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

RVing in the news, August 9, 2017

Surge in visitors is overwhelming America’s national parks Yale Environment The growing crowds at U.S. National Parks have become unmanageable, jeopardizing the natural experience the parks were created to provide. With attendance this summer continuing to shatter records, officials are considering limiting use of the parks in order to save them. Elkhart RV Super Show starts Thursday in Elkhart Goshen... Read More

GM recalling 700,000 Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra vehicles

General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 vehicles. The potential number of units affected in the U.S. is 690,685. The vehicles may have a temporary loss of electric power steering (EPS) assist, especially during low-speed turning maneuvers. If EPS assist is lost and then returns, the driver might lose temporary control of... Read More

Ford recalls F-150, E-350 vehicles and others

Ford Motor Company is recalling 94,605 model year 2014 Ford F-150 and E-350, 2014-2015 Ford Escape, and 2015 Lincoln MKC vehicles in the U.S. Improperly manufactured bolts may have been used to install certain seats, seatbacks, seatbelt buckles, or seatbelt anchors on these vehicles. The improperly manufactured bolts may fracture. If a seat, seatback or seatbelt anchor attaching bolt fractures,... Read More