RVing in the news for July 27, 2017

  RV camping coming to Georgia Public Fishing Area Statesboro Herald Grounds have officially been broken to begin construction improvements on Georgia’s Evans County Public Fishing Area. The $1 million, state-funded project will turn the current fishing area into a complete-hookup RV camp area in a bid to expand their current “primitive-style” only tent camping areas in hopes to also... Read More

RVing in the news for July 26, 2017

  Homeless RV population in Portland, Ore., forces police crackdown The Portland Mercury Portland (Oregon) Bureau of Transportation filed 4,111 reports of abandoned RVs in 2016 — up from 2,540 in 2014, and has already fielded 4,133 reports about RVs in 2017. Although an exact reason for this RV camping explosion has not been pinpointed, police have begun cracking down,... Read More

Breaking news for RVers, July 25, 2017

  Popular business lot in Portland, Ore., frustrated by homeless RV squatters KGW Portland  Residents in Portland, Ore., are frustrated over an expanding number of derelict RVs parked illegally outside their homes and businesses. Multiple break-ins and robberies have occurred by the homeless tenants of these RVs and are raising concern about the safety of the neighborhood. Parks, campgrounds closed... Read More

National Parks to get millions for maintenance

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris Recognizing that U.S. National Parks are in need of an injection of cash to handle deferred maintenance backlogs, it was of interest that Ryan Zinke, U.S. Secretary of the Interior, appeared before the press to announce funding to help cover the backlogs.  Zinke made the reveal July 22, using Colorado’s Rocky Mountain National... Read More

Reservations required to visit a National Park?

In the latest development in the “crowding of America,” Utah’s Zion National Park is now proposing requiring reservations to visit the park. No reservation? Then you don’t get in, or at least you can’t stay and explore. It would still be okay to drive through: Just don’t stop to hike or picnic! Under the proposal, a reservation would be required... Read More

Keystone recalling some 2018 trailers for fire hazard

  Keystone is recalling certain model year 2018 Dutchmen Coleman trailers, models 1705RB, 1755FD, 3015BH, 2605RL, 2305QB, 2515RL, 3025RE, and 2855BH. The affected trailers may have been built with incorrect wiring connectors at the air conditioner junction box. The incorrect connectors may result in the wires coming loose and shorting together, increasing the risk of fire. Keystone will notify owners,... Read More

Lance recalls travel trailers with welding issue

  Lance Camper Manufacturing is recalling some Lance Travel Trailers, model year 2018, equipped with adjustable utility receivers sold as optional or aftermarket equipment. The receivers may have insufficient welds and, as a result, things connected to the receiver such as a bicycle rack may not be properly positioned.  If components such as a bicycle rack are not properly supported,... Read More