RVing will not make you happy

By Tammy Williams How do you like my attention-grabbing title? As Ricky Ricardo said, “Let me ‘splain.” Two and a half years ago, I completely dismantled my perfectly good life. I exited the Rat Race, downsized drastically, and embarked on a journey of travel and discovery. In the months leading up to the metamorphosis, I imagined my new life; there…

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Entregra recalls motorhomes for lights issue

Entegra Coach is recalling approximately 1,600 model year 2016-2018 Aspire, Anthem, Cornerstone and Insignia motorhomes. The vehicles have lights that do not include reflectors and the vehicle does not have separate reflectors. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 108, “Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment.” Affected coaches: ENTEGRA/ANTHEM/2016-2018 …

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Death Valley castle built on a foundation of lies

By Chuck Woodbury DEATH VALLEY, Calif. — In the middle of this vast desert is a castle built on a foundation of lies. Scotty’s Castle is proof that dishonesty can pay. Perhaps no place in America is as infamous as Death Valley. Since its discovery by Western settlers, it’s been typecast as a scorched, rattlesnake-infested expanse of worthless desert. Truth…

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Oregon county may allow new car, RV parking for homeless

Homeless RVers in Lane County, Oregon, may soon have new places to stay. County commissioners are considering a pilot program that would allow homeless residents with vehicles to camp on private properties near Eugene. The Register-Guard reports that many neighborhoods in the pilot area lie within Eugene’s urban growth boundary but are outside the city limits. Under the program, businesses, churches,…

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Jamboree, Holiday Rambler motorhomes recalled for fire hazard

REV Recreation Group is recalling 395 model year 2017-2018 Fleetwood Jamboree and Holiday Rambler Vesta motorhomes. The hydraulic leveling system lines may not be properly secured allowing them to contact the axle or the chassis drive train components possibly resulting in a hydraulic fluid leak. A damaged hydraulic line may leak or spray fluid, increasing the risk of a fire,…

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RV shipments to reach half-million this year

The RV industry’s shipments will top a staggering half a million units in 2017 with expectations of 505,600 units shipped by the end of the year. This represents a 13 percent increase above the projected 2017 total of 445,700 units. According to a news release, the forecast was prepared by RV industry analyst Richard Curtin and released by RVIA President…

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Surge Guard announces lifetime warranty for RV products

Southwire Company, LLC, has announced a new warranty for its line of Surge Guard products. The new warranty includes lifetime equipment coverage for all Surge Guard products, and includes connected equipment coverage to protect appliances in the RV like TVs and microwaves against costly damage resulting from transient voltage surges or spikes. The new warranty applies to all Surge Guard…

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