Forest River recalls some trailers for fridge fire risk

Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain 2018 Forest River Surveyor trailers, model SVT241RBLE. The refrigerator in the slide room may not have an air cycling fan to cool the refrigerator parts, which can cause the refrigerator to overheat. If the refrigerator overheats, the cooling tubs may fail, increasing the risk of a fire. Forest River has notified owners,... Read More

The problem with camping for free becoming the ‘baseline’

By Andy Zipser Owner, Walnut Hills Campground and RV Park Reading the comments on this and other websites about boondocking, over-nighting in Wal-Mart parking lots and various other strategies to avoid putting money in our bank account,  I’m struck by the insistence that camping should be free — or if not free, at least really, really cheap. At such times,... Read More

The Columbia River Gorge from Washington state’s scenic Hwy. 14

Here’s a question from a reader of about boondocking.  Hi Bob, We’re visiting friends in Portland then on to Idaho. What can you recommend for a route where it won’t be so crowded and maybe with some boondocking along the way? Thanks, Bev and Matt Hi Bev and Matt, The Columbia River Gorge is not to be skipped if you’ve never... Read More

Keystone recalls trailers: Ladder may block emergency exit

Keystone RV Company (Keystone) is recalling certain 2016-2017 Crossroads Redwood travel trailers. The ladder on the back of the vehicle may be blocking the secondary emergency exit window. If a ladder blocks a window that is labeled as being an emergency exit, there is an increased risk of injury. Keystone has notified owners instructing them to remove the emergency exit... Read More

Jayco recalls some motorhomes: windshield wipers could fail

Jayco is recalling approximately 1,000 model year 2018 Jayco Alante and 2018-2019 Jayco Precept motorhomes. The windshield wiper system motor on these vehicles may fail when being operated in heavy snow or ice situations, thereby reducing driver visibility. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 104, “Windshield Wiping and... Read More

RV and RV-related recalls for May 2018

Here is our monthly summary of RV recalls for May 2018 and related equipment we feel are of interest to our readers. This information has been gleaned from the U.S. National Highway Transportation Safety Administration. This is NOT a complete list of all vehicles and related equipment recalled. U.S. shoppers: Shop at Canadian shoppers: Shop at UNITED STATES... Read More

The tooth, the whole (pet) tooth, and nothing but…..

Ask the RV Vet With Dr. Deanna Tolliver, M.S., DVM Dear Dr. Deanna—We travel with our two dogs, Princess, a miniature poodle, and Ruby, a Boxer. Princess has really horrible breath. Ruby, not so much. My husband thinks that Princess just has “doggy breath” but I think it’s much worse than that. Could she have an infected tooth?—Ramona B.... Read More

RV Daily Tips Newsletter Issue 910

Issue 910 • May 31, 2018 This newsletter is brought to you Monday through Thursday by and is funded primarily through voluntary subscription contributions from our readers. Thank you! U.S. shoppers: Shop at Canadian shoppers: Shop at QUICK TIPS Are you an insurance claim waiting to happen?   Camping season is nearly here and that means lots of... Read More