RV industry hires actress to promote RVing

  RESTON, Va. — Go RVing, a joint initiative of the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) and the Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association, has announced a new partnership with actress Jennie Garth. An RVer since childhood, Garth will be a Go RVing spokesperson, sharing her personal experiences with the RV lifestyle and working to inspire a new generation of RVers.   “This will... Read More

Highland Ridge recalling 3,379 trailers for fire risk

  Highland Ridge RV (Highland Ridge) is recalling 3,379 model year 2017 Open Range, Highlander, Light, Roamer and Mesa Ridge fifth wheels and Mesa Ridge, Light, Roamer and Ultra Lite travel trailers. The low profile surface mount LED lights may produce extreme temperatures during normal use. Some of the failure characteristics are noted as melting of plastic housing, smoldering and charred/scored... Read More

Forest River recalling some Hyperlite toy haulers

  Forest River is recalling certain 2014 XLR Hyperlite toyhaulers. The vehicles have an axle equalizer knurled bolt (axle shackle locating bolt) that may not be properly seated in the chassis axle hanger. If the equalizer knurled bolt and nut are not installed properly or are missing from a triple-axle configuration, the center axle can rotate to the rear and... Read More

Keystone recalls certain Springdale travel trailers

  Keystone RV Company (Keystone) is recalling certain 2012-2018 Springdale travel trailers, model 303BH. The Federal Identification Tag on these vehicles overstate the Gross Axle Weight Rating capacity (GAWR) by 800 pounds for each axle. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of 49 CFR Part 567, “Certification.” The incorrect GAWR makes the Cargo Carrying Capacity (CCC) label incorrect and... Read More

In Winnebago test, motorhome crashes top down on pavement

  For decades Winnebago has tested its products beyond what is required by the RV industry. Perhaps nothing is more dramatic than the drop test, where a coach is hoisted three feet into the air and then dropped on its roof. After the test, engineers examine structural integrity, appliances and cabinet attachment as well as impact absorption. In this video, several high-speed... Read More

RV and RV-related recalls for May 2017

  Here is our monthly summary of RV recalls for May 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. UNITED STATES RECALLS RECREATION VEHICLES Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is... Read More

Keystone RV recalling some Dutchmen trailers

  Keystone RV Company (Keystone) is recalling certain 2017-2018 model Dutchmen Voltage trailers equipped with the Onan 5.5 generator option. The fuel line may have been clamped incorrectly to the generator. If the fuel line disconnects, it increases the risk of a fuel leak leading to an increased risk of fire, personal injury and property damage. Keystone will notify owners,... Read More

Forest River’s new policy: Good news or an idiot’s tale?

By Russ and Tiña De Maris Perhaps it’s a coincidence, or maybe there really is an RV manufacturer that’s “seen the light” and wants to do something to make peace with the RVing community. Whatever the case, a new move by RV giant Forest River has created a bunch of “unhappy campers” among the ranks of its dealers. At mid-month,... Read More

KOA raises $118,000 for children’s charity

  Kampgrounds of America’s (KOA’s) annual Care Camps Big Weekend set a new camper attendance record May 12-13, drawing about four percent more camping families than last year, earning nearly $118,000 for its KOA Care Camps. In 2016, the care camps trust raised nearly $1.4 million through the year.  The Care Camps Big Weekend is in its 14th year and is a major fundraising event... Read More