WARNING !!! Fold down steps
My son purchased a new 2013 Forest River 28 foot Surveyor Sport. After less than a week of ownership he stepped onto outside step and POP! the stair flipped backward and him forward. He was unharmed. A rivet had let go from the side bar to the step frame.
Last week on our holiday in our 2012 5th wheel Rockwood signature my wife stepped out of the trailer and onto the second step and POP! a rivet let go same place as our sons did on his unit. Her foot and leg went down behind the step. Her drop was checked when she hit the bottom of the stair case, leg wedged between the top step and the folded back second step. She escaped with bruises. On checking the rest of the rivets I have found two more ready to let go.
This really is a safety issue and Forest River needs to address it ASAP before someone gets hurt.
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