Faulty Ladder Prompts Grand Design to Recall 1,975

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Grand Design is recalling about 1,975 model year 2015-16 Momentum toy haulers and Solitude recreational trailers manufactured July 8, 2014, to Aug. 31, 2015, equipped with certain aluminum black ladders manufactured by Christianson Industries. These ladders have retractable hinges, each with a welded ‘top hat’ that can separate from the hinge.

Several manufacturers combined last week to recall about 9,000 units due to a related issue. 

Grand Design will notify owners, and dealers will install a bracket over the back of existing hinges, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin December 19, 2016. Owners may contact Grand Design customer service at 1-574-825-9679. Grand Design’s number for this recall is 910008.

Thor Motor Coach is recalling 528 units from its 2014-16 Tuscany motorhomes, models 40DX, 40KQ, 40RX, 42GX, 42WX, 44MT, 45AT and 45LT, manufactured April 11, 2013, to Oct. 12, 2015. In the affected vehicles, water may leak into the keyless entry module and cause an electrical short.

TMC will notify owners, and dealers will seal the area around the keyless entry module, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin December 14, 2016. Owners may contact TMC customer service at 877-500-1020. TMC’s number for this recall is RC000123.

Aluminum Trailer Company is recalling 46 units from its 2016-17 Bumper Pull seven or eight-foot wide Toy Hauler trailers manufactured Oct. 1, 2015, to Oct. 31. The fuel tank may have been attached to the sub frame without rivnuts, and as a result, the mounting bolts may loosen and the fuel tank may detach.

ATC will notify owners and dealers will replace the mounting bolts, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 13, 2017. Owners may contact ATC customer service at 574-773-2440. ATC’s number for this recall is ARVFTANK.



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