General Information

NHTSA Campaign ID Number: 16V828000

Make Model Year
Date Owners Notified Date Received by ODI Date Added to Database
2017-01-03 2016-11-15 2016-11-15

Production Dates: 2012-10-04 - 2015-12-04

Manufacturers Involved: Forest River, Inc.

Manufacturer Campaign Number: 51-11102016-0271

Component: EQUIPMENT

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 1104

Report Initiator: MFR MFR Report


Forest River, Inc. "Forest River" is recalling certain model year 2015-2017 FR3 motorhomes manufactured September 24, 2014, to May 12, 2016; 2015-2017 Prime Time Spartan toyhaulers manufactured June 10, 2014, to May 31, 2016; 2013-2016 Palomino Columbus toyhaulers manufactured October 4, 2012, to December 4, 2015; and 2015-2016 XLR Thunderbolt and Nitro toyhaulers manufactured May 23, 2014, to November 23, 2016. These vehicles were equipped with certain aluminum, black, ladders manufactured by Christianson Industries. The affected 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.


Forest River will notify owners, and dealers will install a remedy kit to correct the issue, free of charge. The recall began on January 3, 2017. Owners may contact Forest River customer service at 1-574-206-7600. Forest River's number for this recall is 51-11102016-0271.


Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 'TTY 1-800-424-9153', or go to