RV Recalls that go back to 2014-year models. This is the 3rd recall issued this month.

RV Recalls that go back to 2014-year models. This is the 3rd recall issued this month. Some of these are potential “Life Safety Issues”. Part of our RV inspection service is we check every VIN number against all recall list to advise our clients if there are any pending recalls on the RV they are looking to purchase, so they can make an informed buying decision.

 The following is the latest RV recall list compiled by the National Highway Safety Association (NHTSA). Click here for more information and to check your RV VIN number.

 

Jayco Inc. is recalling 49,563 2002-2016 recreational vehicles equipped with Kidde plastic-handle or push button ‘Pindicator’ fire extinguishers. These extinguishers may become clogged, preventing the extinguisher from discharging as expected or excessive force may be needed to activate the extinguisher. Additionally, in certain models, the nozzle may detach from the valve assembly with enough force that it could cause injury and also render the product inoperable.

Grand Design RV LLC is recalling 3,969 2017-2018 Reflection and Imagine travel trailers equipped with a Smart-Jack model power tongue jack. The laminated plastic touch pad on the jack may crack or separate allowing water to enter, potentially causing the jack to operate unintentionally.

Newmar Corp. is recalling 194 2018 Bay Star and Bay Star Sport motorhomes. The front side marker lights on these vehicles may not be connected to the wiring harness. Additionally, when the headlight high beams are activated, the low beams may not illuminate as intended. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 108, “Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment.”

KZRV is recalling 171 2014-2015 Durango Gold recreational trailers. In the affected vehicles, a rivet for the quad entry steps may shear and fail, causing the steps to give when being used.

Travel Lite RV is recalling 163 2018 Falcon recreational trailers, models F-23TH, and F-23RB. A 2-inch Class III hitch coupler was mistakenly installed instead of a 2 5/16″ Class III hitch coupler.

Forest River Inc. is recalling 133 2018 Salem and Wildwood recreational trailers. The federal placard on these vehicles incorrectly states that the trailers are equipped with ST215/75R15 Load Range D tires, however, the installed tires are size ST205/75R15 Load Range D. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 110, “Tire Selection and Rims,” and these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of 49 CFR Part 567, “Certification.”

Winnebago and Triple E RV Recalls – December 2017

 

WASHINGTON — Winnebago Industries, Inc. (Winnebago) is recalling certain 2017-2018 Grand Tour and Journey motorhomes. The battery cables and hydraulic lines on these vehicles may not be properly secured, allowing them to contact the driveshaft or exhaust system, potentially resulting in an electrical short or hydraulic fluid leak.

Remedy

Winnebago will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the battery cables and hydraulic lines, rerouting and securing them as necessary. Any damaged cables or lines will be replaced. These repairs will be performed free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Winnebago customer service at 1.641.585.3535.

SOURCE: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

 

 

 

 

WASHINGTON — Triple E Recreational Vehicles (Triple E) is recalling certain 2016-2018 Wonder motorhomes, model W24MB. The bolts that fasten the passenger side seat pedestal may be improperly tightened.

Remedy

Triple E will notify owners, and dealers will correctly tighten the passenger side seat pedestal mounting bolts, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin Dec. 18. Owners may contact Triple E customer service at 1.204.325.4361. Triple E’s number for this recall is CA#8809-1.

SOURCE: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Mid-December 2017 RV Recalls

Below is a list of the most recent recalls. Some of these are potential “Life Safety Issues”. Part of our inspection service is we check every VIN number against all recall list to advise our clients if there are any pending recalls on the RV they are looking to purchase, so they can make an informed buying decision.

The following is the latest RV recall list compiled by the National Highway Safety Association (NHTSA). Click here for more information and to check your RV VIN number.

 

Chrysler is recalling 3,514 2018 Ram ProMaster vehicles. An incorrect rivet may have been used to attach the front door impact sensor which can cause the sensor housing to fracture.

Daimler Vans USA, LLC (DVUSA) is recalling certain 2017 Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vans. The spare tire holder under the vehicle may not be properly secured.

Forest River Inc. is recalling 581 2017-2018 Dynamax recreational vehicles, models ISC24FWM, ISC24RWM, ISC24FWMCD and ISC24CBM. If the vehicle is parked with the engine running, carbon monoxide may enter the passenger cabin through open windows or other openings in the floor.

Newmar Corp. is recalling 204 2015-2018 London Aire motorhomes built on Daimler Trucks (DTNA) chassis. When the high beams are activated, only the high beam bulbs illuminate instead of both the high beam and low beam bulbs as intended.

Forest River Inc. is recalling 58 2018 Prime Time Fury recreational trailers. The information on the Federal Placard may be incorrect, stating that the vehicle is equipped with ST235/80R16E tires and 16X6.0JJ rims, however, the vehicle is actually equipped with ST225/75R15E tires and 15X6.0JJ rims. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 110, “Tire Selection and Rims,” and 49 CFR Part 567, “Certification.”

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Propane prices and production according to U.S. Energy Dept. for 2017/2018

The U.S. Energy Administration published this week the future forecasts of Propane production and Propane prices. We all know that supply and demand dictates pricing in any industry. It appears prices are inching up by the charts below.

I have seen in the last few days on social media some, it appears, false reports that there is going to be a major propane shortage this winter, as high as 27%, and folks are urged to stock-up or set-up automatic deliveries of propane. Yes it appears by the charts that the inventories could be a little higher and hopefully after production gets back to pre-hurricane levels, all will be good. This panicked shortage will cause prices to increase even more. By the charts below, it appears that production is where it needs to be.

Here is what the U.S. Energy Administration reports. Release date: December 6, 2017

December 2017 RV Recalls

Wow, another month gone by and another month of RV Recalls. Below is a list of the most recent recalls. Part of our inspection service is we check every VIN number against all recall list to advise our clients if there are any pending recalls on the RV they are looking to purchase, so they can make an informed buying decision.

The following is the latest RV recall list compiled by the National Highway Safety Association (NHTSA). Click here for more information and to check your RV VIN number.

 

Jayco, Inc. (Jayco) is recalling 9,930 2016-2018 Jay Flight SLX recreational trailers equipped with a 35 amp power converter. The electrical circuit from the battery does not have overcurrent protection such as a fuse or circuit breaker.

Entegra Coach is recalling 1,598 2016-2018 Aspire, Anthem, Cornerstone, and Insignia motorhomes. The vehicles have lights that do not include reflectors and the vehicle does not have separate reflectors. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 108, “Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment.”

Heartland Recreational Vehicles LLC is recalling 1,085 2018 Prowler and Trail Runner recreational trailers. The wires for the electric brakes may get caught in the spring hangers during axle movement, possibly resulting in the wires being severed.
Forest River Inc. (Forest River) is recalling 762 2017-2018 XLR Toyhauler, Vengeance and Wolf Pack recreational trailers equipped with an optional generator. The generator’s exhaust pipe is mounted too close to the trailer’s plastic underbelly.

Heartland is recalling 561 2018 Pioneer recreational trailers. The liquid propane (LP) manifold block may be mounted too close to the center shackle, allowing the shackle to hit the LP hose fitting and cause a propane leak.

REV Recreation Group (REV) is recalling 395 2017-2018 Fleetwood Jamboree and Holiday Rambler Vesta motorhomes. The hydraulic leveling system lines may not be properly secured allowing them to contact the axle or the chassis drive train components, possibly resulting in a hydraulic fluid leak.

Highland Ridge RV is recalling 118 2018 Light recreational trailers, models 312BHTS and 275RLS. The safety chains on these vehicles may be rated for a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) of 7,600 pounds, however the trailer has a GVWR of 11,700 pounds.

Thor Motor Coach (TMC) is recalling 36 2018 Ace, Axis, Hurricane, Windsport, and Vegas motorhomes. The wiring for the trailer lights may have been inserted into the wrong locations of the trailer lighting socket causing the trailer lights to not function properly. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 108, “Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment.”

Newell Coach Corp. is recalling 36 2017-2018 P50 coaches. These coaches have 100 amp self-resetting circuit breakers that may trip unexpectedly causing a loss of essential coach chassis systems such as ignition power, head lights, tail lights and wipers.

Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain 2017-2018 Dynamax Isata vehicles, models ISC36DSD, ISC35DBD, ISC36DSD4X4, built on RAM chassis equipped with Cummins 6.7L Turbo Diesel engines that have Concentric-brand water pumps without a vent hole. These water pumps may leak coolant.

Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling eight 2018 Puma recreational trailers. The Federal Placards indicate incorrect tire load range and tire pressure (PSI) information. The placard states a tire size of ST205/75R15/D requiring 50PSI, however the installed tires are size ST205/75R15/C, requiring 65PSI. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 110, “Tire Selection and Rims,” and they also fail to comply with the requirements of 49 CFR Part 567, “Certification.”