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Opinion: Recalls can also show a responsible OEM

Guest blogger

(Jan. 27, 2017) -- Recently we have heard online opinions on recall frequency possibly reflecting quality. But, I thought a view from the manufacturer side might benefit people to understand why this is a good process, and why it matters to us so much. Read More »

TMC issues Canadian recall for Tuscany RVs

Product recall

(Jan. 25, 2017) -- Transport Canada announced that Thor Motor Coach is recalling certain Tuscany motorhomes because an opening in the wall of the compartment that houses the keyless entry module could allow for moisture to enter the compartment. Read More »

REV issues Canadian recall on multiple RV models

Product recall

(Jan. 25, 2017) -- Transport Canada reported that REV Recreation Group has issued recalls on certain Storm, Flair and Vacationer XE motorhomes because the sway bar that is attached to the rear of the chassis may not have the correct torque specifications applied. Read More »

Winnebago issues Canadian recall on Grand Tour

Product recall

(Jan. 25, 2017) -- Transport Canada announced that Winnebago Industries is recalling certain Grand Tour motorhomes because a rubber coated braided power steering hose may have inadequate clearance to the starter power stud due to incorrect routing. Read More »

Forest River issues Canadian Avenger recall

Product recall

(Jan. 25, 2016) -- The certification label incorrectly states the maximum tire inflation pressure as 80 psi and tires and rims as ST225/75R15E tires and 15X6.0JJ rims. However, the label should state the tire pressure as 65 psi, the tire size as ST225/75R15D, and the rim size as 15X5.0JJ. Read More »

Tiffin issues Canadian recall on Phaeton

Product recall

(Jan. 25, 2017) -- Transport Canada announced that Tiffin Motorhomes has issued a recall on certain Phaeton motorhomes, noting that a rubber coated braided power steering hose may have inadequate clearance to the starter power stud due to incorrect routing. Read More »

Reminder, dealers must track tire serial numbers

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(Jan. 23, 2017) -- The federal rule was established so that somehow, either by action of the manufacturer or the dealer, RV owners have specific information about tires on the RVs they own, and the owner's information is reported to tire manufacturers. That way, in the event of a product recall, the tire manufacturer can convey that information directly to a consumer. Read More »

The real reason for the RV recall surge

Product recall

(Jan. 17, 2017) -- The increase in recalls in the past year appears to be directly related to the fact that many RV manufacturers were failing to comply with recall regulations for years until Forest River and Spartan Motors were fined $35 million and $9 million, respectively, in July 2015. Read More »

Forest River recalls 2,859 units to fix ladder hinge

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(Jan. 6, 2017) -- The affected ladders have retractable hinges, each with a welded 'top hat' that can separate from the hinge. If the hinges separate from the ladder while in use, the ladder may fall from the vehicle, increasing the risk of injury, NHTSA reported. Read More »