RV SnapPad announces new RV leveling product

This article is based on a news release. (April 17, 2018) — Origen RV Accessories, parent company to RV SnapPad, announced earlier this year the development of its new EQ product. Origen has now confirmed that its permanent leveling pads for Equalizer systems, SnapPad EQ Round and Octagon, are now shipping to the public and dealerships. SnapPad EQ works with…

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Report shows dramatic increase in Americans who camp

If there is any doubt that it’s getting more crowded out there in “Camping-land USA” a new study sponsored by KOA shows that more than six million new American households have adopted the camping lifestyle since 2014. That’s households, not individuals. The total number of camping households in the United States is now more than 77 million. At the same…

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RVtravel.com’s ‘Camper Slobs of the Week’

Most RVers and other campers respect nature, the environment, and other people. But check out the mess one group of slob-campers left after a weekend of camping in Arizona’s Prescott National Forest. Forest Service personnel who had to clean up the mess snapped these photos, which were posted to Twitter. They slammed those responsible for not picking up after themselves. “OK. Glad…

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RV tires may have caused 95 deaths or injuries

A defect in Goodyear motorhome tires may have killed or injured up to 95 people over the past two decades, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The allegations were revealed in a letter Tuesday from NHTSA to Goodyear seeking information. The agency began investigating whether the company’s G159 tires are unsafe last year after a judge ordered…

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REV group recalls 2,055 motorhomes: Satellite dish may detach

REV Recreation Group (REV) is recalling 2,055 model year 2018 Fleetwood Axon and Pulse, Holiday Rambler Reno and Prodigy, Monaco Marquis and American Coach American Dream motorhomes, 2017-2018 Fleetwood Bounder, Discovery, Discovery LXE, Flair, Jamboree, Southwind, Pace Arrow, Pace Arrow LXE and Storm motorhomes, Holiday Rambler Admiral XE, Endeavor, Endeavor XE, Navigator XE, Navigator, Vacationer, Vacationer XE and Vesta and…

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Should RV parks offer ‘No campfire’ zones?

With campgrounds increasingly packed with RVers and other campers into ever-smaller campsites to accommodate them, do you believe that areas in the parks should be offered where campfires are not allowed? Many RVtravel.com readers have reported that they are allergic to smoke, and studies show that inhaling it is not healthy. Long ago, hotels, restaurants and other public places banned…

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Newmar recalls 2,139 motorhomes for power steering issue

Newmar Corporation (Newmar) is recalling 2139 model year 2014-2017 Newmar Ventana, 2011-2017 Newmar Dutch Star, and 2011-2014 Newmar Mountain Aire vehicles, built on Freightliner XBR chassis and equipped with Cummins ISL engines. The power steering hose on the affected vehicles may be routed incorrectly, and, as a result, the hose may rub against the power stud on the starter motor,…

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