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Old 06-04-2014, 08:02 PM   #21
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Old 06-04-2014, 08:31 PM   #22
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Sorry but it just doesn't work that way. You can change the yellow sticker on the lot but not at someone's home. That weight has been bought and paid for.
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Old 06-04-2014, 11:12 PM   #23
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Thanks for posting the label! I've done the calculations and this new weight rating will really affect me. I still haven't received the notice. Do we know if all the 29hfs are affected or is it just certain ones? I've been trying to find any information on this, but to no avail. Has anyone heard back from the warranty manager either?

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Old 06-04-2014, 11:31 PM   #24
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Just found this....


http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/owners/...GP!-1963821379
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Old 06-05-2014, 11:13 PM   #25
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TexGent, there is a sticker on the axels that tells the weight rating, go look and see if you have the 4400# axels. Then you will know for sure what your weight rating is.
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Old 06-06-2014, 11:06 PM   #26
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Thanks Campingchick. My unit is still at the dealer but will be looking for that sticker once I get it back.
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Old 06-07-2014, 04:24 PM   #27
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I am dissapointed in this also. I was looking to replace the tires with something beefier, until I was crawling under the unit and saw it only has 4400 lb axles. I love to dry camp, and the loss of weight rating hurts me as well. You would think FR would have learned after the 27hfs axle fiasco. Then again, I feel dumb for not researching this better myself.

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Old 06-11-2014, 11:59 PM   #28
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I was looking around for some info on my 2015 29HFS and ran into this thread.

I got the same "safety bulletin" for the reducing in carrying capacity. I recalled remembering about 11k full loaded but wasn't positive. Thanks for the web archive link showing as such.

It really irks me whether or not I need the original advertised capacity. It feels like a bait and switch and not a "recall" sort of thing. I've owned the trailer for 6 weeks and purchased a trailer with different specs than what I received.

Subscribed to this thread in case more information is posted.
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Old 06-20-2014, 08:02 PM   #29
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I for one feel that I have been taken. The reduced weight rating is huge; I would not worry about a little bit. And, in my case it might still do the job, but one of the selling points on this unit 'was' its generous cargo capacity... but that was a lie. Had I known this, I would have told them to keep it. I feel stupid that of all the things I checked, I didn't even think about this. My stickers show 2724# cargo and 6991# delivery. The Ohio title (a whole 'other' story) shows 9774# GVW. I have 4400# axles. The sticker in the toy bay shows 2000# maximum. I wonder if that is even correct. So, its 1 bike and stuff or 2 bikes and no stuff for us. I will contact my 'dealer' Monday and ask what is being done about this. Their website still shows over 4000# cargo for a new 2015 29HFS in stock, just like it showed over 4K# for the one I bought. On the site the 'dealer' makes the statement that the manufacturer can change the specs without notice. I wish I noticed the reduced capacity before picking it up. Hyperlite shoppers beware, the dealers and factory has pulled a fast on me and others. I'll try to post a picture of the specs on this model.
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Old 06-23-2014, 12:49 AM   #30
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I also received this notice and have left several messages with the contact person on the letter. Still no response so I made a couple other calls. One to the dealer I purchased mine from and the other to another dealer close by me. Both told me they were aware of the letters and both also said they had replaced axles on a couple trailers. Apparently those owners complained and refused to change their stickers so Forest River agreed to change them out.
So Forest River has now set a precedent by changing them. I'm not giving in and WILL get mine changed.
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