King Of The Road Royalite 1997-2007

Model Royalite made by King Of The Road got 2 consumer complains as well as 1 recall. Consumer complaints with reference to tires. . There was one recall concerning equipment .

Car model

Model 1997


CampaignManufacturerManufacturing dateType# of units affectedDate Owner notified MfgRecall Initiated byManufacturers of recalled vehicles/productsReport Recieved DateRecord Creation DateRegulation Part NumberFMVSS Number
11V085000KING OF THE ROAD V (Vehicle)76101/14/2011ODICHIEF INDUSTRIES02/02/201102/10/2011
Defect SummaryKing of the road is recalling certain recreational vehicles equipped with 1200-series norcold refrigerators. the population of refrigerators being addressed contains either a sensing algorithm or thermal switch to shut off power to the refrigerator when high temperatures are detected in order to prevent a potential fire. the response times of the sensor algorithm and thermal switch devices to stop power are not sufficient.
Consequence SummaryThe sensing algorithm or thermal switch installed to shut off power to the refrigerator when high temperatures are detected due to a possible hydrogen gas leak may not shut off in sufficient time to prevent a fire.
Corrective SummaryKing of the road is working with norcold to identify and notify any affected owners. owners will be instructed to contact norcold dealers to receive the remedy free of charge. please see norcold's defect report 10e-049 for additional information. the recall began on january 14, 2011. owners may contact norcold at 1-800-767-9101.
NotesOwners 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 .

Consumer Complaints

Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
 Dt: while traveling on highway at 50 mph the tread on the tires peeled off. this occurred on right curb side of a 5th wheel trailer. the tire tread slapped the fender area of the trailer which resulted in $3,000 damage to that trailer. the tire carcass remained inflated to 80 psi even though the tread separated. consumer noticed this immediately , therefore additional damage or an accident did not result. took vehicle to a dealer, who would not repair or replace tire, requiring the consumer to deal with firestone. tire and tread was sent to firestone, and they refused the claim because they felt the tire was under inflated. consumer had several correspondences with firestone, who refused to recognize any claims. consumer replaced the tires. consumer feel the tires were not suitable for the trailer application. firestone, model steeltex r4s, lt 265/75r16e. *ak updated 11/02/05. *jb
 1997 royalite 5th wheel rv driver rear left tire blew out while driving at 60 mph. *mr the following day, another tire on the same side had blown out as well. both tires had tread separation. *sc *jb

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