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Old 05-25-2016, 10:54 PM   #21
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I drove that way on my way to Michigan. We drove over the grand escandle staircase in Utah and it topped out at about 9800', no problems.
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Old 05-26-2016, 09:36 PM   #22
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I drove that way on my way to Michigan. We drove over the grand escandle staircase in Utah and it topped out at about 9800', no problems.
Were you towing?

I think the highest we got on our way home was about 6500' between Billings and Missoula MT. Our Forester really revved up and did a great job. Don't know what the max RPMs are with the V10, but ours kicked up to about 5000.
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Old 05-28-2016, 10:48 AM   #23
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Hi Jim,

Congrats on your purchase! I also went the RVW route and they were great to deal with. Don't worry about the revs, this V10 and trans combo does a great job on hills. If you haven't turned on the tow/haul mode, it works great. I went over Vail Pass (10,666) and through the Eisenhower tunnel (11,158) on our return trip and barely tapped the brakes.

Hope to get up your way this summer. Enjoy the rest of your trip!

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Old 05-31-2016, 11:52 PM   #24
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I agree with the statement about getting an alignment. Our 2015 3011 had a lot of slop in the steering all the time and wandered all over the place when towing our Dodge Durango until we had an alignment.

Start with that and then drive it, you may find that's enough. So far it has been for me.

I noticed that you're from Eugene. I'm a fellow Forester owner in the area over here in Springfield and we bought from RVW. So far so good for us with purchase and help getting service after the sale. We had our warranty work done at Carrier RV Service and they were great. They also arranged for the alignment to be done by a local alignment shop while they had it in for warranty work. I don't know the name of the place but I'm sure they could tell you if you called them.

Good luck and have fun!!
We are planning to take our 3051 to Kaiser Brake & Alignment in Eugene, now that we're home. They do a lot of motorhomes and are the best around this area. Also will have them install a Roadmaster steering stabilizer and hope between that and the alignment the steering & handling will be much better. Does Carrier RV do all type of RV service and are they located in Springfield? It was pretty hairy driving down the Columbia Gorge with the strong crosswinds.
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Good to read you made it home safely !

Congradulations again on your new MH !
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Wheel alignment..way off!

After towing our Honda CR-V from Ohio to Oregon, we discovered that the steering seemed to be all over the place on the CR-V. We took it in to the Honda dealer and they said that the front alignment was quite a ways off and also one rear wheel was out of line. Having towed it over 2500 miles on some of the worst Interstates in the country, mostly in the midwest, I asked them if that could have caused it. They said that yes it could have. I'm not wanting to pay for an alignment after every trip, but don't think I can avoid all the rough roads.

Has anyone else ever had this problem and if so, what do you do to avoid it?
Our Honda and I would really appreciate any help
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I just returned from 5 weeks on the road with my 3051. The only problem I had was on the next to last campground. I was retracting my levelers, hit the retract button ( Big Foot ) and the jacks came up all the way but the all up light never came on, but all jacks were fully up. I crawled under and saw that the steel rod that the foot hits to show all are up had been bent. The jacks still work but I had to drive almost 700 miles with warning buzzer sounding, what a pain.
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I just returned from 5 weeks on the road with my 3051. The only problem I had was on the next to last campground. I was retracting my levelers, hit the retract button ( Big Foot ) and the jacks came up all the way but the all up light never came on, but all jacks were fully up. I crawled under and saw that the steel rod that the foot hits to show all are up had been bent. The jacks still work but I had to drive almost 700 miles with warning buzzer sounding, what a pain.
Seems when the foot hits something and turns, it tweaks the pin. I saw them at the local hardware stores I think.
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Seems when the foot hits something and turns, it tweaks the pin. I saw them at the local hardware stores I think.
I have had the same issue. Had the pin replaced once by dealer. As Sage says if the foot scrapes it will twist and bend the pin. Mine scrape going in and out of driveway so working on something to keep it from scraping. Currently have bent pin now. Have found replacements at DIY centers for .95 each. Easy to replace but have to cut pin at bottom to get out as when bent can not push it up past the sleeve it is in.
As a temp fix when the jacks are retracted you can push pin up slightly to activate the limit switch and push some paper(or something about 1/8") under the pin to keep the switch activated.
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I have had the same issue. Had the pin replaced once by dealer. As Sage says if the foot scrapes it will twist and bend the pin. Mine scrape going in and out of driveway so working on something to keep it from scraping. Currently have bent pin now. Have found replacements at DIY centers for .95 each. Easy to replace but have to cut pin at bottom to get out as when bent can not push it up past the sleeve it is in.
As a temp fix when the jacks are retracted you can push pin up slightly to activate the limit switch and push some paper(or something about 1/8") under the pin to keep the switch activated.
Thanks HopHed- Good trick to know. I couldn't drive 2 blocks with that alarm going.
Read somewhere, about the plastic cap in the photo. Maybe there's less friction so they won't bend. But mine aren't level when looking at the feet and any striking of the feet will surely bend them.
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