RV News for February 17–23, 2018

Return to RV Travel Issue 834. A recent federal report indicates RVs accounted for a $30 billion contribution to the nation’s economic activity in 2016 – the most recent year for available statistics. This is a breakout from a first-ever report by the Department of Commerce that eyeballs how much outdoor recreation contributes to the U.S. economy. Guests at Pleasant... Read More

Fire rips through Calif. RV dealership: RV fridge blamed

Paul Evert’s RV Country in Fresno, California, became an inferno Tuesday evening when a fire ripped through one of its maintenance warehouses. Flames reached as high as 40 feet. Investigators believe the fire started in a refrigerator in an RV inside the building. About ten RVs were inside the warehouse. Paul Evert’s RV Country’s vice president Charlie Power said the... Read More

Keystone recalling trailers for wrong tires

Keystone RV is recalling 882 model year 2018 Crossroads Sunset trailers. These trailers may have Sterling Sport tires that are rated for 1,760 pounds instead of tires that are rated for 2,040 pounds as intended. The incorrect tires may be overloaded, possibly resulting in tire failure, increasing the risk of crash. Keystone will notify owners, and dealers will replace the... Read More

Ram trucks recalled for potential rollaway issue

Chrysler is recalling 180,462 model year 2017-2018 RAM 1500, 2500, 3500, 3500 Cab Chassis, 4500 Cab Chassis, and 5500 Cab Chassis vehicles, all equipped with a column shifter. Pushing the brake pedal for prolonged periods when the vehicle is running and in PARK may cause the Brake Transmission Shift Interlock (BTSI) pin to stick in the open position. With the pin... Read More

Jayco recalls some ’17 motorhomes: brake fluid could leak

Jayco is recalling some 2017 Precept motorhomes. The brake Hydraulic Electronic Control Units (HECU) on the vehicles may be missing valve block ball plugs, potentially causing a brake fluid leak or air ingestion during electronic brake distribution and/or ABS activation. A brake fluid leak or ingestion can lengthen the distance needed to stop the vehicle, increasing the risk of a... Read More

Gorgeous RV restorations will amaze you

Gorgeous! Is this stunning or what? It’s a restored 1954 Airstream Flying Cloud trailer.   It’s just one of many old trailers, motorhomes and other vehicles restored by Timeless Travel Trailers of Wheat Ridge, Colorado. Some end up as classy RVs, others as mobile food businesses, company demonstration vehicles, even mobile barber shops. “While customization of new or vintage Airstream... Read More

Entegra Coach recalls RVs for brake issue

Entegra Coach is recalling certain 2015-2016 Aspire and 2017-2018 Insignia motorhomes built on a Spartan chassis. The air brake supply reservoir is less than 12 times the combined volume of air for all service brake chambers. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 121, “Air Brake Systems.” The undersized... Read More

Big crowds expected for Georgia FMCA rally

(February 9, 2018) — Members of FMCA, an international association of RV owners, are making plans to head to Perry, Georgia, March 15 through 18 for the group’s 97th International Convention & RV Expo. Owners of approximately 2,700 RVs are expected for the event at the Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter, the 10th time FMCA has visited the facility. FMCA members... Read More