Camper wanted for murder at lake. Have you seen him?

(August 15, 2017) — U.S. marshals have issued a $5,000 reward for a man suspected of drowning another man, Samuel Smith, on July 26 in a Mississippi campground on Chewalla Lake in Holly Springs. An arrest warrant has been issued for Joshua Fletcher, 31, of Louisiana. According to a Marshall County Sheriff’s spokesman, Smith, Fletcher and Smith’s dog were seen... Read More

Recall on motorhomes with defective headlights

REV Recreation Group (REV) is recalling 219 model year 2017-2018 Fleetwood Discovery and Discovery LXE, and Holiday Rambler Endeavor, Endeavor XE, and Admiral XE motorhomes, as well as 2018 Monaco Diplomat, Fleetwood Pace Arrow, Bounder, Flair, and Storm motorhomes, and Holiday Rambler Navigator and Vacationer XE motorhomes. The affected vehicles may have been manufactured with headlights that do not have... Read More

RVing in the news, August 14, 2017

  North Hollywood residents fed up with RVs on their streets NBC-4 Los Angeles North Hollywood, Calif., residents are angry at people living in RVs on the streets that are tainting their neighborhood with trash, drugs and prostitutes, and they’re asking the city to crack down. In a clear example of what neighbors say they’re dealing with, a surveillance video... Read More

Public lands management — Does history repeat itself?

  By Bob Difley Editor’s note: In light of the recent push by some agencies of the U.S. government to increase the amount of management of public campgrounds by private concessionaires, it’s interesting to look back to 2010 regarding the same topic. Writing under the headline “Campers express displeasure with public lands campground concessionaires,” Bob Difley presented some interesting notes... Read More

Big recall issued on Sprinter vans, motorhomes

Daimler Vans USA, LLC  is recalling more than 43,000 model year 2007-2009 Freightliner and Dodge Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vehicles. The vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled into the passenger frontal air bag modules used as original equipment or replacement equipment. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger frontal air bag, these inflators... Read More

Current Northwest wildfires seem unstoppable

  By Emily Woodbury RVtravel.com So far this year, 39,000 wildfires have burned 5,899,245 acres in the United States. With hundreds of campground closures, hiking trail closures and smoky-window views, people are asking, “What are the causes of all these fires and when will they stop?” Record dry conditions (“rainy” Seattle just broke its all-time record for days without rain),... Read More