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Old 03-02-2009, 08:01 PM   #31
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Personally, I'd be all over your dealer like paint back when the problem was first noticed. They took the profit from that sale and it doesn't sound as if they got all that involved in the problem or the solution, otherwise you wouldn't have had to do so much of this yourself. The other thing that causes you a problem I imagine is that nearly three years have lapsed now... a misalignment as bad as you describe should never have been left unresolved outside the warranty period. It should have been found, fixed and forgotten a long time ago. Of course that is water under the bridge now. Now, I'd take the unit to a good spring shop and have it fixed, which is what your dealer should have arranged to have done in summer '06.
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Old 03-02-2009, 08:41 PM   #32
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I re affirm again. There is no way you should have to do all this legwork. Forest River name is on the trailer. That is what you bought. NOt a Lippert Trailer, not a Al Co. trailer. This is total BS that trailer manuf will not stand behind the product.
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Old 03-03-2009, 06:42 AM   #33
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Oh. speaking of dealers. The dealer we are working with here..have been awesome. We did not even buy the unit from them. We bought it in Arkansas (and by the way, I see on another forum labeled good and bad dealers-that someone else does not like this dealer. I will say their name - RV City in Benton AR). Forget about doing anything with them. We are about 4 hours away from them and can never get anyone to talk to us. But they were sure wanting us to buy te unit. Of course, off chasing rabbits...After we purchased the unit, we had a very small problem and when we tried to contact the saleman, we were told he was out on the lot, or with a customer or off that day. So one Sat we drove 4 hours and sat in the parking lot and called. Were told he was with a customer...imagine his surprise when we walked in and he was standing there drinking a cup of coffee. Busted....Which brings us back to now. The dealer in our town is helping us so much and they did not even sell it to us. Another lesson learned.
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Old 03-03-2009, 07:29 AM   #34
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I agree with Welshman.
Maybe it's time to get it fixed and move on.
A good truck frame/spring shop should be able to check it out,
give you an estimate and then you'll know if you're going through all this
over a few hundred dollars or are the damages going to be more.
If it's a few hundred, IMO it's time to get it fixed and hit the road!!

Remember the mantra of boaters everywhere-- "a boat is a hole in the water
where you throw your money".
Same thing for RVing.
If you let this ruin your camping/vacation experience what have you got then???
A very expensive eye sore parked in your back yard.
You don't want that!!
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Old 03-03-2009, 07:35 AM   #35
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I agree with you, the manufacturers should stand behind their product.
The trailer is now 3 years old.
The world economy is in shambles.
Dealers and manufacturers are going out of business every day.
Forest River has to be feeling the pinch like the rest of them.
We wish they would fix Mike's problem but we
hope they can stay in business!!
It would not surprise me to hear that ANY RV manufacturer you care to name
had gone bankrupt today.... none are immune from this.
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Old 03-05-2009, 01:04 PM   #36
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Agreed. We are picking up the RV this weekend. Paying for repairs done and taking it to a frame/spring shop and hope that it is not too costly to repair. Sure, we rode along for almost 3 years like this, but now my wife is terrified of the RV and does not want to go anywhere until it is completely repaired. I am not as scared as she is about all this, but my family's safety and other folks on the road is important to me. Thanks everyone.
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Old 03-05-2009, 01:38 PM   #37
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Agreed. We are picking up the RV this weekend. Paying for repairs done and taking it to a frame/spring shop and hope that it is not too costly to repair. Sure, we rode along for almost 3 years like this, but now my wife is terrified of the RV and does not want to go anywhere until it is completely repaired. I am not as scared as she is about all this, but my family's safety and other folks on the road is important to me. Thanks everyone.
You can't put a price on safety or Peace of Mind. Good decision Mike. Hopefully the repair cost won't be too steep. Just think about that next camping trip, kicking back, with all of this behind you. Best wishes for a troublefree camping season, Charlie



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Old 03-09-2009, 12:47 PM   #38
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I agree with Charlie,
We hope the repairs are a total fix and not too costly.
I also wish you a happy camping season.
If you want us to share the pain, let us know how it works out.
Good Luck and Happy Camping!!
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