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Curly2001

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Posted: 11/09/18 07:49am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Keystone RV Company (Keystone) is recalling certain 2019 Dutchmen Aerolite and Atlas, Keystone Bullet, Laredo, Cougar, Hideout, Passport and Springdale, and Crossroads Sunset fifth wheels and travel trailers. The axles may be missing inner bearing races on the hubs, which can cause the bearing to burn out or cause the hub to overheat. If the bearing cup is not installed it could lead to a bearing failure, affecting vehicle handling and increasing the risk of a crash. Keystone will notify owners, and dealers will inspect axles for hub clearance. If the hub clearance is not sufficient, appropriate parts will be provided to correct the defect, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin December 11, 2018. Owners may contact Keystone customer service at 1-866-425-4369. Keystone’s number for this recall is 18-334.

Note: This was copied from RV Travel section of recalled vehicles.
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Posted: 11/09/18 08:24am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Curly2001 wrote:

Keystone RV Company (Keystone) is recalling certain 2019 Dutchmen Aerolite and Atlas, Keystone Bullet, Laredo, Cougar, Hideout, Passport and Springdale, and Crossroads Sunset fifth wheels and travel trailers. The axles may be missing inner bearing races on the hubs, which can cause the bearing to burn out or cause the hub to overheat. If the bearing cup is not installed it could lead to a bearing failure, affecting vehicle handling and increasing the risk of a crash. Keystone will notify owners, and dealers will inspect axles for hub clearance. If the hub clearance is not sufficient, appropriate parts will be provided to correct the defect, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin December 11, 2018. Owners may contact Keystone customer service at 1-866-425-4369. Keystone’s number for this recall is 18-334.

Note: This was copied from RV Travel section of recalled vehicles.
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"Bearing failure"?! How about =spindle= failure? How about HUB failure? "Appropriate parts" =should= be an entire axle replacement, IMO. What axles does Keystone use? Let me guess...LCI?

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Posted: 11/09/18 08:56am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

How can a bearing missing the inner race even make it to the buyer?


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Well, while Discount Tire was installing the new GY Endurance tires on our new 2019 Laredo I wiggled and rotated each wheel. All was fine. Towed 1500+ miles fully loaded to AZ in late Sept - early Oct without issues. Chris


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Bird Freak wrote:

How can a bearing missing the inner race even make it to the buyer?
I agree. I bet they don't find a single unit in the hands of a buyer that has this problem. Much to do about nothing.

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How is Dexter axles not being mentioned? They make the axles. It was one of their people who didn't install the bearings in the axle properly before being shipped to Lippert. Speaking of which, why isn't this recall industry wide?


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There is nothing to hold the balls/cylinders in if the inner race is missing. The trailer wouldn't make it 3-feet down the road.

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Posted: 11/09/18 01:22pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I am hoping the recall is just to make people aware of what is going on in the industry. I sure hope none got into the hands of the purchasers.
I think the same article had mentioned Heartland also.
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azdryheat wrote:

How is Dexter axles not being mentioned? They make the axles. It was one of their people who didn't install the bearings in the axle properly before being shipped to Lippert. Speaking of which, why isn't this recall industry wide?


The bearings are in the hub NOT the axle. Does anyone know if the axles are shipped complete ready to be installed?





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Yes, axles, springs..complete are shipped to the mfg of each type coach..( I have taken about 30 factory tours)..


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