Sonder: You and everybody else have a rich life story

By Chuck Woodbury I can’t recall ever hearing the word “sonder” before this morning when I read my daily inspirational message from marketing guru Seth Godin. He titled it “Seeking Sonder.” It reads as follows: Sonder is defined as that moment when you realize that everyone around you has an internal life as rich and as conflicted as yours. That... Read More

Campground bathroom warns: ‘Don’t drink from the toilet!’

This is from the “If you need a good laugh” department. . . RVtravel.com reader Pat Gearty sent along the photo on the right, taken at a Minnesota Department of Natural Resources campground. He wrote, “The DNR park designers don’t give campers much credit for common sense and personal responsibility. I’ve been in many a campground bathroom but never, ever... Read More

Reader letter: Shortage of campsites is ‘for real!’

Hi, Chuck, I’ve noticed a drastic change in the past two years in campsite availability. We have been RVing since 1981 and usually traveled without reservations. Of course, when staying at Fort Wilderness at Walt Disney World one expects to make reservations almost a year in advance. Since I retired in 1998, we have traveled to specific destinations such the... Read More

Reader letter: Frustrated with new Jayco coach

Dear Chuck, We’re newbies to the RV experience and have been increasingly disenchanted with the lack of quality in workmanship. Not to mention the constant battles between the dealer and the manufacturer. We purchased a new 2017 Jayco Alante motorhome in April. To date, it’s having front end problems that for some reason can’t be identified or repaired. The tires... Read More

Keystone recalls some Raptor toyhauler RVs

Keystone RV Company (Keystone) is recalling certain 2008-2009 Raptor toyhaulers, models 3110 and 3018, equipped with IOTA ITS-50R transfer switches. These transfer switches may fail when exposed to elevated electrical loads in higher ambient temperatures. If the transfer switch fails, it can increase the risk of a fire. Keystone will notify owners, and dealers will replace the transfer switch, free... Read More

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