RV Travel Newsletter Issue 854

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! U.S. shoppers: Shop at Amazon.com  Canadian shoppers: Shop at Amazon.ca Issue 854 • Week of July 8-14, 2018   #rvtravel Editor’s corner  With Chuck Woodbury…

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RV News for July 7–13, 2018

      Return to RV Travel Issue 854. Towable manufacturers continue to make forward sales progress. According to Statistical Surveys, Inc., January through May sales (based on registrations) were up 7 percent. Leading the pack – “pop ups,” which mushroomed nearly 13 percent. Fifth-wheels took second place, up almost 10 percent, while travel trailers settled for a 7-percent increase…

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RV History: Thor Industries

RV History with Al Hesselbart Thor Industries, the world’s largest RV manufacturer, was created by Wade F.B. Thompson, a wealthy immigrant from New Zealand, and Peter Busch Orthwein, an heir to the Busch brewing fortune. Having previously together purchased Hi-Lo, a manufacturer of unique, expandable travel trailers, Thompson and Orthwein came together again in 1980 to acquire Airstream, the oldest existing…

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Rhino Heavy-Duty Portable RV Tote Tank is odor- and leak-free

The Camco 39000 Rhino Heavy-Duty 15-Gallon Portable Waste Holding Tank is constructed of extremely durable blow-molded, UV-stabilized HDPE that won’t leak or deteriorate in the sun. The ready-to-use kit includes everything needed to transport waste from your RV or trailer to a dump station when you’re parked too far away for an RV sewer hose. The kit includes accessories to…

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Which heater is best: Forced air, ceramic or catalytic?

By Greg Illes We were up on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, boondocking out in the Kaibab Forest at around 8,500 feet elevation. It was October, and the nights were regularly dropping into the 30s (F). Our stock cabin heater, a standard Suburban 30,000 BTU fan-driven beast, had long since been sidelined in favor of a small propane…

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Spend the night at vineyards and farms across America

A Harvest Hosts membership costs $49 per year and allows guests access to any of more than 620 campsites scattered about America for one night at a time. Guests are encouraged to support local economies spending $20 or more at local businesses as suggested by the website. In turn, RVers get to sleep at one-of-a-kind destinations, such as open-air museums,…

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