Wrong safety chains prompt Highland Ridge trailer recall

Highland Ridge RV is recalling certain 2018 light travel trailers, models 312BHTS and 275RLS. The safety chains on these vehicles may be rated for a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) of 7,600 pounds; however, the trailer has a GVWR of 11,700 pounds. The lower rated safety chains may fail if the trailer detaches from the tow vehicle, increasing the risk... Read More

Entregra recalls motorhomes for lights issue

Entegra Coach is recalling approximately 1,600 model year 2016-2018 Aspire, Anthem, Cornerstone and Insignia motorhomes. The vehicles have lights that do not include reflectors and the vehicle does not have separate reflectors. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 108, “Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment.” Affected coaches: ENTEGRA/ANTHEM/2016-2018 ... Read More

Jayco recalling nearly 10,000 travel trailers

Jayco, Inc. is recalling 9,930 model year 2016-2018 Jay Flight SLX travel trailers equipped with a 35-amp power converter. The electrical circuit from the battery does not have over-current protection such as a fuse or circuit breaker. MORE RECENT RECALLS: Click here. An unprotected circuit could result in a short and cause a fire leading to personal injury or property... Read More

Oregon county may allow new car, RV parking for homeless

Homeless RVers in Lane County, Oregon, may soon have new places to stay. County commissioners are considering a pilot program that would allow homeless residents with vehicles to camp on private properties near Eugene. The Register-Guard reports that many neighborhoods in the pilot area lie within Eugene’s urban growth boundary but are outside the city limits. Under the program, businesses, churches,... Read More

Jamboree, Holiday Rambler motorhomes recalled for fire hazard

REV Recreation Group is recalling 395 model year 2017-2018 Fleetwood Jamboree and Holiday Rambler Vesta motorhomes. The hydraulic leveling system lines may not be properly secured allowing them to contact the axle or the chassis drive train components possibly resulting in a hydraulic fluid leak. A damaged hydraulic line may leak or spray fluid, increasing the risk of a fire,... Read More

Heartland recalls Pioneer travel trailers for fire hazard

Heartland is recalling 561 model year 2018 Pioneer travel trailers. The liquid propane (LP) manifold block may be mounted too close to the center shackle, allowing the shackle to hit the LP hose fitting and cause a propane leak. Should this leak occur around spark or open flame a fire would occur. Heartland has notified owners, and dealers will re-locate... Read More

RV shipments to reach half-million this year

The RV industry’s shipments will top a staggering half a million units in 2017 with expectations of 505,600 units shipped by the end of the year. This represents a 13 percent increase above the projected 2017 total of 445,700 units. According to a news release, the forecast was prepared by RV industry analyst Richard Curtin and released by RVIA President... Read More

Heartland recalls trailers: brake cable could be severed

Heartland Recreational Vehicles is recalling 1,085 model year 2018 Prowler and Trail Runner travel trailers. The wires for the electric brakes may get caught in the spring hangers during axle movement, possibly resulting in the wires being severed. The electric brake wires were not installed so that they dropped over the axles but rather closer to the center axle hanger.... Read More

Politics: Would the end of mortgage interest deductions hurt RVers?

By Russ and Tiña De Maris As Washington lawmakers battle it out over a tax plan, everyone wonders who the winners – and losers – will be. We don’t have a working crystal ball, but published information about the House tax bill, which has already passed, could be of interest to RV buyers – and present-day owners who’ve floated loans... Read More

National parks: Did you make your reservation?

By Russ and Tiña De Maris Some say America’s national parks are more than beloved – they’re being “loved to death.” The popularity of some parks makes for more than just irritable bears – irritable visitors have become the order of the day as parking spaces are scarce, and the so-called solitude of many parks gives way to shoulder-to-shoulder crowds... Read More