Airstream announces its lightest model ever

  Airstream has announced the launch of its newest and lightest travel trailer, the Basecamp. According to a news release, the trailer is built with an aggressive departure angle, making uneven terrain accessible and towing easier. Other features include: Convertible rear space designed to adapt for eating, sleeping, lounging or storing  gear Large rear cargo hatch and flexible storage space with tie downs Bathroom... Read More

Motorhome braking system options

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris If you’re thinking about a big Class A rig, fired by a diesel engine, listen up. That great big behemoth is mighty comfortable, but once it starts rolling it can be a challenge to slow down. Diesel engines, unlike their “gasser” counterparts, respond a bit differently when you take your foot off the... Read More

Forest River recalls trailers over clearance issue

  Forest River is recalling certain model year 2017 Cherokee travel trailers, models CCKT16BHS, CCKT16FQ and CCKT17CJ, manufactured April 15, 2016, to July 28, 2016. The affected vehicles may have insufficient clearance between the bottom of the trailer and the top of the tire and, during use, the tire may make contact, possibly damaging the tire. A damaged tire may... Read More

Jayco recalls some RVs for defective shower curtains

  Jayco is recalling certain model year 2013-2017 Redhawk motorhomes manufactured August 1, 2012, to June 24, 2016. The affected vehicles are equipped with shower curtains that may not adequately resist catching fire in the presence of an ignition source. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 302, “Flammability... Read More

Heartland recalling travel trailers for fire hazard

  Heartland Recreational Vehicles is recalling certain model year 2016-2017 Wilderness and Mallard travel trailers, 2015-2017 Elkridge fifth wheel travel trailers, and 2017 Sundance and Torque travel trailers. The affected vehicles have an LED light on the front cap of the camper that may short circuit and overheat. Approximately 4,500 RVs are affected by the recall. If the light overheats... Read More

Jayco recalling some Alante and Precept motorhomes

  Jayco, Inc. is recalling certain model year 2016-2017 Alante and Precept motorhomes manufactured October 13, 2014, to June 23, 2016. The affected vehicles have a driver seat that may loosen and detach from the seat base as a result of the seat having been swiveled around. The potential number of RVs affected is 1,230. If the seat detaches from the seat base while... Read More

Confessions of a newbie full-time RVer

  By Mike ShermanHaving full-timed now for 5 months, we have learned a lot. Here’s an overview of our experience and lessons learned. After 30 years of RVing, we finally reached retirement and jumped at the opportunity to sell our home and belongings and see America full time. We started out with a 12′ trailer many years ago and gradually moved up….or... Read More

Some Coachmen Freedom Express trailers recalled

Forest River, Inc.  is recalling certain model year 2017 Coachmen Freedom Express trailers, models FET28SE, FET282BHDS, FET282BHDSLE, FET281RLDS, FET281RLDSLE, FET29SE, FET292BHDS and FET292BHDSLE, manufactured May 16, 2016, to July 19, 2016. The vehicles may have insufficient space between the slideroom driveshaft and the driver’s side tires, causing the tires to rub. If the driveshaft rubs against the tires, tire failure... Read More