August RV Hacks and Humor Newsletter

Welcome to your August issue of the RV Hacks & Humor newsletter!  Did you miss the last one? Read it on the RVhumor.com website!

Hit the road safely with stays at Harvest Hosts locations. We’ve added another 100 new Hosts! Spend the night at 1,180+ wineries, breweries, distilleries, farms, museums, attractions and more for just $67.15/yr with our 15% off summer coupon: AUGUST!  Make sure to thank your gracious Hosts by making a purchase!

RV Humor and Funnies

Did you miss any memes?  Check out our meme archve on RVHumor.com.

For more memes, check out our brand new meme archive on RVHumor.com

Fresh from Harvest Hosts’ YouTube Channel

Fresh from Harvest Hosts’ YouTube Channel

Over 50 snapshots from 6 months of visiting Harvest Hosts across the country-

check out the best summary video of Harvest Hosts!

Please subscribe to our Harvest Hosts YouTube channel

Rent Your RV for Extra Income

As the RV industry tries to meet increase demand, owners who aren’t using their campers are finding lots of renters itching to travel.  Check out these two rental marketplaces and see how much you could make! For details about how the process works, owner testimonials, and how to get started, check out the RVshare owners page and see how much you could earn.

To learn more about their program and find out how much you can make with Outdoorsy, check out their handy online calculator.

RV Recalls (NHTSA)

• Blue Bird Body Company (Blue Bird) is recalling certain 2019-2021 Blue Bird Vision school buses powered by Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) or Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG). The castle nuts used to connect the steering drag link to the steering arm may have not been correctly tightened, potentially causing separation of the drag link. 1,471 units are affected.

• Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2020 Ram Promaster vans and 1500 pickups. The affected vehicles may have an improperly crimped diffuser in the side curtain airbag which may result in the diffuser detaching from the inflator in the event of an air bag deployment. 114 units are affected.

• Daimler Trucks North America LLC (DTNA) is recalling certain 2017-2021 Freightliner Cascadia tractor trailers. The single brake modulator valve may be affected by chemical corrosion which can slow down the release timing and cause the brakes to pull to the affected side during automatic braking events. 164,317 units are affected.

• Daimler Trucks North America LLC is recalling 12,308 2018 Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation (FCCC) XBP, 2016-2019 XCM, 2017-2020 XCS, 2018-2019 XBR, 2017-2019 XBS, 2016-2019 XCL, 2017-2020 XCP and 2016-2020 XCR recreation vehicle chassis that received the ‘inspection-only’ remedy from recall 18V-582. The rear mounted Power Distribution Module (PDM) may have been damaged during manufacturing, possibly resulting in the rear marker lights, brake lights, or turn signals not functioning.

• Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2020 Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator vehicles. The attachment bracket for the driver’s side second-row seat headrest may not have been sufficiently welded to the seat frame. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 202, “Head Restraints.” 2,620 units are affected.

• Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain 2020-2021 Vengeance trailers, models VGF351A13-81, VGF371A13-81,VGF383V16-81 and VGF4007V-81. The fifth-wheel landing legs may not be seated properly with enough space between the brackets which are welded to the chassis, allowing the fifth wheel to slip down the landing leg and can puncture the floor of the vehicle. 370 units are affected.

• Forest River Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain 2020-2021 Coachmen Galleria, Dynamax Isata, and Forest River Battisti Coach, Forester, and Sunseeker motorhomes, built on 2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter chassis. The rear part of the front fender liner may contact and chafe the brake hose, possibly resulting in a loss of brake fluid. 375 units are affected.

• Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain 2020 Surveyor recreational trailers equipped with a specific 30K BTU furnace. The furnace may not have been properly secured inside the furnace cabinet, allowing it to move freely inside the cabinet. 169 units are affected.

• Forest River is recalling 370 2020-2021 Vengeance trailers, models VGF351A13-81, VGF371A13-81, VGF383V16-81 and VGF4007V-81. The fifth-wheel landing legs may not be seated properly with enough space between the brackets which are welded to the chassis, allowing the fifth wheel to slip down the landing leg and can puncture the floor of the vehicle.

• Forest River Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain 2020-2021 Coachmen Galleria, Dynamax Isata, and Forest River Battisti Coach, Forester, and Sunseeker motorhomes, built on 2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter chassis. The rear part of the front fender liner may contact and chafe the brake hose, possibly resulting in a loss of brake fluid. 375 units are affected.

• Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain 2020 Cedar Creek, Columbus, Flagstaff, Coachmen Apex, Palomino, Rockwood, and Sunseeker recreational vehicles and Palomino soft and hard-side truck campers and Real-Lite Truck Campers. The adhesive bond between the glass and the metal hinge frame of the frameless crank out vent and egress windows may fail which would then allow the glass to detach and fall out. 732 units are affected.

• Grand Design RV, LLC (Grand Design) is recalling certain 2016-2018 Reflection trailers. A wiring connector in the vehicle underbody may not be properly secured, allowing water intrusion into the wiring connector, possibly resulting in an electrical short circuit. 22,797 units are affected.

• Jayco Inc. is recalling 3,629 2016-2018 Greyhawk and Redhawk and 2018 Envoy 100 and 200 Series motorhomes. The mounting bracket for the leveling system hydraulic pump may fail and allow the pump or the fluid reservoir to contact the ground.

• Jayco Inc. is recalling 1,409 2017 North Point fifth wheel trailers. The leaf springs in the front and rear suspension of the vehicle do not provide adequate load support and may allow the tires to contact the surrounding structure under certain dynamic load conditions.

• Jayco is recalling 666 2019-2021 Entegra Qwest and Jayco Melbourne and Melbourne Prestige motorhomes built on Mercedes-Benz Sprinter chassis. 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.

• Jayco, Inc. (Jayco) is recalling certain 2017 North Point fifth wheel trailers. The leaf springs in the front and rear suspension of the vehicle do not provide adequate load support and may allow the tires to contact the surrounding structure under certain dynamic load conditions. 1,409 units are affected.

• Keystone RV Co. is recalling 8,313 2019-2020 Keystone Carbon, Cougar, Fuzion, Impact and Raptor fifth-wheel trailers equipped with a Furrion over the air (OTA) wing-style television antenna. The antenna may separate from the mounting base during transit, becoming a road hazard.

• Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain 2013-2015 Prius and 2014-2017 Prius V vehicles not included in recall 18V-684. Excessive voltage in the Intelligent Power Module (IPM) within the inverter may cause the hybrid system to shut down, causing the vehicle to stall while being driven. 266,638 units are affected.

• Vac-Tron Equipment, LLC (Vac-Tron), is recalling certain 2020 CVGTLC, CVSGT, CVGT, LPSGT, LPXDT, MINICOMBO and LPSDT Vacuum Excavator trailers. The trailers may be missing rear and rear-side reflex reflectors. As such, these trailers fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 108, “Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment.” 100 units are affected.

• Volvo Cars of N.A., LLC (Volvo) is recalling certain 2008-2016 V70 and XC70, 2007-2016 S80, 2011-2018 S60 and V60, 2016-2018 S60 Cross Country, 2014-2020 S60L, 2009-2015 S80L, 2009-2016 XC60 and 2015-2018 V60 Cross Country vehicles. The flexible steel cable that connects the seat belt to the front outboard seating positions may fatigue over time, causing the seat belt to not secure the occupant in the event of a crash. 307,910 units are affected.

Read more about recalls here at RV Travel.

Thank you for checking out our RV Hacks & Humor newsletter!

We hope this content helps you safely get back on the road and enjoy some much needed RV camping!

RV Hacks & Humor Team

Subscribe to receive the latest RV Hacks & Humor Newsletter!

Leave a Reply

Subscribe to RV Hacks & Humor Newsletter

%d bloggers like this: