IF THE JOB OF ART IS TO REFLECT
reality back to us in a way that makes us feel things then “Nomadland” may be the greatest piece of visual RV art in history. Not because it won three Oscars, but because it captures something that all full-time RVers, especially boondockers, know: the deep truth that the joys of life on the road (new friendships, relentless adventure) arrive side-by-side with its challenges, from finding a good place to park to scoring a good place to do your business. Francis McDormand is one of only two recognizable actors in the movie, with many of the
main characters playing themselves, like real-life van dweller and occasional YouTube star, Bob Wells. Throughout the picture, director Chloé Zhao manages to be poetic without being sappy, and authentic without condescending—a true achievement. See RV life reflected back to you like never before in the movie “Nomadland,” now playing in select theaters and on a variety of streaming services, including Hulu and Amazon Video
A Better RV Tax Is Proposed
Two congresswomen have proposed a new tax update that would roll back a previous mix-up in the tax code that inadvertently punished certain types of RV owners. U.S. Reps. Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.) and Dina Titus (D-Nev.) introduced the bill to bring more fairness to RV tax laws. Congresswoman Walorski says, “The RV industry supports tens of thousands of jobs in northern Indiana and across the country. These made-in-America products will play a vital role in our economic recovery, but one provision in the tax code is putting certain RVs at a disadvantage.
This commonsense bill would fix that by restoring tax parity so all types of RVs—including travel trailers and campers—are treated equally.”
Find the full legislative text at
New RV Park Openings
One black couple is building what they say is one of the largest black-owned RV parks in the country according to a story on RVTravel.com. Alicia and U.S. veteran Nathan Lawson are opening the Time Away RV Resort in Lincoln, Alabama with 100 pull-through sites, swimming pool,
shower house, dog park, and more.
Roads Are Infrastructure
No matter how you feel about the package of infrastructure projects President Joe Biden has proposed, there’s no doubt the $621 billion he has earmarked specifically for transportation is likely to improve the drive for millions of RVers. Which begs the question: Does reliable Wi-Fi count as infrastructure? We can only hope.
Learn more about how you should feel about the Biden infrastructure plan at your favorite partisan news outlet (good luck finding one that ain’t)
Alabama RV Parks Can Now Evict
Alabama Governor Kay Ivey has signed into law legislation that would allow RV Parks the same recourse as motels and hotels, who can request law enforcement remove unwanted, unpaying, or unruly guests.
Read more at ALReporter.com