California fire victims to get RVs for temporary housing

Northern California’s Sonoma County and the city of Santa Rosa are working with state and federal partners to provide safe, immediate, transitional, and long-term housing to assist residents who were displaced by the recent tragic fires and stabilize the immediate housing crisis faced by residents. Nearly 5,000 residential units were destroyed. The Board of Supervisors has approved leasing 80 existing... Read More

Keystone recalls 1,697 trailers for fire hazard

Keystone RV Company is recalling 1,697 model year 2018 Crossroads Cruiser and 2017-2018 Crossroads Sunset, Volante, and Zinger RVs equipped with Flame King cook tops designed for outdoor use. The cook tops have a corrugated fiber board that can burn. When using the Flame King outdoors there is a risk of the burner flame inverting while using an oversized pan... Read More

Kidde recalls 40 million fire extinguishers

  November 2, 2017: United States Consumer Product Safety Commission: Kidde Recalls Fire Extinguishers with Plastic Handles Due to Failure to Discharge and Nozzle Detachment: One Death Reported   This recall involves two styles of Kidde fire extinguishers: plastic handle fire extinguishers and push-button Pindicator fire extinguishers. The fire extinguishers can become clogged or require excessive force to discharge and... Read More

Thor recalls some 2017-2018 motorhomes for label issue

Thor Motor Coach (TMC) is recalling certain 2017-2018 Challenger, Axis, Chateau, Four Winds, Hurricane, Miramar, Palazzo, Tuscany, Vegas, Venetian, and Windsport motorhomes. The cargo carrying capacity (CCC) label on these vehicles may indicate an incorrect water capacity for the water heater/fresh water tank. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS)... Read More

FMCA slashes rate for roadside assistance plan

The Family Motor Coach Association (FMCA) has rolled out new pricing for its Roadside Rescue plan, available exclusively to its members. For $69 a year, members gain access to an RV plan that provides benefits that include towing to the nearest qualified repair center, lockout assistance, vehicle fluid delivery, tire service, winch-out service, trip routing, and more. Members may also... Read More

Keystone recalls some Crossroads, Volante trailers

Keystone RV Company is recalling certain 2018 Crossroads Cruiser and Volante travel trailers. These vehicles may have been manufactured with propane gas detectors instead of being manufactured with a combination propane gas/carbon monoxide detector. Without a carbon monoxide (CO) detector, occupants would not be alerted of high levels of carbon monoxide, increasing the risk of injury or death. Keystone has... Read More

Camping World cuts off the competition — again

By Russ and Tiña De Maris In a move that might be viewed as a “don’t let the door hit you on the way out,” National RV Supply Company, a major wholesale RV parts and supply distributor, has shut down sales to the public. Evidently “the public” includes RV dealers who’ve come to depend on the outfit for getting parts... Read More

Employee error prompts recall of 3,621 Grand Design RVs

Grand Design RV is recalling 3,621 model year 2017-2018 Imagine travel trailers. The wires at the air conditioning unit may detach from the connector and the loose wires may short circuit. A short circuit increases the risk of a fire. The defect relates to improper installation of bell cap wire connectors at the air conditioning unit. The recall population is based... Read More