RV Manufacturers Recall

Three recreational vehicle manufacturers—Tiffin, Jayco, and Carriage—have recently announced recalls.

Tiffin Motorhomes, Inc.

Red Bay, Alabama-based Tiffin Motorhomes, Inc. is recalling certain model year 2010-2012 Phaeton motorhomes with floorplans QBH, QKH, and QTH that are built with 2010 EPA-certified engines on Powerglide chassis. The exhaust pipe is mounted too close to the underside of the floor. Melting of the insulation can occur, possibly resulting in a fire.

Tiffin will notify owners, and dealers will attach a heat shield to the bottom of the floor and an insulating sock or blanket will be wrapped around the exhaust pipe. These repairs will be performed free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin during September. Owners may contact Tiffin at 1-256-356-8661

Jayco, Inc.

Middlebury, Indiana-based Jayco, Inc. is recalling certain model year 2011 Seneca Class C motorhomes, series 36FK and 37FS, manufactured from May 18 through July 13 this year. These vehicles may have insufficiently torqued bolts attaching the trailer hitch to the motorhome frame. Loose hitch bolts could result in the hitch separating from the frame, creating a road hazard increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect and tighten up the hitch bolts free of charge.

The safety recall is expected to begin during September. Owners may contact Jayco at 1-800-283-8267.

Carriage, Inc.
Millersburg, Indiana-based Carriage, Inc. is recalling certain model year 2009-2011 Cameo and Carri-Lite, model year 2010-2011 Royals, and model year 2009 Domani fifth wheel trailers with generator transfer switches. The generator transfer switch may not be manufactured or installed to the proper specification causing a potential for excessive heat buildup inside the switch. If enough heat builds up inside the switch, the switch could melt and catch fire. Dealers will inspect the generator transfer switches and replace them as necessary, free of charge.

The safety recall is expected to begin during September. Owners may contact Carriage at 1-574-642-3622.

Details

Tiffin Motorhomes, Inc.

Celebrating its 40th anniversary with the release of its 2012 models, Red Bay, Alabama-based Tiffin Motorhomes, Inc. manufactures the Allegro, Allegro Breeze, Allegro RED, Phaeton, Allegro Bus, and Zephyr model lines.

Address: 105 2nd Street NW, Red Bay, Alabama 35582

Phone: (256) 356-8661

Website: tiffinmotorhomes.com

Jayco, Inc.
Middlebury, Indiana-based Jayco, Inc. is the world’s largest privately held manufacturer of recreation vehicles. The company manufactures and markets RVs under the Jay Series, Select, Baja, Jay Feather, White Hawk, Jay Flight, Skylark, Eagle, Pinnacle, Octane ZX, Recon ZX, Greyhawk, Melbourne, Seneca, and Embark brand names.

Factory tours are conducted Monday through Thursday at 12 noon. Tours of the motorized facilities are offered by appointment only.

Address: 903 S. Main, Middlebury, Indiana 46540

Phone: (800) RV-JAYCO

Website: jayco.com

Carriage, Inc.
Founded in 1968 Millersburg, Indiana-based Carriage, Inc. is located on a 72-acre campus that contains nearly 25 buildings of various capacities, nearly all of which are still used in some fashion to build Carriage fifth wheels.

Carriage’s first products were two lines of travel trailers, named the Carriage and the Rolls International. Fifth wheels hadn’t been invented yet, but even early on anything that had Carriage’s name on it was considered well built and reliable.

Carriage built their last travel trailer in the 2005 model year and have focused strictly on four lines of high-end fifth wheels ever since—Cabo, Cameo, Carri-Lite, and Royals International.

Factory tours are available Monday through Thursday at 9:30 a.m. until September 29, 2011

Location: 230 Wabash Street, Millersburg, Indiana

Address: P.O. 246, Millersburg, Indiana 46543

Phone: (574) 642-3622

Website: carriageinc.com

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