Forest River recalls some Prime Time fifth wheels

Forest River is recalling certain 2017-2018 Prime Time Wildcat fifth-wheel trailers. The water heater may have been installed too close to the underside of the slideout, possibly allowing carbon monoxide to enter the vehicle. If carbon monoxide enters the vehicle through the slideout opening, it can increase the risk of injury. Forest River will notify owners, and dealers will install... Read More

RV Travel Newsletter Issue 812

Learn about RV camping, RV travel, RV news and much more. This newsletter, now in its 17th year of continuous publication, is funded primarily through advertising and voluntary subscription contributions from our readers. Thank you! Issue 812 • Week of September 23–29, 2017 SHOP AT AMAZON and help support this newsletter! If you shop at Amazon.com, would you please visit there... Read More

FMCA’s future unclear. Your thoughts, please?

By Chuck Woodbury EDITOR The Family Motor Coach Association, FMCA, has begun surveying its members about including owners of towable RVs into the club, which is currently restricted to owners of motorized RVs only. If more than 50 percent of current members vote yes, to accept towables, then FMCA will welcome all RVs, motorized or not. Voting is being conducted... Read More

Nature: The sophisticated way squirrels bury nuts

Have you ever watched squirrels scurry around to bury a nut? If you’ve stayed in more than a few campgrounds, you’ve likely seen them do it many times. You may have wondered how those squirrels know where to bury the nuts, then return to find them. It turns out, they have a pretty sophisticated method. Fox squirrels, for example, apparently organize... Read More

What power extension cord for RV parked 90 feet from outlet?

  Mike, I was reading an article you wrote about 30A pedestals. I’ve just purchased a piece of land and there’s a new 30A RV outlet. The problem is that the plug is 90 feet away from my RV parking. I’m trying to keep it near the connection to the septic system. The RV is a 30A travel trailer with... Read More

Nice neighbors but noisy generator – What to do?

Dear RV Shrink: We were recently camping in Yellowstone in one of our favorite, usually quiet campgrounds. Unfortunately, we ended up next to a lovely couple with a very noisy generator. I don’t think it even had a muffler. During the summer season it is combat camping and moving was not an option. We were lucky to get the spot... Read More

Dolly for truck camper comes in handy

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris RVing with a truck camper certainly has its advantages – but at times there are some drawbacks. Storage for some can be an issue. We’ve heard situations where a truck camper owner’s landlord wouldn’t permit him to off-load the camper and store it on the slab with the jacks supporting it. “It’s gotta... Read More