RV spring maintenance, part 1 -- Mark Polk offers tips

RV spring maintenance, part 1 — Mark Polk offers tips

With spring here and summer almost upon us, if you haven't done it already, now is the time to wake up your recreation vehicle for a fun-filled family camping season. In this 4-part series, longtime RV expert and master maintenance guy, Mark J. Polk of RVEducation101.com, offers seven essential areas to check during this annual spring ritual: RV batteries, water system, exterior and seams, tires, engine and generator, appliances, and general safety devices.
39+ million travelers on road Memorial Day weekend

39+ million travelers on road Memorial Day weekend

More than 39.3 million Americans are expected to travel this Memorial Day weekend, according to the American Automobile Association. Of those traveling 50 miles or more from home during this unofficial start of summer, my wild guess--based on the huge (and growing) popularity of RVing--is that upwards of four million folks will be towing or driving a recreation vehicle to their favorite wooded public campground or RV park by the lake. As for fuel prices, AAA s
2017 'Milepost' - Alaska Travel Planner's 69th edition

2017 ‘Milepost’ – Alaska Travel Planner’s 69th edition

It's just about time for the first wave of RVers to head North to Alaska.  If you are just in the planning stages of this lifetime adventure RV road trip, you'll want to pick up a copy of "The 2017 Milepost," the 'Bible of North Country Travel.' This more than 700-page guidebook has been mandatory reading for everyone headed to Alaska, the Yukon Territory, British Columbia, Alberta and the Northwest Territories. Since 1949, experienced RV travelers say: "Don'
FMCA rolls into Indianapolis in July

FMCA rolls into Indianapolis in July

Between July 12-15, 2017, the Family Motor Coach Association's 96rd International Convention, "Crossroads to Fun,” is set for the Indiana State Fairgrounds  in Indianapolis, Indiana. The discount deadline has been extended to 5/26/2017. A  couple thousand families will travel from across North America in their motorhomes to take part in the event, and four times that will be on hand sometime during the festivities. The event will include hundreds of the
'Synchronous fireflies' displays are magical

‘Synchronous fireflies’ displays are magical

Jimmy and I were born in prime lightning bug territory--Jimmy in the Allegheny River country of southwest Pennsylvania; and I spent my first dozen years in Charleston, on the Kanawha River in the hills of West Virginia. Our childhood stomping grounds sit at the humid intersections of lush woodlands and powerful waterways. We carry many fond memories of chasing fireflies on hot, muggy summer nights. On our joint Bucket List of major RV trips is one where we wo
RV spring maintenance, part 1 -- Mark Polk offers tips
With spring here and summer almost upon us, if you haven't done it already, now is the time to wake up your recreation vehicle for a fun-filled family camping season. In this 4-part series, longtime RV expert and master maintenance guy, Mark J. Polk of RVEducation1
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39+ million travelers on road Memorial Day weekend
More than 39.3 million Americans are expected to travel this Memorial Day weekend, according to the American Automobile Association. Of those traveling 50 miles or more from home during this unofficial start of summer, my wild guess--based on the huge (and growing) p
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2017 'Milepost' - Alaska Travel Planner's 69th edition
It's just about time for the first wave of RVers to head North to Alaska.  If you are just in the planning stages of this lifetime adventure RV road trip, you'll want to pick up a copy of "The 2017 Milepost," the 'Bible of North Country Travel.' This more than 700-p
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FMCA rolls into Indianapolis in July
Between July 12-15, 2017, the Family Motor Coach Association's 96rd International Convention, "Crossroads to Fun,” is set for the Indiana State Fairgrounds  in Indianapolis, Indiana. The discount deadline has been extended to 5/26/2017. A  couple thousand fami
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'Synchronous fireflies' displays are magical
Jimmy and I were born in prime lightning bug territory--Jimmy in the Allegheny River country of southwest Pennsylvania; and I spent my first dozen years in Charleston, on the Kanawha River in the hills of West Virginia. Our childhood stomping grounds sit at the humid
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The weekly RV Travel newsletter is free for the clicking
Time to pour a cup of coffee, relax a little and read this week’s e-edition of the free RV Travel Newsletter. If you scroll wa-a-a-y down the page you'll spot a link to a RV Short Stop post on the Chantilly Farm family campground and music venue in Blue Ridge Mount
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Listen to Julianne G. Crane's interview on the RV podcast series -- 'Your RV Dream'
Julianne G. Crane, fulltime RVer, blogger and editor of RVWheelLife.com, talks about the many ways to live the RV lifestyle on the podcast series called “Your RV Dream: Discover the Lifestyle, Make Money While You Travel, and Live a Life of Freedom and Adventure”.
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Bluegrass fans, RVers head for Blue Ridge Mountains
Whether it is the hills calling me home, pink dogwoods in bloom, or the hypnotic blinking of fireflies--I'll be forever drawn to the Appalachian Mountains, the land of my birth. Whenever traveling to the region, we always make our way to the homestead of cousins Mary
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Melissa Dafnis - 'RV Dreamin'
Fulltime RVer Melissa Dafnis of Maryland has been living her RV dream for three years. Since her mid-30s Melissa wanted nothing more than to live and travel in an RV. "I wanted the lifestyle of freedom and adventure that full-time RVing involves," says the former
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Yippee -- National 'Kids to Parks Day’ (May 20) celebrates family outdoor fun
The 7th annual National Kids to Parks Day is set for Saturday, May 20, the week before the official start of summer. Hundreds of special events are planned at local, state and national parks, and other public lands across the country. Sponsored by the National Par
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