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Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):
     JAYCO / GREYHAWK CLASS C 2008-2009 2011
     JAYCO / MELBOURNE CLASS C 2008-2011
Manufacturer: JAYCO, INC. Mfr’s Report Date: SEP 14, 2012
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V451000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1,596
Jayco RV LogoJayco, Inc., (Jayco) is recalling certain model year 2008-2009 and 2011 Greyhawk Class C motorhomes, model year 2008-2011 Melbourne Class C motorhomes, and 2008-2010 Octane Sport Utility travel trailers manufactured from May 21, 2007, through September 10, 2010, equipped with Iota-brand transfer switches. These trailers may have an improper electrical connection at the buss bar on the affected transfer switches. This improper connection may lead to overheating and melting of the transfer switch.
Overheating and melting of the transfer switch increases the risk of a fire.
Jayco will notify owners, and dealers will replace the transfer switch, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in September 2012. Owners may contact Jayco at 1-800-283-8267.


Jay Flight Swift SLX Travel TrailerYear-over-year RV towables and travel trailer sales were flat in June, up 0.4 percent, while registrations for the first six months increased 7.1 percent according to the latest report from Statistical Surveys Inc. (SSI).

The study results showed:

  • Sales for the high-volume travel trailer sector edged up 2.1 percent in June while year-to-date registrations rose 10.5 percent.
  • Fifth-wheel registrations increased 0.7 percent for the month and 4.3 percent through June.
  • Folding camping trailer sales declined 16.4 percent in June and 13.2 percent year-to-date.
  • Park model sales were flat for the month, up 0.4 percent, and declined 17.3 percent through June.

Thor Industries Inc. was the towable sales leader year-to-date with a 36.1 percent market share, followed by Forest River Inc. at 21.7 percent and Jayco Inc. with a 12.1 percent share.

By segment for the first six months, Thor was No. 1 in travel trailer sales with a 32.6 percent share, ahead of Forest River (21.8 percent) and Jayco (13.8 percent). Thor held a commanding lead in fifth-wheel sales, capturing a 53.3 percent market share, while Forest River posted a 17.5 percent share and Jayco had a 6.3 percent share.

Forest River was the folding camping trailer sales leader for the six months with a 43.5 percent market share while Jayco (19.2 percent) held the No. 2 position followed by Forest River’s Coachmen RV division (10.8 percent). In the park model segment, Thor was No. 1, posting a 26.5 percent market share, with Kropf Manufacturing Co. at No. 2, holding a 10.7 percent share, and Skyline Corp. third at 10.1 percent.

To subscribe to this or other SSI reports, contact Scott Stropkai, national RV sales manager, at (616) 281-9898 ext. 128, or (616) 446-8179 (cell).


Jay Flight Swift SLX Travel Trailer

Jayco Jay Flight Swift SLX Travel Trailer

Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):
Manufacturer: JAYCO, INC. Mfr’s Report Date: AUG 03, 2012
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V393000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected: 300
Jayco is recalling certain model year 2012-2013 Jay Flight Swift SLX Travel trailers manufactured from October 24, 2011, through July 3, 2012. These trailers may have oversized bearings installed in the axle. This may cause excessive movement in the wheel hub, causing the bearings to become overheated and worn.
Overheated and worn bearings may lead to axle failure while driving, increasing the risk of a crash.
Jayco will notify owners, and dealers will replace the axle bearings with proper size bearings, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in August 2012. Owners may contact Jayco at 1-800-283-8267.
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.
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