Newmar recalls some King Aire, Essex motorhomes

  Newmar Corp. is recalling 210 model year 2012-2015 King Aire and Essex motorhomes built on a Spartan Motors chassis. A component within the starter motor may break, potentially resulting in the starter motor overheating or drawing excessive current. A starter motor that overheats may increase the risk of a fire.  Newmar will notify owners, and Spartan Motors dealers will... Read More

RV Mods: New galley faucet? Think before you sink!

  By Steve Savage One of the most common upgrades RV owners take on is replacing the galley faucet in their RV with a higher-end model, like one found in their home. The goal is not only to have something that is longer lasting than the plastic one that comes standard in most RVs, but also to have a sprayer... Read More

Where can I boondock and see California condors

  Here’s a question from a reader of RVtravel.com about boondocking.  Hi Bob, My wife and I are RVers from the Midwest and would like to see the California condors that have been introduced into the wild in California. Are there any places to boondock where we can see them? —Bernie Hi Bernie, Here’s a worthwhile choice, not only to see... Read More

Don’t let your RV wind deflector be so much hot air

  By Jim Twamley Just how effective are those RV wind deflectors you see on trucks pulling 5th wheels and travel trailers? Though somewhat technical (what you’d expect from a Professor of RVing), this information could save you some serious cash. Trucks pulling trailers lose a majority of their energy at highway speeds through aerodynamic drag. Using computational fluid dynamics,... Read More

Jazz up your backsplash with peel-and-stick Smart Tiles

  By Bob Difley Few people redecorate after purchasing a new or used RV. There’s really not much you can do other than replace what is already there with something different, and that can become expensive. An easier way you can add an element of customization to your RV is to install tiles to certain vertical surfaces which, in addition... Read More

Man convicted of $2M RV park fraud

  A federal jury has convicted a Minnesota man of stealing $2 million from investors to build a RV park which he hoped would bring in money from North Dakota’s oil boom. Ronald David Johnson of Corcoran, Minnesota, has been found guilty on all counts of wire fraud and money laundering.  Johnson fraudulently solicited $2.1 million dollars from his four... Read More

Reader seeks help with Keystone trailer problems

  From editor Chuck Woodbury I received this email from reader Peter Morgenstern about several unresolved issues with his Keystone Cougar travel trailer and lack of acceptable response from Keystone. I am sharing it with you to see how many others have had the same experience. Please leave a comment if you have encountered similar defects in your Keystone trailer. How did... Read More