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

Forest River recalls 1,400 Coachmen RVs

  Forest River is recalling more than 1,400 model year 2014-2015 Coachmen RV Cross Country and Encounter recreational vehicles, and 2014-2018 Coachmen RV Mirada and Mirada Select recreational vehicles equipped with the residential refrigerator option instead of the standard refrigerator. The unused, but powered, wiring for the standard refrigerator was left with exposed wire ends. If the energized positive and... Read More

The case of Flo and the swimming motorhome

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris Scene: A federal district courtroom in California. Issues: Insurance company essentially asks judge to toss out an RV owner’s loss-by-theft claim. Disclaimer: We don’t know everything about this story (we never claimed to be mind readers), but the facts of the case, lifted from court records, do paint an interesting — if not... Read More

RV and RV-related recalls for June 2017

  Here is our monthly summary of RV recalls for June 2017 and related equipment we feel are of interest to our readers. This information has been gleaned from the U.S. National Highway Transportation Safety Administration. This is NOT a complete list of all vehicles and related equipment recalled. UNITED STATES RECALLS RECREATION VEHICLES Columbia Northwest, Inc. (Columbia Northwest) is... Read More

Entegra recalls some Cornerstone motorhomes

  Entegra Coach is recalling 174 model year 2012-2015 Cornerstone 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. Entegra will notify owners, and Spartan Motors service centers will replace the starter,... Read More