Monday, April 16, 2018

 

RV RELATED RECALL FROM NHTSA ON APRIL 16, 2018 FOR KZRV

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V212000
Manufacturer KZRV, L.P.
Components EQUIPMENT
Potential Number of Units Affected 55
Summary
KZRV, L.P. (KZRV) is recalling certain 2018 KZRV Sportsmen Classic recreational trailers, models 130RB and 150RBT. These vehicles are equipped with Norcold N306 mini refrigerators that may have a loose or missing propane gas valve test port screw.
Remedy
KZRV will notify owners, and dealers will install and tighten the gas valve port screw, as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin June 1, 2018. Owners may contact KZRV customer service at 1-800-768-4016 extension 154 or 153. KZRV's number for this recall is KZ-2018-02.

Monday, February 26, 2018

 

RV RELATED RECALLS ON FEBRUARY 26, 2018 FOR GULF STREAM COACH & LANCE CAMPER MANUFACTURING

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V105000
Manufacturer Gulf Stream Coach, Inc.
Components EQUIPMENT
Potential Number of Units Affected 15
Summary
Gulf Stream Coach, Inc. (Gulf Stream) is recalling certain 2018 Geo and Matrix recreational trailers. The Federal Certification Labels on these vehicles may incorrectly list the Kilogram (Kg) weight rating of the rear axle as 182 Kg (401.31 lbs.) below its actual capacity. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of 49 CFR Part 567, "Certification."
Remedy
Gulf Stream will notify owners, and will provide corrected labels, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin February 28, 2018. Owners may contact Gulf Stream customer service at 1-800-289-8787.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V109000
Manufacturer Lance Camper Manufacturing. Corp.
Components EQUIPMENT
Potential Number of Units Affected 2,054
Summary
Lance Camper Manufacturing Corp. (Lance) is recalling certain 2018 recreational trailers, models 1475, 1575, 1685, 1995, 2185, 2285, 2295, 2375 and 2465, 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.
Remedy
Lance will notify owners, and dealers will replace the power tongue jack, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin February 26, 2018. Owners may contact Lance customer service at 1-661-949-3322.

Monday, February 19, 2018

 

RV RELATED RECALLS ON FEBRUARY 19, 2018 FOR TRIPLE E RV, KEYSTONE RV, RAM TRUCKS

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V093000
Manufacturer Triple E Recreational Vehicles
Components EQUIPMENT
Potential Number of Units Affected 1,159
Summary
Triple E Recreational Vehicles (Triple E) is recalling certain 2002-2009 Invitation and Embassy recreational vehicles, 2002-2012 Regency, Regal, Senator and Topaz recreational vehicles, 2002-2010 Signature, Commander and Empress recreational vehicles, 2005-2013 Regency GT recreational vehicles, 2011-2013 MOT Trailers, 2012 Roughneck trailers (NT300), 2008-2013 Free Flight, Serenity (S24CB), Liberio (L24CB)and Free Spirit recreational vehicles and 2010-2013 Unity recreational vehicles. These motorhomes 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. For a full list of the affected fire extinguisher models visit: https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2017/RMISC-17E062-5427.pdf
Remedy
Triple E will notify owners, instructing them to contact Kidde for a replacement fire extinguisher, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin February 26, 2018. Owners may contact Kidde customer service at 1-855-262-3540 or online at www.kidde.com and click on "Product Safety Recall" for more information. Triple E's number for this recall is CA#8894-1.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V095000
Manufacturer Keystone RV Company
Components TIRES
Potential Number of Units Affected 882
Summary
Keystone RV Company (Keystone) is recalling certain 2018 Crossroads Sunset trailers. These trailers may have Sterling Sport tires that are rated for 1760 lbs. instead of tires that are rated for 2040 lbs. as intended.
Remedy
Keystone will notify owners, and dealers will replace the tires with the correct load rated tires, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 30, 2018. Owners may contact Keystone customer service at 1-866-425-4369. Keystone's number for this recall is 18-313.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V100000
Manufacturer Chrysler (FCA US LLC)
Components POWER TRAIN
Potential Number of Units Affected 180,462
Summary
Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2017-2018 RAM 1500, 2500, 3500, 3500 Cab Chassis, 4500 Cab Chassis, and 5500 Cab Chassis vehicles, all equipped with a column shifter. Pushing the brake pedal for prolonged periods when the vehicle is running and in PARK may cause the Brake Transmission Shift Interlock (BTSI) pin to stick in the open position. With the pin in the open position, the transmission can be shifted out of PARK into any gear without pushing the brake pedal or having the key in the ignition.
Remedy
Chrysler will notify owners and dealers will update the Body Control Module software. Dealers will also test the BTSI operation, replacing the solenoid as necessary. The recall is expected to begin March 30, 2018. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is U11.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

 

LIPPERT COMPONENTS ACQUIRES HEHR WINDOWS

FROM RVBUSINESS.COM: 


LCI Acquires Hehr’s Window and Glass Business

  
February 17, 2018 by   
LCI Industries, an Elkhart, Ind.-based supplier of components for the leading original equipment manufacturers of recreational vehicles and adjacent industries, and the related aftermarkets of those industries, today (Feb. 16) announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Lippert Components Manufacturing Inc., has acquired substantially all of the business assets of Hehr International Inc.
Headquartered in Los Angeles, Hehr manufactures windows as well as tempered and laminated glass for the RV, transit, specialty vehicle, and other adjacent industries. Hehr, which operates out of five U.S. locations, achieved sales of approximately $55 million for the 12 months ended December 2017.
“We are excited to add Hehr’s business and employees to our growing portfolio of window and glass solutions for the RV and specialty vehicle markets,” said LCI’s CEO Jason Lippert. “Hehr represents many characteristics we look for in acquisitions: great teams, great products with diversified markets, and a great opportunity for growth.”
The Hehr team will remain with LCI to lead the acquired business under the direction of Josh Roan, vice president of operations.
Hehr CEO Mary Utick added, “We are thrilled to be part of the LCI team. Joining forces with an industry leader such as Lippert presents unique opportunities for growth, continued innovation, and overall advancement. We look forward to our future together.”
LCI President Scott Mereness added, “Hehr’s geographic diversification allows us to better serve our customers. Additionally, their customer base is a great mix of various industries that we know or are targeting for growth. Hehr is another highly strategic LCI investment. We expect to leverage our purchasing, sales, distribution, and administrative capabilities to improve the profitability of this business, and we expect this acquisition to be immediately accretive to LCI’s earnings.”

Monday, February 12, 2018

 

RV RELATED RECALLS ON FEBRUARY 12, 2018 FOR DRV SUITES, JAYCO, HIGHLAND RIDGE RV, ENTEGRA COACH, ECLIPSE RV, FOREST RIVER, LANCE CAMPER MANUFACTURING

NHTSA Campaign Number: 15V491000
Manufacturer DRV Suites
Components EXTERIOR LIGHTING
Potential Number of Units Affected 7,465
Summary
DRV Suites (DRV) is recalling certain 2014-2015 Tradition, 2014-2016 Full House, 2006-2016 Elite Suites, and 2013-2016 Estates fifth wheel travel trailers. The affected vehicles have front side reflex reflectors located above the maximum height of 60". 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."

Remedy
DRV has notified owners and will provide a new reflector to install in the correct location, free of charge. The recall began July 21, 2017. Owners may contact DRV customer service at 1-260-562-3500. DRV's number for this recall is 99.02.05.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V072000
Manufacturer Jayco, Inc.
Components EQUIPMENT
Potential Number of Units Affected 81
Summary
Jayco, Inc. (Jayco) is recalling certain 2017, 2018 Eagle 333BHOK (EC) travel trailers. The safety chains on these vehicles are rated at 11,700 lbs, however the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) is 12,500lbs. In the event of a trailer detachment, the underrated safety chains may fail.
Remedy
Jayco will notify owners, and dealers will install safety chains that have a GVWR of 16,200lbs, free of charge. The recall began on February 8, 2018. Owners may contact Jayco customer service at 1-800-283-8267. Jayco's number for this recall is 9901372.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V073000
Manufacturer Jayco, Inc.
Components EQUIPMENT
Potential Number of Units Affected 461
Summary
Jayco, Inc. (Jayco) is recalling certain 2018 Eagle EA, EB, ED travel trailers. The Federal Labels and Cargo Carrying Capacity (CCC) label on these vehicles may incorrectly list the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) as 11,750lbs, when the actual GVWR is 11,700lbs. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 110, "Tire Selection and Rims."
Remedy
Jayco will notify owners and provide them with a corrected label, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin February 28, 2018. Owners may contact Jayco customer service at 1-800-283-8267. Jayco's number for this recall is 9901373.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V075000
Manufacturer Jayco, Inc.
Components EQUIPMENT
Potential Number of Units Affected 26
Summary
Jayco, Inc. (Jayco) is recalling certain 2018 Eagle travel trailers, model 333BHOK. The flame on the Furrion cook top can become inverted or go out when the furnace is turned on, however, liquid propane (LP) gas will continue to flow to the burners.
Remedy
Jayco will notify owners, and dealers will install two wood panels to prevent air from the furnace affecting the stove burners, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 1, 2018. Owners may contact Jayco customer service at 1-800-283-8267. Jayco's number for this recall is 9901366.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V078000
Manufacturer Jayco, Inc.
Components SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
Potential Number of Units Affected 17
Summary
Jayco, Inc. (Jayco) is recalling certain 2017 Precept motorhomes. The brake Hydraulic Electronic Control Units (HECU) on these vehicles may be missing valve block ball plugs, potentially causing a brake fluid leak or air ingestion during electronic brake distribution and/or ABS activation.
Remedy
Jayco will notify owners, and Ford dealers will inspect the hydraulic block and replace the HECU if the ball plugs are present, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 30, 2018. Owners may contact Jayco customer service at 1-800-517-9137.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V074000
Manufacturer Highland Ridge RV
Components EQUIPMENT
Potential Number of Units Affected 84
Summary
Highland Ridge RV (Highland Ridge) is recalling certain 2018 Open Range light travel trailers, model 312BHS. The Federal Label on these vehicles incorrectly lists the Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) as 5100lbs when the correct GAWR is 4400lbs. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 110, "Tire Selection and Rims."
Remedy
Highland Ridge will notify owners, and dealers will replace the incorrect Federal Label with a corrected label, free of charge. The recall began on February 7, 2018. Owners may contact Highland Ridge customer service at 1-260-768-7771. Highland's number for this recall is 9904374.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V077000
Manufacturer Entegra Coach
Components SERVICE BRAKES, AIR
Potential Number of Units Affected 393
Summary
Entegra Coach (Entegra) is recalling certain 2015-2016 Aspire and 2017-2018 Insignia motorhomes built on a Spartan chassis. The air brake supply reservoir is less than 12x the combined volume of air for all service brake chambers. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 121, "Air Brake Systems."
Remedy
Entegra will notify owners, and Spartan service centers will replace the current air supply reservoir with one that has twice the capacity, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 30, 2018. Owners may contact Spartan Chassis at 1-800-543-4277 or Entegra customer service at 1-800-517-9137.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V079000
Manufacturer Eclipse Recreational Vehicles, Inc.
Components TIRES
Potential Number of Units Affected 19
Summary
Eclipse Recreational Vehicles, Inc. (Eclipse) is recalling certain 2019 Attitude recreational trailers. These vehicles were equipped with tires that have the incorrect load range.
Remedy
Eclipse will notify owners, and dealers will install tires of the correct load rating, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in February 2018. Owners may contact Eclipse customer service at 1-951-684-6868.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V080000
Manufacturer Forest River, Inc.
Components ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Potential Number of Units Affected 5
Summary
Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain 2018 Georgetown recreational vehicles, models GTA36D7 and GTA34P7. These vehicles have 18 gauge wires connected to a 30 amp circuit breaker.

Remedy
Forest River will notify owners, and dealers will connect the 18 gauge wiring to an additional circuit breaker that will be installed, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 28, 2018. Owners may contact Forest River customer service at 1-574-206-7600. Forest River's number for this recall is 68-0623.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V081000
Manufacturer Forest River, Inc.
Components STRUCTURE
Potential Number of Units Affected 34
Summary
Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain 2018 Cardinal recreational trailers, models CAF3045RLLE, CAF304SR, CAF322DS and CAF392RD. These vehicles were manufactured without an emergency exit window in the rear wall of the vehicle.
Remedy
Forest River will notify owners, and dealers will install an emergency exit window, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 28, 2018. Owners may contact Forest River customer service at 1-574-206-7600. Forest River's number for this recall is 15-0626.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V091000
Manufacturer Lance Camper Manufacturing. Corp.
Components ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Potential Number of Units Affected 1,164
Summary
Lance Camper Manufacturing Corp. (Lance) is recalling certain 2018 travel trailers, models 1985, 1995, 2185, 2155, 2295, and 2375. The battery on these vehicles may move within its compartment while the vehicle is in motion, causing the door to open and allowing the battery to fall out.
Remedy
Lance will notify owners, and dealers will install a retrofit strap kit to keep the battery from moving, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin February 15, 2018. Owners may contact Lance customer service at 1-661-949-3322.

Monday, January 08, 2018

 

RV RELATED RECALLS FROM NHTSA ON JANUARY 8, 2018 FOR FLEETWOOD, HOLIDAY RAMBLER, NEWMAR,

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V802000
Manufacturer REV Recreation Group
Components EQUIPMENT, UNKNOWN OR OTHER
Potential Number of Units Affected 69
Summary
REV Recreation Group (REV) is recalling certain 2018 Fleetwood Axon, Bounder, Flair, Southwind, Pace Arrow and Pace Arrow LXE motorhomes, and 2018 Holiday Rambler Navigator, Navigator XE, Reno, Vacationer, and Vacationer XE motorhomes. The satellite dish on these vehicles may detach from the roof while driving and become a road hazard.
Remedy
REV will notify owners, and dealers will resecure the satellite dish to the roof with a metal reinforcement, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin February 9, 2018. Owners may contact REV customer service at 1-800-509-3417. REV's number for this recall is 171208REV.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V809000
Manufacturer Newmar Corporation
Components EQUIPMENT
Potential Number of Units Affected 34,699
Summary
Newmar Corporation (Newmar) is recalling various 1995-2018 motorhomes. A list of the affected vehicles available at: https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2017/RMISC-17V809-2309.pdf. These motorhomes are equipped with Kidde Plastic-Handle or Push Button 'Pindicator' Fire Extinguishers that 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. For a full list of the affected fire extinguisher models visit: https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2017/RMISC-17E062-5427.pdf
Remedy
Newmar will notify owners, and instruct them to contact Kidde for a replacement fire extinguisher, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin February 13, 2018. Owners may contact Kidde customer service toll-free at 1-855-271-0773, or online at www.kidde.com and click on "Product Safety Recall" for more information or owners may contact Newmar customer service at 1-574-773-7791. Newmar's number for this recall is 17E-062.

Thursday, December 28, 2017

 

RV RELATED RECALLS FROM NHTSA ON DECEMBER 26, 2017 FOR JAYCO, TRAVEL LITE RV, KZRV, GRAND DESIGN RV, FOREST RIVER, NEWMAR

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V746000
Manufacturer Jayco, Inc.
Components EQUIPMENT
Potential Number of Units Affected 49,563
Summary
Jayco, Inc. (Jayco) is recalling various 2002-2016 recreational vehicles equipped with Kidde Plastic-Handle or Push Button 'Pindicator' Fire Extinguishers. A list of the affected trailer models is available at: https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2017/RMISC-17V746-9524.pdf. 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. For a full list of the affected fire extinguisher models visit: https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2017/RMISC-17E062-5427.pdf
Remedy
Jayco will notify owners, instructing them to contact Kidde for a replacement fire extinguisher, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 22, 2018. Owners may contact Jayco customer service at 1-800-283-8267, or Kidde customer service toll-free at 1-855-271-0773, or online at www.kidde.com and click on "Product Safety Recall" for more information.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V779000
Manufacturer Travel Lite Rv
Components TRAILER HITCHES
Potential Number of Units Affected 163
Summary
Travel Lite RV (Travel Lite) is recalling certain 2018 Falcon recreational trailers, models F-23TH, and F-23RB. A 2" Class III hitch coupler was mistakenly installed instead of a 2 5/16" Class III hitch coupler.
Remedy
The remedy for this recall is still under development. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Travel Lite customer service at 1-574-831-3000.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V785000
Manufacturer KZRV, L.P.
Components EQUIPMENT
Potential Number of Units Affected 171
Summary
KZRV, L.P. (KZRV) is recalling certain 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.
Remedy
KZRV will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the two rivets joining the second and third step, and the four rivets on the top step, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin February 2, 2018. Owners may contact KZRV customer service at 1-800-768-4016 extension 154 or 153. Note: This recall is an expansion of KZRV recall 15V-173.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V789000
Manufacturer Grand Design RV, LLC
Components EQUIPMENT
Potential Number of Units Affected 3,969
Summary
Grand Design RV, LLC (Grand Design) is recalling certain 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.
Remedy
Grand Design will notify owners, and dealers will replace the power tongue jack, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 8, 2018. Owners may contact Grand Design customer service at 1-574-825-9679. Grand Design's number for this recall is 900012.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V790000
Manufacturer Forest River, Inc.
Components EQUIPMENT
Potential Number of Units Affected 133
Summary
Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain 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."
Remedy
Forest River will notify owners and provide corrected Federal Placards, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin February 8, 2018. Owners may contact Forest River customer service at 1-574-848-1335. Forest River's number for this recall is 05-0595.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V797000
Manufacturer Newmar Corporation
Components EXTERIOR LIGHTING
Potential Number of Units Affected 194
Summary
Newmar Corporation (Newmar) is recalling certain 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."
Remedy
Newmar will notify owners, and dealers will connect the front side marker lights to the wiring harness, and ensure the low beam lights illuminate with high beam activation, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin February 10, 2018. Owners may contact Newmar customer service at 1-800-731-8300.

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