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Old 04-03-2016, 04:10 PM   #11
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It is a 3600 mile round trip -/+ for me, it would be way less expensive for me to let the dealer repair any problem the lite might have and just pay out of pocket.

I am sure the rally is nice for those that do live close enough to make the trip worth it.
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What would be nice of FR to do, would be to have the same thing available at their Oregon factories, so those of us 2000 miles away, could have the same opportunity.
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Old 04-04-2016, 02:07 PM   #12
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if you go to the rally specifically to get warranty work done, I think you are missing the entire point.

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Having been last year, I can tell you it is a fun fest. You get to participate in seminars, tours, and hanging out with new friends while the work is done. We met the techs and service manager as well as got to see the factory where our trailer was built. Kinda cool.
X 3...We were at our second year at Goshen and added to the Fun last year helping with parking and registration. We met some new friends and reconnected with other friends. It's what you make of it.

Fortunately were parked away from Glen and Youroo so things were very quiet! Even saw the Ghost of Turbs on Friday Night floating around!
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What would be nice of FR to do, would be to have the same thing available at their Oregon factories, so those of us 2000 miles away, could have the same opportunity.
So I'm curious, is there a campground in Oregon near the factories that would be willing to set aside a few hundred sites for a rally?
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We didnít know about the service techs the first year we went. Anything theyíve done for us has been minor. It is nice to have a factory tech to answer questions about your unit and show you how things work. itís just an added bonus in my opinion. We would attend either way.
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X 3...We were at our second year at Goshen and added to the Fun last year helping with parking and registration. We met some new friends and reconnected with other friends. It's what you make of it.



Fortunately were parked away from Glen and Youroo so things were very quiet! Even saw the Ghost of Turbs on Friday Night floating around!


What about the beer tasting event two years ago?
Do you remember the Canadian beer I liked?
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It's a RALLY!

The service issues are a bonus! I have a good dealer, but I need to make an appointment and leave my unit for...?

Last year they fixed a gas line, a minor slide out issue, put on a new air conditioner and replaced the entire front cap of my 5th wheel. All of this over two days while I was able to watch and live in the unit. Try that at ANY dealership.

And for me, my first time there last year was one of my best and most fun trips. I don't even have any service issues this year and can't wait to register for this year.
BTW it's a 2600 mile round trip for me

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What about the beer tasting event two years ago?
Do you remember the Canadian beer I liked?

Yes. It will be he a king list. Now we need to get registration and the PPST camping group together.
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So I'm curious, is there a campground in Oregon near the factories that would be willing to set aside a few hundred sites for a rally?
Probably but someone from that area could answer that better.
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We were at the rally last year and observed several different manufactures working on various campers for no charge. Lippert LCI was there working on frames and such along with Dexter Axle Components working on axles and braking systems. Most of these units were more than a couple of years out of warranty.


The camper next to us had a brake issue for over two years; the owner felt that the brakes were not engaging correctly. He had been to his dealer and they claim that the braking system was working correctly. So he asked Dexter Axle Components to check his brakes for him. The Dexter tech checked the system and told him that he needed a complete new brake kit for each wheel. These were replaced at no charge.
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