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

Keystone recalls some 2018 toy hauler RVs

Keystone RV Company is recalling certain 2018 Carbon, Fuzion, and Raptor triple axle toy haulers. The RVs may have an incorrectly welded suspension equalizer that can result in the suspension’s failure while traveling. If the suspension fails, the trailer’s handling would be affected, increasing the risk of a crash. Keystone has notified owners, and dealers will replace the equalizer with... Read More

Forest River recalling some 2018 Puma trailers

Forest River, Inc. is recalling 742 model year 2018 Puma travel trailers. When installing and tightening the wheels on the trailers, the plastic wheel center cap was found to interfere with the torque specification, preventing the wheels from being properly tightened. If the wheels were not properly tightened, they may loosen and detach while the trailer is moving, increasing the... Read More

California fire victims to get RVs for temporary housing

Northern California’s Sonoma County and the city of Santa Rosa are working with state and federal partners to provide safe, immediate, transitional, and long-term housing to assist residents who were displaced by the recent tragic fires and stabilize the immediate housing crisis faced by residents. Nearly 5,000 residential units were destroyed. The Board of Supervisors has approved leasing 80 existing... Read More

Keystone recalls 1,697 trailers for fire hazard

Keystone RV Company is recalling 1,697 model year 2018 Crossroads Cruiser and 2017-2018 Crossroads Sunset, Volante, and Zinger RVs equipped with Flame King cook tops designed for outdoor use. The cook tops have a corrugated fiber board that can burn. When using the Flame King outdoors there is a risk of the burner flame inverting while using an oversized pan... Read More

How to avoid damaging slides when leveling an RV

By Russ and Tiña De Maris So what’s the correct way to level your rig without damaging the slides — before or after they are extended? The safest (and most warranty-wise) answer: “Do what your rig’s manual tells you.” Here’s a lift from a Keystone manual: “The recreational vehicle must be level to avoid binding the slide-rooms. Remember, stabilizing jacks... Read More