Highland Ridge recalling 3,379 trailers for fire risk

  Highland Ridge RV (Highland Ridge) is recalling 3,379 model year 2017 Open Range, Highlander, Light, Roamer and Mesa Ridge fifth wheels and Mesa Ridge, Light, Roamer and Ultra Lite travel trailers. The low profile surface mount LED lights may produce extreme temperatures during normal use. Some of the failure characteristics are noted as melting of plastic housing, smoldering and charred/scored... Read More

Adventure park is an insult to military, veterans

  By Chuck Woodbury I am offended by an attraction in the Wisconsin Dells. It’s called the D-Day Invasion Adventure Park. D-Day, for the two or three readers who do not know, was a major, decisive battle of World War II. On June 6, 1944, more than 160,000 Allied troops landed along a 50-mile stretch of French coastline, to fight a heavily fortified Nazi Germany on the... Read More

Forest River recalling some Hyperlite toy haulers

  Forest River is recalling certain 2014 XLR Hyperlite toyhaulers. The vehicles have an axle equalizer knurled bolt (axle shackle locating bolt) that may not be properly seated in the chassis axle hanger. If the equalizer knurled bolt and nut are not installed properly or are missing from a triple-axle configuration, the center axle can rotate to the rear and... Read More

Keystone recalls certain Springdale travel trailers

  Keystone RV Company (Keystone) is recalling certain 2012-2018 Springdale travel trailers, model 303BH. The Federal Identification Tag on these vehicles overstate the Gross Axle Weight Rating capacity (GAWR) by 800 pounds for each axle. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of 49 CFR Part 567, “Certification.” The incorrect GAWR makes the Cargo Carrying Capacity (CCC) label incorrect and... Read More

In Winnebago test, motorhome crashes top down on pavement

  For decades Winnebago has tested its products beyond what is required by the RV industry. Perhaps nothing is more dramatic than the drop test, where a coach is hoisted three feet into the air and then dropped on its roof. After the test, engineers examine structural integrity, appliances and cabinet attachment as well as impact absorption. In this video, several high-speed... Read More

RVers: Find TV signals easily with a free app

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris If you’re like us, you probably aren’t a satellite antenna user. Too much junk for too much money. But when you’re traveling and you still want to catch the news, or put your feet up for a little down-time, having the boob-tube is still something we call “a necessary evil.” But at the... Read More

The readers write: Back up your RV & keep off the grass

  Edited by Russ and Tiña De Maris Forest River leans on its dealers Our story Forest River’s new policy: Good news or an idiot’s tale? discussed the mega-RV builder’s new policy to apparently demand more from its dealers when fixing “under warranty” RV repair issues. Plenty of nerves were struck. Here are a few reactions: Marcel Ethier relates an... Read More