Keystone recalls 5th wheels for door hinge issue

  Keystone RV Company is recalling 1,582 model year 2017 Keystone Carbon and Raptor fifth wheel trailers, and 2016-2017 Fuzion and Dutchmen Voltage fifth wheel trailers. The affected vehicles have rear cargo door hinges with welds on the hinge pin and hinge plate that may be insufficient, and as a result, the top of the door may swing down with... Read More

Be careful what you put in your RV’s sewer tank

  By Doug Swarts Drainmaster.com Do you have a question regarding RV waste management? Email it to Doug at doug (at) drainmaster.com or call him at 877-787-8833. * * * RV Travel received this question via email from reader S.M. Jenkins: “I read once again in this newsletter the admonition to not put anything down the RV toilet other than RV toilet paper... Read More

Why to keep your RV’s gray tank closed when hooked up

  RV waste management expert Doug Swarts of Drainmaster.com explains why RVers should not only keep their black (sewer) tanks closed when hooked up in campgrounds, but their gray water tanks as well. Open both tanks to dump when they’re two-thirds full, but do not keep either open until then. You’ll be surprised to learn why the gray tanks (sink... Read More

Thor recalling some 2016 Outlaw motorhomes

  Thor Motor Coach (TMC) is recalling 209 model year 2016-2017 Outlaw motorhomes, models 37BG, 37LS, 37RB, 38RE and 38RF, manufactured January 13, 2016 to December 8, 2016. The affected vehicles have rear cargo door hinges with welds that may be inadequate for securing the hinge pin to the hinge plate. TMC will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the hinge... Read More

Really? Amazon warehouses in the sky?

  By Chuck Woodbury I am continually amazed at Amazon.com. Sometimes I wonder how long other retailers will survive when Amazon is improving the customer experience and the speed at which it can deliver packages. The company has already made its first delivery by drone. Surely, the pace of such deliveries will quicken. Today, I’m not sure whether to laugh or marvel at Amazon’s... Read More

RV industry goals ignore consumer interests

  By Chuck Woodbury editor, RVtravel.com The “internal reorganization” statement below is from the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA), which represents the RV industry, mostly manufacturers of recreational vehicles. The statement notes new or redefined goals for the organization. With all the problems with the bad quality of today’s RVs, you’d think at least one new goal would be to improve the quality of RVs rolling off... Read More

Don’t freeze the pipes of your RV

  By Greg Illes When we first bought our motorhome, we never figured we’d be out in freezing weather. Freezing means snow and ice and things that just aren’t fun to camp in (we thought). And when we weren’t using our RV (“Howie”), we parked him in our Mediterranean-climate driveway in central California. So we never gave much thought to... Read More

Tour a defective motorhome with a Norse god

  In this short video, the owner of a 2015 Thor A.C.E. motorhome transforms himself into the Norse god Thor to show the many defects that came with his new motorhome and the difficulties of getting them fixed. The RV spent five months of its first year-and-a-half in the shop. Watch as “Thor” describes the hassles he encountered with Thor and the Camping World where he... Read More