Jayco recalling some 2017 Seismic travel trailers

  (October 15, 2016) — Jayco is recalling certain model year 2017 Seismic travel trailers manufactured November 19, 2015 to August 19, 2016. The affected vehicles may be equipped with an underrated resettable fuse for the awning with LED lights. The incorrect fuse may not properly protect the circuit, allowing an electrical short to occur and increasing the risk of... Read More

Forest River recalling some Salem and Wildwood trailers

  Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain model year 2017 Salem and Wildwood recreational trailers manufactured August 9, 2016, to September 6, 2016. The Federal Placard on the affected vehicles incorrectly lists the tire and rim combination. The placard states ST225/75R15 Load Range C tires with an inflation pressure of 50PSI and a rim size of 15X6.0JJ, however,... Read More

Winnebago income up for fiscal 2016

  FOREST CITY, IOWA, October 13, 2016 – Winnebago Industries today reported its financial results for its fourth quarter and full year fiscal 2016, less than two weeks after announcing it has signed a purchase agreement to acquire towables manufacturer Grand Design. Fourth quarter fiscal 2016 results Revenues for the fiscal 2016 fourth quarter ended August 27, 2016, were $263.3... Read More

Thor recalls some Four Winds, Chateau motorhomes

  Thor Motor Coach is recalling certain model year 2016-2017 Four Winds and Chateau motorhomes manufactured June 16, 2015, to April 29, 2016. The affected RVs are equipped with a spare tire bracket that may loosen and detach during vehicle operation. If the spare tire bracket and spare tire detaches, it could be a road hazard, increasing the risk of a... Read More

Winnebago to acquire towable maker Grand Design

  FOREST CITY, IOWA, October 3, 2016 – Winnebago Industries, Inc., announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Grand Design Recreational Vehicle Company, a manufacturer of towable RVs for approximately $500 million in cash and newly issued Winnebago shares. Founded in 2012 by Don Clark, Ron Fenech and Bill Fenech, a management team with more than... Read More

RV and RV-related recalls for Sept. 2016

  WASHINGTON: Here is our monthly summary of RV recalls for September 2016 and related equipment we feel are of interest to our readers. This information has been gleaned from the U.S. National Highway Transportation Safety Administration. This is NOT a complete list of all vehicles and related equipment recalled.   UNITED STATES RECALLS RECREATION VEHICLES Forest River, Inc. (Forest... Read More

FMCA to return to Indy next summer

  Family Motor Coach Association (FMCA), an international organization of motorhome owners, has announced it will return to the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis, for its 96th International Convention, July 12 through 15, 2017. The last FMCA event held at the facility was in August 2012, and attracted 2,000 families. “The state fairgrounds there easily accommodated our needs in terms of parking for thousands of motorhomes, and... Read More

Tiffin recalls RVs over incorrect sticker information

  (Sept. 28, 2016) — Tiffin Motorhomes, Inc., is recalling certain model year 2015-2017 Allegro motorhomes manufactured April 1, 2015 to September 16, 2016. The affected vehicles have a tow hitch with a weight capacity sticker that may indicate an incorrect weight capacity. Approximately 1,660 vehicles are affected. If the hitch is loaded to the weight on sticker, the hitch... Read More