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Motorhome purchased on Craigslist explodes

In recent posts I reported that four small dogs died and an RV was destroyed in a fire caused by a propane space heater, space heaters destroyed pets and RVs in two separate fires, and six other RV fires resulted … Continue reading

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6 RV Fires Result in 2 Deaths

Whether camping or just relaxing in your recreational vehicle, fire safety is essential. It is critical that every member of your party know what to do in an emergency or fire.  If you are one of the millions of RV enthusiasts who … Continue reading

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More Space Heater Fires Destroy Pets & RVs

Whether camping or just relaxing in your recreational vehicle, fire safety is essential. In an earlier post I reported that four small dogs died and an RV was destroyed in a fire caused by a propane space heater. In today’s post I … Continue reading

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Propane Space Heater Fire Destroys RV & 4 Dogs

Studies show that fires in recreational vehicles, especially older units, tend to be more devastating than those in other forms of residence. Heating and electrical system malfunctions are the leading causes of fire in RVs. Together, they account for one-third … Continue reading

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Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Norcold Over RV Refrigerators

Thousands of consumers in California and Florida that purchased Norcold recreational vehicle and boat refrigerators are now finding out these products may have a design defect making them a fire hazard risk, a Minneapolis, Minnesota-based law firm recently announced. Zimmerman … Continue reading

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Winterizing an RV for a Northern Winter

When it comes to a northern winter and surviving its sub-zero temperatures, few things could be as tricky to prepare for as living in a recreational vehicle. At a recent event organized at the Williston (North Dakota) Village RV Resort, … Continue reading

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RV Insurance Claims: Driver Inexperience & Forgetfulness

First party insurance claims involving recreational vehicles can often be traced to driver inexperience and forgetfulness. The majority of claims occur within the first 90 days of ownership or at the beginning of the season, according to International Insurance Group, … Continue reading

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RV Departure Checklist Helps Eliminate “I Forgot” Claims

As the RVing season continues to ramp up and hit full stride, the RV insurance claims season will also continue to ramp up. Because of the nature of RVing, recreational vehicles spend much of their time parked. While they remain … Continue reading

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Summer Travel Safety Tips

Final school bells are ringing, graduations underway, summer weather and vacations are on tap. There’s something magical about a summer road trip. And it’s a standby in literature and movies—from John Steinbeck’s classic Travels with Charley to Smokey and the … Continue reading

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RV Fire Safety Guidelines

Whether camping or just relaxing in your recreational vehicle, fire safety is essential. It is critical that every member of your party know what to do in an emergency or fire. If you are one of the millions of RV enthusiasts … Continue reading

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