RV Daily Tips Newsletter 947

Issue 947 • August 6, 2018 This newsletter is brought to you Monday through Thursday by RVtravel.com and is funded primarily through voluntary subscription contributions from our readers. Thank you! U.S. shoppers: Shop at Amazon.com Canadian shoppers: Shop at Amazon.ca QUICK TIPS Ups and downs on RV ladder safety Many RVs have a built-on roof access ladder. Here’s Tony King’s take…

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Jayco recalls motorhomes for incorrect weight label

Jayco is recalling certain 2018-2019 Jayco Alante, Precept, Seneca, Redhawk, and Melbourne motorhomes. The Cargo Carrying Capacity (CCC) label incorrectly overstates the cargo capacity, potentially causing the vehicle to be overloaded. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 120, “Wheels and Rims – Other than Passenger Cars.” An overloaded…

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Oregon state parks could increase rates – or not

Camping at your favorite Oregon State Park campsite could become more expensive – or, in fact, less expensive – if a new Oregon Parks and Recreation Department proposal is adopted, reports central Oregon’s KTVZ. The Parks Department said Aug. 1 that it is seeking public comment on proposed rules that would allow the agency to enact flexible rates within a…

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Montana and Idaho wildfires continue expansion

The central Idaho Sharps wildfire grew to 100 square miles on Saturday, reports the Seattle Times, advancing into remote, mountainous terrain as nearly 500 firefighters battled the fire about 6 miles east of Bellevue, Idaho. Authorities say the wildfire’s transition into more remote areas means aircraft and firefighters on foot will be used rather than fire engines and bulldozers. The…

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Sunday morning: California wildfires still expanding, uncontained

The Mendocino Complex burning in Mendocino, Lake and Colusa counties about 90 miles north of San Francisco had grown to cover a total of 229,000 acres (92,600 hectares) by late Saturday, and were considered 32 percent contained, reported Reuters on Sunday morning. California fires have now torched about 290,000 acres, more than double the five-year average over that same period,…

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