Newmar recall: Problem could cause steering loss

  Newmar Corporation is recalling 600 model year 2017-2018 Dutch Star, 2016-2018 Mountain Aire and London Aire, and 2012-2018 Essex and King Aire motorhomes built on a Spartan Motors chassis. The ball joints on the independent front suspension (IFS) modules can loosen and separate, leading to a partial loss of steering. If loose ball joints are not detected they may eventually... Read More

Stupid RVer trick: Or is this just plain sad?

  This has to be high on the list of Stupid RVer tricks. In this case, it’s not just a trick, but an misguided attempt by a couple of English guys to tow a travel trailer (or a caravan, as they call them there) through a narrow passageway. If this weren’t so stupidly funny, it would be sad. Click the video. It’s only... Read More

Entegra Coach recalling 1,727 motorhomes

  Entegra Coach is recalling 1,727 model year 2012-2013 and 2015-2018 Anthem; 2013 and 2017-2018 Aspire; and 2012-2018 Cornerstone motorhomes built on a Spartan Motors chassis. The ball joints on the independent front suspension (IFS) modules can loosen and separate, leading to a partial loss of steering. Affected coaches 2012 Anthem and Cornerstone 2013 Anthem, Aspire and Cornerstone 2014 Cornerstone... Read More

The RV road trip is near death

  By Chuck Woodbury EDITOR, RVTRAVEL.COM I have learned more about RVing in the last six months of full-timing than in the last ten years of RVing part-time in a smaller RV. I’ve written recently about the need for more campgrounds to accommodate all the new RVers. But I now believe I was looking at this wrong: It’s not a lack of... 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

Sun gone. Now lightning, rain, hail, freezing temps

  It’s Thursday evening. We’re holed up in Seligman, Arizona. Two days ago in Camp Verde, the afternoon high was about 80. Today, it never reached 50. It’s dipping into the 20s tonight. Seligman is near the western edge of the largest remaining passable stretch of Route 66, about 87 miles. The town of about 450 was the inspiration, in part, for Radiator Springs in the... Read More