REV Recreation Group (REV) is recalling certain 2020-2024 Fleetwood Bounder, Holiday Rambler Vacationer and 2020-2023 Fleetwood Southwind motorhomes. The tow hitch may become damaged due to stress or vehicle overloading which can cause the tow vehicle to separate from the motorhome.
A tow vehicle that separates from the motorhome can become a road hazard, increasing the risk of a crash or injury.
As many as 1,186 RVs may be affected by this recall.
Dealers will inspect and replace the hitch, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed July 15, 2023. Owners may contact REV customer service at 1-800-509-3417. REV’s number for this recall is 230516REV.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153) or go to www.nhtsa.gov.
They also need to look at recalling the Fleetwood Jamboree as this very incident happened to us after traveling on the atrocious I65 South in Indiana into Kentucky. The weld on our motor home receiver broke even though we were towing well under the recommended tow weight and have always towed under the recommended tow weight. After messing around for 3 weeks Progressive totaled our car and we have $1000 deductible on our RV. Progressive refused to give us the real value of our car and we are having a terrible time trying to find a small car with manual transmission. This incident is going to cost well over $10,000
You can bet I am emailing nhsta. Thank you for the information. If you own a Fleetwood or any of the above mentioned vehicles run to a trusted dealership.
Not surprised at all. REV Group installs or installed 8,000 lb rated hitches on gasser Class A’s on the F53 chassis and their sales brochure advertises “Towing capacity: 8,000 lbs”.
But when you do the (GCWR minus GVWR plus OCCC) math it’s less than 8,000 lbs. An owner cannot tow 8,000 lbs safely even if the motorhome was completely empty and being moved by a tow truck because there’s no OCCC for even the driver.