(Dec. 31, 2012) -- Thor Motor Coach is recalling certain model year 2011 through 2013 Tuscany, Astoria, Ultrasport, Montecito, and Palazzo recreational vehicles manufactured from May 17, 2010, through Oct. 30, 2012, built on Freightliner brand XB and XC custom chassis, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The vehicles are equipped with diode jumpers that may come loose in their connectors resulting in an open circuit.
(Dec. 31, 2012) -- Newmar Corporation is recalling potentially 626 model year 2011 through 2013 Ventana Class A, Dutch Star Class A, and Mountain Aire Class A model motor homes manufactured from Jan. 25, 2010, through Sept. 19, 2012, built on Freightliner brand XB and XC custom chassis, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The chassis are equipped with connectors for diode jumpers that may come loose, resulting in an open circuit.
(Dec. 31, 2012) -- Airstream is recalling potentially 576 units of its model year 2008-2013 Interstate motorhomes manufactured August 2007 through December 2012 and equipped with the rear sofa floor plan, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
(Dec. 31, 2012) -- The Huffington Post describes a 1998 Cummins diesel bus that has been converted into a full-fledged tiny house camper.
(Dec. 31, 2012) -- The general manager of General RV in Birch Run, Mich. told NBC25 that 2012 was a great year sales-wise.
(Dec. 31, 2012) -- There is more interest in RVs than there was a couple of years ago, Roger Schlegel, the owner of Heritage RV in Tomahawk, Wis. told WJFW-TV. In a similar report, KFYR-TV talks about RVs being the way to get to Grandma's house for the holidays.
(Dec. 31, 2012) -- "My experience on 'Undercover Boss' once again confirmed to me the importance of 'sweating the small things,'" Rogers said. "Being undercover gave me an unobstructed view of where our business gets done. Being there were no special advanced preparations for me, and that led to a lot of surprises – some good and some not so good."
(Dec. 31, 2012) -- In Australia, Gold Coast holidaymakers are redefining the summer camping holiday, packing all the mod cons -- including the kitchen sink, reports the Gold Coast Bulletin News.
(Dec. 31, 2012) -- The Swivel Scrubber easily attaches to Shurhold's telescoping or fixed length handles, saving space on the RV. A flexible soft washing tool, the Swivel Scrubber can be combined with a fine, medium or coarse scrubber pad for varying surface types.
(Dec. 31, 2012) -- "The sudden turnaround in expectations was most likely caused by uncertainty surrounding the oncoming fiscal cliff. A similar decline in expectations was experienced in August of 2011 during the debt ceiling discussions," said Franco. "While consumers are quite negative about the short-term outlook, they are more upbeat than last month about current business and labor market conditions.”