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Old 01-03-2020, 06:32 PM   #1
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Certain 2020 Georgetown & FR3 recalled for loose hitch bolts

Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain 2020 Georgetown and FR3 motorhomes. The trailer hitch bolts may not have been properly tightened, which can allow the hitch to detach from the chassis. If the motorhome is towing a trailer or vehicle, the hitch detaching from the motorhome can increase the risk of a crash. Forest River will notify owners, and dealers will properly torque the bolts, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin February 10, 2020. Owners may contact Forest River customer service at 1-574-296-7600. Forest River’s number for this recall is 68-1119.

MORryde International, Inc. (MORryde) is recalling certain 2020 Forest River Georgetown and FR3 motorhomes that they modified. The trailer hitch bolts may have been improperly tightened, which can cause the hitch bolts to loosen. If the bolts loosen, a towed trailer or vehicle could detach from the motorhome, increasing the risk of a crash. Forest River will notify owners, and Forest River dealers will properly tighten the bolts, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact MORryde customer service at 1-574-293-1581.

Details from https://oemdtc.com/3188/68-1119-hitc...fr3-motorhomes

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NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V891

Manufacturer Forest River, Inc.

Components TRAILER HITCHES

Potential Number of Units Affected 194

Vehicle Information :
Vehicle 1 : 2020-2020 Forest River Inc. Georgetown & FR3
Vehicle Type : BUSES, MEDIUM & HEAVY VEHICLES
Body Style :
Power Train : NR
Descriptive Information : Using production records from MORryde, Forest River was able to determine the
scope of the vehicles in the recall.
FR3 F3A30DSF 2020 36
FR3 F3A32DSF 2020 6
FR3 F3A33DSF 2020 13
FR3 F3A34DSF 2020 47
Georgetown GTA30X3F 2020 4
Georgetown GTA31L5F 2020 14
Georgetown GTA31R5F 2020 6
Georgetown GTA33B3F 2020 7
Georgetown GTA34H5F 2020 16
Georgetown GTA34M5F 2020 7
Georgetown GTA369XLF 2020 7
Georgetown GTA36B5F 2020 21
Georgetown GTA36D7 2020 6
Georgetown GTA378XLF 2020 4
Production Dates : AUG 12, 2019 - DEC 09, 2019

Per the notice received from MORryde: "On 11/21/19, a MORryde inspector
noticed that the bolts securing the hitch to the chassis were not torqued to the
recommended ft/lb. After inspection of the completed units on site at
MORryde and inspection of the units on site at Forest River, it was found that
the impact wrench being used was faulty and was not torqueing to the
recommended 80 ft/lb. The faulty equipment was changed out on 11/25/19
before production started."

Per the notice received from MORryde: "On 11/22/19 all production was
corrected on campus with a torque wrench as the impact wrenches were
still under torqueing hitches. On 11/25/19, the impact wrenches were
replaced.”

Fortunately mine was built well before that date range.

HTH,

Ray
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Old 01-03-2020, 09:57 PM   #2
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If this affected the entire production run for four months the numbers above show how well each of these models is selling.

I may check my bolts to see where they're torqued when I get a moment. Mine is a mid-May unit.

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