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Old 08-24-2012, 10:45 AM   #41
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Maria,

In your case, I would not drive it either! Fried wires are nothing to even think of taking a chance with. Good thing it was discovered! Hope everything works out!
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Old 08-25-2012, 04:04 PM   #42
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Nearly 1,000 Forest River Motorhomes called back.


Forest River, Inc. is recalling 850 model year 2005-2011 Berkshire and Charleston motorhomes, equipped with an IOTA ITS-50R transfer switch. These switches may experience heat-related failures when exposed to elevated electrical loads associated with RV use in higher ambient temperatures. The failure may lead to an increased risk of electrical damage to other appliances.

Continued use of the vehicle without replacing the transfer switch increases the risk of fire, personal injury, and property damage. Forest River will notify owners, and dealers will replace the Iota ITS-50R transfer switch, free of charge. Owners may contact Forest River at (574) 295-8749. The company's recall campaign number is 40-712.
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Old 08-28-2012, 11:18 PM   #43
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Anyone else having a problem getting the recall done, it's been 3 weeks since we notified our dealer and have called them several times.

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Old 08-29-2012, 10:17 PM   #44
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It should only take 7-10 days for the part to come in. Contact the number on your letter and let them know what is happening.
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Old 08-29-2012, 10:26 PM   #45
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I may be making a presumption here but but my dealer has had no issue getting the switches. I called and he had it in stock in 3 days. That seems reasonable to me. In fact when I called he said he had one in stock and bring it over. I did not have the recalled switch on my MH so it turned into a non issue after all. I would be giving my dealer a little more pressure.
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Old 08-30-2012, 10:47 AM   #46
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Phil,
What switch do you have on your coach?
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Old 08-30-2012, 11:43 AM   #47
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Have the IOTA one that is being recalled.
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Old 08-31-2012, 04:52 PM   #48
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Tom sorry I'm late on this. I have a Progressive Dynamics Model PD 52. It's made in Marshall Mi. Progressive Dynamics for RV and Marine electronics and lighting.. They must have started using them in Nov 2010.
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Phil,
Thanks for the info. Have a great Labor Day weekend.
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Old 09-06-2012, 02:07 AM   #50
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Took my Berkshire to Poulsbo RV in Auburn, WA and it took aprx 2 hours to repair. They were great..Took about 8 working days to ship.
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