Category Archives: RV Safety

What To Do When Stormy Weather Hits Your Campground

You’re­ on what you ho­pe­ will be a leisurely RV camping­ trip. It’s a warm summer afternoon. Suddenly, a few raindrops splat your arms, and before you know it, the sky opens up. Then you hear thunder in the distance. What should … Continue reading

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RV Fire Safety

There is no shortage of news stories about devastating losses due to various weather conditions. Now that summer is here, the weather becomes ripe for wildfires and forest fires. I seems that the entire West is burning with reports of … Continue reading

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RV Safety Tips for Summer Travelers

RV travel is one of the most enjoyable and rewarding ways to vacation and August is prime camping season. More than 20 million Americans will travel in RVs this summer heading to our country’s 16,000-plus campgrounds, and enjoying time outdoors … Continue reading

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Dumb Mistakes RV Owners Make

When you RV as much as we have, you see people do many dumb things that are the result of lack of planning or common sense, or just plain stupidity. It does not seem possible that people could make so … Continue reading

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TruckDown Launches PlanRV

In recent years TruckDown, a service designed for the commercial trucking industry, recorded an increasing number of RV owners using TruckDown.com to locate repair services and generate truck routes. Turns out the “truck worthy” size of many modern RVs limits … Continue reading

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Wind Gust Tips Over RVs

Wind gusts can and do blow over recreational vehicles when parked in extremely windy locations. In an earlier post on Vogel Talks RVing I offered suggestions on dealing with high winds when driving on the highway or parked in an … Continue reading

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More July 2014 RV Manufacturer Recalls

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has recently announced four recall notices involving two recreational vehicle/chassis manufacturers—Viking RV and Allied Recreation Group. Viking RV, LLC Middlebury, Indiana-based Viking RV, LLC (Viking) is recalling certain model year 2014 Viking Epic 1706LS … Continue reading

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July 2014 RV Manufacturer Recalls

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has recently announced four recall notices involving four recreational vehicle/chassis manufacturers—Tiffin, Starcraft, Gulf Stream, and Winnebago. Tiffin Motorhomes, Inc. Red Bay, Alabama-based Tiffin Motorhomes, Inc. (Tiffin) is recalling certain model year 2009-2011 Allegro, 2010-2011 … Continue reading

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5 Ways To Save Money On Fuel

More than 20 million Americans will travel in RVs throughout the summer months, heading to our country’s 16,000-plus campgrounds, and enjoying time outdoors with family and friends. RV travel can be expensive. Knowing where to cut costs, save money, and be … Continue reading

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Maintaining a Safe Campfire

Every summer, many RVers and tent campers escape the hustle and bustle of city life by relaxing in the great outdoors. Campfires add ambience to a campsite but should be used with caution. It takes only one spark! Following are … Continue reading

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