Investigative journalism busts Quartzsite, Arizona?

By Russ and Tiña De Maris A Fountain Valley, California, boating and fishing news media outlet called The Log may have gotten into investigative journalism. Recently, one of the outfit’s intrepid reporters did an exposé that centered on popular snowbird haunt Quartzsite, Arizona. In the amazing reveal, writer Parimal M. Rohit pointed the journalistic finger at one of the little... Read More

RV dealer who defrauded customers gets 20 years in slammer

A Largo, Florida, RV dealer has been sentenced to 20 years for defrauding customers. Jeremy Joshua Raney, 40, of St. Petersburg, was convicted of one count of scheming to defraud on June 8. State prosecutors accused him of taking in RVs on consignment, selling them and then keeping the money for himself, leaving buyers without a title and sellers without their... Read More

Tiffin recalls motorhomes: Door may open while RV moves

Tiffin Motorhomes, Inc. (Tiffin) is recalling 1,223 model year 2018-2019 Tiffin Allegro RED, Allegro Open Road, Breeze, Bus, Phaeton, and Zephyr motorhomes. The entry door on these vehicles may have been improperly assembled, allowing the door to open while the vehicle is moving. If the door comes open while the motorhome is moving, there is an increased risk of injury... Read More

RV Daily Tips Newsletter Issue 917

Issue 917 • June 13, 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 Take care of awnings when it rains RVer Christy has an electrically operated RV awning. She cautiously loosens... Read More

Forest River recalls RVs for missing side marker lights

Forest River, Inc., is recalling certain 2017-2019 Forest River Vengeance Rogue recreational trailers, models VGT25V-73 and VGT25V-73-W. These vehicles may be missing side marker lights in the middle of each side, reducing the visibility of the trailers to other drivers. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 108, “Lamps,... Read More

RV Daily Tips Newsletter Issue 916

Issue 916 • June 12, 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 Simple way to fill your coach battery cells  Are your coach batteries difficult to reach to fill the... Read More

RV Industry Association announces RV technician training program

Editor’s note: This is good news. It’s about time. We’ll comment more next week. On Thursday, June 7, the RV Industry Association (RVIA) Board of Directors approved a comprehensive strategic plan and multi-million-dollar investment to address RV owner satisfaction by creating a supporting foundation, the RV Technical Institute (RVTI), to solve the RV industry’s shortage of trained RV technicians and... Read More

Interior Department claims major investment in U.S. parks

By Russ and Tiña De Maris In a “good news, bad news” scenario, the U.S. Interior Department says America’s national parks are looking at a $11.6 billion backlog in maintenance and repairs. The good news? The agency has approved spending to take care of 2.2 percent of the need. Under the banner headline, “Trump Administration Announces $256 Million in Construction... Read More

RV Daily Tips Newsletter Issue 915

Issue 915 • June 11, 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 RV livability test? Shopping for a new RV? Don’t forget the “livability factor.” It’s best to do a... Read More

Tiffin motorhome recall: tow hitch could detach

Tiffin Motorhomes, Inc. (Tiffin) is recalling 5,871 model year 2013-2018 Allegro Open Road motorhomes. Insufficient strength of the frame rail could allow the tow hitch to detach from the motorhome. If the hitch detaches, the tow vehicle would not be connected to the motorhome, increasing the risk of a crash. Tiffin will notify owners, and dealers will install an insert... Read More

Forest River recalls some Coachmen trailers for tire inflation issue

Forest River is recalling certain 2019 Coachmen Viking travel trailers, models T17BHS and T17FQS. The Federal Placard states that the tires have an inflation pressure of 65 PSI, when the tires actually require 75 PSI. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 110, “Tire Selection and Rims.” The incorrect... Read More