Two recalls for RV models

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced two separate recalls on RV models, with customers expected to be notified in October.

Tiffin Motorhomes is recalling its 2011 Allegro Bus and Phaeton recreational vehicles, specifically the ones equipped with Cummins ISX or ISL diesel engines. A clamp that connects critical parts in this engine is held together by a t-bolt, which the company has found may crack or fail due to stress or load over time. If this happens, parts of the engine could become loose or potentially even disconnect completely. The recall work will be done at Cummins authorized dealers around the country, free of charge.

Meanwhile, Open Range RV is recalling 2010-2011 Journeyer RVs that were manufactured between August 2009 and November 2010, which includes vehicles from the 2010 and 2011 model years. The problem with these vehicles lies in the overall structure of the RV. In order to run a liquid propane line, engineers cut a hole in a main support beam for the vehicle. This was later found to put undue stress on the I-beams on either side of the RV.

Recalls are often beneficial for consumers because it means that they'll be able to get their RV fixed for free. For those who want to do their own RV maintenance, the RVNN show "Ask The Professor" provides some good tips for do-it-yourself projects.