Are you transporting alien bugs in your RV?

By Deanna Tolliver Stink bugs! Specifically, brown marmorated stink bugs. Have you seen them in your RV? They’re more common in the eastern U.S. but are rapidly heading west, in part because they’re hitching rides in our RVs!  They are not just ugly and smell bad: They present a potentially devastating threat to North American agriculture. RV Travel editor Chuck... Read More

Thor Industries shifting focus from Boomers to Millennials

Thor, the largest RV maker in the world, is shifting its focus from Baby Boomers to Millennials. That’s what company CEO Bob Martin told Jim Cramer last Thursday on Cramer’s CNBC TV show “Mad Money.” Here’s what Martin said. “You look at the RV industry, the Go RVing campaign, our own internal advertising campaign. We’re getting younger people, we’re getting... Read More

How often do you have to recertify propane tanks?

Here’s a question from a reader of about boondocking.  Hi Bob, My husband and I began fulltime RVing in November 2017. We bought a 2003 Alpine Coach motorhome, having it inspected and warranted before hitting the road. We headed south from Indiana and have been to several states. We haven’t had need for propane much other than a few cold... Read More

RV and RV-related recalls for February 2018

Here is our monthly summary of RV recalls for February 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. OUR NEW GROUP IS OFF TO A GREAT START Won’t you join... Read More

RV Pet Vet: Heartworms in pets: bad news, even deadly

Ask the RV Vet With Dr. Deanna Tolliver, M.S., DVM Occasionally I forget to take a daily vitamin pill. And I may forget to set out the trash to be picked up. But there’s one routine I don’t forget: I always remember to give my dogs their monthly heartworm prevention. I remember because it’s vitally important and potentially fatal.... Read More