RV News for March 24–30, 2018

Return to RV Travel Issue 839. RV manufacturers’ board rooms may be transformed into gymnasiums as execs are doing handsprings over the latest projection for sales in 2018. Trade group Recreation Vehicle Industry Association is predicting the ninth straight year of increased RV production, anticipating 504,599 RVs will roll off assembly lines this year. That would be a 7 percent... Read More

Free up sticky zippers and snaps with Snap-Stick

Dirt and road grime play havoc with awning and screen room zippers, window sunshade snaps, and all exposed hinges. Frustrated RV owners often buy special tools just to open and close them, and occasionally damage the surrounding fabric when attempting to free the fastener. With Shurhold’s Snap-Stick, a few minutes of simple maintenance alleviates hours of irritation later. A unique, solid,... Read More

No automatic levelers? No problem with LevelMatePRO

In this age of technology advances, everything is getting smarter. Now it’s easier and more efficient to level trailers (and even drivable RVs when no automatic levelers are installed) with the LevelMatePRO, a wireless vehicle leveling system that utilizes Bluetooth® 4.0 to connect with your smartphone or tablet. The system allows you to know how much height is required to reach a... Read More

Heading “Out West”? Don’t miss these BLM gems!

Russ and Tiña De Maris The Weather Channel once published a photo-heavy feature called, “Most Amazing Hidden Gems in Every State.” Included in the lot were four “gems” under the watch-care of the Bureau of Land Management, all of them Out West. California: Black Sands Beach (Humbolt County) Here’s an amazing “off the beaten track” feature you’ll want to visit.... Read More

Forest River recalls some Surveyor trailers for fridge fire risk

Forest River is recalling certain 2018 Surveyor travel trailers, models SVT248BHLE and SVT248BHLE-OR. The refrigerator in the slideroom may have been installed without an air cycling fan to cool the refrigerator parts, which can cause the refrigerator cooling tubes to fail. If the refrigerator overheats, the cooling tubes may fail, increasing the risk of a fire. Forest River will notify... Read More

Make Welcome Centers your first stop when you cross state lines

Here’s a question from a reader of RVtravel.com about boondocking.  Hi Bob, We know where most of our state’s best attractions and boondocking spots are, but have a hard time finding them whenever we travel to a new state. Do you have any suggestions? —Jerry and Alicia Hi Jerry and Alicia, Whenever you enter a new state on your travels, make... Read More