RV Travel Newsletter Issue 864

Learn about RV camping, RV travel, RV news and much more. This newsletter, now in its 18th 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 864 • Week of September 22-28, 2018   #rvtravel Editor’s corner With Chuck Woodbury…

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It’s a mad, mad, out-of-control RV world

By Chuck Woodbury I received this news release today from Thor. In this one release is proof positive that recreation vehicles have branched off from “camping vehicles” as surely as humans one day branched off from other primates. Whatever these wheeled things are that Thor boasts about below, they are not “recreation” vehicles. What they are describing here are all…

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Bluetooth wireless BBQ digital thermometer does it all but cook

A perfectly cooked dish requires the right temperature. Whether cooking for family, friends or simply trying something new, getting the exact temperature will get the best results. With the NutriChef PWIRBBQ80 “EasyBBQ” mobile app, it’ll keep you updated while enjoying the rest of the time with your family, or sitting in your camp chair, taking out the trash, or doing…

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The clash of tribes: RVers vs. hardcore outdoors people

RVs have always come in all shapes and sizes, in styles from bare-bones to luxuriant, and more and more “hardcore” outdoors people are using them as mobile basecamps from which to launch their adventures. As vanlife and overlanding surge, serving an overlapping consumer has brought the paper-thin line between outdoor and RV industries into increasingly similar territory, reports snewsnet.com. According…

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Tolerate a noisy neighbor when boondocking, or not?

Here’s a question from a reader of RVtravel.com about boondocking.  Hi Bob, Earlier this week I was traveling through the San Juan Mountains. The Matterhorn campground was full so I went a little farther down the road and found an apparent boondocking location at Lizard Head Pass. There were 10 or so campers there, mostly in trailers and one car. All…

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New report shows RV industry a large contributor to U.S. economy

The RV industry has contributed more than $30 billion to the U.S. economy, a new government report shows – the first ever measured and reported – making it a major contributor to the U.S. economy, reports RV News. The outdoor recreation industry had a gross economic output of $734 billion in 2016, the last year of available data. That impact…

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Santa Rosa begins towing RVs from business park encampment

It was the end of a long struggle for homeless RVers at a Santa Rosa, CA, Business Park when police started towing vehicles this week, displacing RV dwellers who for months have lived there in what became a homeless encampment of motorhomes, travel trailers and pop-up campers, reports the Press Democrat. The removal operation, which could take weeks to tow as many…

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