Kidde recalls 40 million fire extinguishers

  November 2, 2017: United States Consumer Product Safety Commission: Kidde Recalls Fire Extinguishers with Plastic Handles Due to Failure to Discharge and Nozzle Detachment: One Death Reported   This recall involves two styles of Kidde fire extinguishers: plastic handle fire extinguishers and push-button Pindicator fire extinguishers. The fire extinguishers can become clogged or require excessive force to discharge and…

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RVing to the stars – McDonald Observatory, West Texas

By Chris Fellows, Serenity Mobile Observatory RVing to the stars – Visiting an astronomical destination: McDonald Observatory I am starting another recurring theme with this article, so buckle up, buttercup. We are about to hit the road. All around this great country there are many wonderful destinations that include interesting astronomical-related features. Telescopes, Dark Sky sites, planetariums, museums and historical…

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RV Electricity – Electric space heater safety, Part 1

By Mike Sokol This is a special two-part article on a topic that’s not only seasonal, it’s very important to your safety, both in your home and your RV. This is about electric space heaters and how dangerous they can be if not used correctly.  Be sure to answer the poll at the bottom of this story where we ask…

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Is Walmart ‘camping’ doomed?

By Chuck Woodbury EDITOR It’s only a matter of time, in my opinion, before Walmart pulls the plug on free overnight stays in its parking lots. Many stores already do so, and more post “no parking” signs every week. Sometimes they’re enforced, sometimes not. Or sometimes they’re enforced one day and not the next. For RVers, Walmart has been a…

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Thor recalls some 2017-2018 motorhomes for label issue

Thor Motor Coach (TMC) is recalling certain 2017-2018 Challenger, Axis, Chateau, Four Winds, Hurricane, Miramar, Palazzo, Tuscany, Vegas, Venetian, and Windsport motorhomes. The cargo carrying capacity (CCC) label on these vehicles may indicate an incorrect water capacity for the water heater/fresh water tank. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS)…

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