Inadequate Safety Chains May Cause Highland Ridge Trailer Separation

Inadequate Safety Chains May Cause Highland Ridge Trailer Separation
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February 22, 2016

Highland Ridge RV has announced a recall for trailers with faulty equipment.

The RV manufacturer is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 Highlander, Mesa Ridge, Roamer, and Journeyer travel trailers. The affected vehicles are equipped with safety chains on the A-frame that are rated for 11,700 pounds instead of being rated equal to or greater than the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the travel trailer.

In the event the main trailer connection fails, the weight of the trailer can break the safety chains if the chains are not strong enough. This would allow the trailer to separate from the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.

About 240 trailers are subject to this recall.

Highland will notify owners, and dealers will replace the existing safety chains with chains that have the proper 16,200 pound rating, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.

Owners with questions about this recall can contact Highland customer service at (260) 768-7771.