Los Angeles plans to increase number of RV dump stations

Recognizing the problem with human waste being dumped onto streets by recreational vehicles, the Los Angeles City Council moved forward with a plan Friday to increase the number of RV pumping facilities. Councilman Bob Blumenfield introduced a motion last year which brought attention to the issue, noting that the 2017 Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority homeless count found 2,363 RVs…

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RV park fees higher this Labor Day weekend

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Aug. 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Labor Day marks the traditional end to the summer camping season. According to data gathered by CampgroundViews.com, 2018 will have the highest overnight camping fees ever recorded with average nightly rates for a traditional camping site increasing 6 percent from 2017 to $31.53. The company gathers data on campgrounds and RV parks in…

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Man steals motorhome, leads police on chase with slideouts extended   

After stealing a motorhome from Richardson’s RV Center in Menifee, California, a man led police on a chase between Riverside and San Diego counties Wednesday with the slideouts fully extended, according to California Highway Patrol and as reported by NBC San Diego.    Employees at the dealership say they were installing a new floor in the brand-new, full-sized Jayco motorhome when the…

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Homeless RVer problem in Santa Rosa business park coming to a head

Public works employees on Wednesday used a large vacuum truck at Northpoint Corporate Center in southwest Santa Rosa, CA, flushing and suctioning clean about a dozen or more city storm drains, reported the Press Democrat. Along with the usual leaves, small rocks and debris, the city public works crew extracted a duffel bag, makeup, parking signs, human waste and drug…

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Study reveals habits and desires of new RVers

A new report from Go RVing examines how the RV buyer of the future will use technology so that the RV industry can determine the best ways to reach out (i.e., sell RVs) to those potential customers, reports Woodall’s Campground Management.  The report suggests some new ways for Go Rving to best reach emerging audiences — Millennials, African-Americans, and Hispanics…

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Awesome teardrops, small trailers on display at Düsseldorf Caravan show

More than 2,000 vehicles are on display at the sprawling annual Düsseldorf Caravan Salon, from massive 4-wheel drive expedition motorhomes to tiny camping trailers. The biggest impression, however, is not always the behemoths, but often is with the small camping trailers and iconic teardrops (a few of which are shown below) that are among the most memorable sights of this very…

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Massive Carr Fire that devastated Redding, CA, now fully contained

The raging Carr Fire, the destroyer of more than 1,000 homes in and around Redding, CA, and killer of eight people, has been fully contained, Cal Fire officials announced Thursday night. The fire burned for 38 days, devoured 229,651 acres – nearly 360 square miles – and destroyed 1,604 structures and damaged 279 others, reported the Sacramento Bee. State fire officials…

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RV and RV-related recalls for August 2018

Here is our monthly summary of RV recalls for August 2018 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. Keep rodents out of your RV! The positive reviews on this make…

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Newmar recalls motorhomes for loose bolts issue

Newmar Corporation is recalling certain 2017-2019 Newmar Ventana LE and Ventana motorhomes, 2018 Mountain Aire and Essex motorhomes, and 2017-2018 London Aire motorhomes. The brake caliper mounting bolts on the vehicles may be insufficiently tightened, allowing the bolts to loosen. If the brake caliper mounting bolts loosen, braking performance many be reduced, increasing the risk of a crash Newmar will…

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