How to take good pictures of tire tread for a complaint

RV Tire Safety with RV tire expert Roger Marble I occasionally see posts from folks complaining about some tread or sidewall condition on their RV tires. Frequently, however, either they can’t properly describe the condition or if they have pictures, the image is too small, poorly lit or from too far away to allow proper inspection of the condition for…

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Northern California placed on high alert Red Flag Warning

Northern California was placed on high alert as Red Flag Warnings fanned out across the region Wednesday, raising fears that a new round of forest fires looms less than two months since the Mendocino Complex became the largest blaze in state history, reports the San Francisco Chronicle. The National Weather Service issued a Red Flag Warning for mountainous areas of…

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Keep your RV alive: Keep water ONLY in its place

By Russ and Tiña De Maris Water – the elixir of life. For humans, perhaps, but for your RV, water has its place – in the plumbing system, but not in structural members. A recent poll tells us more than a third of respondents found out, to their dismay, that water can cause serious damage to your RV. Water damage…

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What to do if a mountain lion is near your campground or hiking trail

Though mountain lions prefer to stay out of sight, can you tell whether they are wandering around near your campground or your favorite hiking trail? Can you tell their tracks apart from dog paw prints, or bobcat tracks? And do you know what to do if you encounter one while hiking in cougar territory? Here’s a handy guide from the East…

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Fifth-wheel takes almost direct lightning strike in Minn. campground

Thunder and dramatic lightning flashes during electrical storms are often fun and exciting to watch, but not for Scott Johnson, who was jarred to full wakefulness when his fifth-wheel was nearly hit by a lightning strike. The late-night rainstorm on Sunday, September 16, startled many in the Grand Marais, Minnesota, campground, but probably none more so than Scott, who said the…

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Thor stock drops after earnings miss, future weakness ahead

Thor Industries (THO) took a big hit on the stock market a day after announcing its purchase of the Hymer RV Group when the company reported a bigger-than-expected fiscal fourth-quarter earnings decline, even though sales weren’t as bad as expected. Thor stock tumbled as the company also warned of weakness in the next two quarters, reports Investor’s Business Daily. Estimates:…

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Jayco recalls some motorhomes for power window issue

Jayco is recalling certain 2015-2017 Jayco Redhawk motorhomes built on a Chevrolet van chassis. Liquid may leak into the driver’s power window switch and cause corrosion, resulting in high electrical resistance. High electrical resistance can increase the risk of a fire. GM will notify owners, and GM dealers will replace the driver side door window switch, free of charge. The…

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RV Daily Tips Newsletter 974

Issue 974 • September 20, 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  Bring your bedroom slide-out in at night Here’s a double-header sleeping solution for folks with bedroom slide-outs. Bill…

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Ventura County now requiring reservations for Rincon oceanside campsites

Ventura County Board of Supervisors eliminated first-come, first-served camping along the oceanfront Rincon Parkway in an effort to eliminate monopolizing campsites by friends holding sites for each other or by selling sites on the internet. Instead, campers in 200 spots on the Rincon Parkway and the Faria and Hobson beach parks on either side of it must generally make reservations…

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