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Roadtrek 21 Versatile Class B Motorhome

Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):
     ROADTREK / 21PC 2011-2012
     ROADTREK / 21VC 2010-2012
Manufacturer: ROADTREK MOTORHOMES INC. Mfr’s Report Date: AUG 08, 2012
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V395000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: EQUIPMENT
Potential Number of Units Affected: 145
Summary:
  Roadtrek is recalling certain model year 2011 and 2012 Roadtrek 21PC Popular and 21VC Versatile model class “B” motorhomes built from October 1, 2010, through November 12, 2011. On some motorhomes, the rivets may fail that secure the awning brackets to the motorhome side wall, allowing the bracket and awning to come off the motor home while operating the awning.
Consequence:
  If the awning separates from the motor home, the user or people nearby may be injured.
Remedy:
  Roadtrek will notify owners, and dealers will install an additional stainless steel rivet on each of the awning brackets, free of charge. Roadtrek has not provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Roadtrek Service Department at 1-888-ROADTREK (762-3873) or 1-519-745-1169.
Notes:
  Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

ZANESVILLE OHIO — Relaxing in a comfortable folding chair under the shaded coolness of a camper awning, Marilyn Reigle enjoyed catching up with friends and taking in new sights and experiences.

“I’ve never been in Zanesville before,” she said. “I’m looking forward to the tours and good entertainment. It’s a relaxing time, and a way to get away from home.”

Marilyn and her husband, Marvin Reigle, made the jaunt from Beaverdam (near Lima) to Zanesville this week because they didn’t want to miss a few days of fellowship and fun.

They joined hundreds of like-minded RVers at the Muskingum County Fairgrounds for the annual Ohio Spring Samboree, organized by the Ohio Good Sam Club.

The Good Sam Club began more than 40 years ago with the goal of making RVing safe and enjoyable. Membership allows participants to share in benefits such as discounts at campgrounds, recreational vehicle stores, car rentals and emergency roadside service.

The official event dates are today through Sunday, but many decided to make it a week-long affair.
With uncertain economic times, fluctuating gas prices and other issues, participation numbers are down slightly this year. Wagonmaster Tom Nutter said 300 to 400 campers is the norm, but Spragg said preregistration for this first Samboree of the year was about 289.

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Dometic is running a limited-time special for campers offering a free 16-foot Patty O’Mat with purchase of select products from now through May 31.

This $200-value mat is available in Blue, Teal, Coffee or Burgundy stripe patterns. Patty O’Mats are made of an open weave polyester fiber that dries quickly and helps keep campsites neat and clean,  folding up easily for compact storage. One mat per household is free with purchase of any awning,  window awning or slide topper replacement fabric, any air conditioner replacement shroud, portable ice maker or any size portable toilet. Information on these products is available at www.RV.com.

For the RV, Dometic’s awning and slide topper fabrics are available in a wide variety of sizes and colors, and all are made of durable, easy-to-clean, mildew-repellent materials that keep RVs protected from the elements and looking handsome. Air conditioner shrouds by Dometic are made of near-indestructible polymer materials and install in minutes, shielding air conditioners from particles, grime and debris.

For any campers or outdoor enthusiasts, Dometic’s portable ice maker provides ice on the go, making up to 33 pounds of fresh, clean ice every 24 hours, with the first batch ready in 15 minutes. It even features an ice cube size selection for small, medium or large cubes. Dometic’s portable toilet is made from durable materials and construction that will stand up to the most rugged of camping conditions. The scratch-resistant finish keeps it clean and looking new for years, while its adult-size seat and lid with side latch provide comfort and secure transport. It features a powerful push-button high-pressurized flush and easy-view tank level indicator.

Information about the Patty O’Mat promotion, including a dealer locator and how to claim the free mat, can be seen at www.RV.com/promotion.aspx.

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