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September 29, 2008
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RVSquared is recalling model year 2003-2007 Protege 26BH travel trailers equipped
with a two-door refrigerator manufactured by the Dometic Corporation.
The
refrigerator may have a defect in the boiler tube. Pressurized coolant solution could be
released into an area where an ignition source (gas flame) is present. Release of coolant
under certain conditions could ignite and result in a fire. RVSquared is working with
Dometic in order to repair these refrigerators (please see 08E032). Dometic will repair
these refrigerators by installing a secondary burn housing, a thermal fuse, and a melt fuse
free of charge. Dometic has retained Stericycle Inc. to manage this campaign. Stericycle
will assist the owner in locating dealerships or service centers and will provide
assistance with scheduling of appointments. Owners may contact Dometic/Stericycle at
1-888-446-5157 or RVSquared at 1-574-457-9341. This recall was the subject of an Equipment
Query, EQ08-010, conducted by the Office of Defects Investigation. 08V-375
Dream Shak is recalling 9 model year 2007-2008 Namakan 202 and 203 travel trailers
equipped with a two-door refrigerator manufactured by the Dometic Corporation.
The
refrigerator may have a defect in the boiler tube. Pressurized coolant solution could be
released into an area where an ignition source (gas flame) is present. Release of coolant
under certain conditions could ignite and result in a fire. Dream Shak is working with
Dometic in order to repair these refrigerators (please see 08E032). Dometic will repair
these refrigerators by installing a secondary burn housing, a thermal fuse, and a melt fuse
free of charge. Dometic has retained Stericycle Inc. to manage this campaign. Stericycle
will assist the owner in locating dealerships or service centers and will provide
assistance with scheduling of appointments. Owners may contact Dometic/Stericycle at
1-888-446-5157 or Dream Shak at 1-612-819-9139. This recall was the subject of an Equipment
Query, EQ08-010, conducted by the Office of Defects Investigation. 08V-376
Frontier RV is recalling 361 model year 2003-2006 Explorer, Ranger, and Aspen
fifth-wheel and travel trailers equipped with a two-door refrigerator manufactured by the
Dometic Corporation.
The refrigerator may have a defect in the boiler tube.
Pressurized coolant solution could be released into an area where an ignition source (gas
flame) is present. Release of coolant under certain conditions could ignite and result in a
fire. Frontier RV is working with Dometic in order to repair these refrigerators (please
see 08E032). Dometic will repair these refrigerators by installing a secondary burn
housing, a thermal fuse, and a melt fuse free of charge. Dometic has retained Stericycle
Inc. to manage this campaign. Stericycle will assist the owner in locating dealerships or
service centers and will provide assistance with scheduling of appointments. Owners may
contact Dometic/Stericycle at 1-888-446-5157 or Frontier RV at 1-903-247-9400. This recall
was the subject of an Equipment Query, EQ08-010, conducted by the Office of Defects
Investigation. 08V-377 Frontier RV of GA is recalling 66 model year
2003-2007 Explorer travel trailers equipped with a two-door refrigerator manufactured by
the Dometic Corporation.
The refrigerator may have a defect in the boiler tube.
Pressurized coolant solution could be released into an area where an ignition source (gas
flame) is present. Release of coolant under certain conditions could ignite and result in a
fire. Frontier RV of GA is working with Dometic in order to repair these refrigerators
(please see 08E032). Dometic will repair these refrigerators by installing a secondary burn
housing, a thermal fuse, and a melt fuse free of charge. Dometic has retained Stericycle
Inc. to manage this campaign. Stericycle will assist the owner in locating dealerships or
service centers and will provide assistance with scheduling of appointments. Owners may
contact Dometic/Stericycle at 1-888-446-5157 or Frontier RV of GA at 1-903-247-9400. This
recall was the subject of an Equipment Query, EQ08-010, conducted by the Office of Defects
Investigation. 08V-378 Heartland RV is recalling 6,002 model year
2005-2008 Big Country, Landmark, Bighorn, Cyclone, Razor, Sundance, and Trail Runner fifth
wheel and travel trailers equipped with a two-door refrigerator manufactured by the Dometic
Corporation.
The refrigerator may have a defect in the boiler tube. Pressurized
coolant solution could be released into an area where an ignition source (gas flame) is
present. Release of coolant under certain conditions could ignite and result in a fire.
Heartland RV is working with Dometic in order to repair these refrigerators (please see
08E032). Dometic will repair these refrigerators by installing a secondary burn housing, a
thermal fuse, and a melt fuse free of charge. Dometic has retained Stericycle Inc. to
manage this campaign. Stericycle will assist the owner in locating dealerships or service
centers and will provide assistance with scheduling of appointments. Owners may contact
Dometic/Stericycle at 1-888-446-5157 or Heartland RV at 1-574-262-8030. This recall was the
subject of an Equipment Query, EQ08-010, conducted by the Office of Defects Investigation.
08V-380 Starcraft RV is recalling certain model year 2004-2007 Antigua,
Aruba, Aruba FW, Homestead, Homestead FW, Homestead Settler, Travel Star, model year 2005
Aruba Tahiti, Aruba Tahiti FW, Ambient, Homestead Rancher, Homestead Rancher FW, model year
2006 Antigua XLT, TravelStar XLT, model year 2006-2007 Starcraft, and model year 2007
Starstream and NXP motor homes, fifth-wheel and travel trailers equipped with a two-door
refrigerator manufactured by the Dometic Corporation.
The refrigerator may have a
defect in the boiler tube. Pressurized coolant solution could be released into an area
where an ignition source (gas flame) is present. Release of coolant under certain
conditions could ignite and result in a fire. Starcraft RV is working with Dometic in order
to repair these refrigerators (please see 08E032). Dometic will repair these refrigerators
by installing a secondary burn housing, a thermal fuse, and a melt fuse free of charge.
Dometic has retained Stericycle Inc. to manage this campaign. Stericycle will assist the
owner in locating dealerships or service centers and will provide assistance with
scheduling of appointments. Owners may contact Dometic/Stericycle at 1-888-446-5157 or
Starcraft RV at 1-260-593-2550. This recall was the subject of an Equipment Query,
EQ08-010, conducted by the Office of Defects Investigation. 08V-381
Skyline is recalling 22,372 model year 2004-2007 Alliance, Aljo, Celebrity,
Century, Freestyle, Layton, Rampage, Sea View, Trailrider, and Weekender fifth wheel and
travel trailers equipped with a two-door refrigerator manufactured by the Dometic
Corporation.
The refrigerator may have a defect in the boiler tube. Pressurized
coolant solution could be released into an area where an ignition source (gas flame) is
present. Release of coolant under certain conditions could ignite and result in a fire.
Skyline is working with Dometic in order to repair these refrigerators (please see 08E032).
Dometic will repair these refrigerators by installing a secondary burn housing, a thermal
fuse, and a melt fuse free of charge. Dometic has retained Stericycle Inc. to manage this
campaign. Stericycle will assist the owner in locating dealerships or service centers and
will provide assistance with scheduling of appointments. Owners may contact
Dometic/Stericycle at 1-888-446-5157 or Skyline at 1-574-294-6521.This recall was the
subject of an Equipment Query, EQ08-010, conducted by the Office of Defects Investigation.
08V-394 Skyline is recalling 83 model year 2007-2008 Freestyle, Rampage,
and Trailrider Model 281 recreational vehicles.
These vehicles may have had the
axle attaching bolts, which attach the axles to the chassis, improperly installed. The
clearance between the tires and these attaching bolts on this model require that the head
of the attaching bolt be installed on the tire side of the axle hangers and/or shackles.
Drivers may experience tire damage and can cause or contribute to premature tire failure
that could result in a loss of control of the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.
Dealers will inspect the axle attaching bolts for correct installation and the back side of
the tires for damage from improperly installed axle bolts. Dealers will remove and
reinstall the axle mounting bolts with the correct orientation and replace damaged tires
free of charge. The recall is expected to begin during September 2008. Owners may contact
Skyline at 1-800-733-4250. 08V-399 Sun Valley is recalling certain model
year 2003-2006 Road Runner and X-treme fifth wheel and travel trailers equipped with a
two-door refrigerator manufactured by the Dometic Corporation.
The refrigerator
may have a defect in the boiler tube. Pressurized coolant solution could be released into
an area where an ignition source (gas flame) is present. Release of coolant under certain
conditions could ignite and result in a fire. Sun Valley is working with Dometic in order
to repair these refrigerators (please see 08E032). Dometic will repair these refrigerators
by installing a secondary burn housing, a thermal fuse, and a melt fuse free of charge.
Dometic has retained Stericycle Inc. to manage this campaign. Stericycle will assist the
owner in locating dealerships or service centers and will provide assistance with
scheduling of appointments. Owners may contact Dometic/Stericycle at 1-888-446-5157 or Sun
Valley at 1-800-327-7684. This recall was the subject of an Equipment Query, EQ08-010,
conducted by the Office of Defects Investigation. 08V-400 Jayco is
recalling 222 model year 2009 Eagle SL travel trailers.
The upper rear plastic cap
can become detached from the rear wall due to improper cleaning of mating surface to allow
proper adhesion. If this condition is not addressed, it may result in a crash, injury or
death. Dealers will remove the upper rear plastic cap to install backers, new adhesive
tape, add screws, and prepare the surface for proper adhesion. The recall is expected to
begin during September 2008. Owners may contact Jayco at 1-800-283-8267. 08V-402
Jayco is recalling 265 model year 2007-2008 Jay Feather EXP travel
trailers.
A P-clamp was not installed during production that was intended to
prevent the rubber liquid propane (LP) line from contacting the slide-out mechanism. If the
P-clamp was not installed, the LP line could chafe, which could result in a fire, injury,
or death. Dealers will inspect the P-clamp installation, add the P-clamp if it is missing,
and replace any chafed rubber LP lines, rerouting them correctly, if necessary. The recall
is expected to begin during September 2008. Owners may contact Jayco at 1-574-825-0608.
08V-407 Peterson is recalling 5 model year 2001 Classic and model year
2001-2002 Excel Limited Edition fifth wheel travel trailers equipped with Norcold
refrigerators.
A fatigue failure in the section of the cooling unit which contains
the refrigerant could allow the liquid solution to slowly leak. Extended operation of a
leaking cooling unit could lead to a fire from gas which might escape. Peterson is working
with Norcold to repair these refrigerators (please see 08E030). Norcold will provide
thermal switch kits to owners along with the necessary forms and instructions. Owners may
contact Norcold at 1-800-767- 9101 or Peterson at 1-785-282-6825. This recall was the
subject of an Equipment Query, EQ08-009, conducted by the Office of Defects Investigation.
08V-415 Sunray RV is recalling 1,269 model year 2004-2006 Models 14FRB,
19FRB, 22RKS, 23TH, 24BH, 25RLS, 26FBR, 27 SQ, 28BH, 29RKDS, 20SBH, 31SDBH, 32DS, and 32RTH
travel trailers equipped with a two-door refrigerator manufactured by the Dometic
Corporation.
The refrigerator may have a defect in the boiler tube. Pressurized
coolant solution could be released into an area where an ignition source (gas flame) is
present. Release of coolant under certain conditions could ignite and result in a fire.
Sunray will be working with Dometic in order to repair these refrigerators (please see
08E032). Dometic will repair these refrigerators by installing a secondary burn housing, a
thermal fuse, and a melt fuse free of charge. Dometic has retained Stericycle Inc. to
manage this campaign. Stericycle will assist the owner in locating dealerships or service
centers and will provide assistance with scheduling of appointments. Owners may contact
Dometic/Stericycle at 1-888-446-5157 or Sunray RV at 1-423-626-7243. This recall was the
subject of an Equipment Query, EQ08-010, conducted by the Office of Defects Investigation.
08V-423 Teton Homes is recalling 123 model year 2003-2007 Experience,
Royal, and model year 2003-2005 Grand fifth wheel trailers equipped with a two-door
refrigerator manufactured by the Dometic Corporation.
The refrigerator may have a
defect in the boiler tube. Pressurized coolant solution could be released into an area
where an ignition source (gas flame) is present. Release of coolant under certain
conditions could ignite and result in a fire. Teton Homes will be working with Dometic in
order to repair these refrigerators (please see 08E032). Dometic will repair these
refrigerators by installing a secondary burn housing, a thermal fuse, and a melt fuse free
of charge. Dometic has retained Stericycle Inc. to manage this campaign. Stericycle will
assist the owner in locating dealerships or service centers and will provide assistance
with scheduling of appointments. Owners may contact Dometic/Stericycle at 1-888-446-5157 or
Teton Homes at 1-307-235-1525. This recall was the subject of an Equipment Query, EQ08-010,
conducted by the Office of Defects Investigation. 08V-424 Eclipse is
recalling 51 model year 2009 Milan T25RKS and T28RLS travel trailers.
The static
clearance, the distance from the top of the tire to the bottom of the floor, is not
adequate which can cause underbelly plastic wear. Dealers will replace the center equalizer
which will add an additional l 1/4″ of clearance. The recall began on July 16, 2008. Owners
may contact Eclipse at 1-951-684-6868. 08V-425

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