Heartland Recreational Vehicles is recalling 2,045 model year 2015-2016 Cyclone travel trailers manufactured July 6, 2014, to September 29, 2015, and 2015-2016 Road Warrior and 2016 Torque trailers manufactured July 18, 2014, to September 30, 2015. The affected trailers are equipped with aluminum black ladders manufactured by Christianson Industries that have retractable hinges, each with a welded ‘top hat’ that can separate from the hinge.
If the hinges separate from the ladder while in use, the ladder may fall from the vehicle, increasing the risk of injury.
Heartland will notify owners, and dealers will install hinge braces over the back of the existing hinges, free of charge. The recall was expected to begin November 28, 2016. Owners may contact Heartland customer service at 1-877-262-8032. Heartland’s number for this recall is 99-01-28.