Test drive: 2016 American Coach Eagle motorhome

  Gary Bunzer takes you for a spin in the 45-foot 2016 American Eagle 45N. In this 10-minute, he shows you the interior, exterior and the coach’s drivability. The American Eagle, made by REV Recreation Group of Decatur, Ind., is built on a Freightliner Liberty chassis and powered by a Cummins ISX15, 600-horesepower engine. Join Gary as he checks out the bays, compartments... Read More

New foam car debuts: Your next dinghy?

  You’ve likely never seen a car like the new electric drive Spira, which debuted at the L.A. Auto Show. The enclosed three-wheel electric trike is steered with a tiller with an exterior that looks like a toy car covered in styrofoam. It carries two passengers (but just barely).  The body is constructed of recyclable light foam, fiberglass and plastic. Top speed is 75 mph.... Read More

Wanted: Person in NW to talk up RVing to millennials

    The MHRV Show Association, which presents the annual Seattle RV Show, is looking for a pleasant and knowledgeable person who is enthusiastic about the RV lifestyle to demonstrate a small, trendy travel trailer to millennials at events around Western Washington. The successful candidate will play a fundamental role in enthusiastically promoting all the things that can be done with an RV along with the benefits that come with... Read More

Some Winnebago Views, Itasca Navions recalled

  Winnebago Industries, Inc., is recalling some 2017 Winnebago View and Itasca Navion motorhomes manufactured March 21, 2016, to September 15, 2016. The affected vehicles may have loose driver and front passenger seat mounting bolts, potentially allowing the seats to detach from the mounting pedestals. More than 800 vehicles are included in the recall. If the seat detaches from the mounting... Read More

The tree stump that refuses to die

  The stump that wouldn’t die Normally when you cut down a tree and leave a stump, it dies. Eventually it rots and other plants begin to grow from the “nurse” tree. But notice that nothing grows from this Douglas Fir stump near Crater Lake. That’s because it’s still very much alive. The reason is because before it was cut down its roots had grafted onto its... Read More

Forest River, Holiday Rambler issue RV recalls

  Forest River is recalling certain model year 2017 Dynamax Isata motorhomes, models ISC24FWM, ISC24RWM, ISC35DBD and ISC36DSD, manufactured May 19, 2016, to October 19, 2016. The affected vehicles may be missing a securing cable tie on the rubber grommet for the copper liquid propane (LP) gas line, allowing liquid propane to enter the cabin. If the rubber grommet is... Read More

How to keep your tanks, water lines from freezing

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris With cold weather arriving soon, one RVer asks: “How can I keep my tanks and water lines from freezing up in cold weather?” It’s a good question, and one we learned about early in our RVing days when we woke up one frosty morning to find our water line looked like an icicle.... Read More