RV Recalls February 05, 2018

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.

Newmar Corp. is recalling 1,260 2017-2018 Ventana, Ventana LE and Dutchstar motorhomes built on a Freightliner chassis. The low beam headlights do not also illuminate as intended when the high beam headlights are activated, reducing the driver’s visibility. 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.”

Forest River Inc. is recalling 1,077 2018 Rockwood and Flagstaff, and Coachmen Freedom Express recreational trailers and 2017-2018 Palomino and XLR ToyHauler and Coachmen Viking recreational 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.

Foretravel Inc. is recalling 462 2004-2019 U270, U295, U320, Nimbus, Phenix, Realm, and ih-45 motorhomes. These vehicles are equipped with Kidde Plastic-Handle or Push Button ‘Pindicator’ Fire Extinguishers that may become clogged, preventing the extinguisher from discharging as expected or requiring excessive force 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.

Forest River is recalling 253 2018 Palomino PaloMini recreational trailers. The mounting bracket for the single liquid propane (LP) bottle may break allowing the LP bottle to detach from the vehicle

KZRV L.P. is recalling 130 2017-2018 Durango Gold recreational trailers. The rear sofa in these vehicles may limit visibility of the rear exit window label and/or the sofa cushion may restrict access to, and operation of, the exit window handle.

Forest River is recalling 75 2018 Cherokee recreational trailers. The amber side marker lights are not located as far to the front as feasible on the vehicle. Additionally, the vehicles may also be missing the intermediate side reflex reflectors located at, or near, the midpoint of the vehicle. 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.”

 Liberty Outdoors, LLC (Liberty) is recalling 62 2018 Little Guy Max recreational 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.

Tiffin Motorhome Inc. is recalling 24 2017 Wayfarer 24 QW 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 requiring excessive force 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.

Newmar Corp. is recalling 11 2018 Essex motorhomes built on a Freightliner chassis. The low beam headlights do not also illuminate as intended when the high beam headlights are activated, reducing the driver’s visibility. 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.

3 thoughts on “RV Recalls February 05, 2018”

  1. Good Day Mr. Pearce,

    My family and I are looking to buy our first RV. We are on a budget and I would like to keep in under 10k. I’ve been doing a lot of research and am at the point now where the advice of a seasoned professional to answer my questions directly would be very much appreciated as there is just too much info to decipher. I also, understand that there are pros and cons to every setup and I realize there will be bumps along the way. So, I’ve narrowed down my search criteria to a used Travel Trailer (20′-26′) or Class C Motorhome (25′-30′), 5-12 years old for either option, for less than 10k. I see options that fit this on Craigslist and RV trader. I will get a professional inspection before I move forward as I think that will be the smartest approach. Here are my questions:
    1. What brand(s) to you recommend as the most reliable and durable from 2006-2013? We may end up as full-timers in this rig.
    2. Do you have a recommendation for an Inspector in Texas?
    3. I mention the years above based on statistics that most %40 of RV’s have major mechanical failure in the first 2 yrs, 60% in the first 5, and almost all in the first 8. Does this sound somewhat accurate to you?

    I appreciate your time in advance and I am always open to any advice that you have a for a newbie. Thank you!

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