RV and RV-related recalls for August 2018

Here is our monthly summary of RV recalls for August 2018 and related equipment we feel are of interest to our readers. This information has been gleaned from the U.S. National Highway Transportation Safety Administration. This is NOT a complete list of all vehicles and related equipment recalled. Keep rodents out of your RV! The positive reviews on this make…

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Newmar recalls motorhomes for loose bolts issue

Newmar Corporation is recalling certain 2017-2019 Newmar Ventana LE and Ventana motorhomes, 2018 Mountain Aire and Essex motorhomes, and 2017-2018 London Aire motorhomes. The brake caliper mounting bolts on the vehicles may be insufficiently tightened, allowing the bolts to loosen. If the brake caliper mounting bolts loosen, braking performance many be reduced, increasing the risk of a crash Newmar will…

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Heartland recalling trailers: wrong tires installed

Heartland Recreational Vehicles is recalling certain 2018 Heartland Sundance XLT TT travel trailers. The vehicles may have been incorrectly equipped with Load Range C tires instead of Load Range D tires. Overloading the tires may result in tire failure, increasing the risk of a crash. Heartland will notify owners, and dealers will replace the tires with ones of the correct…

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Forest River recalls trailers: Propane tank could detach

Forest River, Inc. is recalling certain 2019 Forest River Cherokee Wolf Pup travel trailers, models CKTR15SW-D, CKTR16BHS-D, CKTR16FQ-D, CKTR18RJB-D and CKTR18TO-D. These trailers have single propane bottle brackets with two mounting legs that may break at the mounting point. If the LP bottle ring bracket breaks, the propane cylinder may detach from the vehicle, increasing the risk of injury or…

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Keystone RV recall: Propane tank could fall off trailers

Keystone RV is recalling certain 2019 Keystone Summerland travel trailers, models 1800BH, 1760BH, and 1750RD. These trailers have single propane bottle brackets with two mounting legs that may break at the mounting point. If the LP bottle ring bracket breaks, the propane cylinder may detach from the vehicle, increasing the risk of injury or crash. Keystone will notify owners, and…

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Thor recalls motorhomes for missing reflectors

Thor Motor Coach is recalling certain 2018-2019 Thor Outlaw motorhomes, model 29J. The RVs were manufactured without the rear reflex reflectors, which can make the vehicle less visible to other drivers. 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.” Missing rear reflex reflectors…

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Forest River recalls some fifth wheels: wrong weight placard

Forest River is recalling certain 2019 Prime Time Crusader fifth-wheel trailers, model CSF315RST. The Federal Placard on these vehicles indicate that the axles have a weight capacity of 6,000 pounds when their actual capacity is 5,100 pounds. The incorrect Federal Placard may result in the axles being overloaded, causing a loss of control, and increasing the risk of a crash.…

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Keystone recalls trailers to replace incorrect safety chains

Keystone RV is recalling certain 2018-2019 Dutchmen Aerolite trailers. The trailer has a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) of 9,680 pounds, however, the safety chains are rated at 7,600 pounds. The lower-rated safety chains may fail if the trailer detaches from the tow vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash. Keystone will notify owners, and dealers will replace the 7,600-pound-rated…

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Keystone recalls trailers: Wrong rim size designation

Keystone RV is recalling certain 2018-2019 Dutchmen Aerolite travel trailers, models 2133RB and 2423BH. The Federal Certification Label incorrectly indicates a rim size of 14X5.5J when the correct rim size is 14X5J. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of 49 CFR Part 567, “Certification” and can create a safety risk. The incorrect rim designation on the…

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KZRV recalls trailer: Propane gas may leak from outdoor cooktop

KZRV is recalling 500 model year 2018-2019 KZRV Sportsmen travel trailers. Propane gas may leak at the back of the outside kitchen cooktop. A gas leak at the outside kitchen cooktop can increase the risk of a fire. The remedy for this recall is still under development. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact KZRV…

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