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Old 02-08-2016, 11:16 AM   #21
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Ours never fell completely out,but it IS hanging down,probably being held up by the fittings. The black plastic coated cardboard is bulged down abot 8".After lookin at another unit like ours,it had 2 pieces of1.25 x 1.25 pressed angle iron running under it,each with one of those dam 5/16" self tapping screws. They musta went to lunch before putting them on ours,then it got moved to the next station! Anyway,its FR's problem now,I took it back to the factory last monday with a 20 item list!

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Old 02-08-2016, 11:21 AM   #22
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After reading this topic I went out and checked under our new 2016 Grey Wolf 21rb w/46 gallon tank. There are two thin straps about the size for a water heater brace about 1 foot in from both ends of the tank but not one in the center. There are unused matching tabs for bolting one in place so I am wondering if it was forgotten at the factory or designed that way to allow some flex in the middle.

I'd hate to add a strap then have a warranty problem if something happened.

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Old 02-08-2016, 11:24 AM   #23
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My Grey Wolf only has two as well... 6,000 miles and it is still there... But that does not mean I'd not be worried. Adding a brace should not effect the warranty. They would have to prove that your better job at doing their job caused the issue you were in for.

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Old 02-08-2016, 01:04 PM   #24
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Thank you for the thoughts!
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Old 02-08-2016, 01:53 PM   #25
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Water tank fell out too

The water tank on our 2015 Heritage Glen fell out on our first camping trip. We were 1+ hours away from the dealer, so we had to call for road service. They did temp fix until we could bring it to a dealer near our home. That dealer put in some extra bracing. We are hoping it will stay put. It is a shame that something like this happens on trailers that we pay so much money for.
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Old 02-08-2016, 02:31 PM   #26
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In my opinion, when you buy an new RV, your are buying a kit that is 80% complete. The rest is up to you the new owner. If you don't enjoy fixing things, you are in for a heartache.

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Old 02-08-2016, 04:37 PM   #27
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All I can say is "yikes" and I would really be "p!$$ed off". QC...what QC?
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Old 02-08-2016, 04:51 PM   #28
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It's a damn shame we all have to put up with this kind of crap that we all pay our hard earned money for and enjoy so much.
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Old 02-08-2016, 04:54 PM   #29
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Does any Forest River representatives read or see these post?
You would think they might just want to know what people are saying about their workmanship or product quality.
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Old 02-08-2016, 05:03 PM   #30
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Mine didn't fall out but it made the attempt!
I found it chasing down a black tank valve cable problem. I never tow with more than 10 gallons of fresh water but I DID fill it to sanitize it. Since I was going to Goshen, I didn't take it to my dealership. I contacted FR's Wildcat warranty manager who told me how to shore it up for my trip to Goshen. When the Goshenites saw my fix (last pic), techs and their management said my fix beat what they would do. My patch remains!
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Looks good. How about replacing with 5/4 1x6 treated bullnose, just incase you develope a rotting issue.

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