Recalls issued on eight American Coach models

  (March 12, 2017) — REV Recreation Group (REV) is recalling 525 model year 2015-2016 American Coach American Heritage and American Tradition motorhomes, 2015-2017 American Coach American Revolution and American Coach American Eagle motorhomes, 2016 American Coach American Allegiance motorhomes, 2016-2017 American Coach American Dream motorhomes and 2017 Holiday Rambler Diplomat and Holiday Rambler Scepter motorhomes. The support for the... Read More

Fleetwood recalls 742 RVs for fire, explosion risk

  REV Recreation Group (REV) is recalling 742 model year 2015 Fleetwood Bounder Classic motorhomes, 2015-2016 Fleetwood Terra motorhomes, 2016-2017 Fleetwood Storm, Holiday Rambler Admiral XE and Fleetwood Flair motorhomes, and 2017 Holiday Rambler Vacationer XE motorhomes. The affected vehicles, equipped with an Onan 5.5 kilowatt generator, have an external fuel pump and in-line fuel filter that may have been... Read More

RV and RV-related recalls for February 2017

  Here is our monthly summary of RV recalls for February 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. Please note, due to formatting changes made by the federal government,... Read More

Winnebago recalls Travato RVs for LP issue

  (March 3, 2017) — Winnebago Industries, Inc. is recalling 1,058 model year 2016-2017 Travato motorhomes. The liquid propane (LP) hose may contact the emergency brake cable, potentially damaging it and causing it to leak propane. According to the recall report from Winnebago: “On January 8th, we intercepted a internet communication from a customer claiming to have developed and LP... Read More

Thor recalls motorhomes: windshield wipers may fail

  Thor Motor Coach (TMC) is recalling 1,824 model year 2014-2015 Tuscany, Tuscany XTE and Palazzo motorhomes. The windshield wiper systems on these vehicles may have been improperly installed or secured, causing the wipers to fail during operation. Indications of a failure, the company noted in its Safety Recall Report, would be “the windshield wipers would start to slow down,... Read More

Tiffin limits factory service on older motorhomes

  RED BAY, Ala., Feb. 20, 2017 — — Tiffin Motorhomes has advised RV owners of a change to its factory service policy that prohibits work on motorhomes older than four years, according to RV Daily Report. The new policy will go into effect April 3 at the Red Bay facility. In an email to RV owners, Tiffin advised owners... Read More

Fleetwood, Holiday Rambler motorhomes recalled

  REV Recreation Group (REV) is recalling certain 2017 Fleetwood Storm and Holiday Rambler Vacationer XE motorhomes and 2016-2017 Holiday Rambler Vacationer motorhomes. In the affected vehicles, if the fuel fill tubing is damaged by contact with the spring shackle bolt, a gasoline leak may result, presenting the risk of a fire in the presence of an ignition source, which... Read More

Where can you get your portable LP cylinder requalified?

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris Last week, we published news regarding changes made to portable propane cylinder requirements. Again, let’s stress the fact that these new federal regulation changes apply only to PORTABLE propane cylinders – the ones typically found on travel trailers, fifth wheels and truck campers. They DO NOT apply to permanently mounted tanks found on... Read More

Jayco recalls 2017 Eagle 5th Wheels for propane issue

  Jayco, Inc. (Jayco) is recalling certain 2017 Eagle fifth-wheel recreational vehicles equipped with the dry camping option. In the affected vehicles, the LP manifold was mounted to the fifth-wheel frame directly above the axle assembly and the suspension U-bolts.  Impact from the axle can crack the LP manifold, and break free the LP lines and fittings. Damage caused by... Read More

New federal regulations have some effect on RVers

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris News floating around the Internet of late may have made it sound as if RVers have new rules about propane cylinder inspections. One source put it this way: “As a result, cylinders must be requalified by proof pressure or volumetric expansion testing every 10 years instead of every seven or 12 years.” On... Read More