Why a young boy died by simply touching the family RV

By Chuck Woodbury, editor I wrote this article two years ago in response to the death of a 3-year-old boy, who was electrocuted by simply touching his family’s Airstream trailer and reprinted the article again in early June, 2016 in the RV Travel Newsletter. The trailer was experiencing what is known as a “hot skin” condition. It can happen to any of... Read More

EverGreen Recreational Vehicles shuts down

By Chuck Woodbury and Greg Gerber ELKHART, Indiana, June 10, 2016 —Evergreen Recreational Vehicles has shut its doors, although company officials have not returned phone calls to confirm.  One source suggested that the company is seeking a buyout from another manufacturer. According to a story published in The Elkhart Truth in January 2014, the company was founded in late 2008 by... Read More

What’s best for a beginning RVer, trailer or motorhome?

  By Chuck Woodbury For many RVers, the first big decision is whether to buy a motorized or non-motorized rig. The two most popular types are the travel trailer and the motorhome, with variations including the folding camping trailer (also called pop-up or tent trailer), truck camper and fifth wheeler. There are many considerations to make when deciding which is... Read More