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Post Info TOPIC: DRV Wheel and Brakes recall

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DRV Wheel and Brakes recall

cry I recieved a Recall Notice from Good Sam Feb. Newsletter that some DRV manufactured from 2007 up have a problem. Pieere


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From 5th Wheel Forums, a forum related to DRV Suites (formerly Doubletree RV), in regards to the recall.  Hopefully this will allay some concerns as to any possible danger.  Care should be taken to insure that one's wheel nuts are torqued correctly until the proper recall procedures are completed.

While this recall is specific to DRV Suites products, it might be possible that other manufacturers have a similar problem.  After all, DRV Suites receives their frames, complete with axles and wheels, from a frame manufacturer.  (Lippert, I think.)

Thus, it probably wouldn't hurt if all RV fifth wheel and travel trailer owners check their wheel nut torques as well.

I think that the following is information directly from DRV Suites, based on one comment on that forum that the text below had been approved by a DRV Suites executive.

"DRV is announcing a recall in conjunction with NHTSA. This recall has been posted to the NHTSA website and will be quickly spreading to dealers and customers and how to direct customers and dealers to handle the situation. At this moment we are preparing to mail information to all customers that will be affected by the recall and we will also be sending the dealers (current and past) a letter and information on how to handle the situation. If you receive calls from dealers or retail customers, please do the following:

1. If a customer contacts you please let them know that if they are
affected by the recall they will be receiving information on how to proceed. In the meantime, they are safe as long as they are following the torqueing procedures for their wheels as outlined in the owner's manual. Torque needs to be 150# for a 17.5" wheel and 125# to 140# for a 16" wheel. If they follow the procedures as outlined they will not have problems.

2. If a dealer contacts you please let them know that nothing is required by them at this time. We will send them the information on how this will all work, but this entire recall will start with the customer notifying dealers that they are needing the recall performed on their unit. Recall will only be performed on those units listed in the recall and the customer will know if they are affected when they receive the letter."



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