How to prevent RV rollover accidents

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris If you drive a motorized RV, your chances of a rollover are higher than if you drive a passenger car. Here, from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), is advice why rollovers happen and how to prevent them. Rollovers are complex crash incidents and are particularly violent in nature. Rollovers, more so... Read More

Tips for slipping your rig into a narrow campsite

  By Bob Difley You will find many of the most scenic, nature-focused, and “nesty” campgrounds in national and state forests and parks. They often are the least developed, with small pads (but with lots of space), crowded by trees, rocks, bushes, or other natural objects. But that’s why many of us choose these campgrounds — we would rather be crowded... Read More

What can be done about uneven heating in fifth wheel?

  By Chris DoughertyChris Dougherty is a certified RV technician. Here is a letter he received from a reader while he was serving as RVtravel.com’s technical editor. Dear Chris,We have the same problem with our Crossroads 34′ fifth wheel as we had with our Jayco 30′. The furnace (which is located near the steps going up to the front) keeps... Read More

Jayco recalls some RVs for defective shower curtains

  Jayco is recalling certain model year 2013-2017 Redhawk motorhomes manufactured August 1, 2012, to June 24, 2016. The affected vehicles are equipped with shower curtains that may not adequately resist catching fire in the presence of an ignition source. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 302, “Flammability... Read More

Heartland recalling travel trailers for fire hazard

  Heartland Recreational Vehicles is recalling certain model year 2016-2017 Wilderness and Mallard travel trailers, 2015-2017 Elkridge fifth wheel travel trailers, and 2017 Sundance and Torque travel trailers. The affected vehicles have an LED light on the front cap of the camper that may short circuit and overheat. Approximately 4,500 RVs are affected by the recall. If the light overheats... Read More

RV Travel Newsletter, Aug. 27-Sept. 2

  Learn about RV camping, RV travel, RV news and much more. This newsletter, now in its 15th year of continuous publication, is funded primarily through advertising and voluntary subscription contributions from our readers. Thank you! Issue 757 • Week of Aug. 27–Sept. 2, 2016 SHOP AT AMAZONand help support this newsletter!If you shop at Amazon.com, would you please visit there... Read More