More RVs Recalled for Defective Screws, Expanding Room Could Extend in Motion

More RVs Recalled for Defective Screws, Expanding Room Could Extend in Motion
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April 24, 2015

Additional recreational vehicles are being recalled for an issue that could cause the expanding room to extend while the vehicle is in motion.

Earlier this month, Highland Ridge RV recalled a number of its travel and fifth wheel trailers for the same problem.

On the affected RVs, the screws that attach the expanding room to the sliding mechanism cable may fail, allowing the room to extend unintentionally. If the room extends while the vehicle is moving, there is an increased risk of a crash.

Affected vehicles include:

Forest River – certain model year 2015 Georgetown GT335, FR3 FR30, Pursuit 31BD, and 29SB, and model year 2016 Cardinal CAF3825FL, and Tracer TRT270AIR and TRT3200BHT fifth wheel and travel trailers.

Heartland RV – certain model year 2016 Big Country, Bighorn, Cyclone, Edge, Elkridge, North Trail, Prowler, Road Warrior, Sundance XLT, Torque, Wilderness, and model year 2015-2016 Landmark 365 fifth wheel and travel trailers.

Both companies will notify owners of the affected vehicles, and local dealers will replace the defective slide room mechanism cable attaching screws. This repair service will be performed free of charge.

For additional information on this recall, contact Forest River customer service at (574) 642-0437 or Heartland customer service at (877) 262-8032.

Forest River's reference number for this recall is 51-0331201501, Heartland's is 99-01-21.