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Weekend of November 14, 2009

Issue 404 of RV Travel
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Editor's corner
By Chuck Woodbury


Dear reader,
We laughed a lot last week around the RVtravel.com and RVbookstore.com offices. We laughed at the many funny business slogans you emailed us after my story last week about the ones I've personally "collected" in my RV travels.

The best slogans were those from companies in the trash or sewer business.

From septic tank pumping businesses: Ray Holmes spotted this one painted on a truck: "This truck sucks." Spanky Goodin spotted a truck painted with "A royal flush is better than a full house." Nancy Green spotted one that said "We're Number One in the Number Two Business." Steve Hutchinson spotted the slogan "Nobody puts their nose in our business." Linda Salmi liked this one: "Your crap is our bread and butter." Several readers reported septic pump trucks sporting the motto "The Wizard of Ooze." Perhaps the cleverest, and also the most disgusting, was this motto spotted by the Adams family: "Yesterdays Meals on Wheels."

Garbage trucks sported some good slogans: Bob West spotted this one on a truck from Art's Rubbish Removal Service: "Satisfaction Guaranteed or Double Your Trash Back." Several readers reported garbage trucks with the slogan "Our business is picking up."

But many other kinds of businesses -- even towns -- proudly promoted their businesses with clever slogans. Jan Antinozzi said her birthplace of Blue Earth, Minnesota claims: "The earth so rich, the city grows."

Alice Craig reported that J and F Furniture Refinishing in Carmel, Indiana advertises "Come in and watch us strip." Tom Hemphill found a hair salon in Houston that advertises "The Best Little Hair House in Texas." An LP gas provider in Boise, Idaho, reports Laura Oleaga, says "Tank heaven for little grills." Bill Nievera found a hardwood floor installation company that recommends "Just say no to rugs."

A half dozen RVtravel.com readers reported a clever -- and apparently common -- slogan used by radiator shops: "Best place to take a leak." One electrician advertises "Let us remove your shorts."

We got a good laugh from the dog obedience school slogan sent by Karen Meredith: "Sit happens!" And then there's the motto of a towing service, as reported by Jeanne Williams. "We don't want an arm and a leg, just your tows."

Thanks to all of you who sent in funny slogans. Many of you did not identify yourself so we can't thank you by name. But in addition to the readers mentioned above, thanks to John and Raye Griffith, the Rev. Barry Zavah, Randy Cook, Shelley Herman, Tom Boyte, Bern Vant Hul, Mark Peacock and Ronald Lisko.


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How to live a healthy RV lifestyle
As we RVers know, there are many roads to follow. When we start out we may travel as fast as we can and in many directions. As we settle into the rhythm of our lives on wheels, we begin to analyze just where it is we want to go and what path we will follow. A healthy lifestyle is one very important path. Some may stray from it or get bumped off because of illness or other circumstances. To learn more about living a healthy RV life, please follow blogger Lynn Difley at "Healthy RV Living."

Related article: The connection between obesity and cancer.

Is Boondocking safe?
Many RVers express concern about personal safety when boondocking, especially when choosing a spot beyond sight or sound of another rig. First, remember that thieves do not hang out in the boonies, though you should consider the following safety tips to thwart the "thief through convenience" if you make it too easy. Read more.


Roadhouses still a way of life along Alaska's roads
In Alaska's early days, pioneers began building the first roads between communities, and, along with them, the roadhouse. The arrival of these bastions of comfort were much welcome to road-weary travelers (who had no RV to keep them comfy). The roadhouses offered a warm place to sleep, hot food and some much sought-after conversation. Here are some of Alaska's best known roadhouses.

Plenty to see, do at Black Canyon of the Gunnison
Colorado's Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park's spectacular landscape contains some of the oldest exposed rock on Earth. No other canyon in North America combines the narrow opening, sheer walls, and startling depths seen here. And good news for RVers: you'll almost always find an unoccupied space to camp; some even have electric hookups. Watch an excellent eight minute video about the park.

New edition for 2010
National Park Service Camping Guide

T
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Beach front RV sites still available for Olympic Games
About 280 beach front RV sites are still available at Jericho Beach and Spanish Banks in Vancouver, B.C. with less than 100 days to go until the 2010 Olympic games. Learn more.

Let your cell phone be your guide at Grand Canyon
Your cell phone can now do double duty as your tour guide to Grand Canyon National Park. Use your phone to listen to a park ranger give short location-specific narrations on various aspects of the canyon from geology to Native American history to the night sky. Read more.


Oh, this is an ugly RV experience!
Watch what happens when the driver of a truck pulling a fifth wheel trailer turns a bit too tightly in search of a campsite. Oh, this is not pretty. But it's a good reminder to make sure you know what you're doing when pulling your own fifth wheeler. Watch the one-minute video.


DID YOU KNOW?
Twenty-eight percent of RVtravel.com readers either do all or most of the major repairs on their RVs themselves. About the same number use an independent RV repair shop. Less than 20 percent use the service department at the RV dealer where they bought their RV. See the actual survey results and read the comments.

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"What you need to know in as few words as possible."

Hansel RV in Petaluma, Calif., has closed its doors after 35 years. "We just sort of came to the conclusion that it's going to be quite some time before the market returns to a level where it can be profitable," said Henry Hansel.

A proposal to install 66 RV utility hookups at the Quay County (NM) Fairgrounds has been temporarily nixed because the installation would cost $18,000 -- too much in these tough times.

Camping World and Coleman have joined forces to sell full-sized towable RVs at Camping World locations. More.

California state park advocates want an $18 increase in motor vehicle registration fees to help fund park operations. But many question whether time is right to ask voters for approval.

Lazydays RV in Sefner, Florida threw a big party last Tuesday to celebrate the arrival of new model Tiffin motorhomes. Days earlier the dealership filed for bankruptcy protection to get its financial affairs back in order.

Louise Johnson became the first woman to ever participate in a California motorhome destruction derby last week in Perris. "It didn't turn out to be much of a show," Johnson said. "My motorhome died after the first hit."

Gaming giant Nintendo has outfitted an Airstream trailer with its newest games and is traveling the country showing them off.


Headed to Alaska?
Check out these books and DVDs

2009 Milepost Directory
DVD: RVing Alaska with Joe and Vicki Kieva
Traveler's Guide to Alaska Camping
Guide to the Alaska Highway
The World Famous Alaska Highway
DVD:Alaska By RV
More Alaska Books & DVDs


Towing safer with new Blue Ox system
According to a company press release, the Patriot from Blue Ox is designed to provide more sensitive braking performance for vehicles in tow. Read more.

Florida's roadways: an RVer's dream
Florida roads are some of the smoothest in the nation. No mean winters to create those bone shattering rope-a-dope torture treks that can dismantle your RV or separate your teeth from your gums. No salt frosted eaten up excuse for asphalt to melt your undercarriage either. Here are some ideas about traveling the state's highways and byways.


BEST SELLER: 2009 Next Exit Directory
Essential guide! Learn what you will find at every Interstate highway exit: gas/diesel, campgrounds, truck stops, casinos, stores, malls, hospitals, factory outlet stores, parks and more. This is a best-selling directory year after year. Learn more.

By Jim Twamley
Professor of RVing


Black tank clean out option
Jim writes: "There are many RV black tank clean-out options available. Cleaning your black tank thoroughly is VERY important! I learned this lesson the hard way when I first began RVing. I didn't wash the black tank out thoroughly and toilet paper remaining in the sewer pipes dried forming a hard plug. The next time I pulled the "T" handle, nothing came out. I had to snake it out enduring an avalanche of brown and I NEVER want to repeat that experience again. This week I'm reviewing the "Dual Flush" clean-out solution.



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Birdwatching on the RV Road
After awhile, you'll want a spotting scope
For beginning birdwatchers binoculars and a bird field guide are all that you need to get started. As you progress and try out a spotting scope for the first time, it will become a "must have" piece of equipment. Learn more.


Learn how to use your RV & its systems
with books and DVDs from RVeducation 101.


Choices of RV campsites vary greatly
Most RVers do not spend every night in an RV park or campground. A campsite in an RV park with full utility hookups, a swimming pool and general store is just one of many options. Read more.


Desert cliffs, buttes and rock formations are big draws at Red Rock Canyon State Park
The 50-site campground at southeastern California's Red Rock Canyon State Park is tucked into the base of colorful desert cliffs where once the Kawaiisu Indians hunted rabbits and small game. If you seek solitude and incredible natural beauty this could be your place
.

Ask the Doctor

The RV Doctor, Gary Bunzer, answers your questions.

"Our bedroom slideout failed to close completely and then would not move at all. What's wrong?"

"I have a Starcraft RV with dual axles. I noticed that the brake wires on one of the wheels have come loose from the electric brake magnets. Does polarity have to be observed when reattaching these wires?
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To the right: The RV Doc answers a question from an RVtravel.com reader whose fifth wheel trailer's water pipes froze up recently. He wonders how to prevent this from happening again.

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This Week's Reader Survey
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Last week's survey question
Have you ever weighed your RV to see if it exceeds its weight rating?  Read the answer here.

Past reader surveys and results


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News from Quartzsite the Boondocking Capital
Restaurant Review: Chicken at the Quail
One of the few year-around restaurants in Quartzsite -- aside from the "fast feeders" --is the Mountain Quail, north on Moon Mountain road from the B-10. It's not a fancy place, folks come here dressed as they are, and the ambiance is somewhat like sitting in a field kitchen where workers are coming and going. But the food, and the prices, make for a busy trade. Read more.


Recent RV recalls
Frequently, we list the latest recalls of RVs at RV-Recalls.com. Here are recent ones: 2009: September --
June-July-August -- March-April-May -- January-February.


RV SHOWS FOR 2009-2010
. Click here.


Big Rigs Best Bets
RV Park of the Week

An outstanding park for RVs 30 feet and longer.

Cruise along the Caloosahatchee River with access to the Intracoastal Waterway and/or Gulf of Mexico when staying at the RiverBend Class A Motorcoach Resort near Ft. Myers, Florida. Choose an oversized pull-in site facing the river or one of four lakes. The "Old Florida Style" clubhouse and lounge overlooks the river -- stop by for a meal or entertainment. Another clubhouse includes a heated pool, two Jacuzzis and fitness center. Play on two Har-Tru lighted tennis courts. Visit the nearby Edison and Ford Winter Estates or have lunch on Sanibel or Captiva Island. Free Wi-Fi. Learn more about 1,100 campgrounds and RV parks for large RVs in the Big Rigs Best Bets Campground Directory.


Bella Terra RV Resort
A Lifestyle You Can Call Home
Bella Terra of Gulf Shores, the # 1 rated Class A RV resort in the Southeast is the perfect Oasis to enjoy Fall, Winter and Spring. Call NOW and ask about our SNOWBIRD SPECIALS (certain restrictions apply). Also inquire about special pricing incentives on the few remaining Phase I lots! Be sure to mention promo code RV Travel. Call (866) 475-7746 or visit us at BellaTerraRVresort.com.

Boondocking Tip
By Bob Difley
Before pulling your rig into any boondocking site, walk it first looking for soft spots, low overhanging branches, and enough room to turn around. If you spot a hornets nest and fresh bear scat, pick another place. Bob Difley is the author of the eBook Boondocking: Finding the Perfect Campsite on America's Public Lands ($9.95) and the editor of the RVtravel.com Boondocking Blog.


FMCA:
The best club
for motorhome owners

If you drive a motorhome you should join the Family Motor Coaching Association, the largest and best club exclusively for motorhome owners. Many benefits including rallies, local chapters and the thick monthly magazine Family Motorcoaching. Special new member price of $35. Click here to learn more or join.

Check out these RV Travel Forum discussions

Dometic Duo-Therm comfort control center
Can anyone tell me how this thing works and what it does? I have a feeling it is like having heat in the unit without running the furnace. Does it run on electric or propane or both?

One ton overkill?
Our family is going to be purchasing a 5th wheel in the near future and wanted to know if a 1 ton dually is overkill or necessary for a 5th wheel that is 25 feet long or so with a slide. I know that the weight of the TT will be the deciding factor. For instance if the TT is over 7000 or 8000 lbs, would I be better off buying a dually?

Heater needed
I need a portable heater for my 30-foot class A motorhome. I have looked at an oil heater and an electric heater, but what size do I need?

Looking at purchasing 2010 Montana Mountaineer...
We are potential first-time RVers and are looking at purchasing a 33' Montana Mountaineer with a trailer weight of 10,145 and GVRW of 14-plus, but we are in a quandary as to how big of a truck we should have to pull it! My question is if you have a 5W of similar weight and size, what are YOU using to pull it with? Pros and/cons of what you are using, problems, etc?


RV park memberships
My husband and I joined an RV campground membership when we first started to travel. We listened to all the hype, and was convinced in the long run we would save money and have all these great campgrounds to stay in when we traveled. Since that time, every year they come up with a new charge besides our annual fee. How do we get out of this mess?


New Forum Topic: RVers who travel alone.
If that's you, check in here to meet other single RVers and share information.

RVs FOR SALE

  Motorhomes, Travel Trailers, Fifth Wheels, Truck Campers, Pop ups and much more. NEW & USED. See the big selection at NewRVer.com. Click here


Interesting Forum
Introduce Yourself
Tell the other members of the RVtravel.com forum a bit about yourself and your RVing interests. What type of RV do you own? Are you a full-timer? A beginner? A single woman traveling on your own? Do you live in the USA? Canada? Somewhere else?
This is a great place to meet other RVers, either by introducing yourself or discovering others who share your interests.

INTERNET SPECIALS
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The RV Kitchen

Janet Groene's Marinated Veggies
Linger at local farmers' markets to celebrate the green movement known as locavore, or eating locally grown food. Marinate a big bag of vegetables and you’ll have enough to last one or two people for up to a week. Bring them out as a garnish, snack, relish or to add to salads. Chop and drain them to serve on hot and cold sandwiches too. Get the recipe.

Also: The RV Cooking Show visits historic Georgia and prepares sweet potato fries. Watch the show here.

Cookbooks for RVers: Big selection at RVbookstore.com.

RECENTLY ARRIVED!
2010 Rand McNally
Motor Carriers' Road Atlas
RVers who drive big RVs can travel with peace of mind with this truckers' road atlas as their guide by avoiding low overpasses and roads where a big rig could get in a pickle. Learn more or order.


READ BACK ISSUES
of this newsletter: Click here.

Trivia
Media mogul Ted Turner owns about 50,000 bison on his 113,000-acre Montana ranch. His restaurant chain Ted's Montana Grill serves buffalo burgers.

How To Buy An RV

and Save Thousands!
This book offers a lot for a bargain price. Written by RV insider Don Wright, it provides a wealth of information about buying an RV. You'll get insights into RV buying here that you will not find elsewhere, and for only $12.95. Learn more or order.

Random RV Thought

On cold winter nights, it's nice to climb into a warm bed, not a cold one. An easy way to warm a bed before climbing in is with an electric warming blanket. They're smaller than full-sized blankets but when placed on the bed will make it cozy warm. They also make good lap blankets while lounging on the couch.

Find Free RV Campgrounds
"Don't pay to stay!" Visit FreeCampgrounds.com and find more than 1,700 free and inexpensive places to stay in the USA in an RV. Stretch your RVing budget by staying at these freebie locations.

Bill's Hints

"Always keep your batteries fully charged in freezing weather. Battery voltage drops rapidly when used in cold weather. A low battery is susceptible to rupture when frozen." --From Trailers and Fifth Wheels Made Easy.


eBooks: INSTANT READING!

With eBooks you don't have to wait to read your book. Just place your order and your eBook will be delivered almost instantly to your email inbox. These eBooks are written by RV experts and delivered instantly in PDF format.
RV Awning Use and Care
RV Care and Maintenance
Deep Cycle Battery Care and Maintenance
The 3 Primary Systems of an RV: LP Gas, Water & Electricity
Trailer Towing, Weights, Hitchwork and Backing
RV Check-List
I Have A Convection Oven in My RV. Now What?
Frugal Shunpiker's Guide to RV Boondocking In Arizona
The ABCs of Pop Up Campers
Boondocking Tips - More Fun Without Hookups
Complete Guide to Dinghy Towing
The Woman's Guide to Solo RVing
A Collection of RV Tips
Boondocking: Finding the Perfect Campsite on America's Public Lands


Bumper Snickers
Buckle up. It makes it harder for the aliens to suck you out of your car.


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Worth Pondering

"Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint." --Mark Twain


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DVD shows how to drive a motorhome
Learn how to drive a motorhome the right way -- and the safe way -- from RVer/tour bus driver Lorrin Walsh. In this 67-minute DVD, Walsh and host Mark Polk show you everything you need to know to confidently drive a motorhome. This should be essential viewing for novice motorhome drivers, but even experienced RVers will learn a great deal as well. Save 10% on this at RVbookstore.com. Learn more or order.

How to Buy An RV

Advice on DVD from the Better Business Bureau
Join host Chuck Woodbury and other RV experts as they explain how to buy an RV. This 50-minute DVD was produced for consumers by the BBB to help them avoid making buying mistakes. Learn to choose the right RV at the right price and avoid heartaches caused by a bad decision. Learn more or order.

DVD:

Towing Behind Your Motorhome
Learn how to tow a vehicle behind a motorhome in an easy to understand way. RV expert Mark Polk shows you everything you need to know. Special low price at RVbookstore.com. Learn more or order. 
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.

DVD: Travel Trailer/Fifth Wheel 101

If you just bought a travel trailer or 5th wheel trailer, you'll need to know how to operate it. The onboard systems -- electrical, water, LP gas and waste -- are often confusing to new owners. This one hour DVD from RV Education 101 provides an excellent understanding of how a towable RV's systems work and how to operate them safely.Learn more order.

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 2009 guide 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.

2009 Trailer Life RV Parks & Campground Navigator CD-ROM

America's most popular RV campground directory is now on 2 CD-ROM disks. The user friendly interface provides the ultimate RV travel planning software for the U.S. and Canada. This is the best CD-ROM RV park and campground directory. Retail price: $59.95. Now 38% off -- only $36.99. Learn more or order

Learn how to
RV in your Retirement

Anyone who is close to retirement or who recently retired and is planning to spend all or part of their time traveling with an RV will find much useful information in "RV Retirement." 
Learn more or
order.

Dog Friendly's

Campground and RV Park Guide
This is a jam-packed, well-researched directory of campgrounds, filled with detailed information, about where you can camp with a dog in the USA and Canada. Learn more or order.

Learn how to use your Class C motorhome
DVD: Class C Motorhomes 101
Learn how to use everything on a Class C motorhome. Watching this 42-minute DVD is like getting a personal tour by an expert, showing you how to operate everything the correct and safe way. Learn about all the systems -- water, electrical, heating, refrigerator, holding tanks, and about appliances -- really, just about everything. Learn more or order.

A best seller

Fifth Wheel Bible
This is the first book devoted to fifth wheel travel trailers. It covers everything about these RVs: Buying, towing, operating and enjoying them. Learn more or order.


Trailer Life RV Road Atlas
Besides showing highways and other roads, this large-format road atlas shows more than 10,000 campgrounds, plus RV service centers, tourist attractions and 1,600 state parks, plus a special Tech Tips section. Learn more or order for only $15.96. (Cover price, $29.95).


On the
Go! Microwave-Convection Oven Cooking
This terrific spiral bound microwave-convection cookbook explains what combination modes mean, cooking utensils, racks, preheating and much more. The recipes are simple and have minimal ingredients making this the perfect cookbook for RVers and those at home who are also on-the-go. Learn more or order for only $9.98.

Complete Guide to Full-time RVing

Thinking of becoming a full-time RVer? This is THE guide about how to do it. From dreaming about the lifestyle to living it, this fabulous resource has all the answers. This should be required reading for all aspiring full-timers or those who are new at it! Learn more or order!

Fulltimers:

Where to make your home base
For would-be fulltimers, which state to establish an official home base is critical. Picking the wrong state can result in paying thousands of dollars extra each year in taxes or RV registration fees. Don't let that happen to you! The best-selling Choosing Your RV Home Base, published in 2009, is an essential planning tool. Learn more or order.

Special low price!

2009 Trailer Life
Campground Directory
This is the biggest selling directory of RV parks and campgrounds. If you travel by RV you need this! Check out our special low price. Don't travel without this essential guide. Order now

Senior Citizen

Discounts Guide
This annual directory for 2008-2009 will save you a ton of money. Learn about thousands of senior discounts throughout the USA. Most are not publicized elsewhere. National and local businesses are listed. Learn more or order.

Organize your RV life and travels
This very handy CD-rom will help you keep your RV life organized. It includes 12 full-featured organizing and accounting software programs designed exclusively for RV owners -- keep track of expenses, phone and email addresses, recipes, your rig’s maintenance, medical information and more. You’ll feel safer with your personal information secure in the Virtual Information Safe. Reg. $24.95. Our price $22.46. Learn more.


2009 Big Rigs Best Bets Campground Directory 
If you drive a king-sized RV, this directory is for you. The authors provide details about 1,100 RV parks throughout the USA and six Canadian Provinces that welcome long motorhomes and towable RVs. This should be an essential resource for owners of large RVs. Learn more or order

Wrinkle Free
RV Laundry

Learn how to use your RV's Splendid washer to not only clean your clothes but dry them without wrinkles. If you have a washer-dryer on board your RV, you need this book! Learn more or order.

Greatest DVD
on Quartzsite

Take an armchair visit to Quartzsite, Arizona, a hotspot for wintering RVers. See where to camp for free, tour RV parks, learn about local attractions and more. Learn more or order.


RVers Guide
to Dump Stations

This directory offers a comprehensive listing by state and by highway of most known public dump stations in America. RVers should pack this along on their trips! Learn more or order.


U.S. Military Campgrounds Directory on CD
Pack this along with you to get current information about Military Campgrounds across the USA. Updated monthly. No internet access needed for most of the information. Learn more here.


All about RV batteries
and solar battery charging
Managing 12 volts (book)
RVers Guide to Solar Battery Charging (book)
Deep Cycle Batteries (DVD)
The RVers Solar Primer (book)

DVD: Extended and Full-time RV Travel
In this DVD, Joe and Vicki Kieva show RVers who plan to travel much or all of the time how to successfully live a life on the RV road. They cover banking, bill-paying, e-mail, telephone communications, mail forwarding, medical care, taking care of an unoccupied house and other considerations while on the road for weeks or months at a time. SPECIAL LOW PRICE! Learn more, see a short video or order.

THE guide for Alaska-bound RVers!

The 2009 Milepost
is THE guide to visiting Alaska
This is THE mile-by-mile guidebook for RV or auto travelers headed to Alaska, the Yukon Territory, British Columbia, Alberta and the Northwest Territories. If you only take one guidebook to Alaska, take this! Learn more or order at a discount price.

Updated
Casino Camping:
Guide to RV-Friendly Casinos
This 2009 directory is the best casino guide for RVers. Learn which casinos have RV parks or offer free overnight stays. Plus get tips and information about other casino benefits for RVers. Learn more or order.

 

The RV Kitchen: Fix It in Foil
Easy prep, great taste, good nutrition and quick clean-up - what more could you want from a meal? This cookbook combines the best of all worlds! Featuring 51 fantastic recipes that each include instructions for cooking in an oven, over a campfire, or on an outdoor grill.
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About the RVtravel.com editor

Chuck Woodbury has explored America by RV for nearly three decades. In the '90s he published a quirky travel newspaper about his adventures and was an "on the road" writer for the New York Times Syndicate. Nowadays, 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.

RV Travel staff
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: Chuck Woodbury. Contributing editors: Russ and Tina De Maris, Jim Twamley, Gary Bunzer and Bob Difley. Forum Administrator: Adrienne Kristine. Office Manager: Jody Allcott. Web operations: Zoey Platt. Warehouse operations: Eric Brotman. Clapper/Loader: Emily Woodbury. 

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 just because we said so, or fixing something like we suggested (check with your own technician first). Maybe we made a mistake. So be sure to check things out. At RVbookstore.com we strive for excellence in all we do and that's the honest truth (as opposed to the dishonest truth). Our customers receive really, really fast service. We move so fast in sending out a customer's order that sometimes we pass through the sound barrier, which really upsets our neighbors. Our motto is "You need it so we speed it," and no truer words were ever spoken!

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