The evil of plastic. Beware: Photo is disturbing

  This photo is disturbing. It’s of a dead albatross chick at Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge in the Pacific. Its stomach is filled with scraps of plastic. The bird was photographed where it was found, its stomach contents unaltered. Sights like this are common on the refuge where seaborne trash is killing birds and turtles wholesale. Albatross skim up bright plastic bits from the... Read More

RV comes with a big soaking bathtub!

  By Andrew Robinson As many RV manufacturers evolve from building RVs as vehicles to use for recreation into building them for mobile homes, we have yet another entry into the RV designers’ game: “What cool option can we feature next that nobody really needs?” Be sure to take our 10-second poll below We already have built-in washer-dryers, dishwashers, fireplaces, central vacuum systems, satellite dishes, heated floors and... Read More

Child dies from touching the family RV

  By Chuck Woodbury Chuck (at) RVtravel.com Please answer our poll below: Have you ever been shocked by touching an RV (UPDATE, MAY 12, 2017) — I wrote this article three years ago in response to the death of a 3-year-old boy, who was electrocuted by simply touching his family’s Airstream trailer. The trailer was experiencing what is known as a “hot skin” condition.... Read More

Thor recalling some Venetian and Tuscany motorhomes

  Thor Motor Coach is recalling certain 2016-2017 Venetian and Tuscany motorhomes equipped with Cummins ISL engines. The vehicles, built on a Freightliner chassis, have a power steering hose that may be routed incorrectly, and, as a result, the hose may rub against the power stud on the starter motor, possibly causing electrical arcing and a power steering fluid leak.... Read More

Seattle KOA sets bad example for others

By Chuck Woodbury EDITOR It’s difficult to find an RV park in Seattle. There are few to begin with, and the good ones are booked much of the year. One park close to downtown Seattle is the KOA in nearby Kent. I visited it twice last month after hearing reports from readers that it was not up to KOA standards. They were correct. I have stayed in... Read More

Camping World changing policy on overnight RV stays?

  By Jim O’Briant OvernightRVparking.com See “Quick Survey” at bottom of article. Over the past 15-20 years, Camping World was a reliable place where RVers could count on being granted permission to park overnight for one night. More recently, as Camping World has increased its focus on RV sales and not just accessories, parts and RV service, this has been changing.... Read More

Recall to fix trailer slideouts that may extend while towing

  Grand Design RV, LLC (Grand Design) is recalling 1,662 model year 2017-2018 Imagine travel trailers. The screws that secure the slide room mechanism columns may shear, allowing the slide room to extend while the trailer is being towed. SIGN UP FOR OUR FREE MONTHLY RV RECALLS NEWSLETTER or any of the other free newsletters from RVtravel.com Grand Design will... Read More