Really? RV industry survey doesn’t even suggest improving quality

By Chuck Woodbury Did you see all the recalls we posted in this weekend’s RVtravel.com newsletter? We reported eight for the week but that’s far from all issued. We don’t print those that affect very few RVs except in our monthly RV Recalls Newsletter. The one we like the very best in this week’s parade of mishaps is from Lance,... Read More

Buy an RV without slideouts? Think again

by Steve Savage, Mobility RV Service Considering the purchase of any type of RV without slideouts? Think again! I know, I know. You’re going to tell me slideouts are prone to water leaks – and I’ll tell you, you’re 100 percent correct. Slides have probably done more to destroy the structural integrity of RVs than any other single design change... Read More

RV shopping? Two “musts” you may not have considered

By Steve Savage, Mobility RV Service How do buyers decide which RV to buy? They focus on interior design and floor plans. Manufacturers know this and go to great lengths in “staging” their various models for photographs used in advertising. Potential owners likewise pick their favorites based on what they see inside and, to a lesser extent, the outside of the... Read More

Towable RV owners lose benefit with new tax bill

The recently passed tax reform bill will benefit the RV industry and further the industry’s current period of historic growth, according to the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA). But one thing it won’t do is help the owners of towable RVs. For many years, owners of all types of self-contained RVs could deduct the interest on their RV loan as... Read More

Top RV dealers of 2017 announced

RVBusiness Magazine has named its 2017 Top 50 RV Dealers. The program is held in conjunction with the Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) and is designed to honor the top dealerships in the U.S. and Canada based on their commitment to professionalism and customer care.  Singled out among the 50 for their exemplary performances were five Blue Ribbon honorees: Colerain Family RV... Read More

Buying a bargain-priced “flooded” RV? Beware!

Dear Gary, I’m thinking of buying a previously flooded travel trailer off a salvage site. The unit was in a freshwater flood with water sitting in there for about 15 days before it was cleaned up. Water was up over the fuse panel but the batteries were not hooked up and it wasn’t plugged in at the time of flooding.... Read More

Politics: Would the end of mortgage interest deductions hurt RVers?

By Russ and Tiña De Maris As Washington lawmakers battle it out over a tax plan, everyone wonders who the winners – and losers – will be. We don’t have a working crystal ball, but published information about the House tax bill, which has already passed, could be of interest to RV buyers – and present-day owners who’ve floated loans... Read More

Full-time RVing — the plague of cargo capacity

By Russ and Tiña De Maris Here’s the case of the couple that wants to break into full-time RVing. That’s a serious step, since “all your worldly goods” go with you, wherever you go. Their decision is to go with a motorhome – and they want to stay with a gasoline engine rig. After paring down their “stuff” they need... Read More