Beware of buying trailers stolen in Illinois

  Crime investigators in Madison County, Illinois, fear an unsuspecting RV buyer could end up getting ripped off. Three camper trailers were recently stolen in the area and police fear the thieves will try to sell them to unsuspecting buyers on a website such as Craigslist. The three camper trailers were stolen either late on the night of November 19th or early in... Read More

Winegard debuts new gadgets at RV trade show

  News release from Winegard LOUISVILLE, Ky., Nov. 29, 2016 — Winegard announced today that it will display a host of new electronic gadgets at the National RV Trade Show. In the newly-designed booth this year, the company will showcase the Winegard ConnecT Wi-Fi range extender, both the Wi-Fi version that is available now and the WiFi + 4G LTE, which will be... Read More

Thor, Winnebago debut 2017 model changes

  (Nov. 29, 2016) — The 2016 RV Industry Trade Show began today in Louisville, Kentucky. Thor and Winnebago issued news releases about their 2017 RVs to be debuted at the once-a-year event. Here is the very brief overview of models and floor plans as supplied by the PR departments at each company. Thor: •Aria 3401 – Campground friendly diesel pusher featuring king... Read More

RV industry marketing efforts target three groups

  Based on news release from the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA). With deliveries of RVs climbing toward an all-time high, the North American RV industry is planning to accelerate its marketing efforts on three groups of consumers most likely to buy – Active Family Adventurers, Nature Lovers and Kid-Free Adult Adventurers. Combined, they represent 40 percent of U.S. households. According to a news release,... Read More

Heartland recalls more than two-thousand travel trailers

  Heartland Recreational Vehicles is recalling 2,045 model year 2015-2016 Cyclone travel trailers manufactured July 6, 2014, to September 29, 2015, and 2015-2016 Road Warrior and 2016 Torque trailers manufactured July 18, 2014, to September 30, 2015. The affected trailers are equipped with aluminum black ladders manufactured by Christianson Industries that have retractable hinges, each with a welded ‘top hat’... Read More

Avoid ‘frying’ appliances, electronics at RV parks

  It’s not unusual for your RV to be exposed to faulty campground electrical wiring like open neutral, open ground and reverse polarity. If ignored when hooking up at a campground or RV park, such conditions can damage or destroy appliances and expensive electronics. In this short video, Mark Polk demonstrates how several inexpensive Surge Guard RV Power Protectors can... Read More

Tour the 2017 Unity TB motorhome by Leisure Travel

  The new European body design on a Sprinter chassis features integrated running boards, LED tail lights, clean aerodynamic lines and four available paint schemes. And, with fiberglass curved baggage doors with struts and an increased baggage area opening, packing and unpacking is very convenient. To learn more about the Unity TB visit: http://leisurevans.com/unity/ Read More

Prevent thieves from stealing your generator

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris If it’s December or thereabouts, you can be sure that there’s plenty of RVers boondocking on the desert near Quartzsite. And you can also bet good money that the local police agency will be investigating reports of stolen generators from some of those same boondockers. Just what can you do to keep somebody... Read More

Video: Tour the 2017 Winnebago View/Navion Itasca

  Take a tour of the Winnebago 2017 View/Navion 24G Class C motorhomes in this video from Winnebago Industries. These RV cousins (both from Winnebago Industries), feature a unique two-slideout design on the Mercedes Sprinter Chassis. Winnebago was the first major U.S. RV maker to build motorhomes on the popular Sprinter chassis, and today still builds half the models on... Read More