National parks: Did you make your reservation?

By Russ and Tiña De Maris Some say America’s national parks are more than beloved – they’re being “loved to death.” The popularity of some parks makes for more than just irritable bears – irritable visitors have become the order of the day as parking spaces are scarce, and the so-called solitude of many parks gives way to shoulder-to-shoulder crowds... Read More

Have you checked your rig for recalls?

By Russ and Tiña De Maris This could be a cautionary tale for us all. And while the investigation hasn’t closed at this writing, it may be that the experience that befell a North Carolina RVer may actually have been “prophesied,” in a manner of speaking. Joe McPherson of Old Fort, N.C., was piloting his Class A motorhome down a... Read More

National park fees to skyrocket — Comment now or forget it

By Russ and Tiña De Maris The calendar is quickly closing in on the last day to make comments on the National Park Service’s move to possibly jack up entry fees on some of the most popular parks in the U.S. In a move that Department of Interior Secretary Ron Zinke calls “targeted fee increases,” 17 parks would see entry... Read More

Keystone RV recall: Stabilizer jacks could fall off during transit

Keystone RV Company (Keystone) is recalling 1,890 model year 2017-2018 Keystone Cougar Western Edition travel trailers. The stabilizer jacks may not have been properly welded to the chassis frame, possibly resulting in the jacks detaching from the trailer during transit. If the manual stabilizer jacks should do that there’s an increased risk of personal injury and property damage. The investigation... Read More

Free entry to National Parks on Veterans Day weekend

The National Park Service will commemorate Veterans Day and the service of American military members past and present with special events and free admission in parks throughout the country this coming weekend, November 11 and 12. “More than 100 national parks have direct connections to American military history, including frontier forts and Cold War sites, battlefields and national cemeteries, memorials... Read More

Carnage at Texas church has ties to RV resort

By Russ and Tiña De Maris The mass shooting at a Texas church last Sunday has brought another disturbing tremor to American life. When Devin Patrick Kelley killed 26 people and wounded 20 more, it seemed unimaginable to many that a house of worship could be the scene of such unholy carnage. Some 35 miles away from the shooting in... Read More

FMCA to announce today new Internet data plan

(Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017) — FMCA, the Family Motor Coach Association, will announce a new benefit today to its 74,000 motorhome owner-members, a new data plan from Verizon. Here are the details as they were provided to RVtravel.com a few days ago (with instructions to hold any mention of this until today). Complete details should be forthcoming from FMCA later... Read More

Keystone recalls some 2018 toy hauler RVs

Keystone RV Company is recalling certain 2018 Carbon, Fuzion, and Raptor triple axle toy haulers. The RVs may have an incorrectly welded suspension equalizer that can result in the suspension’s failure while traveling. If the suspension fails, the trailer’s handling would be affected, increasing the risk of a crash. Keystone has notified owners, and dealers will replace the equalizer with... Read More

Forest River recalling some 2018 Puma trailers

Forest River, Inc. is recalling 742 model year 2018 Puma travel trailers. When installing and tightening the wheels on the trailers, the plastic wheel center cap was found to interfere with the torque specification, preventing the wheels from being properly tightened. If the wheels were not properly tightened, they may loosen and detach while the trailer is moving, increasing the... Read More