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Forest River recalls six RVs to fix vehicle classification

Forest River recalls six RVs to fix vehicle classification

WASHINGTON — Forest River is recalling six 2017 XLR fifth wheel recreation vehicles which have a federal placard that identifies the vehicle as a “travel trailer” when the placard should state “fifth wheel,” the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported.

Also, the VIN does not correspond to the type of vehicle. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of 49 CFR Part 567, “Certification.”

With the incorrect information, the operator may attempt to tow the vehicle incorrectly, increasing the risk of a crash, NHTSA warned.

Remedy

Forest River will notify owners, and will provide a new corrected Federal Placard, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 21. Owners may contact Forest River customer service at 574.642.0432. Forest River’s number for this recall is 45-0132016-0312.

SOURCE: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration bulletin

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Greg Gerber is a freelance writer and podcaster who has been writing about the RV industry since 2000. He is the former editor of RV Daily Report and can be reached at greg@rvdailyreport.com.

One comment

  1. If they are already registered will FR stand in line at the DMV? This is the kind of recall that should never happen. Not just FR but all builders. When any builder cannot identify a 5er vs TT or the correct tires on a unit we should not be surprised at the build problems.

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