RV tires may have caused 95 deaths or injuries

A defect in Goodyear motorhome tires may have killed or injured up to 95 people over the past two decades, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The allegations were revealed in a letter Tuesday from NHTSA to Goodyear seeking information. The agency began investigating whether the company’s G159 tires are unsafe last year after a judge ordered…

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RV and RV-related recalls for March 2018

Here is our monthly summary of RV recalls for March 2018 and related equipment we believe 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 to receive an email every afternoon of articles we’ve published…

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REV group recalls 2,055 motorhomes: Satellite dish may detach

REV Recreation Group (REV) is recalling 2,055 model year 2018 Fleetwood Axon and Pulse, Holiday Rambler Reno and Prodigy, Monaco Marquis and American Coach American Dream motorhomes, 2017-2018 Fleetwood Bounder, Discovery, Discovery LXE, Flair, Jamboree, Southwind, Pace Arrow, Pace Arrow LXE and Storm motorhomes, Holiday Rambler Admiral XE, Endeavor, Endeavor XE, Navigator XE, Navigator, Vacationer, Vacationer XE and Vesta and…

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Wanted! Live campground hosts in Idaho

The U.S. Forest Service in Idaho is looking for more than just a few good folks. The Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests need volunteer campground hosts. There are multiple openings available. Volunteer campground hosts are front-line representatives of the USDA Forest Service. Typical duties include informing visitors of recreational opportunities, answering questions from visitors, monitoring campground sites for fee compliance, recording…

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Newmar recalls 2,139 motorhomes for power steering issue

Newmar Corporation (Newmar) is recalling 2139 model year 2014-2017 Newmar Ventana, 2011-2017 Newmar Dutch Star, and 2011-2014 Newmar Mountain Aire vehicles, built on Freightliner XBR chassis and equipped with Cummins ISL engines. The power steering hose on the affected vehicles may be routed incorrectly, and, as a result, the hose may rub against the power stud on the starter motor,…

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Outside mirrors may fall off some Winnebago RVs. Recall issued

Winnebago Industries, Inc., is recalling 908 model year 2018-2019 Winnebago Intent motorhomes. The top mounting screws for the exterior rearview mirrors may have been installed incorrectly, not engaging into the metal located in the sidewall where the mirrors should mount. If the mirrors fall off while driving, it can increase the risk of crash. Winnebago will notify owners, and dealers…

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RV News for March 24–30, 2018

Return to RV Travel Issue 839. RV manufacturers’ board rooms may be transformed into gymnasiums as execs are doing handsprings over the latest projection for sales in 2018. Trade group Recreation Vehicle Industry Association is predicting the ninth straight year of increased RV production, anticipating 504,599 RVs will roll off assembly lines this year. That would be a 7 percent…

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Forest River recalls some Surveyor trailers for fridge fire risk

Forest River is recalling certain 2018 Surveyor travel trailers, models SVT248BHLE and SVT248BHLE-OR. The refrigerator in the slideroom may have been installed without an air cycling fan to cool the refrigerator parts, which can cause the refrigerator cooling tubes to fail. If the refrigerator overheats, the cooling tubes may fail, increasing the risk of a fire. Forest River will notify…

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Dixie RV SuperStores not being acquired by Camping World

HAMMOND, La. — Dixie RV SuperStores announced Thursday that the recent report from Camping World Holdings, Inc. that it is in the process of acquiring “Dixie RV Superstore in Newport News, Virginia” should not suggest that Camping World is buying its company. “Dixie RV SuperStores is neither affiliated with nor has any common ownership interest in the Virginia dealership,” the company said in a…

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