Couple sue Thor over defective luxury RV. Sewage ‘geysers’ into bedroom

Bill and Jennie Mangan say their dream of spending the first 10 years of joint retirement traveling the country inside their luxury RV quickly faded beneath a cloud of diesel fumes pouring into their bedroom at night as leaking hydraulic fluid seeped into a basement drawer. Then there was the sewage, which they say pooled daily in their bedroom and... Read More

KZRV recalls trailers: awning may fly off when RV is moving

KZRV is recalling 7,401 model year 2018-2019 KZRV Durango, Spree, Spree Escape, Connect, Sportsmen, Sidewinder, and Venom travel trailers. The Solera Smart Arm awning may deploy while moving. If the awning deploys while moving there would be the increased risk of a crash. The remedy for this recall is still under development. The recall is expected to begin on June... Read More

Winnebago debuts new way to get parts for its motorhomes

To make it easier for owners of Winnebago motorhomes to get parts and accessories for their RVs, Winnebago has debuted a new online service to help speed the process along. It advises on its website: “Your Winnebago dealer is your first source for genuine Winnebago parts. In addition to an extensive stock of original equipment parts, dealers have the training... Read More

Worries about tornadoes, and a video of RVs getting blown over

By Chuck Woodbury I have never before spent this time of the year in the Midwest. I never thought anything about monster lightning storms, golf-ball-sized hail storms and tornadoes. We don’t have those in the West. We have earthquakes. But for me, having been in a dozen earthquakes and never having a problem except a touch of motion sickness two... Read More

RV industry publications ignore major news item

By Chuck Woodbury We ran an article last week about Ryan Andersen, the owner of Andersen Hitches of Idaho Falls, Idaho. He was photographed vandalizing an iconic red rock arch on federal lands near Canyonlands and Arches National Parks. He apologized for the act after the photo was widely circulated on social media. The Utah Attorney General in Salt Lake... Read More

Forest River recalls Coachmen RVs for propane-related issue

Forest River is recalling certain 2018-2019 Coachmen Spirit travel trailers, models SBT2963BH and SBT2342BH. The outdoor cooktop may have been installed without a liquid propane (LP) quick disconnect. If the cooktop unit does not have an LP hose quick disconnect feature and the cooktop is placed into the vehicle while still connected to the LP supply and with the LP... Read More