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

Seat belt laws in 50 states

Traffic Safety Trends: State Legislative Action 2015 © 2016 National Conference of State Legislatures By Anne Teigen, Douglas Shinkle and Amanda Essex Sources: Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, 2015; Governor’s Highway Safety Association, 2015. Editor: The following is an excerpt from the above publication. Occupant Protection According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, motor vehicle crashes are a... Read More

Not wearing gloves while dumping? Big mistake!

By Russ and Tiña De Maris In this day of fastidiousness and the injection of antibacterial chemicals in nearly every product, there’s a strange movement out there: Dumping holding tanks with your bare hands. We’ve sometimes wondered why anyone would take on this bacteriological nightmare without protection. From those that don’t, we sometimes hear the excuse, “It’s just too much... Read More

Norcold refrigerators recalled for spontaneously catching fire

(May 30, 2016) — We’ve told you about this before, but this is so important it’s worth another reminder. Many RV refrigerators manufactured by Norcold between Jan 1, 2002 and Oct. 1, 2012 have spontaneously caught fire with often devastating results. An attorney for a one-billion dollar class action suit filed by Norcold refrigerator owners estimated in 2015 that three... Read More

Tires can break the bank. How to keep yours going

If you’re rolling a big Class A motorhome down the highway, you know that a blown tire is a very expensive proposition. With some big motorhome tires running up into the four-digit price range, it only makes sense to take care of that investment. Money aside, SAFETY should be your biggest consideration, but hey, it seems that for many, money... Read More