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Old 09-16-2013, 08:59 AM   #21
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Good to hear Prothos. It is also important to ensure the torsion arms are at the correct angles. 3 in. clearance is correct. I now have the correct clearance but the torion arm angles do not meet the criteria. That is to say the arms are at the fully loaded trailer angles when the trailer is empty. I'm concerned that once the trailer is loaded the torsion arms will bottom out causing an unsafe condition. I'm waiting for an answer from Dexter. Will keep you posted. The NTHSA has been alerted. Serge
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Old 09-17-2013, 01:44 PM   #22
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Measurements and pics

Got out today and measured mine. From the top of the tire and the wheel well, there is approximately 1.5" of clearance. This is on the street side.
Measured from the gutter to the ground, and got 110".

Then I measured the curb side tires and gutter to compare heights. 111" on the gutter. The gutter heights are almost meaningless, I know. But it may give me a point of reference in the future. The tire clearance is virtually the same on both sides. No signs of rubbing on the wheel wells or the tires. I'll keep my surgically repaired 4 eyes on this issue.
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Old 09-17-2013, 08:49 PM   #23
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Anyone?

Negative contact, over and out.
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Old 09-17-2013, 09:03 PM   #24
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I did about the same yesterday on my 3008W. 1 1/2" on street side and about 2" on door side. No rubbing yet but we are VERY lightly loaded so far. These measuremants were with all tanks empty. So far the email address I have tried at Forest River have bounced as bad addresses but I will keep trying. Still not sure if I believe the axles are defective, incorrect or what...
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Old 09-17-2013, 09:07 PM   #25
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Negative contact, over and out.
Timex, mine had about 1 1/2" between the top of the tire and the inside top of the wheel housing on the door side, and only about 1" on the slide side. I could only get 2 fingers in on the door side, only 1 on the slide side. Dealer ordered spacers from FR and installed them yesterday. Now at least 3 inches of clearance on each side. Torsion arms look OK, too...maybe 20 to 30 degree angle w/ trailer pretty much unloaded.

I had the dealer check and there was no sign that my tires had ever rubbed on the top of the wheel well, and no marks on the tires, so I lucked out there. But the clearance definitely had to be increased. Dealer was great to work with. Kudos to BILL THOMAS CAMPER SALES in Wentzville, MO.

If you only have 1 to 1.5 inches of clearance, I'd suggest you talk to your dealer. Whole thing was done at no charge.
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You say 20 to 30 degree on the arms, mine are slightly less than 90 on the door side,(angled down) giving more clearance and slightly more (angled up) on the street side, giving less clearance.
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Old 09-19-2013, 03:47 PM   #27
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Hello to everyone. Just to let you all know that FR has admitted that there is a problem with the wheel to wheel well clearance on some of the units. Steps have been taken to correct this at the factory. The proper fix is the lift kit for the affected units. The factory engineer determined that my trailer is fixed and the torsion arms are at their proper angle concerning my 2013 Rockwood 3008w TT. Hopefully my lengthy ordeal with this TT is over. We are slowly preparing for our departure to Rockport in south Texas for the winter. Hopefully the factory will contact the affected trailer customers. If you have an issue contact your dealer or FR. Good luck to you all. Serge
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Hello to everyone. Just to let you all know that FR has admitted that there is a problem with the wheel to wheel well clearance on some of the units. Steps have been taken to correct this at the factory. The proper fix is the lift kit for the affected units. The factory engineer determined that my trailer is fixed and the torsion arms are at their proper angle concerning my 2013 Rockwood 3008w TT. Hopefully my lengthy ordeal with this TT is over. We are slowly preparing for our departure to Rockport in south Texas for the winter. Hopefully the factory will contact the affected trailer customers. If you have an issue contact your dealer or FR. Good luck to you all. Serge

You said that your clearance issue is fixed, how much clearance do you have.

I seem to have 4 inches on my Hemisphere.
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Old 09-19-2013, 04:22 PM   #29
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Called my dealer yesterday and told them my situation. Of course, they played dumb to the news and said they had never heard of something like this. He said they do offer an "Alignment Kit" that they can install for $750+ tax! I was very polite(for a change) and asked if he had a contact to Forest River that I may call and see if they knew anything about it. He gave me the phone # and email of someone. We are now in the initial stage of compiling information to start a case file. Hope this goes well and fast; I've got a trip planned in 4 weeks!
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Old 09-19-2013, 07:32 PM   #30
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Brother Les. I have the reqired 3 inches of clearance after the istallation of the Dexter lift kit. According to FR I'm good to go. Serge
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