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
Potential Number Of Units Affected : N/A
ON CERTAIN TRAVEL TRAILERS THAT USE ALUMINUM WHEELS, THE LUG BOLTS AND WHEELS CAN COME OFF.
LOSS OF THE LUG NUT COULD CAUSE THE WHEEL TO COME OFF THE VEHICLE, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
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.
CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION?S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236.
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.
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.