People who bought new 1994 through 2000 Fleetwood Class A and Class C motorhomes and who still own them might be eligible to get $250 for a supplemental braking system as a result of the settlement of a class-action lawsuit that was approved by the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas.
The motorhome owners who believe they are entitled to the payments have until April 18 to submit claims, according to the Escapees RV Club website, www.escapees.com.
More information about the settlement can be obtained by visiting the website www.brakingclaims.com. Claim forms also are available at www.brakingclaims.com.
The owners of the following 1994 through 2000 Fleetwood Class A models might be eligible for the $250 payments: American Eagle; American Dream; American Flyer; American Tradition, American Heritage; Bounder; Bounder diesel; Coronado; Discovery; Flair; Pace Arrow; Pace Arrow diesel; Pace Arrow Vision; Southwind and Southwind Storm.
The owners of the following 1994 through 2000 Fleetwood Class C models also might be eligible the payments: Jamboree; Jamboree Rallye; Tioga; Tioga Arrow; Tioga Montara; Tioga Walkabout and Tracker private label units.
The plaintiffs who brought the suit contended that Fleetwood “failed to disclose the true towing and braking capacity of its Class A and Class C motorhomes” for model years 1994 through 2000.
Fleetwood denied, and continues to deny any wrongdoing or liability but it decided to settle to avoid the burden, expense, risks and uncertainties involved with going to trial and possible appeals.
The federal court in San Antonio, Tex., approved the settlement and resolved all claims against Fleetwood in exchange for Fleetwood agreeing to pay $250 “for each timely, qualified claim” submitted by eligible motorhome owners.