RV Recalls for Motorhomes and fifth Wheel Trailers

March finds more RV recalls so be sure to check with the NHTSA DOT for recalls on Your RV. Heartland, Coachmen, Forest River, Airstream, Monaco, and Winnebago are just some of the recalls. Some include Axles, Brakes, Tires and Rims, as well as Restraint Systems and other Items that concern Safety.

 

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Fleetwood Motorhomes affected by Brake Recall

Please Note The recall has not started yet. I have not been notified yet by Workhorse who is handling the recall. The following is a list of the Fleetwood Motohomes that may be affected by this recall. I don’t know why they are dragging their feet on this Important Safety Recall. Maybe a class action Law Suit would set a fire under them. There are Motorhomes other than Fleetwood Motorhomes affected. I would suggest that you check the GOV DOT RECALL Link on this site to see what other RV’s are affected.
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List of Fleetwood Motor Homes Affected

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Towns to Operate State Parks

State Parks Board Approves Entering Into Agreements With Rural Towns To Operate Parks

(Phoenix, AZ – March 18, 2010) – “After an unprecedented series of meetings with rural communities, the Arizona State Parks Board today voted to allow staff to enter into agreements to keep four State Parks open into the future although three would be managed by other entities. Two more agreements will extend the closure dates for Tonto Natural Bridge State Park and Roper Lake State Park,” said Executive Director Renee Bahl. Continue reading “Towns to Operate State Parks”

USFS Backs off on Increasing Fee’s for Seniors

Well it looks like the USFS (Forest Service) Has Backed Off of Increasing the Half Price Fee’s for Seniors at Campgrounds and Parks. After a Public Outcry and many Emails, Letters and Phone Calls the Forest Service Chief Announced that he would not change the half price fee’s that would have affected Seniors. It seems that the Concessionaires that Operate the Parks and Campgrounds for the Forest Service were not to happy as they were behind a Push to have the Half Price Fee’s raised, which could have amounted to as much as a 90 Percent Increase to Seniors.

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Arizona State Parks Keeps 9 Parks Open, 13 More Will Close.

The Arizona State Parks Board on January 15 voted to keep nine parks open and close the remaining thirteen State Parks in a phased series of closures starting February 22, 2010 due to six different State Parks funds being swept of $8.6 million. In addition, four parks remain closed due to previous budget reductions. Parks closed on February 22 included Lyman Lake State Park and Homolovi Ruins State Park.

The next park closings will occur on March 29, 2010 and will include Fort Verde State Historic Park in Camp Verde, Roper Lake State Park in Safford, Tombstone Courthouse State Historic Park, Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park, Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, and Riordan Mansion State Historic Park in Flagstaff.

The final phased closings will occur on June 3, 2010 and will include Tonto Natural Bridge State Park near Payson, Alamo Lake State Park in Wenden, Lost Dutchman State Park in Apache Junction, Picacho Peak State Park and Red Rock State Park in Sedona.

This article was taken from the Arizona State Parks Website

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Good Sam ERS Good or Bad

Good Sam ERS will cover Boat Trailers But Not ATV Trailers that you tow. They say they cover your Vehicles? Beware read the fine print in your Good Sam ERS Contract

Well This is something I have needed to get off my chest for several Months now. I have been a member of Good Sam for many years and Have taken their ERS (Emergancy Road Service) for over 7 years now. I really liked it and have had good service from them until the past year. Last October while traveling between Needles California and Searchlight Nevada on Highway 95. I had a Blowout on a small trailer that I was towing. I was in the middle of nowhere. I got out a floor jack that I always carry and jacked up the trailer to put on the spare. I had just recently purchased this small trailer and didn’t realize that the lug wrench that I had, would not fit the lug bolts.

No problem I thought, I have Good Sam ERS. I’ll give them a call. (what a Joke) although it wasn’t funny at the time. Continue reading “Good Sam ERS Good or Bad”

Aged Tires A Driving Hazard

This Happened to Me in 2005
Aged Tires Warning

I was driving down interstate highway 10 just out of Lordsburg New Mexico at 70 mph on tires I thought were only 4 years old. All of a sudden there was a big bang and fiberglass tire rubber and smoke came from the frontĀ  passenger side of the 20,000 Lbs Motor home. I was struggling to maintain control and get off to the side of the freeway to Safety.I managed to pull over to the side of the freeway and stop.
The Damage was Extensive. Several Thousand $$$, It tore off the front passenger Fender and wheel well and scattered fiberglass, Tire Rubber and Parts of the Motor home for several hundred feet. I was Lucky, I found out later that the tires were 9 years old, But were purchased only 4 years before.

Do you know how Old Your Tires Are? Do you know how to Tell?