Tuesday, September 26, 2023


Heartland RV recalls some trailers. Landing legs could collapse

Heartland Recreational Vehicles, LLC (Heartland RV) is recalling 1,168 model year 2019-2021 Cyclone and 2020-2021 Bighorn Traveler travel trailers. Due to insufficient bracing, the front landing legs may buckle and collapse while the trailer is parked.

If the landing legs buckle, the trailer will drop unexpectedly, increasing the risk of property damage, personal injury or death.

Heartland will notify owners, and dealers will install a jack bracket to reinforce the landing legs, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a recall schedule. Owners may contact Heartland customer service at 1-877-262-8032.

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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  1. Travel Trailers with landing legs? I’m trying to picture that. In doing a web search I find Bighorn Traveler fifth wheels but no travel trailers. Apparently the author of this article is not an RVr. (Words mean things)

    • Hi, David. Here’s a link to a NHTSA page which includes links to reports regarding this recall: https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls?nhtsaId=20V521000&refurl=rss Here’s the Summary from the first page: “Heartland Recreational Vehicles, LLC (Heartland) is recalling certain 2019-2021 Cyclone and 2020-2021 Bighorn Traveler recreational trailers. Due to insufficient bracing, the front landing legs may buckle and collapse while the trailer is parked.” It sure sounds to me like Heartland is recalling travel trailers because the landing legs may buckle. Go to that page and click on the other links for more complete descriptions from Heartland and NHTSA. So, since “words mean things” maybe you’ll take Heartland’s word for it, eh? BTW — I would not say that “Chuck” is “not an RVer.” And he gets the recall information directly from the recalls posted — he doesn’t make them up. Just sayin’. 🙂 —Diane at RVtravel.com

    • A fifth wheel is a travel trailer. I live full time in a Keystone fifth wheel and had to replace both landing legs on the front of the trailer to the tune of $3,000 this summer. They just slightly bent and bound up.


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