Texas RV parks open up to Houston evacuees

The Texas Association of Campground Owners (TACO) has identified 41 campgrounds and RV parks with space available for Hurricane Harvey evacuees, including parks in Houston and Galveston. “Texas park owners have opened their hearts and their parks. They are receiving countless evacuees and helping them while the storm passes and the cleanup begins. It will be a long process but... Read More

Forest River recalls some 2018 Sprinter motorhomes

Forest River is recalling certain 2018 Forest River Dynamax, Forester, Sunseeker, and Coachmen Prism vehicles built on Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans. The affected vehicles have tire labels on the B-pillar that list a tire pressure that is too low. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of 49 CFR Part 567, “Certification.” Operating the vehicle with low front... Read More

Where you can help Hurricane Harvey victims

Here are many organizations, including online-only organizations, that are actively involved in helping the victims of Hurricane Harvey. They all welcome your support. Of special interest to RVers, Texas State Park camping is free for evacuees; however, be mindful that several parks have closed because of Harvey, and it’s important to call to check availability. * * * The American... Read More

Do you give money to beggars with cardboard signs?

By Chuck Woodbury Everywhere you go in big cities these days there are beggars standing on street corners with cardboard signs. They usually say they’re homeless. Some say they’re veterans. Most just want money but others say they will work. I give money to maybe one in 100 of these people. I don’t trust them. I know that some people... Read More