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Forest River recalls 3,297 trailers for improper wiring


Forest River is recalling 3,297 model year 2015-2018 Cascade and Cherokee travel trailers. The trailer wiring may have been improperly routed, allowing the wires to be pinched between the chassis and the vehicle body.

Pinched wires could short circuit, increasing the risk of a fire.

Forest River will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the trailers, rerouting the wires, as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin February 16, 2018. Owners may contact Forest River customer service at 1-541-644-8072. Forest River’s number for this recall is 64-0456.

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Mike Sokol(@mike)
4 years ago

I had one of my No~Shock~Zone readers contact me last year with a situation where they would get shocked with a hot-skin voltage, even though everything measured and looked fine. However, with some troubleshooting help from me it appeared that the incoming shore power hot wire must somehow have been contacting the chassis and the safety ground wire opened up. All connections to the shore power plug looked correct and all connections in the circuit panel looked correct, so I had the reader drop the RV’s belly pan and sure enough the 120-volt wires had been improperly routed between a cross-member of the frame and the wood floor above it. After a few months on the road it effectively sawed through the insulation and exposed the conductors. And the ground wire work-hardened and broke, so there was nothing to trip the circuit breaker. So imagine an RV with the incoming hot-wire shorted to the chassis, and the internal ground wire disconnected. That’s exactly what this turned out the be, and it created an extremely dangerous hot-skin situation that any upstream surge protector or EMC could not identify or do anything about. But it was initially discovered and traced by my reader using my NCVT hot-skin test.