KZRV recalls trailers: awning may fly off when RV is moving

KZRV is recalling 7,401 model year 2018-2019 KZRV Durango, Spree, Spree Escape, Connect, Sportsmen, Sidewinder, and Venom travel trailers. The Solera Smart Arm awning may deploy while moving. If the awning deploys while moving there would be the increased risk of a crash. The remedy for this recall is still under development. The recall is expected to begin on June…

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Forest River recalls Coachmen RVs for propane-related issue

Forest River is recalling certain 2018-2019 Coachmen Spirit travel trailers, models SBT2963BH and SBT2342BH. The outdoor cooktop may have been installed without a liquid propane (LP) quick disconnect. If the cooktop unit does not have an LP hose quick disconnect feature and the cooktop is placed into the vehicle while still connected to the LP supply and with the LP…

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RV and RV-related recalls for April 2018

Here is our monthly summary of RV recalls for April 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…

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Fire risk forces recall of some 2018 Newmar motorhomes

Newmar is recalling 653 model year 2018 Newmar Bay Star, Bay Star Sport, Canyon Star, Ventana LE, Ventana, Dutch Star, New Aire, Mountain Aire, London Aire, Essex, and King Aire motorhomes. The electrical connections in the breaker box may not be properly tightened, possibly causing the connections to overheat. Overheating of the electrical connections can increase the risk of a…

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Newmar recalls 2,038 motorhomes for headlight issue

Newmar is recalling 2,038 model year 2016-2017 Newmar Ventana, 2015-2016 Newmar London Aire, and 2013-2017 Newmar Dutch Star motorhomes. When switching from using the low beam headlights to the high beam headlights, the low beam headlights go out when the intention was to have both beams illuminate. Without the low beams also illuminated when the high beams are on, the…

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Forest River recalls some RVs for wrong weight label

Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain 2017-2019 Coachmen Crossfit Class B motorhomes. The Federal Placards on the vehicles incorrectly list a rear axle Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) that exceeds the GAWR assigned by the chassis manufacturer. The incorrect GAWR may cause the operator to overload the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash. Forest River has notified…

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RV hitch company owner in hot water over vandalizing Utah arch

An iconic natural arch near Moab, Utah, was vandalized last week, and photographs widely shared on social media have brought RV hitch owner Ryan Andersen and his family under scrutiny. Andersen is the owner of Andersen Hitches. A customer of the company spotted a photo of the vandalism online and sounded the alarm. The incident sparked nationwide outrage on social…

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