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Old 04-24-2013, 02:50 PM   #11
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Did you take measurements all the way down both sides from the frame to the outside of the camper? Is it off all the way down both sides?

Just trying to get my head wrapped around this?

The side that hangs over the most is the side with the rubbing?
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Old 04-24-2013, 04:56 PM   #12
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Prof_fate, you missed an option:
Forest River is so embarrassed by this that they give you a new RV. (Personally, I'd choose that option and think it should be offered.)
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Old 04-24-2013, 09:25 PM   #13
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I would contact FR. That seems fundamentally (beyond warranty) incorrect. I know you don't want to be without your trailer. Maybe you could negotiate a loaner.
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Old 04-24-2013, 10:05 PM   #14
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Did you guys happen to notice Bob Byrne from FR has reached out to Prof, perhaps we should let things take a natural progression at this point as it seems FR has some interest here.
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Old 04-25-2013, 06:50 AM   #15
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I know it was mentioned to let FR deal with it but I thought I would put my 2 cents in. The idea to use wheel spacer would work fine till you have time to deal with it properly, as long as the wheel studs are long enough.
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Old 04-25-2013, 02:21 PM   #16
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From frame edge to outside edge of trailer

RF - 13 3/16" midpoint - 13 1/2" RR - 13 5/16
LF - 12 7/8 midpoint - 12 15/16 LR - 13 1/8
How straight is the frame, the edge of the camper? 1/2" give or take would IMO be a reasonable spec and they're pretty close to that.

From the frame to the inner wheel well - Right side 2 3/4", left side 1 1/4"
The left side rubs so 1.25" is too little clearance apparently. Here the diff side to side 1.5".

I'm not measuring axles or tires - just body on frame.

FR did call me - but the nearest dealer in an hour away and I know they'll want a rep to see it - so that's 4 hours of driving, $70 in gas, a few more hours of chit chat on 'is there an issue' and 'what is the fix' - and the 50 miles to get there the tires will be rubbing...

I can fix this in an hour for probably no money out of my pocket, maybe some caulk or a saw blade.

Not worth the hassle and expense.

I just posted as a WARNING to others - go check your TT, even if it's new you may have issues that are hiding. And I'll keep this in mind on my next RV purchase.


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Did you take measurements all the way down both sides from the frame to the outside of the camper? Is it off all the way down both sides?

Just trying to get my head wrapped around this?

The side that hangs over the most is the side with the rubbing?
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Old 04-25-2013, 02:38 PM   #17
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Those differences are not enough to say that the camper is not centered on the frame. A half inch is not desirable, but probably within tolerances.
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Old 04-25-2013, 03:41 PM   #18
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Prof Fate,

Sounds like you know how to fix it.. Good luck.

Thanks for the heads up..checked mine, looks good,
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Ya hopefully it turns out like you have it planned.
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Old 04-25-2013, 03:52 PM   #20
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Prof, can you get into the inside to make the mod to the inside first and then cover the repairs on the outside and coat with some rubberizing type spray?
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