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Old 05-01-2017, 01:59 PM   #1
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2012-2018 Foretravels recalled for ball joints

This is pretty much every 2012-2018 Foretravel built, except for the Realm (which was already recalled by Spartan for ball joints)

Foretravel recalls 81 to fix loose ball joints | RV Daily Report

WASHINGTON — Foretravel is recalling 81 2012 to 2018 ih-45, Phenix and Nimbus motorhomes because the ball joints on the independent front suspension (IFS) modules can loosen and separate, leading to a partial loss of steering, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported.

A separated ball joint can cause a loss of steering control, increasing the risk of a crash, NHTSA warned.

Foretravel will notify owners, and dealers will inspect clean, and secure the ball joint, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Foretravel customer service at 800.955.6226, and select Option 3.

SOURCE: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration bulletin

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Old 05-05-2017, 08:56 PM   #2
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Recited our notice in the mail today to get the joints checked and or replaced . Very nice letter with very good instructions on how to go about getting it done. I'm curious as to what will be found as we have had a strange "popping or crunching " sound going on. Had it checked at the mothership in Nac in October. Said nothing wrong at that time.

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Old 06-10-2017, 09:40 PM   #3
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Update : the joints were checked this week and found to be fine, no wear or tear. Every thing brought upto specs. Glad we were able to get it done.
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