Really? RV industry survey doesn’t even suggest improving quality

By Chuck Woodbury Did you see all the recalls we posted in this weekend’s newsletter? We reported eight for the week but that’s far from all issued. We don’t print those that affect very few RVs except in our monthly RV Recalls Newsletter. The one we like the very best in this week’s parade of mishaps is from Lance,... Read More

Entegra Coach recalls RVs for brake issue

Entegra Coach is recalling certain 2015-2016 Aspire and 2017-2018 Insignia motorhomes built on a Spartan chassis. The air brake supply reservoir is less than 12 times the combined volume of air for all service brake chambers. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 121, “Air Brake Systems.” The undersized... Read More

Big crowds expected for Georgia FMCA rally

(February 9, 2018) — Members of FMCA, an international association of RV owners, are making plans to head to Perry, Georgia, March 15 through 18 for the group’s 97th International Convention & RV Expo. Owners of approximately 2,700 RVs are expected for the event at the Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter, the 10th time FMCA has visited the facility. FMCA members... Read More

Forest River recalls RVs for missing emergency exit window

Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain 2018 Cardinal travel trailers, models CAF3045RLLE, CAF304SR, CAF322DS and CAF392RD. The vehicles were manufactured without an emergency exit window in the rear wall of the vehicle. Without a secondary means of escape from the vehicle, a person may be trapped inside the vehicle during an emergency, which could increase the risk of... Read More

RV park trend: Luring customers without RVs

By Chuck Woodbury You see the cover of the magazine? That’s Woodall’s Campground Management, the largest publication covering the RV park industry. Notice the headline toward the bottom: “Campgrounds See Growth with ‘Unique Accommodations’ Aimed at non-RVers.” The article runs five pages. It begins: Savvy campground owners understand that those looking to enjoy the great outdoors aren’t necessarily looking to... Read More

A 99-year-old RVer driving wrong way kills teens in head-on crash

(Feb. 12, 2018) — The Florida Highway Patrol reported that Mr. Roney died from his injuries on Friday, Feb. 9.  (Feb. 7, 2018) — A 99-year-old man driving the wrong way on a Florida highway crashed head-on into a truck, killing the two teens inside. The crash occurred Tuesday night, just before 7 p.m., near Fort Pierce, Florida.  Walter Roney of Michigan... Read More