RV industry hires actress to promote RVing

  RESTON, Va. — Go RVing, a joint initiative of the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) and the Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association, has announced a new partnership with actress Jennie Garth. An RVer since childhood, Garth will be a Go RVing spokesperson, sharing her personal experiences with the RV lifestyle and working to inspire a new generation of RVers.   “This will... Read More

Bureau of Reclamation camping — an RVing win-win

  By Bob Difley The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation’s mission is to “manage, develop, and protect water and related resources in an environmentally and economically sound manner in the interest of the American Public.” This mission encompasses 289 developed recreation areas on 6.5 million acres of land and water in 17 western states, mainly for water-based outdoor recreation including camping... Read More

Beyond Forest Service and BLM public lands for boondocking

  Here’s a question from a reader of RVtravel.com about boondocking.  Hi Bob, I’ve just begun boondocking on Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management lands and enjoy it very much. But I’m wondering if there are other public or private lands where boondocking is permitted. —Oscar G.  Hi Oscar, There sure are, though the BLM, with 247.3 million acres –... Read More

Propane leak tests — Here’s one from the Darwin Awards!

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris Here’s another reminder from the Darwin Award files. A 79-year-old RVer in St. Amant, La., had a problem with his motorhome. Somewhere there was a gas leak, and he just needed to find it. You know the rest of the story — take out a cigarette lighter, strike off a flame, and KABOOM! While... Read More

Highland Ridge recalling 3,379 trailers for fire risk

  Highland Ridge RV (Highland Ridge) is recalling 3,379 model year 2017 Open Range, Highlander, Light, Roamer and Mesa Ridge fifth wheels and Mesa Ridge, Light, Roamer and Ultra Lite travel trailers. The low profile surface mount LED lights may produce extreme temperatures during normal use. Some of the failure characteristics are noted as melting of plastic housing, smoldering and charred/scored... Read More

Adventure park is an insult to military, veterans

  By Chuck Woodbury I am offended by an attraction in the Wisconsin Dells. It’s called the D-Day Invasion Adventure Park. D-Day, for the two or three readers who do not know, was a major, decisive battle of World War II. On June 6, 1944, more than 160,000 Allied troops landed along a 50-mile stretch of French coastline, to fight a heavily fortified Nazi Germany on the... Read More

Keystone recalls certain Springdale travel trailers

  Keystone RV Company (Keystone) is recalling certain 2012-2018 Springdale travel trailers, model 303BH. The Federal Identification Tag on these vehicles overstate the Gross Axle Weight Rating capacity (GAWR) by 800 pounds for each axle. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of 49 CFR Part 567, “Certification.” The incorrect GAWR makes the Cargo Carrying Capacity (CCC) label incorrect and... Read More