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

Are RVers introverts? Our survey says “yes!”

  By Chuck Woodbury EDITOR, RVTRAVEL.COM Are most RVers introverts? Well, that is surely what one of our reader surveys suggests. In fact, it shows that RVers are overwhelmingly introverts — not extroverts, who are much more outgoing. The book Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking describes introverts this way: “At least one-third of the people we... Read More

Video and article: RVing beautiful Iceland

  By Chuck Woodbury EDITOR, RVTRAVEL.COM What a surprise this country is to anyone who visits. I visited six years ago. I don’t think anything has changed significantly since then. The country is beautiful, the people are friendly, and with rare exception they speak fluent English. It’s often hard to tell them from Americans. They watch so much of our TV... Read More

How an automated RV dumping system works

  Doug Swarts, the inventor of the Drain Master electric sewer valve, explains how the system permits an RVer to dump his or her holding tanks remotely from inside the RV. This is the same system that RVtravel.com editor Chuck Woodbury installed in his motorhome. Read Chuck’s essay about his system here and/or watch the video below to see its... Read More

RV industry goals ignore consumer interests

  By Chuck Woodbury editor, RVtravel.com The “internal reorganization” statement below is from the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA), which represents the RV industry, mostly manufacturers of recreational vehicles. The statement notes new or redefined goals for the organization. With all the problems with the bad quality of today’s RVs, you’d think at least one new goal would be to improve the quality of RVs rolling off... Read More