Furnace gobbles electricity when boondocking: Try this instead

  Here’s a question from a reader of RVtravel.com about boondocking.  Hi Bob, Our RV’s furnace, though powerful and keeps us warm, uses a lot of electricity while booondocking. Is there a better way to stay warm? —Karen and Thelma Hi Karen and Thelma, I remember having the same question when I first started boondocking many years ago. Today, a lot... Read More

Gulf Stream recalls Vista Cruiser, Vintage Cruiser trailers

  Gulf Stream Coach, Inc. (Gulf Stream) is recalling 272 model year 2015-2017 Vista Cruisers and 2016-2018 Vintage Cruiser travel trailers. The tire identification label incorrectly states that the trailers are equipped with ST215/75R 14 load range C rated tires when actually they have ST205/65R 14 Load Range D rated tires. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the... Read More

Before driving RV, please engage brain

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris Traveling by car to an appointment in the “big city” of Lake Havasu City, Arizona, we noticed with some alarm as a commercial truck pulled out into the “suicide lane” to pass a vehicle. Since a commercial driver’s license is a pretty-much coveted possession of truck drivers, it seemed to us an unusually... Read More

Thor recalls some 2017 Challenger motorhomes

  Thor Motor Coach is recalling certain 2017 Challenger 37YT motorhomes. The exhaust pipe for the onboard gasoline generator may be incorrectly installed or missing completely from the vehicles. Without a correctly installed generator exhaust pipe, there may be a buildup of carbon monoxide within the interior of the vehicle, increasing the risk of personal injury or death. TMC will... Read More

Reader seeks input about ‘Extreme’ RV siding problem

  From editor Chuck Woodbury I received this email from reader Kate Perrie about a serious condition with cracking paint on the exterior of her motorhome. I am sharing it with you to see how many others have had the same experience. If this is a widespread problem, we will assign an article about it to one of our RV tech experts. Please leave a... Read More