Jayco acquired by Thor

(July 1, 2016) — Thor Industries today announced the acquisition of Jayco for approximately $576 million in cash. This transaction represents a unique and significant opportunity to enhance the growth of Thor and advance the company’s strategic focus on growing its RV business, the release noted. In particular, Jayco brings complementary products in travel trailers, folding camping trailers, higher-end diesel... Read More

Some Forest River trailers recalled for incorrect tires

June 27, 2016 Forest River, Inc. is recalling certain model year 2016 Stealth Evo travel trailers, models CSJT280RKS and CSJT290QBS, manufactured January 7, 2016, to March 18, 2016. The affected vehicles may have had tires of the wrong load range installed which may result in premature tire failure. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal... Read More

EverGreen finally confirms shutdown

MIDDLEBURY, Indiana, June 17, 2016 — After a week of rumors, officials at EverGreen Recreational Vehicles officially announced the closing of the business.  The RV manufacturer, which touted itself as an environmentally friendly, cutting-edge firm, let workers go and closed its doors last week, former employees and Elkhart County government officials said. EverGreen officials, however, had remained quiet, not responding to... Read More

Think rubber tires will protect your RV from lightning? Think again!

When lightning is striking all around, do you think your RV, riding atop rubber tires, will protect you from being struck? Well, hate to spoil your confidence, but they won’t. The fact is, in some RVs you will be heavily protected, but in others you might as well just stand outside. Learn more from RV electricity expert Mike Sokol in... Read More

Better to flat-tow dinghy or use tow dolly?

By Chris Dougherty Chris Dougherty is a certified RV technician. Here is a letter he received from a reader while he was serving as RVtravel.com’s technical editor. Dear Chris,I’m just starting research on RVing but it seems like it would be a good idea to avoid the additional mileage put on the toad during towing by using a dolly. With... Read More

Simplify backing into your RV space

By Steve Savage Mobility RV Service   If you tow, I suspect you — like most of us — have suffered through the stress that comes along with backing into your space in the campground with everyone watching. The yelling matches between spouses can reach divorce-pending proportions, and discussions about the best way to communicate between the person driving and the... Read More

Taking photos may enhance a trip experience

That friend of yours who snaps photos of everything on a trip may be enjoying him or herself more than someone who just observes and doesn’t take photos. According to a new multi-university study, reported on Gizmag, taking snapshots can actually make your experiences more enjoyable. The study was conducted by the University of Southern California, Yale University and the University of Pennsylvania.... Read More

Holding tank tips for the stationary RV

By Russ and Tiña De Maris While the term “recreational vehicle” fosters visions of hitting the open road and exploring new sights, new civilizations, we don’t always boldly go where we haven’t gone before. Sometimes we may be “stuck” in the same place for a couple of weeks–even months. Having a “stationary RV” means special care of the black water... Read More