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Old 05-13-2013, 10:24 AM   #1
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I guess I got lucky in noticing this defect so late in my travels...
From MS to NC and then NC to AZ.

The bracket to the slide out was cutting into my tire when hitting bumps in the road.

The only damage I can see is to the tread to the tire, it doesn't appear to have cut into the actual tire.

I've looked all around the walls of the slide out and the walls around the slide out and I can't see any stress cracks from the upward force of the tire pushing on the bracket.
Being I'm in AZ and not sure who to contact since my dealer is in MS, I took a hack saw and sawed off the corner and then filed it smooth.
I'll inspect the tire better when I get ready to leave again.
Nothing else, I'll put the spare on in this tires place and use it as a spare.
But I think FR owes me a tire.




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Old 05-14-2013, 02:14 PM   #2
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Old 05-14-2013, 02:21 PM   #3
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Old 05-16-2013, 10:48 AM   #4
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Since I'm getting ready to hit the road to head back east and have not received a response back from FR.
So for the archives and documentation....
I'm posting some more images of "my solution" to the problem.
I've filled smooth and rounded off more of the edges to the bracket.




I think the tire is OK, looks to mainly have rubbed down to the tread wear marks and chipped off parts of the tread.


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Old 05-18-2013, 09:22 AM   #5
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Well, so far I made it from Tucson AZ to Las Cruces NM.
My solution to FR's design flaw seems to be OK.
There is still not much room for axle /tire movement.





After arriving in LC, it looks as if there was some tire rub on the "L" part of the bracket.
I think I'm going to put on the spare for my trip on into TX
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These 2 pics where taken before leaving Las Cruces heading towards Odessa / Midland TX




After checking at each stop, I can tell that the tire still was making contact with the bracket, but it doesn't appear to be doing any more damage to the tire.

Here is my set up at a rest stop near Monahans TX with 4 loose links on the Reese WDH


verses 3 loose links at Texas Canyon AZ
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I'd say the trailer needs a 1-1 1/2" lift for proper clearance,this would be the most cost effective repair.It looks like the trailer has torsion axles,so the factory could have the axles replaced with ones with a different clocking to raise the trailer slightly.
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I'd say the trailer needs a 1-1 1/2" lift for proper clearance,this would be the most cost effective repair.It looks like the trailer has torsion axles,so the factory could have the axles replaced with ones with a different clocking to raise the trailer slightly.
WOW!
I'll be sure and not hold my breath waiting on FR to do that to fix their mistake.
With my luck, they would suggest that I go down to 13" tires.

BTW... I did buy the 2nd year warranty.
If that even matters.
Warranties are like coupons, there is always a "catch"!
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Well, so far I made it from Tucson AZ to Las Cruces NM.
My solution to FR's design flaw seems to be OK.
There is still not much room for axle /tire movement.





After arriving in LC, it looks as if there was some tire rub on the "L" part of the bracket.
I think I'm going to put on the spare for my trip on into TX
While you were in Tucson did you contact (Lazy Days) for repair help? Large F/R Dealer! Youroo!!
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While you were in Tucson did you contact (Lazy Days) for repair help? Large F/R Dealer! Youroo!!
Nope, while in AZ I sent an email to FR, with no response.
I was only in Tucson for 2 weeks and I found the problem at the beginning of the 2nd week when going to a better campground on the south east side of town.
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