Jayco recalling some Alante and Precept motorhomes

  Jayco, Inc. is recalling certain model year 2016-2017 Alante and Precept motorhomes manufactured October 13, 2014, to June 23, 2016. The affected vehicles have a driver seat that may loosen and detach from the seat base as a result of the seat having been swiveled around. The potential number of RVs affected is 1,230. If the seat detaches from the seat base while…

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Boondocking along America’s Byways

By Dave Helgeson America’s Byways is a great website for RVers and is especially useful for those of us that boondock in the western United States. The website lists National Scenic Byways and All-American Roads across America. The website offers a wealth of information to the traveling public featuring the archeological, cultural, historic, natural, recreational and scenic qualities available along…

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Secure compartment locks — Can cams be replaced?

By Chris Dougherty Chris 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,I viewed the RV Doctor’s video on “combination compartment locks.” Most locks come with a “flat” as well as an “offset” cam to hold the door shut. The combination locks that I…

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Leveling vs. stabilizing an RV

  There is a big difference between stabilizing and leveling an RV. You need to know the difference to properly use the equipment on your particular RV. Leveling a coach is to bring the unit to a comfortable level position for camping. This requires lifting the weight of the coach from its normal driving position to a level position. Stabilizing…

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Confessions of a newbie full-time RVer

  By Mike Sherman Having full-timed now for 5 months, we have learned a lot. Here’s an overview of our experience and lessons learned. After 30 years of RVing, we finally reached retirement and jumped at the opportunity to sell our home and belongings and see America full time. We started out with a 12′ trailer many years ago and gradually moved…

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Certain 2015-2016 Jeep Renegades recalled due to trailer hitch

  Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 Jeep Renegade vehicles manufactured August 25, 2014, to June 25, 2016, equipped with a factory-installed optional trailer hitch package. The trailer hitch assembly may have been attached with only a single fastener per side, not three per side as required. Without the proper amount of fasteners, the trailer hitch…

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Some Coachmen Freedom Express trailers recalled

Forest River, Inc.  is recalling certain model year 2017 Coachmen Freedom Express trailers, models FET28SE, FET282BHDS, FET282BHDSLE, FET281RLDS, FET281RLDSLE, FET29SE, FET292BHDS and FET292BHDSLE, manufactured May 16, 2016, to July 19, 2016. The vehicles may have insufficient space between the slideroom driveshaft and the driver’s side tires, causing the tires to rub. If the driveshaft rubs against the tires, tire failure…

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