Tiffin recalls motorhomes: steering could fail

  Tiffin Motorhomes, Inc. (Tiffin) is recalling 154 model year 2017 Allegro Breeze motorhomes. The ball joints on the independent front suspension (IFS) modules can loosen and separate, leading to a partial loss of steering. If loose ball joints are not detected, they may eventually separate from their mating part, which could result in a loss of steering control. This... Read More

Early-bird discount available for July FMCA rally

    Plans are taking shape for Family Motor Coach Association’s 96th International Convention and RV Expo, scheduled for July 12 through 15, 2017, at the Indiana State Fairgrounds and Event Center in Indianapolis. An early-bird discount of $30 is available on registrations before May 13. An FMCA convention and RV expo features displays of the latest motorhomes and nearly... Read More

Big Tiffin motorhome recall: tow hitch may detach

  Tiffin Motorhomes is recalling nearly 5,000 model year 2011-2016 Allegro Open Road motorhomes. The tow hitch on the vehicles may detach from the coach under heavy loading or hard braking conditions. Under such conditions the hitch and attached tow vehicle could become disconnected from the coach causing a potential crash or causing another vehicle to come in contact with detachment and... Read More

Newmar recall: Problem could cause steering loss

  Newmar Corporation is recalling 600 model year 2017-2018 Dutch Star, 2016-2018 Mountain Aire and London Aire, and 2012-2018 Essex and King Aire motorhomes built on a Spartan Motors chassis. The ball joints on the independent front suspension (IFS) modules can loosen and separate, leading to a partial loss of steering. If loose ball joints are not detected they may eventually... Read More

Feds back-step on propane inspection rules

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris In early February we brought out a “heads-up” notice to RVers who use “portable” LP cylinders. These are Department of Transportation-certified cylinders, commonly used on travel trailers, fifth wheels and truck campers. Motorhome LP tanks use a different certification method, and weren’t the owners we were reaching out to. At that time we... Read More

Entegra Coach recalling 1,727 motorhomes

  Entegra Coach is recalling 1,727 model year 2012-2013 and 2015-2018 Anthem; 2013 and 2017-2018 Aspire; and 2012-2018 Cornerstone motorhomes built on a Spartan Motors chassis. The ball joints on the independent front suspension (IFS) modules can loosen and separate, leading to a partial loss of steering. Affected coaches 2012 Anthem and Cornerstone 2013 Anthem, Aspire and Cornerstone 2014 Cornerstone... Read More

RV and RV-related recalls for March 2017

    Here is our monthly summary of RV recalls for March 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  Airstream Inc. (Airstream) is recalling... Read More

Thor recalls more than 6,500 motorhomes

  Thor Motor Coach is recalling 6,561 model year 2014-2015 ACE, Hurricane, Challenger, Daybreak, Miramar, Outlaw and Windsport motorhomes. The vehicles’ windshield wiper systems may have been improperly installed and secured, possibly causing the wipers to fail during use. One indication of possible failure would be for the wipers to slow down, get entangled, or a shift in the sweep pattern.... Read More

Sprinter vans/motorhomes recalled for drive shaft issue

  (March 16, 2017) — Daimler Vans USA, LLC (DVUSA) is recalling 1,248 model year 2016 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vehicles and Freightliner Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vehicles. The bracket for the center support bearing of the drive shaft may not have been properly welded. Daimler AG (DAG), the manufacturer of Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner Sprinter Vans, has determined that... Read More