On any RV you’ve purchased did you check the toilet’s plumbing design beforehand?

In Issue 859 of the RVtravel.com newsletter, we discussed the inefficient, even problematic design of some RVs’ plumbing systems, where the piping from the toilet to the holding tank caused problems when flushing solids. With any RV you purchased, did you ever inspect the plumbing’s path from your toilet to the holding tank? It may take a moment for the…

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Where to complain about bad RVs, dealers, service, RV parks

Here’s an ever-expanding list of resources where you can report, share or discuss your problems with RV manufacturers or dealers. This is a work in progress, and we invite your suggestions for other resources to include. Send them to chuck@rvtravel.com RV MANUFACTURERS Coachmen RV •Reports at Pissed Consumer.com Diamond RV •Reports at Pissed Consumer.com. Dutchmen RV •Reports at Pissed Consumer.com…

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How long do animals live?

The RoVing Naturalist  By Dennis Prichard Animals’ Ages How old do animals get? That is a good question – one that’s not easily answered. Different methods are used to tell each animal’s age, and then these methods don’t always hold true. Of course those animals living in zoos have exact ages known, but these are not truly natural life spans, being free…

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RVillage announces second rally

RVillage.com, a social media platform similar to Facebook but for RVers only, will hold its second national rally March 27-31, 2019, at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, Florida. The 101,000-member organization held its first rally last May in Elkhart, Indiana. About 250 coaches were on hand. “Rally 2.0” will feature typical rally activities including seminars…

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First, Lyme-carrying deer ticks – Now Asian long-horned ticks are coming

This week health officials scared the wits out of us on the country-wide invasion of Lyme disease-carrying deer ticks that are now found in all 50 states. Now they tell us we need to be concerned about a new tick, possibly as dangerous as the deer variety, threatening to follow on the heels of the deer tick, reports News Channel 5 Network.…

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Good Sam membership closes in on two-million mark

By Chuck Woodbury COMMENTARY BY THE EDITOR An article in the Motley Fool this week reported that membership in the Good Sam Club has grown to 1.92 million, an all-time high. Traditional benefits to club members have almost vanished in recent years, with local chapters struggling to survive as their members grow old and die. The club’s popular rallies were…

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