RV History: Fifth wheels and the Aerocar

By Al Hesselbart When world champion motorcycle racer and aviation pioneer competitor of the Wright brothers, Glenn Curtiss, conceived an early camping trailer in 1917, he called it his “motor bungalow.” Along with his new trailer he devised an entirely new hitch based on the spare tire or “fifth wheel” of the car. Realizing that motorists already involved with airplanes needed…

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RV and RV-related recalls for March 2018

Here is our monthly summary of RV recalls for March 2018 and related equipment we believe is of interest to our readers. This information has been gleaned from the U.S. National Highway Transportation Safety Administration. This is NOT a complete list of all vehicles and related equipment recalled. Sign up to receive an email every afternoon of articles we’ve published…

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REV group recalls 2,055 motorhomes: Satellite dish may detach

REV Recreation Group (REV) is recalling 2,055 model year 2018 Fleetwood Axon and Pulse, Holiday Rambler Reno and Prodigy, Monaco Marquis and American Coach American Dream motorhomes, 2017-2018 Fleetwood Bounder, Discovery, Discovery LXE, Flair, Jamboree, Southwind, Pace Arrow, Pace Arrow LXE and Storm motorhomes, Holiday Rambler Admiral XE, Endeavor, Endeavor XE, Navigator XE, Navigator, Vacationer, Vacationer XE and Vesta and…

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Prevent roof leaks: Keep an eye on your sealants

[Editor’s note: This information is provided by roof membrane manufacturer Dicor. While there’s plenty of “promotion” for their product included, some of the information and principles may be of assistance to our readers.] If the sealant around your roof edges, skylights and the like is looking cracked, brittle, loose or turned up at the edges, some repair and replacement is…

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Should RV parks offer ‘No campfire’ zones?

With campgrounds increasingly packed with RVers and other campers into ever-smaller campsites to accommodate them, do you believe that areas in the parks should be offered where campfires are not allowed? Many RVtravel.com readers have reported that they are allergic to smoke, and studies show that inhaling it is not healthy. Long ago, hotels, restaurants and other public places banned…

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