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Recent Motorhome Recalls

Originally Published in MotorHome Magazine

Kustom Fit, a Division of Villa Furniture Mfg. Co. Inc. is
recalling certain driver and passenger seats, Part No. 5564, sold and
installed as original equipment for Rexhall motorhomes. The seat’s slide
tracks fail to conform to the static pull test of Federal Motor Vehicle
Safety Standard Nos. 207, “Seating Systems,” and 210, “Seat Belt
Assembly Anchorages.” In the event of a crash, the seat’s slide tracks
can separate, possibly resulting in injury. Kustom Fit is working with
Rexhall to notify owners and the motorhomes will be repaired free of
charge. Repairs will be performed by authorized dealers. The safety
recall is expected to begin during June 2010.

Owners may contact Kustom Fit at 1-323-564-4481.

Newell is recall certain model year 2010-2011 motor
coaches manufactured from March 12, 2009, through March 29, 2010. The
entry door may suddenly open due to a wiring short. If this occurred
during travel it could cause driver distraction, and/or allowing someone
who is not seated to fall out of the coach causing injury or death.
Dealers will add a safety interlock system that removes all electrical
power to the door when the parking brake is released. This service will
be performed free of charge. The safety recall began on May 19, 2010.

Owners may contact Newell at 1-888-963-9355.

Fleetwood RV is recalling certain model year 2009
Jamboree Sport and Model Year 2010 Jamboree, Jamboree Sport, Tioga and
Tioga Ranger model 31N and Encounter model 32H Class A & C
motorhomes manufactured from April 23, 2009, through March 17, 2010. The
LP-gas supply lines for the water heater and furnace that are routed
through a hole in the floor may become damaged by sharp edges if
unprotected. The damage LPG supply lines may result in a propane gas
leak and could result in a fire. Dealers will inspect the LP-gas supply
lines, and install wire looms and secure the supply lines as necessary
free of charge. The safety recall began on May 31, 2010.

Owners may contact Fleetwood at 1-800-509-3418.

Fleetwood RV is recalling certain model year 2010
Discovery model 40G and 40X Class A motorhomes manufactured from
November 25, 2009, through January 8, 2010 for failing to comply with
the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 210, “Seat
Belt Assembly Achorages.” The seat belts located on the sofa bed may
not be adequately mounted for effective occupant restraint. Lack of
adequate seat belt protection increases the risk of personal injury in
the event of a crash. Dealers will inspect the sofa bed seat belt
mountings and if necessary reinstall them to a floor-mounted location.
This service will be performed free of charge. The safety recall began
on May 31, 2010.

Owners may contact Fleetwood RV at 1-800-509-3418.

Newmar is recalling certain model year 2010-2011
motorhomes manufactured from October 13, 2009, through April 12, 2010.
These motorhomes may contain a defective crimp connection in the
auxiliary battery cable assembly. The defective connection may result in
an inadequate electrical connection or disengagement of the cable.
Resultant electrical arcing and overheating may generate sufficient heat
for ignition of surrounding materials. Failure of the connection may
result in a vehicle fire. The manufacturer has not yet provided a remedy
or an owner notification schedule for this campaign.

Owners may contact Newmar at 1-574-773-7791.

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