The readers write: RV financing and more

  Edited by Russ and Tiña De Maris Getting off our assets In his editorial column in Issue 811, Editor/Publisher Chuck commented with some alarm about the real cost of financing new RVs. “After 10 percent down, at 4.99 percent APR, that monthly payment stretches for 20 years! That’s crazy — 20 years of payments, while the coach depreciates to... Read More

RV makers’ one-upmanship getting out of control

By Chuck Woodbury EDITOR I received this press release today. Here’s the first paragraph. ASA Electronics is providing a complete JENSEN® audio/video package for Coachmen’s 2018 Adrenaline Toy Hauler. The Adrenaline will feature JENSEN’s new App Ready JWM70A stereo, powerful 12 volt JMPSW800 amplified subwoofer, and marine grade MS650 coaxial speakers, along with a 40-inch LED TV to complete the... Read More

Thumbs down: Loose bolts under the slideout

We received this letter from an RVtravel.com reader. There are two sides to every story, so always keep that in mind. After reading this, please comment about your own, similar experiences. Dear Chuck, Recently I noticed daylight emitting into my fifth wheel along the side of the slide-out. The RV is a Rockwood Signature Ultra Light, 32-foot 8289WS by Forest... Read More

Thumbs down: Frustrated by roadside plan cancellation

We received this letter from an RVtravel.com reader. There are two sides to every story, so keep that in mind. After reading this, please comment about your own experiences with this service, good or bad. We hope that a representative from Good Sam will comment as well. If you currently have, or recently had, a Good Sam Roadside Assistance Program,... Read More

The readers write – of parts, crooks, & getting hitched

Edited by Russ and Tiña De Maris Do-it-yourself part chasing When Dr. RV Shrink ran into an RVer who kept getting “no” for an answer, he wrote a prescription for walking a little farther than the nearest RV part store. Our readers chimed in with some advice of their own: Richard Davidson‘s own experience yields this comment: “We have found,... Read More

The readers write – catching us off guard

Edited by Russ and Tiña De Maris Our every-two-week synopsis of reader responses.  Brutal full-time truths A piece on full-time RVing from Melissa Dohmen, one of our newest contributors, drew quite a response. Here are just a few of the feedback letters: Says Robbie, “We’re into our 12th year of full timing, and have to agree with everything you said... Read More

The readers write — with power!

  Edited by Russ and Tiña De Maris Electric pedestal fears not groundless Mike Sokol, RVtravel.com’s resident electrical safety expert, had sent a response to an RVer concerned about a missing ground on an RV park power pedestal. This energized a number of readers to write their own comments, a portion of which we present: Tommy Molnar wondered about theft... Read More