Forest River recalls 1,400 Coachmen RVs

  Forest River is recalling more than 1,400 model year 2014-2015 Coachmen RV Cross Country and Encounter recreational vehicles, and 2014-2018 Coachmen RV Mirada and Mirada Select recreational vehicles equipped with the residential refrigerator option instead of the standard refrigerator. The unused, but powered, wiring for the standard refrigerator was left with exposed wire ends. If the energized positive and... Read More

The case of Flo and the swimming motorhome

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris Scene: A federal district courtroom in California. Issues: Insurance company essentially asks judge to toss out an RV owner’s loss-by-theft claim. Disclaimer: We don’t know everything about this story (we never claimed to be mind readers), but the facts of the case, lifted from court records, do paint an interesting — if not... Read More

RV and RV-related recalls for June 2017

  Here is our monthly summary of RV recalls for June 2017 and related equipment we feel are of interest to our readers. This information has been gleaned from the U.S. National Highway Transportation Safety Administration. This is NOT a complete list of all vehicles and related equipment recalled. UNITED STATES RECALLS RECREATION VEHICLES Columbia Northwest, Inc. (Columbia Northwest) is... Read More

Entegra recalls some Cornerstone motorhomes

  Entegra Coach is recalling 174 model year 2012-2015 Cornerstone motorhomes built on a Spartan Motors chassis. A component within the starter motor may break, potentially resulting in the starter motor overheating or drawing excessive current. A starter motor that overheats may increase the risk of a fire. Entegra will notify owners, and Spartan Motors service centers will replace the starter,... Read More

Verizon “dirty tricks” hit RV group below the belt

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris Imagine getting mobile Internet service for less than $50 a month — along with a free device to connect you to the network. And tack on a provider who has (reportedly) the best coverage in the U.S. That’s what members (and prospective members) of FMCA (Family Motor Coach Association) got pretty excited about... Read More

Gulf Stream recalls Vista Cruiser, Vintage Cruiser trailers

  Gulf Stream Coach, Inc. (Gulf Stream) is recalling 272 model year 2015-2017 Vista Cruisers and 2016-2018 Vintage Cruiser travel trailers. The tire identification label incorrectly states that the trailers are equipped with ST215/75R 14 load range C rated tires when actually they have ST205/65R 14 Load Range D rated tires. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the... Read More