Ultralight trailers recalled: axles installed backwards

Cruiser RV (Cruiser) is recalling certain 2018 Shadow Cruiser Ultra Lite trailers, models ID225RBS, ID240BHS, ID263RLS, ID279DBS, ID280QBS and ID289RBS. The axles on the vehicles were installed backwards, possibly reducing the braking ability or causing the brakes to temporarily lock up. Improper brake function can increase the risk of a crash. Cruiser has notified owners, and dealers will correct the... Read More

Highland Ridge recalls some Open Road 5th wheels

Highland Ridge is recalling 242 model year 2018 Open Range 3X fifth wheel trailers. The labels on the RVs may not list the correct tire size information of 235/85R16. As such, the vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 110, “Tire Selection and Rims.” If the tire size information is incorrect, the... Read More

Big recall on Dodge pickup trucks

Chrysler is recalling 443,712 model year 2013-2017 RAM 2500, 3500, 3500 Cab Chassis, 4500 Cab Chassis, and 5500 Cab Chassis vehicles, equipped with Cummins 6.7L Turbo Diesel engines that have Concentric-brand water pumps without a vent hole. These water pumps may leak coolant. The leaking water pump can increase the risk of an engine compartment fire. Chrysler will notify owners,... Read More

Custom install now available on automated RV dumping system

Drain Master, of Hollister, California, is now offering custom installations of its state-of-the-art RV waste products – valves, hoses and storage. The new Drain Master Pro-Series waste valves are operated by a control module, either inside the RV or out (or from both locations), vastly improving reliability and performance. With two simple open/close switches (gray and black), dumping RV tanks... Read More

What Mr. Piper could teach RV manufacturers

By Chuck Woodbury EDITOR This was originally published as part of issue 752 of the RVtravel.com newsletter, July 22, 2016. William Piper, inventor of the Piper Cub airplane, was often called the “Henry Ford of Aviation.” His Piper Cub airplane sold for $1,325 in 1937, making it affordable to many Americans. The price even included flying lessons. One of the... Read More