Full-time RVing — the plague of cargo capacity

By Russ and Tiña De Maris Here’s the case of the couple that wants to break into full-time RVing. That’s a serious step, since “all your worldly goods” go with you, wherever you go. Their decision is to go with a motorhome – and they want to stay with a gasoline engine rig. After paring down their “stuff” they need... Read More

Reader letter: Frustrated with new Jayco coach

Dear Chuck, We’re newbies to the RV experience and have been increasingly disenchanted with the lack of quality in workmanship. Not to mention the constant battles between the dealer and the manufacturer. We purchased a new 2017 Jayco Alante motorhome in April. To date, it’s having front end problems that for some reason can’t be identified or repaired. The tires... Read More

Solar Basics – Know how to determine your solar system

By Greg Illes Books can be written (and have been) about all the nuances of solar power. For your RV, this article is meant to be a “thousand-foot view,” a way to see the entire landscape of solar power, without getting bogged down (yet) in too many details. I’ve tried to cover a lot of factors, and not too deep,... Read More

Keystone recalls some Raptor toyhauler RVs

Keystone RV Company (Keystone) is recalling certain 2008-2009 Raptor toyhaulers, models 3110 and 3018, equipped with IOTA ITS-50R transfer switches. These transfer switches may fail when exposed to elevated electrical loads in higher ambient temperatures. If the transfer switch fails, it can increase the risk of a fire. Keystone will notify owners, and dealers will replace the transfer switch, free... Read More

Some 2016 Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vehicles recalled

Daimler Vans USA, LLC (DVUSA) is recalling certain 2016 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500/3500 vehicles. The affected vehicles were manufactured without a driveshaft catch strap, allowing a loose driveshaft to strike the fuel tank. A loose driveshaft may strike and puncture the fuel tank, resulting in a fuel leak, increasing the risk of a fire. DVUSA will notify owners, and dealers will... Read More

Recall issued on 2,500 Fleetwood Bounders, Southwinds

REV Recreation Group (REV) is recalling more than 2,500 model year 2013-2015 Fleetwood Bounder and 2013-2016 Fleetwood Southwind motorhomes. The welds attaching the battery tray may be insufficient. As a result, the tray may separate from underneath the chassis. An unsecured battery tray can cause a battery acid leak or an electrical short, increasing the risk of fire or injury.... Read More