Forest River recalls trailers for improper wiring that could cause fire

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Forest River, Inc. is recalling 1,346 model year 2019-2020 R-Pod travel trailers. The wire for the refrigerator’s spark igniter may have been connected to a breaker that permits a current higher than the wire can handle.

Without the proper circuit breaker protection, the wire can melt, increasing the risk of fire.

Forest River will notify owners, and dealers will move the wire from the 30 AMP circuit to the designated 15 AMP circuit, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin June 19, 2019. Owners may contact Forest River customer service at 1-574-642-3119. Forest River’s number for this recall is 80-1011.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153).

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Ed
1 year ago

Which models of TT

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RV Staff (@rvstaff)
1 year ago
Reply to  Ed

Here is more info from NHTSA, Ed:
Recalled: 2019-2020 Forest River Inc. R. Pod Travel Trailers. It was determined by manufacturing that all products built in this production plant (the Elkhart, Indiana, Manufacturing Plant of R. Pod) were affected since the beginning of production operations in June 2018. This manufacturing facility only produces the R. Pod affected vehicles. [Here are the identifying numbers:] RPT171-80 (60 units); RPT172-80 (16 units); RPT176-80 (35 units); RPT176T-80 (18 units); RPT178-80 (36 units); RPT179-80 (177 units); RPT180-80 (247 units); RPT182G-80 (3 units); RPT189-80 (222 units); RPT190-80 (301 units); RPT191-80 (206 units); and RPT195-80 (25 units). Productions dates: June 20, 2018 – May 02, 2019. Description of the Safety Risk : The 14 AWG wire becomes the overcurrent protection for the circuit, which may cause wire melting, smoking and general circuit failure. Description of the Cause : Forest River determined that inconsistent installation was due to lack of training.
Here is a link to the NHTSA document: https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2019/RCLRPT-19V356-8786.PDF I hope this helps, and that yours isn’t included. 😀 —Diane at RVtravel.com