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August 7, 2010

Editor's Corner Mammoth Lakes, CA

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RVtravel Newsletter
RV Travel weekly newsletter: Issue 441

Weekend of August 7, 2010

Issue 441 of RV Travel
Learn about RV camping, RV travel, RV news and much more. This newsletter, now in its ninth year of continuous publication, is funded through sales at RVbookstore.com, the World's Largest RV bookstore specializing in books, eBooks and DVDs about RVs and the RV lifestyle.


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Editor's corner
With Chuck Woodbury

I'm back from my short car trip with my daughter along the east side of the Sierra Nevada mountains from Reno, Nev., 165 miles south along U.S. 395 to the Mammoth Lakes area in California. A few observations about what to see and do here:

First, travel with your RV. There are few motels, but scads of U.S. Forest Service campgrounds. Four wonderful vacation areas (all in California) to spend a week or more are: Mammoth Lakes, June Lake, Virginia Lake (elevation about 9,200 feet) and Twin Lakes (out of Bridgeport). Most of the campgrounds are in beautiful forests, often by a lake or stream. Bring your fishing poles: this is big-time trout fishing country.

Don't miss the ghost town of Bodie. It's about a 40-minute drive southeast of Bridgeport. The last three miles of road is dirt, but should be no problem for most RVs. Just shut your windows to avoid the dust. Bodie is a California State Park and the best ghost town in America. Adult admission is $7. Pack a lunch: there is no food in the park but there is a drinking fountain. Read more about Bodie in my blog.

Big, blue, mysterious Mono Lake is spectacular. The odd white formations along the shoreline and in the water, called Tufa towers, are fascinating. The best place to see them is at the South Tufa area off highway 120 ($3 entry fee). An easy, short trail leads through the monolithic formations. Naturalist tours are offered several times a day in the summer.

Mono Lake is saltier than the ocean and toxic to most life. But trillions of tiny brine shrimp thrive and provide a feast to millions of migrating birds that feed or breed here (80 percent of all California seagulls are born at Mono Lake).

In Bridgeport, the Bridgeport Inn is a good place for dinner: a room goes for about $120 (choose room 19 if you're into ghosts). Buster's Food Market in Bridgeport has the basics but I would personally avoid the meat department where the steaks were an unattractive shade of brown/black/purple when I stopped on Sunday.

In Lee Vining, Nicely's is a popular coffee shop with take-out sandwiches. Get one of its very cool tee-shirts. Bodie Mike's BBQ next door has outdoor seating and excellent barbecued pork sandwiches.

Fuel up in Carson City before heading south, or Bishop (or Mammoth) before heading north. Otherwise, prepare to spend top dollar. Regular unleaded gasoline in Bridgeport was $4.10 when I passed through.

If you like Basque food, plan dinner at the JT Basque Bar and Dining Room in Gardnerville, Nevada. It's served family-style along with a carafe of red wine. Emily and I enjoyed our hearty meal, although the side dish of tongue stew was not our thing (but apparently it is to many of the diners).

This area is one of the most scenic in the West and very RV friendly. I highly recommend you visit. Bring sunscreen.

P.S. Check out this photo of Emily and me taken in the same location, but 18 years apart.

Next Friday I'm leaving in my motorhome for a two- to three-month romp around the USA. Keep up with me at Twitter.

And check out my photos of people who are not really people! Confused? Click here to understand.

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The second installment of Mike Sokol's series Understanding and Preventing RV Electrical Shocks is available by clicking here. I highly recommend you read the entire series, which will appear once a week for the next 11 weeks. What you learn could prevent you from being shocked by your RV -- and worse case -- dying from the shock.

Did you miss the first installment? Read it here.

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Last issue I asked you how often you stayed overnight in rest areas. Apparently most of you do not or do so rarely. See the results of the survey.


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Three directories
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Now here's a deal you shouldn't pass up -- three compact-sized directories that will help you find Wal-Mart stores and RV-friendly fuel stops that sell diesel. Included is our special directory of Wal-Mart stores that DO NOT allow overnight stays in their parking lots. Purchased separately these would cost $16.85. But our special deal is only $9.85 for all three. Learn more or order.

Tips for buying RV insurance
Most of us have shopped for auto insurance. But when insuring an RV, you're dealing with a whole new animal. And while there are a plethora of insurance companies -- not all carry the coverage you need. Here a few items to consider when talking with insurance agents about the special needs of your RV.

Trailer flips on highway as video camera rolls
A gust of wind tossed this trailer right on its side as a driver behind ran his video camera. The 42-foot trailer was being pulled to a new location and the driver had slowed down because of wind gusts and was planning to exit the road at the next opportunity. Yet, see how easily things can go wrong! Watch the two-minute video.

Just bought an RV? Take a shakedown cruise
Before you take off on a two-week or longer trip in your new RV, it's a good idea to start a little closer to home with a shakedown trip. Find problems when you're close to home, so you can get them fixed conveniently. Read all about it.

Wal-Mart Atlas & FREE Bonus
"No Overnight RV Parking" Directory
Order the popular Wal-Mart Atlas and receive the "No Overnight Parking" Directory for FREE. SAVE $7.95! Most Wal-Mart stores permit a free overnight stay in RVs. The Wal-Mart Atlas provides driving directions to more than 4,000 Wal-Marts and Sam's Clubs. It lists which stores sell diesel, have pharmacies -- and provides store GPS coordinates. The "No Park" Directory lists more than 350 stores that DO NOT allow stays! Learn more or order.

No slide out on this RV, just a "slide up"
The 1952 Space-Queen RV was way ahead of its time, which, now that we think about it, has still not arrived more than a half century later. The two-story travel trailer didn't have a slide out like modern-day RVs. Nope, its slide went up -- a whopping 19 feet up! Read more and see a pic.

What to do when your RV blows a tire
How would you react to a blown front tire? Would you slow down? Speed up? No matter how you answer, please watch the informative online video "The Critical Factor" from Michelin. Truly, seeing this video could save your life. And by the way, according to the video, hitting your brakes is the WORST thing you could do! Watch the video.

2011 Rand McNally
Motor Carriers' Road Atlas
RVers who drive big RVs can travel with peace of mind with this truckers' road atlas as their guide by avoiding low overpasses and roads where a big rig could get in a pickle.
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The keys to RVing
Keep track of your keys. Don't get locked out. And you might save yourself some big bucks. This is good advice.

How to save your rear end!
Dragging the rear end of your motorhome, especially while flat-towing a car with the tow bar attached, is not good. It's a common way to cut or damage your safety cables. Plus the noise sounds like you are ripping apart the rear end of your coach. Learn more.

DVD shows how to drive a motorhome
Learn how to drive a motorhome the right way -- and the safe way -- from RVer/tour bus driver Lorrin Walsh. In this 67-minute DVD, Walsh and host Mark Polk show you everything you need to know to confidently drive a motorhome. Learn more or order.


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National Park Service handbooks available free online
The online library of almost 4,000 books, reports and articles developed by the National Park Service is online, and free. What an amazing resource. Check it out!

Former RV magazine
editor killed in accident
John Powers, the former editor and publisher of Thousand Trails' magazine Trailblazer, died July 30 from a brain injury sustained from a fall while playing golf. After leaving Trailblazer, John founded the Chuckanut Ridge Wine Company in Bellingham, Washington.

New to RVing? This article is for you!
This article doesn't cover everything a newbie might want to know, but it provides a bucket-full of helpful suggestions about how to get started and where to find more information. Read the article.

Search for an RV park or campground
GoCampingAmerica.com is the premier source for information on private parks and campgrounds nationwide, so whether you're looking for the perfect park, traveler's tips or things to do when you get there, it's ready to help. Visit the website.
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Latest fuel prices
Here are the latest U.S. average prices per gallon of gasoline and diesel fuel:
Regular unleaded gasoline: $2.77 (on August 6)
Change from week before: Up 5 cents.
Diesel: U.S. $2.93 (on August 2)
Change from week before: Up 3 cents.

Best selling directory of RV services at Truck Stops!
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This best-selling directory lists RV services at truck stops with free "camping," dumps, Internet, propane, repair services & more. Truck stops offer more to RVers than ever. Let this best selling book be your guide. Learn more or order.

Ask the Doctor
The RV Doctor, Gary Bunzer, answers your questions.

Best to let RV fridge run all the time?
Dear RV Doctor,
I have been told through second hand information that it is better to let an RV refrigerator run all the time, even when the motorhome is not in use. The technician claimed that when the refrigerator is not running that the fumes from the ammonia will cause corrosion and thus will rot the aluminum to the point that it will leak. He claimed that when left running all the time you will not experience the problem of replacing the unit. Any thoughts on this? -- Bob, (Sebring, FL)
Read Gary's response

Can I de-winterize my RV myself?
Dear Gary,
Last autumn, I bought my first RV and had the dealer winterize it after I was done traveling for the year. I want to de-winterize it myself but I'm not sure of what's involved. Can I just flush it out to remove the RV antifreeze? Can I obtain a pamphlet somewhere that covers winterizing/de-winterizing? --Peter, (New Kensington, PA)
Read the Doc's response.

How-to video
How to fix an overcharging RV battery
An RVer's fifth wheel trailer has a battery overcharging problem. "What's the solution?" he asks the Doc. Click the play button for Gary's response.


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If you have an RV-related business and would like to get the word out, consider sponsoring a video like this. Your message and website address will not only be viewed here, but to tens of thousands of RVers at RVdoctor.com, YouTube.com and on other websites. Email Chuck Woodbury at chuck(at)www.RVtravel.com to learn more.


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"What you need to know in as few words as possible."

Woman falls out of moving motorhome
A 67-year-old woman fell Thursday from a motorhome traveling 60 mph near Milton, Penn. While walking toward the back of the RV, she put her hand on a swivel chair near the rear side entrance. The chair turned and she stumbled down against the unlocked door which opened and allowed her to fall. Last word was she was in critical condition.

Four Paws Kingdom in Rutherfordton, NC, bills itself as America's only "dog dedicated campground." But leave your children at home -- they are not allowed at the 35-acre park.

Carson RV, with locations in Elko and Carson City, Nevada, has closed. Bad economy cited as reason.

Thor announced Wednesday that RV sales for the fiscal year ended July 31 were up 66 percent from the year before.

Monaco has introduced a new Vesta Class A motorhome. Models are 32 and 35 feet with a GVWR of 26,000 pounds and a 260-hp Maxx Force diesel engine that should get 15-18 mpg.

The 25th annual Bangor Camping and RV Show scheduled for this weekend at the Bangor (Maine) Civic Center has been canceled due to lack of interest from vendors.

Visits to Yellowstone National Park were up 5.8 percent through July over last year. So far, more than two million people have visited during the first seven months.

Find someplace dark the nights of August 13 and 14, when the annual Perseid meteor showers will peak. Scientists say, best case, you could see 50 to 100 meteors in an hour. Best time is after midnight.

A man who ran over his girlfriend twice with a motorhome, killing her, has been arrested in Sacramento, California.

Mark your calendars: Admission to 146 U.S. National Parks will be free August 14-16.

Dutchmen is recalling 1,255 model year 2010-2011 Colemna, Dutchmen, Four Winds, Dutchmen Lite, Dutchmen Sport and Rainier RVs manufactured between Nov. 2 and May 5. An axle problem could cause tire failure. Info: 866-869-1109.

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RV Short Stop
Carnivore plants on Oregon coast
A few miles north of Florence, Oregon along U.S. 101, not far from the shores of the Pacific, a daily carnage of death takes place. But you cannot hear the screams. The victims are insects. The predators are innocent-looking plants called Darlingtonia, which sounds a whole lot like darling. But hah! For insects that fall in love with these lush green plants, the word darling does not apply. For these plants -- unlike most plants that crave only soil, water and if they are lucky, an occasional shot of Miracle Grow -- are carnivores! Admission is free. Read more.

Learn about other RV Short Stops.

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RV Now with Jim Twamley
The Professor of RVing

What tools are necessary for RVing?
Many RVers bring tools along with them whether it's a weekend trip or they are full-timers. The kind and amount of tools you take largely depends on your style of RVing. So what should you bring along? Here are some thoughts.

Campers Daily Log
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ABCs of RVing:
For absolute beginners and RV novices only.

QUESTION: My wife and I are very interested in RVing, but we don't want to buy one and then find out we don't enjoy traveling that way. What should we do? ANSWER: Simple: rent an RV for a week or two. See how you like it. If your idea of RVing is taking short trips here and there, this will provide a realistic taste of RVs and the lifestyle. If you are interested in full-time or extensive RV traveling, a short trip in a rented RV will give you a good idea of how well you are suited to such travel. Being together 24/7 for weeks or months on end has unique challenges that you can't experience in a short jaunt. Still, the short trip is well worthwhile. Good places to rent an RV: Cruise America and El Monte RV.

Learn more about the basics of RVing at Beginners Guide to RVing.

Be safe: Monitor your RV tire pressure
Don't take a chance that could prove dangerous or deadly!
A Doran 360RVâ„¢ tire pressure system continuously monitors your tire pressure and temperature to alert you of potential catastrophic tire failures to help provide a safe and pleasant trip. Don't leave home without this. Learn more.


This Week's Reader Survey
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Past reader surveys and results
Best Sellers. NEW 2010 EDITIONS
National Park Service Camping Guide
& RV Camping in State Parks - SAVE!
Here are two great guidebooks -- both published for RVers and both just updated for 2010 -- to RV camping in State and National Parks, packaged together to save you $4.78 over purchasing them separately. Learn more or order.

The RV Shrink
Dear Dr. R.V. Shrink:
When my wife and I bought our motorhome the salesman was our best friend, now he doesn't even know our name. Our new best friend is the head mechanic at the dealership. I just wanted to camp but my wife wanted the doorbell that played a dozen different tunes, electric steps, push-button awning and a media center that is so hi-tech our TOAD is a Geek Squad VW with two guys in it. So far we have spent more time looking for RV repair service than fishing. I find myself blaming my wife for talking me into all these expensive extras. It has caused problems in our marriage. Am I wrong? I hate conflict. --Broken Down in Biloxi
Read the RV Shrink's analysis.

Guide To The Firearm Laws
of the 50 States
RVers who travel with a firearm may not know that what's legal in their home state may be a felony in another. This 2010 book explains current, specific gun laws for every state. Don't cross a state line with a gun without knowing the laws! Learn more or order.
Quick Tech Tip
Pay attention to the back of your 'fridge
The back (external) of your RV refrigerator should be inspected and occasionally vacuumed out to rid the space of debris and webs. Often the metal parts, including the cooling unit and the burn chamber, will attract moisture, and therefore rust. Cooling unit failure is often the result of rust. Severe rust should be examined by a qualified technician. If, on a newer unit, you start to see rust forming, it might be worthwhile to touch up the paint on the cooling unit with a paint recommended by the refrigerator manufacturer. Considering how much an RV refrigerator costs, a little extra care for it will pay off in the long run!

RV Classified Ads
If you're looking to buy an RV, new or used, please check out our classified section. You'll find RVs of every size, price and model available. Search by location, price, brand or model RV, new or used to find your perfect rig!

And don't forget to check out RVTrader.com


Roadside America

The Thing
If you have driven I-40 in Arizona, you have likely seen the trillion billboards that advertise the roadside attraction "The Thing?". By the time you actually reach the exit, there's a good chance someone in the car or RV will plead "Can we stop? Please!" Then after you spend your dollar to see the mysterious attraction you will probably say, "Gee, we shoulda put that money toward a rattlesnake fang." Our guess is that The Thing? has brought in a few hundred thousand dollars over the years. If you want to add to the fund, stop by. You might be impressed. But probably not.


Free and cheap
camping in your RV
There are still many places to stay overnight in an RV for free, or nearly free. At FreeCampgrounds.com you'll find more than 2,000 such places, listed by state, city and searchable, too. Learn where to camp for free or for less than $10.


Museum of the week
Bob Wills Museum, Turkey, Texas
Bob Wills was the king of Western Swing, and maybe he still is. In Turkey, Texas there's no doubt about it, because the town of 520 has a super museum honoring the performer as well as his Texas Playboys band. Wills was reared on a farm just north of town, which explains the museum's location. See memorabilia of the Texas Playboys and of Wills' career and his influence on American music, including fiddles, boots, hats, recordings, music, and photos. Open weekdays 9-11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. And if you're lucky and are in town the last Saturday of April, polish up your dancin' boots and help Turkey celebrate Bob Wills Days.

Headed to Alaska?
Check out these books and DVDs
2010 Milepost Directory
DVD: RVing Alaska with Joe and Vicki Kieva
Traveler's Guide to Alaska Camping
Guide to the Alaska Highway
The World Famous Alaska Highway
DVD:Alaska By RV
More Alaska Books & DVDs
Upcoming RV Shows
See the long list of upcoming RV shows for 2010 and 2011. Recently updated.

Recent RV recalls
See the latest RV recalls, plus past ones, at RV-Recalls.com.


Basic RV Electricity
and Protection
Learn the basics of RV electricity from Master Certified RV Service Technician Dale Lee Sumner. An RV is not wired like a house. Learn why electrical "things" in an RV do not seem to function like the way you might expect. Published 2010. Learn more or order.

Check this out!
RV Travel Forum discussions
You will learn a lot at the RVtravel.com reader forum. Read what others have written, ask a question or pass along a trip or trick that other RVers would appreciate. This is a great place to learn about RVing in a very friendly atmosphere. We monitor the postings closely to keep out spammers and nasty people. Visit it now.


Corps Camping

Guide to Corps of Engineers Campgrounds
This best-selling guidebook describes more than 600 Corps-managed campgrounds suitable for RVs on nearly 200 lakes around the USA. Haven't camped at a Corps of Engineers' facility? Then you've missed out! Learn more or order.


Aftermarket device allows boondockers extra propane
Motorhome owners, whose built-in propane tanks can limit just how long they can stay in any one place, largely rave about the Extend-a-Stay system. This after-market bit of gas plumbing allows a motorhomer to hitch up a portable LP container to their RV's LP tank and not have to move their motorhome to get LP into the rig. It's particularly useful for boondockers. Read more.

Learn more about Boondocking at RVbookstore.com.

Best seller
every year!
2010 Next Exit Directory
Essential guide! Learn what you will find at every Interstate highway exit: gas/diesel, campgrounds, truck stops, casinos, stores, malls, hospitals, factory outlet stores, parks and more. Learn more.

Tech Tips from Mark Polk

Tire neglect is bad news!
Every weight rating on an RV is based on the weakest link in the system. The tires on your RV are by far the most important and most neglected link in the system. I can't begin to tell you how many times I've heard people say that the tires on their RV were defective, or my tires only had 12,000 miles on them when I had a blowout. In the majority of cases the truth of the matter is that tire maintenance has been neglected. The only thing between your RV and the road surface is your tires and the air that is in them. Here are some of the leading causes of premature tire failure: Overloading or under-inflating the tires, exposure to ozone and UV rays, old tires and failure to rotate tires.

Learn more about RV repair and maintenance at Mark's blog and about his many helpful books and DVDs at RVbookstore.com.




Visit Camping World for RV supplies and accessories

The RV Kitchen
Janet Groene's Sahara Stew
This is a fruity, exotic, North African adventure, not the "same old stew." Make it in a pot atop the stove, solar oven, Dutch oven, slow cooker or pressure cooker. Garbanzo beans supply the starch but to stretch the dish further, serve it over rice or couscous. Get the recipe.

See some great recipes at GoCampingAmerica.com.

Cookbooks for RVers:
Big selection at RVbookstore.com


Finance your RV at RVfinancing.com

RVfinancing.com is THE largest online RV financing company. Lowest rates nationwide. Visit its website or call 888-929-4424. Toll-free 24-hour recorded RV financing tips at 877-905-0060.

South Carolina was once known as the Iodine State. It put the slogan on its license plates to promote the high iodine content in its fruits and vegetables at a time when there was great concern about iodine deficiencies in youngsters. With the advent of iodized salt in the 1940s, demand for iodized food dropped and so was the slogan. South Carolina is now known as the Palmetto State.

Headed to Canada with your RV?
Order the eBook RV Travel to Canada. Order now and be reading it on your computer in a few minutes. Updated in 2009. Only $12.95. Learn more or order.

Random RV Thought
When using a public shower, like in a state park, always turn on the hot water before getting undressed. Sometimes, there will be no hot water. If it's a cold morning or evening you will feel pretty stupid standing there naked with nowhere to go. Of course, if you are brave and have the cold tolerance of a polar bear, jump right in. Brrrrrrr. Good luck!

Join the
Good Sam Club
. . .the world's largest RV club. Special rate of only $19 a year. Great benefits including member magazine, RV insurance, emergency road service, campground discounts and much more. Learn more or join.

Tongue twister
Repeat this ten times in a row without pausing. Can you do it?
How can a clam cram in a clean cream can?
Another tongue twister next week.

NEW ARRIVALS AT RVbookstore.com
New books and DVDs arriving all the time. See what's new.

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Bill's Hints
High speed driving on a really hot day severely stresses tires. Slow down to reduce the stress, especially if you are fully loaded. --From Trailers and Fifth Wheels Made Easy.

Save on Mountain Directories
East & West
Driving into the mountains with your RV? Be careful of the sometimes nasty grades. Here, in two volumes, are the premier guides to the mountain passes and steep grades of the American East and West -- more than 700 passes all together. You save $5 when buying both these guides together. Learn more or order for only $26.90 for both volumes.


Bumper Snicker
You tailgate. I slow down. Got it?

Big Savings on RV Repair Guides
DVD: Do-It-Yourself RV Care
Book: Trailer Life's RV Repair & Maintenance Manual
These two superb guides to RV repair & maintenance are packaged together to save you $19.91 over purchasing them separately. Learn what you need to know to repair and maintain your RV. Retail value $59.90. Buy together for only $39.99. Learn more or order.


Worth Pondering
"If you don't know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else." --Yogi Berra


Organize your RV life and travels
This very handy CD-rom will help you keep your RV life organized. It includes 12 full-featured organizing and accounting software programs designed exclusively for RV owners -- keep track of expenses, phone and email addresses, recipes, your rig’s maintenance, medical information and more. You’ll feel safer with your personal information secure in the Virtual Information Safe. Reg. $24.95. Our price $22.46. Learn more.

RV services & information
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About the RVtravel.com editor
Chuck Woodbury has explored America by RV for nearly three decades. In the '90s he published a quirky travel newspaper about his adventures and was an "on the road" writer for the New York Times Syndicate. Nowadays, he lives near Seattle where he drinks massive amounts of coffee and travels often in his motorhome and sometimes by plane when vast expanses of saltwater would turn his RV into a leaky submarine. He is the host of the Better Business Bureau DVD "Buying a Recreational Vehicle," the definitive guide to purchasing an RV the right way.


RV Travel staff
Editor and Publisher: Chuck Woodbury. Contributing editors: Russ and Tina De Maris, Jim Twamley, Gary Bunzer and Bob Difley. Forum Administrator: Adrienne Kristine. Office Manager: Jody Allcott. Warehouse operations: Eric Brotman. Clapper/Loader: Emily Woodbury.


Everything in this newsletter is true to the best of our knowledge. But we occasionally get something wrong. We're just human! So don't go spending $10,000 on something we said was good simply because we said so, or fixing something according to what we suggested (check with your own technician first). Maybe we made a mistake. So be sure to check things out. At RVbookstore.com we strive for excellence in all we do. Our customers receive super fast service. Our motto is "You need it so we speed it," and no truer words were ever spoken!
RVbookstore.com and RVtravel.com are members of the Better Business Bureau. We are proud commercial members of the Escapees and the Family Motor Coach Association. RV Travel is copyright 2010 by RVbookstore.com. Our International Headquarters: RVbookstore.com, 170 W. Dayton Street, Suite 103, Edmonds WA 98020. Write to the editor at Chuck(at)RVtravel.com.


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