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>After the end of World War II, motorists hitched up roomy travel trailers behind V-8-powered cars with fastbacks and turtlehulls for road trips across America.

Postwar prosperity, cheap gasoline and paid vacations made travel a seemingly limitless proposition.

At the same time, Midwestern retirees, including farmers and former factory workers from Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Louis, Omaha and Cleveland, had money to spend from pensions and Social Security checks.

This was a combination the Rio Grande Valley was poised to capitalize on. Balmy winters, swaying palms, friendly people and a low cost of living made the Valley a natural destination for “winter tourists” looking for a haven from the frigid North.
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>Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):
FOREST RIVER / GEORGETOWN 2006-2008
Manufacturer: FOREST RIVER, INC. Mfr’s Report Date: NOV 07, 2008
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 08V664000
N/A
NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR:HINGE AND ATTACHMENTS
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1003
Summary:
FOREST RIVER IS RECALLING 1,003 MY 2006-2008 GEORGETOWN MOTOR HOMES. THE ALUMINUM BAGGAGE DOOR TRIM HAS LOOSENED AND IS ABLE TO DETACH FROM THE VEHICLE.
Consequence:
IF THE ALUMINUM BAGGAGE DOOR TRIM DETACHES, IT MAY CAUSE PERSONAL INJURY TO PERSONS OUTSIDE THE VEHICLE OR PROPERTY DAMAGE.
Remedy:
DEALERS WILL RESECURE THE TRIM WITH ADDITIONAL FASTENERS FREE OF CHARGE. THE MANUFACTURER HAS NOT YET PROVIDED AN OWNER NOTIFICATION SCHEDULE. OWNERS MAY CONTACT FOREST RIVER AT 1-574-206-7600.

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>Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):
ITASCA / SUNOVA 2009
ITASCA / SUNSTAR 2009
WINNEBAGO / SIGHTSEER 2009
WINNEBAGO / VISTA 2009
Manufacturer: WINNEBAGO INDUSTRIES, INC. Mfr’s Report Date: DEC 11, 2008
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 08V681000
N/A
NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS
Potential Number of Units Affected: 36
Summary:
WINNEBAGO IS RECALLING 36 MY 2009 VISTA, SIGHTSEER, AND ITASCA SUNSTAR AND SUNOVA MOTOR HOMES FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF PART 567, ‘CERTIFICATION.’ . THESE VEHICLES WERE PRODUCED WITH A VEHICLE CERTIFICATION LABEL THAT STATES LOAD RANGE ‘G’ TIRES WHEN IN FACT THE VEHICLES ARE EQUIPPED WITH LOAD RANGE ‘F’ TIRES.
Consequence:
THE PURPOSE OF THIS PART IS TO SPECIFY THE CONTENT AND LOCATION OF, AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS FOR, THE CERTIFICATION LABEL TO BE AFFIXED TO MOTOR VEHICLES TO ADDRESS CERTIFICATION-RELATED DUTIES AND LIABILITIES, AND TO PROVIDE THE CONSUMER WITH INFORMATION TO ASSIST HIM OR HER IN DETERMINING WHICH OF THE FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARDS ARE APPLICABLE TO THE VEHICLE.
Remedy:
WINNEBAGO WILL PROVIDE CORRECT FEDERAL CERTIFICATION LABELS AS WELL AS INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS TO THE MOTOR HOME OWNERS. IF AN OWNER DESIRES, THEY CAN HAVE THEIR DEALER REPLACE THE TAGS FOR THEM. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR ABOUT JANUARY 2, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT WINNEBAGO AT 1-641-585-6939.

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