Heartland recalling trailers: wrong tires installed

Heartland Recreational Vehicles is recalling certain 2018 Heartland Sundance XLT TT travel trailers. The vehicles may have been incorrectly equipped with Load Range C tires instead of Load Range D tires. Overloading the tires may result in tire failure, increasing the risk of a crash. Heartland will notify owners, and dealers will replace the tires with ones of the correct…

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Boat dealers compete with RV dealers for techs

One reason why RV techs seem to be in short supply among RV dealerships is the competition for techs by the boating industry, reports Woodall’s Campground Management. Like the RV industry, the boating sector is also dealing with a shortage of technicians. According to an oped by Soundings Trade Only, a recent announcement by the RV Industry Association is likely…

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Newberry National Volcanic Monument closes campgrounds for season

If you had hopes of camping at Newberry National Volcanic Monument in Deschutes National Forest, near Bend, Oregon, you may need to change your plans. Several campgrounds within the monument will close early for the season because of a project designed to remove diseased trees, reports The Bulletin. The U.S. Forest Service announced that it will begin the “Shield” forest…

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Lightning-caused wildfires break out across Central Oregon

It seems that hot and dry Central Oregon has not been able to avoid wildfires breaking out as have plagued California. Central Oregon Fire Management Service responded to 46 new fires Friday, several growing large in the hot, dry conditions, and threatening several campgrounds, reported KTVZ News. (Update: Hwy. 26 reopens; campgrounds under Level 2, 1 alerts; Warm Springs fire…

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Camping fees to rise at Arkansas’ Buffalo National River

Administrators at the Buffalo National River want to increase fees at some campsites. The park last raised camping fees in 2013, said Cassandra Johannsen, a park ranger. “Camping fees at Buffalo National River are used to pay seasonal staff to maintain camping facilities, and for updates to facilities like hiking trails and amphitheaters,” she said. The park’s campsites range from…

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Camping World marches on to dominate the RV market

In case you have not been paying attention, here’s a quick look at how Marcus Lemonis and his Camping World have been moving to dominate the RV sales, parts and service industry. In the second quarter alone of this year, Camping World has: Completed six dealership acquisitions and added new RV dealerships in Sioux City, SD; Sherwood, AR; Nashville, TN;…

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