RV News: Propane Fittings Recall Due To Fire Hazard
If you are the owner of a new RV, you should know that as many as 99,278 RVs are affected by a massive new recall due to a potentially hazardous LP quick connect fitting.
According to the recall, eight RV manufucturers unwittingly used cracked or porous RV propane fittings from the same supplier on both towable and motorized RVs. This LP quick connect fitting is used to quickly connect propane appliances (typically a propane barbecue or firepit) to the RV propane. The concern is that the leaky fittings could become a major fire hazard when they are exposed to a spark or open flame.
Which models are affected by the RV propane fittings recall?
The recall includes 38 different models of 2021, 2022, and 2023 RVs from eight different RV manufacturers. If you have an RV on the list below, contact your RV dealer. RV dealers are replacing the defective part with a new one.
- Freedom Express
- Cross Trail
- Freelander Fifth Wheels And Travel Trailers.
East To West Alta 2021-2022
- Della Terra
- Silver Lake
Forest River 2021-2022
- Cedar Creek
- Stealth Evo
- XLR Toyhauler
- Palomino Puma
- Prime Time Avenger
- Shasta Oasis
Forest River 2022
- Work And Play
- Prime Time
- Sportsmen Classic
- Sportsmen Se
- Sportsmen Sportster
- Full House
- Mobile Suites
- Shadow Cruiser
Heartland Fuel 2022
Thor Motor Coach 2022
- Coach Compass
- Coach Delano
- Four Winds
- Super Lite
- Super Lite Maxx TT
Highland Ridge 2021-2022
Mesa Ridge 2021-2022
Mesa Ridge 2021-2022
- Mesa Ridge Xlt
- Open Range
- Open Range Light
- Range Roamer
How to test RV propane fittings for leaks
If you can’t get your RV in to the dealer right away, you can test the fitting for leaks yourself using a spray bottle of soapy water. However, you’ll still need to get the fitting defective swapped out at the RV dealer to have it covered under the recall.
- Do this outdoors. Extinguish any open flames or sources of heat.
- Turn on the propane valve.
- If there is a strong smell of rotten eggs near the quick connect, you have a leak. Turn the propane valve off and don’t turn it back on until the fitting is replaced.
- If there is no discernable smell of leaking propane gas, connect your gas appliance to the gas using the quick-connect on the RV.
- Liberally spray the LP quick connect fitting with soapy water.
- Look for bubbles in the soapy water on the fitting. If there are bubbles, turn the propane off and don’t turn it on again until the defective fitting is replaced with a new one.
RVers looking for valuable how-to information have learned to go to the experts. Forums such as iRV2.com and blog sites like RV LIFE, Do It Yourself RV, and Camper Report provide all the information you need to enjoy your RV. You’ll also find brand-specific information on additional forums like Air Forums, Forest River Forums, and Jayco Owners Forum.
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Lynne Fedorick is a freelance writer with 35 years of RVing experience. She specializes in topics such as fulltime RV life, great destinations for RVers, RV organization, RV News, RV tech, and dog behavior/training.
6 thoughts on “RV Propane Fittings Recall: Are You Affected?”
Manufacturer name,.were they sold on Amazon / other retailers, etc. ?
How does one identify the valve affected?
Replacement part is on Amazon. About $15, you need a 9/16″ wrench and Replacement comes with yellow thread tape. 10 minutes vs. a trip to your dealership.
The units affected is changing hourly so the above list is a good start. It probably would be best to go to your trailer manufacturers forum or website and do a search there. We have a FR Alta and it’s not listed above but it is included in FR website list.
Please tell me if Outdoors RV is listed in this RV propane defect.
I called camping world to fix this recall on 5/26/22. They could not get me in to fix it until October!! What?
20 bucks. 10 minutes work. Start camping tomorrow.