Entegra Coach recalls RVs for brake issue

Entegra Coach is recalling certain 2015-2016 Aspire and 2017-2018 Insignia motorhomes built on a Spartan chassis. The air brake supply reservoir is less than 12 times the combined volume of air for all service brake chambers. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 121, “Air Brake Systems.” The undersized... Read More

Big crowds expected for Georgia FMCA rally

(February 9, 2018) — Members of FMCA, an international association of RV owners, are making plans to head to Perry, Georgia, March 15 through 18 for the group’s 97th International Convention & RV Expo. Owners of approximately 2,700 RVs are expected for the event at the Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter, the 10th time FMCA has visited the facility. FMCA members... Read More

Forest River recalls RVs for missing emergency exit window

Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain 2018 Cardinal travel trailers, models CAF3045RLLE, CAF304SR, CAF322DS and CAF392RD. The vehicles were manufactured without an emergency exit window in the rear wall of the vehicle. Without a secondary means of escape from the vehicle, a person may be trapped inside the vehicle during an emergency, which could increase the risk of... Read More

Simpler backing into your RV site

By Steve Savage  Mobility RV Service   If you tow, I suspect you – like most of us – have suffered through the stress that comes along with backing into your space in the campground with everyone watching. The yelling matches between spouses can reach divorce-pending proportions, and discussions about the best way to communicate between the person driving and... Read More

RV Electricity – Can reversed polarity shock you?

  Dear Mike, Your No~Shock~Zone articles are some of the best I’ve ever read about RV electricity. Thanks for educating all of us “non-electrical” types. So here’s my question: During a trip on my boat to the Erie Canal, we had one guy checking electrical outlet polarity, something I never really quite understood. He found many outlets with the wrong... Read More

RV park trend: Luring customers without RVs

By Chuck Woodbury You see the cover of the magazine? That’s Woodall’s Campground Management, the largest publication covering the RV park industry. Notice the headline toward the bottom: “Campgrounds See Growth with ‘Unique Accommodations’ Aimed at non-RVers.” The article runs five pages. It begins: Savvy campground owners understand that those looking to enjoy the great outdoors aren’t necessarily looking to... Read More

Boondock near the highest summit in the Lower 48

By Russ and Tiña De Maris It’s a mountain with an interesting history – and a debatable altitude. The first recorded ascent of this highest peak in the contiguous United States was made by a group – not of mountain climbers – but fishermen. Charles Begole, A.H. Johnson and John Lucas tossed away their fishing poles, made the climb and... Read More

A 99-year-old RVer driving wrong way kills teens in head-on crash

(Feb. 12, 2018) — The Florida Highway Patrol reported that Mr. Roney died from his injuries on Friday, Feb. 9.  (Feb. 7, 2018) — A 99-year-old man driving the wrong way on a Florida highway crashed head-on into a truck, killing the two teens inside. The crash occurred Tuesday night, just before 7 p.m., near Fort Pierce, Florida.  Walter Roney of Michigan... Read More

Incredible! RV is being built with 3-D printer

By Russ and Tiña De Maris RV manufacturers are using “high tech” to a higher degree each day. But the average U.S.-based RV builder will have to hurry to catch up with a high tech plan coming out of Canada: Build an RV with a 3-D printer. On Thursday, the public can watch what’s billed as North America’s largest 3-D... Read More