Forest River recalling some 2013–2016 toyhaulers

Forest River is recalling certain model year 2013-2016 XLR toyhaulers manufactured August 28, 2012, to November 5, 2015. These vehicles may have an axle equalizer knurled bolt (axle shackle locating bolt) that may not be properly seated in the chassis axle hanger. If the equalizer knurled bolt is not installed properly, the bolt may not properly secure the axle, allowing... 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

Cool your RV for a penny a day

By Bob Difley Hot summer days are still ahead, resulting in hot, sleepless nights as well. If you are a boondocker/dry camper and don’t always have adequate – or any – electrical hookup to run your power-hungry air conditioner, what to do? Geizeer is a personal, eco-friendly, portable mini-ice cooling with refrigerant device, which consumes less than 1 cent per... Read More

Should you electrically insulate (“ground”) your levelers?

By Russ and Tiña De Maris Electricity, they say, is a wonderful servant, but a lousy master. Many RVers have concerns about electrical safety in their rigs, and we get occasional letters on the subject. Here’s one we received from a concerned reader: “One item I feel is important and should be passed along to the readers concerns the use... Read More

Water heater not hot when on electric — What’s wrong?

By Chris DoughertyChris 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 a hot water tank that runs on electric or propane and after a couple years it no longer heats with electric. Any suggestions? —Barbara Dear Barbara,I am assuming that you have... Read More