Fire risk forces recall of some 2018 Newmar motorhomes

Newmar is recalling 653 model year 2018 Newmar Bay Star, Bay Star Sport, Canyon Star, Ventana LE, Ventana, Dutch Star, New Aire, Mountain Aire, London Aire, Essex, and King Aire motorhomes. The electrical connections in the breaker box may not be properly tightened, possibly causing the connections to overheat. Overheating of the electrical connections can increase the risk of a... Read More

Newmar recalls 2,038 motorhomes for headlight issue

Newmar is recalling 2,038 model year 2016-2017 Newmar Ventana, 2015-2016 Newmar London Aire, and 2013-2017 Newmar Dutch Star motorhomes. When switching from using the low beam headlights to the high beam headlights, the low beam headlights go out when the intention was to have both beams illuminate. Without the low beams also illuminated when the high beams are on, the... Read More

Forest River recalls some RVs for wrong weight label

Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain 2017-2019 Coachmen Crossfit Class B motorhomes. The Federal Placards on the vehicles incorrectly list a rear axle Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) that exceeds the GAWR assigned by the chassis manufacturer. The incorrect GAWR may cause the operator to overload the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash. Forest River has notified... Read More

RV hitch company owner in hot water over vandalizing Utah arch

An iconic natural arch near Moab, Utah, was vandalized last week, and photographs widely shared on social media have brought RV hitch owner Ryan Andersen and his family under scrutiny. Andersen is the owner of Andersen Hitches. A customer of the company spotted a photo of the vandalism online and sounded the alarm. The incident sparked nationwide outrage on social... Read More

Forest River recalls RVs: Door may open during travel

(April 27, 2018) — Forest River is recalling approximately 600 model year 2018-2019 Forest River FR3 and Georgetown motorhomes. The entry door latch may not engage fully, allowing the door to open unexpectedly while the RV is moving. The door frame is not sufficiently supported in the striker bolt area. Forest River had changed suppliers for its Georgetown and FR3... Read More

Motorhome doesn’t slow at exit. Terrible crash. See video

Here’s yet another reminder to drive carefully. We don’t know the make or model of the motorhome that crashed after failing to slow at a highway exit, then rolled over several times near Coalinga, California. A woman passenger in the motorhome was ejected from her seat and died. The driver, 74-year-old Robert Littlejohn, was transported to a local hospital with major... Read More

New FMCA magazine is disappointing

By Chuck Woodbury FMCA, the Family Motor Coach Association, which for 52 years was a “motorhome-owners-only” organization but now accepts towable owners, debuted a new monthly magazine yesterday (Friday) which it calls familyRVing (or Family RVing online). I have waited months to see what the organization would come up with to make it more appealing — perhaps a magic bullet... Read More