Tuesday

Starcraft RV is recalling several of its trailers for the Wrong Tire Size on Certification Label

SUMMARY:
Starcraft RV (Starcraft) is recalling certain model year 2014-2016 AR-ONE TT trailers and 2014-2016 Comet CT Hard Sided camping trailers, models 28V, 28P, 28R, 28S, 28V, 28W, BC, and BH, manufactured June 3, 2013, to February 6, 2015 and equipped with the Extreme Package Option. The affected trailers have Certification labels that incorrectly state a tire size of ST205/75R 14C when the actual tire size is LT235/75R 15C. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of 49 CFR Part 567, "Certification."
CONSEQUENCE:
If the operator installs the incorrect tires due to the information on the certification label, vehicle handling could be affected, increasing the risk of a crash.
REMEDY:
Starcraft will notify owners, and dealers will install a corrected label, free of charge. The recall began on July 17, 2015. Owners may contact Starcraft customer service at 1-800-945-4787. Starcraft's number for this recall is 9902240.

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Wednesday

Gulf Stream is recalling its 2015 Canyon Trail and Sedona Trailers for a Quad Entry Step Rivet Failure.

SUMMARY:
Gulf Stream Coach, Inc. (Gulf Stream) is recalling certain model year 2015 Canyon Trail and Sedona trailers manufactured April 3, 2014, to September 30, 2014. In the affected vehicles, a rivet for the quad entry steps may shear and fail, causing the steps to give when being used.
CONSEQUENCE:
If the rivet shears causing the quad step to fail, the step user may fall, increasing the risk of personal injury.
REMEDY:
Gulf Stream will notify owners, and dealers will remove the rivets and the step sections will be bolted together, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on June 30, 2015. Owners may contact Gulf Stream customer service at 1-800-289-8787. Gulf Stream's number for this recall is HS060215.

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Tuesday

Starcraft RV is recalling its travel trailers for incorrect tire size on the federal label.

SUMMARY:
Starcraft RV (Starcraft) is recalling certain model year 2016 Launch and AR-One travel trailers manufactured March 31, 2015, to April 20, 2015. The affected vehicles may be equipped with Federal Certification Labels that incorrectly list the tire size as ST205/75R14C when the actual size is LT235/75R15C. As such, these labels fail to comply with Federal Regulation Part 567.
CONSEQUENCE:
If the operator installs an incorrect tire due to the wrong label information, excessive tire wear may result and may cause instability during towing, increasing the risk of a crash.
REMEDY:
Starcraft will notify owners, and dealers will install a new corrected label, free of charge. The recall began on May 28, 2015. Owners may contact Starcraft customer service at 1-800-945-4787. Starcraft's number for this recall is 9902239.



Motor Coach Industries is recalling several of its Motor Coaches for tie rod nuts that may be incorrectly torqued.

SUMMARY:
Motor Coach Industries (MCI) is recalling certain model year 2014 J4500 and model year 2015 D4000ISTV, D4005, D4500, and D4505 motor coaches manufactured August 26, 2014, to December 3, 2014. The affected motor coaches have front and steerable tag axles whose tie rod nuts may be improperly torqued.
CONSEQUENCE:
If the tie rod nuts are not properly torqued, the tie rod may not be adequately secured, resulting in a loss of vehicle control and increasing the risk of a crash.
REMEDY:
MCI will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the tie rod nut torque, replacing the parts as necessary, free of charge. The recall began on April 15, 2015. Owners may contact MCI customer service at 1-800-241-2947.





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Sunday

Texas Flooded Rv's - Coming to an Rv Dealer Near You?

A tip from an industry source warns us that as many as 10,000 damaged Rv's and other vehicles may come out of the recent Texas floods and insurance companies may be letting wholesalers buy these vehicles so they can end up at your neighbor dealer's car lot.

Thousands of Flooded Rv's Heading to Your State?
Texas is know to have a large Rv ownership base historically and the recent floods impacted private owners and dealer lots alike. So what will happen to those flooded Rv's? You might be surprised.

Bloomberg News is reporting that about 2,500 flooded recreational vehicles, cars, trucks, travel trailer's and motorcycles have already been towed to a Copart facility in Houston, where they will be set aside to be auctioned to the highest bidder. Copart works with insurance companies to sell vehicles wholesale that have been totaled in accidents and floods.

While these totaled out flood Rv's are normally reduced to salvageable parts, some are bought by dealers who intend to resell them after cleaning them up, often moving them to another state, and then off to the local auction yard they go - where their flooded or wrecked history can often be made difficult to trace back.
Going Downstream the Hard Way

So if you are in the market to buy a recreational vehicle in the next seven to twelve months, watch out. Inspect carefully, have a local rv mechanic or rv body shop check out the vehicle before you buy it. Check the frame and basement areas carefully for any sign of water damage, such as sand or dirt or waterline markings.Look for signs of premature rust. Smell for musty odors and look for mold.

And, most important of all, ask the selling Rv dealer to guarantee that the recreational vehicle you are looking at was NOT in a flood anywhere.

And don't just take their word for it. When they say "no flood - no way" be sure to tell them that you want them to write that on the sales contract too. And if they won't do it, then watch out! Don't buy! Go somewhere else.

Don't waste your money on flooded Rv or wrecked Rv! Or a sunken travel trailer either.

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Friday

Highland Ridge RV is recalling its Open Range Mesa Ridge unitls and Roamer Travel trailers for wheels axle hubs that may break.

SUMMARY:
Highland Ridge RV (Highland) is recalling certain model year 2016 Open Range Mesa Ridge, Light, and Roamer travel trailers and fifth wheels, models 16LF, 16MF, 16RF, 16LT, 16MR, and 16RT, manufactured March 18, 2015, to April 6, 2015. In the affected trailers, the studs that are used to attach the wheels to the axle hubs may break.
CONSEQUENCE:
If the wheel studs break, the wheel could detach from the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.
REMEDY:
Highland will notify owners, and dealers will replace any affected wheel hub, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin May 29, 2015. Owners may contact Highland customer service at 1-260-768-7771. Highland's numbers for this recall are 9904237 and 9904238.


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Starcraft RV is recalling its 2016 Autumn Ridge unitls for a wheel stud that may break.

SUMMARY:
Starcraft RV (Starcraft) is recalling certain model year 2016 Autumn Ridge 284, 285, 288, 28D, and 28G trailers manufactured March 23, 2015, to April 2, 2015. In the affected trailers, the studs that are used to attach the wheels to the axle hubs may break.
CONSEQUENCE:
If the wheel studs break, the wheel could detach from the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.
REMEDY:
Starcraft will notify owners, and dealers will replace any affected wheel hub, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin May 18, 2015. Owners may contact Starcraft customer service at 1-800-945-4787. Starcraft's numbers for this recall are 9902237 and 9902238.


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Thor is recalling several of its Recreational Vehicles for may be missing the water weight carrying capability information on the Occupant and Cargo Carrying Capacity (OCCC) label.

SUMMARY:
Thor Motor Coach (TMC) is recalling certain model year 2016 Four Winds, Citation, Outlaw, Chateau, Siesta, and Freedom Elite motorhomes manufactured February 14, 2015, to April 6, 2015. The affected vehicles may be missing the water weight carrying capability information on the Occupant and Cargo Carrying Capacity (OCCC) label . As a result, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 120, "Tire Selection and Rims and Motor Home/Recreation Vehicle Trailer Load Carrying Capacity Information for Motor Vehicles with a GVWR of more than 4,536 kilograms (10,000 pounds)."
CONSEQUENCE:
If the vehicle is loaded to its weight capacity without including the weight of the water carried onboard, the motorhome may be overloaded. This can cause a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.
REMEDY:
TMC will notify owners and will provide a new OCCC label with the correct information, free of charge. The recall began on May 1, 2015. Owners may contact TMC customer service at 1-877-500-1020. TMC's number for this recall is RC000099.

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Crossroads RV is recalling severla of its units for a a slide room that may extend while vehicle is in motion.

SUMMARY:
DS Corp, doing business as Crossroads RV (Crossroads), is recalling certain model year 2016 Crossroads Sunset Trail, Cruiser Aire, Cruiser, Cameo, and ReZerve recreational trailers manufactured March 4, 2015, to March 20, 2015. In the affected vehicles, the screws that attach the expanding room to the sliding mechanism cable may fail allowing the room to extend unintentionally while the vehicle is in motion.
CONSEQUENCE:
If the room extends while vehicle is in motion, there is an increased risk of a crash.
REMEDY:
Crossroads will notify owners, and dealers will replace the slide room mechanism attaching screws, free of charge. The recall began on April 6, 2015. Owners may contact Crossroads customer service at 1-855-226-7496. Crossroads number for this recall is 36.





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Grand Design RV is recalling its 2015-2016 Relfection 5th Wheels for wheel studs may break

SUMMARY:
Grand Design RV, LLC (Grand Design) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 Reflection 303RLS, 308BHTS and 313RLTS trailers manufactured March 12, 2015, to April 6, 2015. In the affected trailers, the studs that are used to attach the wheels to the axle hubs may break.
CONSEQUENCE:
If the wheel studs break, the wheel could detach from the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.
REMEDY:
Grand Design has notified owners, and dealers will replace any affected wheel hub, free of charge. The recall began on April 14, 2015. Owners may contact Grand Design customer service at 1-574-825-9679. Grand Design's number for this recall is 910003.



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Winnebago recalls several units for abutting wedge that was incorrectly installed.

SUMMARY:
Winnebago Industries, Inc. (Winnebago) is recalling certain model year 2015 Winnebago ERA, View, and Itasca Navion vehicles manufactured September 11, 2014, to February 27, 2015 and built on a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Chassis. In the affected vehicles, the abutting wedge, a component attached to the door jam to make opening the door easier after a severe frontal impact, may have been installed incorrectly.
CONSEQUENCE:
If a vehicle that has an incorrectly installed abutting wedge is involved in a severe frontal accident, a greater force may be necessary to open the doors, increasing the risk of injury.
REMEDY:
Mercedes-Benz notify owners, and their dealers will check the installation of the abutting wedge, correcting it as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in March 2015. Owners may contact Mercedes-Benz Sprinter customer service at 1-877-762-8267.

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Tuesday

Cruiser RV is recalling is 2016 Stryker Toy and Stryker Toy Haulers for an opening slide floor that may expose owners to fumes.

SUMMARY:
Cruiser RV (Cruiser) is recalling certain model year 2016 Stryker Toy and Stryker Toy Hauler trailers manufactured July 21, 2014, to January 9, 2015, and equipped with an optional slide floor. In the affected trailers, the slide floor can be flipped up to access the storage space underneath. If the floor is flipped up while the trailer is stationary, the trailer occupants may be exposed to exhaust fumes from the generator or fumes from the exterior fueling station.
CONSEQUENCE:
If the optional slide floor is opened and the occupants are exposed to fumes, there is an increased risk of injury.
REMEDY:
Cruiser will notify owners, and dealers will secure the slide floor so that it cannot be opened, completely sealing it from the occupant space, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 16, 2015. Owners may contact Cruiser customer service at 1-866-277-5630.

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Keystone RV is recalling its 2013-2015 Montana Fifth Wheels for a quad entry step failure.

SUMMARY:
Keystone RV Company (Keystone) is recalling certain model year 2013-2015 Montana vehicles manufactured November 1, 2012, to May 22, 2014, and 2014-2015 Raptor vehicles manufactured February 3, 2014, to January 15, 2015. In the affected vehicles, a rivet for the quad entry steps may shear and fail, causing the steps to give when being used.
CONSEQUENCE:
If the rivet shears causing the quad step to fail, the step user may fall, increasing the risk of personal injury.
REMEDY:
The remedy for this recall is still under development. The recall is expected to begin March 16, 2015. Owners may contact Keystone customer service at 1-866-425-4369. Keystone's number for this recall is 15-224.


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Jayco is recalling is 2015 Jayco Eagle 30.5 BHLT Fifth Wheel for Incorrect Tire Information on Label.

SUMMARY:
Jayco, Inc. (Jayco) is recalling certain model year 2015 Eagle 30.5 BHLT fifth wheel trailers manufactured March 13, 2014, to August 1, 2014. The affected trailers have incorrect tire size information on the tire label. As such, these trailers fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 110, "Tire Selection and Rims and Motor Home/Recreation Vehicle Trailer Load Carrying Capacity Information for Motor Vehicles with a GVWR of 4,536 kilograms (10,000 pounds) or less."
CONSEQUENCE:
If the trailer tires are replaced with the ones listed incorrectly on the label, the trailer may be overloaded, resulting in poor handling or tire failure. Either of these conditions may increase the risk of a crash.
REMEDY:
Jayco will notify owners, send them new labels with the corrected information, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in late-January 2015. Owners may contact Jayco customer service at 1-800-283-8267. Jayco's number for this recall is 9901227.

Monday

Winnebago is recalling its Winnebago Minni 2201DS and 2450BHS travle trailers for an axle that may contact liquid propane pipe fitting resulting in the fitting cracking or breaking.

SUMMARY:
Winnebago Towable is recalling certain model year 2013-2015 Winnebago Minnie 2201DS and 2450BHS travel trailers manufactured May 7, 2012, to November 13, 2014, and 2013-2015 Sunnybrook Remington 2200DS and 2451BHS travel trailers manufactured May 7, 2013, to November 13, 2014. The axle may contact the black liquid propane pipe fitting, resulting in the fitting cracking or breaking.
CONSEQUENCE:
If the propane pipe fitting cracks or breaks, propane may leak, increasing the risk of a fire.
REMEDY:
Winnebago Towable will notify owners. The remedy for this recall is still under development. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Winnebago Towable customer service at 1-574-825-5250.



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Entegra Coach is recalling its 2015 Aspire Motorhomes for Screws in the Awning Lateral Arm Brackets that may Fail.

SUMMARY:
Entegra Coach (Entegra) is recalling certain model year 2015 Aspire motorhomes manufactured July 14, 2014, to October 29, 2014, and equipped with certain Latitude awnings manufactured by Carefree of Colorado. The affected awnings may have screws that attach the lateral arm brackets to the mounting brackets that were not manufactured to specification.
CONSEQUENCE:
The screws could fail, causing the supporting bracket to fail, and the awning to fall and potentially strike and injure a person beneath it.
REMEDY:
Entegra will notify owners, and dealers will remove and replace the defective screws, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Entegra customer service at 1-800-945-4787.

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Winnebago is recalling several of its Motorhomes for its TPMS systems that may not locate sensors while the vehicle is being driven.

SUMMARY:
Winnebago Industries, Inc. (Winnebago) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Winnebago Trend, Travato, and Itasca Viva motorhomes manufactured November 13, 2013, to December 23, 2014. In the affected vehicles, the Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) may fail to learn the locations of the individual sensors while the vehicle is being driven. As a result, the low tire pressure warning light will illuminate, despite the the tire pressures being within specification. Should one of the tires lose air pressure, the driver would not be notified of the change in air pressure. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 138, "Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems."
CONSEQUENCE:
If the TPMS light illuminates because the sensors cannot be located, it could mask an actual low tire pressure condition, possibly resulting in tire failure, increasing the risk of a crash.
REMEDY:
Winnebago will have Chrysler notify owners, and dealers will update the TPMS module software, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Winnebago customer service at 1-800-537-1885. Winnebago's number for this recall is P62.





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Thursday

Thor recalls its several of its motorhomes for screws for the awning lateral arm brackets that may fail.

SUMMARY:
Thor Motor Coach (TMC) is recalling certain model year 2015 Challenger, Four Winds 5000, Hurricane, Miramar, Chateau Citation, Chateau, Windsport, and Palazzo motorhomes manufactured April 24, 2014, to December 11, 2014, and equipped with certain Latitude awnings manufactured by Carefree of Colorado. The affected awnings may have screws that attach the lateral arm brackets to the mounting brackets that were not manufactured to specification.
CONSEQUENCE:
The screws could fail, causing the supporting bracket to fail, and the awning to fall and potentially strike and injure a person beneath it.
REMEDY:
TMC will notify owners, and dealers will remove and replace the defective screws, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 26, 2015. Owners may contact TMC customer service at 1-877-500-1020. TMC's number for this recall is RC000097.


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Lance Camper Manufacturing is recalling 2015 Slide in Campers and Travel Trailers due to awning mounting brackets may crack.

SUMMARY:
Lance Camper Manufacturing Corp. (Lance) is recalling certain model year 2015 Slide-In Campers and Travel Trailers manufactured August 1, 2014, to October 27, 2014, and equipped with certain Latitude awnings manufactured by Carefree of Colorado. The mounting brackets of the affected awnings may crack, and the awnings may fall.
CONSEQUENCE:
If an awning falls, there is an increased risk of injury to anyone under the awning.
REMEDY:
Lance will notify owners, and dealers will remove and replace all the mounting brackets, free of charge. The began November 26, 2014. Owners may contact Lance customer service at 1-661-949-3322.

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Motor Coach Industries is recalling its 2013-2015 MCI J4500 motorcoaches for a front brake hose that may rub on tire.

SUMMARY:
Motor Coach Industries (MCI) is recalling certain model year 2013-2015 MCI J4500 motorcoaches manufactured December 23, 2013, to December 19, 2014 and equipped with ZF axles and independent front suspension. The routing and clamping of the steering axle brake hose to the steering axle brake chamber may allow the brake hose to rub the front tire.
CONSEQUENCE:
The rubbing may wear a hole into the brake hose resulting in a loss of air pressure in the front brake chamber, reducing brake performance and increasing the risk of a crash.
REMEDY:
MCI will notify owners. The remedy for this recall is still under development. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact MCI customer service at 1-800-241-2947.



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