So I unfortunately got a strange letter in the mail a few days ago letting us know there is a safety defect in some SolAire trailers manufactured between July 2014 - August 2014. Ours has a manufacture date of 6/27/2014 but our VIN is included in the Recall Notice.
It says the following:
"The trailer may have been manufactured without the exterior furnace vent, which allows the exhaust to be vented into the trailer posing a high risk of carbon monoxide exposure and a potential for a fire to take place inside the trailer at the location of the furnace which may not be easily accessible during and emergency. The lack of a vent on the exterior of the trailer also violates the furnace manufacturers installation instructions."
So - we are picking up the camper this evening to go on a weekend trip but I have been worrying over this since we got the letter. I am 99% sure we have an exterior vent on ours but I am doubting myself now...thinking that what I am seeing is not what they are referring too?
I attached this picture I found and I think
what I see is the furnace vent but I would appreciate it if y'all could take a look as well.
Later in the letter it says that if the dealer inspects the trailer and sees a furnace vent, they are just to take a picture of it and advise Forest River of the VIN. We live a few hours from the dealer so rather than haul it up there just to take a picture, I thought I would check with your knowledge base first.
Here is the picture....I had to zoom in so it is not that clear. And like I said, we are picking it up tonight so I will get a better picture then as well.