RV Travel Newsletter Issue 819

Learn about RV camping, RV travel, RV news and much more. This newsletter, now in its 17th year of continuous publication, is funded primarily through advertising and voluntary subscription contributions from our readers. Thank you! Issue 819 • Week of November 11–17, 2017   #rvtravel SHOP AT AMAZON and help support this newsletter! If you shop at Amazon.com, would you please visit... Read More

Streamliner car was made from B-29 bomber skin

This 1945 Erickson Streamliner was made in Anton F. Erickson’s garage in Dayton, Ohio. An area resident, Anthony Staub, recalled many years later that he would often see the car when driving by Erickson’s home. Staub later bought the car from Erickson for $400 and kept it until the mid-1980s. Erickson told Staub he had constructed the body from scrap... Read More

Did your RV company/dealer follow federal law regarding tires?

RV Tire Safety with RV tire expert Roger Marble I’ve been reading a number of posts recently on recalls, violations of federal safety standards in the RV industry and on tire and fire extinguisher recalls. If you have been a reader of my blog, you know that I am a strong proponent of filing complaints on failures of safety-related systems and... Read More

Snakes in an RV? Call Samuel L. Jackson, or do this

Here’s a question from a reader of RVtravel.com about boondocking.  Hi Bob, I read your stories every Saturday morning. My friends were traveling and found one morning they had two snakes in their camper. My questions: How could they get in, and do others have this problem? —Nancy Hi Nancy, Your question reminds me of the Samuel L. Jackson film “Snakes... Read More

National park fees to skyrocket — Comment now or forget it

By Russ and Tiña De Maris The calendar is quickly closing in on the last day to make comments on the National Park Service’s move to possibly jack up entry fees on some of the most popular parks in the U.S. In a move that Department of Interior Secretary Ron Zinke calls “targeted fee increases,” 17 parks would see entry... Read More

RV Mods: Keep the chill from climbing in your window

By Russ and Tiña De Maris When my feet hit the deck one morning in the old RV, I knew something was decidedly wrong. Even with a bit of neuropathy, my sensors indicated that it was one COLD Arizona morning. The recording thermometer confirmed it: 24 degrees in Quartzsite. Yes, folks, it does sometimes get a wee bit on the... Read More

Keystone RV recall: Stabilizer jacks could fall off during transit

Keystone RV Company (Keystone) is recalling 1,890 model year 2017-2018 Keystone Cougar Western Edition travel trailers. The stabilizer jacks may not have been properly welded to the chassis frame, possibly resulting in the jacks detaching from the trailer during transit. If the manual stabilizer jacks should do that there’s an increased risk of personal injury and property damage. The investigation... Read More