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Motorhome Quick Tip: Ankle Saver

We have owned several types of RVs. The one thing I can say about Class A motorhomes is that the step-well inside is fine for getting in and out, but walking around at night in the dark, for us and our dogs, can be dangerous, as the large hole in the floor becomes a trip…

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RV Tech Savvy: Check-engine Light Woes

We own a 2006 40-foot Holiday Rambler Ambassador diesel pusher with the Roadmaster chassis. There are currently about 55,000 miles on the odometer. For the last 8,000-10,000 miles, we’ve had the problem of the “check engine” light coming on and going off while driving. We’ve noticed that tapping the throttle will make the light go…

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Winnebago Industries to Acquire Newmar Corp.

Acquisition Expands Winnebago Industries’ Portfolio of Outdoor Brands and Strengthens Core RV Platform According to a press release dated Sept. 16, 2019, Winnebago Industries, Inc. (NYSE: WGO), a leading outdoor lifestyle product manufacturer, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Newmar Corporation (“Newmar”), a leading manufacturer of Class A and Super…

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2019 Dinghy Towing Guide Updates

ADDITIONS Fiat 2019 500 with manual transmission may be flat towed at speeds up to 65 mph, for any distance, if the manual transmission is in neutral. Ford 2019 Edge ST with 2.7-liter EcoBoost is flat-towable using the Manual Park Release procedure; do not exceed 65 mph. Lincoln 2019 Nautilus with optional 2.7-liter engine is…

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Easy DIY Diesel Radiator Flush

A DIY diesel radiator flush is an easy-to-do preventive maintenance project. Keeping the engine on a diesel pusher cool while on the road is no easy task. It requires a large, rear-mounted radiator or two smaller side-mounted ones as well as a water pump, cooling fan, lots of hoses and many gallons of coolant/antifreeze. Flushing…

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Dometic’s New Products Expand Outdoor Living Space

Popular inflatable tents, awnings and other outdoor leisure products from Europe now offered globally under the Dometic-brand umbrella Dometic has announced its new portfolio of outdoor leisure products by incorporating and rebranding acquired Kampa products. The new Kampa Dometic portfolio includes inflatable awnings and camping tents, mobile furniture and other outdoor leisure accessories. Kampa’s distribution…

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Dometic’s New Products Expand Outdoor Living Space

Popular inflatable tents, awnings and other outdoor leisure products from Europe now offered globally under the Dometic-brand umbrella Dometic has announced its new portfolio of outdoor leisure products by incorporating and rebranding acquired Kampa products. The new Kampa Dometic portfolio includes inflatable awnings and camping tents, mobile furniture and other outdoor leisure accessories. Kampa’s distribution…

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Got Kids? Fleetwood Sets the Pace for a New Generation

Fleetwood introduces an innovative bunkhouse that raises the bar for family-friendly diesel pushers Bunk beds in a diesel pusher? I know what you’re thinking: Kids or guests just a curtain away from the master bed? Not interested. But, what if an RV manufacturer came up with a genuinely different solution? A solution so different that…

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New Policy for E-Bike Use in National Parks

Photo: NPS/Neal Herbert This new policy will enable visitors to use e-bikes, low-speed electric bicycles with power assistance, in the same manner as traditional bicycles On August 30, the National Park Service announced a new electric bicycle (e-bike) policy for national parks, expanding recreational opportunities and accessibility. The policy supports Secretary’s Order 3376, signed by U.S….

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Best Class C Motorhomes for Every Budget

With more variety than ever, the new breed of Class C motorhomes offers something for everyone When we mention the term “Class C,” what comes to mind? Is it a cabover sleeping arrangement and some bunk beds for the kids? Perhaps it’s a Mercedes-Benz luxury experience with all the driver-assist bells and whistles. Or maybe…

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