Forest River RVs recalled: tongue jack could malfunction

Forest River is recalling 1,077 model year 2018 Rockwood and Flagstaff, and Coachmen Freedom Express travel trailers and 2017-2018 Palomino and XLR ToyHauler and Coachmen Viking 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. If the…

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It’s official: RV shipments in 2017 topped half-million

The following is a news release from the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association RESTON, Va.–(January 29, 2018) — The comeback story of the U.S. RV industry began to be written in 2010 and, according to annual shipment statistics released today by the RV Industry Association (RVIA), another record-setting chapter was published in 2017. For the first time in more than four…

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Winnebago, Thor stocks fall, dealer inventory “unsustainable”

Stocks of Winnebago and Thor Industries plunged in heavy volume Friday, extending recent losses as an analyst raised concerns over dealer inventories. Northcoast Research lowered both stocks to a neutral rating from buy due to concerns that dealer inventory is at an “unsustainable level” for 2018. Winnebago fell 8.4 percent on the stock market Friday, preceded by an 8 percent…

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