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Old 10-05-2007, 09:10 AM   #1
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Exclamation RECALL NOTICE 2004-2005 FR Trailers

I found this old notice on another site......didn't see it here, was posting it to make sure no one who had these years weren't aware.


NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 05V121000

Make / Models : FOREST RIVER / TRAVEL TRAILER Model/Build Years: 2004-2005


Manufacturer : FOREST RIVER, INC.

Recall Date : MAR 22, 2005
Component: WHEELS:LUGS/NUTS/BOLTS
Potential Number Of Units Affected : N/A

Summary:
ON CERTAIN TRAVEL TRAILERS THAT USE ALUMINUM WHEELS, THE LUG BOLTS AND WHEELS CAN COME OFF.

Consequence:
LOSS OF THE LUG NUT COULD CAUSE THE WHEEL TO COME OFF THE VEHICLE, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Remedy:
FOREST RIVER HAS NOT YET PROVIDED A REMEDY FOR THIS RECALL. THE MANUFACTURER HAS NOT YET PROVIDED AN OWNER NOTIFICATION SCHEDULE FOR THIS CAMPAIGN. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT FOREST RIVER AT 1-574-389-4600.

Notes:
CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION?S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236.
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Old 10-06-2007, 04:50 PM   #2
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That is the reason we have white steel wheels on our unit. I don't think they have a solution to the problem yet!
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Old 10-11-2007, 07:58 PM   #3
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recall on 2004 and 2005

I spoke to a rockwood dealer about the recall, they said that they think the problem is from a cemical reaction between the steel drum and the alumunim wheel. the way to fix it is to remove the wheel and clean the drum. This sounds like a temporary repair. I think it migth be caused from the expantion and contraction of two different metals. How ever I would like to thank you for posting the recall, I had know idea it was out there. My camper was manufactured in 2005 and sold as a new 2006 model. This is something else to keep an eye on. THANKS AGAIN.
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Old 10-11-2007, 08:14 PM   #4
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Whoa... good post Steve. Mine has steel, but if it is a corrosion issue, perhaps any trailer owner with alum wheels should be watching.
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Old 10-12-2007, 10:18 AM   #5
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Whether steel or alum. one should as a matter of course check lug nuts for proper torque as one would tire pressure. Believe it or not trucks and autos should be checked too.
I have the alum wheels model year 2006 and out of curiosity I checked mine and they were good to go. I will check in another 1k of so miles. My last two TTs had alum wheels and I never had a problem with lugs loosening on them.

Just be safe and check often..........

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Old 10-13-2007, 09:52 AM   #6
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it sounds more like bi-metal contamination not a corrosion problem .I work in a body shop and i've seen a thin sheet of rubber placed between steel and alumunim.
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