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Old 05-09-2022, 08:20 PM   #1
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Massive RECALL of Propane fittings for 2021-2022

There is a massive recall coming for 22,000 RV's manufactured in 2021 and 2022. it is dangerous situation and FIRE potential. AND the recall is not coming until July and they already know about the problem! Got this from the RV Wingman.

RV manufacturers seem to be dragging their feet on the release of important safety information that could mean life or death for some of more than 20,000 RV owners. Is this some kind of a coverup or is it just another case where “covid” can be blamed? If you find this information of value, please share this video to your RVing friends and family. It could be a matter of life or death.

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RV Recalls involve 8 RV manufacturers, 37 models, and 22,021 RVs from model years 2021 and 2022 have Dangerous RV Cracked and porous LP Gas Fittings that can lead to a fire, and they don't know it! Worse yet, almost all of the factories say they are not going to send notices to tell dealers or the public about it until July 1st. The Recalls were quietly announced but virtually all factory warning letters to the RV dealers and owners of these RVs are not even going out until July 2022, according to filings with federal safety regulators.

Meanwhile, they say 100% of certain models of Cruiser RV, DRV, Heartland, Highland Ridge, Jayco, KZRV, Thor, and Starcraft have cracked gas fittings on recall. Federal Recall personnel at NHTSA, the federal agency in charge of vehicle safety recalls, announced the fittings were made by Texas based Flex Tech, which has a plant in Goshen, IN, with contaminated brass that can result in LP gas leaks and when that happens it can lead to fire. While the brass fittings may appear perfectly normal, the contamination created "porosity" in the metal such that when you torque down the fitting, the it can crack and LP gas may escape. When one company makes the same exact part for a lot of RV manufacturers and they make it wrong, the defect can affect thousands of RV owners. The higher risk here is that recall notices are not even scheduled go out until July 1months, putting thousands of RVers at risk.

To find any recall for your RV, just do a search for your model year, make, model, and add the word "recall" or the recall number below.

Remember: Life is Too Short to Put Up with a Bad RV!


NHTSA Recall ID Number : 22V289
Manufacturer : KZRV, L.P.
Subject : Cracked LP Gas Quick Disconnect Fitting
Make Model Model Years
KZRV CONNECT 2021-2022
KZRV SONIC 2021-2022
KZRV SPORT TREK 2021-2022
KZRV SPORTSMEN 2021-2022
KZRV SPORTSMEN CLASSIC 2021-2022
KZRV SPORTSMEN SE 2021-2022
KZRV SPORTSMEN SPORTSTER 2021-2022
KZRV STRATUS 2021-2022
NHTSA Recall ID Number : 22V292
Manufacturer : DRV Suites
Subject : Cracked LP Gas Quick Disconnect Fitting
Make Model Model Years
DRV FULL HOUSE 2022
DRV MOBILE SUITES 2022
NHTSA Recall ID Number : 22V293
Manufacturer : Cruiser RV
Subject : Cracked LP Gas Quick Disconnect Fitting
Make Model Model Years
CRUISER SHADOW CRUISER 2022
NHTSA Recall ID Number : 22V294
Manufacturer : Heartland Recreational Vehicles, LLC
Subject : Cracked LP Gas Quick Disconnect Fitting
Make Model Model Years
HEARTLAND FUEL 2022
NHTSA Recall ID Number : 22V300
Manufacturer : Thor Motor Coach
Subject : Cracked LP Gas Quick Disconnect Fitting
Make Model Model Years
THOR MOTOR COACH CHATEAU 2022
THOR MOTOR COACH COMPASS 2022
THOR MOTOR COACH DELANO 2022
THOR MOTOR COACH FOUR WINDS 2022
THOR MOTOR COACH GEMINI 2022-2023
THOR MOTOR COACH GENEVA 2022
THOR MOTOR COACH MAGNITUDE 2022
THOR MOTOR COACH QUANTUM 2022
THOR MOTOR COACH RIZE 2022
THOR MOTOR COACH SANCTUARY 2022
THOR MOTOR COACH SCOPE 2022
THOR MOTOR COACH SEQUENCE 2022
THOR MOTOR COACH SYNERGY 2022
THOR MOTOR COACH TELLARO 2022
THOR MOTOR COACH TIBURON 2022-2023
THOR MOTOR COACH TRANQUILITY 2022
NHTSA Recall ID Number : 22V301
Manufacturer : Jayco, Inc.
Subject : Cracked LP Gas Quick Disconnect Fitting
Make Model Model Years
JAYCO NORTHPOINT 2021-2022
JAYCO PINNACLE 2021-2022
JAYCO SEISMIC 2021-2022
NHTSA Recall ID Number : 22V302
Manufacturer : Starcraft RV
Subject : Cracked LP Gas Quick Disconnect Fitting
Make Model Model Years
STARCRAFT SUPER LITE 2022
STARCRAFT SUPER LITE MAXX TT 2022
NHTSA Recall ID Number : 22V303
Manufacturer : Highland Ridge RV
Subject : Cracked LP Gas Quick Disconnect Fitting
Make Model Model Years
HIGHLAND RIDGE MESA RIDGE 2021-2022
HIGHLAND RIDGE MESA RIDGE LITE 2021-2022
HIGHLAND RIDGE MESA RIDGE XLT 2021-2022
HIGHLAND RIDGE OPEN RANGE 2021-2022
HIGHLAND RIDGE OPEN RANGE LIGHT 2021-2022
HIGHLAND RIDGE OPEN RANGE ROAMER 2021-2022
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Old 05-09-2022, 09:02 PM   #2
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Thanks for the heads up

Cracked LP Gas Quick Disconnect Fitting

Valve out your RV Propane ....remove any LP Gas Quick Disconnects...cap the line and resume using your propane system

When you get notice...have recall done
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Old 05-10-2022, 03:34 AM   #3
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Being that it is the quick disconnect connector, which I’ve never used, as mentioned just don’t use it and your dealer will replace it when parts are available. They’re not hiding anything, they’re following Federal Law about notifying the end consumer.
But, what’s interesting is according to Federal Law, any vehicle with an open recall (unrepaired) cannot be sold by the dealer.
From NHTSA: “Please be reminded that under 49 U.S.C. § 30112(a)(3), it is illegal for a manufacturer, to sell, offer for sale, import, or introduce or deliver into interstate commerce, a motor vehicle or item of motor vehicle equipment that contains a safety defect once the manufacturer has notified NHTSA about that safety defect. This prohibition does not apply once the motor vehicle or motor vehicle equipment has been remedied according to the manufacturer's instructions.”
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NHTSA RECALL: Cracked LP Gas Quick Disconnect Fitting

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Thanks for the heads up

Cracked LP Gas Quick Disconnect Fitting

Valve out your RV Propane ....remove any LP Gas Quick Disconnects...cap the line and resume using your propane system

When you get notice...have recall done
Q1) Is the quick disconnect only found outside the RV, for example for BBQ or other kitchen appliances?

Q2) Does this manufacture make other fittings such as elbows and valves that may have casting defects also?

NOTE: For those that are not familiar with pipe threads, they are tapered. By overnighting pipe threads one can split/crack the female fitting by expanding the fitting until it cracks (yields).

TIP: Where applicable, I use the following for fittings, it is designed to stop leaks, I have never had a fitting leak that I use this product on:

https://www.permatex.com/products/ga...t-maker-50-ml/
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Old 05-10-2022, 07:07 AM   #5
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i think this picture is at least similar to the part being recalled?

https://www.mrheater.com/propane-nat...male-plug.html

While my model number is not listed in the recall, it seems similar to the one installed on my Forest River 263BHXL to provide propane to the built in outdoor grill.

It seems like, but do not quote me on any of this, that the recalled Quick Connect includes the built in shut off valve. Since cracking is an issue, I suspect that the crack occurs as described by @Fridge_Defend. As such, the valve is after the leak in the line so closing the valve would not stop the leak.
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Being that it is the quick disconnect connector, which I’ve never used, as mentioned just don’t use it and your dealer will replace it when parts are available. They’re not hiding anything, they’re following Federal Law about notifying the end consumer.
But, what’s interesting is according to Federal Law, any vehicle with an open recall (unrepaired) cannot be sold by the dealer.
From NHTSA: “Please be reminded that under 49 U.S.C. § 30112(a)(3), it is illegal for a manufacturer, to sell, offer for sale, import, or introduce or deliver into interstate commerce, a motor vehicle or item of motor vehicle equipment that contains a safety defect once the manufacturer has notified NHTSA about that safety defect. This prohibition does not apply once the motor vehicle or motor vehicle equipment has been remedied according to the manufacturer's instructions.”
Let common sense prevail. Just don't use the affected part and danger is avoided.
This particular notice smacks of an ambulance chaser law firm.
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Thanks for posting KingCruzer. No need to put Covid in quotes as unfortunately it is real and has had real effects on a lot of things across the world. We can save the conspiracies for another place, this isn't 4Chan or 8Chan.

Anyway, I think amxpress is more onto something. Delaying public knowledge of a known issue with recalls is not uncommon, as it's a balancing act. In this case, manufacturers and dealers have a vested interest in repairing units sitting on a lot first since they wouldn't be able to sell them otherwise. If there is a rush of customers who already gave them money all fighting for limited mechanic time and parts then you see where they would feel stuck.

All of these parts look the same or similar so it really comes down to the supplier the manufacturer used and the dates of production, since it's an issue with the brass itself (not how it is mounted, or sealed). RVMiles and others have links to parts from other suppliers that are not affected.
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It also affects some Forest River models. Here is one: https://www.nhtsa.gov/vehicle/2022/F...HAULER#recalls

Click the + sign and you'll see that almost 100,000 Forest River RV's are potentially affected, so far:

"Potential Number of Units Affected 98,406

Summary

Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain 2021-2022 Coachmen Adrenaline, Apex, Catalina, Freedom Express, Spirit, East to West Alta, Della Terra, Silver Lake, Forest River Cedar Creek, Cherokee, Columbus, Flagstaff, Impression, Ozark, Rockwood, Sabre, Salem, Sandstorm, Shockwave, Stealth, Stealth Evo, Vengeance, Vibe, Wildwood, XLR Toyhauler, Palomino Puma, Prime Time Avenger, Crusader, Lacrosse, Sanibel, Shasta Oasis, 2022 Coachmen Cross Trail, Prism, Forest River Aurora, Rainier, Wildcat, Work and Play, Prime Time Tracer, 2021-2023 Coachmen Leprechaun, and 2022-2023 Coachmen Freelander fifth wheel and travel trailer recreational vehicles.

The quick disconnect fittings in the LP gas system may be cracked, causing a gas leak."

Click on "6 Associated Documents" and you'll see the attached PDFs. This one seems to indicate that FR actually is the company that originally found the problem and kicked off the recall for everyone:

https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/202...2V243-8461.pdf

Second paragraph:

"On March 30, 2022, OCC visited the partner suppliers manufacturing plant in Goshen, Indiana. OCC was given a plant tour and offered feedback to the supplier. One thing in particular was noticed, an employee of the partner supplier was using an air ratchet to assemble a pipe nipple into the QD. OCC then witnessed another employee use a wrench on the body of the QD and thread it into an aluminum manifold block. When OCC questioned this procedure, OCC was told the assembler was supposed to use the pipe nipple to thread the QD into the manifold. Discussion of the possibility of the QD being over torqued by the air ratchet was had with the supplier. "

573 Reports are the notice of the defect. They often are revised so you just need to look at the higher revision. Most often the recall is expanded as more are found.

Hope this helps.

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Thanks for posting KingCruzer. No need to put Covid in quotes as unfortunately it is real and has had real effects on a lot of things across the world. We can save the conspiracies for another place, this isn't 4Chan or 8Chan.

Anyway, I think amxpress is more onto something. Delaying public knowledge of a known issue with recalls is not uncommon, as it's a balancing act. In this case, manufacturers and dealers have a vested interest in repairing units sitting on a lot first since they wouldn't be able to sell them otherwise. If there is a rush of customers who already gave them money all fighting for limited mechanic time and parts then you see where they would feel stuck.

All of these parts look the same or similar so it really comes down to the supplier the manufacturer used and the dates of production, since it's an issue with the brass itself (not how it is mounted, or sealed). RVMiles and others have links to parts from other suppliers that are not affected.
For the record I di not put COVID in quotes! It was Burdge Law Office Co LPA the person who broke the story.
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