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Silverado by Bighorn - Fifth Wheel

Silverado by Bighorn

     HEARTLAND / ELKRIDGE 2011-2012
Manufacturer: HEARTLAND RECREATIONAL VEHICLES, LLC Mfr’s Report Date: AUG 27, 2012
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V417000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: EQUIPMENT
Potential Number of Units Affected: 7
Heartland RV (Heartland) is recalling certain model year 2011-2012 Elkridge and model year 2012-2013 Bighorn Silverado fifth wheel vehicles. Certain vehicles manufactured with liquid propane (LP) generators may have the LP supply line connected incorrectly to the generator.
If the LP supply line is connected incorrectly, the generator may vent liquid propane into the generator compartment. In the presence of an ignition source, the vented propane can result in an explosion.
Heartland will notify owners and dealers will inspect and correct the LP supply line fitting as necessary, free of charge. Heartland has not provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Heartland at 1-888-262-5992.
Heartland RV’s safety recall number is 99-01-09. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153), or go to

Jay Flight Swift SLX Travel TrailerYear-over-year RV towables and travel trailer sales were flat in June, up 0.4 percent, while registrations for the first six months increased 7.1 percent according to the latest report from Statistical Surveys Inc. (SSI).

The study results showed:

  • Sales for the high-volume travel trailer sector edged up 2.1 percent in June while year-to-date registrations rose 10.5 percent.
  • Fifth-wheel registrations increased 0.7 percent for the month and 4.3 percent through June.
  • Folding camping trailer sales declined 16.4 percent in June and 13.2 percent year-to-date.
  • Park model sales were flat for the month, up 0.4 percent, and declined 17.3 percent through June.

Thor Industries Inc. was the towable sales leader year-to-date with a 36.1 percent market share, followed by Forest River Inc. at 21.7 percent and Jayco Inc. with a 12.1 percent share.

By segment for the first six months, Thor was No. 1 in travel trailer sales with a 32.6 percent share, ahead of Forest River (21.8 percent) and Jayco (13.8 percent). Thor held a commanding lead in fifth-wheel sales, capturing a 53.3 percent market share, while Forest River posted a 17.5 percent share and Jayco had a 6.3 percent share.

Forest River was the folding camping trailer sales leader for the six months with a 43.5 percent market share while Jayco (19.2 percent) held the No. 2 position followed by Forest River’s Coachmen RV division (10.8 percent). In the park model segment, Thor was No. 1, posting a 26.5 percent market share, with Kropf Manufacturing Co. at No. 2, holding a 10.7 percent share, and Skyline Corp. third at 10.1 percent.

To subscribe to this or other SSI reports, contact Scott Stropkai, national RV sales manager, at (616) 281-9898 ext. 128, or (616) 446-8179 (cell).


Redwood RV has unveiled the new Blackwood 36BH fifth wheel, a luxury family bunk house model. The coach is big on comfort and style with features designed specifically for families and is expected to continue Redwood RV’s winning product trend.

“At Redwood, we work hard to develop floor plans and features that make sense to the people who use them”, states Paul Craven, Product Manager. “This fundamental philosophy helped launch the Redwood brand, and it’s the basic principle behind the Blackwood product line. The new 36BH is what we call a family bunk house because we filled it with family-friendly features and enough sleeping space for up to eight people.”

Redwood RV's Blackwood luxury family bunk house fifth wheel

Redwood RV's Blackwood luxury family bunk house fifth wheel

At first glance the Blackwood 36BH makes a statement; two separate awnings covering over 22 feet of outdoor living space set the tone. Once inside, the eye is immediately drawn to the foyer bench with four coat hooks, residential bead board design and large storage doors. The kitchen offers over 14 feet of solid surface countertop designed for entertaining family and friends. A private half bath situated near the entry door, and second room makes it easy to entertain and keep the coach clean.

Redwood RV is proud of the extensive research and design built into the Blackwood. Solid cherry hardwood cabinets, solid surface countertops and backsplashes, over 10 feet of usable hang up space in the bedroom wardrobe are all standard features found on each and every Blackwood. Add the Redwood quality difference, and you have a product that is like nothing else in the industry.

About Redwood RV
Redwood RV focuses exclusively on building mid-priced, luxury fifth wheels designed specifically for experienced RV’ers. Redwood RV is located in Syracuse Indiana and distributes its products through dealers across the United States and Canada. Redwood RV is a part of THOR Industries family of companies, the world’s largest manufacturer of recreational vehicles. More information is available online at

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