Keystone recalls trailers; propane supply hose may melt

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Keystone is recalling certain 2020 Dutchmen Atlas 3382BH trailers. The trailers may have a non-metallic propane supply hose installed inside the burner box of the cooktop, instead of a copper supply hose.

Under certain conditions, the heat from the range burner may cause the hose to melt and leak propane, increasing the risk of a fire or an injury.

Keystone will notify owners, and dealers will remove the non-metallic propane gas line and attach it to a copper propane gas line, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin November 15, 2019. Owners may contact Keystone customer service at 1-866-425-4369. Keystone’s number for this recall is 19-363.

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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Ron Schulz

This incident really causes me to think about the quality of RV’s being manufactured today. How someone could possibly install the incorrect gas line is beyond comprehension. Is it poor training, lack of supervision, no quality control? Or, heaven forbid, all three.

I’ve been RV’ing for almost 50 years now and I have noticed a steady decline in manufacturers quality. My wife and I love to go to RV shows as we’re always looking for new ideas. We have noticed the steady decline in material quality and construction. I like to look in places beyond the glitter to see how the RV is really made. I’ve seen some really bad manufacturing lately. Everything from no bushings where wiring is routed thru holes to water fittings just barely connected.

I feel sorry for anyone looking to buy a new RV today. I can only hope they know to look beyond the shiny facade and study how it’s really made before plunking down thousands of dollars on something that WILL fall apart in just a few short years and possibly be dangerous to even use…