers subscribe to the daily newsletter, then reiterating it on the weekend is moot. I believe a top menu selection of a “Past Editions” or some other similar link would be better. Readers, casual or otherwise, could access past editions quickly and easily if they wanted, without the info hunt as a sub-menu category. RVTravel.com is doing a great job for it’s readers and I just wanted to offer my opinion on Jim’s statement above.

Wolfe
1 year ago
Reply to  Bill T.

I subscribe daily and weekend, and don’t mind the rehash. Often the comments from you folks are more useful than the original article and I like to see what people said after a week.

John R Crawford
1 year ago
Reply to  Jim

Jim, I think saying nothing at all would be better than your contribution.

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