Category Archives: RV Safety

August 2014 RV Manufacturer Recalls

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has recently announced two recall notice involving two recreational vehicle/chassis manufacturers—Starcraft and Thor Motor Coach. Starcraft RV Middlebury, Indiana-based Starcraft RV (Starcraft) is recalling certain model year 2015 18QB AR-One travel trailers manufactured June … Continue reading

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Carbon Monoxide: Odorless & DEADLY In All Seasons

On a cool Wednesday in March this year, a couple was enjoying their RV at a KOA campground in Nashville. Their bodies were discovered by family members who traveled to Nashville to check on the couple after they were unable … Continue reading

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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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