Forest River recalls motorhomes and toy haulers with ladder issue

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The retractable hinges can separate from the the vehicle's ladders

Forest River is recalling 2,859 model year 2015-2017 FR3 motorhomes manufactured September 24, 2014, to May 12, 2016; 2015-2017 Prime Time Spartan toy haulers manufactured June 10, 2014, to May 31, 2016; 2013-2016 Palomino Columbus toy haulers manufactured October 4, 2012, to December 4, 2015; and 2015-2016 XLR Thunderbolt and Intro toy haulers manufactured May 23, 2014, to November 23, 2016.

The vehicles were equipped with certain aluminum, black, ladders manufactured by Christian son Industries. The ladders have retractable hinges, each with a welded 'top hat' that can separate from the hinge.

If the hinges separate from the ladder while in use, the ladder may fall from the vehicle, increasing the risk of injury.

What to do

Forest River will notify owners, and dealers will install a remedy kit to correct the issue, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 6, 2017.

Owners may contact Forest River customer service at 1-574-206-7600. Forest River's number for this recall is 51-11102016-0271.

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