Tiffin recalls more than 10,000 motorhomes

Tiffin Motorhomes is recalling certain model year 2007-2011 Allegro, Allegro Bus, Phaeton, and Zephyr motorhomes, 2007-2010 Allegro Bay motorhomes, and 2010-2011 Allegro Breeze motorhomes. The windshield wiper arms on the affected vehicles may break off. Approximately 10,300 vehicles are involved in the recall. If the windshield wiper arms break, the driver’s visibility may be reduced, increasing the risk of a crash.... Read More

RV Travel Newsletter, Aug. 13-19

Learn about RV camping, RV travel, RV news and much more. This newsletter, now in its 15th year of continuous publication, is funded primarily through advertising and voluntary subscription contributions from our readers. Thank you! Issue 755 • Week of Aug.13-19, 2016 SHOP AT AMAZON and help support this newsletter! If you shop at Amazon.com, would you please visit there through... Read More

One-touch automatic leveling system for travel trailers

By Bob Difley Lippert Components’ newest leveling system, Ground Control® TT, is the industry’s first ever one-touch automatic leveling system designed for travel trailers. Fifth wheels and motorhomes have offered one-touch automatic leveling for years, and now LCI has brought this technology to the much larger travel trailer market. “Consumers today expect to push a button to set up camp... Read More

GFCI hums in Class A motorhome — Why?

Dear Gary,I have replaced the Ground Fault Interrupter (GFI) in my Class A motorhome and the new one hums when the inverter is on. Do you know why? —Denise D. Dear Denise,My immediate thought is that the new one simply does not know the words! Or it might have something to do with an internal line balance-detecting transformer (more likely).... Read More

Harbor Freight: Good values or “Chinese Junk”?

By Russ and Tiña De Maris As RVers, we’re all in favor of saving money. And for RVers that handle whatever maintenance and repair work they can, here’s a possible source of big savings. It’s called Harbor Freight Tools. We know, there’s apt to be a little backlash from some. We’ve heard the jeers: “Horrible Freight Tools.” “More Chinese Junk!”... Read More