Thor recalls motorhomes for hose problem, fire hazard

Thor Motor Coach (TMC) is recalling 895 model year 2011-2017 Thor Tuscany and Venetian motorhomes, built on Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation (FCCC) chassis. The power steering hose on the affected vehicles may be routed incorrectly, and, as a result, the hose may rub against the power stud on the starter motor, possibly causing electrical arcing and a power steering fluid... Read More

Winnebago recalls some RVs: roof rack may detach

Winnebago Industries, Inc., is recalling certain 2018 Winnebago Travato and 2018-2019 Winnebago Era, and Revel RVs. The roof rack may not have been installed with the correct fasteners, possibly resulting in the roof rack detaching from the vehicle while moving. If the roof rack detaches while moving, it could become a road hazard, increasing the risk of a crash. Winnebago... Read More

Warranty expires while new motorhome sits 15 months in shop

Imagine how frustrating it must be to have a brand new RV, but the full year warranty expired while it sat on two different service center lots….and you have never even used it.  We have an update from Margaret B on her long ordeal with her Thor Ace motorhome. If you haven’t read about her problems, click here. She writes: “Last... Read More

Save money on your RV with a Montana LLC?

By Russ and Tiña De Maris According to stories published by rvbusiness.com, attendees at the recent Family Motor Coach Association rally in Georgia were greeted by representatives of a Montana firm that promised significant savings on taxes and registrations when buying an RV. You know the catch, simply use a Montana attorney to set up a Limited Liability Corporation to... Read More

Oregon changes rules, hikes fees on forest camping

By Russ and Tiña De Maris RVers and other outdoor recreationists may find a few changes if they favor overnight visits to Oregon State Forests. To clarify, we mean lands overseen by the Oregon Board of Forestry, not by the U.S. Forest Service. The state authorities are bringing new rules online that will affect fees paid by campers on these... Read More

Couple sue Thor over defective luxury RV. Sewage ‘geysers’ into bedroom

Bill and Jennie Mangan say their dream of spending the first 10 years of joint retirement traveling the country inside their luxury RV quickly faded beneath a cloud of diesel fumes pouring into their bedroom at night as leaking hydraulic fluid seeped into a basement drawer. Then there was the sewage, which they say pooled daily in their bedroom and... Read More

RV storage: But $175,000 for a storage unit?

By Russ and Tiña De Maris Some say, “Everything’s bigger in Texas.” Well, we may have to beg to differ on one item: RV storage in California. We don’t mean bigger as in square footage, but certainly bigger, as in price! Case in point: Want to keep your Class A under cover? Ted Deits, founding father of Monstore Garages out... Read More