RV Daily Tips Newsletter 949

Issue 949 • August 8, 2018 This newsletter is brought to you Monday through Thursday by RVtravel.com and is funded primarily through voluntary subscription contributions from our readers. Thank you! U.S. shoppers: Shop at Amazon.com Canadian shoppers: Shop at Amazon.ca RV TRAVEL EDITOR LIVE TONIGHT RVtravel.com editor Chuck Woodbury will appear this evening on the syndicated radio program The RV Show USA,…

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KZRV recalls trailer: Propane gas may leak from outdoor cooktop

KZRV is recalling 500 model year 2018-2019 KZRV Sportsmen travel trailers. Propane gas may leak at the back of the outside kitchen cooktop. A gas leak at the outside kitchen cooktop can increase the risk of a fire. The remedy for this recall is still under development. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact KZRV…

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National Academy of Sciences warns Earth could become ‘hothouse’

Thinking of buying a new RV? You might want to consider adding an extra air conditioner, a larger awning complete with sunshades all around, and spending more time at campgrounds in higher altitudes. According to a report by the National Academy of Sciences, a domino effect will kick in if global temperatures rise more than 2°C above pre-industrial levels, leading to…

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Jayco recalls trailers: Generator exhaust could enter RV

Jayco is recalling certain 2018 Jayco Octane travel trailers, models VH and VF, equipped with an optional generator. During production, the generator exhaust pipe may not have been installed, allowing the generator’s exhaust to enter the trailer. If exhaust were to enter the trailer, it can increase the risk of injury. Jayco has notified owners, and dealers will install any…

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Mendocino Complex wildfire grows to largest in California history

The River and Ranch wildfires in Northern California, known as the Mendocino Complex Fire, continue to rage out of control, now having burned more than 283,000 acres. The two blazes that began burning through Northern California late last month have grown at breathtaking speed to form a massive inferno that has now set a new mark for destruction, reports the…

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RV Daily Tips Newsletter 948

Issue 948 • August 7, 2018 This newsletter is brought to you Monday through Thursday by RVtravel.com and is funded primarily through voluntary subscription contributions from our readers. Thank you! U.S. shoppers: Shop at Amazon.com Canadian shoppers: Shop at Amazon.ca QUICK TIPS If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen … With electricity expert and veteran RVer…

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Vintage RV photos: “Harriet” the house car

By Russ and Tiña De Maris We don’t imagine that too many of our readers attended this RV gathering. It was January 10, 1929, in Arcadia, Florida, when “Harriet” the house car attended the Tin Can Tourists convention there. Harriet must have had quite a trip in those days, as the house car apparently traveled down from Brattleboro, Vermont. Originally…

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Camping World customer satisfaction poll deeply lopsided

By Russ and Tiña De Maris We hear plenty from readers about experiences with Camping World – usually bad ones – and it’s tough to draw conclusions from “what you hear” in a wide-open environment. That changed last week when we posted a poll, asking readers who had bought an RV at Camping World how happy they were with their experience with…

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Entegra Coach recalls motorhomes: wrong weight label

Entegra Coach is recalling certain 2018-2019 Entegra Odyssey, Qwest, Aspire, Insignia, Anthem, and Cornerstone motorhomes. The Cargo Carrying Capacity (CCC) label incorrectly overstates the cargo capacity, potentially causing the vehicle to be overloaded. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 120, “Wheels and Rims – Other than Passenger Cars.”…

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