Forest River recall: Coachmen trailer safety switch issue

Forest River is recalling certain 2019 Coachmen Freedom Express travel trailers. The break-away safety switch was not wired to a constant power source and, as a result, the switch may be inadvertently disconnected from the trailer house battery and cause the brakes to not engage if the trailer detaches from the tow vehicle. If the trailer brakes cannot engage if…

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KZRV recalls trailers for wrong tire size placard

KZRV is recalling certain 2017-2019 KZRV Durango, Venom and Sidewinder travel trailers. The Federal Certification label incorrectly lists the tire size as being ST235/80R16G, however, the correct tire size is ST235/85R16G. The incorrect information may result in the incorrect tires being installed, increasing the risk of a crash. KZRV will notify owners, and dealers will replace the Federal Certification label,…

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RV Daily Tips Newsletter 970

Issue 970 • September 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 Heat pump versus regular furnace New to RV heat pumps? They work pretty well until temps drop into…

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Mudbugs – Yum!

The RoVing Naturalist  By Dennis Prichard Imagine a nighttime invasion of the RV park lawn by strange, ten-legged creatures with external skeletons, globular eyes rotating on the ends of flexible stalks, and long antennae. These creatures come out in the cool, moist night air of summer to scavenge in lawns only to disappear in their subterranean haunts before daylight. It would…

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Which cell carrier will save your day?

By Russ and Tiña De Maris For our readers, staying in touch is a major priority. We surveyed readers back in August, asking, “Which cell phone service do you use?” Before we get to the breakdown, here’s one interesting factoid: NOBODY checked the option “None.” Maybe we shouldn’t be surprised by that, but somehow, you’d think that among those 3,600-plus…

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New Zealand brewery opens dump station and water fill for RVers

Here’s a hint for American craft breweries on how to increase their business: Install a dump station and water fill source for RVers visiting your business or nearby attractions. Tui Brewery in New Zealand has done just that. People using motorhomes and campervans either visiting the brewery or staying across the road at the Mangatainoka Reserve along State Highway 2 can…

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Golfer chooses the RV Lifestyle to pursue scattered tournaments

Travis Hofland is a PGA professional golfer with a pretty cushy job as the golf professional at Twin Falls Golf Club in Idaho. But that wasn’t good enough, so he moved into an RV with his girlfriend, Nikki, and began chasing golf tournaments across the country, reports KMVT.com. No more steady, predictable wages – constant traveling between tournaments and keeping focused…

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High arsenic levels found in water at Arizona RV park

In recent tests the water at Rio Verde RV park showed a high level of arsenic, concerning residents of Yavapai County and RVers at the park near Cottonwood, Arizona. Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) officials have confirmed the levels of arsenic flowing at taps in the RV park exceed the levels deemed safe by the Environmental Protection Agency, reported…

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Hurricane Florence intensifies and slows as it nears Carolinas

Hurricane Florence bears down on the Eastern Seaboard in what could be the biggest storm in 50 years, forcing residents and visitors into a decision with both options bad: stay and hunker down hoping to survive the monster storm or join a million others that are fleeing inland in traffic jams that will likely become a historic combination of chaos…

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RV Daily Tips Newsletter 969

Issue 969 • September 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 Keep your sink drain clean to avoid “stink” Working in the RV galley generates all kinds of small…

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