Keystone recalls trailers: Ladder may block emergency exit

Keystone RV Company (Keystone) is recalling certain 2016-2017 Crossroads Redwood travel trailers. The ladder on the back of the vehicle may be blocking the secondary emergency exit window. If a ladder blocks a window that is labeled as being an emergency exit, there is an increased risk of injury. Keystone has notified owners instructing them to remove the emergency exit... Read More

Jayco recalls some motorhomes: windshield wipers could fail

Jayco is recalling approximately 1,000 model year 2018 Jayco Alante and 2018-2019 Jayco Precept motorhomes. The windshield wiper system motor on these vehicles may fail when being operated in heavy snow or ice situations, thereby reducing driver visibility. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 104, “Windshield Wiping and... Read More

California 5th wheel owners may need special license

Are you licensed to drive in California and tow a fifth-wheel trailer? If so, you may need a special license. Here’s the scoop from the California Department of Motor Vehicles:   A driver must have a fifth-wheel recreational trailer endorsement added to his/her Class C driver license to pull a fifth-wheel trailer over 10,000 lbs., but not over 15,000 pounds... Read More

How to check pedestal power when hooking up

EDITOR’S NOTE: Please pass this article along to the owners of RV parks where you stay or park owners you know By Mike Sokol I believe that every campground operator should get the proper test gear to check each pedestal for correct AC power BEFORE you pull your RV in and hook up. It’s a simple two-step process that should only take... Read More

Thor recalls motorhomes for hose problem, fire hazard

Thor Motor Coach (TMC) is recalling 895 model year 2011-2017 Thor Tuscany and Venetian motorhomes, built on Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation (FCCC) chassis. 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, possibly causing electrical arcing and a power steering fluid... Read More

Winnebago recalls some RVs: roof rack may detach

Winnebago Industries, Inc., is recalling certain 2018 Winnebago Travato and 2018-2019 Winnebago Era, and Revel RVs. The roof rack may not have been installed with the correct fasteners, possibly resulting in the roof rack detaching from the vehicle while moving. If the roof rack detaches while moving, it could become a road hazard, increasing the risk of a crash. Winnebago... Read More

FMCA announces dates for 2019 conventions

CINCINNATI, May 24, 2018 — FMCA, a Cincinnati-based international association for RV owners, has announced the dates and locations for its 2019 conventions. The organization of 76,000 RVers will return to a popular venue for the association’s 99th International Convention and RV Expo — the Georgia National Fairgrounds & Agricenter in Perry, Georgia. The March 13 through 16, 2019, gathering will... Read More