RV makers’ one-upmanship getting out of control

By Chuck Woodbury EDITOR I received this press release today. Here’s the first paragraph. ASA Electronics is providing a complete JENSEN® audio/video package for Coachmen’s 2018 Adrenaline Toy Hauler. The Adrenaline will feature JENSEN’s new App Ready JWM70A stereo, powerful 12 volt JMPSW800 amplified subwoofer, and marine grade MS650 coaxial speakers, along with a 40-inch LED TV to complete the... Read More

Thumbs down: Loose bolts under the slideout

We received this letter from an RVtravel.com reader. There are two sides to every story, so always keep that in mind. After reading this, please comment about your own, similar experiences. Dear Chuck, Recently I noticed daylight emitting into my fifth wheel along the side of the slide-out. The RV is a Rockwood Signature Ultra Light, 32-foot 8289WS by Forest... Read More

Need hospital care? Your RV may be welcome

  By Jim Twamley Many hospitals have designated RV parking. In fact, many have hookups that patients and family members can use for free. Often the idea of a designated spot for parking RVs comes as an afterthought, so hospitals may have sites grafted into an existing parking lot. In cases like these, electric is great, water sometimes, but don’t... Read More

New SmartPlug RV cordset more flexible and easily coiled

Most RV power cords stiffen as the temperature drops, making them difficult to lay out and retrieve. SmartPlug Systems’ new SUPERFLEX50 50A 125/250V cordset is different. Even in freezing conditions down to -58° F, it remains incredibly flexible and easy to coil. And because it boasts the revolutionary SmartPlug, it’s the safest and simplest to use RV cord available. Delivering... Read More

Nearly half-million Ram pickup trucks recalled – possible fire risk

From press release September 19, 2017 – Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA US LLC) is voluntarily recalling an estimated 443,712 U.S.-market heavy-duty pickups and medium-duty trucks to inspect and replace, if necessary, their water pumps.   Affected are model-year 2013-17 Ram 2500 and 3500 pickups; and 3500, 4500 and 5500 chassis cabs.   Customer feedback prompted an FCA US investigation that... Read More