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Old 10-12-2014, 05:02 PM   #31
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Has this problem been corrected with new units or is PT just fixing as they occur? Also is the problem also happening on a lot of the 3600's? Love the floor plan and considering a purchase but hoping that they have begun correcting them on newly manufactured units prior to shipping to dealers.

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Old 10-13-2014, 11:47 AM   #32
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have they fixed this for 2014 / 2015 ?
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Old 10-14-2014, 05:19 PM   #33
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have they fixed this for 2014 / 2015 ?
My 2013 Sanibel is a early 2013 model and had the flex issue (now fixed). I was told that the issue was corrected after the problem raised it ugly head. Recreational Specialist was expecting approximately 1000 affected units. I do know that not all Sanibel owners are aware of this issue. About a month ago, I seen another 2013 Sanibel unit in the same campground as mine and started a conversation with the owner. We looked at the area of concern and his unit was also excessively flexing. He was shocked and was going to have it checked out. No recall, for I was told it is not a safety issue. I am glad I put on the miles (6000) on my unit and notice the deficiency.

Hopefully someone from Prime Time is reading this forum and can address this issue.
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Old 10-14-2014, 05:26 PM   #34
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We just had ours fixed in Elkhart a month ago. No flexing after about a 1,000 miles. There were wall to wall Sanibels there when we were. I also met a couple at a campground with a 2013 Sanibel who had the problem and didn't know it. I like that they are fixing it but it really should be a recall.
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Old 10-14-2014, 06:30 PM   #35
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2014 3600

I'm looking at a 2014 model 3600 that's new at the dealer and it's only been pulled to the dealer from the factory. Based on the descriptions in this thread I would say that this one is doing it as well. Love the floor plan but a little hesitant to get into something with a known problem. I don't want to have to take it to factory, they should have to do that.

This dealership had not heard of the problem but the service manager brought the tractor down to lift it and see for themselves. Seem pretty supportive.

Anyone else seeing this on 2014's?

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I'm looking at a 2014 model 3600 that's new at the dealer and it's only been pulled to the dealer from the factory. Based on the descriptions in this thread I would say that this one is doing it as well. Love the floor plan but a little hesitant to get into something with a known problem. I don't want to have to take it to factory, they should have to do that.

This dealership had not heard of the problem but the service manager brought the tractor down to lift it and see for themselves. Seem pretty supportive.

Anyone else seeing this on 2014's?

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Yikes.....thats not good. I might be looking also
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We just had ours fixed in Elkhart a month ago. No flexing after about a 1,000 miles. There were wall to wall Sanibels there when we were. I also met a couple at a campground with a 2013 Sanibel who had the problem and didn't know it. I like that they are fixing it but it really should be a recall.
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I have a 2014 3600, I have not noticed any frame flex, but I also have not gone and measured it either.
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Old 10-15-2014, 02:04 PM   #39
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We have a 2013 3500 Sanibel, and today are taking back to our Dealer in Belmont Wi for exactly what your pictures show. Our pictures are the same, more on headboard side, but on both sides. Our Dealer in their warranty department said she had never heard of this. Ouch, hope this is not the beginning of a long challenge. Prime Time, Forest River, we need your help, PLEASE.


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We have a 2013 3500 Sanibel, and today are taking back to our Dealer in Belmont Wi for exactly what your pictures show. Our pictures are the same, more on headboard side, but on both sides. Our Dealer in their warranty department said she had never heard of this. Ouch, hope this is not the beginning of a long challenge. Prime Time, Forest River, we need your help, PLEASE.


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They are aware and have taken action for repairs on the flex issue. I contacted Roger Stickle of PT after being told by my dealer that the flex is normal. His email: rstickel@forestriverinc.com You may be one of the lucky ones whose dealer will take it to PT for real time results. In addition, when your unit is brought into Elkhart, Ind for the repair, give them a detailed all inclusive list of everything you think is wrong with your unit. i.e.. I was not satisfied with the mattress due to the memory foam part of it losing its memory and they replace the mattress with the current residential king size model. So far so good on all the repairs on my 2013 Sanibel 3500.
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