Winnebago recalls Travato RVs for LP issue

  (March 3, 2017) — Winnebago Industries, Inc. is recalling 1,058 model year 2016-2017 Travato motorhomes. The liquid propane (LP) hose may contact the emergency brake cable, potentially damaging it and causing it to leak propane. According to the recall report from Winnebago: “On January 8th, we intercepted a internet communication from a customer claiming to have developed and LP... Read More

Airplane on steroids? It looks like it!

  That’s Gail in the bottom right of the photo. She’s standing next to a NASA “Super Guppy” now mothballed and on display at the Pima Air and Space Museum in Tucson, Arizona. The four-engine cargo plane is just shy of half a football field long, about five stories high, with a cargo carrying capacity of 54,000 pounds. There are bigger planes (a Boeing 747-400, for example, stretches 231... Read More

Wow! Can you see yourself in this vintage trailer?

  Isn’t this pretty? Can you imagine the attention you’d get rolling into an RV park with this beauty? This must be one of the best vintage Spartan trailers out there. Meticulously restored from the ground up, this RV from yesteryear won a best in show award last year at the Palm Springs Modernism Vintage Trailer Show, the premier Mid-Century show... Read More

RV Short Stop: Bicycle in a tree and UFO

  Beautiful Vashon Island is 12 minutes by ferry from Seattle, Washington. It seems a hundred miles away. There’s one small settlement and isolated homes scattered around the peaceful countryside. And there’s “the bicycle.” Ask at the Country Store how to find it (it’s hidden from view across the street).  The story goes that the bicycle was chained to a tree decades... Read More

RVtravel.com readers grab $63,000 of gaffer tape

  From editor Chuck Woodbury: We issued this news release to the media.   EDMONDS, Wash., Feb. 23, 2017 — Readers of RVtravel.com got a treat this month, a free roll of gaffer tape courtesy of Gaffer Power and the popular RV travel website. The USA-made product is widely used in television and video production, but is gaining popularity among... Read More

Thor recalls motorhomes: windshield wipers may fail

  Thor Motor Coach (TMC) is recalling 1,824 model year 2014-2015 Tuscany, Tuscany XTE and Palazzo motorhomes. The windshield wiper systems on these vehicles may have been improperly installed or secured, causing the wipers to fail during operation. Indications of a failure, the company noted in its Safety Recall Report, would be “the windshield wipers would start to slow down,... Read More

Tiffin limits factory service on older motorhomes

  RED BAY, Ala., Feb. 20, 2017 — — Tiffin Motorhomes has advised RV owners of a change to its factory service policy that prohibits work on motorhomes older than four years, according to RV Daily Report. The new policy will go into effect April 3 at the Red Bay facility. In an email to RV owners, Tiffin advised owners... Read More