May 2018  "Love Your RV" Newsletter
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Hello, and Welcome to the May Newsletter. Hope everyone had a terrific holiday weekend, the unofficial start of summer RVing.

Thanks, everyone for subscribing to and reading my monthly newsletters. If you're new or missed any editions, you can always catch up by visiting the Archive Page.

What's New With Us

Another fabulous snowbird trip is complete. We crossed back into Canada on May 6th after 180 days on the road. I estimate we logged roughly 6000 miles and camped in 44 different locations. If you're interested in what our trip costs were, I've published a new blog post categorizing and totaling up our basic expenses.
After all the nomadic winter RVing we now switch over to a much more static summer RV existence. We are booked in for five straight months at the Thunderbird RV Park on Vancouver Island. Our 4th year in a row at this RV park.

Every year we seem to extend our stay a little more, we love it up here. Gorgeous natural surroundings. A river estuary on one side and the ocean on the other with tons of wildlife at our doorstep. All next to a friendly little town.

It's slowly become our home base. As we pulled in this year a huge bald eagle was high in the trees looking down and calling as if to say welcome back.
As many long-time readers know, a big reason for hanging out here in the summer months is Anne's passion for boating. She moors her pride and joy "Snoopy" a 17.5 foot Arima Seachaser at a local marina a ten-minute walk away.

Every year Snoopy gets pulled out of the storage yard, shrink wrap cover removed, and Anne get's him all gussied up to hit the waves.
While she is out enjoying the sea breezes and snapping photos of marine wildlife, the beagle and I'll be puttering around the RV working on mods, taking care of minor maintenance/repair tasks and putting out some RV product reviews for ya. If you check out the recent videos below, you'll see what I have on tap for the next month or so.

For posts and videos showcasing our Vancouver Island fun from past summers follow this link to the Love Your RV blog archive.
7 years ago almost to the day we left behind our sticks and bricks home and set off on what was supposed to be a 1 year RVing adventure of a lifetime. Wow, time flies when you're having fun. Cheers to all you blog readers and video viewers for helping to make it happen for us.

Recent Posts on "Love Your RV!"

Rainforest Hike, Epic Mountain Vista, and an International Ferry

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RV Snowbird Trip 2017/18 – How Much Did It Cost?

Recent Videos

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Sol Duc Falls, Olympic National Park

2017/18 Snowbird Trip Wraps Up

Love Your RV Product Reviews - What's on Deck

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10 Reasons to Secure RV Warranty Coverage
[For New and Experienced Travelers]

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Image of the Month
Best friends taking in the view. Olympic National Park

Ray's Pick - Helpful RVing Website/App

I've never been much of a birder but over the last few years, spending so much time RVing, I'm slowly becoming one. Often Anne and I are sitting in a campsite enjoying the scenery and wildlife. We'll see a strange bird and wonder about it.

Ann has a bird identification field book which is handy, but last month a friend turned me onto a cool smartphone bird ID app. The Merlin Bird ID app is free and put out by Cornell University. If you're into birds check it out.
(Note: I'm not affiliated with this website in any way - Ray)

RVing Tip of the Month

Here is an interesting little tip from a Love Your RV reader for those that do a lot of traveling on dusty back roads.

If you travel on gravel or dirt roads, turn your front RV roof vent around so it opens with the opening towards the front.

Leave it wide open (and no it won’t rip off as long as you don’t go under low hanging branches) and it will pressurize your RV preventing dust from infiltrating to the inside through all the little nooks and crannies where pipes and electrical wiring come in.

The air up on the roof and in front of your RV is ‘clean’ air. Just remember to stop and close the vent if it starts to rain.

Ray, I lived in the Yukon for 6 years and this works great. First on my slide in truck camper and later my first travel trailer. I don’t do much gravel anymore. - George B.
RVing Funny of the Month

Wall of snow at Hurricane Ridge, Olympic NP

As always, thanks for taking the time to read my monthly newsletter. Much appreciated!

Cheers Ray -

Among the changing months, May stands confest The sweetest, and in fairest colors dressed. - James Thomson

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