Motorhomes recalled for electrical issue

REV Recreation Group (REV) is recalling approximately 350 model year 2018 American Coach, American Dream, American Revolution, Fleetwood Discovery, Discovery LXE, Holiday Rambler Endeavor, Endeavor XE, and Monaco Marquis recreational vehicles. Water may enter the 12-volt harness connectors due to missing gaskets or the placement of the pin connectors, potentially causing an electrical short. An electrical short could risk the... Read More

Author seeks understanding of full time RV lifestyle

With keen insight, real-life experience and a quest for a fuller understanding, author and entrepreneur Jeannine Patané is looking beyond the common notion that full time RVing is a lifestyle choice and the primary domain of a retired couple spending their children’s inheritance traversing the country cozied up in a luxurious motorhome, travel trailer or fifth-wheel. Ms. Patané delves deeper... Read More

Can you be shocked by camping near high power lines?

Is it dangerous to park your RV beneath or even near high power lines? Could you or your RV be electrified to the point of causing potential danger? RV electricity expert Mike Sokol explains that, yes, your RV could indeed be electrified — up to 10,000 volts or so! Sound scary? Well, watch the video to learn the rest of... Read More

A message to RVtravel.com readers about safe internet use

By Kim Christiansen Today, January 5, 2018, more than 1.4 billion usernames and passwords were posted to the Dark Web, a part of the internet that is not publicly available but frequented by hackers and criminals. These hackers then used thousands of computers to target hundreds of thousands WordPress servers, which is the most popular publishing platform, and the one... Read More

Iowa RV dealer blasts Camping World tactics

An Iowa RV dealer has released a professionally produced video in which he blasts the sales tactics of Camping World and its CEO Marcus Lemonis. Kevin Frazier, the president of Cheyenne Camping Center in Walcott, Iowa, explains, through interviews with Camping World customers and by comparing sales invoices from his company and Camping World, how pricing can differ hugely in... Read More

Newmar recalls 34,699 RVs for defective fire extinguisher

Newmar Corporation (Newmar) is recalling 34,699 model year 1995-2018 motorhomes. A list of the affected vehicles is available here. The motorhomes are equipped with Kidde Plastic-Handle or Push Button ‘Pindicator’ Fire Extinguishers that may become clogged, preventing the extinguisher from discharging as expected or excessive force may be needed to activate the extinguisher. Additionally, in certain models, the nozzle may detach... Read More

Volunteer positions available on BLM lands and elsewhere

Looking for a meaningful way to spend your time by helping others? The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and other federal agencies offer many opportunities perfect for RVers with extra time on their hands, from one-time volunteer positions to others of longer terms. Other opportunities are well-suited to families and groups (maybe your RV club). Some positions involve pay. Here... Read More

New book paints dark picture of “work campers”

By Chuck Woodbury “Nomadland, Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century” is not a feel-good book. If anything it’s a feel-bad book. It paints a very dark picture of RVers who work as they travel. In the world author Jessica Bruder portrays, these people are desperate and must work to survive. She does not discuss the tens of thousands of other... Read More