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Old 01-28-2012, 12:41 PM   #11
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the furnace quit on the first trip, minor water leak at a fitting, the FW tank was sitting on an angle due to a bent bracket. some other minor items.
going to take it in March 5th to get the shower re-caulked, the power jack makes a weird sound and sometimes the up/down switch gets stuck.

all in all not too many things at all, been very happy with the trailer and the customer service from the Flagstaff/Rockwood Division.
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Old 01-28-2012, 01:38 PM   #12
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Phil: thanks for checking about the gasketing on the jalousie windows. We never had any rain get in the camper during heavy rain storm but only snow blowing in underneath the window while in storage. Surprised to learn that 2nd year warranty doesnt cover your repair. We use a 2002 Tundra 4x4 V8 to tow the ETC181. btw, adding signature with details on TV and TT helps. Look under quick links. Hope your repair is without incident
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Old 01-28-2012, 02:32 PM   #13
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Roy, It surprised me to when I found out the 2nd year warranty didn't cover everything the 1st did. No problem on checking the windows. I'll post back here when we get back from emptying the tt. Thanks for the tip on the signature. How long is the camping season in Canada?
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Old 01-28-2012, 04:00 PM   #14
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In Southern Ontario it's late May through late Oct

We got our TT in July so did a few local trips then the big trip. Never towed TT so still not good backing into sites. Usually ask for drive thru. Only two of us so don't stay in one place more than two nights.

Really looking forward to camping in 2012

Look forward to your results with floor and what is done. Btw perhaps your refrig isnt vented so moisture in floor.(perhaps)

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Old 01-28-2012, 08:41 PM   #15
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The camping season here last from March till early November.This is our 3rd camper and I still don't back to well. We traded for this one in June.

There are no signs of moisture in the floor. As with you there are only two of us. It depends on where we are going how long we stay at one place. Also looking forward to the camping season and hoping we don't lose to much of early sping camping due to the repair.
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Old 01-30-2012, 07:16 PM   #16
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Hi Roy, Went and cleaned the TT out today. There is a black gasket around the windows. It looked like it made a tight seal where nothing could get by it. I asked the dealer to see if Forest River would extend the factory warranty since the repair was going to take so long and I wanted to be sure everything was ok with the camper before the factory warranty ran out since the 2nd year warranty didn't cover everything. He emailed them and got the reply back before I left. Forest River is going to extend the orignal warranty for 6 extra months. They also said they are going to try do the repairs sooner and get my tt back much quicker than they first said.
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Old 01-30-2012, 07:33 PM   #17
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Hi Phil, thanks for checking the window gasket. Really pleased that FR extended your warranty to ensure the factory has time to finish the repair. I'm interested how they repair your unit. Keep us posted.
This afternoon we booked space at the International FROG Rally in Indiana. This is a 647km (one way) trip booked for Aug 13 thru 16. It includes factory tour at FR plant in Goshen, Ind.
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Hi Roy, Your welcome. I'll post about the repair when I get the tt back. I recevied the paperwork for the FROG Rally but we are going to wait till next year. It has to be fun with all the Forest River owners meeting.
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Old 03-07-2012, 08:14 PM   #19
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Hi, Went to pick up tt today. Forest River finshed the repair much sooner then they said. The floor has no give when walking on it now. I looked under the tt and they had added no extra bracing that I could see. They had taken the tt body off the frame I'm almost sure off. All the screws securing the tt body to the frame were new, the whole exterior of the camper had new caulk and the vinyl floor was another pattern. Good thing the wive liked it better than the old. I asked the dealer if he knew what the factory had done. He said he didn't know and the paper work didn't say. I'm not sure but I think they may have added another layer of wood to the top of the floor.
Forest River fixed a few other things that I noticed that weren't on the reapir order. All new decals and a solid cover for the drawer in the frig. They forgot to send back the foot off the tongue jack. Dealer called them and they are going to ship it to me. We are happy with the work done but will have to camp a few times to be sure everything is ok.
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Old 03-07-2012, 10:05 PM   #20
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Phil

Good to hear your floor is better than new. I found that the mini lite floor is made of layer of lino,luan,foam,luan and bottom covered with black darco. It sounds like FR added a layer of plywood as you suggested. Not sure how they could separate the tt body of the frame without body damage.

Sounds like your experience was similar to ours. FR supporting the customer. I would prefer they corrected the quality prior to shipping instead of spending so much to correct field problems. Not very cost effective for any business.

Now you can look forward to 2012 season. Enjoy your "new" 18RB

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