The tale of a horribly built RV and its owner’s “RV nightmare”

Some readers of RVtravel complain that we are too negative in our coverage of RVing, in particular about the poor quality of RVs rolling off the assembly lines these days. They are partially right: We do focus more than other RV websites on the problems with RVing. That said, we do recognize that most new RVs have no significant problems…

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Good Sam hits 2 million members: Lemonis lays on the verbal poo poo

By Chuck Woodbury, editor EDITORIAL The writing in italics are my comments. The Good Sam Club, once a thriving RV club with active local chapters, a superb magazine, national rallies, and a staff that did more than just sell things, has hit two million members. In this celebratory video Chairman and CEO Marcus Lemonis touts the occasion as if he…

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Wendlands publish new book about boondocking

Mike and Jennifer Wendland, whose RV Lifestyle videos, podcast and blog celebrate the joys of traveling across North America in an RV, have just published a new 65-page e-book called the “Beginner’s Guide to Boondocking.” Aimed at those who are just starting out in off-the-grid, no-hookup camping, the guide covers all aspects of RV boondocking, no matter whether in a motorhome, towable or camper.…

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Jayco adds residential shower to some high-end RVs

Moving ever forward into building RVs that are more like mobile homes, Jayco has announced the introduction of oversized, residential walk-in showers for its luxury fifth-wheel lines. According to a news release, several 2019 Pinnacle and Seismic units will boast this new feature during this week’s Elkhart RV Open House.     A first for towable RVs, the residential, oversized walk-in…

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Video: Trailer-towing nightmares revealed

This heart-stopping video shows a travel trailer swaying along a busy New Jersey highway before crossing lanes of traffic and flipping over. The video is one of many that show how dangerous it can be to improperly attach a trailer or camper to a vehicle. Car expert Lauren Fix told “Inside Edition” many people just don’t know how to properly…

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Jayco recalls RVs: Leveling hoses may leak, cause fire

Jayco is recalling certain 2018 Jayco Alante vehicles. The leveling system hydraulic hoses may become damaged due to their location, resulting in a hydraulic fluid leak. The leaking hydraulic fluid leak may spray onto the exhaust system, increasing the risk of a fire. Jayco will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the location of hoses and replace any damaged hoses,…

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Thor recalls motorhomes: 12-volt short could cause fire

Thor Motor Coach is recalling certain 2018-2019 Outlaw motorhomes, model 29J. The 12V wiring for the coach may have been improperly wired to the battery instead of wired through a circuit breaker. In the event of an electrical short circuit, the unprotected circuit can increase the risk of a fire. TMC will notify owners, and dealers will correct the circuit’s…

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It’s a mad, mad, out-of-control RV world

By Chuck Woodbury I received this news release today from Thor. In this one release is proof positive that recreation vehicles have branched off from “camping vehicles” as surely as humans one day branched off from other primates. Whatever these wheeled things are that Thor boasts about below, they are not “recreation” vehicles. What they are describing here are all…

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