Enjoy this month’s roundup of interesting RV news items and new products:

Spartan Introduces Passive Steer Tag Axle

Spartan Chassis has just introduced a passive steer tag axle designed to reduce the curb-to-curb turning radius and improve the maneuverability of Class A motorhomes. The first-of-its-kind design also increases cargo capacity by minimizing floor plan interference. A nice perk of the new system, when shifting into reverse the system automatically aligns the tires to reduce tire wear. Watch for the new axle configuration on 2015 Newmar Essex and King Aire luxury motorhomes.

Get Ready for America’s Largest RV Show

Set your GPS for Hershey, Pennsylvania. America’s Largest RV Show will be held September 8-14, 2014. Sponsored by the Pennsylvania Recreation Vehicle and Camping Association, the annual mega-show is a prime showcase for new RV models, model improvements and RV products. In fact, this is the first show where RVers can get a look at the new 2015 models.

If you’re planning to go, you might want to book your RV campground space soon. The show always features an excellent schedule of affordable workshops and educational seminars for both industry professionals and the public. Heavy industry participation also means there will be plenty of manufacturer reps and techs on hand to answer your questions.

New Products to Try

We’re always looking for new products that make RV camping easier and more enjoyable. Here are two to try:

  • Enjoy summer campfires without the spending the evening swatting bugs. RediFlame has come out with a 100% natural mosquito and insect repellent. Saturated with natural oils, Skeeterlogs can be placed among campfire coals to drive away bugs.
  • If you travel with pets, EzyDog has come out with two must-have additions to its Zero Shock leash line. A tangle-free coupler and shock-absorbing extension ensure tangle-free walking and protect you from pulling when your pooch gets excited.

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