Is it really safe to boondock?

  By Bob Difley I’ve noticed that people who live in metropolitan areas have more uncertainty about their personal safety when boondocking than those who live in rural areas. I’m guessing that city dwellers feel more unsafe because boondocking away from any signs of civilization is a new and unknown experience. It is especially so when the sun goes down... Read More

How to prevent RV rollover accidents

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris If you drive a motorized RV, your chances of a rollover are higher than if you drive a passenger car. Here, from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), is advice why rollovers happen and how to prevent them. Rollovers are complex crash incidents and are particularly violent in nature. Rollovers, more so... Read More

Weigh your RV properly — axle by axle

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 have read a lot about checking the weight of your RV. My question is: Where does one go to have your RV weighed one axle at the time? —Bob Dear Bob,Checking... Read More

GFCI hums in Class A motorhome — Why?

Dear Gary,I have replaced the Ground Fault Interrupter (GFI) in my Class A motorhome and the new one hums when the inverter is on. Do you know why? —Denise D. Dear Denise,My immediate thought is that the new one simply does not know the words! Or it might have something to do with an internal line balance-detecting transformer (more likely).... Read More

Unexpected cause of Dometic fridge fire discovered

By Greg GerberRV Daily Report SUN CITY, Ariz. — An RV technician trying to diagnose a problem with an older model RV watched as the unit’s Dometic refrigerator caught fire. His subsequent investigation traced the source to an electrical problem not related to the gas leak commonly cited as the source of refrigerator fires. The flaw impacts RVs built in... Read More

RV rearview mirror/camera system provides HD recording

By Bob Difley Pyle Audio®, manufacturers of outdoor recreational sports gear and home, car and pro audio equipment, releases the Dual Camera & Monitor DVR System. Designed to offer drivers and passengers a new level of protection, the adjustable, built-in cameras and monitor system mount conveniently on the existing rearview mirror for smarter and safer driving. Drivers may unobtrusively position... Read More

Winnebago recalls motorhomes for brake issue

(July 25, 2016) — Winnebago is recalling certain model year 2014-2016 Winnebago Tour motorhomes manufactured May 25, 2013, to November 25, 2015, and Itasca Ellipse motorhomes manufactured May 25, 2013, to November 18, 2015. The throttle pedal position sensor on the affected vehicles may not return to zero, causing the engine brake to suddenly not activate as expected, reducing the... Read More

Forest River recalling certain Flagstaff, Work N’ Play trailers

(July 9, 2016) — Forest River is recalling certain model year 2016-2017 Flagstaff trailers manufactured from August 11, 2015, through October 27, 2015, and Work N’ Play trailers manufactured from October 25, 2015, through May 6, 2016. The MB Sturgis liquid propane (LP) regulator on the vehicles may allow propane gas to leak into the regulator sight glass causing it to... Read More