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

Have you checked your rig for recalls?

By Russ and Tiña De Maris This could be a cautionary tale for us all. And while the investigation hasn’t closed at this writing, it may be that the experience that befell a North Carolina RVer may actually have been “prophesied,” in a manner of speaking. Joe McPherson of Old Fort, N.C., was piloting his Class A motorhome down a... Read More

National park fees to skyrocket — Comment now or forget it

By Russ and Tiña De Maris The calendar is quickly closing in on the last day to make comments on the National Park Service’s move to possibly jack up entry fees on some of the most popular parks in the U.S. In a move that Department of Interior Secretary Ron Zinke calls “targeted fee increases,” 17 parks would see entry... Read More

Keystone RV recall: Stabilizer jacks could fall off during transit

Keystone RV Company (Keystone) is recalling 1,890 model year 2017-2018 Keystone Cougar Western Edition travel trailers. The stabilizer jacks may not have been properly welded to the chassis frame, possibly resulting in the jacks detaching from the trailer during transit. If the manual stabilizer jacks should do that there’s an increased risk of personal injury and property damage. The investigation... Read More