Let me know your thoughts on this:
1. The fact that Forrest River is agreeing to cover the charges for out of warranty 'orignal owner' cases shows that they admit there is a defect in the orange return hoses. Note: if you're not a 'orignal owner', you're on your own.
2. There are obvious safety concerns. Although unlikely, there is the possibility that a slide can extend or jacks could fall while driving. Also, a line could burst while servicing your house batteries or loading a storage compartment causing serious harm.
3. Despite the fact that FR admits that there is an issue, they are not notifying their customers. IMHO, it's the less expensive route.
4. Despite the 40 + cases noted on this forum, there have only been a couple of reports to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/Vehicl...nt/index.xhtml
). This may explain FR's response. People need to report the issue.
Did I miss anything?
Just remember, the members of this forum makeup a very small subset of Georgetown owners. Many folks are not aware of this defect nor are they checking their lines at regular intervals. It's just a matter of time before an incident occurs.