Beyond Forest Service and BLM public lands for boondocking

  Here’s a question from a reader of RVtravel.com about boondocking.  Hi Bob, I’ve just begun boondocking on Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management lands and enjoy it very much. But I’m wondering if there are other public or private lands where boondocking is permitted. —Oscar G.  Hi Oscar, There sure are, though the BLM, with 247.3 million acres –... Read More

Propane leak tests — Here’s one from the Darwin Awards!

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris Here’s another reminder from the Darwin Award files. A 79-year old RVer in St. Amant, La., had a problem with his motorhome. Somewhere there was a gas leak, and he just needed to find it. You know the rest of the story — take out a cigarette lighter, strike off a flame, and KABOOM!... Read More

Highland Ridge recalling 3,379 trailers for fire risk

  Highland Ridge RV (Highland Ridge) is recalling 3,379 model year 2017 Open Range, Highlander, Light, Roamer and Mesa Ridge fifth wheels and Mesa Ridge, Light, Roamer and Ultra Lite travel trailers. The low profile surface mount LED lights may produce extreme temperatures during normal use. Some of the failure characteristics are noted as melting of plastic housing, smoldering and charred/scored... Read More

Adventure park is an insult to military, veterans

  By Chuck Woodbury I am offended by an attraction in the Wisconsin Dells. It’s called the D-Day Invasion Adventure Park. D-Day, for the two or three readers who do not know, was a major, decisive battle of World War II. On June 6, 1944, more than 160,000 Allied troops landed along a 50-mile stretch of French coastline, to fight a heavily fortified Nazi Germany on the... Read More

Forest River recalling some Hyperlite toy haulers

  Forest River is recalling certain 2014 XLR Hyperlite toyhaulers. The vehicles have an axle equalizer knurled bolt (axle shackle locating bolt) that may not be properly seated in the chassis axle hanger. If the equalizer knurled bolt and nut are not installed properly or are missing from a triple-axle configuration, the center axle can rotate to the rear and... Read More

Keystone recalls certain Springdale travel trailers

  Keystone RV Company (Keystone) is recalling certain 2012-2018 Springdale travel trailers, model 303BH. The Federal Identification Tag on these vehicles overstate the Gross Axle Weight Rating capacity (GAWR) by 800 pounds for each axle. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of 49 CFR Part 567, “Certification.” The incorrect GAWR makes the Cargo Carrying Capacity (CCC) label incorrect and... Read More

In Winnebago test, motorhome crashes top down on pavement

  For decades Winnebago has tested its products beyond what is required by the RV industry. Perhaps nothing is more dramatic than the drop test, where a coach is hoisted three feet into the air and then dropped on its roof. After the test, engineers examine structural integrity, appliances and cabinet attachment as well as impact absorption. In this video, several high-speed... Read More