Fleetwood Wilderness Advantage

Model Wilderness Advantage made by Fleetwood got 1 consumer complain as well as 1 recall. Consumer complaints with reference to wheels. . There was one recall concerning equipment .

Model 2006


CampaignManufacturerManufacturing dateType# of units affectedDate Owner notified MfgRecall Initiated byManufacturers of recalled vehicles/productsReport Recieved DateRecord Creation DateRegulation Part NumberFMVSS Number
07V006000FLEETWOOD ENTERPRISES, INC.from 01/25/2006 to 02/03/2006V (Vehicle)3301/24/2007MFRFLEETWOOD ENTERPRISES, INC.01/05/200701/10/2007567
Defect SummaryCertain fifth wheel travel trailers fail to comply with the requirements of part 567, 'certification.' the gross vehicle weight rating (gvwr) is incorrect.
Consequence SummaryA misprinted label could lead to improper vehicle loading or tire inflation which could result in tire failure, increasing the risk of a crash.
Corrective SummaryOwners will be sent correct federal certification and trailer weight information tags and installation instructions. an owner can have these tags installed at their dealership if they do not want to install the tags themselves. the recall began on january 24, 2007. owners may contact fleetwood at 1-800-445-3307.
NotesFleetwood recall no. 70108.customers 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.

Consumer Complaints

Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
 Weld broke on wheel on our rv and damaged the driver side of our 5th wheel and rolled down the road the entire center of the wheel came un welded on august 9, 2009 we were on vacation with our rv and as we pulled out of a rv camp ground a wheel came off our 5th.wheel and of course did significant damage. fortunately we were not on the highway doing 55mph and it did not damage anything but our coach. this was caused by a defective wheel as you will see from the enclosed picture. the problem is the manufacturer tredit wheel and tire out of elkart, indiana said this was just a fluke and refused to check or replace any of the other wheels there for leaving the liability on the consumer. i will have new wheels put on the coach to prevent the possibility of another defect and possibly injuring another person. i will have the remaining old wheels inspected for any other defects. i would like to know is there any government regulations regarding safety of vehicle wheels and should this company be investigated for quality assurance so this does not happen to someone else and maybe injure or kill a bystander or another motorist. it was told to us that this was a usa manufactured wheel i am unable to attach the picture with this e-mail. *tr