Forest River recalls some ’18 trailers for furnace issue

Forest River is recalling certain 2018 Prime Time Crusader and Sanibel travel trailers. A bracket used to secure the furnace in place may be missing, allowing the furnace to shift, possibly resulting in the fresh air intake and the furnace exhaust tubes being misaligned with the furnace. If the tubes are misaligned, carbon monoxide could enter the passenger compartment, increasing…

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Thor recalls some ’18 motorhomes for missing heat shield

Thor Motor Coach (TMC) is recalling certain 2018 Freedom Traveler motorhomes, model A27. These vehicles may be missing a heat shield between the liquid propane (LP) tank and the generator exhaust pipe. TMC has notified owners, and dealers will install the missing heat shield, free of charge. The recall began on January 12, 2018. Owners may contact TMC customer service…

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Gulf Stream recalls 3,034 RVs for bad fire extinguisher

Gulf Stream Coach, Inc. (Gulf Stream) is recalling 3,034 model year 2011-2012 Endura Max fifth wheel, Matrix, Matrix fifth wheel, Yellowstone, Canyon Trail, Aztec, Ridgeline, Mako, Executive Ridgeline, Explorer, Stream-Lite Sport, Stream-Lite Explorer, Gulf Breeze, Gulf Breeze Sport, Visa, Gulf Breeze Explorer, Capri, Northern Express, Champaign Gulf Breeze, Champaign Stream-Lite, Conquest, Innsbrook, Special Edition, Track and Trail, Amerilite, Amerilite Super-Lite, Kingsport…

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Forest River recalls 3,297 trailers for improper wiring

Forest River is recalling 3,297 model year 2015-2018 Cascade and Cherokee travel trailers. The trailer wiring may have been improperly routed, allowing the wires to be pinched between the chassis and the vehicle body. Pinched wires could short circuit, increasing the risk of a fire. Forest River will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the trailers, rerouting the wires, as…

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Forest River recalls some Surveyor trailers for fire risk

Forest River is recalling certain 2018 Surveyor trailers, models SVT266RLDS, SVT285IKDS, SVT285IKLE, SVT323BHLE, SVT33KRETS, SVT33KRLOK and SVT33KRLTS. These vehicles were built with a circuit breaker that allows more current that the wiring can handle. The incorrect circuit breaker can cause the wiring to melt, increasing the risk of a fire. Forest River will notify owners, and dealers will install a…

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Is staying overnight in an RV at Walmart in jeopardy?

By Bob Difley RVers who frequently spend the night in Walmart parking lots while on road trips are in danger of losing the privilege, according to an article Wednesday in the Salem, Oregon, Statesman Journal, part of the USA Today network. What is happening at these stores may very well indicate a trend that could force more stores to post…

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Special road atlas keeps tall RVs out of trouble

Long haul truckers rely on Rand McNally’s Motor Carriers’ Road Atlas for the most comprehensive highway and trucking information on the market. Perhaps most importantly, the atlas shows them where they can go and where they cannot go without hitting a low bridge or encountering a dangerously narrow road. RVs these days are sometimes nearly the height of big rig…

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Lance Camper acquired by REV Group

MILWAUKEE — REV Group, a $2.3 billion manufacturer of industry-leading specialty vehicle brands and leading provider of parts and services, announced Friday the acquisition of Lance Camper Manufacturing Corporation (Lance Camper). The acquisition enables REV to meaningfully enter the rapidly growing over $10 billion towables segment of the RV market by adding Lance’s premium portfolio of truck campers, towable campers and…

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