Jayco recalls some motorhomes: windshield wipers could fail

Jayco is recalling approximately 1,000 model year 2018 Jayco Alante and 2018-2019 Jayco Precept motorhomes. The windshield wiper system motor on these vehicles may fail when being operated in heavy snow or ice situations, thereby reducing driver visibility. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 104, “Windshield Wiping and... Read More

RV and RV-related recalls for May 2018

Here is our monthly summary of RV recalls for May 2018 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. U.S. shoppers: Shop at Amazon.com Canadian shoppers: Shop at Amazon.ca UNITED STATES... Read More

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