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Old 04-21-2014, 06:41 PM   #11
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X2 on that!
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Old 04-21-2014, 06:43 PM   #12
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I live on Long Island and the closest dealer is in Mass. 350 mile round trip plus $300.00 ferry ride. I'll fix my unit myself.
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Old 04-21-2014, 06:44 PM   #13
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WOW, that is a long trek.
I could fix this stuff myself, but I bought a brand new one, so I didn't have to do it myself. LOL
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Old 04-21-2014, 06:50 PM   #14
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I'm lucky, i can repair almost anything myself. I'm licensed plumber, electrician and home improvement.
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Old 04-21-2014, 07:19 PM   #15
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many new RV owners expect the RV industry to work like the Auto industry, which is a big mistake.

the only things the two have in common, is that they have dealerships that sell things on wheels.

other than that, they couldn't be more different. RV dealers have no obligation to do warranty work on any units they didn't sell.
and the manufacturers can't force them to, because the RV dealer can simply drop that brand/manufacturer if they want to.
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Old 04-21-2014, 07:28 PM   #16
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WOW, that is a long trek.
I could fix this stuff myself, but I bought a brand new one, so I didn't have to do it myself. LOL

Sometimes it's faster and better to fix it yourself.
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Old 04-21-2014, 07:34 PM   #17
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Sometimes it is.
But the fix it yourself idea is one of the reasons that the manufacturers and dealers try to treat us this way.
I am a master carpenter, pretty good electrician and can do plumbing. But if I wanted to do it myself, I would have bought a used one.
Not trying to be confrontational, but until we owners stand up to Forest River and FORCE them to FORCE their dealers to honor their warranty, the situation will not change.
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Old 04-21-2014, 07:38 PM   #18
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Sometimes it is.
But the fix it yourself idea is one of the reasons that the manufacturers and dealers try to treat us this way.
I am a master carpenter, pretty good electrician and can do plumbing. But if I wanted to do it myself, I would have bought a used one.
Not trying to be confrontational, but until we owners stand up to Forest River and FORCE them to FORCE their dealers to honor their warranty, the situation will not change.
It is not just Forest River, it is industry wide. If Forest River tried to force the issue a dealer they can simply drop them and go with RV's from Thor Industries, or Jayco, or etc.
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Old 04-21-2014, 07:42 PM   #19
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... but until we owners stand up to Forest River and FORCE them to FORCE their dealers to honor their warranty, the situation will not change.
And just how do you propose doing that?
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Old 04-21-2014, 07:45 PM   #20
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By doing just what I am doing now with this post and contacting dealership owner.
If you don't make a stand sometimes, nothing ever changes.
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