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RV Travel Newsletter: March 30-April 5. Issue 579
Weekend of March 30, 2013
Issue 579 of RV Travel
Learn about RV camping, RV travel, RV news and much more. This newsletter, now in its twelfth year of continuous weekly publication, is made possible through sales at RVbookstore.com, by our advertisers, and through voluntary subscription contributions from our readers (thank you!).
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I watched the moon come up the other night and it got me thinking. About two months ago I traveled with my daughter from Seattle, down the Oregon Coast, through Central California, into Death Valley and then to Las Vegas where Emily flew home to New York. There was only a slice of moon when we left Seattle, but when we reached Death Valley it was nearly full.
I love a full moon. It's so beautiful, and so mysterious. Often, I find myself marveling that men once walked there. Who would have thought back then, when we took moon flights for granted, that in 50 years we would not return?
It drives me crazy sometimes knowing I can never go there. I wish I could live for a long time so I could travel to the moon. Mars would be better, but I would need to live to maybe 150 which I'm pretty sure won't happen unless I improve my diet.
WHILE IN DEATH VALLEY, which was recently named the best place to star gaze in America, the very bright moon flooded out much of the Milky Way. As Emily and I walked home to our motorhome late one evening from the Furnace Creek oasis, my eyes explored the heavens. But I felt cheated out of a star-gazing extravangaza. "Go away, Moon," I thought. Under normal circumstances I would not think that, but stargazing in Death Valley is not a normal circumstance.
Few things are more pleasing to me than relaxing in a dark campground watching the stars. It's mezmerizing. A perfect night in a campground begins with a campfire and then, after it's gone, a heavenly show of stars. I do a lot of thinking on evenings like that. Sometimes I imagine I'm at the focal point of the Universe as I stare out into infinite space. Of course, I am not, and am tinier than a pebble of sand compared to the huge, ever-expanding cosmos. That, of course, leads to other thoughts, like "Boy, I am one insignificant dude!"
About 10 years ago I spent three weeks RVing in New Zealand. Many of my campgrounds were very dark. And the night sky was spectacular! But do you know what was very strange? None of the star constellations were familiar. The sky is different there. We have the North Star; New Zealanders and Aussies have the Southern Cross. There's no Big Dipper. It was an odd feeling to stare into the sky and see nothing familiar. Well, almost nothing familiar. . .
There was the moon. My old friend from home had come along with me, which was comforting.
And. . . Happy Easter! I hope you are able to spend some time with family.
LIFETIME MEMBERSHIPS FOR $1,050?
In honor of its 50th anniversary, the Family Motor Coach Association (FMCA) is offering its members a "limited time" opportunity to "show their loyalty to the association" by buying a lifetime membership. Keep in mind that the average FMCA member is 69 years old and that a two-year membership goes for $90, which is $45 a year. The lifetime membership is $1,050. So. . . let's see, if you figure in the compounded interest lost on the membership fee, an FMCA member should come out ahead at about age 110. Now how's that for a super deal?
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The Senate passed a Budget Resolution March 23 that calls for replacing sequester cuts with a combination of different spending cuts and tax increases, and would effectively cut $30 million from the National Park System budget if President Obama signs off on the deal. According to the National Parks Conservation Association, the cuts are in addition to $130 million in losses imposed by the budget sequester.
Wholesale shipments of RVs were up in February compared to February, 2012. Class C motorhomes led with sales ahead by nearly 53 percent, followed closely by travel trailers, up 51 percent. Source: Recreation Vehicle Industry Association.
Camping World reports it had a 28.8 percent increase in revenues in 2012 compared to 2011. The company's total income was up by 74 percent over 2011.
RV park owners could be held accountable when their guests illegally download copyrighted material using the park's WiFi system. Under a plan created by the Center for Copyright Information, if a WiFi system owner receives six warnings of copyright violation, he or she could be hauled into court or have his or her Internet bandwidth reduced.
National Park Week is April 20-28: Free entrance to national parks between April 22 and 26. Additional activities include Junior Ranger Day (April 20) and Earth Day (April 22).
A bill before the Iowa legislature would crack down on Iowans who use a shell corporation to register vehicles out-of-state. Citing Montana as one such state where some RV owners register their rigs, the bill's sponsor says, "wealthy Iowans" are cheating Iowa out of tax dollars.
Williston, North Dakota RV dealer, Coate’s RV, has noticed a large drop in customers looking for RVs to use as permanent residences. The outfit says the drop follows a local ban on living in RVs in the city limits.
Randy Looke of Lake Zurich, Illinois has been arrested and charged with felony theft after selling — but never delivering — a Class A motorhome on eBay. A Texas man complained he "won" Zurich's auction and sent a $16,700 check in payment.
The dump station at Fay Bainbridge Park on Bainbridge Island, Washington has been closed. Officials say that chemicals used in RVs are not compatible with the park's new sewage system. The station typically served more than 180 users per year.
New Luxury RV Lots Opening Soon!
Bella Terra Prepares for Opening of Final Phase
Bella Terra of Gulf Shores in Foley, AL is an attraction in and of itself. The Class A motorcoach-only luxury RV resort, just minutes from the sugar-fine sands of the Gulf, is designed with the discriminating RVer in mind. It includes a Grand Clubhouse with outdoor fire pit, putting greens, private bath houses, expansive lake views and other amenities. In March, 2013, the third and final phase of the resort opens for sale with some of the best locations. Buyers can custom design their own resort lot upon purchase. Visit bellaterrarvresort.com to learn more about this exciting opportunity.
Residents at Flagg's RV Resort in York, Maine got a rude awakening — their park has been placed in a foreclosure auction. One resident reported parent company Morgan RV Resorts LLC had been overzealous in collecting summer lease money — not due until April 1 — on a premature basis.
Vandals caused roughly $4,000 in damages to the Lost Hollow Campground in Logan, Ohio. Authorities have posted a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction. Call the county sheriff with tips at 740-385-2131.
A proposal to turn a portion of Moraine View State Park near LeRoy, Illinois into a graveyard may be a dead issue. Dawson Township wanted to swap cropland for a chunk of the park that would expand the cemetery, but a bill in the legislature making it possible doesn't appear to have a chance.
A large number of RVs, including several valued at a half-million dollars, were wiped out in a fire last weekend at Weber Creek Storage in Corpus Christi, Texas. Fire teams from four localities were needed to fight the massive fire.
Mason County, Washington is seeking park hosts for its Oakland Bay park. A free RV site with water and power goes to the successful applicants who will open and close the park and provide security and light maintenance. Call 360-427-9670, extension 669, for more info.
Winding Roads by Joe Schmidt
1842: Ether used as an anaesthetic for the first time by Dr. Crawford Long.
1858: Pencil with attached eraser patented by Hyman L. Lipman.
1867: The U.S. buys Alaska from Russia for $7,200,000.
1937: Warren Beatty is born.
1981: President Reagan is shot and wounded by John W. Hinckley III.
1990: Jack Nicklaus makes his debut in the "Seniors" golf tournament.
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Topics of last week's RV Daily Tips Newsletter
Holding tank tips for the stationary RV.
Spring maintenance tip: Your RV air conditioner.
Keep your RV water pressure under control.
A better sink drain strainer for your RV kitchen.
Are propane tank "trade ins" worth it?
RV bicycle rack uses roof ladder to transport bikes.
Banish RV slideout squeaks.
An ideal hose for your RV? Maybe not.
Why a Passport America membership is a good thing.
How to help prevent shower stall leaks.
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Complaints on Chinese-made tires. Are they valid?
Our RV Tire Safety blogger, Roger Marble, comments on complaints about "China bombs," or Chinese-made tires. He reviews some complaints to NHTSA. "Without complaints that provide the information needed by the investigators at NHTSA, there will never be a recall and without a recall there is little real incentive to some companies to improve the quality of their tires." Read more.
RVing in snake country
Boondocking — traveling out in the "boonies" and away from traditional campgrounds and hookups — has it's own variety of knowledge base. Recently an RVer who contemplated trying boondocking inquired of other RVers, "What about snakes?" Good question.
Old fashioned oven or convection microwave?
The oven has been a basic tool in home cookery for decades. RV's have had them for a long time. On the other hand convection ovens haven't been around nearly as long, but have proven to be a great cooking method for RVs and the home alike. So what's best? Rich Miller, the Wanderman, has some thoughts.
Add an extra freezer to your RV
If you're lucky enough to have a little extra storage space and would like to carry along more frozen foods, here's an idea for you from Jim Twamley. Read it and see photos.
China unveils human powered RV
While RVs, as we in the U.S. envision them, are making inroads in China, they're still far out of the reach of the average Chinese citizen. Then along comes an idea from a Chinese architectural group: The very innovative Tricycle House. Take a look and learn more.
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If you're one of the many RVers who carry the "National Park Passport," a little booklet that allows you to 'stamp your passport' whenever you visit another National Park or National Monument, get ready to expand your pages. Read more.
How to brave an RV shower
Accustomed to "endless" water supplies at home, some new RVers are a bit taken aback when taking showers on the road. The typical RV water heater has a six gallon capacity — far, far less than a sticks-and-bricks home version. What's to be done?
Here's a tip about a handy built-in device in an RV refrigerator that many (if not most) RVers do not know is there. But it can come in handy. This originally appeared in the RV Daily Tips Newsletter. Watch the short video.
Send Internet content and more to your traveling device
As e-tablets and i-Pads become more and more a part of everyday life, it seems like those neat little apps that make them so useful just keep busting out. Here's one we're going to give a try — Send to Kindle. Read more.
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This Week's Reader Survey
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Last week's question
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Locate services at Interstate Exits
2013 Next Exit
Never take a wrong exit off an Interstate highway again. The 2013 Next Exit lists every exit along every Interstate and details exactly what you will find at each: gas stations (including which brands and if they offer diesel), campgrounds, truck stops, casinos, laundries, retail stores (by name) shopping malls, movie theaters, factory outlet malls, drug stores, hospitals, rest areas, and more. Learn more or order.
Upcoming RV Shows
See the long list of upcoming RV shows for 2013.
More than 2,200 places to stay for free or less than $10 in an RV.
No Shock Zone: Learn all about RV electricity and its dangers. This information could save your life.
to locating Wal-Mart stores
Learn where to find more than 4,100 U.S. Wal-Mart stores most of which allow free overnight stays in RVs. Get specific driving directions to each. Learn which stores sell gas and diesel. The Walmart Atlas is an RVbookstore.com best-seller. SAVE 20% off cover price. Learn more or order.
Latest fuel prices
Here are the latest U.S. average prices per gallon of gasoline and diesel fuel.
Regular unleaded gasoline: $3.62 (on March 29)
Change from week before: Down 3 cents
Diesel: $4.00 (on March 25)
Change from week before: Down 4 cents
Essential for owners of large RVs!
2013 Big Rigs
Best Bets Campground Directory
If you drive a king-sized RV, this directory is for you. The authors provide details about RV parks in 49 states and eight Canadian provinces that welcome long RVs. All parks personally visited by the authors, who even recommend best sites in each one plus nearby attractions. A must for big rig owners. Learn more or order.
Ask the Doctor
The RV Doctor, Gary Bunzer, answers your questions.
We have a 35-foot Sunova with a Blue Ox tow bar system. The "towed" is a 2006 Jeep Liberty Sport automatic transmission, 4x4, equipped with a Brake Buddy. The system is great, easy to use and the Jeep tows great when we are on the highway. In normal turns and maneuvering it is also great. However, on some bends in the road like traffic circles, highway on/off ramps, etc., we hear what sounds like a loud tire squeal (like tires when brakes are locked)….
Join RVer and filmmaker John Holod as he cruises the Mother Road from Chicago to L.A. by motorhome, with stops along the way at all the classic attractions. Even though the road was bypassed by Interstates, much of it is still there, and easy to drive with an RV. If you plan to travel this historic highway or have already done so, RV Adventure: Route 66 is for you. Learn more or order at a discounted price.
The RV Shrink
Hubcap incident has wife pondering what to do
Dear RV Shrink:
My husband is tighter than a wax doll's ear canal. I usually don’t mind it, but sometimes he stews about an issue so long that I think it would be better if he just bit the bullet and paid the tune. Recently we passed through a very narrow toll bridge along the Texas coast. As we pulled up to pay the attendant our two bucks, we both noticed that many people had already scraped the toll booth roof. We slowly rolled up to the booth and heard a clanging sound….
Joke of the week
What kind of music do chiropractors listen to?
Answer at bottom of newsletter.
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This issue's Knowledge Quiz
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Save on Mountain Directories
East & West
Driving into the mountains with your RV? Be careful, there are some nasty grades. Here, in two volumes, are the premier guides to the mountain passes and steep grades of the American East and West — more than 700 passes all together. You save $5 when buying both these guides together. Learn more or order for only $26.90 for both volumes.
Tech Tips from Mark Polk
Do you know the condition of your RV batteries?
The only way to know the condition of your RV batteries is to test the state of charge. All batteries lose a percentage of charge when sitting idle, not to mention the parasitic loads that can drain RV batteries during storage. You should test the battery state of charge periodically and charge any battery that is at or below an 80% state of charge. Read more.
Learn more about RV repair and maintenance from Mark's many helpful books and DVDs at RVbookstore.com.
Guide To The Firearm Laws of the 50 States
RVers who travel with a firearm may not know that what's legal in their home state may be a felony in another. This 2013 book explains current, specific gun laws for every state. Don't cross a state line with a gun without knowing the laws. Learn more or order.
RV Short Stops
Parker's Maple Barn
Just over the Massachusetts border sits the quiet town of Mason. Parker's Maple Barn has been a family establishment since the late 1960s. The Sugar House at Parker's Maple Barn still produces maple syrup following the old tradition of wood-fired evaporators. Maple syrup tours are given March through mid-April. Seasons vary depending on the weather so call ahead at (602) 278-2308 to ensure there's enough syrup. The popular country restaurant at The Maple Barn serves hearty breakfasts and lunch, and the gift shop features unique maple gifts like maple syrup gift baskets and maple syrup tins.
Guide to Free Campgrounds
The 2012 edition of Guide to Free Campgrounds contains more than 12,000 public campgrounds across the USA, including national forests, national parks, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Corps of Engineers campsites and others, all with camping fees of $12 or less per night! This is one of RVbookstore.com's all time best sellers. Learn more or order.
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—From Motorhomes Made Easy
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The RV Kitchen
Cookbooks for RVers: Big selection at RVbookstore.com.
Hosted by RVtravel.com editor Chuck Woodbury
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Bumper Sticker of the week
"I'm sick and tired of getting jerked around." —On a Suzuki car being towed by a motorhome.
Have you seen a funny bumper sticker? Send it to EditorChuck@gmail.com
Military Campground Directory
The U.S. Military Campgrounds Directory CD-Rom runs on your Windows computer. Unlike a printed directory, this one is updated every month — so no more arriving at a campground to learn “things are different now!” With this handy CD-Rom you do not need an Internet connection to get to the latest details on every known U.S. military campground. Learn more or order for 15% off.
Win cash with our Pot of Gold Contest
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The cash prize is now $305 Each weekday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Pacific time) we publish a randomly selected U.S. Zip Code. If you live there and are the first to tell us, you win the money which increases every day there's no winner. Certain rules apply.
Last week's Zip Codes: 56629, 26667, 48930, 27115, 87036. Remember, these Zip Codes can appear again at any time.
Daredevil Evel Knievel coined the phrase "Kids, don't try this at home." One of his most famous feats was a 151-foot jump across the fountains in front of Las Vegas' Caesar’s Palace that ended in a crash and a 30-day coma.
These DVDs will make you a better RVer
Get these popular DVDs and others at RVbookstore.com
Choosing an RV: A Logical Approach (with Joe & Vicki Kieva)
Do It Yourself RV Care (with the RV Doctor)
Drive Your Motorhome Like a Pro
Guide to Class A Motorhomes
Tow Your 5th Wheel Trailer Like a Pro
Towing Behind Your Motorhome
Guide to Travel Trailers & Fifth Wheels
Guide to Trailer Towing, Weights, Hitch Work & Backing
Guide to Winterizing Your RV
Better Business Bureau Guide to Buying an RV
Guide to Class C Motorhomes
SECRET PHRASE. Penny Cillin pruned pears perpendicularly, which puzzled Porky Porkchop.
QUICK TIP: How to take an RV shower and use only a gallon (or maybe two) of water. A video demonstration by RVtravel.com editor Chuck Woodbury. First shown in the RV Daily Tips Newsletter.
Best sellers at RVbookstore
•Baby picture has nothing to do with this ad. It's just a cheap trick to attract your attention.
RVers Best Public Campgrounds. Directory of public campgrounds along major roads.
Mountain Directories East & West editions. Learn about steep grades ahead.
DVD: Deep Cycle Batteries. Learn all about this essential RV item.
Big Rigs Best Bets Campground Directory. THE directory for owners of big RVs.
The Fifth Wheel Bible: The only book just about fifth wheel trailers.
Random RV Thought
How many pots and pans do you carry in your RV? Which ones have you used in recent times? Those you have not used you likely don't need: Leave them at home from now on — they're just extra weight.
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2013 Good Sam
RV Travel Guide & Campground Directory
This thick directory combines the Trailer Life and Woodall's campground directories of the past into one thick, comprehensive volume, with full descriptions & details for nearly 15,000 private & public campgrounds, information on over 900,000 RV sites, RV service centers, LP gas locations & tourist attractions. It includes military park listings & more than 2,000 Good Sam discount locations. Learn more or order at low discount price.
"When you come to a fork in the road, take it!" —Yogi Berra
RVing to Alaska?
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Discover what makes driving North to Alaska so legendary. The roads are open and well maintained. Every route offers countless places to stop along the way to fish, hike, view wildlife, stock-up on sundries, dine, shop, camp and relax. This official guide offers planning suggestions as to where to go, how to get there, what to see, and what to do. Don't travel to Alaska without reading this first. Essential! Get your FREE North to Alaska Travel Guide.
RV Travel staff
Editor and Publisher: Chuck Woodbury. Contributing editor: Russ De Maris. Contributing writers: Gary Bunzer, Roger Marble, Mark Polk, Janet Groene, Richard Mallery and Richard Miller. Cartoonists: Jerry King, Joe Schmidt. Office Manager: Jody Allcott. Warehouse operations: Eric Brotman. New York City correspondent: Emily Woodbury. ADVERTISING INFORMATION: Contact Chuck Woodbury at firstname.lastname@example.org
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About the 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 RVing adventures have been profiled on ABC News, CNN, NBC's Today Show, and in People Magazine, USA Today and in hundreds of newspapers. These days, he lives near Seattle where he drinks massive amounts of coffee and travels often in his motorhome and sometimes by plane when vast expanses of saltwater would turn his RV into a leaky submarine. 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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Space heater uses only 200 watts!
It's hard to believe that an electric space heater could use a mere 200 watts — the same as a couple of light bulbs, a fraction of others. But this one does, and it really works! It's meant to heat a nearby person, not a room. Put it on your desk or at your feet. It's perfect for the RVer who's "always cold." For about $17, this is a winner. Learn more or order at Amazon.com.
Keep rodents out of your RV!
The positive reviews on Fresh Cab Rodent Repellent make it a best bet for keeping your RV rodent-free. This is the only plant-based rodent repellent registered for inside use by the EPA. It effectively repels rodents up to 100 days with a "woodsy" scent that's pleasant to humans but offensive to rodents. It's safe around kids and pets. 98% biodegradable. Endorsed by the Good Sam Club. Learn more or order.. Learn more or order at Amazon.com.
Protect your RV parts from rust and corrosion
T-9 is the professional RV technician's choice for attacking corrosion, loosening rusty parts and flushing out old lubricants. It permeates metal crevices and seeps deep inside assembled components to leave a durable, protective coating, lubricating without dismantling equipment. It won't wash off in rain or mud. T-9 will not harm paint, plastic, rubber, fiberglass or vinyl. It can be used on engines, wiring and belts, and is safe to use on electronics. Boeshield T-9 was developed by Boeing for lubrication and protection of aircraft components. A must-have for RVers! Learn more or order. Learn more or order at Amazon.com.