RV Industry Sees Egress Window Recalls
July 20, 2010

Within a week’s time the RV industry has seen multiple egress window recalls from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Fleetwood RV is recalling certain 2010 Encounter and 2011 Storm 28MS Class A motor homes manufactured from December 16, 2009 through May 26, 2010. An emergency egress window, required in order to allow occupants to exit the vehicle in an emergency, was not installed in the road side bedroom wall. To remedy the problem free of charge, dealers will remove the existing (non-egress) window and replace it with an emergency egress window.

In addition to the Fleetwood’s recall, Coachmen is recalling 2010 and 2011 Catalina Travel Trailers manufactured from June 23, 2009 through June 14, 2010. Due to the use of a foam seal with an adhesive, the egress windows may stick or require more than 20 pounds of pressure to open. In the event of an emergency, occupants could be trapped inside and unable to use the windows to escape the vehicle. Coachmen will notify owners and repair the RVs free of charge.

NHTSA has more information on these recalls and others online.

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