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Forest River expands recall of fifth wheels and travel trailers with electric retractable awnings

The awning fabric may detach causing the awning to drop

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Forest River is recalling 49,295of the following fifth wheels and travel trailers, superseding and expanding a recall issued earlier this month:

Model year 2022-2023:

  • Coachmen Catalina,
  • Cross Trail,
  • Pursuit,
  • Sportscoach,
  • East to West Della Terra,
  • Silver Lake,
  • Forest River Forester,
  • FR3,
  • Sunseeker,
  • Wildwood,

Model year 2022:

  • Coachmen Adrenaline,
  • Apex,
  • Brookstone,
  • Chaparral,
  • Chapparral Lite,
  • Clipper,
  • Freedom Express,
  • Independence Trail,
  • Mirada,
  • Spirit,
  • Viking,
  • Work and Play,
  • East to West Ahara,
  • Tandara,
  • Forest River Aurora,
  • Cardinal,
  • Cedar Creek,
  • Cherokee,
  • Flagstaff,
  • Georgetown,
  • Ibex,
  • Impression,
  • Ozark,
  • Puma,
  • R-Pod,
  • Rockwood,
  • Sabre,
  • Salem,
  • Sandpiper,
  • Sandstorm,
  • Shockwave,
  • Sierra,
  • Solera,
  • Stealth,
  • Stealth Evo,
  • Surveyor,
  • Vengeance,
  • Vibe,
  • Wildcat,
  • XLR Toyhauler, P
  • rime Time Avenger,
  • Crusader,
  • Lacrosse,
  • Sanibel,
  • Tracer,
  • Shasta Oasis, and
  • Phoenix.

The electric retractable awning has a welded seam on the fabric that may separate, potentially allowing the awning to drop beyond normal operation. An awning that drops or extends beyond normal operation can increase the risk of injury.

What to do

Dealers will replace the fabric roll or complete awning -- as necessary -- free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed on August 17, 2022.

Owners may contact the following customer service numbers listed for their designated model:

  • Rockwood and Flagstaff (574) 642-8943
  • IBEX & RPOD (574) 642-3119 Option 2
  • Salem & Wildwood & Ozark (574) 534-3167
  • Sierra & Sandpiper (574) 534-4574
  • Shasta (574) 821-1311
  • Shockwave (909) 873-3777
  • APEX and Spirit (574) 358-0401
  • Sportscoach, Mirada, and Pursuit (574)825-8212
  • Stealth & Stealth EVO (909) 873-3777
  • Sabre (260) 499-2100
  • Solera Sunseeker, Forester, FR3 and Georgetown (574-206-7600
  • Adrenaline, Freedom Express and Work n Play (574) 825-8256
  • Vibe and Impressions (574) 327-2707
  • Independence Trail, Clipper and Viking (269) 467 -8281
  • Puma (574) 642-0606
  • Catalina & Aurora (574) 825-8657
  • Brookstone, Chaparral and Chaparral Lite (574) 825-8360
  • Cardinal (574-207-7600
  • Vengeance (260 499-2100
  • Cardinal & Wildcat (574) 327-3706
  • XLR (674)642-0432

Forest River's number for this recall is 51-1532.

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