January 2020 NHTSA RV Recalls

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The following recalls were announced in January 2020 by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration:

Triple E

Triple E Recreational Vehicles is recalling certain 2020 Unity U24RL trailers. The propane tubing for the water heater may be routed too close to the tire tread possibly resulting in contact between the tire and the tubing. Tire contact with the propane tubing can create a hole in the tubing, releasing propane gas, increasing the risk of a fire in the presence of an ignition source.

The recall potentially affects six units.

To remedy the problem, Triple E will notify owners, and dealers will install a metal shield around the propane tubing for protection, free of charge. Owners may contact Triple E customer service at 1-877-992-9906. Triple E’s number for this recall is CA#9572-1.

Forest River: Georgetown & FR3

Forest River Inc. is recalling certain 2020 Georgetown and FR3 motorhomes. The trailer hitch bolts may not have been properly tightened, which can allow cause the hitch to detach from the chassis. If the motorhome is towing a trailer or vehicle, the hitch detaching from the motorhome can the risk of a crash.

The recall potentially affects 194 units.

To remedy the problem, Forest River will notify owners, and dealers will properly torque the bolts, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin Feb. 10, 2020. Owners may contact Forest River customer service at 1-574-296-7600. Forest River’s number for this recall is 68-1119.

Forest River: Dynamax Isata

Forest River Inc. is recalling certain 2018-2020 Dynamax Isata motorhomes. The slim-rack slide out mechanisms may activate unintentionally, extending or retracting the slide room unexpectedly. If the slide-room extends or retracts unexpectedly, there is an increased risk of injury or a crash.

The recall potentially affects 941 units.

To remedy the problem, Forest River will notify owners, and dealers will install a new controller and switch for the slideout mechanism, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 27, 2020. Owners may contact Forest River at 1-574-206-7600. Forest River’s number for this recall is 55-1030.

MorRyde

MORryde International, Inc. (MORryde) is recalling certain 2020 Forest River Georgetown and FR3 motorhomes that they modified. The trailer hitch bolts may have been improperly tightened, which can cause the hitch bolts to loosen. If the bolts loosen, a towed trailer or vehicle could detach from the motorhome, increasing the risk of a crash.

The recall potentially affects 219 units.

To remedy the problem, Forest River will notify owners, and Forest River dealers will properly tighten the bolts, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact MORryde customer service at 1-574-293-1581.

Foretravel

Foretravel, Inc. is recalling certain 2020 Realm and iH45 vehicles built on a Spartan chassis. The brake relay valve may have an air flow restriction, which may result in an extended stopping distance. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 121, “Air Brake Systems.” An increase in stopping distance increases the risk of crash.

The recall potentially affects five units.

To remedy the problem, Foretravel will notify owners, and Spartan dealers will inspect and replace the valves, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin December 30, 2019. Owners may contact Foretravel customer service at 1-800-955-6226.

Oliver Travel Trailers

Oliver Travel Trailers Inc. is recalling certain 2017-2019 Elite II travel trailers. The nuts and bolts that secure the brake drum to the axle shaft flange may not have been properly tightened. The improperly tightened axle bolts/nuts may affect the trailer’s braking ability or result in the hub and wheel becoming detached from the axle, increasing the risk of crash.

The recall potentially affects 352 units.

To remedy the problem, Oliver has notified owners, and Dexter Axle dealers will retorque the bolts, as necessary, free of charge. The recall began December 20, 2019. Owners may contact Oliver customer service at 1-866-205-2621 or Dexter Axle customer service at 1-574-295-7888. Oliver’s number for this recall is 1ZP-ABC19-12.

 

 

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