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Old 01-21-2011, 02:34 PM   #1
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Incorrect Federal ID Tag

Found on the RV.net web site today:

Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):
DOUBLE TREE / ELITE 2006-2010

DOUBLE TREE / MOBILE SUITE 2006-2010

DOUBLE TREE / SELECT SUITE 2006-2010

Manufacturer: DOUBLETREE RV Mfr's Report Date: JAN 11, 2011
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 11V012000 N/A
NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: EQUIPMENT:LABELS
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1,417
Summary:
DRV IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2006-2010 ELITE, MOBILE SUITE, AND SELECT SUITE RECREATIONAL VEHICLES. THESE VEHICLES HAVE THE INCORRECT FEDERAL ID TAG, GROSS VEHICLE WEIGHT RATING (GVWR) INFORMATION LABELS WHICH FAILS TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF PART 567, "CERTIFICATION."
Consequence:
FAILURE TO FOLLOW PROPER VEHICLE LOADING SPECIFICATIONS BECAUSE OF A MISPRINTED LABEL COULD INCREASE THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy:
OWNERS WILL BE PROVIDED WITH NEW FEDERAL ID TAG INFORMATION LABEL AND INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING JANUARY 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT DRV AT 1-574-457-6472.

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Old 01-23-2011, 10:30 AM   #2
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Interesting. Since it's a recall I suppose the tag must be indicating a GVW that is too high. There wouldn't be a problem if it was rated below the actual capacity. I'm curious how they came to the conclusion that the tag was incorrect.
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Old 01-23-2011, 10:50 AM   #3
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Maybe they need to go back to the 16,500 LB. rating like our 2005s.
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I am interested to know.
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Old 01-23-2011, 10:52 AM   #4
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The NHTSA report does not specify, however they do list a phone number.

If I were to guess, I'd say they are weight labeled "too high"....

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Old 01-24-2011, 08:58 AM   #5
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Well, not to start anything, but I don't think I'll put too much faith in the opinion of a federal bureaucrat as to the capabilities of the frame and suspensions of an RV.

I would imagine that any reputable RV manufacturer wouldn't over-rate their units and risk lawsuits.

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Old 01-24-2011, 10:07 AM   #6
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Well, not to start anything, but I don't think I'll put too much faith in the opinion of a federal bureaucrat as to the capabilities of the frame and suspensions of an RV.

I would imagine that any reputable RV manufacturer wouldn't over-rate their units and risk lawsuits.

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Old 01-24-2011, 05:44 PM   #7
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"I would imagine that any reputable RV manufacturer wouldn't over-rate their units and risk lawsuits"....

Well I don't want to start anything either, but I have been around the block a time or two with this DRV rig....and I gotta ask...do you think DRV would be issuing updated weight stickers on their own volition ? I'd tend to believe the NHTSA got involved and probably for good reason. And isn't "reputable RV manufacturer" what you might call an oxymoron ?

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Old 01-24-2011, 10:31 PM   #8
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OH NO, we might have a lot of overweight rigs now with new weight tags!!! Some rigs were borderline before, now what.
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Old 01-25-2011, 12:16 AM   #9
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Weight sitckers

I was really, really going to try and not post on this but I just can't help myself.

I don't want to start anything either but I have to agree with Gemstone. Knowing what I know about DRV and Lippert and the willingness of both of these five and dime store run rinky dink company's to turn their back on known defective frame issues (Lippert not addressing the problem and DRV not halting production until the problem was addressed) it does not suprise me at all that DRV would misrepresent their product.

Goes back to that reputable part again. You can not be considered reputable and ignore the above problems.

Safety is of no concern to DRV they could care less I just got back from the first Kansas City show and there was a 36ft Mobile Suite 4 slide there setting on 16inch tires and wheels. There is no way that you can have a 36ft Mobile Suite on 16's and not be over what the wheels and tires are rated for. Not my opinion just simple math. Everything DRV makes except the 32's should be on 17.5's or better yet 19.5's. They also should be on 9000lb axles.

Sorry if I have offended anyone here I did not set out to do that. I'm just stating fact.

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Maybe, maybe DRV needs to go back to the three axle option(like in 2005), or just make them standard equipment.
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