Northwest city fed up with Zombie RVs

Portland, Oregon, has had it with Zombie RVs — old, beat up vehicles that are unfixable with malfunctioning waste systems. In 2016 and 2017, the Portland Board of Transportation (PBOT) received more than 8,000 complaints about the derelict and abandoned vehicles. Officials and community members have both witnessed RVs leaking sewage or dumping sewage in public spaces. According to a... Read More

Dometic chips in to support hurricane victims

Dometic is donating more than $400,000 worth of products to Habitat for Humanity to assist victims of hurricanes in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico, and volunteers working in those areas. Dometic, best known to RVers for its refrigerators, will donate a variety of products that will benefit Habitat for Humanity’s on-site hurricane relief efforts. Among them will be 200 portable... Read More

Forest River recalls trailers for fire risk from LP leak

Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling more than 1,700 model year 2015-2018 Vibe, and 2016-2018 Rainier trailers. The liquid propane (LP) line may have insufficient clearance above the axle shackle. Without adequate clearance, the LP line may be damaged, resulting in a propane leak, increasing the risk of fire. Remedy Forest River will notify owners, and dealers will replace... Read More

Heartland recalls trailers for axles installed backwards

Heartland is recalling certain 2018 Sundance XLT TT recreational trailers, models ID221RB, ID241BH, ID273RL, ID281DB, ID283RB and ID291QB. The axles on these vehicles were installed backwards, possibly reducing the braking ability or causing the brakes to temporarily lock up. Improper brake function can increase the risk of a crash. Heartland has notified owners, and dealers will correct the axle installation,... Read More

Thor recalls motorhomes. Wipers installed wrong

Thor Motor Coach (TMC) is recalling 1,105 model year 2014-2016 Ace, Challenger, Daybreak, Hurricane, Miramar, Outlaw, Windsport, Palazzo, Tuscany, and Tuscany XTE motorhomes. The windshield system is installed or secured incorrectly, which could cause the wipers to fail. Although some of the vehicles included in this recall have previously been remedied under recalls 17V-096 or 17V-162, the vehicles may need... Read More

Ultralight trailers recalled: axles installed backwards

Cruiser RV (Cruiser) is recalling certain 2018 Shadow Cruiser Ultra Lite trailers, models ID225RBS, ID240BHS, ID263RLS, ID279DBS, ID280QBS and ID289RBS. The axles on the vehicles were installed backwards, possibly reducing the braking ability or causing the brakes to temporarily lock up. Improper brake function can increase the risk of a crash. Cruiser has notified owners, and dealers will correct the... Read More

Highland Ridge recalls some Open Road 5th wheels

Highland Ridge is recalling 242 model year 2018 Open Range 3X fifth wheel trailers. The labels on the RVs may not list the correct tire size information of 235/85R16. As such, the vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 110, “Tire Selection and Rims.” If the tire size information is incorrect, the... Read More

Big recall on Dodge pickup trucks

Chrysler is recalling 443,712 model year 2013-2017 RAM 2500, 3500, 3500 Cab Chassis, 4500 Cab Chassis, and 5500 Cab Chassis vehicles, equipped with Cummins 6.7L Turbo Diesel engines that have Concentric-brand water pumps without a vent hole. These water pumps may leak coolant. The leaking water pump can increase the risk of an engine compartment fire. Chrysler will notify owners,... Read More

RV and RV-related recalls for September 2017

Here is our monthly summary of RV recalls for September 2017 and related equipment we feel is 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. Sign up for RVtravel.com’s new monthly newsletter about RV electricity. COMING THIS... Read More

Forest River recalls some trailers for wrong tire info

Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain 2018 Prime Time Tracer travel trailers. The Federal Placard on these vehicles may not list the correct tire pressure information of 65 PSI and 448 kPa. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 110, “Tire Selection and Rims,” and the requirements... Read More

Thor recalls some popular 2014-2016 motorhomes

Thor Motor Coach (TMC) is recalling 1,105 model year 2014-2016 Ace, Challenger, Daybreak, Hurricane, Miramar, Outlaw, Windsport, Palazzo, Tuscany, and Tuscany XTE motorhomes. The windshield wipers may fail due to the system being incorrectly installed or secured. If the windshield wipers cannot be used, driver visibility would be reduced, increasing the risk of a crash. TMC will notify owners, and... Read More

KZRV recalls 2,382 model year 2017-2018 trailers

KZRV, L.P. (KZRV) is recalling 2,382 model year 2017-2018 Sport Trek, Spree, and Connect travel trailers. The vehicles may have been manufactured without a 2 amp fuse in the circuit for the awning lights. Without the fuse, excessive current can cause the wire to overheat, increasing the risk of fire. KZRV will notify owners, and dealers will install a 2... Read More