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Old 10-30-2013, 11:13 AM   #211
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Planning to take my unit in soon to have the repairs done on the walll and fridge. You have anymore issue with staples coming out?

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I've noticed a few more places where the paneling staples are pulling out. All I can think of is the flexing of the trailer while on the road. Not certain how to go about solving that problem. We also had one of the rollers on the master bedroom slider pop out of the top of the door. Not certain how to fix that.
The Reese Elite Slide Hitch finally came in. I almost cancelled the order and stayed with the fixed hitch. In our travels with the fixed hitch I really never got into a situation where we really needed the slider. A few close calls though. The slide option is really just insurance.
We have had a great summer with this trailer. Hope to make a few more trips before winter really sets in.
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Old 12-04-2013, 11:22 AM   #212
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Just picked up my unit after the repairs were done. The dealer got a message from the forest river warranty department that my unit may need to come to the factory for repairs. Anyone else told this?
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Old 12-09-2013, 06:48 PM   #213
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Just picked up my unit after the repairs were done. The dealer got a message from the forest river warranty department that my unit may need to come to the factory for repairs. Anyone else told this?
Hi F&R
Recently went to Kinder LA for a long weekend. On that trip I noticed two more sections of wall board that the staples were pulling out. One of the slider doors had also broke so I took it in for the final year one service. I went ahead and made a fairly long list as it was going to be the last opportunity for factory warranty service and I wanted everything addressed.
The dealer tells me everything is complete but they are waiting on the seam tape to come in and they will finish it up. They have not said anything about the factory making any inquiries but at least the problem is properly documented.
I initially purchased the second year factory warranty through FR but have heard it is basically worthless. Don't know that for a fact though. I am a bit interested in an extended warranty but the price is a sticking point. That and I am pretty handy and was looking forward to keeping things fixed myself. That being said, has anyone else had any real experience with the Good Sam extended warranties? I have heard it is best to buy one while still in year one of ownership.
How did your repairs turn out? Has there been anymore discussion of returning your unit to the factory to have it looked at?
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Old 12-09-2013, 07:05 PM   #214
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I just took delivery of my new 351thss. I had ordered 50 amp service with the 2nd air conditioner as we anticipated camping in hot areas at times. When the unit came to the dealer the 2nd air was mounted in the garage, not in the forward bedroom as both the dealer and I expected. Forest River offered to move it forward and replace the garage hole with a vent under warranty. The dealer also noted a defect in the table that I didn't see. A screw had been tightened too much holding one of the table mounts underneath. It had pushed up a spot ever so slightly on the surface of the table. The factory sent a new table directly to my home no charge! So far I am very pleased with the factory and dealer and how they handled this.

I don't have many miles on the unit here in snowy Ky, but I am nervous about the wall staple thing you guys have encountered. I certainly will be watching for it.
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Old 12-09-2013, 08:02 PM   #215
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Hey guys I spoke with the Puma warranty guy about my concerns. I am done camping until March of 2014. They noted the issue and will cover it if the problem occurs again. I suggest you email the warranty department on Puma website. He should be aware if you have warranty repairs, but an email response for your file would be great.

I initially had the extended warranty but I canceled it days later. In my experience and from talking to others it's not worth it it. So many loopholes so if you decide to purchase it make sure you ask a lot of questions. From what I understand they were refer most things to your Insurance.
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Old 12-17-2013, 08:09 PM   #216
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Thanks for the insight Fred. I think I'll pass on the extended warranty. Lets see how the second year of FR warranty works out.
Racedrvr. I would not worry about the walls too much. I think the 351 is a great fiver. For the price point it is hard to beat. Have fun.
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Old 02-15-2014, 06:04 PM   #217
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Can anyone tell me if the garage will fit two fullsize ATVs side by side? I am considering one of these as my next camper. Photos of a pair of quads in the garage would be appreciated.

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Old 02-15-2014, 07:12 PM   #218
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Hey guys, hope everyone is doing well with the snow! I don't think you will have a problem getting both quads in the unit. I have my golf cart and Harley in there with no issue. I wouldn't worry about the walls. So far forest river has been good about any warranty repairs. I agree this is an awesome unit, especially for the price. I also like the option we have on the 351 of having the dining table and the couch. Most other units just have the long couch. Can't wait for spring so I can get out on the unit!
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Old 02-15-2014, 07:35 PM   #219
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We have a Honda Foreman and a Polaris Sportsman we run the Honda in first and turn it 90 degrees by hand ( Honda is the lightest of the two) then put the Polaris in. They will not fit side by side.

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Old 02-16-2014, 10:15 AM   #220
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Anyone have the internal measurements of the garage?
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