Lance Camper acquired by REV Group

MILWAUKEE — REV Group, a $2.3 billion manufacturer of industry-leading specialty vehicle brands and leading provider of parts and services, announced Friday the acquisition of Lance Camper Manufacturing Corporation (Lance Camper). The acquisition enables REV to meaningfully enter the rapidly growing over $10 billion towables segment of the RV market by adding Lance’s premium portfolio of truck campers, towable campers and... Read More

Dumped RVs costly to property owners who must remove them

A growing problem of abandoned RVs has hit home for a Central Point, Oregon, couple who face a major clean-up bill after someone left a garbage-filled trailer on their driveway in the middle of the night.  Early this week in the middle of the night, someone drove onto the driveway of Dalton Straus in a pickup, pulling the dilapidated trailer,... Read More

Goodyear tires under investigation

By Russ and Tiña De Maris A consumer group is saying Goodyear Tire could be treading on thin ice with the federal government’s safety watchdog, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Earlier this month, the agency opened an investigation of complaints concerning Goodyear’s G159 tires, popular among some Class-A motorhome owners. The tires in question were manufactured between 1996... Read More

Motorhomes recalled for electrical issue

REV Recreation Group (REV) is recalling approximately 350 model year 2018 American Coach, American Dream, American Revolution, Fleetwood Discovery, Discovery LXE, Holiday Rambler Endeavor, Endeavor XE, and Monaco Marquis recreational vehicles. Water may enter the 12-volt harness connectors due to missing gaskets or the placement of the pin connectors, potentially causing an electrical short. An electrical short could risk the... Read More

Iowa RV dealer blasts Camping World tactics

An Iowa RV dealer has released a professionally produced video in which he blasts the sales tactics of Camping World and its CEO Marcus Lemonis. Kevin Frazier, the president of Cheyenne Camping Center in Walcott, Iowa, explains, through interviews with Camping World customers and by comparing sales invoices from his company and Camping World, how pricing can differ hugely in... Read More

Newmar recalls 34,699 RVs for defective fire extinguisher

Newmar Corporation (Newmar) is recalling 34,699 model year 1995-2018 motorhomes. A list of the affected vehicles is available here. The motorhomes are equipped with Kidde Plastic-Handle or Push Button ‘Pindicator’ Fire Extinguishers that 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

RV and RV-related recalls for December 2017

Here is our monthly summary of RV recalls for December 2017 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. Hot off the press! 2018 Good Sam RV Park Directory The Good... Read More