RV and RV-related recalls for April 2018

Here is our monthly summary of RV recalls for April 2018 and related equipment we feel are 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. U.S. shoppers: Shop at Amazon.com Canadian shoppers: Shop at Amazon.ca UNITED STATES... Read More

Refrigerator failure: Replace or repair?

By Tammy Williams www.theladyisatramp.net While visiting Jackson, Mississippi, I noticed things were not as cold in my RV refrigerator or freezer. After an Internet search, I learned about high temperature switches installed on Norcold refrigerators. Apparently some Norcold models had a bad habit of bursting into flames, and this recall box shuts the refrigerator off when the boiler gets too... Read More

Free 2018 dinghy towing guide now available

The folks at motorhome.com have released the 2018 Guide to Dinghy Towing. It’s a free PDF download, and features “all manufacturer-approved, flat-towable cars, trucks and SUVs.” It’s important, for example, to make sure that your “toad” is capable of being towed with all four wheels on the pavement, if that’s what you want. Otherwise  you may find yourself having to... Read More

State programs for first-time campers a big hit

Several states are encouraging the camping lifestyle this year by offering first-time camper programs. The itineraries vary state-to-state but the hoped-for result is that after introducing families to camping, they’ll get excited and will continue to do it on their own. This is the second year New York is offering its program, after the success of last year’s pilot program.... Read More

Get a great finish with Shurhold’s Dual Action Polisher PRO

Shurhold improves their popular orbital polisher with the new pro model, designed to get the job done faster and easier, and give a professional finish to your RV.  More power and a larger orbit The Shurhold Dual Action Polisher PRO, similar to the original Shurhold Dual Action Polisher, features an extra large 21 mm orbit and a 6″ quick change backing plate. With... Read More

New Stacker LEDs offer variable intensity and direction

  What is the Gregg Wilson designed Stacker-Bulb™? LED bulbs or Electronic Lighting Devices or ELDs are like lawn sprinklers but instead of directing water they direct photons or light beams just like a flashlight. If the little “flashlights” are not pointing in the direction where the light is wanted and in the intensity wanted, then the ELD will have to... Read More

Stay campfire-safe with Outland Firebowl gas fire pit

  You don’t have to give up having a campfire this summer, no matter how dry – and even during campfire restrictions – if you’ve brought along a portable fire bowl. Perfect for outdoor recreation, the standard Outland 823, 19-inch diameter, 58,000 BTU Firebowl adds ambiance to any outdoor activity and offers the easy alternative to traditional labor-intensive campfires. This... Read More