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April 11, 2020
Non-Members (advertising supported) edition


Editor’s corner

With Chuck Woodbury

Thank goodness I have my work or I’d go crazy. I spend my days writing, answering emails, and doing whatever I can to attract new subscribers. Even though we at RVtravel.com are hanging in there just fine, I worry that something might happen and my staff and I will be stuck like millions of other Americans struggling to pay our bills or, even worse, battling the nastiest virus we’ve ever known.

So I work my fanny off, say a prayer here and there, and formulate a Plan B and even a Plan C if B doesn’t work. And I wash my hands — a lot.

In between, I take naps, and a few times a day I take my furry buddy Archie for a walk. He smells the smells — dog pee, dog poop and the faint aroma of rodents who passed through earlier. Life is good for a 22-pound terrier, whose primary goals in life are to eat as often as possible and one day catch a squirrel.

On nice evenings, Gail and sit outside in our lawn chairs, sip a little red wine and wave at neighbors who walk by, usually with a dog or two. Outwardly, everything looks normal.

But, to be frank, this life is getting old. I’ll take a wild guess and suggest that you are feeling the same. Never, in any of our lifetimes, have we been so restricted to where we can go and what we can do. To me it’s like “No way!” But then I remember that millions of people are really hurting, and I must be thankful that I’m among the lucky ones.

Still, I think, “Okay, this is enough. It must stop! Give me a shot so I won’t get this disease and let me get back on the road.”

There’s a museum down Route 66 from where I live now in my 32-foot motorhome. “World’s largest collection of electric vehicles,” a sign says. It kills me that I cannot visit. It is almost impossible for me to bypass an opportunity to see anything that’s the “World’s Largest.” In Salem, North Dakota, for example, there was simply no option to stopping to visit Salem Sue, the World’s Largest Holstein Cow. In Winlock, Wash., I visited the World’s Largest Egg, another must-see.

Yet here I sit, all the electric vehicles just up the street waiting for me, but the museum doors are locked. That is not fair! But then in my head I hear the words of a friend of mine, who is as pessimistic as the Pope is Catholic, that “life is not fair.” Okay, maybe so, but I prefer to not think that way.

Every day, for the last two or three weeks (can’t remember because time is going so fast), my staff and I have put together a daily report about how the current pandemic is affecting RVers. I can sum up to you by saying that practically every public campground in America is now closed, and half the private ones, too. For now, those of us with RVs — who are, by our very nature, explorers — are grounded.

Okay, all that said, I hope you are coping well, and staying well. Maybe you have taken up a new hobby. Maybe you are being forced to slow down; that may not be a bad thing for folks who can never sit still. Or maybe you’re getting to know your spouse or partner better — sharing an experience that you will talk about for the rest of your lives (be sure to take our Reader Poll below).

Finally, if you believe in the power of prayer, say one for our friend Gary Bunzer, the RV Doctor, our columnist who has been battling COVID-19 for the last three weeks, in critical but stable condition in a Seattle-area hospital. Read my story and get updates here.

Stay safe!

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P.S. Update on my past week: Day 32 of self-isolation.

And Happy Easter! It will be a memorable one, won’t it?

👍 Enter Mike Sokol’s Contest!
He’s giving away six Southwire digital meter kits. Each kit includes three different meters. Read more and enter.

Readers speak out

• Have a good laugh: “My Self-Isolation Quarantine Diary” – submitted by Mark Schaffler.



Stories in tomorrow’s newsletter

• Latest breaking news about the coronavirus and how it affects RVers.
• Supply of RV parts being affected by coronavirus.
• Food trucks are temporarily allowed to do business at rest stops.
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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Brain Teaser

First, I threw away the outside and cooked the inside. Then I ate the outside and threw away the inside. What did I eat? (Answer in tomorrow’s Sunday News newsletter.)


Last week’s Tip of the Day in RV Daily Tips Newsletters

Best ways to tow a vehicle behind a motorhome.
Stabilizer jacks are not for lifting your RV.
Get started in boondocking with these essentials.
Think rubber tires will protect your RV from lightning? Think again!
How about some dump station decorum?



Toilet paper – the softer side of the coronavirus crisis

By Russ and Tiña De Maris
Coronavirus is driving us crazy. No, we haven’t caught it and developed mental symptoms. Rather, it’s everybody around us – those who’ve caught it or not – and seem to have developed a nagging compulsion to buy peculiar things. Like disinfectant wipes, bleach and toilet paper. [Editor: You need to read all about Cliramer Ultra Comfort Care Toilet Paper, “Made in USA and Imported.” Christmas in July?] You’ll enjoy this.

Views from quarantine: What’s out your window? Send us a photo!

Since we’re all stuck inside together (well, not actually “together”), we might as well enjoy each other’s views! Where are you reading this? What is the view out your front door, window, campsite or porch? Click here for info and maybe we’ll publish your photo.

Is your RV theft-proof? Here are some tips

By Lidia Hovhan
Camping season is just about to kickstart (well, if it were a normal year, it would be), and one of the things you must secure is your RV. Your RV is an easy target for thieves because it is a small space with many valuables. And, on top of everything else they might steal, they can hijack the RV itself, which, of course, costs a lot of money. … Consider these tips to help you protect your belongings and your RV.


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

Is this the year to get handy? (Oddly enough, it is!)
Is it safe to run that cheaper Walmart DEF?
A visit to the place “where the music died…”
Video: Why NOT to travel with your propane tank on


Reader PollReader Poll

For self-quarantining couples: How are you getting along?

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.


An easy windshield de-bugger!
Here’s a tip from one of our readers, A. Fisher: Bugs making suicide runs on your windshield? Get an 8-ounce (or so) container of Rain-X washer fluid additive and just add it to your windshield wiper fluid – works great without all that work! There’s also Rain-X Bug Remover (not concentrated) that does the job. Driving down the road and collecting bugs? Don’t wait for the next fuel stop – just use the windshield wipers!


Do you have a favorite campground or RV park?

We asked our readers and we published the results here, creating a guide for you of your fellow RVers’ favorite spots. If another RVtravel.com reader recommends it, you know it’s good. We update this weekly, so please continue to tell us your favorite campground or RV park by commenting on this post.

New parks added this week in:
Alabama, California, Illinois, Louisiana, Pennsylvania, and Texas.


Readers tell us (What we learned about you last week)

We analyze what we learned about you and fellow RVers from our reader polls and your comments.

Do you own a boat? (So many of you do that we’re thinking of changing our name to BoatTravel.com…kidding, of course.)
If asked to self-isolate, will you do so in a traditional home or an RV?
How long do you think the coronavirus will affect daily life?


Products we tested – and which later failed

By Russ and Tiña De Maris
Over the years we’ve had the opportunity to try all sorts of products. … We usually report fairly soon after we’ve tested those products and give you our impressions. Flipping back in the old test notebooks, we thought we’d come forward and fess up about a couple of products we tested and felt were “pretty good” at the time – but now, with the passage of time, maybe weren’t quite as up to snuff as we thought. Read more.

Oh, the horror! Sewer tank overflows while RVer is away

Here’s proof you need to pay attention when you are dumping your holding tank, or in this case flushing it. If you don’t … well, this can happen. Be warned, the photos are pretty darn disgusting! But it is worth reading this and seeing the pics for a reminder, so you never do this.

Boondockers Welcome adds locations to host RVers overnight

In case you missed the announcement in our Coronavirus News Update for RVers on April 6, Boondockers Welcome has added more than 100 locations where its members can stay in their RVs for free. Some hosts are permitting stays longer than one night, allowing RVers to quarantine and/or hunker down as needed. Read more.

What happens when freedom is taken away from RVing nomads?

By Ingrid Hubbard
A nomadic lifestyle may seem like a dream and for many it is, especially in the beginning, but there are some disadvantages to the nomadic life that become evident over time and more so now than ever before. Al and I have been living in our RV full-time for the past seven years, and we have a pretty good handle on the slew of emotions, good and bad, that come with living a nomadic life. Continue reading this very insightful view of the “nomadic” life during the pandemic.

How to get rid of “the corner of death” in your RV

We saw this posted in the Facebook group RV Tips and couldn’t help but giggle. We know everyone has at least one “corner of death” in their RV. How many times have you bumped your head on yours? Read what Mandy Roberson-Slayback posted here (our article) and get ideas on how you can get rid of your own “corner of death!”




Popular articles from last week

How a caring RV park owner acts in hard times.
Hilarious video: Trust no one! (We guarantee you’ll love this 6-second video!)
Governor’s misguided order deals crushing blow to at least one RV park.
UPDATED: Gary Bunzer, the RV Doctor, fighting COVID-19.
Add another room to your RV with this brilliant mod.
RV and RV-related recalls for March 2020.
Edmunds.com’s 2020 best trucks for RV towing.
Campground Chatter with Janet Groene, April 4, 2020.
Is coronavirus leading to a constitutional crisis?
How about some dump station decorum?
EMS worker shares preventive uses for personal protective equipment.
RV Shrink: What do RV park managers and pig farmers have in common?
RVelectricity – Quick 30-amp outlet tester for cheap.


Bask in the…shade! 
Need a shade for your RV’s awning? They’re great for keeping the sun and UV rays out (even some bugs too), and with summer approaching, one seems like a good idea. Here are a ton of options for great prices.


Resources

Our Facebook and RVillage Groups: RV Horror Stories • RV Advice • RV Electricity • RV Parks with Storm Shelters • RV Buying AdviceNorthwest RV CampingSouthwest RV CampingFree CampgroundsRV Coronavirus NewsTexas RV Camping • 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.


Sign up for our RV Daily Tips Newsletter.
INCLUDED: Breaking News about Coronavirus that impacts RVers!
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 Friday’s issue here and then sign up here.


Ask the RV Shrink

Coronavirus presents RV traveling dilemma

Dear RV Shrink:
I know you are fielding a lot of coronavirus questions. We are not newbies or spring chickens. We have been living the RV Lifestyle for several years. We feel lucky to have traveled all we have. This pandemic has frightened us. When it first started I wondered how it would impact us in the way we travel. I could not have imagined what has transpired, so we are headed home. Read the rest of the question and the RV Shrink’s advice.


Airstream lovers need this!
Have you ever seen anything so cute? This adorable salt and pepper set sits inside a mini Airstream. We don’t own an Airstream, but we want these for our dinette anyway. Boy, they come up with the cutest stuff these days… Click here to learn more or order.


Ask the RV Doctor

Gary still in the hospital with COVID-19

Our friend and yours is headed into his third week in a Seattle area hospital in Intensive Care, breathing with a ventilator. His condition is still critical but stable. That’s all we know for now.


RV Electricity

Free Southwire meter kit contest this week

Dear Readers,
I get tons of questions every week about troubleshooting electrical problems, and I’m always asking them if they have a digital meter. Sometimes it’s a Yes, and other times it’s a No. And even if they do have a meter, they may not know how to use it. … So I’m going to do something about it. I’ve asked my friends at Southwire to come up with a decent prize, and they’ve supplied me with half a dozen of their really nice 3-meter kits. Read how you can win one of these great prizes.

Please be sure to read this very special message from Mike to Gary Bunzer, the RV Doctor: A promise between Gary the guitar guy and Mike the keyboard guy.

From Mike (Sat. a.m.) – Hey, everyone. In addition to the Southwire meter kit contest on Monday, I’m also doing an open Q&A Webinar this evening (Saturday, April 11) starting at 7 p.m. Eastern time on YouTube. All you have to do is subscribe to my RVelectricity YouTube channel HERE, and you’ll get a notification when I’m online. You ask the questions, and I’ll try to answer them live. See you tonight at 7 p.m. Eastern time.

Sign up for Mike’s popular and informative RV Electricity group on Facebook.
And you don’t want to miss Mike’s webcasts on his YouTube channel.



RV Tire Safety

Things to do with your RV while not traveling

Here are some tips from RV tire expert Roger Marble for things we can do while we can’t be out traveling in our RVs. He recommends a couple of projects that may make life a bit better down the road – and why not get them out of the way while we have the time? Get started here.


Building an RV Park

We met the neighbors … again!

Well, well, well…. We had another neighborhood meeting after a small group of neighbors complained they didn’t have enough time to drive up and see our presentation on February 6th. They requested a new presentation so they could be included. What we ended up doing was a Facebook Live event so they, as well as proponents of our campground, could all join in…. Find out how the presentation turned out, and about progress (or not) on the campground here.


Camco vent insulator keeps you cool…or warm!
Is your RV too hot in the summer? Too cold in the winter? Camco’s vent insulator and skylight cover features a thick layer of foam which helps stop heat transfer, keeping you warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. Installation is easy. The insulator is designed to fit standard 14″x14″ RV vents. Learn more or order here.


The RV Kitchen

Butterscotch Quick Bread

A sweet, swift quick bread. When you need a hasty hot bread to go with a meal, this sweet and flavorful bread invites a sweet meal such as baked beans, ham, pork or honey-fried chicken. It slices more easily if it’s cooled, wrapped and set aside for several hours. Or bake it in a round dish, cut in wedges and dig in while it’s hot and crumbly. Get the recipe.


SAVE A TRIP TO THE STORE!
Let Amazon deliver it:  ToothpasteShampooHair conditionerDeodorantLipstickVitaminsShaving creamLaundry detergentSkin creamHand soapDish detergent Fingernail brush (get rid of germs) •. CoffeeBatteries for your devices • Pet food


The Digital RVer

Looking for something to do at home? Got any old slides?

How does Chris Guld get her slides into Google Photos, which is what she and Jim are doing while staying at home? In this video, the Geeks on Tour show you how they get their slides into Google Photos, change the dates and identify the faces. Easy and fun – and lots more productive than counting grains of rice in a box (which we’ve heard some people are doing 😆 )!

ADVERTISEMENT
Be like Mike Sokol, use silicone!
Mike Sokol 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.


Facebook Groups of Interest

RVs 4 MDs To Fight the Corona Virus (We wrote about this group here.)
The RV BunchRV Storage IdeasGeorgia RV CampingMichigan RV CampingLouisiana RV CampingTennessee RV Camping


Trivia

The head and tail of a bald eagle turn white only after the bird reaches about five years of age. A female bald eagle, larger than a male, stands three feet tall, weighs 10-15 pounds and flaunts a wingspan of nearly eight feet. Bald eagles can soar more than 10,000 feet high (almost two miles!), and their eyesight (six times sharper than that of a human) lets them see fish or a rabbit up to a mile away. They can reach speeds of up to 100 mph when diving.

Bumper sticker of the week

“Conserve toilet paper … use both sides.” —Thanks to Gale Wilson!

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

Joke of the Week.

Reflections on our current times
• Half of us are going to come out of this quarantine as amazing cooks. The other half will come out with a drinking problem.
• This morning I saw a neighbor talking to her cat. It was obvious she thought her cat understood her. I came into my house, told my dog … we laughed.
• I’m so excited – it’s time to take out the garbage. What should I wear?
• Home-schooling is going well. Two students suspended for fighting and one teacher fired for drinking on the job.
• I need to practice social-distancing from the refrigerator.
• My body has absorbed so much soap and disinfectant lately that when I pee it cleans the toilet. — Thanks to Carole Wallace for sending these to us

Worth Pondering

“We all have an unexpected reserve of strength inside that emerges when life puts us to the test.” —Isabel Allende


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CONTACT US at editor@RVtravel.com

Editor and Publisher: Chuck Woodbury. Managing editor: Diane McGovern. Senior editors: Emily Woodbury, Russ and Tiña De Maris. Contributing writers: Mike Sokol, Bob Difley, Richard Mallery, Gary Bunzer, Roger Marble, Janet Groene, Julianne Crane, Chris Guld, Machelle James, J.M. Montigel and Andrew Robinson. Advertising director: Jessica Sarvis. Financial affairs director: Gail Meyring. IT wrangler: Kim Christiansen.

Honorary Correspondents: Loyal readers who regularly email us leads about news stories and other information and resources that aid our own news-gathering efforts.
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RVtravel.com editor Chuck Woodbury has explored America by RV for three decades. In the ’90s he published the quirky travel newspaper Out West, and was an “on the road” writer for the New York Times Syndicate. His book, “The Best from Out West” is available at Amazon.com. Woodbury’s RVing adventures have been profiled on ABC News, CNN, NBC’s Today Show, and in People Magazine, USA Today and in hundreds of newspapers. He is the host of the Better Business Bureau DVD “Buying a Recreational Vehicle,” the definitive guide to purchasing an RV the right way.

Everything in this newsletter is true to the best of our knowledge. But we occasionally get something wrong. We’re just human! So don’t go spending $10,000 on something we said was good simply because we said so, or fixing something according to what we suggested (check with your own technician first). Maybe we made a mistake. Tips and/or comments in this newsletter are those of the authors and may not reflect the views of RVtravel.com or this newsletter.

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Len Yancey
1 year ago

Personal ad in today’s newspaper: Man with toilet paper seeks single female with sanitizer for good, clean fun.
My kids overheard after Friday’s homeschooling lessons: Geez, I hope I don’t get the same teacher next year! I was devastated.

Peggy P
1 year ago

Corn on the cob

Jerry X Shea
1 year ago

Chuck, as for this Covid-19, without realizing it you nailed one of the side effects in your Editor’s Corner — “can’t remember because time is going so fast.”

Deborah Font
1 year ago

I nearly fell off my couch laughing at the jokes. We changed all our locks.

Alisa Brandenburg
1 year ago

Chuck and Gail,

I simply can’t go a weekend without your RV newsletter! Full-timer here grounded on a half acre in east TN where I teach English at our local high school. I downsized 4 years ago when I realized my $1K a month rent was unrealistic in the unpredictable financial climate (okay truth: my pragmatic older brother asked me if I could afford my “swanky downtown loft” when I retire from teaching). Neither of us could foresee today’s real financial crisis, but thank goodness for wisdom, even if from an older sibling.

After about a year planning and saving, I purchased a 2012 17 ft. Spirit Delux Casita and a 2011 Ford 250 Econo van (yes, I put the cart before the horse!), and moved to full-time RVing while paying about half that rent at a local, private campground. Still not quite financially free but getting there, I saved more and planned more over the next two years and purchased a half acre (with a cave!) where I am happy living full-time in my lil fiberglass egg, still teaching full-time (currently,100% online until the quarantine is lifted).

While I am still downsizing and still saving and planning for that next step toward total financial freedom, extreme minimalism is not only my goal, but an ideal way of life for me. Shortly, by selling my van, I will be able to pay off my property this summer while I am looking forward to building a smallish metal building to house my Casita, my mini schnauzer Booboo, and me. Mind you, I will still be living inside my Casita inside the building!

Essentially, I live on one-third of my teacher’s salary, spend less than $300 a month in personal expenses, and have never been more happy or more free.

When do I travel, you may ask, since I own the perfect travel trailer? I am planning on retiring in the next 10 years, before I turn 60, so I can see this beautiful nation of ours, if that’s even possible after this pandemic. I may convert my property to an Air B&B when I hit the road, or not. That’s the wonderful thing about it: I am free to make those kinds of decisions.

I can hook up and “be gone” in less than 30 minutes. But why would I when the Cherokee National Forest sits behind me, the Appalachian Trail in front of me, and the Nolichucky River just a short kayak pull down the path. I ride my bike to the store for the essentials I need and replaced the weekly drive to Walmart with groceries ordered from Amazon.

All this may sound fine n dandy for me, but I know does not appeal to everyone. I stopped sharing with my colleagues that I live in a camper when I noticed their concern, almost pity, for my frugal living conditions. One co-teacher asked me, “is that even legal?” Another says she’s “worried about me,” while I simply smile and say “thank you.” Sadly, now, it’s them for whom I worry.

I’ve been reading you all since day one of my transition, and while only now have I reached out, I want you to know how very important your newsletter is, especially NOW. Thank you, and continue leading us, Chuck, along with Gail, on that personal journey towards freedom-whether financial, psychological, or emotional independence-you all are the Captains of my camper-heart. Godspeed.

BTW, hope you can view the link of my prop, rig, n puppy below 🙂

Sincerely 6-feet away,

Alisa Brandenburg
Erwin, TN

https://photos.app.goo.gl/Z22Khkxck9vin8nz9

Jeff
1 year ago

Enjoyed reading your message

Lee Ensminger
1 year ago

Alisa, I think the coworker who asked whether or not what you’re doing is legal is making reference to your local [county, city, township] zoning. While I applaud what you’re doing, where I live, even though I’m rural, that would not be permitted by our township zoning, even on more land than .5 acre. Did you check into your local regulations? If there are none, or they don’t prohibit what you’re doing, enjoy!

Jeff
1 year ago

The city of fond du lac, wi is fining teenagers up to adults for not social distancing now.

Jeff
1 year ago

Waupaca county wi shut down all campgrounds. Oconto county, wi shut down all boat landings, campgrounds, and 4 wheelers. The state of Wisconsin shut down more state parks. They said high cliff state park had 16,000 visitors last weekend. People were not social distancing and trashed the park. No pictures or videos were shown so how do we know the park was trashed. The Nicolet National Forest shut down all bathrooms but they want you too use the trails so what do you do if you have too go number 2?
This shutting down the whole country and killing the economy was not needed. This last statement is my own opinion. I’m afraid when the economy does open back up the people who are off of work might have a hard time going back too work. Others who are working from home may only going into the office one or two days a week and keep working from home. My wife said people who are off from work may find out they can make it on one income and not go back too work.

John
1 year ago
Reply to  Jeff

I too think much of the actions are over-reactions. Two things. One, I am far more afraid we will permanently lose our Constitutional Rights and Freedoms, than I am about getting sick or dying from the virus. Two, the damages from all these closures and people using up their savings, will hurt much longer than the actual virus.

Kim
1 year ago
Reply to  John

About which constitutional right and freedom are you most concerned? I’m wondering how not spreading a highly contagious, deadly virus affects your rights, or mine.

Jeff
1 year ago
Reply to  Kim

Kim,
First amendment rights.

Mike Sokol
1 year ago

Hey everyone. In addition to the Southwire meter kit contest on Monday, I’m also doing an open Q& A Webinar this evening (Saturday, April 11) starting at 7pm eastern time on YouTube. All you have to do is subscribe to my RVelectricity YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/rvelectricity, and you’ll get a notification when I’m online. You ask the questions, and I’ll try to answer them live. See you tonight at 7pm eastern time.

Bob
1 year ago
Reply to  Mike Sokol

Mike, link does not seem to work, would like to join you this evening, would you check it out please?

Mike Sokol
1 year ago
Reply to  Bob

I double checked, and the link does take you to my RVelectricity YouTube channel. All you have to do is subscribe and it will send you a notification when the webinar stream goes live at 7pm eastern time.

Russ De Maris
1 year ago
Reply to  Mike Sokol

Mike, i tried it too, all i get is a dead link on the youtube side