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…

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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…

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Dometic chips in to support hurricane victims

Dometic is donating more than $400,000 worth of products to Habitat for Humanity to assist victims of hurricanes in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico, and volunteers working in those areas. Dometic, best known to RVers for its refrigerators, will donate a variety of products that will benefit Habitat for Humanity’s on-site hurricane relief efforts. Among them will be 200 portable…

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Forest River recalls trailers for fire risk from LP leak

Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling more than 1,700 model year 2015-2018 Vibe, and 2016-2018 Rainier trailers. The liquid propane (LP) line may have insufficient clearance above the axle shackle. Without adequate clearance, the LP line may be damaged, resulting in a propane leak, increasing the risk of fire. Remedy Forest River will notify owners, and dealers will replace…

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Heartland recalls trailers for axles installed backwards

Heartland is recalling certain 2018 Sundance XLT TT recreational trailers, models ID221RB, ID241BH, ID273RL, ID281DB, ID283RB and ID291QB. The axles on these vehicles were installed backwards, possibly reducing the braking ability or causing the brakes to temporarily lock up. Improper brake function can increase the risk of a crash. Heartland has notified owners, and dealers will correct the axle installation,…

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