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If Hurricane Ian Has You Staying In A Motorhome – Watch Out For This Recall

It’s no secret that Hurricane Ian wreaked havoc on the southwest and central Florida. The storm dumped loads of rain on areas and caused flooding from both storm surge and precipitation. Homes and businesses sustained plenty of wind damage too.

We are not here to glamorize the storm. That is not our intention at all. Hence, with that being said, our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone impacted by this event. And now that you have a little background information, we can change the direction this post is heading. The point is that many individuals were put out of their homes by the storm. Some folks chose to go stay with out-of-town relatives.

Meanwhile, others took refuge in shelters set up across the state. Of course, numerous Floridians are also staying in hotels while they get back on their feet. However, there is one particular group of people we want to discuss today, those staying in motorhomes for the time being. If that describes your situation, first off, you’ll want to be careful when driving from place to place.

An Accident Could Occur

With debris laying everywhere, you could easily run over something, pop a tire, and crash the RV. Also, with stop signs getting blown over and traffic lights blinking, the risk of an accident increases. A passenger vehicle driver might not be paying attention, run a light, and T-bone the side of your motorhome, leaving you or a loved one with severe injuries. Of course, if you’re lucky, wounds will enter the picture. The event could also kill an occupant within the RV. But what if something else were to blame besides road debris or a negligent driver?

Fire Danger Recall For Plateau TS Motorhomes

It has come to our attention that there are approximately 225 model year 2021-2022 Plateau TS motorhomes on the market with a potential problem. These units have DCF 4 circuit boards labeled for 30 amps. However, in reality, the fuse holder pins are only rated for 20 amps. This might not sound like a huge deal, but it can be. If that happens, the fuse or wiring can overheat.

Overheating/melting wiring increases the risk of a fire. Can you even imagine? You’re driving down the road, minding your own business, when your motorhome catches fire all of a sudden. Or, what if you and your people have turned in for the night? Everybody is catching some Z’s when flames ignite. It’s easy to see how that could result in someone getting injured or killed.

If you’re currently staying in one of these vehicles, it is in your best interest to find other accommodations for the time being. Contact the dealer where you bought or rented the motorhome to see if there is a remedy. Then, schedule an appointment to get the unit fixed right away.

Some Final Words

Have you been injured by a defective product like this one? Or did you get into a wreck with a negligent driver in Florida that left you seriously hurt? If you answered yes to either question, you might have the grounds to seek compensation for your damages. Those who wish to determine if they have legitimate restitution claims should contact us to schedule a case evaluation.

The professional will listen to what they have to say and help them determine the appropriate course of action to take. So, what are you waiting for? Set up your appointment today.

During his time as a public attorney for the State of Florida, Bernard Walsh developed a passion for defending the legal rights of Florida's citizens. Having seen many people being taken advantage of after being injured and the financial harm that can cause for families he committed himself fully to helping injured clients get justice, by fighting to make greedy insurance companies pay what they owe.

If Hurricane Ian Has You Staying In A Motorhome – Watch Out For This Recall

Goldman Babboni Fernandez
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