Originally Posted by ActionJackson
When I was investigating the 3051 (3050), I did not google anything. I just perused the threads / posts on this forum and concluded that I did not want to take the chance that my RV would potentially be in the repair shop to have the full wall slide fixed for months at a time. Seems as though the
slide is under-engineered ( as stated to me by a dealer ) and concurred by some of the posters on this forum. I'm sure as time goes by, the kinks will be worked out and they will be much more trouble-free. I'll get one then.
If you are happy with your 3050/3051, I'm happy for you. I wish I would have been comfortable getting one.
Brian, We are planning a purchase later this year of a new 3050S. We really love the floorplan and the spacious feeling of the kitchen & bathroom area, so we are pretty stuck on this model. After reading of what seems to be quite a few problems with the full wall slide, we are somewhat concerned about the quality, durability and design of the slide.
Having worked most of my career in the heavy-duty truck industry in parts, service and warranty, I know that manufacturers keep statistics on warranty problems. My question concerns the failure rate of the slides....How many 3050/3051 models have been produced each year and how many slide failure problems have been experienced each year? If the percentage is very low, then maybe I'm concerned for no reason. Have any product improvements been made to the slide since it was introduced, etc.
The truck mfr I worked for had a motto which is part of the everyday American language..."Built like a Mack Truck" I realize that the RV industry does not operate exactly like the truck industry, but If we purchase a 3050 like we want, we will be able to say it is "Built like a Forest River" and mean it.