RV and RV-related recalls for Sept. 2016

  WASHINGTON: Here is our monthly summary of RV recalls for September 2016 and related equipment we feel are of interest to our readers. This information has been gleaned from the U.S. National Highway Transportation Safety Administration. This is NOT a complete list of all vehicles and related equipment recalled.   UNITED STATES RECALLS RECREATION VEHICLES Forest River, Inc. (Forest…

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Is your new RV a good one? How about service?

  (Sept. 29, 2016) — Did you buy a brand new RV in the last year or two? Would you please leave a comment if your experiences with the new RV were good, not bad? Has your new RV been largely problem free? How about service? Have you had satisfactory or even superb service?  Please take a minute to leave a comment. Feel free to offer praise where due…

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FMCA to return to Indy next summer

  Family Motor Coach Association (FMCA), an international organization of motorhome owners, has announced it will return to the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis, for its 96th International Convention, July 12 through 15, 2017. The last FMCA event held at the facility was in August 2012, and attracted 2,000 families. “The state fairgrounds there easily accommodated our needs in terms of parking for thousands of motorhomes, and…

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No smoking — shore power connections

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, A couple weekends ago, we were using close to the rated 30 amp draw on our trailer with fridge, water heater, periodic microwave, HVAC, etc., when my son suddenly told me…

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Remember where you’ve been … using Google Maps

  By Chris Guld, GeeksOnTour.com We’re currently visiting the San Francisco Bay area and decided to call up our friends, Rusty and Tony who live in a beautiful houseboat in Sausalito. We were happy to learn they were home and available! When they asked if we needed directions, I said, “No, I have your place marked on Google Maps from…

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Tiffin recalls RVs over incorrect sticker information

  (Sept. 28, 2016) — Tiffin Motorhomes, Inc., is recalling certain model year 2015-2017 Allegro motorhomes manufactured April 1, 2015 to September 16, 2016. The affected vehicles have a tow hitch with a weight capacity sticker that may indicate an incorrect weight capacity. Approximately 1,660 vehicles are affected. If the hitch is loaded to the weight on sticker, the hitch…

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