About RVtravel.com and our challenges

  By Chuck Woodbury EDITOR March 13, 2017 I received a letter recently from a reader named Bob, who wrote: “Maybe it’s just me, but the routine negative tenor of your editorial is a bit tiring. Please consider an occasional upbeat topic. Great newsletter though.” Yes, I realize I have been negative at times. I’ve done a lot of thinking about that.... Read More

On-the-go charging with Phoenix Briefcase Generator

  By Bob Difley The Phoenix Briefcase Generator, an all-in-one portable solar power system, was specifically designed for mobile, off-grid and emergency applications. This compact, lightweight backup system combines two highly efficient Renogy 10W Monocrystalline Solar Panels and is capable of expanding up to 120 watts. The Phoenix’s 16Ah Li-ion(NMC) battery is replaceable, offering the capability of limitless power for on-the-go... Read More

Sprinter vans/motorhomes recalled for drive shaft issue

  (March 16, 2017) — Daimler Vans USA, LLC (DVUSA) is recalling 1,248 model year 2016 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vehicles and Freightliner Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vehicles. The bracket for the center support bearing of the drive shaft may not have been properly welded. Daimler AG (DAG), the manufacturer of Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner Sprinter Vans, has determined that... Read More

How often does RV hot-skin wiring occur?

  Dear Mike, Regarding the three essential testers (Digital Multi-Meter, Non-Contact Voltage Tester, and Circuit Analyzer) mentioned in the video from Gary Bunzer in the RV Travel newsletter recently (Three electrical testing devices all RV owners should have in their tool kit), do you have statistics (even educated guesses) on how often hot-skin wiring is actually occurring? How about the... Read More