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Old 04-07-2014, 03:04 PM   #31
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Yea I have noticed that sometimes in auto that I would end up with one jack not even touching the ground after it was complete. I won't leave it like this, and I do resort to manual for sure. The gravel brings up an interesting point. We were on gravel/DG when this happened. The site was fairly level, but did need a little more lift in the rear to get things right. Quite possibly when the tire began to lose some grip the jack pad slipped a bit and did what Parpar was suggesting but this process took several hours, as it was good and level when we set up camp, and failed while we were out on a walk. It was out in Salton Sea, so maybe there was a little quake that day that set it into motion. It's been pretty active out there lately. Waiting on the dealer for more info.


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Old 04-07-2014, 08:30 PM   #32
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Have you contacted Quadra (MFG of Bigfoot)? I bet they have seen this before and that is why the cross member came into play.
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Old 04-07-2014, 08:32 PM   #33
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No, not personally. I'm hoping that the dealer will take care of everything, as it is still very under warranty.


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Old 04-07-2014, 09:14 PM   #34
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Interesting. If you go on the Big Foot website there are several places where they say the cross brace must be installed on the rear inside frame cylinder mounting location like is used on the Sunseeker. They have the brace like the pictured in this post, part number M29627 shown on the installation drawing and video instructions, but I could find no price. Simple enough to make but there certainly was a design improvement since the last time I looked. If you don't have the brace I think it would be a good idea to make one or get one installed. Simple insurance to prevent problems after the warranty ends. I wouldn't count on FR or BF doing a recall to add it because it is not a safety issue.
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Old 04-07-2014, 09:57 PM   #35
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Well the first thing the service writer said when I dropped it off and he crawled under to take a peek was, "ummmm, this should have a brace on it". He will be getting it and installing it along with the frame repair all under warranty. Our rig's "lot brother" is still there for sale, and it is equipped with the brace. Same year and model and price. Someone screwed up IMO.


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Old 04-08-2014, 08:40 AM   #36
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It can be tricky in that most changes made to RVs are running changes not necessarily with any model year change over. You could have one built today without the change and the one built tomorrow will have it. Even if yours was correctly built with the older design I'm sure it will be retrofitted since you had the problem. Probably would also retrofit anyone who complains. However this issue is likely with Big Foot. I expect FR just installs what Big Foot supplies.
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Old 04-08-2014, 09:08 AM   #37
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For a while we didn't even install them. We sent the units to Bigfoot, they did everything. To try and shorten the lead time we started welding the brackets on every Ford and installed them as they came down the line. Saves us about 3-4 days in shipping time.
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Old 04-09-2014, 07:00 PM   #38
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Contacted Bigfoot today and spoke to them. It is part of the install kit. I asked if I could order the kit and pay for it. It is shipped. Cost $95. Could have made it cheaper but I figure using big foots kit will help maintain the WARRENTY. I will send receipt to dealer and see what happens.
Bet forest a River has a pile on the corner and nobody knows what it is. Wonder how many units were involved.
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Old 04-09-2014, 07:03 PM   #39
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Thanks to MKrase for bringing this to my attention. Thank you.. Posting your problem was instrumental in helping me to prevent the same problem.
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Thanks to MKrase for bringing this to my attention. Thank you.. Posting your problem was instrumental in helping me to prevent the same problem.

ME too!!
Since I'm out of warranty I just bought the square steel tube and two U bolts at hardware store for $15. Drilled some holes, painted it black and installed. Pretty simple.
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