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Texas flea market puts all others to shame

By Chuck Woodbury You have never seen anything like this unless you live in the areas of Dallas or Tyler, Texas, or have visited. First...

RV ghettos along the road

By Chuck Woodbury Gail and I drove from Tyler to Kerrville, Texas, yesterday along mostly secondary highways. We passed through Waco on the way...

Dusty Quartzsite is winter haven for sun-seeking RVers

By Chuck Woodbury You must visit Quartzsite. It's in the middle of nowhere in the Arizona desert. Technically it's where I-10 and state route 95...

Is Walmart ‘camping’ doomed?

By Chuck Woodbury EDITOR It's only a matter of time, in my opinion, before Walmart pulls the plug on free overnight stays in its parking...

RVtravel.com making progress promoting RVers’ rights

From editor Chuck Woodbury Dear Reader, We at RVtravel.com continue to do all we can to spread the word on important issues affecting RVers,...

My letter to an RV industry association leader

By Chuck Woodbury EDITOR I emailed this Tuesday to James Ashurst, the Senior Vice President of Marketing Communications of the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association...

Thor recruiting 5th graders to work on RVs

By Chuck Woodbury EDITOR Please forgive for that headline! I just couldn't resist. No, Thor is not recruiting 5th graders for jobs today but...

Ah, life in the RV park

By Chuck Woodbury EDITOR I awoke this morning to the sound of a bird I didn't recognize. I reminded me I was not back...

Reader letter: ‘Stick to basics or lose me as reader’

Dear Chuck, While I find the subject of battling the RV industry interesting and its lack of scruples disheartening, it's not why I subscribed...

What Mr. Piper could teach RV manufacturers

By Chuck Woodbury EDITOR This was originally published as part of issue 752 of the RVtravel.com newsletter, July 22, 2016. William Piper, inventor...

More about paid content, the real ‘fake news’

I recently wrote about how at RVtravel.com we do not accept paid content, even though we receive, almost daily, requests from advertising and PR...

How easy it could be to deceive you for quick profits

By Chuck Woodbury RVTRAVEL.COM Below is an actual email I received this week. It made me mad. I was offered $60 to post a...

RV makers’ one-upmanship getting out of control

By Chuck Woodbury EDITOR I received this press release today. Here's the first paragraph. ASA Electronics is providing a complete JENSEN® audio/video package for Coachmen’s 2018...

Full-time RVers: What object(s) could you NOT leave behind?

By Chuck Woodbury This video below got me thinking. I think you will like it. What it made me think about relates to full-time RVers...

It’s amazing how far women’s rights have come!

Last Saturday was Women's Equality Day. American women's rights have come a long way in the 20th and early 21st centuries, even though there...

Do-it-yourself home from a big box store

By Chuck Woodbury I found this ad in a flyer for Menards, a chain of 300 home improvement stores in the Midwest. We don't...

Do you give money to beggars with cardboard signs?

By Chuck Woodbury Everywhere you go in big cities these days there are beggars standing on street corners with cardboard signs. They usually say...

The fake people of Kaycee, Wyoming

By Chuck Woodbury I stopped in tiny Kaycee, Wyoming, to check out the local Hoofprints of the Past Museum. It's a good one, lots of...

Spiderman is a wild and crazy RVer!

By Chuck Woodbury This animated video is just too much. I'm not sure what its creator was smoking or taking, but whatever the case...

Roadside gimmicks a thing of the past

By Chuck Woodbury A half century ago, before Interstates, businesses along the two-lane highways typically relied on a visual gimmick to attract customers. A sign...

Which RV roadside assistance program is best?

By Chuck Woodbury EDITOR, RV TRAVEL RV Travel reader Jane Cripps posted this comment on a recent article asking for help choosing a roadside assistance program. It...

Funky, one-of-a-kind RV could be yours

  UPDATE on eBay Thursday: "This listing was ended by the seller because there was an error in the listing." But the description is still...

Own a pickup? Want to RV? Get a truck camper

  By Chuck Woodbury My first trip as an RVer was in a borrowed truck camper. It was nothing fancy —no bathroom, no shower, no...

Video: How to take an RV shower using little water

  In this video, RVtravel.com editor Chuck Woodbury shows beginning RVers how to take an RV shower using only a gallon of water or less....

Friday evening. Newsletter done. Whew!

  By Chuck Woodbury ROADSIDE JOURNAL It's 4:40 p.m., Friday, June 23, 2017, and I am 99.9 percent done with this weekend's newsletter, issue 799....

Adventure park is an insult to military, veterans

  By Chuck Woodbury I am offended by an attraction in the Wisconsin Dells. It's called the D-Day Invasion Adventure Park. D-Day, for the two or three readers who do...

Ohio rest areas do it right for RVers

  By Chuck Woodbury Rest areas on Ohio's Turnpikes, or Service Plazas as they are formally called,  could serve as a good model for...

Plan to RV this Memorial Day weekend?

  By Chuck Woodbury EDITOR The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association sent out a news release Wednesday that said a survey shows that nearly 14.4 million people...

Seattle KOA sets bad example for others

By Chuck Woodbury EDITOR It's difficult to find an RV park in Seattle. There are few to begin with, and the good ones are booked much...

RVers not happy with editor’s essay, video

  By Chuck Woodbury EDITOR In the last couple of weeks I have been bombarded with comments on this website and on YouTube about a couple of subjects I've discussed...

Am I too negative about RVing?

  By Chuck Woodbury EDITOR I've received quite a few letters recently about how negative I have become. At the same time, the RV industry news...

Would you dare drink the water at these RV parks?

  By Chuck Woodbury EDITOR Would you drink the water from either of these water faucets? Both are currently at hookup sites in American RV parks....

Video and article: RVing beautiful Iceland

  By Chuck Woodbury EDITOR, RVTRAVEL.COM What a surprise this country is to anyone who visits. I visited six years ago. I don't think...

Dogs, dogs. . . wherever you look

  By Chuck Woodbury Dogs are a part of RV life, even if you don't have one of your own. And when you travel full-time...

Among the worst campsites where I’ve stayed

  By Chuck Woodbury EDITOR Do you see where the sewer hose is? It's just a few steps away from the front door of my motorhome. It belongs...

The RV road trip is near death

  By Chuck Woodbury EDITOR, RVTRAVEL.COM I have learned more about RVing in the last six months of full-timing than in the last ten years of RVing...

Secret alien spy post in my backyard?

  By Chuck Woodbury I was poking around on Google Maps this morning when I saw this oval shaped object. My RV park is...

Tips on traveling RV pets

  By Chuck Woodbury Most American campgrounds welcome pets. Most often there is no additional charge beyond the regular campsite fee, but many commercial RV parks...

The rude couple in the campsite next door

By Chuck Woodbury EDITOR, RVTRAVEL.COM Sometimes you run into the perfect storm. I am not talking about running into one on the ocean, but in an RV...

Sun gone. Now lightning, rain, hail, freezing temps

  It's Thursday evening. We're holed up in Seligman, Arizona. Two days ago in Camp Verde, the afternoon high was about 80. Today, it never reached...

Ernie Pyle, on the road before you and me

A friend of mine died 72 years ago. He was gone before I was born, so he was not a friend in the traditional sense....

About RVtravel.com and our challenges

  By Chuck Woodbury EDITOR March 13, 2017 I received a letter recently from a reader named Bob, who wrote: "Maybe it’s just me, but the...

RVing the Oregon coast is a delight

By Chuck Woodbury EDITOR The Oregon coast is one of the most beautiful places in America and easy to explore with an RV. The pavement is...

Postcards: relics of the past

  By Chuck Woodbury EDITOR, RVTRAVEL.COM Go back 100 years. Just imagine: there were no RVs and only a few primitive cars with few...

Are RVers introverts? Our survey says “yes!”

By Chuck Woodbury EDITOR, RVTRAVEL.COM Are most RVers introverts? Well, that is surely what one of our reader surveys suggests. In fact, it shows that RVers are...

A talking, RVing bird named Picaro

  Two rows from me in the Copper Mountain RV Park in tiny, dusty Tacna, Arizona, a bird named Picaro is singing the theme to...

RVtravel.com editor video message for Jan. 14, 2017

  RVtravel.com editor Chuck Woodbury has a short message for the readers of RVtravel.com. He spoke a little about why he wrote about traveling to...

Brutal rainstorm and flooding, but we’re okay

  By Chuck Woodbury It's been raining cats and dogs here in San Juan Bautista for the last week, causing flooding, road closures and power outages....

How an automated RV dumping system works

  Doug Swarts, the inventor of the Drain Master electric sewer valve, explains how the system permits an RVer to dump his or her holding...

Editorial: The state of the RV industry

  By Chuck Woodbury EDITOR, RVTRAVEL.COM I was interviewed by an RV trade magazine recently. The editors wanted to know what I thought of...

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