RV Travel Newsletter Issue 842

Learn about RV camping, RV travel, RV news and much more. This newsletter, now in its 17th year of continuous publication, is funded primarily through advertising and voluntary subscription contributions from our readers. Thank you! Issue 842 • Week of April 21–27, 2018   #rvtravel Editor’s corner  With Chuck Woodbury Chuck (at) RVtravel.com At dinner the other night in Wichita... Read More

New FMCA magazine is disappointing

By Chuck Woodbury FMCA, the Family Motor Coach Association, which for 52 years was a “motorhome-owners-only” organization but now accepts towable owners, debuted a new monthly magazine yesterday (Friday) which it calls familyRVing (or Family RVing online). I have waited months to see what the organization would come up with to make it more appealing — perhaps a magic bullet... Read More

In the past few years have high winds forced you off the road?

Have winds ever forced you off the road with your RV? High, gusting cross winds are the worst, and the evidence of what can happen shows up often on YouTube videos and elsewhere.  So what’s your experience? Please leave a comment if you’ve had any memorable experiences (hopefully, no bad accidents, but if that’s happened, please explain and maybe save... Read More

RV Mods: Don’t let appliance control boards throw you into fits

By Russ and Tiña De Maris Perhaps some of the most mysterious of RV technical issues surround electronically controlled appliances. “Back in the old days,” as some of us recall, we didn’t have fancy control boards on refrigerators, furnaces and water heaters. Of course, “back in the old days” a lot of us had to go outside in the cold... Read More

RV History: From slide-in to type C

By Al Hesselbart In the late 1950s, slide-in pickup truck campers (identified initially as portable camp coaches) grew in popularity as an alternative to trailers or motorhomes since pickup trucks began to be accepted as family transportation and not commercial vehicles. Originally, truck campers were a box covering the bed of the truck into which a cot and a Coleman stove and cooler... Read More

Protect your valuables with AmazonBasics Security Safe

  Whether you’re a fulltimer, leaving for a long vacation, or simply heading out for the weekend, you will likely carry some valuables with you. With the AmazonBasics Security Safe you can experience the peace of mind that comes with knowing your prized and important possessions are protected. The compact safe offers a 0.5-cubic-foot capacity that nicely accommodates a wide... Read More