Plus we have now plenty of RV Information, journey planning ideas and RV Life-style questions.
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An RV Love Story – Amy and Thomas
Thomas is a widower who misplaced his spouse of 52 years in December 2019.
Amy is a widow who misplaced her husband of 18 years in August 2018.
Each met on the Blueway RV Village in Ft. Myers, FL (previously known as Shady Acres) in January 2021.
Amy was outdoors her rig one evening when Thomas walked by, strolling his canine. They talked. He got here again the following day, additionally strolling his canine, they talked some extra, and the rest- is historical past!
They married on Could 26, 2022 – their wedding ceremony cake was adorned with an RV. They usually purchased an RV collectively in September 2022 and are snowbirds, presently within the very RV park the place they met, as we communicate.
Neither was on the lookout for love.
Each say to all the opposite solo vacationers on the market, be open to assembly new individuals.
You by no means know the place it might lead.
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We hope you loved the RV Love Story.
New Journey Tech – The Greatest RV Journey Planning Software We’ve Discovered
The New Journey Tech section of the RV Podcast, drawn from the pages of NewTravelTech.com, our sister weblog celebrating the various methods expertise enhances the journey expertise.
That is the time of yr many are planning RV journeys for the approaching season and the tech device we use and depend on is named the RV Life Journey Wizard.
Constructed particularly for RVers, this visible RV journey planner has essentially the most superior options accessible.
It makes use of distance rings to point out precisely the place you’ll be on the finish of your driving day to decide on the best cease. It customizes RV-safe routes to the peak & weight of your RV. Keep away from low clearances, steep grades, weight limits, and propane restrictions.
To get it, you must be a part of RV Life Professional, the place you will see it is likely one of the instruments that make it straightforward so that you can uncover, plan, go, and share your RV journeys. The 4-in-1 membership contains:
- RV LIFE Journey Wizard – That is our favourite planning device.
- RV LIFE Campground Critiques. We really feel this actually lets us try the locations we keep forward of time so there are not any surprises.
- RV LIFE App (RV-Protected GPS). It makes positive you’re not taking unfriendly RV roads.
- RV LIFE Upkeep Tracker. It’s an amazing useful resource for ensuring your RV is in tip-top journey prepared form.
Simply to be clear, you get all 4 of those instruments in a single with an RV LIFE Professional membership for what we expect is a really cheap value. I believe most customers would agree the value is definitely low cost, contemplating the worth it brings.
RV Life Professional solely prices $59 per yr if you are going to buy the annual membership (lower than $5 per 30 days). The annual membership additionally comes with a 7-day free trial. The month-to-month subscription is $19.99 per 30 days and doesn’t embody a 7-day free trial. BUT NOTE the low cost code beneath!
In all honesty, only one of those instruments is well price $5 per 30 days, not to mention all 4 mixed. That’s the reason I don’t hesitate to say that RV LIFE Professional is well worth the cash for many RVers.
And that is essential – if you wish to take pleasure in utilizing all of the RV Life Professional instruments simply add this coupon code: RVLIFESTYLE which supplies you 25% off the value! In case you already use RV Life Professional – your value is already low and locked in.
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RV Information of the Week
South Dakota might take away potential of full-time RVers to determine residency within the state for tax, mail, voting and different functions
RVers whose authorized residency is in South Dakota, regardless that they don’t personal a sticks and bricks home there however quite are on the street full-time, might quickly not have the ability to vote within the state – or use it for residency.
South Dakota is a state with no revenue tax and low automobile registration charges, so many personal mail-box providers have established packages to assist full-time RVers with no everlasting house set up residency there for the aim of voting, getting mail, registering their automobile, and different issues.
However now two payments in South Dakota’s legislature would change all this, eradicating the best to vote in South Dakota except the individual bodily lives within the state and requiring a real bodily tackle within the state for different authorized functions, too.
The problem of 1000’s of individuals voting in South Dakota however not truly residing there was a priority for a while. This story in 2019 expressed concern that 1000’s of voters who don’t reside within the state had been unfairly altering the voting final result.
The Escapees RV Membership is considered one of a number of teams that assist RVers set up South Dakota residency for authorized, mail, and voting functions and wrote in regards to the situation right here. The payments should not but legislation.
To study extra about how these mail and residency packages work, learn our story right here.
Feeding the birds will get the inexperienced mild from scientists in Tahoe space
Everyone knows to not feed the bears when out within the nationwide parks or different wild areas, however in case you might be apprehensive, analysis now exhibits feeding the birds wholesome chook meals is totally okay.
At Lake Tahoe on the California and Nevada border individuals recurrently wish to feed chickadees by hand – as individuals do in lots of parks all through the nation.
Now new analysis exhibits supplementing the birds’ meals within the winter with pure meals sources doesn’t harm the birds in any respect. (To learn the total report, click on right here).
Viewing wildlife, no matter its kind, is considered one of Jen’s and my favourite issues to do whereas tenting. Whether it is considered one of yours, too try our story on the ten greatest nationwide parks for wildlife viewing right here.
Boondocking on small farms, wineries receives OK after concern raised by California’s San Luis Obispo County
Excellent news for individuals who take pleasure in in a single day dry tenting in wineries and household farms in California’s stunning San Luis Obispo County. The county’s board of supervisors authorized a decision permitting dry tenting after the observe drew their concern a couple of months again.
We wrote in regards to the situation right here after somebody reported Harvest Hosts places, accusing them of working unlawful campgrounds.
The Harvest Hosts wineries defined that the overnighting they permit was not conventional tenting, quite extra like individuals sleeping of their van in a parking space in a single day.
Final week the county agreed to allow boondocking to proceed so long as guests stayed only one evening, not more than 3 RVs stayed at a time, boondockers paid through a membership group like Harvest Hosts versus paying nightly tenting charges and adopted different specs.
The invoice additionally specified what kind of companies might allow and the listing included wineries, olive oil manufacturing websites, tasting rooms, and small household farms.
Jen and I actually take pleasure in overnighting at Harvest Hosts and are so glad this may proceed in San Luis Obispo County. To study extra about Harvest Hosts and its distinctive experiences, click on right here.
New Zealand contemplating legislation to require all camper vans embody bogs after vacationers, others, go away human waste on seaside, elsewhere
People who find themselves occupied with touring to New Zealand and residing the van life on trip, might quickly discover the dream a bit tougher.
The nation seems to be within the technique of passing a invoice that may require all camper vans to have a bathroom with applicable plumbing after disgust on the variety of camper van vacationers going the toilet on the seaside, tramway or elsewhere leaving unpleasant and unsanitary waste behind for locals.
The problem of individuals boondocking with out bogs and never correctly disposing of human waste, bathroom paper, and different particles has been a difficulty right here, too.
Actually, some nationally owned land widespread for years to RVers is now closed due to this conduct. We’ve got written beforehand in regards to the situation right here.
Uncommon mushroom that hisses and spews spores present in Texas state park
If you end up tenting in or close to a Texas state park, you would possibly need to see if you could find the Satan’s Cigar – one of many rarest mushrooms on the earth.
This mushroom, which can be known as the Texas Star due to its form, makes a hissing sound and spews a cloud of spores that puzzles scientists.
The mushroom has been discovered at a state park not removed from San Antonio. To study extra, click on right here.
RV Questions of the Week
QUESTION: The query I’ve has to do with RV Renovation. I observed in your RV video excursions through the latest Tampa Florida RV Supershow that many RV interiors have modified to lighter wooden tones and lots of white types, depicting a pattern to mimicking house décor. We’ve got a 2011 Daymon Challenger Class A. The inside is all pristine Mahogany wooden from entrance to again however the feeling we get is darkish and closed in.
For the previous month, I’ve been portray all the cupboards within the kitchen space shiny white and now all the things is open and ethereal like the brand new RV’s on the present. Renovating properties will increase the worth however I’m not positive about an RV. I heard that RV sellers don’t take enhancements into consideration when buying and selling in or shopping for the automobile for resale. I’m occupied with what your ideas are on this topic? – Denny
ANSWER: An RV supplier might not provide you with any extra due to the renovation, however a used purchaser dealing immediately with you’ll, assuming it seems crisp, clear, and fashionable.
QUESTION: Do you place your slide out when doing an in a single day in a car parking zone and nonetheless hooked as much as the truck? – Ted
ANSWER: Sure, if we’re solely overnighting and wish to take action to entry the mattress or toilet.
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We suggest Hollywood Racks to your RV Life-style…
The RV Rider bike rack for RV’s, motorhomes, and fifth wheels carries 2 E-Bikes (as much as 80 lbs. every) on the again of an RV Motorhome, a fifth wheel, or a flat towed automobile. A 2″ hitch is required for this rack. Particular options embody common heavy-duty wheel holders for heavy load carrying capability. These wheel holders can match any tire as much as 5″ vast and embody a ratchet wheel strap. Locking body grabbers safe the bikes in place. This bike rack isn’t appropriate with bumper pull, journey trailers or bumper mounted hitch receivers.
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