Best of RVing with Rex in 2022: Most Read

Explore the most-read articles on in 2022

Owning an RV is the greatest way to explore the natural beauty, unique architecture, and diverse culture that exists throughout this magnificent world of ours. It’s a freedom unlike anything other, providing you and your family with countless opportunities for learning and growth.

I am using the beginning days of 2023 to look back on some of the stories that interested you the most last year—and I think they are worth another look.

These are the top RV travel and lifestyle stories on in 2022.

Newmar factory tour, Nappanee, Indiana © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

1. The Truth about RVs

Untold stories behind Indiana’s RV boom

Lockdowns that confined Americans to their homes in 2020 created a record demand for recreational vehicles, much of it from first-time buyers who were looking for a safe way to travel. But COVID also decimated the ranks of RV factory workers even as they were being pushed to increase production.

Date posted: November 4, 2022

Dawn dish soap © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

2. Why and How to use Dawn Dish Soap in RV Black Tanks

The benefits of using Dawn dish soap in RV black tanks as well as proper tank cleaning procedures and some other cleaners to consider

One common remedy involves the use of Dawn dish soap in RV black tanks. It is a detergent and grease cutter that will not harm your tanks and is eco-friendly and biodegradable. It is not corrosive and will not damage your plumbing. It has no phosphates so is a green product that is considered environmentally friendly.

Date posted: September 20, 2022

Camping at Tucson/Lazydays KOA, Tucson, Arizona © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

3. September 2022 Manufacturers Recalls: 13 Recalls Involving 8 RV Manufactures

A manufacturer recall can create a safety risk if not repaired

Your recreational vehicle may be involved in a safety recall and may create a safety risk for you or your passengers. Safety defects must be repaired by a certified dealer at no cost to you. However, if left unrepaired, a potential safety defect in your vehicle could lead to injury or even death.

Date posted: September 28, 2022

Sewer system © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

4. The Safety Checklist for When Your RV is Parked

All the basics you need to know

Parking an RV can be daunting. Oftentimes, drivers may be so focused on perfect parking placement that they aren’t sure what to do next. There are a few simple steps to follow once you’re in a place to ensure your rig and its contents are safe and secure. Here are some tips to help you get started.

Date posted: June 10, 2022

Camping at The Barnyard RV Park, Lexington, South Carolina © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

5. October 2022 Manufacturers Recalls: 16 Recalls Involving 11 RV Manufactures

A manufacturer recall can create a safety risk if not repaired

When a manufacturer or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) determines that a recreational vehicle or item of RV equipment creates an unreasonable risk to safety or fails to meet minimum safety standards, the manufacturer is required to fix that vehicle or equipment at no cost to the consumer.

Date posted: November 2, 2022

Quartzite RV Show © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

6. The RV Phenomenon That Is Quartzsite

A place in the desert not to be missed

Quartzsite has become a mecca to visitors and exhibitors for rocks, gems, mineral specimens, and fossils during the town’s famous two-month-long gem and mineral shows and flea markets meet every January and February. From its humble beginnings, the now-massive Quartzsite show has grown to epic proportions with vendors offering everything under the Quartzsite sun.

Date posted: January 7, 2022

Camping at Orange Groove RV Park, Bakersfield, California © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

7. April 2022 Manufacturers Recalls: 15 Recalls Involving 8 RV Manufactures

A manufacturer recall can create a safety risk if not repaired

NHTSA announced 15 recall notices during April 2022. These recalls involved 8 recreational vehicle manufacturers—Keystone (5 recall), Forest River (3 recalls), Lance Camper (2 recall), Heartland (1 recall), Grand Design (1 recall), Jayco (1 recall), Newmar (1 recall), and Tiny Idahomes (1 recall).

Date posted: May 1, 2022

Quartzsite RV Show © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

8. Quartzsite: Here’s the 2023 QZ Show Schedule

If you can’t find it at Quartzsite, it hasn’t been thought of yet

The winter season is go time in Quartzsite. With winter temperatures hovering in the 70s, people flock to Quartzsite from colder climates to relish in the warm weather and fascinating shopping. Thousands of vendors gather during these months to showcase items ranging from rocks, gems, and minerals to jewelry, apparel, home decor, and more.

Date posted: December 17, 2022

Sedona, Arizona is a bucket list destination © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

9. What 2022 looks like for RVers

2022 is shaping up to be another strong year for camping

The RV market exploded during the COVID-19 pandemic. While travel restrictions remained in place, many craved any opportunity to get out of the house.

As a result, recreational vehicles provided a glimmer of relief for those seeking safer travel. The demand for self-sustaining travel kicked the RV market into high gear in 2020 with record numbers of travelers buying or renting an RV.

But what about 2022? Will the trend continue?

Date posted: May 6, 2022

Camping at Whispering Oaks RV Park, Weimar, Texas © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

10. July 2022 Manufacturers Recalls: 15 Recalls Involving 9 RV Manufactures

A manufacturer recall can create a safety risk if not repaired

NHTSA announced 15 recall notices during July 2022. These recalls involved 9 recreational vehicle manufacturers—Forest River (7 recalls), Grand Design (1 recall), Airstream (1 recall), KZRV (1 recall), Oliver (1 recall), Eveland’s (1 recall), Roadtrek (1 recall), Winnebago (1 recall), and Tiffin (1 recall).

Date posted: July 29, 2022

Worth Pondering…

Live one day at a time…

While you can plan for tomorrow, you can’t live it until it arrives. Most people spend so much time regretting the past and worrying about the future, they leave no time to enjoy today!

John Lennon once wrote, “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.” Decide to make the most of each moment.