Fleetwood Orbit

Model Orbit made by Fleetwood got 6 consumer complains, 1 investigation there is 1 recall as well as 1 service bulletin. Consumer complaints with reference, among others things, to electrical system, equipment. Technical service bulletines regarding electrical system. The car had one investigation (equipment). There was one recall concerning equipment .

Model 2005


CampaignManufacturerManufacturing dateType# of units affectedDate Owner notified MfgRecall Initiated byManufacturers of recalled vehicles/productsReport Recieved DateRecord Creation DateRegulation Part NumberFMVSS Number
05V181000FLEETWOOD FOLDING TRAILER, INC.from 03/01/2005 to 03/01/2005V (Vehicle)12905/27/2005MFRFTCA, INC04/28/200504/28/2005
Defect SummaryCertain towable travel trailers were built without a bedroom emergency egress window.
Consequence SummaryIn the event of a fire or other emergency, persons in the front bedroom area must exit through the access door. if the access door is blocked, there is no way out of the trailer, increasing the risk of injuries to the trailer occupants.
Corrective SummaryDealers will replace the current sliding window with an emergency egress exit window free of charge. the recall began on may 27, 2005. owners may contact fleetwood folding trailer at 1-814-445-9661.
NotesCustomers may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov.


BulletinBulletin dateReplacement BulletinItem no.SummaryAdded
012603/01/200510013554Installing strap loops on battery trays. *tt04/21/2005


NHTSA IDManufacturerDate openDate closeSubjectRecall campaign
 This investigation was opened based on odi's receipt of a congressional letter on behalf of a constituent.the constituent reported incidents where the slide out room of his motor home would inadvertently move (extend) during highway use.odi was concerned that a fully extended slide out would degrade the vehicle's dynamic handling characteristics and/or possibly impact an object or another vehicle, resulting in a crash.odi contacted fleetwood and discovered that slide out rooms were installed in motor homes, travel trailers and folding trailers. as part of the investigation odi visited a rv show and the fleetwood paxinos plant to examine slide outs in various new make and model vehicles and gain an understanding of how the systems work.during the investigation odi learned that there are two methods used to extend slide out rooms.some manufacturers use hydraulic systems and others, such as fleetwood, use an electric motor. (continued on page 2)

Consumer Complaints

Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
 2005 fleetwood orbit's four brakes had damaged wiring shorting the brake system. *kb the wires to the magnets were rubbing on the hubs to the extent that one pair was worn through, shorting out the brake system. the one good brake did not have the wire retaining clips fastened. the brakes were by quality trailer products. one wheel was badly misaligned resulting in extreme tire wear. within the first 500 miles one wire from the brake housing shorted to the frame resulting in brake failure, the wire did not have enough slack. *nm
 Tl* the contact owns a 2005 fleetwood orbit fifth wheel trailer with a dometic refrigerator, model number rm2652. the contact stated that refrigerator was replaced twice within two years due to ammonia leaking from the unit. the manufacturer was contacted who replaced the unit at their expense but the failure persisted. the contact was concerned with the possibility of the unit catching fire. the failure and current mileages were unavailable.
 Tl- the contact owns a 2005 fleetwood orbit fifth wheel trailer. the contact stated the cooling unit was replaced in 2005 and then needed to be replaced again in 2006. the contact has stated the unit leaks ammonia and they feel it is unsafe. dometic has replaced the unit, but each unit generates the same leak. the contact feels this is a safety issue because the unit can catch fire.rl