RV park owners say: ‘Wal-Mart campers are cheapskates’

By Chuck Woodbury editor, RVtravel.com Originally published in July, 2011  My original essay back in 2011 sparked more than 100 comments from readers. The idea was this: Why don’t some RV parks offer $10 a night “no-frills” camping for self-contained RVers (only) who just want a place to sleep — no hookups, no use of the restrooms, pool or WiFi,... Read More

Campground doesn’t furnish toilet paper: ‘The rest of the story. . .”

By Chuck Woodbury editor, RVtravel.com Originally published in July, 2011 I received a message last week from a woman named Louise Schlosser who was horrified that a New York RV park did not supply toilet paper or paper towels in its restrooms. “The greeting on the restroom door was No toilet paper supplied,” she wrote, adding “Camping has reached a... Read More

RVs parked too close together: Carbon monoxide fumes kill five

By Chuck Woodbury editor, RVtravel.com Originally published in October, 2011 It’s so sad what happened two weeks ago: five people died in a rented RV at a charity event at Tennessee’s Clarksville Speedway. They went to sleep and never woke up. A portable generator hummed outside. Unknown to the RVers, the exhaust was venting into the rig. Friends entered the... Read More

I accept the rain

  By Chuck Woodbury editor, RVtravel.com Originally published in October, 2011 It’s raining. That’s what happens this time of year in the Northwest. We had a short summer, but we could hardly complain considering the record heat much of the nation endured. I have lived in the Northwest for 15 years now. I came from California, first from the irrigated... Read More