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RV Industry News
- RV Sales Continuing to Skyrocket Across North America
- Great American Outdoors Act Introduced in U.S. House
- It’s the summer of the RV. Even Trump wants to get one
- As Americans look to escape, this peer-to-peer RV rental startup is happy to accommodate them
- Robust RV Sales Seem to be Post-Crisis Norm Nationwide
- Polk: RVing No Longer Best Kept Travel Secret in America
- Dealers in Indiana, Iowa, Los Angeles See Spike in Buyers
- RV sales and rentals are skyrocketing during pandemic
- More Canadians Than Ever Considering RVing this Summer
RV Recalls (NHTSA)
• Triple E Recreational Vehicles (Triple E) is recalling 61 2020 Unity travel trailers, model U24RL. The utility compartment’s inner latch mechanism may rotate due to vehicle motion, becoming locked.
• Altec Industries Inc. (Altec) is recalling 500 2014-2020 Aerial Devices and body only units equipped with Class 3 towing hitches. The tow hitch may have incorrect load rating markings, and may have been damaged by unintentional overloading.
• Keystone RV Company (Keystone) is recalling 192 2020-2021 Cougar travel trailers, model 24RDS, equipped with a Furrion range cook top. The interior range cooktop is installed in a cabinet that may not be entirely sealed from the furnace cavity. As a result, during furnace operation, the interior range cooktop burner flame may invert.
• Thor Motor Coach (TMC) is recalling 34 2020-2021 Quantum, Chateau and Four Winds, and 2020 Vegas and Axis motorhomes built on a Ford E-series chassis. A wire harness in the rear of the vehicle may contact the vehicle frame, resulting in damage to the circuits that support the fuel pump and the anti-lock braking system (ABS).
• Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling 1,140 2019-2020 Coachmen Mirada and Pursuit Class A motorhomes. The gasoline-powered generator fuel supply hose may leak.
• Thor Motor Coach (TMC) is recalling 566 2020 Daybreak, Four Winds, Delano, Gemini, Quantum, Tiburon, Chateau Citation, Compass, Chateau, Siesta, Freedom Elite, and Synergy motorhomes built on Mercedes-Benz Sprinter chassis [platform 907 (VS30)] equipped with automatic transmissions. The owner’s manual does not correctly specify the certain conditions under which the automatic parking function (Auto-P) operates.
• Keystone RV Company (Keystone) is recalling nine 2020 Springdale trailers, model 295BHWE. The Federal Identification Tag incorrectly indicates the tire load range and size as ST255/75R15E with 80 psi; however, the correct load range and tire size is ST255/75R15D with 65 psi. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of 49 CFR Part 567, “Certification.”
• Thor Motor Coach (TMC) is recalling 566 2020 Daybreak, Four Winds, Delano, Gemini, Quantum, Tiburon, Chateau Citation, Compass, Chateau, Siesta, Freedom Elite, and Synergy motorhomes built on Mercedes Benz Sprinter chassis [platform 907 (VS30)]. The rear part of the fender liner on the front axle may contact and chafe the brake hose, possibly resulting in a loss of brake fluid.
• General Motors is recalling 12,200 2019-2020 Chevrolet 4500HD, 5500HD, and 6500HD Medium Duty trucks. If the vehicle’s body control module (BCM) loses communication with the vehicle’s electronic brake control module (EBCM), the EBCM software programming may not illuminate the vehicle’s ABS malfunction indicator light (MIL). As such, these vehicles fail to comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) Number 105, “Hydraulic and Electric Brake Systems.”
• KZRV, L.P. (KZRV) is recalling 16 2018 Escape recreational trailers. The Federal Identification Tag and Tire Inflation Pressure Label indicates an incorrect Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR), and an incorrect tire and rim size with incorrect tire inflation pressure, which can result in the tires being overinflated. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 110, “Tire Selection and Rims.”
• Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling 88 2020-2021 Surveyor Travel Trailers, model SVT296QBLE. The safety chains are insufficient for the trailer’s Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) and may break in the event of the trailer coming unhitched.
Read more about recalls here at RV Travel.
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