Plan to RV this Memorial Day weekend?

  By Chuck Woodbury EDITOR The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association sent out a news release Wednesday that said a survey shows that nearly 14.4 million people in 5.8 million RVs will be on the road this Memorial Day weekend, heading into the country’s 18,000-plus campgrounds. Let’s do our own survey. Will you be in your RV all or part of this Memorial Day... Read More

Seattle KOA sets bad example for others

By Chuck Woodbury EDITOR It’s difficult to find an RV park in Seattle. There are few to begin with, and the good ones are booked much of the year. One park close to downtown Seattle is the KOA in nearby Kent. I visited it twice last month after hearing reports from readers that it was not up to KOA standards. They were correct. I have stayed in... Read More

RVers not happy with editor’s essay, video

  By Chuck Woodbury EDITOR In the last couple of weeks I have been bombarded with comments on this website and on YouTube about a couple of subjects I’ve discussed lately. Last week it was regarding my essay about why we no longer need public campgrounds. I didn’t say we should get rid of them, in fact I concluded by saying I wish they would never go away. I... Read More

Would you dare drink the water at these RV parks?

  By Chuck Woodbury EDITOR Would you drink the water from either of these water faucets? Both are currently at hookup sites in American RV parks. RV Travel reader Don Callahan spotted them and sent the photos. “I’m a civil engineer and have designed community water systems,” he wrote. “I was appalled at these set ups. Worse yet, the people at the... 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

Among the worst campsites where I’ve stayed

  By Chuck Woodbury EDITOR Do you see where the sewer hose is? It’s just a few steps away from the front door of my motorhome. It belongs to the RVers next door. This particular site is at a Utah KOA campground. In its advertising, KOA stresses, over and over, its family-friendly parks. Bring the kids. Enjoy ice cream socials, hayrides and swimming.... Read More

The RV road trip is near death

  By Chuck Woodbury EDITOR, RVTRAVEL.COM I have learned more about RVing in the last six months of full-timing than in the last ten years of RVing part-time in a smaller RV. I’ve written recently about the need for more campgrounds to accommodate all the new RVers. But I now believe I was looking at this wrong: It’s not a lack of... Read More