Letter to editor: Protect Walmart overnight privilege

Walmart and other “free” stay places Dear Chuck, It’s time to go on the offensive. As more people join us full-timers, there are more and more people taking advantage of free overnight stays at Walmart, Cabelas, Bass Pro, etc. Unfortunately, quite a few do not have any respect or thankfulness for those places that graciously allow us to spend a…

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RV dealer who defrauded customers gets 20 years in slammer

A Largo, Florida, RV dealer has been sentenced to 20 years for defrauding customers. Jeremy Joshua Raney, 40, of St. Petersburg, was convicted of one count of scheming to defraud on June 8. State prosecutors accused him of taking in RVs on consignment, selling them and then keeping the money for himself, leaving buyers without a title and sellers without their…

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Tiffin recalls motorhomes: Door may open while RV moves

Tiffin Motorhomes, Inc. (Tiffin) is recalling 1,223 model year 2018-2019 Tiffin Allegro RED, Allegro Open Road, Breeze, Bus, Phaeton, and Zephyr motorhomes. The entry door on these vehicles may have been improperly assembled, allowing the door to open while the vehicle is moving. If the door comes open while the motorhome is moving, there is an increased risk of injury…

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FMCA members heading to Wyoming for big RV rally

RVers from across the country are pointing their RVs toward Gillette, Wyoming, to take part in FMCA’s summer RV rally July 18 through 21, 2018. It’s the 75,000-member organization’s 98th International Convention & RV Expo. One key element of an FMCA international convention is the RV Expo. Major RV manufacturers and dealers come together to present an opportunity for those…

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Forest River recalls RVs for missing side marker lights

Forest River, Inc., is recalling certain 2017-2019 Forest River Vengeance Rogue recreational trailers, models VGT25V-73 and VGT25V-73-W. These vehicles may be missing side marker lights in the middle of each side, reducing the visibility of the trailers to other drivers. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 108, “Lamps,…

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RV Industry Association announces RV technician training program

Editor’s note: This is good news. It’s about time. We’ll comment more next week. On Thursday, June 7, the RV Industry Association (RVIA) Board of Directors approved a comprehensive strategic plan and multi-million-dollar investment to address RV owner satisfaction by creating a supporting foundation, the RV Technical Institute (RVTI), to solve the RV industry’s shortage of trained RV technicians and…

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Tiffin motorhome recall: tow hitch could detach

Tiffin Motorhomes, Inc. (Tiffin) is recalling 5,871 model year 2013-2018 Allegro Open Road motorhomes. Insufficient strength of the frame rail could allow the tow hitch to detach from the motorhome. If the hitch detaches, the tow vehicle would not be connected to the motorhome, increasing the risk of a crash. Tiffin will notify owners, and dealers will install an insert…

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Forest River recalls some Coachmen trailers for tire inflation issue

Forest River is recalling certain 2019 Coachmen Viking travel trailers, models T17BHS and T17FQS. The Federal Placard states that the tires have an inflation pressure of 65 PSI, when the tires actually require 75 PSI. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 110, “Tire Selection and Rims.” The incorrect…

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RV Travel Newsletter Issue 849

Learn about RV camping, RV travel, RV news and much more. This newsletter, now in its 17th year of continuous publication, is funded primarily through advertising and voluntary subscription contributions from our readers. Thank you! U.S. shoppers: Shop at Amazon.com Canadian shoppers: Shop at Amazon.ca Issue 849 • Week of June 9–15, 2018   #rvtravel Editor’s corner  With Chuck Woodbury…

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