Friday, November 10, 2006
FREIGHTLINER CUSTOM CHASS / X-LINE 2005-2006
Manufacturer : FREIGHTLINER LLC
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 06V423000 Mfg's Report Date : OCT 23, 2006
Component: STEERING:LINKAGES:TIE ROD ASSEMBLY
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 2000
ON CERTAIN MOTOR HOMES, THE TIE ROD SPECIFIED FOR THE AXLE ASSEMBLY IS TOO SHORT, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN INSUFFICIENT THREAD ENGAGEMENT.
THE TIE ROD ENDS MAY SEPARATE UNDER CERTAIN EXTREME CONDITIONS, RESULTING IN REDUCED STEERING CONTROL. SUCH AN EVENT MAY LEAD TO A CRASH WITHOUT PRIOR WARNING.
DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND REPLACE THE TIE ROD FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON DECEMBER 21, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT FREIGHTLINER AT 1-800-547-0712.
FREIGHTLINER RECALL NO. FL-483. CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION’S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
Wednesday, November 08, 2006
GLENDALE / TITANIUM 2006
Manufacturer : GLENDALE RECREATIONAL VEHICLES
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 06V420000 Mfg's Report Date : JUL 13, 2006
Component: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 90
ON CERTAIN TRAILERS EQUIPPED WITH DEXTER AXLES, THE DISC BRAKE CALIPER MOUNTING BOLTS MAY STRIP. INSUFFICIENT CLAMP LOAD BETWEEN CALIPER AND YOKE CAN CAUSE THE CALIPER TO DISASSEMBLE AND ADVERSELY AFFECT THE TRAILERS BRAKING SYSTEM.
LOSS OF BRAKING CAN INCREASE THE RISK OF A CRASH.
DEXTER IS HANDING THIS RECALL (PLEASE SEE 06E029) AND WILL REPLACE THE CALIPER MOUNTING HARDWARE FREE OF CHARGE. OWNERS MAY CONTACT DEXTER AT 1-800-400-2164 OR GLENDALE AT 1-519-245-1600.
CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION’S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
Tuesday, November 07, 2006
DUNCAN SYSTEMS BOUGHT BY PRIVATE EQUITY FIRM
Tuesday, November 7, 2006
HKW Capital Partners II, and members of management acquired Duncan Systems Inc., headquartered in Elkhart, Ind., on Nov. 1 from its current owners. According to a press release, Duncan is the leading aftermarket distributor of replacement windshields and side glass to the recreational vehicle and over the road truck markets and also acts as a liaison on insurance claims for damaged RV motorhome windshields
The company was founded in 1992 and Ron Dole and Ron Duncan, a 40-year veteran of the RV industry.
“Duncan is regarded as the expert in the RV glass replacement business,” said James O. Futterknecht, Jr., Partner, HKW and Chairman of Duncan.
Terry Lindberg (CEO) and Shane Duncan (President and COO) will be leading the company. Co-founder Duncan will remain an active participant as a board member.
HKW is a private equity firm founded in 1903 with offices in New York, Chicago and Indianapolis.