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Old 02-10-2011, 11:37 PM   #1
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troubles with leveling 2005 Georgetown

Dear camping mates.
I purchased my 2005 Georgetown in November. Since then, I have popped the windshield out at the top corners 3 times. It appears to happen when leveling side to side, twice prior to receiving the manuals I purchased from Forest River that shows to level front to back first, which has pretty much stopped it from happening. However, this past weekend when my son was using it, he did great when leveling the unit, but when he pushed the "retract all" button, the windshield popped out on the left top corner.

One thing I have done is to purchase some of the "lego type" blocks for leveling, and this has made a huge difference so I don't have to level side to side any more. The problem was that I didn't mention this to my son last weekend.

Has anyone else had this problem, and if so what did you do to make sure it didn't happen again? $135.00 each time to have the glass shop glue it back in is a bit steep.

Any help you could send my way would be great.


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Old 02-11-2011, 06:39 AM   #2
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I know you have no warranty claim due to the age of the coach but maybe contact Mike Burns at FR and ask if there have been any other issues like yours and did they find a solution? It sounds like the body is racking and twisting which is releasing the windshield. I have heard of a few where the windshield has cracked during leveling due to the opening being too tight and when the body twists it broke the wind shield.

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Old 02-11-2011, 09:52 AM   #3
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What body length is your rig and which chassis is it on? The levelers on my '02 325 (which we bought last July) move erratically. Haven't had a windsheild problem and I'm hoping the 32-footer (Ford F53) is stiff enough in torsion that I won't in future.

I don't have auto-level, but I do use the "Retract All" feature.
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Old 02-11-2011, 11:02 AM   #4
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Ford Chassis and 375 body style

My glass shop felt there may be an issue with the rubber gasket getting too hard, or having shrunk as well. I have already contacted Fred Burns at FR and he felt I may be trying to lift it too far side to side, that is why I went with the blocks to level it side to side first. Using the all retract option hasn't been an issue until this past weekend.

I have noticed one of the jacks retracting once, when I was trying to level side to side, and this may need further looking into. I don't think a jack should retract while still applying pressure to level the rig.

I will keep you all posted as to what I find out.

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