Salem, Wildwood trailers recalled for wrong placard

Forest River is recalling some 2018 Salem and Wildwood trailers. The Federal placard on the vehicles incorrectly states that the trailers are equipped with ST215/75R15 load range D tires, however, the installed tires are size ST205/75R15 load range D. As such, the vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 110, “Tire Selection... Read More

Grand Design recalls 4,000 RVs, jack problem

Grand Design is recalling nearly 4,000 model year 2017-2018 Reflection and Imagine travel trailers equipped with a Smart-Jack model power tongue jack. The laminated plastic touch pad on the jack may crack or separate allowing water to enter, potentially causing the jack to operate unintentionally. Grand Design will notify owners, and dealers will replace the power tongue jack, free of... Read More

RV Travel Newsletter Issue 825

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 825 • Week of December 23–29, 2017   #rvtravel SHOP AT AMAZON and help support this newsletter! If you shop at Amazon.com, would you please visit... Read More

Fiat Chrysler recalls 1.8 million Ram pickups

December 22, 2017, Auburn Hills, Mich. – Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) US LLC is voluntarily recalling an estimated 1.48 million trucks in the U.S., and 300,000 elsewhere, to help prevent occupants from inadvertently moving the vehicles’ gear-shifters out of the “park” position.   The recall is limited to vehicles equipped with shifters mounted on their steering columns. Those with rotary-dial shifters... Read More

Pros(?) and cons of dual tire air balance systems

RV Tire Safety with RV tire expert Roger Marble I read a thread on an RV forum about connecting two tires in dual position, with hoses to “balance” the inflation pressure. There were some claims made about performance improvements, but IMO the conditions necessary to deliver those improvements are pretty extreme and improvements are tenuous. The information on the function... Read More

Holiday greetings to all boondockers, wherever you are

  Here’s a question from a reader of RVtravel.com about boondocking.  Hi Bob, My husband and I and our nearest neighbors (about 50 yards up the road from us) are boondocking in Arizona and enjoying the beautiful desert stretched out before us, but we were talking a few nights ago that sometimes we feel isolated from the holiday spirit and the... Read More

Towable RV owners lose benefit with new tax bill

The recently passed tax reform bill will benefit the RV industry and further the industry’s current period of historic growth, according to the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA). But one thing it won’t do is help the owners of towable RVs. For many years, owners of all types of self-contained RVs could deduct the interest on their RV loan as... Read More

How do you know if you have a (dangerous) miswired power pedestal?

Hey Mike, I didn’t see anything about phase protection in your last article. I realize on a 30-amp service it’s not an issue, but people should know on a 50-amp service it’s a big deal – because without it (phase protection) a miswired shore power pedestal can cause a serious overload on the neutral leg. How do you know when you... Read More

Echolocation technology enables safer backing up

Rear View Safety, a distributor of vehicle safety solutions, is looking toward 2018 with the release of the RVS-112-W Waterproof Backup Sensor Reversing System. An upgraded version of the flagship RVS-112 Backup Sensor Reversing System, all components of the RVS-112-W are waterproof, allowing the operator to install the control module outside the vehicle. This innovative feature gives the user flexibility... Read More

Great RV Accessories Newsletter Issue 63

  Great RV Accessories Newsletter, Issue 63 Posted December 20, 2017 News, information and reviews of great gizmos and gadgets for RVers. Published online once a month by the editors of RVtravel.com. If you are not already subscribed, click here to sign up now. SHOP AT AMAZON and help support this newsletter! If you shop at Amazon.com, would you please visit... Read More