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Old 08-21-2013, 05:25 PM   #21
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I should have mentioned. I had the centerline seam on the old door from day one and it became noticeably soft after the first time loading the bike. The replacement door does not have the center seam
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Old 08-21-2013, 05:57 PM   #22
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I should have mentioned. I had the centerline seam on the old door from day one and it became noticeably soft after the first time loading the bike. The replacement door does not have the center seam
When you say centerline seam, do you mean a factory seam or something that showed up? The reason I ask is my 2014 does not have any kind of seam. Maybe they resolved the problem on the newer ones.
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Old 08-21-2013, 06:14 PM   #23
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It looked like a factory seam to me. More like two sheets of the non skid surface joined. But I couldn't actually find a material seem
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That is what my door looks like. Two pieces jointed together in the center with a non skid coating on top, the coating is raised up in a straight line from the top to bottom of the door. When I put weight on it I can see it move up and down.
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That is what my door looks like. Two pieces jointed together in the center with a non skid coating on top, the coating is raised up in a straight line from the top to bottom of the door. When I put weight on it I can see it move up and down.
Kaboom, can you take a picture?
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I believe I still have a bunch of pictures of the old door before we got it replaced I can check this weekend Actually out enjoying the XLR this week ;-)
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We have the 2012 XLR 35x12 and so far the ramp door is fine. We load our 09 Road King Classic. We wish we had a non skid ramp though.....

Also, using your ramp as a party deck per say.....ours is not the party deck that has the railings, but the XLR plant manager did say you could prop the door up on jacks (being sure to use a carpeted board between jacks for support and to protect the paint), and sit on it that way. I haven't tried it yet, but love the idea of being able to extend the man cave just a bit! I have seen advertisements for a screened porch that attaches to the ramp as well.
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Old 08-22-2013, 09:47 AM   #28
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Door pictures

Actually had some pics still on my phone. Let's see if I can get the order and descriptions right.... (IT Challenged ) The first should show how deep the depression goes when stepped on, the second will be the close up of the seam in the center and last is the overview of the door to show where I first found the soft spot. I have pleanty more pictures, mostly because of my OCD, so let me know and I can send others. Both Forest River and Lippert were great addressing this and like I said earlier replaced the door.
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I am so happy to hear Forest River and Lippert took such good care of you! Way to go FR and Lippert!
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RFK, your pictures look the same as my door, the only difference is the seam is much more pronounced. Mine is about 1/8" high and when I step on the door I can see the seam flex.

I should mention that there was not a seam line until about a month ago when I was using the ramp to walk up and down while repairing the rear bed, (another issue). I load the bikes by riding up the ramp on the sides. While walking up and down I was in the middle alot. I have always made sure the door sits flat on the ground using blocks if needed. I have only used it once as a deck and that was so my english bulldog could sun himself, (He loves napping in the sun).

10x I will take some photos next chance I get, but it looks just like the photos RFK posted.
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