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RV and RV-related recalls for March 2017

    Here is our monthly summary of RV recalls for March 2017 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. UNITED STATES RECALLS RECREATION VEHICLES  Airstream Inc. (Airstream) is recalling... Read More

RV power converters: Fix or replace?

  By Chris Dougherty Chris Dougherty is a certified RV technician. Here is a letter he received from a reader while he was serving as RVtravel.com’s technical editor. Dear Chris, I have a problem with my converter/charger on my 2006 Winnebago Sightseer. The converter is a Parallax model 7345, which is causing excessive noise on the AM radio band. The... Read More

Thor recalls more than 6,500 motorhomes

  Thor Motor Coach is recalling 6,561 model year 2014-2015 ACE, Hurricane, Challenger, Daybreak, Miramar, Outlaw and Windsport motorhomes. The vehicles’ windshield wiper systems may have been improperly installed and secured, possibly causing the wipers to fail during use. One indication of possible failure would be for the wipers to slow down, get entangled, or a shift in the sweep pattern.... Read More

Make your powerful 50-amp service safer with SmartPlug

  By Bob Difley So you have a big box filled with power-hungry appliances like microwaves, lots of bright lights, and a couple of air conditioners and you know how to use ’em. You also know that it takes 50 amps to run them – and that’s a lot of power. But that much power can also overheat connectors and... Read More

RV spring shakedown primer

  As memories of a cold, long winter begin to wane, many of us get antsy for that first RV excursion of the season. Holed up all winter, we’ve been making travel plans, waiting for the trees to blossom, the birds to chirp and the campgrounds to open. The majority of us readied our coaches last fall for storage; some... Read More