Some Winnebago Views, Itasca Navions recalled

  Winnebago Industries, Inc., is recalling some 2017 Winnebago View and Itasca Navion motorhomes manufactured March 21, 2016, to September 15, 2016. The affected vehicles may have loose driver and front passenger seat mounting bolts, potentially allowing the seats to detach from the mounting pedestals. More than 800 vehicles are included in the recall. If the seat detaches from the mounting... Read More

The tree stump that refuses to die

  The stump that wouldn’t die Normally when you cut down a tree and leave a stump, it dies. Eventually it rots and other plants begin to grow from the “nurse” tree. But notice that nothing grows from this Douglas Fir stump near Crater Lake. That’s because it’s still very much alive. The reason is because before it was cut down its roots had grafted onto its... Read More

Forest River, Holiday Rambler issue RV recalls

  Forest River is recalling certain model year 2017 Dynamax Isata motorhomes, models ISC24FWM, ISC24RWM, ISC35DBD and ISC36DSD, manufactured May 19, 2016, to October 19, 2016. The affected vehicles may be missing a securing cable tie on the rubber grommet for the copper liquid propane (LP) gas line, allowing liquid propane to enter the cabin. If the rubber grommet is... Read More

How to keep your tanks, water lines from freezing

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris With cold weather arriving soon, one RVer asks: “How can I keep my tanks and water lines from freezing up in cold weather?” It’s a good question, and one we learned about early in our RVing days when we woke up one frosty morning to find our water line looked like an icicle.... Read More

Pilot entombed in tiny plane’s cockpit

  By Chuck Woodbury In the back room of The Glass Forge in downtown Grants Pass, Ore., on a table toward the back, sits a tiny model airplane glass-blown by business co-owner Lee Wassink. It isn’t meant to fly. It’s meant to look like a miniature Piper Cherokee, a single engine airplane popular with private pilots around the world. I picked up... Read More