Cracked LP Gas Quick Disconnect Fitting – 2022 DRV Mobile Suites & Full House Fifth Wheel Recreational Vehicles

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May 3, 2022 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 22V292000

Cracked LP Gas Quick Disconnect Fitting

A gas leak in the presence of an ignition source can increase the risk of a fire.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 22V292

Manufacturer DRV Suites

Components EQUIPMENT

Potential Number of Units Affected 88

 

Summary

DRV Suites (DRV) is recalling certain 2022 DRV Mobile Suites and Full House fifth wheel recreational vehicles. The quick disconnect fittings in the LP gas system may be cracked, causing a gas leak.

 

Remedy

Dealers will inspect and replace the fittings, if necessary, free of charge. Owner notification letters were mailed in June 29, 2022. Owners may contact DRV customer service at 1-260-562-3500.

 

Notes

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.nhtsa.gov.

 


22v292 NHTSA
2022-226 TC

DRV LP Gas Quick Disconnect
Inspection and Replacement instruction

WCC: 99.02.13
.1 inspection/ .3 replace

 

STEP 1: LOCATE THE QUICK DISCONNECT(S);

  • USUALLY THEY ARE LOCATED ON THE BOTTOM OF THE CHASSIS RAIL

 

STEP 2: IDENTIFY THE COLOR OF RUBBER DUST CAP;

  • BLACK RUBBER DUST CAP(S) THAT HAS “ENERCO GROUP” ETCHED ON THE SLIDER – THIS IS A RECALLED QUICK DISCONNECT AND REMEDY IS REQUIRED
  • BLUE RUBBER DUST CAP(S) – NOT A RECALLED QUICK DISCONNECT
  • YELLOW RUBBER DUST CAP(S) – NOT A RECALLED QUICK DISCONNECT

 

STEP 2A: REMOVE THE QUICK DISCONNECT(S);

  • ADJUST ONE WRENCH TO FIT THE HEX FLATS OF THE PIPE NIPPLE INSTALLED INTO THE END OF THE QD WHICH THEN CONNECTS TO A MANIFOLD OR BRACKET CONNECTED TO A LPG HOSE
  • ADJUST THE OTHER WRENCH TO FIT THE BODY OF THE QD, KEEP WRENCH CLOSE TO THE PIPE NIPPLE SIDE OF THE QD
  • KEEP STEADY PRESSURE ON THE PIPE NIPPLE WRENCH, DO NOT ALLOW IT TO ROTATE;
  • UNTHREAD THE QUICK DISCONNECT FROM THE PIPE NIPPLE
  • REMOVE ADJUSTABLE WRENCHES AND SET ASIDE FOR USE AGAIN
  • USE THE WIRE BRUSH TO CLEAN ANY REMAINING SEALANT OR DEBRIS FROM THE PIPE NIPPLE THREADS
  • CLEAN OFF WITH A RAG, ENSURING NOT TO GET ANY DEBRIS INSIDE OF THE PIPE NIPPLE

 

STEP 2B: INSTALL THE QUICK DISCONNECT(S);

  • APPLY EITHER PIPE SEALANT OR YELLOW TEFLON TAPE TO THE PIPE NIPPLE THREADS
  • DO NOT APPLY PIPE SEALANT INSIDE OF THE QUICK DISCONNECT
  • ADJUST ONE WRENCH TO FIT THE HEX FLATS OF THE PIPE NIPPLE INSTALLED INTO THE END OF THE QD WHICH THEN CONNECTS TO A MANIFOLD OR BRACKET CONNECTED TO A LPG HOSE
  • KEEP STEADY PRESSURE ON THE PIPE NIPPLE WRENCH, DO NOT ALLOW IT TO ROTATE
  • HAND THREAD THE NEW QUICK DISCONNECT UNTIL TIGHT ONTO THE PIPE NIPPLE
  • ADJUST THE OTHER WRENCH TO FIT THE BODY OF THE QD, KEEP WRENCH CLOSE TO THE PIPE NIPPLE SIDE OF THE QD
  • TIGHTEN THE QUICK DISCONNECT:
    • IF USING YELLOW TEFLON TAPE: 2 FULL TURNS
  • ORIENT THE LEVER PARALLEL WITH THE GROUND o IF USING LP GAS THREAD SEALANT: 1 FULL TURN
  • ORIENT THE LEVER PARALLEL WITH THE GROUND

 

STEP 3A: IF THE AUXILIARY HOSE HAS A RUBBER BLACK DUST CAP, THE QUICK DISCONNECT NEEDS TO BE REPLACED;

  • ADJUST ONE WRENCH TO FIT THE HEX FLATS OF THE BRASS BARB FITTING INSTALLED INTO THE END OF THE BLACK LP HOSE WHICH THEN CONNECTS TO THE QD
  • ADJUST THE OTHER WRENCH TO FIT THE BODY OF THE QD, KEEP WRENCH CLOSE TO THE BRASS BARB FITTING SIDE OF THE QD
  • KEEP STEADY PRESSURE ON THE BRASS BARB FITTING WRENCH, DO NOT ALLOW IT TO ROTATE;
  • UNTHREAD THE QUICK DISCONNECT FROM THE BRASS BARB FITTING
  • REMOVE ADJUSTABLE WRENCHES AND SET ASIDE FOR USE AGAIN
  • USE THE WIRE BRUSH TO CLEAN ANY REMAINING SEALANT OR DEBRIS FROM THE BRASS BARB FITTING THREADS
  • CLEAN OFF WITH A RAG, ENSURING NOT TO GET ANY DEBRIS INSIDE OF THE BRASS BARB FITTING

 

STEP 4: Perform a bubble solution test with soapy water

  • Pressurize the entire system to 10 to 14in water column.
  • Spray changed LP quick disconnect with soapy water or leak detector bubble solution.
  • Monitor for bubbles. If bubbles found retighten or repeat step 2b and retest (Step 4)

 


Chronology :

4/6/22 was notified by Thor Corp of Forest Rivers findings of faulty disconnects.

4/7 to 4/20 FRC and Warranty claims investigation and analysis.

4/19 Received shipment and PO information from Flex Tech.

4/20 – found “0” warranty claims with no property damage or personal injuries.

4/20 received letter from Flex-Tech stating LP disconnect issue with Flex-Techs findings.

4/26 safety committee meeting voted for voluntary recall. Investigation called for to determine the affected unit scope and range.

 


22E034 – Cracked LP Gas Quick Disconnect Fitting – Mr. Heater 1/4 Quick Connector Set

 

22E034 – Cracked LP Gas Quick Disconnect Fitting – Mr. Heater 1/4 Quick Connector Set

 


2 Affected Products

Vehicles

MAKE MODEL YEAR
DRV FULL HOUSE 2022
DRV MOBILE SUITES 2022

 


9 Associated Documents

Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-22V292-3686.pdf 902.503KB

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Defect Notice 573 Report

RCLRPT-22V292-9610.PDF 215.679KB

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Recall 573 Report – 5/5/2022

RCLRPT-22V292-3301.PDF 215.741KB

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Remedy Instructions and TSB

RCRIT-22V292-1106.pdf 346.406KB

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Manufacturer Notices(to Dealers,etc)

RCMN-22V292-0734.pdf 150.089KB

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ISSUED Owner Notification Letter(Part 577)

RCONL-22V292-2217.pdf 52.167KB

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Recall Quarterly Report #1, 2022-2

RCLQRT-22V292-1863.PDF 211.124KB

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Recall Quarterly Report #2, 2022-3

RCLQRT-22V292-4890.PDF 211.227KB

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Recall Quarterly Report #3, 2022-4

RCLQRT-22V292-8255.PDF 211.315KB

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Latest Recalls Documents

https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs/documentList.xhtml?docId=22V292&docType=RCL

 


 

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