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Forest River, Open Range Issue Safety Recalls

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Forest River Inc. is recalling 205 of its 2015-16 Vengeance trailers, model numbers VGF377V, VGF378V, VGF394V13, and VGF396V, manufactured Aug. 7, 2014, to May 12, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The affected trailers may be equipped with incorrect certification labels that state the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) is 18,500 pounds when the actual GVWR is 18,000 pounds. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of the Code of Federal Regulations number 567, “Certification.”

Forest River will notify owners, and dealers will install a new corrected label, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in June. Owners may contact Forest River customer service at 1-260-593-4005. Forest River’s number for this recall is 17B-05132015-0036.

Forest River issued a similar recall for 120 Coachmen Shasta SHT27RL travel trailers. Forest River’s number for the Shasta recall is 53-05132015-0035.

Open Range is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 Residential 417RS fifth wheel recreational trailers manufactured April 27, 2012, to March 6, 2014. The flexible gas line for the kitchen slideout section is too short.

Highland Ridge will notify owners on behalf of Open Range, and dealers will replace the existing gas line with a longer gas line, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Open Range customer service at 1-260-768-7771.

Highland Ridge RV is recalling 93 of its 2015 Roamer, Mesa Ridge and 3X fifth wheel trailers manufactured May 7, 2014, to June 4, 2014. In the affected vehicles, a rivet for the quad entry steps may shear and fail, causing the steps to give when being used.

Highland Ridge will notify owners, and dealers will remove the rivets and the step sections will be bolted together, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in June. Owners may contact Highland Ridge customer service at 1-260-768-7771. Highland Ridge’s number for this recall is 9904242.

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