Since early April we have published several alerts on recalled motor homes and fifth wheel travel trailers from many different companies including New Horizons, Scotty, Sprinter, Extreme and Kit RV and – as of today – Coachmen. If you want to keep track of motor home recalls click here and bookmark the following page.
The common denominator among these RV manufacturers’ recalled motor homes and fifth wheels is a refrigerator made by a company called the Dometic Corporation.
This is a very important recall because the refrigerators made by the Dometic Corporation may have a defect that causes pressurized coolant to release. If there is a gas flame present, this could result in a deadly fire.
As the recalled RVs continue to hit our desks, we will pass the information on to you. However, after so many recalls involving these refrigerators we advise you to be proactive and check to see what model you have in your motor home or fifth wheel travel trailer. It could save your life.
Dometic Corporation will repair the refrigerators for free by installing a secondary burn housing, a thermal fuse and a melt fuse. They have hired Stericycle Inc. to manage this process and assist owners in locating the closest dealership or service center capable of fixing the problem. Owners are to contact Dometic / Stericycle at 888-446-5157 for more information.
Note: We have not been made aware as to the full extent of the recalls involving Dometic Corporation’s refrigerator units. They may extend to other RV types, such as campers and full-size trailers. Please check all RV refrigerator units. If they are made by Dometic Corporation contact Stericycle for more information.
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JOE BISHOP says
I HAVE A 1992 PROWLER 5TH WHEEL WITH A REFRIGERATOR THAT LEAKS COOLANT. I DON’T KNOW IF IT IS COVERD OR NOT ,BUT ITS ASHAMED THAT THE QAULITY OF THIS PRODUCT WILL NOT LAST WITH NO MORE THAN WE USE IT. WE WERE TOLD BY A DEALER THAT WE HAVE TO REPLACE IT. HOW DO WE KNOW A NEW ONE WILL LAST.
I also have a 1992 prowler fifth wheel and the refrigerator no longer works because of coolant loss. Did you have any luck getting it repaired?
chris chelette says
The recall does not solve the problem and the hazzard still exist.
Dale Schut says
What is the latest on the ’92 Prowler fifth wheel/ Dometic recall. I had my refrigerator cooling unit replaced already…..Do I have options on reimbursement?
winferd baker says
just this saturday my 2004 wildreness ax6 37 ft 5th wheel caught fire in my driveway,the fire dept got the fire out but the unit is totalled ! i verified through the
fire marshall that the fire was cause by this recall.PLEASE be warned as a second owner i was not aware of this issue!
thanks for reading
jeff may says
i have a 2005 prowler regal 5th wheel. the nose piece(front above the hitch) has split out 2 times. the first time the unit was under warrenty and unfortunatly not now. the split is verticle starting at the screw holes at the top of the cap and coming down app. 18 inches all the way through the outer material. would appreciate any info pertaining to recalls of defective workmanship pertaining to this. sincerly