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Old 11-10-2015, 11:47 PM   #1
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Recall found on NHTSA

Manufacturer: Forest River, Inc.
SUMMARY:
Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain model year 2015 Georgetown GT335, FR3 FR30, Pursuit 31BD, and 29SB, and 2016 Cardinal CAF3825FL and Tracer TRT270AIR and TRT3200BHT fifth wheel and travel trailers. In the affected vehicles, the screws that attach the expanding room to the sliding mechanism cable may fail allowing the room to extend unintentionally while the vehicle is in motion.
CONSEQUENCE:
If the room extends while vehicle is in motion, there is an increased risk of a crash.
REMEDY:
Forest River will notify owners, and dealers will replace the slide room mechanism cable attaching screws, free of charge. The recall began on May 5, 2015. Owners may contact Forest River customer service at 1-574-642-0437. Forest River's number for this recall is 51-0331201501.
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Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to Home | Safercar -- National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
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Old 11-11-2015, 07:24 PM   #2
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I bought my FR3 30DS in March of 2016 and it says the MH is a 2016 and the chassis is a 2015 Ford F53. So from your post I should be ok, but I am going to call Forest River tomorrow anyway. Better safe than sorry!
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Old 11-11-2015, 08:56 PM   #3
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Run your VIN on the NHTSA site.
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Old 11-11-2015, 09:09 PM   #4
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Run your VIN on the NHTSA site.
Normally that would work however your vin is for the Ford F-53 chassis and since this is not a Ford recall I'm pretty sure you will draw a blank.
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Old 11-11-2015, 09:44 PM   #5
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You are right Duck, it does not recognize the vin #.
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Old 11-12-2015, 01:35 PM   #6
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Forest River also has a VIN. Look on your purchase agreement. It'll be listed there.
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Old 11-12-2015, 01:44 PM   #7
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I emailed Forest River about the recall,with the VIN number which is listed on my purchase agreement (the same VIN number as on all my documents) and was told to contact Ford. Why would Ford have anything to do with a recall on the coach room slides?
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Old 11-12-2015, 01:56 PM   #8
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Don't know who you emailed jimcarter but whoever it was obviously doesn't know what he's talking about. You're right, a slide problem is not a Ford problem.
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Old 11-12-2015, 01:59 PM   #9
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I emailed Kevin Stratton Warranty Manager for
Georgetown / FR3.
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Old 11-12-2015, 03:13 PM   #10
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Slide Screw Replacement

We have a 2013 GT 335 with the Accuslide cable slide mechanism. We attended the 2015 FROG International Rally. The factory service teams from FR and Norcold (owner of Accuslide) replaced all the original screws with bigger and heavier screws that attach the cable bracket to the slide. The teams did a great job. Can't imagine a dealer doing this. The Accuslide team retightened the cables back to spec (not a simple task if you don't know what you are doing) and FR team removed and reattached the fascia. Just wanted to point out our model year vs what is indicated on recall.
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