Large fifth wheel trailer stolen from California’s Emerald Triangle

A large fifth wheel trailer was stolen from Myers Flat (population: 146) a few days ago. The 39-foot Sandpiper toy hauler has an Arizona license plate number of Y35389 and Sandpiper written across the back. The area from which the trailer was stolen is in Humboldt County’s Emerald Triangle, long a pot-growing area in Northern California. Speculation is that the…

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Increased accessibility linked to increase in new campers

If you think campgrounds are fuller these days and getting a reservation is more difficult, you are right. More than 6 million new North American households have adopted the camping lifestyle since 2014, with the number of campers who camp three times or more each year – the most avid group of campers – having increased by 64 percent, reports Business…

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Silicon Valley city enacts one-year pilot program for affordable RV parking

High real estate prices, soaring Silicon Valley rent, and not enough affordable housing has urged city leaders in East Palo Alto to vote unanimously to approve a controversial pilot program that will house and support RV residents on city-owned property, reported KTVU News. The vacant lot sits on 1798 Bay Road. It is a first for Silicon Valley. “It’s better than…

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Goodyear receiving scrutiny over misreported failures of RV tire

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has been facing scrutiny over failure of the G159 tires, which were manufactured between 1996 and 2003, and could face a $105 million fine if it failed to properly report crashes to federal regulators that involve an RV tire linked to nearly 100 injuries and deaths, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s interim chief, Heidi…

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