Motorhome leans — Why, and what to do?

  Dear Gary, My new motorhome leans to the passenger side. The weight record shows that the passenger side rear is about 1,000 pounds different than the driver’s rear side. Winnebago installed a two-inch block on the rear passenger side to lift the springs and it doesn’t lean now but it drives differently. The rear end is all over the... Read More

The evil of plastic. Beware: Photo is disturbing

  This photo is disturbing. It’s of a dead albatross chick at Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge in the Pacific. Its stomach is filled with scraps of plastic. The bird was photographed where it was found, its stomach contents unaltered. Sights like this are common on the refuge where seaborne trash is killing birds and turtles wholesale. Albatross skim up bright plastic bits from the... Read More

RV comes with a big soaking bathtub!

  By Andrew Robinson As many RV manufacturers evolve from building RVs as vehicles to use for recreation into building them for mobile homes, we have yet another entry into the RV designers’ game: “What cool option can we feature next that nobody really needs?” Be sure to take our 10-second poll below We already have built-in washer-dryers, dishwashers, fireplaces, central vacuum systems, satellite dishes, heated floors and... Read More

We tried an RV roof coating — Here’s our six-year report

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris To hear RV manufacturers talk, EPDM rubber roofs are the greatest thing since sliced bread. Problem is, even sliced bread eventually gets stale. After a few years in the elements, rubber roofs take the hit of weathering and exposure to UV radiation. From personal experience we can say that a non-maintained rubber roof... Read More

Child dies from touching the family RV

  By Chuck Woodbury Chuck (at) RVtravel.com Please answer our poll below: Have you ever been shocked by touching an RV (UPDATE, MAY 12, 2017) — I wrote this article three years ago in response to the death of a 3-year-old boy, who was electrocuted by simply touching his family’s Airstream trailer. The trailer was experiencing what is known as a “hot skin” condition.... Read More

Thor recalling some Venetian and Tuscany motorhomes

  Thor Motor Coach is recalling certain 2016-2017 Venetian and Tuscany motorhomes equipped with Cummins ISL engines. The vehicles, built on a Freightliner chassis, have a power steering hose that may be routed incorrectly, and, as a result, the hose may rub against the power stud on the starter motor, possibly causing electrical arcing and a power steering fluid leak.... Read More

Seattle KOA sets bad example for others

By Chuck Woodbury EDITOR It’s difficult to find an RV park in Seattle. There are few to begin with, and the good ones are booked much of the year. One park close to downtown Seattle is the KOA in nearby Kent. I visited it twice last month after hearing reports from readers that it was not up to KOA standards. They were correct. I have stayed in... Read More

High-torque Brush Hero powers through cleanups

  By Bob Difley I was asked to review Brush Hero, a device that attaches to the end of a garden hose that can be used to clean “virtually anything,” as the packaging states. Of course I was skeptical – until I actually tried it out. My initial reservations included: did I have to wear a swimsuit when using it, what... Read More