RV and RV-related recalls for February 2017

  Here is our monthly summary of RV recalls for February 2017 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. Please note, due to formatting changes made by the federal government,... Read More

Winnebago recalls Travato RVs for LP issue

  (March 3, 2017) — Winnebago Industries, Inc. is recalling 1,058 model year 2016-2017 Travato motorhomes. The liquid propane (LP) hose may contact the emergency brake cable, potentially damaging it and causing it to leak propane. According to the recall report from Winnebago: “On January 8th, we intercepted a internet communication from a customer claiming to have developed and LP... Read More

Airplane on steroids? It looks like it!

  That’s Gail in the bottom right of the photo. She’s standing next to a NASA “Super Guppy” now mothballed and on display at the Pima Air and Space Museum in Tucson, Arizona. The four-engine cargo plane is just shy of half a football field long, about five stories high, with a cargo carrying capacity of 54,000 pounds. There are bigger planes (a Boeing 747-400, for example, stretches 231... Read More

RV Mods: Move your trailer at the touch of a button

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris If you’ve ever dealt with that gnawing, frustrating sense of doom that comes when you’ve tried and tried but you just can’t seem to maneuver that blasted trailer back into that narrow little slot, you’re not alone. We can’t tell you how many times we’ve had to do a “missed approach” move when... Read More

Where to get water when boondocking across USA?

  Here’s a question from a reader of RVtravel.com about boondocking.  Hello Bob, My boyfriend and I are about to leave south Florida for a trip to California, stopping at as many National Parks as possible. We love to boondock, and are looking forward to staying at state and national campgrounds along the way. My question is this: Where do you... Read More

Versatile strainer collapses, folds flat for storage

  By Bob Difley If you are an RVer you likely look for stuff that folds, comes apart, deflates, or collapses to fit into your already constrained storage spaces. New materials and processes are now making more and more utility items into reduced versions for efficient storage. The Collapsible Kitchen Colander by Comfify is the ideal workhorse for cooking and... Read More