Winnebago recalling RVs for roof rack defect

Winnebago Industries is recalling certain 2018-2019 Winnebago Revel vehicles. The roof luggage rack mounting brackets may crack, allowing the luggage rack to detach from the roof of the vehicle. If the luggage rack were to detach during transit it would pose a significant safety risk that could cause property damage, personal injury, potential crash and even death. One indication that... Read More

Rats eating the wiring in your car? RV?

The Weekly Driver reports that vehicles parked outside and near trees are literally being eaten by rats! At least their wiring. “Owners of cars from several manufacturers are increasingly reporting that rats and other rodents are eating their vehicles from the inside out,” the website reported. See survey below. Have rodents damaged the wiring in your car or RV? Reports... Read More

Thor Industries shifting focus from Boomers to Millennials

Thor, the largest RV maker in the world, is shifting its focus from Baby Boomers to Millennials. That’s what company CEO Bob Martin told Jim Cramer last Thursday on Cramer’s CNBC TV show “Mad Money.” Here’s what Martin said. “You look at the RV industry, the Go RVing campaign, our own internal advertising campaign. We’re getting younger people, we’re getting... Read More

Forest River recalls toy haulers for wrong safety chains

Forest River is recalling certain 2016-2018 Forest River XLR Toyhaulers, models XLT25KW, XLT25KW-W, XLT28KW and XLT28KW-W. The safety chains on these vehicles do not exceed the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) of the trailer. In the event of a trailer becoming uncoupled from the tow vehicle, if the safety chains fail, the trailer may separate, increasing the risk of a... Read More

Influential RV Industry leaders’ contact information

If you have any questions or comments about the state of the RV industry — good, bad or otherwise, here are some movers and shakers you can contact at the RV Industry Association (RVIA), which promotes the RV lifestyle through the sale of recreational vehicles. Among the organization’s mandates are to establish minimum quality standards for RV construction and to... Read More