Winnebago’s “Revel” aimed at outdoor enthusiasts

  By Emily Woodbury STAFF WRITER This week, Winnebago announced five new RVs at its open house in Elkhart. The Revel, in my opinion, is the most impressive (only because it seems like the perfect fit for my outdoorsy lifestyle). This new, compact class B motorhome makes it easy for people to spend more time “off the grid.” Designed specifically for... Read More

Website ranks Camping World second worst in customer complaints

The website PissedConsumer.com has ranked Camping World as the second worst company for the most customer complaints for the month of August. According to Pissed Consumer, Camping World has 1,840 total reviews and 12 resolved issues. The total cost of claimed losses are $6.3 million, an average of $14,100 each. Here’s a recent video review by customer Terry Buchholz about... Read More

Manufacturer NeXus RV to end direct selling to public

For NeXus RV, a full-line motorhome manufacturer founded in 2010 by Claude Donati and Dave Middleton, the just-completed Hershey RV Show was its first show as a manufacturer. On September 1 it began offering its products through RV dealerships instead of selling only directly to the public. Its brands include the Bentley Class A Diesel Pusher, the Maybach Class A... Read More

Hymer recalling some Aktiv RVs for taillight problem

Erwin Hymer Group North America, Inc. (Hymer) is recalling 195 model year 2016-2018 Aktiv RVs built on a RAM Promaster chassis and equipped with a Continental kit (CK). The exhaust pipe may melt the rear bumper cover and the vehicle wiring in that area. The exhaust heat can melt the taillight wiring, causing the taillight not to function, creating the... Read More

Thor recalls some Hurricane, Serrano, Windsport motorhomes

Because of a fire risk, Thor Motor Coach (TMC) is recalling certain 2010-2011 Hurricane, and 2011 Serrano and Windsport motorhomes. The affected vehicles are wired to be powered by a generator and are equipped with an Iota ITS-50R transfer switch that may fail when exposed to elevated electrical loads and used in higher temperatures. The transfer switch may overheat, increasing... Read More

Big recall on 2016-2018 Springdale, Summerland trailers

Keystone is recalling more than 6,600 model year 2016-2018 Springdale and Summerland travel trailers. The wiring for the electric stabilizer jacks were incorrectly connected to the unprotected side of the breaker. An electrical short in the wiring for the electric stabilizer jack can increase the risk of a fire. Keystone will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the installation of... Read More

Forest River recalling some 2018 Rockwood, Flagstaff trailers

Forest River is recalling certain 2018 Rockwood and Flagstaff travel trailers equipped with Dexter axles. The spindle nut on the axles may not have been torqued to the proper specifications. The over-tightened nut may cause the hub bearings to fail and the tire and rim to separate from the axle resulting in a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk... Read More

Thor recalling 860 trailers for propane hazard

Thor Motor Coach is recalling 860 model year 2018 Four Winds, Chateau and Freedom Elite recreational vehicles. The liquid propane (LP) hose may sag and become pinched between the frame and the leaf spring u-bolts, potentially damaging the hose and causing a propane leak. A propane fuel leak may increase the risk of fire. Thor will notify owners, and dealers... Read More

Big recall on Ford F-150, F-250 and F-350 trucks

Ford Motor Company is recalling more than 117,000 model year 2015-2017 F-150 and  2017 F-250 and F-350 trucks equipped with a crew cab. The left rear inflatable seat belt buckle assembly may be inadequately attached to its mounting bracket. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 210, “Seat Belt... Read More