Thor recalls some ’18 motorhomes for missing heat shield

Thor Motor Coach (TMC) is recalling certain 2018 Freedom Traveler motorhomes, model A27. These vehicles may be missing a heat shield between the liquid propane (LP) tank and the generator exhaust pipe. TMC has notified owners, and dealers will install the missing heat shield, free of charge. The recall began on January 12, 2018. Owners may contact TMC customer service... Read More

Gulf Stream recalls 3,034 RVs for bad fire extinguisher

Gulf Stream Coach, Inc. (Gulf Stream) is recalling 3,034 model year 2011-2012 Endura Max fifth wheel, Matrix, Matrix fifth wheel, Yellowstone, Canyon Trail, Aztec, Ridgeline, Mako, Executive Ridgeline, Explorer, Stream-Lite Sport, Stream-Lite Explorer, Gulf Breeze, Gulf Breeze Sport, Visa, Gulf Breeze Explorer, Capri, Northern Express, Champaign Gulf Breeze, Champaign Stream-Lite, Conquest, Innsbrook, Special Edition, Track and Trail, Amerilite, Amerilite Super-Lite, Kingsport... Read More

Forest River recalls 3,297 trailers for improper wiring

Forest River is recalling 3,297 model year 2015-2018 Cascade and Cherokee travel trailers. The trailer wiring may have been improperly routed, allowing the wires to be pinched between the chassis and the vehicle body. Pinched wires could short circuit, increasing the risk of a fire. Forest River will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the trailers, rerouting the wires, as... Read More

Forest River recalls some Surveyor trailers for fire risk

Forest River is recalling certain 2018 Surveyor trailers, models SVT266RLDS, SVT285IKDS, SVT285IKLE, SVT323BHLE, SVT33KRETS, SVT33KRLOK and SVT33KRLTS. These vehicles were built with a circuit breaker that allows more current that the wiring can handle. The incorrect circuit breaker can cause the wiring to melt, increasing the risk of a fire. Forest River will notify owners, and dealers will install a... Read More

RVing News for January 13–19, 2018

January 13–19, 2018 FROM RVTRAVEL.COM New at Amazon: Great deals, $10 or less with free shipping (even without Prime) Return to this week’s newsletter (#829) Read last week’s news RV owners who register their motorhomes through a Montana Limited Liability Corporation (LLC) arrangement may be finding some of the luster is tarnishing. New laws recently enacted have tacked on a... Read More

Is staying overnight in an RV at Walmart in jeopardy?

By Bob Difley RVers who frequently spend the night in Walmart parking lots while on road trips are in danger of losing the privilege, according to an article Wednesday in the Salem, Oregon, Statesman Journal, part of the USA Today network. What is happening at these stores may very well indicate a trend that could force more stores to post... Read More

Lance Camper acquired by REV Group

MILWAUKEE — REV Group, a $2.3 billion manufacturer of industry-leading specialty vehicle brands and leading provider of parts and services, announced Friday the acquisition of Lance Camper Manufacturing Corporation (Lance Camper). The acquisition enables REV to meaningfully enter the rapidly growing over $10 billion towables segment of the RV market by adding Lance’s premium portfolio of truck campers, towable campers and... Read More

Dumped RVs costly to property owners who must remove them

A growing problem of abandoned RVs has hit home for a Central Point, Oregon, couple who face a major clean-up bill after someone left a garbage-filled trailer on their driveway in the middle of the night.  Early this week in the middle of the night, someone drove onto the driveway of Dalton Straus in a pickup, pulling the dilapidated trailer,... Read More

Goodyear tires under investigation

By Russ and Tiña De Maris A consumer group is saying Goodyear Tire could be treading on thin ice with the federal government’s safety watchdog, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Earlier this month, the agency opened an investigation of complaints concerning Goodyear’s G159 tires, popular among some Class-A motorhome owners. The tires in question were manufactured between 1996... Read More