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Old 07-07-2016, 12:01 PM   #21
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I just had a similar experience and it was resolved by finding a great Forest River dealer South of Indianapolis. The dealership has certainly earned my loyalty. My original dealership was purchased by Camper's World and service quality deteriorated. Good luck; you may have to drive several hours back to Illinois.

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Old 07-07-2016, 01:03 PM   #22
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It's ridiculous that FR dealers don't service FR products. Good thing Ford and GM don't operate like that.
Many assume that the RV industry operates like the Auto industry.
All they have in common, is that they sell things on wheels at dealerships.

I think the OP'S best option, is to get FR to approve an independent RV shop to do the warranty work.

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Old 07-07-2016, 02:35 PM   #23
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Old 07-08-2016, 02:29 AM   #24
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Call the Forest River and ask for the A-Frame service dept. Tell them you are looking for a qualified service center in (insert city) Missouri. They've been very helpful to me and many other A-Frame owners for parts, service and advice.

A-Frame trailers are not as uncommon as they used to be. You can also check the various A-Frame owner groups on the Internet and social media. They are valuable resources that can assist you for your specific question/concern with regard to your trailer type and model.

Keep in mind that nearly all brand new rvs have a kink or two that need a little tweaking or correction. Sounds more like a leveling issue than a trailer defect if it took three people to set the latch. It's only that difficult to connect the wall/ceiling latch if the parts are "off". I find that by adjusting the stabilizer, the roof catches that wall latch much easier. The more frequently you use it, you'll see what I mean.

I periodically check the tightness of the screws and every now and then, I spin the bumper tight so it wont fall off. Those are easy fixes you describe and the more you use the trailer and chat with other owners, you'll get accustomed to an owner check list before after and during your adventure trip. I find my fridge lock needs adjusting to keep it holding the door "tight". It tends to loosten with use and with the vibration of travel. The outside antenna screw nearly vibrated right off...check the tightness of that, too. Haha

Hang in there, Greatblue7. Re: The leak in the storage compartment, could it be because the door wasn't secured properly during a rain? Before i replaced my locks with thumb turns, i remember unlocking the door and simply shutting it closed (but not truly securing it) it wasnt sealed shut & I later noticed it got a little wet in there due to my not using the cam lock to give a tight closure to seal the door. Hope that makes sense?

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Old 07-08-2016, 07:41 PM   #25
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I appreciate your expertise and we'll take your suggestions to heart. needless to say I was very discouraged to learn the truth about the warranties. I contacted Forest River warranty administrator and he contacted every Missouri dealer and none will assist. Therefore I have to find an independent dealer or take it back to the dealer in Illinois. again I appreciate your kind words.
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Old 07-10-2016, 04:27 PM   #26
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Often times, mobile RV techs can do warranty work. You just need to coordinate it with the brand's warranty manager. You might have to pay for the service visit, but it's likely not a whole lot more expensive than a round trip to the dealer and a lot more convenient.
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So what happens when someone buys local, then moves? That's a pretty common thing in this country especially with he retiring boomers going south, etc.

I assume they are screwed too.

We bought far from home because the local FR dealer did not stock the unit we wanted and did not express any interest in helping us locate one.

Lucky for us, ours has not been a total mess like some.

Buying local does not always mean you will be taken care off. There are many posts from folks who bought local and just ended up paying more to get the same bad treatment.

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