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Forest River Sunseeker Class C Motorhome

Forest River Sunseeker Class C Motorhome

Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):
     FOREST RIVER / FORESTER 2010-2013
Manufacturer: FOREST RIVER, INC. Report Receipt Date: SEP 18, 2012
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V458000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1,585
Forest River, Inc., (Forest River) is recalling certain model year 2010-2013 Sunseeker 2860, 3120, 3170, Forester 2861, 3121, 3171, and Lexington 283 Class C motorhomes, manufactured from August 18, 2009, through September 12, 2012. The liquid propane gas (LPG) fuel line that supplies fuel to appliances in the slide out, can become damaged.
A damaged LPG fuel line can lead to an explosion and/or fire, increasing the risk of injury or death.
Forest River will notify owners, and dealers will repair the affected vehicles free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in October 2012. Owners may contact Forest River at 1-574-295-8749.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153), or go to

Fifth Wheel Travel Trailer RV Recreational VehicleFour trailers were burned in the fire early Saturday morning, with three of those destroyed. The fourth one received damage on one side, said RCMP.

The fire was reported around 4:30 a.m. July 27.

No one was in the trailer where the fire started at the AG Society Campground, but a man, woman and their pet bird in a neighboring trailer narrowly escaped before the blaze engulfed their trailer.

Officials believe the fire started from a laptop that overheated in one of the trailers.

“The Office of the Fire Commissioner believed it was sitting on a carpet. So when it’s charging and sitting on carpet, you may not notice the heat in the amount of time it would take to charge up but over a prolonged period of time that’s likely going to cause problems,” said Cpl. Scott Fefchak of Killarney RCMP.

Officials said if you’re going to be away for an extended period of time, it’s best to unplug as many devices and appliances as possible.

Damage estimates for the trailers lost in the blaze have not yet been determined. But the four travel trailers are considered a total loss.

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ALVA, OK – Neighbors noticed smoke coming from a fifth-wheel travel trailer Sunday afternoon and called the Alva Fire Department who arrived at the scene three minutes later.

Fire Chief Kirk Trekell said the trailer belonged to Verlin McMurphy who had parked and unhooked it about two and one/half hours prior to the fire.

After unhooking the unit, McMurphy noticed the slide-out unit seemed to still be out a little bit.

He engaged the system to move it all the way in.

Chief Trekell said, “We came to the conclusion that something in that system generated enough heat to start a fire in the service area in the front.”

There was heavy fire damage to the compartment housing the equipment and moderate smoke damage throughout the inside of the trailer, Trekell said.
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