New federal regulations have some effect on RVers

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris News floating around the Internet of late may have made it sound as if RVers have new rules about propane cylinder inspections. One source put it this way: “As a result, cylinders must be requalified by proof pressure or volumetric expansion testing every 10 years instead of every seven or 12 years.” On... Read More

RV and RV-related recalls for January 2017

  Here is our monthly summary of RV recalls for January 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 DRV Suites (DRV) is recalling certain... Read More

Renegade RVs recalled for seat belt issue

  REV Recreation Group is recalling 886 model year 2016-2017 Renegade RV Verona, Verona LE and Specialty Sprinter vehicles, 2011-2017 Explorer, Ikon and Core vehicles, 2014-2017 XL, Classic with Garage, Toter Home and Villagio vehicles, 2015-2017 Classic-Equine and Vienna vehicles, and 2011-2016 RSV vehicles. In the affected motor coaches and motorhomes, the seat belt anchorage hardware may pull out of... Read More

March FMCA rally to include “RV Basics” program

  (January 5, 2017) — Staff members and officers at Family Motor Coach Association, a Cincinnati-based organization for owners of motorhomes, are busily preparing for the group’s March 7 through 10 gathering in Chandler, Arizona. The event has been dubbed “Rally In The Valley,” a nod to the host area’s designation as the Valley of the Sun. RV owners are invited to... Read More

Keystone recalls 5th wheels for door hinge issue

  Keystone RV Company is recalling 1,582 model year 2017 Keystone Carbon and Raptor fifth wheel trailers, and 2016-2017 Fuzion and Dutchmen Voltage fifth wheel trailers. The affected vehicles have rear cargo door hinges with welds on the hinge pin and hinge plate that may be insufficient, and as a result, the top of the door may swing down with... Read More

RV and RV-related recalls for Dec. 2016

  WASHINGTON: Here is our monthly summary of RV recalls for December 2016 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 Cruiser RV (Cruiser) is recalling... Read More