Ford recalls more than 200,000 2016 F-150s and Explorers

DEARBORN, Mich., Dec. 1, 2017 – Ford is issuing a safety recall in North America for approximately 202,274 2016 Ford F-150 and 2016 Ford Explorer vehicles equipped with front power seats that may experience looseness of the front seat adjuster assembly. In affected vehicles, the upper left-hand pivot bolt for the front power seat adjuster may loosen or fall out. A... Read More

RV capital Elkhart reaches out to find workers

An area that was formerly a poster child for the Great Recession now has a problem it could only have dreamed of nine years ago. We’re talking about Elkhart County, Indiana, where four out of five RVs are manufactured. Like many communities across the country, Elkhart County has a website and a marketing pitch aimed at attracting new business investment... Read More

RVs become part of “underground economy”

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris Would you rent an RV for $300 a month? It appears that many are willing to do just that, in an underground economy that’s springing up across the U.S. But there’s a bit of a catch to the cheap rental – you won’t be going too far in your $10-a-day special, unless somewhere... Read More

RV and RV-related recalls for November 2017

  Here is our monthly summary of RV recalls for November 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. OUR NEW GROUP IS OFF TO A GREAT START Won’t you... Read More

Slow cellular internet: When will carriers catch on?

By Russ and Tiña De Maris If you’re in Quartzsite, Arizona, you don’t need turkeys or fat guys in red suits to mark the season. Just try and fire up your internet service using one of the largest providers in the area and you’ll know the winter season has arrived. Springtime in the Northwest may be characterized by slow-moving slugs,... Read More

Wrong safety chains prompt Highland Ridge trailer recall

Highland Ridge RV is recalling certain 2018 light travel trailers, models 312BHTS and 275RLS. The safety chains on these vehicles may be rated for a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) of 7,600 pounds; however, the trailer has a GVWR of 11,700 pounds. The lower rated safety chains may fail if the trailer detaches from the tow vehicle, increasing the risk... Read More

Entregra recalls motorhomes for lights issue

Entegra Coach is recalling approximately 1,600 model year 2016-2018 Aspire, Anthem, Cornerstone and Insignia motorhomes. The vehicles have lights that do not include reflectors and the vehicle does not have separate reflectors. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 108, “Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment.” Affected coaches: ENTEGRA/ANTHEM/2016-2018 ... Read More

Jayco recalling nearly 10,000 travel trailers

Jayco, Inc. is recalling 9,930 model year 2016-2018 Jay Flight SLX travel trailers equipped with a 35-amp power converter. The electrical circuit from the battery does not have over-current protection such as a fuse or circuit breaker. MORE RECENT RECALLS: Click here. An unprotected circuit could result in a short and cause a fire leading to personal injury or property... Read More

Oregon county may allow new car, RV parking for homeless

Homeless RVers in Lane County, Oregon, may soon have new places to stay. County commissioners are considering a pilot program that would allow homeless residents with vehicles to camp on private properties near Eugene. The Register-Guard reports that many neighborhoods in the pilot area lie within Eugene’s urban growth boundary but are outside the city limits. Under the program, businesses, churches,... Read More

Jamboree, Holiday Rambler motorhomes recalled for fire hazard

REV Recreation Group is recalling 395 model year 2017-2018 Fleetwood Jamboree and Holiday Rambler Vesta motorhomes. The hydraulic leveling system lines may not be properly secured allowing them to contact the axle or the chassis drive train components possibly resulting in a hydraulic fluid leak. A damaged hydraulic line may leak or spray fluid, increasing the risk of a fire,... Read More

Heartland recalls Pioneer travel trailers for fire hazard

Heartland is recalling 561 model year 2018 Pioneer travel trailers. The liquid propane (LP) manifold block may be mounted too close to the center shackle, allowing the shackle to hit the LP hose fitting and cause a propane leak. Should this leak occur around spark or open flame a fire would occur. Heartland has notified owners, and dealers will re-locate... Read More