Category Archives: RV Safety

Storm Destroys RVs at Mississippi’s Gulf Coast RV Park

A strong storm system barreled through several Mississippi Gulf Coast communities yesterday evening (Monday, April 14), damaging and destroying numerous recreational vehicles in a campground, downing trees and power lines, and cutting electricity to some communities. One of the hardest hit … Continue reading

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More March 2014 RV Manufacturer Recalls

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has recently announced five recall notices involving five recreational vehicle/chassis manufacturers—Forest River, Three Feathers Manufacturing, Marathon Coach, Gulf Stream, and Northwest Custom Campers. Forest River, Inc. Forest River, Inc. is recalling certain model year … Continue reading

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March 2014 RV Manufacturer Recalls

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has recently announced five recall notices involving four recreational vehicle/chassis manufacturers—Starcraft RV, Four Wheel & Six-Pac Campers, Heartland Recreational Vehicles, and Jayco. Starcraft RV Middlebury, Indiana-based Starcraft RV, Inc. (Starcraft) is recalling certain model … Continue reading

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Stromberg Introduces EZ Open RV Door Handle

Traverse City, Michigan-based Stromberg Carlson offers the EZ Open Hand Rail, a special RV handle that lets anyone of any age easily open RV doors from any step without backing down. “It doesn’t matter if you’re 4 years old or … Continue reading

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Siphoning Gas = Motorhome Fire

Last weekend emergency responders were called to a Delta (British Columbia) gas station where a motorhome was fully engulfed in flames. At about 3 a.m. on March 15, police and fire found two male victims at the gas station in … Continue reading

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Stromberg Introduces Rail Mate

Traverse City, Michigan-based Stromberg Carlson’s new Rail Mate is specifically designed to give the most support where it’s needed, when safely entering and exiting an RV. Manufactured for comfort and ease of use, the Rail Mate is removable and mounts … Continue reading

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Bear Sightings in Arizona Prompt Bear Awareness Tips

The Arizona Game and Fish Department said campers, hikers, and outdoor people need to be aware that bears may already be emerging from hibernation after two recent sightings were reported. The Arizona Game and Fish Department wants the community to … Continue reading

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Detroit 3 Finally Adopt Common Tow Ratings Standard…Or Do They?

Have you ever wondered if 10,000 pounds of towing capacity means the same for trucks manufactured by GM, Ford, and Dodge? You will soon know the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. But, will you? After a … Continue reading

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Space Heaters Deadly as Cause of RV Fires

Fire safety is essential when camping in your recreational vehicle. In earlier posts I reported on space heater fires that destroyed RVs and caused the death of its occupants—both human and canine. Following are recent reports on four RVs destroyed by … Continue reading

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January 2014 RV Manufacturer Recalls

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has recently announced five recall notices involving four recreational vehicle/chassis manufacturers—Cruiser RV, Monaco RV, Starcraft RV, and Newmar Corp. Cruiser RV Howe, Indiana-based Cruiser RV is recalling certain model year 2006-2013 Fun Finder, Shadow … Continue reading

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