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Old 06-13-2015, 07:26 AM   #11
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I agree 100%,,,
You need to demand a replacement,,, that unit will NEVER be right !!!
Maybe you need to get Forest River involved ???
Dealer must be held responsible !!!

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Old 06-13-2015, 07:40 AM   #12
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Trying to get FR involved is not worth the phone call, this is a breach of contract between the dealer and the owner.

I would however get a lawyer lined up.

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Old 06-13-2015, 07:48 AM   #13
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There are far too many RV's with problems from the manufacturers. We end up wasting our time correcting their poor workmanship. There should be enough of us to start a class action law suit - lawyers are always looking for something to chew on.
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Old 06-13-2015, 07:51 AM   #14
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Right On Idaho !!!
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Old 06-13-2015, 07:52 AM   #15
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Damage caused by dealership

I, too, would recommend requesting a brand new 5th wheel. Water damage can be in places that are not even visible. Also, even though your contract is between you and the dealer, it still is a Forest River 5th wheel and I'm sure they do not want a dealer like this handling their products! I would call Forest River, especially if you don't receive satisfaction from the dealer.
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Old 06-13-2015, 07:56 AM   #16
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New unit as soon as one is available and if not in time for your trip, then a loaner. I they push back. legal action is necessary. Make sure you keep the winterization contract and receipt. If they want to repair it, let them and they can sell it as used to someone else. You paid for a new unit, you should have one.

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Old 06-13-2015, 07:57 AM   #17
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As I said before,,, Throw it together,,, Get it off the end of the line,,,
Pay Day on Friday !!! That is the Manufactured Home Industries way !!!
Believe me,,, I once worked as a Service Manager for a Dealership !!!
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Old 06-13-2015, 08:26 AM   #18
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305RESGUY is absolutely right. I'm in a campground right now and shared your dilemma. Everyone said the same thing. I know it's easy for us to give all this advice and hard to actually do it. But you don't need the grief of a ruined, half fixed RV. Good luck!!
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Old 06-13-2015, 08:40 AM   #19
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If you have paperwork and receipts for the winterization then you have the dealer over a barrel. If they are unwilling to offer a replacement then I would suggest that they foot the bill for a complete refit at the factory. It's an option to float if you're hesitant about getting a lawyer involved. Regardless I would consider paying the 250.00 for a consultation with a lawyer so that they can tell you where you stand before moving forward with any demands. In a situation like this I would be getting everything in writing so that if you do end up in court you have the paper trail to back your case.
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Agree with Happyguy. Consult a lawyer. Demand at least a replacement for your trips.

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