RV Daily Tips Newsletter Issue 847

Issue 847 • February 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! Sign up to get an email notification of each new edition of this newsletter. SHOP AT AMAZON and help support this newsletter! If you shop at Amazon.com, would you please visit there... Read More

Gorgeous RV restorations will amaze you

Gorgeous! Is this stunning or what? It’s a restored 1954 Airstream Flying Cloud trailer.   It’s just one of many old trailers, motorhomes and other vehicles restored by Timeless Travel Trailers of Wheat Ridge, Colorado. Some end up as classy RVs, others as mobile food businesses, company demonstration vehicles, even mobile barber shops. “While customization of new or vintage Airstream... Read More

Really? RV industry survey doesn’t even suggest improving quality

By Chuck Woodbury Did you see all the recalls we posted in this weekend’s RVtravel.com newsletter? We reported eight for the week but that’s far from all issued. We don’t print those that affect very few RVs except in our monthly RV Recalls Newsletter. The one we like the very best in this week’s parade of mishaps is from Lance,... Read More

Tire suffered belt separation, not a “zipper” failure

RV Tire Safety with RV tire expert Roger Marble Roger read a recent post on an RV forum about a tire that lost its tread (photo below right), and a response from another forum member about “zippering,” as follows: “Your tires look like they threw the whole tread off. I always assumed that the treads I see on the road... Read More

Should you turn off propane when traveling?

  Here’s a question from a reader of RVtravel.com about boondocking.  Hi Bob, I’m working at a company pumping propane. I’m very shocked at the number of people that travel with propane turned on, seeing that this gas is very volatile and the possibility of an explosion in an accident. It makes me wonder how many RVers are taking their own... Read More

Entegra Coach recalls RVs for brake issue

Entegra Coach is recalling certain 2015-2016 Aspire and 2017-2018 Insignia motorhomes built on a Spartan chassis. The air brake supply reservoir is less than 12 times the combined volume of air for all service brake chambers. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 121, “Air Brake Systems.” The undersized... Read More

Big crowds expected for Georgia FMCA rally

(February 9, 2018) — Members of FMCA, an international association of RV owners, are making plans to head to Perry, Georgia, March 15 through 18 for the group’s 97th International Convention & RV Expo. Owners of approximately 2,700 RVs are expected for the event at the Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter, the 10th time FMCA has visited the facility. FMCA members... Read More

Forest River recalls RVs for missing emergency exit window

Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain 2018 Cardinal travel trailers, models CAF3045RLLE, CAF304SR, CAF322DS and CAF392RD. The vehicles were manufactured without an emergency exit window in the rear wall of the vehicle. Without a secondary means of escape from the vehicle, a person may be trapped inside the vehicle during an emergency, which could increase the risk of... Read More