Airbag recalls continue: 34 million vehicles affected

(January 1, 2018) — Approximately 34 million vehicles are currently under recall for approximately 46 million defective Takata air bags that can explode when the air bag deploys, causing serious injury or even death. Additional air bags are scheduled to be recalled by December 2019, bringing the total number of affected air bags to around 65-70 million. Takata supplied these... Read More

2018 Next Exit highway guide published

The ever-popular Next EXIT Directory, a motorists’ guide to services located along U.S. interstate highways, is now available. The Next EXIT 2018 is the 27th updated edition of the iconic USA directory, which in its 508 pages lists gas stations, food, lodging, shopping, hospitals, RV parks and other services. Even motorists with GPS devices or mapping apps swear by this... Read More

Forest River recalls some motorhomes for fire risk

Forest River is recalling certain 2016-2018 Berkshire XLT motorhomes. Incorrect circuit breakers were used that may not contact the electrical sub-panel correctly. If the circuit breaker’s internal spring retention mechanism does not properly contact the sub-panel, the condition could cause excessive heat which could increase the risk of fire. Forest River will notify owners, and dealers will replace the incorrect circuit... Read More

Newmar recalls some motorhomes for headlight defect

Newmar is recalling certain 2018 Bay Star and Bay Star Sport motorhomes. The front side marker lights on these vehicles may not be connected to the wiring harness. Additionally, when the headlight high beams are activated, the low beams may not illuminate as intended. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard... Read More

Jayco recalls 49,563 RVs for defective fire extinguishers

Jayco is recalling more than 49,000 model year 2002-2016 RVs equipped with Kidde Plastic-Handle or Push Button ‘Pindicator’ Fire Extinguishers. The list of RVs involved in the recall is below. The extinguishers may become clogged, preventing the extinguisher from discharging as expected, or excessive force may be needed to activate the extinguisher. Additionally, in certain models, the nozzle may detach... Read More

Salem, Wildwood trailers recalled for wrong placard

Forest River is recalling some 2018 Salem and Wildwood trailers. The Federal placard on the vehicles incorrectly states that the trailers are equipped with ST215/75R15 load range D tires, however, the installed tires are size ST205/75R15 load range D. As such, the vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 110, “Tire Selection... Read More

Grand Design recalls 4,000 RVs, jack problem

Grand Design is recalling nearly 4,000 model year 2017-2018 Reflection and Imagine travel trailers equipped with a Smart-Jack model power tongue jack. The laminated plastic touch pad on the jack may crack or separate allowing water to enter, potentially causing the jack to operate unintentionally. Grand Design will notify owners, and dealers will replace the power tongue jack, free of... Read More

Towable RV owners lose benefit with new tax bill

The recently passed tax reform bill will benefit the RV industry and further the industry’s current period of historic growth, according to the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA). But one thing it won’t do is help the owners of towable RVs. For many years, owners of all types of self-contained RVs could deduct the interest on their RV loan as... Read More