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Old 04-15-2014, 10:05 PM   #1
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Raised floor screw damaged linoleum

The Bride and I purchased a 2014 Blue Ridge 3025 RL in late September of 2013 from Bes RV in Turlock, Calif. I recently fixed the issue I was having with charging the batteries. Factory failed to tighten the set screws which hold the battery cables into the Power converter. We left on 4-11-14 for our second outing with the 5th wheel. Left Livermore, California and headed up the coast to Bodega Bay, California. We had no problems at all with the wheel at all. Prior the coming home on 4-15-14, we cleaned the interior and put the slides in. Drove a 118 miles to our house, parked and extended the slides to finish cleaning. The Bride located hole in the linoleum which wasn't there earlier. Sure enough, a wood screw had backed out and raised the linoleum approximately 1/4" and the slide out tore the linoleum. I took 3 photos of the wood screw and the hole. I then called the dealer. Service asked me to email the photos to them and they would contact Forest River to get approval for a repair.

I was just wondering if screws coming up and causing damage to the linoleum is a common problem with all of the newer 5th wheels. Had a 2001 Cedar Creek 29RK and never had on problem with it in the 11 years we owned it. Based on the Cedar Creek, we decided to stay with a Forest River Product.

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Old 04-16-2014, 10:24 PM   #2
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We have a 3600 Blue Ridge. Have had to have floor screw fixed. twice. Fortunately, It was caught before damage to floor. Just left imprint in flooring.
Forest River has a good product. Seems the Blue Ridge assembly line has lots of issues.
We had our for 13 months and the dealer has seen more of the rig than we have had opportunity to enjoy. :-(

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Old 05-14-2015, 10:03 PM   #3
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Check the frame to make sure it is not bent. The screw came up on our Blue Ridge also and Lippert had to reinforce the frame in front and behind the wheels. They suspect the auto level system twisting the frame which Lippert had changed their design to less cross members. Since the repair, all is good....
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