RV and RV-related recalls for Dec. 2016

  WASHINGTON: Here is our monthly summary of RV recalls for December 2016 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. UNITED STATES RECALLS RECREATION VEHICLES Cruiser RV (Cruiser) is recalling... Read More

Use an inexpensive inverter to minimize generator runs

By Greg Illes Not very many of us like the sound of a generator — it’s regarded by most as a necessary evil. In some areas, there are significant restrictions on generator-use times. Add to this the need to “warm up” a generator before you put a real load on it, and running a generator becomes even more annoying. But... Read More

Thor recalling some 2016 Outlaw motorhomes

  Thor Motor Coach (TMC) is recalling 209 model year 2016-2017 Outlaw motorhomes, models 37BG, 37LS, 37RB, 38RE and 38RF, manufactured January 13, 2016 to December 8, 2016. The affected vehicles have rear cargo door hinges with welds that may be inadequate for securing the hinge pin to the hinge plate. TMC will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the hinge... Read More

RV Stabilizer: The easy way to stop the sway

  By Bob Difley Rock and roll is here to stay — but those song lyrics shouldn’t define how your 5th wheel or travel trailer behaves in your campsite. The Valterra RV Stabilizer is your stabilization solution. This simple and effective Stabilizer creates a rock-solid foundation for your fifth wheel, class “C” motorhome, toy hauler or travel trailer. It sets... Read More

Really? Amazon warehouses in the sky?

  By Chuck Woodbury I am continually amazed at Amazon.com. Sometimes I wonder how long other retailers will survive when Amazon is improving the customer experience and the speed at which it can deliver packages. The company has already made its first delivery by drone. Surely, the pace of such deliveries will quicken. Today, I’m not sure whether to laugh or marvel at Amazon’s... Read More

Kenyon introduces compact, SilKEN Grill for RVs

  By Bob Difley Kenyon International introduced its new SilKEN® Grill, ideal for use in RVs with limited storage area. The SilKEN Grill features a collapsible silicone lid that stays cool to the touch and prevents accidental burns. The use of silicone allows the grill lid to collapse to a height of just two inches for easy use and storage.... Read More

RV industry goals ignore consumer interests

  By Chuck Woodbury editor, RVtravel.com The “internal reorganization” statement below is from the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA), which represents the RV industry, mostly manufacturers of recreational vehicles. The statement notes new or redefined goals for the organization. With all the problems with the bad quality of today’s RVs, you’d think at least one new goal would be to improve the quality of RVs rolling off... Read More