Custom install now available on automated RV dumping system

Drain Master, of Hollister, California, is now offering custom installations of its state-of-the-art RV waste products – valves, hoses and storage. The new Drain Master Pro-Series waste valves are operated by a control module, either inside the RV or out (or from both locations), vastly improving reliability and performance. With two simple open/close switches (gray and black), dumping RV tanks... Read More

What Mr. Piper could teach RV manufacturers

By Chuck Woodbury EDITOR This was originally published as part of issue 752 of the RVtravel.com newsletter, July 22, 2016. William Piper, inventor of the Piper Cub airplane, was often called the “Henry Ford of Aviation.” His Piper Cub airplane sold for $1,325 in 1937, making it affordable to many Americans. The price even included flying lessons. One of the... Read More

Forest River recalls some trailers for wrong tire info

Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain 2018 Prime Time Tracer travel trailers. The Federal Placard on these vehicles may not list the correct tire pressure information of 65 PSI and 448 kPa. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 110, “Tire Selection and Rims,” and the requirements... Read More

Thor recalls some popular 2014-2016 motorhomes

Thor Motor Coach (TMC) is recalling 1,105 model year 2014-2016 Ace, Challenger, Daybreak, Hurricane, Miramar, Outlaw, Windsport, Palazzo, Tuscany, and Tuscany XTE motorhomes. The windshield wipers may fail due to the system being incorrectly installed or secured. If the windshield wipers cannot be used, driver visibility would be reduced, increasing the risk of a crash. TMC will notify owners, and... Read More

KZRV recalls 2,382 model year 2017-2018 trailers

KZRV, L.P. (KZRV) is recalling 2,382 model year 2017-2018 Sport Trek, Spree, and Connect travel trailers. The vehicles may have been manufactured without a 2 amp fuse in the circuit for the awning lights. Without the fuse, excessive current can cause the wire to overheat, increasing the risk of fire. KZRV will notify owners, and dealers will install a 2... Read More

Forest River recalls some 5th wheels for improper install

Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain 2017-2018 Prime Time Wildcat fifth-wheel trailers. The water heater may have been installed too close to the underside of the slideout possibly allowing carbon monoxide to enter the vehicle. If carbon monoxide entered the vehicle through the slideout opening, it can increase the risk of injury. Forest River will notify owners, and... Read More

Cleaning product is impressive at fighting grease

By Gail Meyring Typically when I buy cleaning products I look for something that’s environmentally friendly such as Mrs. Meyers or Seventh Generation All-Purpose Natural Cleaners. These products say they’re tough on dirt and cut through grease and grime. Still, I typically need to do a lot of scrubbing and often need to reapply to actually get things clean.   At the recent Hershey... Read More