RV Travel Newsletter Issue 844

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! U.S. shoppers: Shop at Amazon.com Canadian shoppers: Shop at Amazon.ca Issue 844 • Week of May 5–11, 2018   #rvtravel Editor’s corner With Chuck Woodbury…

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Carefree’s Screen Room adds extra living space to your RV

  With summer on its way, camping season will soon be in full swing. When it gets hot and buggy, or when the grandkids show up for the weekend, you will appreciate an extra screened-in room that fits under your awning. The Carefree Vacation’r Screen Room is a high quality, lightweight room specifically designed to fit nearly all traditional patio…

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Worries about tornadoes, and a video of RVs getting blown over

By Chuck Woodbury I have never before spent this time of the year in the Midwest. I never thought anything about monster lightning storms, golf-ball-sized hail storms and tornadoes. We don’t have those in the West. We have earthquakes. But for me, having been in a dozen earthquakes and never having a problem except a touch of motion sickness two…

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RV industry publications ignore major news item

By Chuck Woodbury We ran an article last week about Ryan Andersen, the owner of Andersen Hitches of Idaho Falls, Idaho. He was photographed vandalizing an iconic red rock arch on federal lands near Canyonlands and Arches National Parks. He apologized for the act after the photo was widely circulated on social media. The Utah Attorney General in Salt Lake…

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Forest River recalls Coachmen RVs for propane-related issue

Forest River is recalling certain 2018-2019 Coachmen Spirit travel trailers, models SBT2963BH and SBT2342BH. The outdoor cooktop may have been installed without a liquid propane (LP) quick disconnect. If the cooktop unit does not have an LP hose quick disconnect feature and the cooktop is placed into the vehicle while still connected to the LP supply and with the LP…

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RV History: Tent campers

By Al Hesselbart Throughout the history of the recreational vehicle, the most popular style of camper, by volume of models sold, has always been the folding tent trailer, or its very early predecessor, the non-folding tent trailer. They most closely resembled the tents with which all outdoorsmen were familiar. The popularity of these models has been based on price and on ease…

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