Keystone RV recall: Stabilizer jacks could fall off during transit

Keystone RV Company (Keystone) is recalling 1,890 model year 2017-2018 Keystone Cougar Western Edition travel trailers. The stabilizer jacks may not have been properly welded to the chassis frame, possibly resulting in the jacks detaching from the trailer during transit. If the manual stabilizer jacks should do that there’s an increased risk of personal injury and property damage. The investigation... Read More

Free entry to National Parks on Veterans Day weekend

The National Park Service will commemorate Veterans Day and the service of American military members past and present with special events and free admission in parks throughout the country this coming weekend, November 11 and 12. “More than 100 national parks have direct connections to American military history, including frontier forts and Cold War sites, battlefields and national cemeteries, memorials... Read More

Carnage at Texas church has ties to RV resort

By Russ and Tiña De Maris The mass shooting at a Texas church last Sunday has brought another disturbing tremor to American life. When Devin Patrick Kelley killed 26 people and wounded 20 more, it seemed unimaginable to many that a house of worship could be the scene of such unholy carnage. Some 35 miles away from the shooting in... Read More

A Rumpl Puffy hits the spot with the arrival of the winter chill

By Bob Difley I first tried a “puffy” jacket on a trip last winter to Portland, Oregon, for my nephew’s graduation. As could be expected in the Pacific Northwest, the weather dipped and snow fell and I (admittedly a warm weather fan) was without enough layers to stay warm outside, so my brother-in-law offered me his puffy jacket. But I... Read More

RV Electricity – Portable space heater safety, Part 2

By Mike Sokol As promised, here’s Part 2 on space heater safety. Last week we discussed the wattage and amperage draw requirements of various wattage space heaters, and discussed electrical fires that can result from heat-damaged outlets and how using skinny extension cords and outlet strips can cause a fire. You can review Part 1 here.  This week we’ll discuss... Read More

Is it safe to camp in a desert wash?

By Bob Difley Setting up your boondocking campsite in a desert wash is considered by many RVers to be foolhardy and should be avoided. Many real-life stories circulate about hikers being washed away in flash floods, and boulders, trees and splintered RVs tumbling down washes ahead of a raging torrent. But these tales do not in themselves prove that every... Read More

Paying an RV park for power? Read your meter!

By Russ and Tiña De Maris Spend any amount of time in a commercial RV park and you’re apt to get a power bill. Since power is expensive anywhere, it’s a bitter pill for RVers when they are often presented with a bill for rates higher than the locals pay. We’ve all heard the “Cost of reading the meter,” “Administrative... Read More

FMCA to announce today new Internet data plan

(Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017) — FMCA, the Family Motor Coach Association, will announce a new benefit today to its 74,000 motorhome owner-members, a new data plan from Verizon. Here are the details as they were provided to RVtravel.com a few days ago (with instructions to hold any mention of this until today). Complete details should be forthcoming from FMCA later... Read More