Some 2016 Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vehicles recalled

Daimler Vans USA, LLC (DVUSA) is recalling certain 2016 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500/3500 vehicles. The affected vehicles were manufactured without a driveshaft catch strap, allowing a loose driveshaft to strike the fuel tank. A loose driveshaft may strike and puncture the fuel tank, resulting in a fuel leak, increasing the risk of a fire. DVUSA will notify owners, and dealers will... Read More

Recall issued on 2,500 Fleetwood Bounders, Southwinds

REV Recreation Group (REV) is recalling more than 2,500 model year 2013-2015 Fleetwood Bounder and 2013-2016 Fleetwood Southwind motorhomes. The welds attaching the battery tray may be insufficient. As a result, the tray may separate from underneath the chassis. An unsecured battery tray can cause a battery acid leak or an electrical short, increasing the risk of fire or injury.... Read More

Northwest city fed up with Zombie RVs

Portland, Oregon, has had it with Zombie RVs — old, beat up vehicles that are unfixable with malfunctioning waste systems. In 2016 and 2017, the Portland Board of Transportation (PBOT) received more than 8,000 complaints about the derelict and abandoned vehicles. Officials and community members have both witnessed RVs leaking sewage or dumping sewage in public spaces. According to a... Read More

Don’t miss out! National Fossil Day coming soon

It’s time to honor our fossils! Step into the shoes of paleontologists on October 11 for National Fossil Day to discover how these scientists piece together the ancient past. The National Park Service and partner organizations throughout the country will celebrate with events and programs that promote public awareness and stewardship of fossils. “From remote badlands to people’s backyards, it’s truly... Read More

Best demonstration of travel trailer sway danger

Trailer sway is dangerous and can ultimately prove deadly when it results in a crash. Here, we believe, is the best video demonstration of how trailer sway occurs and how to prevent it. Watch as a toy car pulls a trailer on a special treadmill where the load in the trailer can be switched easily from place to place —... Read More