RV industry cautions against undue budget cuts

  (March 21, 2017) — In response to the Trump administration’s release last week of a blueprint for its fiscal year 2018 budget — entitled “America First, a Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again” — the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) has issued a press release cautioning against undue budget cuts, especially with regard to the Department of Interior. Offsetting a... Read More

Popular RV podcast ends after 408 episodes

  (March 17, 2017) — John and Kathy Huggins ended their long-running weekly Living the RV Dream RV lifestyle podcast yesterday with show number 408. The couple started the Living the RV Dream show on live radio in Sarasota, Florida, in 2008, then turned it a year later into a podcast. The show chronicled their lives as full-time RVers and also featured guest... Read More

Enter National Parks free on 13 days in 2017

  Grab a pen and get your calendar. Here are 13 reasons to enjoy a National Park in 2017 — free admission days. Here they are: •January 16: Martin Luther King Jr. Day •February 20: Presidents Day •April 15-16 & April 22-23: National Park Week Weekends •August 25: National Park Service Birthday •September 30: National Public Lands Day •November 11-12:... Read More

About RVtravel.com and our challenges

  By Chuck Woodbury EDITOR March 13, 2017 I received a letter recently from a reader named Bob, who wrote: “Maybe it’s just me, but the routine negative tenor of your editorial is a bit tiring. Please consider an occasional upbeat topic. Great newsletter though.” Yes, I realize I have been negative at times. I’ve done a lot of thinking about that.... Read More

Sprinter vans/motorhomes recalled for drive shaft issue

  (March 16, 2017) — Daimler Vans USA, LLC (DVUSA) is recalling 1,248 model year 2016 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vehicles and Freightliner Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vehicles. The bracket for the center support bearing of the drive shaft may not have been properly welded. Daimler AG (DAG), the manufacturer of Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner Sprinter Vans, has determined that... Read More