Grand Design recalls some toy haulers, trailers

  Grand Design RV is recalling nearly 2,000 model year 2015-2016 Momentum toy haulers and Solitude travel trailers manufactured July 8, 2014 to August 31, 2015 equipped with certain aluminum black ladders manufactured by Christianson Industries. These ladders have retractable hinges, each with a welded ‘top hat’ that can separate from the hinge. If the hinges separate from the ladder while in use,... Read More

Camping is a new ballgame as a full-timer

  By Chuck Woodbury editor, RVtravel.com I wrote about my crowded RV park in today’s (Dec. 10, 2016) RV Travel newsletter. I did not paint a rosy picture.  Here’s where I’m coming from: I bought my first motorhome about 35 years ago. It was a whopping 18-feet long. There was no air conditioning, no generator. The heater barely worked. But I loved... Read More

Four major cities to ban all diesel vehicles

  That diesel motorhome or truck you’re driving may be a dinosaur in the making. The leaders of four major cities, from Europe to Central America, are planning to ban all diesel vehicles by the middle of the next decade, the BBC reported. Time will tell if the movement reaches cities in North America. In the U.K., campaigners are calling... Read More

Frank Sinatra memorial at garlic stand

  By Chuck Woodbury A few miles south of Gilroy, the “Garlic Capital of the World,” alongside U.S. 101, sits Garlic World, a popular roadside attraction. It celebrates (and sells) “everything” garlic. There’s pickled garlic, garlic olives, garlic mustard, braided garlic, ginger and garlic stir fry — even garlic ice cream. And, most impressive of all, there’s the World’s Largest... Read More