New fees – and fee hikes – in the Idaho Panhandle

By Russ and Tiña De Maris In a move that may be unsettling for some Pacific Northwest recreationists, fee increases, and new fees where none existed before, are being trotted out for review by managers of the Idaho Panhandle National Forests. It’s a broad spectrum of changes that managers say will simply bring rates more into line with other existing... Read More

Newmar recalls some motorhomes for headlight defect

Newmar is recalling certain 2018 Bay Star and Bay Star Sport motorhomes. The front side marker lights on these vehicles may not be connected to the wiring harness. Additionally, when the headlight high beams are activated, the low beams may not illuminate as intended. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard... Read More

Jayco recalls 49,563 RVs for defective fire extinguishers

Jayco is recalling more than 49,000 model year 2002-2016 RVs equipped with Kidde Plastic-Handle or Push Button ‘Pindicator’ Fire Extinguishers. The list of RVs involved in the recall is below. The extinguishers may become clogged, preventing the extinguisher from discharging as expected, or excessive force may be needed to activate the extinguisher. Additionally, in certain models, the nozzle may detach... Read More

Salem, Wildwood trailers recalled for wrong placard

Forest River is recalling some 2018 Salem and Wildwood trailers. The Federal placard on the vehicles incorrectly states that the trailers are equipped with ST215/75R15 load range D tires, however, the installed tires are size ST205/75R15 load range D. As such, the vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 110, “Tire Selection... Read More

Grand Design recalls 4,000 RVs, jack problem

Grand Design is recalling nearly 4,000 model year 2017-2018 Reflection and Imagine travel trailers equipped with a Smart-Jack model power tongue jack. The laminated plastic touch pad on the jack may crack or separate allowing water to enter, potentially causing the jack to operate unintentionally. Grand Design will notify owners, and dealers will replace the power tongue jack, free of... Read More

Fiat Chrysler recalls 1.8 million Ram pickups

December 22, 2017, Auburn Hills, Mich. – Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) US LLC is voluntarily recalling an estimated 1.48 million trucks in the U.S., and 300,000 elsewhere, to help prevent occupants from inadvertently moving the vehicles’ gear-shifters out of the “park” position.   The recall is limited to vehicles equipped with shifters mounted on their steering columns. Those with rotary-dial shifters... Read More

Keystone issues recall on more than 1.2 million RVs

Keystone RV Company is recalling more than 1.2 million 2003-2018 Coachmen, Dutchmen, and Keystone RVs equipped with Kidde Plastic-Handle or Push Button ‘Pindicator’ Fire Extinguishers. The extinguishers may become clogged, preventing the extinguisher from discharging as expected or excessive force may be needed to activate the extinguisher. Additionally, in certain models, the nozzle may detach from the valve assembly with... Read More

Thor recalling 110,400 towable RVs and motorhomes

Thor Motor Coach (Thor) is recalling various 2003-2018 motorhomes and towables RVs. Fifty different makes and models are involved in the recall which is critical to protection from a fire. See a list below of the RVs involved in the recall. The recreational vehicles were originally equipped with Kidde Plastic-Handle or Push Button ‘Pindicator’ Fire Extinguishers.  These extinguishers may become... Read More

Top RV dealers of 2017 announced

RVBusiness Magazine has named its 2017 Top 50 RV Dealers. The program is held in conjunction with the Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) and is designed to honor the top dealerships in the U.S. and Canada based on their commitment to professionalism and customer care.  Singled out among the 50 for their exemplary performances were five Blue Ribbon honorees: Colerain Family RV... Read More

Triple E recalls some RVs: Passenger seat could come loose

Triple E Recreational Vehicles is recalling certain 2016-2018 Wonder motorhomes, model W24MB. The bolts that fasten the passenger side seat pedestal may be improperly tightened. In the event of a crash, the passenger side seat pedestal mount bolts may fail, preventing the passenger from being restrained, increasing the risk of injury. The recall was issued because installers did not follow correct... Read More