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Old 08-24-2014, 08:40 PM   #1
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XLR Thunderbolt

Has anyone else had QC problems with their XLR Thunderbolt? We have a '14 401 AMP and just a TON of little stuff wrong.
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Old 08-25-2014, 11:13 AM   #2
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Have a few things on our 2013 395 AMP. Haven't taken it in to get them fixed yet though. Most of the little thing I have fixed myself.


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Old 08-25-2014, 12:16 PM   #3
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I took it to the plant once. these are things they didn't fix or screwed up while fixing something else.
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Old 08-25-2014, 12:32 PM   #4
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We have the 2012 35x12 and did have issues. Some we didn't know, until we had to live it it temporarily, while building our home. Our dealer is far away, and the dealers close to us that sell FR campers, will not work on it because they do not sell the XLR model. Sooooo...I cannot stress how valuable going to the Goshen FROG rally is....for getting repairs done on your camper. We have gone two years in a row, and the plant manager and the service manager come to your unit, and work non stop, until every item on your list is repaired or replaced! Free of charge!
As a matter of fact, there were only 4 XLR's there this year....and that is out of 308 FR units that went.....so we were actually spoiled by the XLR team! They would love for more XLR's to show up at the rally! If you ever have the opportunity to go, it will simply blow your mind, what they can do for you! I fall in love with my XLR each time I go!


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Old 08-31-2014, 08:55 PM   #5
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We have a 2012 386x12. And yes we did have issues. FR so far has done what was needed to fix.the problems. This is our third season and so far everything down the most part is doing well. I wish you luck and in my opinion it has been a PITA but wouldn't trade it on another
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Old 09-01-2014, 09:55 PM   #6
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Just bought 2015 380amp... Took it out for the first time to make sure everything worked before my big trip and the grey handle on the grey tank won't shut all the way.
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Old 09-02-2014, 10:41 AM   #7
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Just bought 2015 380amp... Took it out for the first time to make sure everything worked before my big trip and the grey handle on the grey tank won't shut all the way.
This isn't a FR specific problem. Those "remote" handles are a BAD idea. The best and easiest fix is to get another valve and install it in front of the lugs at the outlet.
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Old 09-02-2014, 10:56 PM   #8
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Can I take my xlr to any forest river dealer to get work done while still covered by warranty?
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Old 09-03-2014, 08:49 AM   #9
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Can I take my xlr to any forest river dealer to get work done while still covered by warranty?

When we purchased ours, that is what we were told. However, the FR dealer here close to us will not work on it because they don't sell the XLR model. Hopefully, ones near you don't have the same attitude. It is that reason, that we took it to the Goshen FROG Rally the past two years, and FR fixed everything for free!


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When we purchased ours, that is what we were told. However, the FR dealer here close to us will not work on it because they don't sell the XLR model. Hopefully, ones near you don't have the same attitude. It is that reason, that we took it to the Goshen FROG Rally the past two years, and FR fixed everything for free!


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Same here the local dealer wouldn't work on it. Another dealer that we didn't buy from did work on it but they were 2 hours away
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