Manufacturers are rejoicing. This month's recall list is comparatively short with only four RV recalls to report from the national list.
Airstream is recalling certain model year 2006-2009 Airstream Classic recreational vehicles manufactured between May 2005 and April 2009. The brake hose may flex near the fitting on the brake assembly and lead to hose fatigue. Also, during suspension travel, the brake hose may rub on the underside of the trailer. As a result of flexing or rubbing, the brake hose may fail causing a loss of brake pressure, reducing braking performance. The loss of braking ability could result in a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash. Airstream will notify owners, and dealers will replace and reroute the brake lines, free of charge. The recall began on November 19, 2012. Owners may contact Airstream at 1-937-538-1268.
Fleetwood RV is recalling certain model year 2010 and 2011 Encounter vehicles manufactured from November 19, 2009, through May 13, 2010; 2011-2013 Storm vehicles manufactured from May 21, 2010, through September 18, 2012; and 2012 Terra vehicles manufactured from April 26, 2011, through March 13, 2012. The entry step to the motorhome lacks sufficient support and may become damaged by repeated use. The step may collapse during use potentially causing personal injury. Fleetwood RV will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and, as necessary, reinforce the step structural support. The safety recall is expected to begin during December 2012. Owners may contact Fleetwood RV Owner Relations at 1-800-509-3418. Fleetwood RV's safety recall number is 121025FRV.
Starcraft is recalling certain model year 2013 Autumn Ridge AR-One travel trailers manufactured from September 6, 2012, through October 17, 2012. These travel trailers have wire connections in the electrical box that may prevent the wires from being tightened properly. Loose electrical wiring connections could cause excessive heat which could lead to fire, injury, or death. Starcraft will notify owners, and dealers will relocate specific wires in the electrical box to allow the wires to be sufficiently tightened at their connections. Owners may contact Starcraft at 1-800-945-4787.
Forest River is recalling certain model 2011 and 2012 trailers manufactured from August 11, 2011, through April 11, 2012, equipped with Carlisle Toy Hauler series trailer wheels. These wheels were manufactured with machine dimensions for the application of a center cap and the application of steel lug inserts that were not controlled to the required specifications. As a result, the wheel may not be tightened to the proper torque during the mounting process. If the wheels are not tightened to the proper torque, the wheels could loosen, leading to wheel separation, possibly resulting in a vehicle crash. A detached wheel also becomes a road hazard. Forest River will notify owners, and dealers will replace the wheels free of charge. The recall is expected to begin during December 2012. Owners may contact Forest River at 1-574-389-4600.
And the monthly fine print: Please note, this is an extract of the official government recall list including items that we feel are of direct interest to the RVing community. There may be other equipment or vehicles on the list not included here.