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Old 10-20-2015, 11:59 PM   #1
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Winnebago Recall On Leaking LP Hose Important!!

Winnebago Industries, Inc. (Winnebago) is recalling certain model year 2013-2016 Winnebago Era, Travato, View, Trend, Via, Journey, and Tour motorhomes and Itasca Navion, Viva, Reyo, Meridian, and Elipse motorhomes manufactured June 26, 2012, to August 26, 2015. In the affected vehicles, the high pressure liquid propane (LP) hose may harden and result in an LP leak at the crimp fitting.
Check here: @ www.-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov.
Just FYI but this should be taken seriously.
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Old 10-21-2015, 12:38 AM   #2
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Old 10-21-2015, 12:10 PM   #3
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Thanks for posting this info. My motorhome is one that is affected by this recall. Since it may be some time before Winnebago has replacement parts and sends out notification, I'm guessing the best thing to do for now is to turn off the LP tank valve.
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Old 10-22-2015, 10:47 AM   #4
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I called Winnebago Customer Service and got right through, no recorded menus, etc. I was told that owners of affected units would receive a letter within 60 days. I asked since my motorhome is a 2016, if the issue with hardening LP hose doesn't pose an immediate danger. She agreed that I shouldn't be in imminent danger.
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Old 12-08-2015, 05:23 AM   #5
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... I asked since my motorhome is a 2016, if the issue with hardening LP hose doesn't pose an immediate danger. She agreed that I shouldn't be in imminent danger.
Ken,

You should be aware that some of us with recalled units have experienced the failure well before one year has passed. In our case the propane hose failed 10 months after we had received delivery. Others have experienced failure even sooner.
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Old 12-08-2015, 08:32 AM   #6
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Dan,
How did you discover that you had a bad LP hose? What were the warning signs?
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Old 12-08-2015, 08:55 AM   #7
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Dan,
How did you discover that you had a bad LP hose? What were the warning signs?

It was really a lucky find. I was pulling into the Lichtsinn service bay for scheduled service when the service manager said he smelled propane. The leak must have just started as we were on our way home after a nearly 10 week trip to Alaska.
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Old 12-08-2015, 05:38 PM   #8
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Dan,

Did you or dealer find a noticeable drop on the LP tank gauge or your inside digital gauge? How long had it been since you had filled your LP tank? Sorry,
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Old 12-08-2015, 06:28 PM   #9
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Tom,

Tank dropped from full to 3/4 full in an hour or less. Must have been a pretty good leak. Your Brave isn't subject to a recall, is it?
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Old 12-08-2015, 08:16 PM   #10
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Dan,
Thanks, no the Brave is not on any of the list I have seen so far and I have not received a notice. It's just good to be aware. Glad to hear you caught yours before it cause a real problem.
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Thanks, no the Brave is not on any of the list I have seen so far and I have not received a notice. It's just good to be aware. Glad to hear you caught yours before it cause a real problem.
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BTW, Tom, I just love the Brave. We were at the Winnebago Grand National Rally when they rolled it out. Really like what they did with the retro design to make it so modern inside!

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Old 12-09-2015, 08:07 AM   #12
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Thanks Dan,

We really enjoy it. We stepped down from a Tiffin diesel pusher so it took a lot of getting use to. But it is exactly what we wanted. Funny story, on the way home for taking delivery I stopped at a rest stop and a man about 70 come up and is admiring the Brave and says to me, "it looks great, is that a new paint job." I said yeah, it's brand new. starting to see more on the road also, was beginning to think I had the only one. Ha.
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I received my recall notice. I already have a service appointment on January 18th to fix the steps which are not extending. The service scheduler said she's already been quite busy with phone calls about this recall. She said she "hopes" they'll have enough parts in stock for this recall by the time of my appointment.
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Old 12-13-2015, 09:55 PM   #14
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We had a propane pressure regulator fail early on. Our propane line failed while driving down the highway, sounded like a blowout. Quite spooky, but i was able to get the propane shut off without an explosion. It was hot summer in TX, and the exhaust & turbo get plenty hot enough to ignite the propane. We had the line replaced, and while Camping World was refilling my propane tank, the tech smelled another leak. They took it back and also replaced another propane line. I was told that the high pressure line that blew and was replaced, will have to be replaced again, by the line with the new part number, when they get them in. Of course, no one is supposed to use their propane until the new lines are installed. I was told after the first failure that the undercoating sprayed on by Winnebago had compromised the propane line, and made it fail. The tech & I feel the line was made up wrong, and had a fitting on the end that caused the high pressure line to have to bend excessively, because it failed near the fitting.
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