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

Fire risk forces recall of some 2018 Newmar motorhomes

Newmar is recalling 653 model year 2018 Newmar Bay Star, Bay Star Sport, Canyon Star, Ventana LE, Ventana, Dutch Star, New Aire, Mountain Aire, London Aire, Essex, and King Aire motorhomes. The electrical connections in the breaker box may not be properly tightened, possibly causing the connections to overheat. Overheating of the electrical connections can increase the risk of a... Read More

New system uses smartphone to level RV

This article is based on a news release. RVtravel.com has not tested this product. (May 1, 2018) —Venture RV recently teamed up with LogicBlue Technology on an exclusive program promoting the LevelMatePRO wireless leveling system. “It’s the easiest and most user-friendly way to use smartphone technology to level travel trailers, and Venture RV has exclusive rights to this feature,” announced... Read More

Newmar recalls 2,038 motorhomes for headlight issue

Newmar is recalling 2,038 model year 2016-2017 Newmar Ventana, 2015-2016 Newmar London Aire, and 2013-2017 Newmar Dutch Star motorhomes. When switching from using the low beam headlights to the high beam headlights, the low beam headlights go out when the intention was to have both beams illuminate. Without the low beams also illuminated when the high beams are on, the... Read More

Forest River recalls some RVs for wrong weight label

Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain 2017-2019 Coachmen Crossfit Class B motorhomes. The Federal Placards on the vehicles incorrectly list a rear axle Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) that exceeds the GAWR assigned by the chassis manufacturer. The incorrect GAWR may cause the operator to overload the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash. Forest River has notified... Read More

Soapbox: RV industry continues to disappoint

By Chuck Woodbury EDITOR It’s Friday. Gail and I drove yesterday (my usual writing day) from Wichita Falls, Texas, to Ponca City, Oklahoma, for a quick stay before heading on to Missouri. We are on our way to the RVillage Rally in Elkhart, Indiana, in mid-May, where several RV Travel staff members and I will speak to the estimated 1,000... Read More