RV Travel Newsletter Issue 811

Learn about RV camping, RV travel, RV news and much more. This newsletter, now in its 17th year of continuous publication, is funded primarily through advertising and voluntary subscription contributions from our readers. Thank you! Issue 811 • Week of September 16–22, 2017 SHOP AT AMAZON and help support this newsletter! If you shop at Amazon.com, would you please visit there... Read More

Stuff this backpack/duffel for day trips and weekend escapes

  By Bob Difley I like containers of all sorts. Big ones, small ones. Plastic bins and large duffels. Hard-sided, and soft. But I especially like soft containers that have divisions or pockets to organize stuff. So when Solo New York asked me to review the Weekender Backpack Duffel I couldn’t resist. This duffel is the perfect size and configuration... Read More

Hymer recalling some Aktiv RVs for taillight problem

Erwin Hymer Group North America, Inc. (Hymer) is recalling 195 model year 2016-2018 Aktiv RVs built on a RAM Promaster chassis and equipped with a Continental kit (CK). The exhaust pipe may melt the rear bumper cover and the vehicle wiring in that area. The exhaust heat can melt the taillight wiring, causing the taillight not to function, creating the... Read More

Thor recalls some Hurricane, Serrano, Windsport motorhomes

Because of a fire risk, Thor Motor Coach (TMC) is recalling certain 2010-2011 Hurricane, and 2011 Serrano and Windsport motorhomes. The affected vehicles are wired to be powered by a generator and are equipped with an Iota ITS-50R transfer switch that may fail when exposed to elevated electrical loads and used in higher temperatures. The transfer switch may overheat, increasing... Read More

OK to change tire size on duallies?

RV Tire Safety with RV tire expert Roger Marble Question from RVer on a forum “I need six new tires for a 2004 38-foot Dutch Star on a Spartan chassis. Michelin tire models and sizing has me totally confused. Current Michelin size is 275/80R22.5. Dealers claim this Michelin size is interchangeable to 295/75R22.5 from brands that don’t offer the original... Read More

Big recall on 2016-2018 Springdale, Summerland trailers

Keystone is recalling more than 6,600 model year 2016-2018 Springdale and Summerland travel trailers. The wiring for the electric stabilizer jacks were incorrectly connected to the unprotected side of the breaker. An electrical short in the wiring for the electric stabilizer jack can increase the risk of a fire. Keystone will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the installation of... Read More

How to minimize and manage waste when boondocking

  Here’s a question from a reader of RVtravel.com about boondocking, and Part 2 of the answer.  Hi Bob, In the past you have probably reflected on various boondocking techniques. If so, some reruns would be appreciated. For a neophyte boondocker interested in staying in the woods like maybe for 2–3 weeks: How to maximize energy usage? Routine for use of... Read More