RVing in the news for August 3, 2017

Man arrested after holding RV Center staff at gunpoint Palm Beach Post Chalin Christopher Merrihew, 41, has been arrested after holding RV Center employees at gunpoint. Police were called to the Florida Outdoors RV Center before 5 p.m., Wednesday, August 2. Merrihew was identified by video images and was caught after a four-hour manhunt. Merrihew was charged with armed charges,... Read More

Alternative locations to view the August eclipse

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris With the August 21 eclipse getting closer, state and national parks in the path of the solar event’s totality are ramping up for huge crowds. Planning on watching the eclipse but unsure of where to go? Here’s a resource that you may not have thought of: U.S. National Wildlife Refuges. More than a... Read More

RVing in the news for August 1, 2017

California launches new camping reservation system ReserveCalifornia.com Reserving state park camping sites and tours in California just got easier. A new reservation system, ReserveCalifornia, launched today. The online resource will offer greater accessibility to more visitors for highly sought-after camping and lodging sites. Previously, campers could only book a site on the first day of the month. Reservations can now... Read More

Keystone recalls some 2016-2018 Avalanche trailers

Keystone RV is recalling certain 2016-2018 Keystone Avalanche recreational trailers, model 370RD. The affected vehicles have an adjustment bolt for the kitchen slide-out that could contact the front tire. If the bolt contacts the front tire, the tire may suddenly fail, increasing the risk of a crash. Keystone has notified owners, and dealers will replace the adjustment bolt with a... Read More

Keystone recalls some Outback trailers

Keystone RV is recalling 910 model year 2016-2017 Keystone Outback travel trailers, models 220URB, 240URS, 250URS, 255UBH, and 293UBH. The affected vehicles were built with an incorrect drawbar installed to tow the travel trailer. Under certain stress conditions during travel the drawbar may bend, leading to an increased risk of property damage and poor vehicle handling. An indication of a problem... Read More

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