EverGreen Recreational Vehicles shuts down

By Chuck Woodbury and Greg Gerber ELKHART, Indiana, June 10, 2016 —Evergreen Recreational Vehicles has shut its doors, although company officials have not returned phone calls to confirm.  One source suggested that the company is seeking a buyout from another manufacturer. According to a story published in The Elkhart Truth in January 2014, the company was founded in late 2008 by... Read More

Most RVers use additives in their RV holding tanks

In a past issue of the RVtravel.com newsletter we asked readers if they used chemicals in their RV holding tanks. Perhaps we should have used the word “additives” instead, but the results would have likely been the same. Here are their responses. As you can see, most RVers do use some sort of chemical/additive, although many use “biodegradable solutions.” Many of the readers who... Read More

Not wearing gloves while dumping? Big mistake!

By Russ and Tiña De Maris In this day of fastidiousness and the injection of antibacterial chemicals in nearly every product, there’s a strange movement out there: Dumping holding tanks with your bare hands. We’ve sometimes wondered why anyone would take on this bacteriological nightmare without protection. From those that don’t, we sometimes hear the excuse, “It’s just too much... Read More

RV water heater won’t stay lit. RVer asks for help

This is a question from a reader to Chris Dougherty, Certified RV Technician, when he was our technical editor   Dear Chris,My automatic ignition hot water heater in our motor home ignites but won’t stay on. It tries several times and then quits. Any suggestions? —Don   Dear Don, This is a result of the control board not sensing the flame,... Read More

Good and bad news about prescription refills on the road

By Russ and Tiña De Maris Not long ago, we ran a video tip showing how easy it is to get drug prescription refills while traveling. The upshot of the video was to simply carry your pill bottles with you, and when you get close, take them to a pharmacy wherever you are, and ask the local pharmacist to have... Read More

Norcold refrigerators recalled for spontaneously catching fire

(May 30, 2016) — We’ve told you about this before, but this is so important it’s worth another reminder. Many RV refrigerators manufactured by Norcold between Jan 1, 2002 and Oct. 1, 2012 have spontaneously caught fire with often devastating results. An attorney for a one-billion dollar class action suit filed by Norcold refrigerator owners estimated in 2015 that three... Read More