Tuesday, December 16, 2014
RV RELATED NHTSA RECALLS FOR NOVEMBER AND BEGINNING OF DECEMBER 2014
SUMMARY:Newmar Corporation (Newmar) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Essex motorhomes manufactured February 15, 2013, to June 4, 2014, and built on Freightliner chassis. In the affected vehicles, the rear axle jack mounting bracket may be attached too close to the rear suspension air bag.
CONSEQUENCE:The rear axle mounting bracket may rub against the suspension air bag resulting in the air bag leaking air and a suspension collapse, increasing the risk of a crash.
REMEDY:Newmar has notified owners, and dealers will provide a clearance gap between the bracket and air bag, free of charge. The recall began in November 2014. Owners may contact Newmar customer service at 1-800-731-8300
SUMMARY:Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Salem and Wildwood T174BH recreational vehicles manufactured September 18, 2013, to August 29, 2014. The affected vehicles may have an incorrect Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) on the certification and tire information labels. As such, the vehicles do not conform to Part 567, "Certification."
CONSEQUENCE:If the trailer is loaded to the specifications listed on the label, tire failure may result, increasing the risk of a crash.
REMEDY:Forest River will notify owners, and will provide corrected labels to the owners, free of charge. The recall began on November 11, 2014. Owners may contact Forest River customer service at 1-800-353-7383. Forest River's number for this recall is 2014-PLT6.
SUMMARY:Keystone RV Company (Keystone) is recalling certain model year 2015 Dutchmen Rubicon trailers manufactured August 22, 2014, to September 17, 2014. The affected vehicles may have been assembled with the clamp installed incorrectly on the fuel line at the generator fuel filter and the fuel tank. As a result, the fuel line may disconnect.
CONSEQUENCE:If the fuel line at the generator fuel filter and fuel tank disconnects, fuel may leak, increasing the risk of a fire.
REMEDY:Keystone has notified owners, and dealers will inspect the fuel line clamp on the generator and the fuel tank and reposition it, as necessary, free of charge. The recall began on October 17, 2014. Owners may contact Keystone customer service at 1-866-425-4369. Keystone's number for this recall is 14-218.
SUMMARY:Keystone RV Company (Keystone) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Dutchmen Aerolite, and Dutchmen Denali travel trailers manufactured December 2, 2013, to September 11, 2014. The affected trailers may have been produced with a 12V breaker that is located near the battery, but may not have been connected to the protected terminal breaker.
CONSEQUENCE:Should the 12V breaker experience an electrical short, a vehicle fire could occur.
REMEDY:Keystone will notify owners, and dealers will verify the wiring to the breakers is connected to the protected terminal and/or remedy the connection, free of charge. The recall began November 5, 2014. Owners may contact Keystone customer service at 1-219-642-4590. Keystone's number for this recall is 14-217.
FOREST RIVER ACQUIRES FORMER SKYLINE RV FACILITY IN HEMET, CALIFORNIA
Forest River Inc. has acquired the former Skyline RV facility in Hemet, Calif., according to a report by the Banning-Beaumont Patch.
Forest River expects to begin producing recreational vehicle trailers in early 2015 at the new Hemet manufacturing plant. The facility, located on 18 acres, will serve as Forest River’s 67th national assembly plant and is expected to employ 200-300 people at full production.
General Manager Ty Miller, who will be managing the new Hemet facility, noted, “Forest River is looking forward to expanding our operations and returning manufacturing jobs to Hemet. The large Hemet facility will allow us to grow as we expand our business over the years. We look forward to working with the city and the community to bring new jobs to Hemet and to be active members of the community.”
Forest River is currently beginning tenant improvements at the Hemet plant and will gear up for manufacturing and production operations over the coming months. Forest River will initially start up with employees from their other nearby southern California location and 150 new hires.