July 17, 2019
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“Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better. What if they are a little coarse, and you may get your coat soiled or torn? What if you do fail, and get fairly rolled in the dirt once or twice? Up again, you shall never be so afraid to tumble.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson
Tip of the day
Buying a used RV makes sense
For RVers on a budget, buying a used RV makes sense. Dollar for dollar the owners will get more RV for far less money. Instead of a brand-new 24-foot Class C, the same investment may buy a recent-model 30-foot Class A packed with extras. And if the used RV has been well cared for, it may look and drive virtually like new, and reward its new owner with years of service. The pace of a brand-new RV’s depreciation, fast in the first few years, will be far slower in the those that follow if it’s bought used. We’ve heard of RVers who bought a nice preowned RV one year and sold it a year later for the same price.
RV club of the day
Coachmen Owner’s Association
COA provides a broad breadth of value propositions for its owners including planned trips and tours, free trip routing, free campground directory, a mail forwarding service and a website with local and state club news and list of upcoming gatherings. A membership is free to Coachmen owners.
Free travel information
Virginia Travel Guide
The 2019 Virginia Travel Guide is a great place to begin your discovery, as each contributor was invited to share what they love most about Virginia. From renowned chefs to a National Geographic photographer to tour guides and history buffs, this guide is a curated collection of personal narratives, recommendations and memories from locals and visitors alike. Order a printed directory or download immediately.
Also, if you have a disability that makes travel a challenge, here’s a guide from Virginia that may be of help.
One of the most common RV repairs is to its steps. Be sure to keep yours lubricated to minimize trouble.
Website of the day
Camping in Australia. Does the idea of RVing in Australia appeal to you? If so, here’s a good rundown of what you can expect if you head there. You’ll learn that much of the lifestyle is what we are accustomed to in North America. But there are differences.
Avoid the crowds this summer
Looking to get away this summer, but not interested in the crowds that come with popular destinations? Donna Hull from My Itchy Travel Feet suggests choosing holiday spots at off-the-beaten-path destinations, state parks rather than national parks, or less popular places that are hidden gems. In her latest blog post for Cummins, Donna shares six uncrowded destinations in the American West.
CLUBS & USEFUL ORGANIZATIONS
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• Harvest Hosts: Stay free at farms, wineries and other scenic and peaceful locations for free. Save 15% on membership.
• Overnight RV parking. Directory of more than 14,000 locations where you can stay for free or nearly free with your RV. Modest membership fee.
• Boondockers Welcome. Stay at homes of RVers who welcome you in their driveways, yards, farmland or other space on their private property. Modest membership fee.
• No park Walmarts. Best directory of stores that do not allow overnight stays with RVs.
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Leave here with a laugh
From a grandmother: “At the mall, my five-year-old granddaughter joined the other children in line waiting to sit on the Easter Bunny’s lap. When it was her turn, Emma didn’t move; she just stared. ‘Don’t you want to sit on the bunny’s lap?’ I asked. “No!” she shouted. “There’s a man in his mouth!”
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