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First Impressions: We've finally taken delivery our new 2016 Winnegao Navion. It was an "Itasca" product when ordered, but a "Winnebago" unit when it arrived. This was the first major step in our process of "downsizing" from many years of owning "big rig" diesel pushers. Though we will have more to report, we thought it helpful to summarize here our first impressions of the new Navion, and the process leading to our acquiring it.

RV Rentals: We've long thought there are far too few resources for those considering an RV rental. Here isa new website for beginners interested in learning more about RVing. The website introduces visitors to the different types of RVs (class A, B, C, and more), RV parks and campgrounds, utility hookups, and more. We have encouraged it to add more "rental specific" information, including what to look for when shopping for a rental; and to provide key guidance in doing the walk through prior to driving off from the rental agency.

Selling Your RV -- Revisited: The time comes, sooner or later, when that RV you've enjoyed so much will be sold. It will be traded in, consigned, or you can consider selling it yourself. We recently experienced the process first-hand, and we've provided a fresh perspective on this topic in our latest article...

Listing RV Parks with WiFi: Previously we maintained a listing of RV parks offering free WiFi access. RV park owners were invited to submit their website for inclusion. With changing times, there is no longer a need to do so and we've discontinued that program. However, before doing so we'll note one last park owner that requested inclusion here, and invited him to give us a quick description: "Stoney Fork Campground, North Caroliina. Our website is www.stoneyforkcampground.com We are unique because we are off the main roads and we have a B&B adjacent to the campground. Sites are available year round, and we offer dry camping sites adjacent to our serviced sites. We're centrally located between Boone, Blowing Rock,Wilkesboro, Jefferson and Lenoir, and we offer free WiFi. Jim"

New Concepts? It does seem as if the RV world has been manufacturing some flavor of a "box" design for decades. There are some interesting and fresh new lines being developed -- not here, but in Europe! See this link for some eye-catching new looks...

Drones? For RVers? Could this possibly be? Absolutely -- and it will likely be coming to an RV near you much sooner than you think. But maybe you should be a bit ahead of the crowd this time. Our latest articles explores why we believe RVers will soon be taking to the air with these amazing, small, and highly portable devices -- and some comprehensive tips on how to get started with one particular model.

Identify Please! The RV park on your website home page is gorgeous. Can you identify the park please? TimR

+++Hi Tim. We agree it’s a very attractive park, which is why we've featured it on our home page. It’s just one of several designed by Rich Stockwell of RV Park Consulting that we think is extremely well done. The park is Winchester Bay RV Resort, just south of Reedsport on the central Oregon coast. We did a short video more fully describing this park some time ago on our RVers Online Facebook page.

FaceBook: We continue to experiment with posting new types of snippets of interest to RVers on our related Facebook page. In particular, we're planning to post information on specific RV parks, campgrounds and destinations that are not readily available either in the major directories or online. You do *not* have to be a Facebook user to see this site: RVers Online Facebook. If you visit, please feel free to leave comments and suggestions....

Overtaken by Progress: Given new challenges to reliable and adequate download speeds, we're having to re-think our traditional view about WiFi in RV parks. The time has come for RVers to begin to assume a degree of responsibility (and cost) if they want to enjoy a premium Internet experience while staying at many RV parks these days. That said, we're increasingly of the view that RV park owners should be more forthcoming about advising RVers on the quality of service they are actually able to provide. Our latest editorial explains...

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