KOA owner laments company’s branding, missed opportunities

By Andy Zipser Owner of Staunton/Walnut Hills, Virginia KOA It comes as no surprise that KOA has decided each of us will have to opt for one of its three “brands” by 2020, “Journey, Holiday or Resort.” Forcing those of us who have resisted this needless market segmentation was inevitable. What is surprising, however, is the amount of effort and... Read More

RVing will not make you happy

By Tammy Williams How do you like my attention-grabbing title? As Ricky Ricardo said, “Let me ‘splain.” Two and a half years ago, I completely dismantled my perfectly good life. I exited the Rat Race, downsized drastically, and embarked on a journey of travel and discovery. In the months leading up to the metamorphosis, I imagined my new life; there... Read More

Wrong safety chains prompt Highland Ridge trailer recall

Highland Ridge RV is recalling certain 2018 light travel trailers, models 312BHTS and 275RLS. The safety chains on these vehicles may be rated for a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) of 7,600 pounds; however, the trailer has a GVWR of 11,700 pounds. The lower rated safety chains may fail if the trailer detaches from the tow vehicle, increasing the risk... Read More

Entregra recalls motorhomes for lights issue

Entegra Coach is recalling approximately 1,600 model year 2016-2018 Aspire, Anthem, Cornerstone and Insignia motorhomes. The vehicles have lights that do not include reflectors and the vehicle does not have separate reflectors. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 108, “Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment.” Affected coaches: ENTEGRA/ANTHEM/2016-2018 ... Read More

Jayco recalling nearly 10,000 travel trailers

Jayco, Inc. is recalling 9,930 model year 2016-2018 Jay Flight SLX travel trailers equipped with a 35-amp power converter. The electrical circuit from the battery does not have over-current protection such as a fuse or circuit breaker. MORE RECENT RECALLS: Click here. An unprotected circuit could result in a short and cause a fire leading to personal injury or property... Read More

Death Valley castle built on a foundation of lies

By Chuck Woodbury DEATH VALLEY, Calif. — In the middle of this vast desert is a castle built on a foundation of lies. Scotty’s Castle is proof that dishonesty can pay. Perhaps no place in America is as infamous as Death Valley. Since its discovery by Western settlers, it’s been typecast as a scorched, rattlesnake-infested expanse of worthless desert. Truth... Read More

Oregon county may allow new car, RV parking for homeless

Homeless RVers in Lane County, Oregon, may soon have new places to stay. County commissioners are considering a pilot program that would allow homeless residents with vehicles to camp on private properties near Eugene. The Register-Guard reports that many neighborhoods in the pilot area lie within Eugene’s urban growth boundary but are outside the city limits. Under the program, businesses, churches,... Read More

Jamboree, Holiday Rambler motorhomes recalled for fire hazard

REV Recreation Group is recalling 395 model year 2017-2018 Fleetwood Jamboree and Holiday Rambler Vesta motorhomes. The hydraulic leveling system lines may not be properly secured allowing them to contact the axle or the chassis drive train components possibly resulting in a hydraulic fluid leak. A damaged hydraulic line may leak or spray fluid, increasing the risk of a fire,... Read More