Town’s RV parks are booked solid with pipeline workers

By Chuck Woodbury, editor Below is a letter I received from reader Randy Peterson that illustrates once again the problem with crowding in RV parks. In this case it’s not just about vacationers and full-timers taking up campsites but workers on temporary assignments occupying entire parks, sometimes every site in the local area (try to get a space in the... Read More

Video: Trailer flips, tumbles on highway

It doesn’t appear any harm came to humans in this travel trailer wipeout, but the RV surely didn’t fare well. You can’t tell exactly what caused this accident, but the driver obviously didn’t deal well with the situation. Let this be a reminder to you why passengers are not allowed to ride in moving travel trailers. Oh, don’t even think about... Read More

Streamliner car was made from B-29 bomber skin

This 1945 Erickson Streamliner was made in Anton F. Erickson’s garage in Dayton, Ohio. An area resident, Anthony Staub, recalled many years later that he would often see the car when driving by Erickson’s home. Staub later bought the car from Erickson for $400 and kept it until the mid-1980s. Erickson told Staub he had constructed the body from scrap... Read More

Keystone RV recall: Stabilizer jacks could fall off during transit

Keystone RV Company (Keystone) is recalling 1,890 model year 2017-2018 Keystone Cougar Western Edition travel trailers. The stabilizer jacks may not have been properly welded to the chassis frame, possibly resulting in the jacks detaching from the trailer during transit. If the manual stabilizer jacks should do that there’s an increased risk of personal injury and property damage. The investigation... Read More

Free entry to National Parks on Veterans Day weekend

The National Park Service will commemorate Veterans Day and the service of American military members past and present with special events and free admission in parks throughout the country this coming weekend, November 11 and 12. “More than 100 national parks have direct connections to American military history, including frontier forts and Cold War sites, battlefields and national cemeteries, memorials... Read More

Car doesn’t know whether it’s coming or going

Driving forward or backward isn’t much different with this 1952 Citroen Cogolin, which was operated by the rescue service in Cogolin, France. One night while on patrol, Colonel Hourcastagne came upon a blocked narrow mountain road. Unable to turn the car around, he backed it up down the hill several miles, aided by a fireman with a small flashlight to... Read More