Thor recalls some 2017 Challenger motorhomes

  Thor Motor Coach is recalling certain 2017 Challenger 37YT motorhomes. The exhaust pipe for the onboard gasoline generator may be incorrectly installed or missing completely from the vehicles. Without a correctly installed generator exhaust pipe, there may be a buildup of carbon monoxide within the interior of the vehicle, increasing the risk of personal injury or death. TMC will... Read More

How often do you use your phone or text while driving?

  In issue 797 of the RVtravel.com newsletter, editor Chuck Woodbury talks about texting or phone use while driving. How would you describe your habits? Now, be honest! Sign up for our free RVing newsletters. We invite you to subscribe to our weekly, flagship RVtravel.com newsletter or any of our other free, online newsletters. We are now in our 16th... Read More

Reader seeks input about ‘Extreme’ RV siding problem

  From editor Chuck Woodbury I received this email from reader Kate Perrie about a serious condition with cracking paint on the exterior of her motorhome. I am sharing it with you to see how many others have had the same experience. If this is a widespread problem, we will assign an article about it to one of our RV tech experts. Please leave a... Read More

RV industry hires actress to promote RVing

  RESTON, Va. — Go RVing, a joint initiative of the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) and the Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association, has announced a new partnership with actress Jennie Garth. An RVer since childhood, Garth will be a Go RVing spokesperson, sharing her personal experiences with the RV lifestyle and working to inspire a new generation of RVers.   “This will... Read More

Highland Ridge recalling 3,379 trailers for fire risk

  Highland Ridge RV (Highland Ridge) is recalling 3,379 model year 2017 Open Range, Highlander, Light, Roamer and Mesa Ridge fifth wheels and Mesa Ridge, Light, Roamer and Ultra Lite travel trailers. The low profile surface mount LED lights may produce extreme temperatures during normal use. Some of the failure characteristics are noted as melting of plastic housing, smoldering and charred/scored... Read More

Adventure park is an insult to military, veterans

  By Chuck Woodbury I am offended by an attraction in the Wisconsin Dells. It’s called the D-Day Invasion Adventure Park. D-Day, for the two or three readers who do not know, was a major, decisive battle of World War II. On June 6, 1944, more than 160,000 Allied troops landed along a 50-mile stretch of French coastline, to fight a heavily fortified Nazi Germany on the... Read More

Keystone recalls certain Springdale travel trailers

  Keystone RV Company (Keystone) is recalling certain 2012-2018 Springdale travel trailers, model 303BH. The Federal Identification Tag on these vehicles overstate the Gross Axle Weight Rating capacity (GAWR) by 800 pounds for each axle. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of 49 CFR Part 567, “Certification.” The incorrect GAWR makes the Cargo Carrying Capacity (CCC) label incorrect and... Read More