RV Electricity – Stray Voltage found on call button box on gate!

Dear Readers, This report just in from the Stray Voltage Patrol…. It describes an SVP member feeling a shock from the call box at the campground gate. This was an extremely dangerous situation that was identified and reported by an SVP member before anyone was injured or killed. Describe what you discovered: When I came through the gate and touched…

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Should you replace valve stems when installing TPMS sensors?

RV Tire Safety with RV tire expert Roger Marble Got this question on an RV forum: “I understand from the thread that you should use metal tire stems with TPMS [tire pressure monitoring system] caps. The ends of the tire stems on our trailer are metal with the only visible rubber part right where they go through the wheel. I…

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Forest River recalls trailers for oven issue

Forest River is recalling certain 2019 Prime Time Tracer and Avenger travel trailers equipped with a Greystone oven. The ovens may be missing a diverter which can cause the countertop to get extremely hot. The hot countertop increases the risk of burn injuries. The remedy for this recall is still under development. The recall is expected to begin in September…

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Seasonal changes announced for Bitterroot NF campgrounds

With fall making its arrival next week, the Bitterroot National Forest in Montana is announcing several campground and recreation site changes, reports KPAX. Plan your late-season camping trips now or you may have to wait until next spring. Darby/Sula Ranger District – (406) 821-3913: Lower Como Campground = Open with services and nightly fees through September 16th. Current fees – $16/night.…

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All Appalachian Mountains campgrounds closed due to hurricane

Hurricane Florence continues her threats in an expanding circle, now causing the  U.S. Forest Service, Forest Supervisor, on Wednesday to close down all campgrounds and recreation sites, day use or overnight, in the Nantahala and the Pisgah National Forests by Thursday, September 13 at noon. This will include the temporary suspension of creating reservations on www.recreation.gov. Canceled reservations, for this…

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Forest River recall: Coachmen trailer safety switch issue

Forest River is recalling certain 2019 Coachmen Freedom Express travel trailers. The break-away safety switch was not wired to a constant power source and, as a result, the switch may be inadvertently disconnected from the trailer house battery and cause the brakes to not engage if the trailer detaches from the tow vehicle. If the trailer brakes cannot engage if…

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