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

Forest River, Jayco and Winnebago issue recalls

  (November 20, 2016) — Forest River, Jayco and Winnebago have recently issued recalls. Here’s a recap: Forest River is recalling certain model year 2017 Vibe trailers manufactured September 20, 2016, to October 20, 2016. The outside of the kitchen stove may have been connected to a 12V D.C. positive circuit, potentially shocking a user that touches it. An energized stove... Read More

Popeye is still helping sell spinach

  By Chuck Woodbury ROADSIDE JOURNAL Popeye is still helping sell spinach. I found this bag in a supermarket in Sacramento. It’s called Popeye Superfood Spinach. I wonder how many people younger than 50 even remember Popeye. Popeye cartoons made spinach popular. In the popular series, when Popeye got into trouble, which usually involved saving his sweetheart Olive Oil from the villain Bluto,... Read More

Escapees Club to change pet policy

  To protect guests and their pets, the Escapees RV Club will introduce a new pet policy on January 1, 2017. According to a statement, seven Escapees Rainbow Parks will begin asking guests during the registration and check-in process if their pets are up-to-date on vaccinations. Proof of vaccinations are not currently required. “This is to keep the registration as... Read More

Test drive: 2016 American Coach Eagle motorhome

  Gary Bunzer takes you for a spin in the 45-foot 2016 American Eagle 45N. In this 10-minute, he shows you the interior, exterior and the coach’s drivability. The American Eagle, made by REV Recreation Group of Decatur, Ind., is built on a Freightliner Liberty chassis and powered by a Cummins ISX15, 600-horesepower engine. Join Gary as he checks out the bays, compartments... Read More

New foam car debuts: Your next dinghy?

  You’ve likely never seen a car like the new electric drive Spira, which debuted at the L.A. Auto Show. The enclosed three-wheel electric trike is steered with a tiller with an exterior that looks like a toy car covered in styrofoam. It carries two passengers (but just barely).  The body is constructed of recyclable light foam, fiberglass and plastic. Top speed is 75 mph.... Read More