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Old 11-01-2015, 08:16 PM   #51
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Here is our latest issue. Manufacture needs to take measurements to see if we have excessive flexing. Really? Picture doesn't speak for itself. Keep in mind they had just took the measurements the last time they had it.

I've been told that if there is a "frame flex" issue, that area is the first place it will show. It is the weakest point because the side wall structure is thinest at that point & offers minimal additional support to the frame. That......looks like definite frame issues!!
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Old 11-09-2015, 08:56 PM   #52
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Well we made it back to Maryland but not without incident. Had a blow out two hours into our second day. We actually babied these tires, (speed, pressure and covered) because all the bad press on here and other sites with regards to the ST GY Marathon tires. I'm convinced we are not meant to enjoy this Forest River product.

One thing I can brag about is our Good Sam's roadside assistance. Talk about bad luck, got out of the truck after we pull off interstate and into Home Depot parking lot. Got out of the truck to check the tire and left the keys in the truck with the wife. A few minutes later I look around and wife is standing next to me. The dogs were left in the truck with the keys and cell phones. Sure enough one of the dogs stepped on the auto lock and locked the doors.

To make this story short, Good Sam RSA had a repair truck there within an hour to unlock door and changed our tire at no cost (except for optional tip). Best $89 I ever spent.

Now to get Goodyear to replace the tire. This coach is wearing me out.
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Old 11-10-2015, 01:34 PM   #53
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Very sad about your problems. We have a 2012 Sanibel 3400 which we love but it has had its share of problems too. We brought it into our RV repair shop in May for minor repairs under two-year warranty and discovered our kitchen slide needed repair. It took until September before we got our RV back. Long story short: parts delay from FR. There have been other small things during the two years but that was the biggie. I still worry about frame flexing but FR says my VIN wasn't affected. Hope so! I did replace the GY tires with Maxxis last month due to so many bad reports/blowouts on the GY tires. I only have about 3500 miles on my Sanibel. Very proud and comfortable in it. Don't full time.
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Old 11-13-2015, 03:52 PM   #54
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Well we made it back to Maryland but not without incident. Had a blow out two hours into our second day. We actually babied these tires, (speed, pressure and covered) because all the bad press on here and other sites with regards to the ST GY Marathon tires. I'm convinced we are not meant to enjoy this Forest River product.

One thing I can brag about is our Good Sam's roadside assistance. Talk about bad luck, got out of the truck after we pull off interstate and into Home Depot parking lot. Got out of the truck to check the tire and left the keys in the truck with the wife. A few minutes later I look around and wife is standing next to me. The dogs were left in the truck with the keys and cell phones. Sure enough one of the dogs stepped on the auto lock and locked the doors.

To make this story short, Good Sam RSA had a repair truck there within an hour to unlock door and changed our tire at no cost (except for optional tip). Best $89 I ever spent.

Now to get Goodyear to replace the tire. This coach is wearing me out.

Glad you made it back home......sorry to hear about your blowout. Agree, Good Sam RSA was great with us too (on 2 occasions, 1 blowout & a lockout). We didn't go another 10 miles on our 6000 mile GY Marathons after our blowout in August. We went directly to the GY dealer and had all 4 tires replaced with GY G614, well worth the expense......what piece of mind for the rest of our trip!!
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Old 11-28-2015, 11:42 AM   #55
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Hey guys,
I have read all the posts....we are thinking about getting a 3551r in 16 at the super show in Tampa. I am glad you all posted the problems you all had with the tires..we have Hercules on our crusader with about 5,000m on them with No Problems so may just go with them on the Sanibel. Anyone have these tires on their rig????
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Old 11-30-2015, 03:57 PM   #56
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Just put the money down on a 2016 Sanibel 3251. We pick it up in April cant wait.
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Old 11-30-2015, 05:01 PM   #57
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Good deal
We are very happy with our new 3601
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Old 11-30-2015, 05:08 PM   #58
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Glad to hear.....we are going to purchase our 3551 in January...
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Old 12-03-2015, 08:22 AM   #59
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We love our 3601 also.
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Old 12-03-2015, 08:52 PM   #60
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Well to bring this post up to date. (I know you all are tired of hearing about our coach problems) Good year replaced all for tires on our coach for $104 installed with new Marathons. They would have given us full credit toward the 614 but the wheels were not rated for that size tire and Good year refused to mount them on our rims.Would have needed to buy new rims as well. Chose to keep the Marathons for now.

Took the coach to new dealer recommended by Primetime to look at all our current issues. Showed up to the dealer with a 5 page report and spent 2.5 hrs walking down all the issues.

Received a call from the dealer today and we have been informed that the coach needs to go to Indiana to repair the frame flexing issue so they will make all the other repairs while there.

I hope this doesn't take real long but if they fix all of our problems we will be happy. Getting tired of going to the dealer after each trip.
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