RV industry marketing efforts target three groups

  Based on news release from the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA). With deliveries of RVs climbing toward an all-time high, the North American RV industry is planning to accelerate its marketing efforts on three groups of consumers most likely to buy – Active Family Adventurers, Nature Lovers and Kid-Free Adult Adventurers. Combined, they represent 40 percent of U.S. households. According to a news release,... Read More

Heartland recalls more than two-thousand travel trailers

  Heartland Recreational Vehicles is recalling 2,045 model year 2015-2016 Cyclone travel trailers manufactured July 6, 2014, to September 29, 2015, and 2015-2016 Road Warrior and 2016 Torque trailers manufactured July 18, 2014, to September 30, 2015. The affected trailers are equipped with aluminum black ladders manufactured by Christianson Industries that have retractable hinges, each with a welded ‘top hat’... Read More

Tour the 2017 Unity TB motorhome by Leisure Travel

  The new European body design on a Sprinter chassis features integrated running boards, LED tail lights, clean aerodynamic lines and four available paint schemes. And, with fiberglass curved baggage doors with struts and an increased baggage area opening, packing and unpacking is very convenient. To learn more about the Unity TB visit: http://leisurevans.com/unity/ Read More

Video: Tour the 2017 Winnebago View/Navion Itasca

  Take a tour of the Winnebago 2017 View/Navion 24G Class C motorhomes in this video from Winnebago Industries. These RV cousins (both from Winnebago Industries), feature a unique two-slideout design on the Mercedes Sprinter Chassis. Winnebago was the first major U.S. RV maker to build motorhomes on the popular Sprinter chassis, and today still builds half the models on... Read More

Forest River, Jayco and Winnebago issue recalls

  (November 20, 2016) — Forest River, Jayco and Winnebago have recently issued recalls. Here’s a recap: Forest River is recalling certain model year 2017 Vibe trailers manufactured September 20, 2016, to October 20, 2016. The outside of the kitchen stove may have been connected to a 12V D.C. positive circuit, potentially shocking a user that touches it. An energized stove... Read More

Escapees Club to change pet policy

  To protect guests and their pets, the Escapees RV Club will introduce a new pet policy on January 1, 2017. According to a statement, seven Escapees Rainbow Parks will begin asking guests during the registration and check-in process if their pets are up-to-date on vaccinations. Proof of vaccinations are not currently required. “This is to keep the registration as... Read More

Test drive: 2016 American Coach Eagle motorhome

  Gary Bunzer takes you for a spin in the 45-foot 2016 American Eagle 45N. In this 10-minute, he shows you the interior, exterior and the coach’s drivability. The American Eagle, made by REV Recreation Group of Decatur, Ind., is built on a Freightliner Liberty chassis and powered by a Cummins ISX15, 600-horesepower engine. Join Gary as he checks out the bays, compartments... Read More

New foam car debuts: Your next dinghy?

  You’ve likely never seen a car like the new electric drive Spira, which debuted at the L.A. Auto Show. The enclosed three-wheel electric trike is steered with a tiller with an exterior that looks like a toy car covered in styrofoam. It carries two passengers (but just barely).  The body is constructed of recyclable light foam, fiberglass and plastic. Top speed is 75 mph.... Read More

Wanted: Person in NW to talk up RVing to millennials

    The MHRV Show Association, which presents the annual Seattle RV Show, is looking for a pleasant and knowledgeable person who is enthusiastic about the RV lifestyle to demonstrate a small, trendy travel trailer to millennials at events around Western Washington. The successful candidate will play a fundamental role in enthusiastically promoting all the things that can be done with an RV along with the benefits that come with... Read More